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The Eagles Have No Comment on McCoy’s Comments, But Stephen A. Smith Does

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So LeSean McCoy strongly implied that Chip Kelly doesn’t like black people. Well, good black football players at least. Which also implies that every black player currently on the Eagles isn’t very good, and that is just rude. Anyway, the Eagles (and by default Chip Kelly) had no response, but that doesn’t mean no one else did. Jim Rome is willing to admit that Chip might be a bit crazy but he’s probably not a racist:

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Derrick Gunn says it’s just Shady being Shady, which could point to why he’s not with the team anymore:

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Bomani Jones kinda goes along that same thread. It’s not that Chip Kelly doesn’t like good black players, it’s an attitude thing, which can be a risky stance to take in the NFL:

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On today’s edition of First Take (I watched it so you don’t have to), Stephen A. Smith said he appreciated LeSean McCoy’s honesty, said he wouldn’t toot his own horn, and then loudly tooted his own horn. “I’m gonna say this so everybody will know,” Smith said. “I talk to people. I specifically told you that the day I said it about Chip Kelly. No matter what sport it is, if I open my mouth and I tell you a perspective it’s because I speak to folks inside locker rooms.” It’s worth noting that the “specifically told you” part he’s referencing only mentioned “brothas walking the streets,” not anyone in a locker room. But what’s Stephen A. Smith supposed to do, quote himself correctly? He goes on to say the players he spoke to said the same thing about DeSean and LeSean and Maclin’s departures, conveniently forgetting that Maclin is gone because Andy Reid overpaid for him.

Stephen A. continued, saying he “heard” that the only reason DeMarco Murray is in Philadelphia is because Chip was feeling heat on the racism front and “felt compelled to make a move.” At least that’s what Stephen A. says “players” thought — air quotes his own — basically that DeMarco Murray is being paid so Chip can prove he has a black friend. “These are the things that I was told,” Smith said.

Skip Bayless had Smith’s back, even going as far as to thank McCoy for referencing Stephen A., thus giving attention to First Take. Both of these guys suck. “Is it racist, or is it just the fact that all of his skill position stars just happen to be black,” Bayless asked Smith. That’s where the online clip cuts off, and thank God because I could not take any more of that.

We’re almost at the point now where two dichotomous things are true. First, Chip Kelly shouldn’t have to respond to this because it’s ridiculous. And secondly, Chip Kelly has to respond because this is ridiculous. I’m fine either way, but until Chip hires Stephen A. Smith himself to replace Dave Spadaro, this isn’t going to end.

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LeSean McCoy Blatantly Calls Chip Kelly a Racist

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LeSean McCoy, talking to ESPN The Magazine:

You told The Philadelphia Inquirer in April that Chip doesn’t “like or respect stars.” What was the problem with you and Chip, and how did that relationship end?

The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that. [Editor’s note: The Eagles declined to comment on McCoy’s statements.]

How many other players have shared that thought with you?

Oh, man. People have heard it. I mean … Stephen A. Smith has talked about it. Other players have talked about it. But that’s one of the things where you don’t even care no more. I’m on a new team, ready to play. So it’s nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got [to Philadelphia], I didn’t know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: “C’mon. DeSean Jackson?” So it is what it is.

A good counter to this RIDICULOUS perception of Chip, and McCoy’s completely absurd comments – which display what a genuine douche he is – would be a pictorial of the Eagles’ drat picks:

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Or their biggest offseason signing:

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Or their second-biggest offseason signing:

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But yeah, Chip Kelly hates black people. Right, Kanye?

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UPDATE:

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Lesean Mccoy Said the Signing of Demarco Murray Was a “Panic Move”

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Appearing as a guest on the Rich Eisen Show, LeSean McCoy talked about his trade, and if he thinks Chip Kelly knows what he’s doing:

“I didn’t understand it. I should say that. And Chip, I think is a really good coach. I think this is something different for him kind of managing both … I see that they originally were trying to get Frank Gore and he backed out so then when they got DeMarco and they got Ryan Mathews I thought it was like a panic move.”

You know what? Maybe it was a panic move, but — granted, before a snap has been played — it looks like it worked out pretty well.

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LeSean McCoy Thanks Fans, Jeffrey Lurie, Andy Reid and, Uh, Not Chip Kelly

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There’s the note LeSean McCoy passed along on his Instagram last night. Noticeably absent: Chip Kelly. No surprise. Quick video that accompanied it is after the jump.

Quick note about today: A lot of stuff we didn’t get to yesterday coming up today. And yes, that includes RADIO WARS. Continue reading

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This LeSean McCoy Highlight Video Will Make You Cry

Nice job by G Giovanni on YouTube. Little misty in here.

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Report: The Eagles Are Interested in Mark Ingram

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It can’t be official until next week, but it certainly looks like the Eagles are in the market for a new running back. And why not look in the same place you looked before. According to Pro Football Talk, just one year after making a move to get Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles are interested in picking up potentially-former Saint Mark Ingram in free agency.

Ingram, who PFT ranked as the third best likely free agent running back behind DeMarco Murray and C.J. Spiller (Eagles interested in them, too?), had a Pro Bowl (replacement) year last year with nine touchdowns and 964 rushing yards on 4.3 yards per attempt. McCoy averaged 4.2 yards per attempt but outran Ingram by 355 yards. Ingram’s downhill running style may be appealing to Chip Kelly, according to PFT, and the Eagles would now have much more cap room than the Saints do to offer him a deal. It’s all part of the plan, seemingly, to turn the Eagles into Chip Kelly Presents: Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles, assembled by Chip Kelly™.

For what it’s worth, Ingram is 17 months younger than McCoy.

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Jordan Matthews and LeSean McCoy Put their Support Behind Nick Foles

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While everyone from Sal Pal to Randall Cunningham to Marcus Mariota is stoking the “Mariota to the Eagles” fire, current Eagles are backing Nick Foles as their quarterback.

Last week, LeSean McCoy backed up Nick Foles:

“I think Nick’s a good quarterback. He’s the leader of our team. Things just didn’t work out for him this year due to injury, but we’ve got his back. As a team, we didn’t play well enough to win and get into the playoffs.”

Shady’s thoughts are more “it wasn’t Nick’s fault” than “Nick is our QB of the future,” but Jordan Matthews takes it all a step further. “I think everyone has seen the type of production he can have. Before he got hurt he was 6-2,” Matthews told Fox Sports. “It goes without saying what he did his first year when he got the opportunity to play a whole season. I believe he’s a great quarterback and our franchise quarterback.”

So that’s two behind Foles and dozens of crazy people wanting to trade up to number one to get Mariota. Get ready for four more months of this.

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LeSean McCoy Pulls out of Pointless Game Because of Injury, Maybe Just Wants to Party Instead

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Though LeSean McCoy was named to his third Pro Bowl this year, he won’t be playing in the game due to a knee injury. Also, he has this party to go to.

According to the Courier Post, McCoy’s reason for skipping the totally pointless game is because of “a knee injury suffered toward the end of the season finale against the Giants.” The injury is not said to be serious. However:

McCoy will still be in Glendale, Ariz., that weekend, however. He is scheduled to host a party the day before the game.

It makes sense. Nothing ruins the morning after a good party like waking up and realizing you have to go get hit by a bunch of big dudes for absolutely no reason. It might cure a hangover, though.

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