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Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

Posted on: June 29, 2011 7:47 pm
Edited on: June 29, 2011 7:59 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Last week, LeSean McCoy took a shot at Giants defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora, tweeting that Osi was "overrated n soft" and that he was the "3rd best d-line[man]" on New York's roster.

Naturally, this went over really well with Osi, who fired back at McCoy calling him a girl, a "Twitter gangster" and "Chihuahua.".

After that, the feud seemed to simmer a bit. Fortunately, Justin Tuck decided to ramp it back up today.

“Well, two things, yes we will take that personally,” Tuck said to ESPN's Mike and Mike on Wednesday. “And two, he might want to watch some film before he starts talking about a defensive end of Osi’s quality. I don’t know where he would say something of that nature. Obviously Osi’s stats back up the fact that he is a pretty good NFL football player.”

The good news is that such back-and-forth can only lead to more on-field hatred between the Eagles and the Giants. (This is good as long as it doesn't lead to any actual, illegal violence -- rivalries are always beneficial for the game of football.)

The bad news is that Osi's apparently going to hold out once the lockout ends until he gets a new contract, which probably won't give him a whole lot of street cred.

And, considering he's a named plaintiff on the players' antitrust suit, such a dispute isn't necessarily going to just disappear amicably. Fortunately, though, Tuck had some more words for McCoy himself.

"I honestly think social media has made people cowards,” Tuck said. “Where I’m from, if you had a problem with somebody, you said it to their face. I think now people are hiding behind computers and smart phones to get out something they got on their chest where I’m used to having a problem with a person, you go tell it to their face. You don’t go blast it out so everybody in the world can see about it."

So, hey, there's always a shot he and McCoy can just duel it out when the two teams go head-to-head next year.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

What are they gonna do? Trade him like he wants them to? Suspend him? Make him watch the team from the sidelines? Fine him? Yea that would help the situation. Make him want to get out of a Giants uniform even more.



Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

Just FYI Plax was released before it even went to court.....



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: June 30, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

As a Philly fan, I'm embarrassed to see that Shady McCoy used Twitter to comment on another player.  Tuck's right, social media breeds cowards and Shady shouldn't have said anything at all. 

I do hope that this adds some heart and fire into the two games the Eagles and Giants will play this year.




Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

Hey, Argo..

Its all just nonsense..we argue over tweets, fb msgs, and on comments..everyone feels entitled to their "fame" by posting, blogging, tweeting, etc..professional athletes are people but in a different light..all their comments are fodder for the fan and the hater..now Burress served 2 years not 1. Vick about the same. Had Burress shot someone other than himself, send him for a long time.  For allowing the butchering of dogs, I don't want to hear, oh i didn't know what was going on on my property, should have been gone a long time and absolutely NO return to the NFL.  Those who serve time for a drug possession have a tougher time getting a minimum wage job, and this "man" walks back to make millions?!?  Right there is why the society of the U.S. of A, amongst other things, is heading to hell in a handbasket. 



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 10:26 am
 

Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

Hey easy there Philly fans. I wouldn't go calling out criminals so fast.

Hey, strauss, I'm not the one who brought up the character issue on this thread.  I was responding to someone who attacked Philly and the Eagles as if his team and the Giants had had no such issues.  And as far as anyone arrested in this off-season is concerned, let's see how that all plays out in court before you start throwing stones or dogs, okay? 

Such a bunch of nonsense over a silly tweet . . .



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