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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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November 8, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - The Eagles saw what LeSean McCoy can do if they feed him the ball. Now, they just need to realize what they can do if they give McCoy the ball near the goal line. McCoy carried 19 times for 119 yards in Monday's 28-13 loss to the New Orleans Saints, who have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL. It was the most carries McCoy has had since a Sept. 30 win over the New York Giants. Yet on eight goal-to-go plays, the Eagles handed the ball to McCoy just once. They passed the other seven times.
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December 24, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
LeSean McCoy would have been excused if he took the final two games off, but the Eagles running back was cleared to play after missing four games with a concussion and during the week he spoke about his desire to get back on the field. McCoy demonstrated his hunger in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. On a day when he didn't have much running room, McCoy rushed for 45 yards on 13 carries and caught nine passes for 77 yards. "It felt good to be out there," McCoy said.
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May 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The team that could not score from the 1-yard line two times with the 49ers game on the line in September wants all two-point conversions to be from that distance. And it just so happens that the Eagles could have a roster this year that is better equipped to make those plays. NFL owners will consider three proposals to change the extra point this week at the league meetings in San Francisco. One is from the Eagles, who are proposing to move extra points from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line, two-point conversions from the 2-yard line to the 1, and for defenses to be allowed to return a turnover for two points on the play.
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May 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
I'VE CHANGED my mind. Chip Kelly should say something about what LeSean McCoy said. He should say he is hurt that his former player implied he is a racist.He should say it is undeserved and unfair. He shouldn't have to say this, of course, so he probably won't. But it will hang around here and around him if he doesn't, unjust that it is, festering like an untreated blister. Every move he makes, every breath he takes . . . According to one count, the Eagles had the fewest number of black players (27)
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May 9, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly isn't a racist, as LeSean McCoy has implied. He doesn't care if you're black, white, brown, yellow or rainbow, as long as you're a conformist. The Eagles coach wants like-minded individuals who behave in a manner that is accepted by most on the team and especially Kelly. If that means that an African American wide receiver who is prone to emotional outbursts has to go, then so be it. If that means that a white offensive lineman who wants a new contract has to be publicly taunted, then so be it. But when the two most notably discarded players are black and productive at the time of their departures; when the Eagles roster was the whitest in the NFL last season and it wasn't even close; when a black ex-assistant points out that the coaching staff is also the whitest; and when a white player who publicly used a racial slur remains on the team, McCoy's stand is at least understandable.
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May 8, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If I were DeMeco Ryans or Jason Peters or Bennie Logan right about now, I'd be really bummed out to hear LeSean McCoy say the Eagles got rid of all the good black players. I mean, those guys thought they were good. They thought coach Chip Kelly valued their places on the roster. They thought that in the meritocracy of the NFL, it was their abilities that earned them their livings and kept them in Philadelphia. But, no, they can't be any good because LeSean said Kelly gets rid of all the good black players.
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May 8, 2015
IN COUNTLESS ways, the false narrative promoted by LeSean McCoy that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is running "black" players out of Philadelphia is not worth commenting on. 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.
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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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May 8, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
MAYBE LESEAN McCoy is right. Maybe Chip Kelly is a racist. Maybe he isn't. To paraphrase Proverbs, if the purposes of a man's heart are like deep water, then Chip Kelly's pool is as opaque as onyx. Nobody can figure out why Kelly likes guys with bad knees, much less whether Kelly prefers players who need more sunscreen. One reality: If Riley Cooper had been cut after his racist remark surfaced in 2013, then Kelly's profile would be different. However, Cooper's retention and subsequent contract extension are more owner Jeffrey Lurie's issue than Kelly's.
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May 4, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Regardless of how you felt about Andy Reid as a coach and talent evaluator, the former Eagles coach used to say two things that were undeniably true: Every year is different and We'll see . Big Red is long gone, but those truths have never been more evident than during Chip Kelly's first offseason as the Eagles' chief executive of final decisions. No offseason in Eagles history has ever been more different than the one Kelly has orchestrated. Few men would be bold enough to pull the pin on a grenade that obliterated 36 percent of his opening-day starters, including his quarterback, his leading receiver, and a three-time Pro Bowl running back.
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April 28, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After the Eagles traded LeSean McCoy last month, owner Jeffrey Lurie said the team preferred a one-cut runner for its offensive scheme. When Eagles coaches offered evaluations of Riley Cooper last season, they often praised the receiver for his blocking on the perimeter despite a decline in statistical production. The Eagles bypassed more decorated safeties on the 2014 free-agent market to sign Malcolm Jenkins because he offered a better fit for the team's defense. In each case, the Eagles made clear that their evaluation of a player goes beyond what outsiders might think the position requires.
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