LeSean McCoy sounds like a fan as much as a teammate.
The new Buccaneers running back couldn’t help but gush about Tom Brady after signing up to play behind him in Tampa Bay.
“I’ve scrimmaged Tom in the past. We’re pretty cool,” McCoy told reporters Tuesday. “But to actually see him work, I mean, he’s like a general leading the troops, teaching them what he wants in the routes, things like that.”
McCoy has seen a lot in his 11 years in the NFL. He won a Super Bowl last year with the Chiefs. He’s reached six Pro Bowls. Yet, the 32-year-old running back sounded in awe after working out with the six-time Super Bowl champion.
“He looked real good,” McCoy said. “As he was throwing the ball, I heard a couple of guys whisper, ‘Dang, how many years do you think he’ll play?’ That’s how good he looked. Seriously.
“Me and Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) talked about it: His will to win, his will to go out there and keep doing it — once you see a guy like that display that attitude, you want to be a part of it,” McCoy said. “He looked good today, in good shape. Threw the ball very well. He’s like a coach with a helmet on.”
McCoy flirted with the idea of returning to Philadelphia to play with the Eagles, where he spent the first six seasons of his career. But he couldn’t pass up the chance to team up with Brady.
“I mean, come on. I’m in Tampa, nice weather, playing with Tom Brady,” McCoy said. “How can you beat that?”
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