Bills running back LeSean McCoy looking to learn from Frank Gore
Bills running back LeSean McCoy has long wanted Frank Gore to be a teammate.
“We’ve been friends before we got here,” McCoy said, via the Bills’ website. “We train together. I’m constantly trying to improve my game, find motivation. Who better to learn from than Frank?”
“I actually was begging him to come. Two years ago we were trying to get Frank and coach (Sean McDermott) asked if I’d like to play with him and I said ‘yeah.’”
In fact, McCoy says he and Gore will complement each other more than they’ll compete for carries this year. Gore brings 14 years of NFL experience to Buffalo and has gained 14,748 yards, more than any other active running back. He has been a model of consistency and has carved out one of the most best careers a player could ask for.
The 30-year-old McCoy said he’s also looking to the 36-year-old Gore to see how he keeps his body ready to go, hoping to find some consistency himself after an injury-riddled 2018 season.
“I think I’m getting older. Then I look at him and all his old rituals he has. I’m still young,” McCoy said.
The Bills have a crowded backfield, with McCoy and Gore as well as T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary, who will also be competing for touches. But McCoy, who’s first on the depth chart, seems to think there will be enough carries to go around.
With all that competition, one thing is certain. Gore isn’t going to be slowing down.