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

Tuck: Giants will take McCoy tweets 'personally'

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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