Oh Shady. Shady, Shady, Shady. I understand why the Bills veteran running back would give his vote of confidence to the endlessly skilled rookie quarterback that will, in some respects, determine the fate of his immediate future. I just can't help but think he would have been better off acting in accordance with his own nickname and keeping his support in the shadows until the Wyoming product threw even one single pass against a professional pass defense in pads.
I genuinely hope that Josh Allen has a long and productive NFL career, but the fact remains that he has an unusually high bust potential for a top ten pick. For someone that is admittedly skeptical of first year players, LeSean McCoy sure fell into a pretty familiar trap by getting wooed by someone whose scouting report is highly strengthened by the work he's done in shorts...
Setting your expectations too high too soon is the quickest way to ensure they won't be met, and Shady doesn't seem like the type to take disappointment in stride. Therefore, perhaps it would have made a bit more sense to wait until the toughness of training camp kicked in to declare his rookie quarterback "special".
I'm not saying LeSean McCoy is easily impressed because it's undeniably difficult to throw a football 60 yards with ease, but he is easily influenced with the measurables by which the selection of an inaccurate college quarterback was supported. I do hope he ends up being right. Not just because Josh Allen has the potential to become an absolute treat to watch on Sundays, but also because Shady has the potential to become a huge pain in the ass when he's proven wrong.