Umenyiora looking forward to meeting with McCoy
Posted on: November 19, 2011 6:55 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz
You’ll recall last June when Osi Umenyiora was going through a contract dispute with the Giants, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy tweeted his opinion of the matter.
Here’s what he wrote: "Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly."
As you can imagine, Umenyiora didn’t appreciate McCoy’s analysis, and as a result, he said, “She can say whatever he wants about it." The “she” to which he was referring was McCoy, and Umenyiora also let us know that McCoy goes by the nicknames of "Chihuahua" and "Lady GaGa” in the New York locker room.
Now that the Giants and Eagles are set to play Sunday (minus some of Philadelphia’s best talent, Michael Vick and Jeremy Maclin), this five-month-old story was revisited this week. Umenyiora still is holding a grudge.
“What he did was unforgivable,” Umenyiora said, via the NY Daily News. “Do you understand what I mean? Because whenever you see a man in a contract dispute, a fellow NFL player, you don’t take that opportunity to take your shots at him. You wait until you’re about to play him, then you take your shots. . . . This, if he was going to say something, should have been the week he said some things like that.”
I suppose I can kinda sorta see Umenyiora’s point, but honestly, if Umenyiora is the third-best defensive linemen on his team (and I suppose with Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck, it’s a possibility), don’t you think the Giants already would know it. It’s not like they’d need to take advice from an opposing running back on how much money they should pay their personnel.
McCoy has been quiet this week in regards to Umenyiora, and without Vick in the lineup, the Giants will focus more of their attention on slowing down the Eagles running game. And that has Umenyiora excited about reacquainting himself with McCoy.
“He ran his mouth,” Umenyiora said of McCoy. “He crossed the line that shouldn’t have been crossed. I’m not really concerned about that. I’ll see him on the football field, and we’ll go from there.”
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