Rex Ryan believed LeSean McCoy was 100 percent on Sunday
The Buffalo Bills started running back LeSean McCoy despite a hamstring injury on Sunday, and they weren’t rewarded for it.
McCoy tallied just 11 yards on eight carries and didn’t play for the last quarter and a half of the contest against the Miami Dolphins. For that reason, many people wondered why the Bills risked McCoy in the first place. The answer, according to coach Rex Ryan, was that they didn’t believe he was hurting.
Rex Ryan said he was told LeSean McCoy was 100-percent. Said they shut him down because McCoy was sore. #Bills
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) October 23, 2016
It’s tough to believe Ryan could have been convinced of this. Even the more optimistic reports on his status indicated that McCoy would probably be limited in some way. The Bills didn’t lose Sunday because they tried to go with McCoy, but it did prove to be a pretty significant waste of time.