Monday, September 28, 2009

Rushing To The Top?

The Philadelphia Eagles have had legendary running backs, including Hall of Famer Steve Van Buren, Wilbert Montgomery, Ricky Watters, Herschel Walker, Keith Byars, and Brian Westbrook. None of those players, however, holds the team's all-time record for rushing yards by a rookie.

The record-holder is none other than Correll Buckhalter, who ran for 586 yards in 2001--his highest total as an Eagle--and is currently on pace to top 1,000 yards for 3-0 Denver.

Rookie LeSean McCoy looks to give Buckhalter's record a challenge this season. With 148 yards after three games, McCoy is on pace to reach almost 650 yards. (Westbrook ran for just 193 yards as a rookie.)

Of course, Westbrook's injury boosted McCoy's playing time against Kansas City. But with McCoy showing such promise in the Eagles' version of the Wildcat offense, he hardly figures to be banished to the sidelines for long when Westbrook returns.

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