PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WIVB) – Running back LeSean McCoy had fans cheering, when he threw a football into the stands during the team’s first practice of training camp Friday. He kept the smile on his face, through his post-practice news conference.
McCoy, who came to the Bills in an offseason trade with the Eagles for linebacker Kiko Alonso, showed some quick feet in drills and made a dazzling catch during one-on-one work against linebackers.
“It felt good to get out here,” said McCoy. “It’s so different from just training, you know you try to train on different things to get your game better, and then out here is just so much football involved with the plays, the thinking, the mental aspect of the game, and It also feels good to get back with the teammates.”
He did address the party flyer that got a lot of attention last week, for women 21 and older, saying people “took it out of context.” He even joked about what Rex Ryan would have said about it.
“He gave me like a whole speech for about two hours. “You got to be about the team! If one guy has women, we all need women!” No I’m joking he didn’t say that,” said McCoy. “For the record it was not a weird orgy thing going on.”
Now that that saga is behind him, the focus shifts toward the field – but McCoy isn’t ready to talk playoffs so early in the preseason.
“You have to put the work in, you know you have to go through the steps. The playoffs are something hard. A lot of great players have never achieved that or even won a playoff game so, you got to get there first. Before any playoff talks or trying to end the streak all that type of conversation has to wait. Each day, each moment, each practice to get better,” said McCoy.
The Bills return to practice Saturday morning at 10am from St. John Fisher in Pittsford.