LeSean McCoy benched due to ‘situation’ with Bills coach
For the first time since 2010, LeSean McCoy did not start a game in which he played. That was due to a disciplinary measure from his head coach.
McCoy said after the Buffalo Bills’ 24-12 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday that he did not start as punishment from Sean McDermott.
LeSean McCoy said he didn't start because of something he did. Said he has to be more accountable as a captain. Said Sean McDermott "checked me and put me in my place." said it has been straightened out.
— Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) December 23, 2018
Keith Ford started and received a carry on the Bills’ first play from scrimmage. McCoy then entered the game and received a carry on the next play.
Shady had 9 yards on six carries and 3 catches for 10 yards in the game. Ford rushed for 33 yards, so it really didn’t matter who carried the ball for the Bills as they didn’t get much going on the ground all day.