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June 12, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
SO NOW that we've beaten to a pulp LeSean McCoy's jilted premise that Chip Kelly doesn't like talent-rich African-American players, the question remains: Why, exactly, is McCoy a Buffalo Bill these days and not a Philadelphia Eagle? Yes, I know Kelly's explanation claimed it was simply a monetary decision, that he could fill his linebacker need with a lesser-priced Kiko Alonso and have oodles of money left to add a lesser-priced running back - a two-for-one, I think it was called.
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January 31, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LeSean McCoy deleted the Twitter account he used to attack the mother of his child over the weekend. That was considerate of him. Unfortunately, he can't come around and scrub all of our memories, one by one. So we can't pretend we don't know way too much about McCoy, his character, and his personal life. You may feel that this whole thing is nobody's business and so shouldn't be the subject of a column. I would counter that it's the subject of a column only because McCoy inflicted his ugly personal business on the rest of us. When a college football player was very nice to a woman who didn't exist, it became the biggest story in the country.
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May 6, 2015 | John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
It is understandable that McCoy may still be annoyed that Kelly traded him to the Buffalo Bills and snip at him, but McCoy's comments in an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine are ridiculously outrageous. "I think that's the way he runs his team," McCoy told Mike Rodak in a question-and-answer story. "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.
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May 8, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WE COULD SPEND the next 800 to 1,000 words detailing the various logical shortcomings of the argument put forth by LeSean McCoy in yesterday's interview in ESPN The Magazine. But because such an endeavor would seem to imply the existence of expectations for him to fall short of in the first place, let's instead focus on the relevant aspects of the conclusions he draws. First, it seems we have our firmest evidence yet of why McCoy is no longer an Eagle: He is an awful teammate, perhaps destructively so. McCoy's contention that his former head coach "got rid of all of the good players.
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September 13, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy said he tips based on service and did not apologize for the 20-cent tip he left Monday for a waiter at PYT, a burger restaurant in Northern Liberties. "The 20-cent tip was more of just a statement," McCoy said. "You can't be disrespectful and disrespect someone, and tip [the server]. . . . That's why I left my card, so they can see my name. Simple as that. " PYT co-owner Tommy Up told The Inquirer this week that McCoy's party verbally abused the staff and made loud, off-color remarks about women.
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January 4, 2015 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
LESEAN MCCOY set the bar exceptionally high for himself entering this season. More than 1,600 yards on the ground, a rushing title and preseason chatter of a 2,000-yard campaign tend to have that effect. And while McCoy's sixth NFL season - his second under coach Chip Kelly - didn't live up to the one that preceded it, the Eagles' running back added several more lines to his resume in 2014, chief among them the title as the franchise's all-time leading rusher. McCoy, who finished fifth in the Daily News Sportsperson of the Year voting, finishes the regular season third in the league in rushing, with 1,319 yards - his second-best single-season mark - to go with his five touchdowns.
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January 29, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy released a statement Monday apologizing for a spat with the mother of his son on Twitter late Saturday night. In the public exchange on the social networking site, the woman criticized McCoy, saying he had abandoned their son, among other personal and graphic insults. McCoy responded with insults of his own, and even encouraged his followers to tell the woman to "get a job n stop begging for child support money. " "I would like to express how deeply sorry and remorseful I am to my family, the Philadelphia Eagles, my fans, and every young person who views me as a role model," McCoy said in the statement.
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December 5, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is in the third phase of a five-step concussion recovery process that has already sidelined him for two games. He has progressed since last Friday, when McCoy was in the second stage, but he is still not able to return to the field. Trainer Rick Burkholder said last week that McCoy still displayed concussion symptoms, specifically fatigue. Coach Andy Reid said Monday that McCoy was still undergoing testing. Bryce Brown has starred in McCoy's absence.
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July 4, 2014 | By Max Cohen, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy hasn't been shy this offseason about calling himself the best running back in the NFL. On Wednesday, he accepted an award for being the best at something else. The Eagles running back received the John Wanamaker Athletic Award for being the athlete who "has done the most to reflect credit upon Philadelphia and the team or sport in which they excel. " McCoy was honored by the Philadelphia Sports Congress in the Crystal Team Room at the Wanamaker Building. McCoy became the sixth Eagles player to win the award and the first since Donovan McNabb in 2007.
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September 23, 2014 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
There were many reasons that LeSean McCoy seemed stuck in neutral all game Sunday. The Redskins had decided they would stop the Eagles running back first and foremost. They stacked the box and did everything to take away running lanes. The Eagles offensive line was already battered, but by the end of the game right guard Todd Herremans was the last regular standing, and he was at right tackle. David Molk was in for injured center Jason Kelce. Andrew Gardner moved from right tackle to left tackle after Jason Peters was ejected.
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June 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are still figuring out their offensive line, but there are no such questions about the players running behind it. Even with LeSean McCoy in Buffalo, one of the strengths of the Eagles' roster is their backfield. DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews both signed with the Eagles during the offseason. They join Darren Sproles, giving the team three running backs who have played in the Pro Bowl. "It's going to be trouble for [opponents] - it's not just me, it's not just Sproles, it's also Mathews," Murray said at Wedesday's minicamp.
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June 19, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ZACH ERTZ and Ryan Mathews will join Darren Sproles out in San Diego for some pre-training camp workouts, joining a group headed by Sproles and his former teammate, Saints quarterback Drew Brees. "The pace we have here? We train at the same pace," Sproles said yesterday, as the Eagles concluded a 3-day minicamp and adjourned until camp kicks off Aug. 2. Sproles said Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer usually takes part, as do Chiefs QB Chase Daniel and Saints wideout Brandin Cooks.
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June 19, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE KEY to Ryan Mathews remaining healthy might just lie in an analogy between beef jerky and an uncooked steak. Beef jerky is dry and easy to pull apart. But a good piece of meat, fresh out of the package? "Try and pull that apart and it's a lot harder," Mathews said. Mathews was waxing poetic about hydration after yesterday's minicamp session. And he referred to the analogy shown to the team in a slideshow during a meeting. Hydration, Mathews said, was something he never thought about before this year.
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June 15, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The latest discarding by Chip Kelly has resurrected the familiar trope about the Eagles coach - that he whacks those who dare to cross him, all in the name of "culture over scheme. " But what that line of thinking often overlooks is Kelly's stringent belief in his offense. It was likely a confluence of factors that led to the release of Evan Mathis on Thursday. But Kelly would have never parted with the two-time Pro Bowl guard unless he was convinced the offense could function at a high level with what on paper looks like a weaker offensive line.
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June 13, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There is no mystery about why the Eagles - let's get specific here, we're talking about Chip Kelly - cut Evan Mathis on Thursday. Mathis wanted a new contract. He thought he deserved one, and he made that desire public. Kelly doesn't want any players on his team thinking about anything but football, which means he doesn't want them thinking about how much money they're making and he certainly doesn't want them talking publicly about it, which means Mathis was bound to be gone sooner or later.
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June 12, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Chip Kelly was like a box of Cracker Jacks in his first offseason as the man in complete charge of the Eagles' football decisions. Day after day, it was surprise, surprise, surprise. To many observers, the trades of Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy probably ranked highest on the "I-can't-believe-he-just-did-that" scale. To others, it might have been the decision to let top receiver Jeremy Maclin walk away as a free agent. Less publicized and barely scrutinized was the decision to give veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans a contract extension even after the team had added highly touted inside linebacker Kiko Alonso in the trade that sent McCoy to Buffalo.
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June 12, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
SO NOW that we've beaten to a pulp LeSean McCoy's jilted premise that Chip Kelly doesn't like talent-rich African-American players, the question remains: Why, exactly, is McCoy a Buffalo Bill these days and not a Philadelphia Eagle? Yes, I know Kelly's explanation claimed it was simply a monetary decision, that he could fill his linebacker need with a lesser-priced Kiko Alonso and have oodles of money left to add a lesser-priced running back - a two-for-one, I think it was called.
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June 10, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE EAGLES' story lines this spring are all about gambles. Chip Kelly is gambling on Sam Bradford's left knee and DeMarco Murray's durability and Jordan Matthews' upside and his own ability to oversee not just the execution of X's-and-O's, but the selections of Jimmys and Joes. The biggest gamble, though, might be where he has chosen not to wager, and not to upgrade. There are no significant additions this spring to an Eagles offensive line that got pretty banged up a year ago and struggled even when intact, an offensive line that clearly did not live up to its billing as a team strength when last season began.
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June 6, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
A former Eagles running back was asked Wednesday about his old team. He had left the Eagles a while ago, and he was bitter at the time of the departure, and probably had been bitter for a long time before then, too. Now he was fielding questions from reporters, but he didn't particularly want to answer the questions, because he didn't particularly want to talk about LeSean McCoy. "Our situations," Duce Staley said, "are totally different. " It's coming up on 12 years since Staley, who's been the Eagles' running backs coach since Chip Kelly took over as head coach in 2013, was himself at the center of offseason controversy.
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June 5, 2015 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
Duce Staley was LeSean McCoy's position coach with the Eagles for two seasons. He ran behind Tra Thomas for six seasons and worked alongside him as a coach for two more. McCoy and Thomas made headlines this offseason with incendiary comments about Chip Kelly and race. McCoy, traded to the Bills in March, said that Kelly got rid of "all the good black players" the fastest. Thomas, whom the Eagles didn't bring back as an assistant, said that some players thought there was "a hint of racism" in how the team was run. The former Pro Bowl tackle also pointed out that Staley is the only remaining position coach who is African American.
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