May 8, 2015 |
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.
January 31, 2013 |
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.
June 12, 2015 |
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.
September 13, 2014 |
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.
January 4, 2015 |
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.
December 5, 2012 |
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.
January 29, 2013 |
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.
July 4, 2014 |
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.
September 23, 2014 |
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.
December 24, 2012 |
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.