Philadelphia Eagles' running back LeSean McCoy, he of the one career rushing title, is continuing to make it known that he thinks he's the best running back in the National Football League.
(Dawwwwwwwwwwww. . .how cute is that, y'all?)
Here's the latest from McCoy.
"You look at the tape," McCoy said. "As a back, I do everything -- running, blocking, as a third-down back in and out. There's nothing that I can't do. The last three years, I don't feel there's a back who's more productive."
He couldn't resist throwing another shot Peterson's way.
"Ask my man in Minnesota," McCoy said. "Check the numbers. Especially the last two years, to be sure. Check those numbers."
I'm not sure why he'd want to use the last two years as far as "checking the numbers." Particularly when one considers that, in one of those "last two years," Adrian Peterson became the seventh back in NFL history to rush for over 2,000 yards, put up the second-highest single-season rushing total in NFL history, and wound up getting an itsy-bitsy teeny-tiny little bit of recognition known as the National Football League's Most Valuable Player Award. So, at least once in the "last two years," Adrian Peterson was not just the best running back in the NFL, but the best player in the NFL at any position.
There's an old adage out there that applies to a lot of different walks of life. When you're good at something, you tell everybody. . .when you're great at something, everybody tells you. I don't know about you, but I've heard a lot of people talk about the greatness of Adrian Peterson. On the other hand, LeSean McCoy's biggest advocate appears to be. . .LeSean McCoy.
I'm not saying that LeSean McCoy isn't good, mind you. I'm saying that Adrian Peterson is better.
It appears we can add LeSean McCoy to the ever-growing list of running backs that have been declared "better than Adrian Peterson" over the last seven years. However, the next running back that's declared to be better than Peterson that actually is better will be the first.