“Losing Richie and Eric, I’d be lying if I told you it didn’t matter,” McCoy said, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. “Some people might say that to kind of nip it in the bud and get it out of the way, but those guys are great players. Eric is very smart, intelligent, plays hard, he’s a veteran. He’s been in different scenarios and situations, so having that leadership is big. And we don’t have that because he’s gone.
“People can say what they want about Richie, but he’s one of the best blockers I’ve played with. He’s aggressive, which we all know, and he’s tough, so I’ll miss him, also. A lot of my best runs were behind him.
“That’s one thing. The other part is guys got to step up. . . . We have some good backups and some guys competing for starting jobs, and that’s what the NFL is all about. I mean, who was Tom Brady before Tom Brady? He got an opportunity, he made the best of it. Everybody who has an opportunity has got to make the best of it.”
Dolphins LT Laremy Tunsil says he knows he could have played better last year and his focus now is simply on getting better each day.
“It was a bad taste, a horrible taste,” Tunsil said, via the Palm Beach Post. “I just wanted to improve my game. That’s the main thing I was dwelling on. I know I could’ve been better. Now I’m here and it’s a new season, new person. Let’s get it.”
Jets WR Terrelle Pryor underwent ankle surgery this offseason and had been sporting a boot on his right foot. However, Pryor says he’s healthy and ready to go for training camp.
“Right now I’m healthy and I’m ready to get back to form and have a dominant year,” Pryor said, via the New York Post.
“For now, in my mind, I’ll be there the first day,” Pryor added.
As for his decision to undergo ankle surgery, Pryor explained that he couldn’t focus on his game because he was too worried about his foot.
“I just really couldn’t focus on my game, because I was too worried about my foot,” he said. “It kind of took control and controlled my mind.”