Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy recently said DeMarco Murray isn’t among the league’s best running backs, but the Philadelphia Eagles runner just doesn’t care.
According to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly, the NFL’s leading rusher in 2014 took a well-deserved shot at McCoy. Murray said:
“At some point you’ve got to move on with your life and career.”
Murray clearly isn’t interested in the petty practice of NFL players comparing themselves to a counterpart at their position. In a world of constant one-upping, the high road is a commendable path to take.
Both running backs have benefited from stellar offensive lines creating running lanes, but McCoy and Murray still had to execute their responsibilities. McCoy has topped the 1,000-yard barrier four times in six seasons, and Murray ripped off 1,845 yards last year.
Approximately 27 NFL teams would happily take either Murray over McCoy over their current situation, so picking one runner over the other is simply a matter of personal opinion.
Will McCoy take Murray’s advice and move on? We can only hope so.
Nevertheless, McCoy might consider the Dec. 13 matchup between the Bills and Eagles as a chance to prove his supposed superiority over Murray. Or, maybe McCoy will be swallowed up by his former team, and Murray will have the last quiet laugh.