October 8 Camden Courier-Post:
“Surely, LeSean McCoy proved how tough he was last week playing with a fractured rib in the second half against Washington.
The second-year pro is steadily shedding this season the “finesse back” reputation coming out of the University of Pittsburgh.
Earlier, Eagles coach Andy Reid raved about his added strength in the offseason after he rushed for a career-high 120 yards and three touchdowns in Week 2 against Detroit.
So, McCoy doesn’t need to enter any Tough Guy competitions to show just how rugged he is.
Now, if McCoy plays this week against the 49ers with a cracked rib, he should be declared the Tough Guy champion.
Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursday McCoy is “day-to-day” for Sunday’s game at San Francisco.
However, McCoy didn’t practice Thursday.
“He’s a tough guy, now,” Mornhinweg said about McCoy playing the second half against Washington. “You put the film on in that second half, you would have never thought that he had any type of injury at all. Tough guy.
“Give him credit for that. He played hard. He played physical, even when he was banged up a bit there.”
McCoy leads the Eagles with 273 yards on 50 carries for a healthy 5.5 average per run. If he can’t play or carry his usual workload, veteran Mike Bell will step in against the 49ers.”
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