Frank Irving

3 Reasons To Be Optimistic About The Eagles' 2013 Season

Created on Aug. 20, 2013 3:59 PM EST

Return To Form By LeSean McCoy

RB LeSean McCoy confirmed his fit in Kelly's offense during his preseason debut against Carolina, carrying eight times for 47 yards and a touchdown. He caused two missed tackles on a trademark 21-yard run off the left end, and displayed power off left tackle, gaining 6-of-8 yards after contact.

McCoy also caught all three of his targeted passes for 16 yards.

Look for huge numbers from McCoy in 2013, assuming he can stay healthy. He gained 1,213 yards from scrimmage during the disastrous 2012 season, even though he only played 12 games. It seems reasonable to project that total to exceed 1,800 yards in a full season under Kelly's fast-paced offensive scheme.

McCoy will have to improve in ball protection, however. He fumbled four times in 2012.

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