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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23 Responses

  1. “I’m fine either way, but until Chip hires Stephen A. Smith himself to replace Dave Spadaro, this isn’t going to end.”

    Doesn’t Stephen A. have a “non compete” as a “spoksperson” in his contract with Floyd Mayweather?

  2. ESPN needs to just get rid of this fucking tool for good, and the Bills should have to send Shady McCoy to couples counseling as well as racial sensitivity counseling just like his former teammate Mr. Cooper.

    Clearly he has a problem with race.

  3. Asalam Alakeim my peoples.

    Gonna have Brother Stephen on the show today where I will apologize for slavery and Riley Cooper.

  4. It’s amazing how easy it is these days to accuse someone of having racist tendencies.

    I can’t wait til December to read the headline “Shady thinks the snow in Buffalo is too white”

  5. This is why McCoy is gone, he’s an asshole, nothing to do with race. This is what’s allowed to go down these days, blacks can say whatever they want about race and it’s tolerated. I’m sick of these darkies playin the race card

  6. I’d say Jim Rome is twice the racist Chip is, if not more. Not shocked to see him chime in. I’m white as rice and some of the shit he spews makes me wonder. Chip seems like such a nice young man. With such a nice young man type of name too.

  7. Screamin’ A Asshole is on with noted social science expert Mike Missanelli today.

    Wonder if MM will ask SAS to “look within himself”

    Probably not.

    Meanwhile, Josh Innes asks: Who is Lashawn Maacoi and Steve Smiff??”

  8. Shocking!!
    Steve Smith taking the “brutha” side of the issue.

  9. Let me translate what Shady said…

    He said that he’s in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.

    Shady-
    Jus’ hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da rebound on da med side.
    Also…
    Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don’ want no help, chump don’t GET da help!
    Jive-ass dude don’t got no brains anyhow! Shiiiiit.

  10. So basically McCoy is saying that all the black players that are still with the team aren’t good. I wonder if those players will remember that when the Eagles play the Bills.

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