Boobie Dixon: We have to beat Eagles 'for Shady'

LeSean McCoy excited to face former team (2:38)

ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak discusses LeSean McCoy's motivation going into the Bills' matchup with the Eagles. (2:38)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- An excited LeSean McCoy told his Buffalo Bills teammates Tuesday morning that he will need their help Sunday in defeating his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

"Today he walked in the building, full of juice, full of energy," running back Boobie Dixon said. "He walked pretty much in a lot of guys' faces and just let us know, he need us this week. So I can't wait, man. I'm excited.

"We got to do this for our boy. We got to do it for Shady."
Boobie Dixon, on beating Eagles for LeSean McCoy

"We can feel him on so many different levels. We gonna go out there and fight hard, we want it for him too."

McCoy was in the Bills' locker room Tuesday but is not scheduled to speak to reporters until Wednesday.

The star running back, who spent his first six seasons in Philadelphia, was vocal in the spring about his problems with Eagles coach Chip Kelly after being traded by the Eagles to the Bills in March.

McCoy will also be returning to Pennsylvania, where he was raised (in Harrisburg) and played college football (in Pittsburgh) before joining the Eagles.

"It's a lot of things that go into it," Dixon said. "All of them. It can be 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d. Just pick one, you know what I'm saying? But the fact is, he want it. He want it bad. He already stressed that to us early this morning.

"So you gotta get on the saddle. We got to do this for our boy. We got to do it for Shady."