As we wait for the Super Bowl that we don’t want to watch, there is a placeholder game that we also don’t care much about. But at least the Pro Bowl features three Eagles players–RB LeSean McCoy, OT Jason Peters and DE Jason Babin.
LeSean McCoy and Jason Babin are living it up in Hawaii with their colleagues from around the league. And from their tweets they seem to be having a wonderful time.
While it’s an honor to be at the Pro Bowl, every player there realizes that the reason they are able to play on Sundy is because of one thing: Their team didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. And for competitive men who excel at their positions, that’s just not okay.
But they’re trying to make the best of it. The best running backs in the league, LeSean McCoy and Maurice Jones-Drew, are both present at the Pro Bowl and took some time to speak with the Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk about their seasons on the NFL Network.
Each back was asked what they admired in the other. MJD complimented Shady’s elusiveness, his vision, speed–and his inexplicable ability to hang onto the ball even in such a precarious position. LeSean was complimentary of Jones-Drew’s ability to take over games and pounds defensive players. He also stated that, “he’s short but he’s not small. He plays like he’s 6’6.”
Here is the interview, which is part mutual admiration society between MJD and Shady, part discussion of the every down back in the NFL with Faulk, but entirely entertaining. To check it out, click here.