Originally Posted by ThaVirus
LeSean McCoy over Jamaal Charles is a bit of a head scratcher to me.
Yeah, LeSean is leading the league in rushing yards, but Jamaal has more receiving yards than any other RB. They're currently tied at tops in the league at 1,018 yards from scrimmage (McCoy has 98 more yards rushing than Jamaal while Jamaal has 98 more receiving yards- weird) but Jamaal has 8 TDs as opposed to McCoy's 3.
LeSean's sexy rushing yardage total is also somewhat misleading. He's had 4 games this season with 55 or less yards. His total is benefitting largely from big days against us and Washington. Meanwhile, Jamaal has had 100+ yards from scrimmage and a TD in 7 of 8 games this season.
He's also a candidate for MVP, although he'll likely only have a shot at OPOY. Maybe I'm being a homer but I'd give the nod to Jamaal.
Its the same reason that Brian Westbrook was never regarded as the best running back even though he was damn good at catching the ball out of the backfield. On NFL Network LT didn't even have JC in his top 5 RB's, a guy out of Arizona over JC in fact.