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LeSean McCoy: “Football is fun again”

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The Chiefs running back played through an ankle injury and is already enjoying his time in Kansas City.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy had his best game as a Kansas City Chief Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at a time the team needed it the most—with starter Damien Williams out of the lineup as he nursed a knee injury.

What perhaps made it even more impressive was that McCoy was himself questionable and still played through a lingering ankle injury. He accumulated 80 yards from scrimmage and got into the end zone twice in the Chiefs’ 33-28 win.

The 11-year veteran was thus a topic of conversation in the locker room after the game.

“LeSean is a great guy with a ton of experience,” right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif said. “What strikes me the most from him was, the first thing he did when he walked in the locker room was introduce himself to the O-line. He said we are going to roll together and get this thing done. I really respect that, and you want to block for a guy like that. He’s a great teammate, a great leader and he got a couple of good runs tonight and that makes us happy for sure.

“Coming out of last week it was one of our key points of emphasis to be able to run the ball against a pretty good run defense. We were able to do that today and we are pretty happy about it.”

The former Buffalo Bills running back had to leave the game in the third quarter when his ankle flared up.

“It just wasn’t right,” he said before assuring reporters he’d be ready to go next Sunday against the Detroit Lions. “As a competitor, most guys lie to try not to get off the field. I have another week to prepare for it, rehab and get better. This offense is amazing. I’m anxious to get back and play with them. It’s fun; football is fun again.”

McCoy said he had “no fear” that he’d miss Sunday’s game.

“Just rehab it up, get ready for next week.”


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