The Morning Charge: LeSean McCoy’s status among the greats

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Buffalo Bills fans have witnessed a down year from LeSean McCoy, but he is still one of the best running backs to ever play the game.

I have spent the past few weeks talking about how Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen has been running the ball way too much.

Some commenters on the site claim he isn’t taking big hits, but that is just false. He is risking his body in the midst of a season that is focused on development.

LeSean McCoy entered the season as a potential focal point on offense. Unfortunately, injuries and poor play all over the offense has limited his production.

But that should not take away from the fact that he is among the best to ever take the field as a running back in the NFL.

McCoy is among the leaders in rushing yards and still a has a few good years left in him. His next season should take place with the Buffalo Bills, given the team views his 2018 performance as a down year compared to a declining sign.

We take a look at this and more in a Friday edition of The Morning Charge.

Buffalo Bills News:

LeSean McCoy pegged as lock for Hall of Fame (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

LeSean McCoy isn’t having the best of seasons but he is still a living NFL legend. He also figures to be a key piece among the Bills offense in 2019.

Bill Barnwell offers up progress report on Josh Allen (BuffaLowDown, Steven Kubitza)

Do you want an update on all the rookie quarterbacks in the NFL in 2018? If so, check out this piece. Bill Barnwell does a great job of offering fair analysis on Josh Allen and all the other rookie QBs taking snaps in the NFL this season.

Bills promote Keith Ford, Dean Marlowe from practice squad (PFT, Josh Alper)

In case you have been out of the loop for a bit, the Bills have made some roster moves in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Lions.

2019 NFL Draft: Todd McShay releases first mock draft for Buffalo Bills (Buffalo Rumblings)

The Bills continue to rise up the draft order and could land a top prospect.

Whether that prospect lines up on offense or defense remains to be seen.