Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy was omitted from Pro Football Focus’s list of the top 101 players in the NFL.
LeSean McCoy ended the season with 1,267 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground, while also adding 356 receiving yards and another touchdown. He had without a doubt an excellent season, but fell short of the 101 list by a narrow margin. The single biggest thing that kept McCoy out was his performance as a blocker. This may seem like an insignificant thing for a running back, but in today’s league, backs need to be able to pass block, or their quarterbacks are in trouble. That’s why rookie runners often don’t see the field in passing situations, and it’s why complete backs are still such a valuable commodity — they can be trusted to keep their QBs upright.
PFF went on to say that McCoy had the worst pass-blocking grade among running backs in the entire league last year.
McCoy caught wind of his snub and blasted the stats focused site on Twitter.
@PFF u guys suck … a bunch of nerds who never played a lick of football in your whole life.
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) February 13, 2017
[h/t The Big Lead]