All-NFC East: McCoy in a runaway at running back

All-NFC East: McCoy in a runaway at running back
June 12, 2014, 2:00 pm
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If you could build an All-NFC East team for 2014, which players would you choose? Over the next few weeks, we’ll debate that and break it down, position by position. Think about which players you believe will have the best 2014 seasons. Today we focus on running backs.

Here are the candidates:

LeSean McCoy, Eagles

Why choose him?—Just ask the Redskins. In two games against them last year McCoy ran around and through the Redskins for 261 yards. He also caught five passes for another 78 yards. McCoy has been the first-team All-Pro running back two of the last three years.

Alfred Morris, Redskins

Why choose him?—Only eight players, most of whom are or will be in the Hall of Fame, have rushed for more yards in their first two seasons than Morris, who has racked up 2,888 since cracking the lineup as a sixth-round rookie in 2012.

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DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

Why choose him?—He’s a source of both hope and frustration for the Cowboys. Murray is an effective back when he’s healthy but he spends too much time on the injured list. In 2013 he started 14 games and gained over 1,000 yards (1,121) for the first time in his three NFL seasons.

Tandler’s picks—Since we went with a three-wide receiver set we’re only lining up one running back. While I think Morris is all too frequently left out of the discussion of the top running backs in the game, McCoy is the easy choice here.  

Your pick—Let us know who your All-NFC East running back is by hitting the poll and then defending your pick in the comments.

Tomorrow:  We make our picks for the all-division cornerbacks.