Bills fullback expects McCoy to hit 2,000 yards
Jerome Felton led the way for the last 2,000 yard rusher in the NFL, that being Adrian Peterson in 2012. Now, after signing a sizable contract with the Bills in the offseason, he thinks he can help Shady McCoy reach that plateau, and even break Eric Dickerson’s record of 2,105 yards.
Felton spoke with Tyler Dunne of the Buffalo News saying, “I want him to get 2,000 yards. I want him to lead the league in rushing. Him and Adrian are cut from the same cloth. I would be very disappointed if he’s not the leading rusher in the league next year, that’s for sure.”
It is good to see optimism coming out of Bills camp to start the 2015 season, with a new coaching staff and high-profile players, expectations are high in Western New York. That being said, a fullback alone cannot help your star running back reach 2,000 yards, an offensive line is key and the Bills have a below average unit. Reports out of OTA’s were the underwhelming performances by Seantrel Henderson and Cordy Glenn, two lineman who are crucial to Buffalo’s success.
McCoy himself has topped 1,000 yards rushing four of the six years he has been in the league, with a career high 1,607 in 2013. In Greg Roman’s offensive system the Bills will be running the ball often, but with 700+ touches in the last two seasons, a step back in production would not be unusual for McCoy or any back in his situation. For Bills fans, it is nice to see confidence out of your players.
Dan Schalk is the Head Writer for MyFantasySportsTalk, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk