The Buffalo Bills love to run the football. The average Rushing Play % in the in the NFL 2015 season was 42.51%. Out of all the NFL teams, the Buffalo Bills led them all in 2015 with a Rushing Play % 52.26%. Karlos Williams is suspended for the first 4 games of the NFL season for violation of the NFL substance abuse policy. He also reported to minicamp overweight. Jonathan Williams is the new RB handcuff for LeSean McCoy, although Williams was recently arrested for a DWI and may be facing criminal charges and a league suspension. If Williams is suspended, Mike Gillislee would be LeSean McCoy's RB handcuff.
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Most people think about Rex Ryan’s offense as a buttoned-down unit, looking to move the ball on the run. While that’s certainly true, LeSean McCoy is a good pass-catcher, and the Bills will move the ball in a variety of ways. Taylor broke out last season in the early part before injuries got to him, […]
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Last season, the Bills were the top NFL team in both rushing yards and rushing yards per attempt. Granted, Karlos Williams and Mike Gillislee had a lot to do with that, but if McCoy stays healthy, he should get a large bulk of the carries in what could, again be the top running offense in the NFL and who wouldn't love to have that guy with their early third round pick?
Rotoworld reported that McCoy will sit out OTAs with a hamstring injury. This seems like a Groundhog Day situation, head coach Rex Ryan said it's "not serious." That is what we were told last year and when he had a hamstring injury and then re-injured it early in the season. The only thing that makes him a good candidate to draft high is that you can protect yourself with his handcuff, RB Karlos Williams.
McCoy was not what we wanted him to be last season, but if you take out the two games in which he left with an injury and the four he missed due to those injuries, he averaged 97.5 yards per game and had a decent 4.4 yards per carry. But the real reason I still like him for this season is he in no way looked done to me.
After Chip Kelly unloaded him on the Bills, I figured back-to-back 300-plus carry seasons had slowed McCoy down too much, but from what I saw of him when healthy last year, he was making the same moves and had the same burst as before. Add in the fact that Tyrod Taylor's ability to run will help whomever is the lead back in Buffalo and I'm going to double down on Shady this year.