Eventually you knew this was coming. In a recent press conference held by PhiladelphiaEagles.com the comparison came up between Philadelphia Eagles Running Back LeSean McCoy and former Detroit Lions Running Back Barry Sanders. One can see the resemblance as both players have a similar running style. With the quick cutbacks and amazing speed most defenders end up grabbing air as McCoy comes by.
McCoy downplayed this comparison.
I don’t really see it as a comparison, I think Barry is probably the best running back to ever play this game. They compare us probably because of the cutbacks and the shake moves, but there’s a big gap between us.
Barry Sanders had a long and successful career for a running back. He made the Pro Bowl all ten years of his career. That is every year he was a pro he was selected to the Pro Bowl. Let that sink in for a minute. So as it stands now McCoy is right. There is a huge gap between the two but he sure is fun to watch on the field. If McCoy continues to play at this level he may close that gap.