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McCoy insists 2,000-yard goal is secondary

FootballChip KellyNFLDarrelle RevisLeSean McCoyNew England PatriotsNew York Jets

No worries.

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will just allow marketing strategists from his endorsement deals to do their work while he continues to do his, which is everything he can to bring a February parade to Broad Street.

Recently, his deal to endorse Bounce for Men dryer sheets included a goofy statement about his admission of using "potential enhancing" dryer sheets in his quest for 2,000.

Very funny.

But seriously, McCoy wants to win more than he wants to hit 2,000, and reiterated that after Wednesday's rain-soaked practice with the New England Patriots.

Sure, he'd like to be the eighth back in NFL history to reach that magical plateau, but he also wants to win a Super Bowl while he's still able to contribute, and because of the position he plays, the clock is ticking at 3X speed on that.

"The main goal was always winning" McCoy said. "I just liked to have fun with that [promotion]. ... I just want to be an elite back."

Actually, if he would read the papers, not to mention the NFL stat sheets, he would realize he already is.

His coach, Chip Kelly, understands.

"He'll be the first to tell you he wants to win more," Kelly said.

McCoy, as he's been known to do with reporters and teammates alike, closed his press conference by sneaking up behind The Inquirer's Jeff McLane and giving him a playful but hard and very loud butt slap.

All in good fun, but no word on whether McLane had to write his stories standing up.

In the meantime, McCoy had some playful banter with Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis, boasting that he, not Revis, "was the best 25 to come through" Pitt, where McCoy inherited his number after Revis was drafted by the Jets in 2007.

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