Jeff McLane of the Inquirer headed to upstate New York to talk with LeSean McCoy, who, in perhaps the most predictable turn of events ever, couldn’t take the high road when talking about his former coach and contradicted himself in just about as many ways possible.
Chip doesn’t like stars
“I don’t think he likes or respects the stars. I’m being honest,” McCoy told The Inquirer on Monday. “I think he likes the fact that it’s ‘Chip Kelly and the Eagles.’ ”
“It was ‘DeSean Jackson – a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.’ Or ‘the quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,’ ” McCoy said. “I don’t think [Kelly] likes that.”
“Now you’ve got DeMarco. I think he’s a good player,” McCoy said. “But then you’ve got [quarterback Sam] Bradford. He’s in and out, banged up. The main wide receiver is [Riley] Cooper. The tight end is [Brent] Celek. . . . [Kelly] likes it like that. The tension – the this or that – he doesn’t like that. He don’t like the way you dress.”
Perhaps McCoy – who allegedly tossed a woman off a party bus, left a .10 tip for a waiter, and verbally destroyed his baby mama on Twitter – may want to check himself on giving speeches about respect. What’s more, perhaps it isn’t stars that Chip has a problem with (I feel like he’d do just fine with Russell Wilson or Jordie Nelson), maybe it’s guys who can’t help themselves but to pound their chests about their numbers when trying to explain why the coach should’ve respected them more.
Chip doesn’t respect McCoy
“Now you put my numbers up. You put my [numbers] up and you’ll see it. It tells you it. In any system – Andy or Chip. So I’m not going to go there, back and forth with that. I just feel like the only thing I didn’t like was the respect.
“For so many years I gave you all what you wanted. You know? And then for how it went down, it was like a surprise. I’m thinking, ‘Does everybody look at it how I look at it?’ “
And yet, it’s the disrespected McCoy who won’t answer Chip’s call.
LeSean won’t answer Chip’s calls
LeSean McCoy still hasn’t spoken to Chip Kelly. The running back said his former coach called him twice, but he didn’t answer. So he has yet to hear Kelly’s reason for trading him to the Buffalo Bills last month.
There’s so much here. McCoy just can’t help himself. In one sentence he goes off on Chip, in the next he says it’s no big deal and that it’s just business, and in the next he rips him again. Maybe it’s not stars Chip has a problem with, maybe it’s just jackasses. Not saying that’s the right mindset – the DeSean thing kind of backfired last year – but if McCoy could step out of his own shadow for even two seconds, he’d see that the trade allowed the Eagles to arguably upgrade at the running back position, get a linebacker, and use some of the remaining money to sign a cornerback. It’s not about respect. It’s just business, right? Full thing here.