Tag:LeSean McCoy
Posted on: June 18, 2011 12:48 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2011 12:51 pm

Osi-McCoy feud picks up rather quickly

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

This LeSean McCoy-Osi Umenyiora feud has gotten really nasty in a very short period of time.

We already told you about how the feud began (Umenyiora, in a sworn affidavit to be filed next month, explains how he feels he got screwed by Giants GM Jerry Reese, McCoy responded by calling him soft and overrated, and Umenyiora responded to THAT by calling McCoy a “she”).

But Umenyiora still apparently was upset by the slight made by the Eagles RB. In part, it’s because McCoy has had a fair bit of success vs. the Giants, but also because this isn’t the first time the two have had words with each other.

"I mean, he’s a girl, man. Who does stuff like that?" Umenyiora told the Newark Star Ledger. "If he has more of these things to say, he can say ‘em to my face. Don’t be no Twitter gangster, man.

“I hate him, he hates me, period.”

I can understand why McCoy would feel like he’s got the best of Umenyiora, because McCoy rushed for 175 yards on 24 carries in two games last year vs. New York, but I can’t figure out why McCoy would drag himself into this potential court case. Unless he truly IS a Twitter gangster.

“I feel things like that stay on the football field,” Umenyiora said. “Off the field, we respect each other because at the end of the day we’re all brothers. But he decided to take it so far that there’s no going back from it now."

Or you could take the attitude of Giants WR Steve Smith, who’s scheduled to be a free agent. You could just post the picture that you see below, and that should end any conversation with McCoy.

Giants celebrate world title

Photo courtesy of Steve Smith.

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Posted on: June 17, 2011 11:49 am
Edited on: June 17, 2011 2:10 pm

Umenyiora wants out of NY, McCoy mocks him

Posted by Ryan Wilson

UPDATE: Via the New York Times' Mark Viera, Umenyiora responds to McCoy's tweet: “She can say whatever he wants about it."  The "she" in question? McCoy, who Umenyiora also calls "Chihuahua" and "Lady GaGa." Apparently, these are popular names for McCoy among members of the Giants defenseNow it's a party.

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora wants out of New York. And he has taken it a step beyond relaying his feelings through the media. In a sworn affidavit to be filed in federal court next month as part of the players' antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, Umenyiora states that Giants general manager Jerry Reese didn't keep promises to renegotiate his contract.

In April, Umenyiora testified:
In early April 2008, approximately two weeks before the start of the New York Giants offseason conditioning program, I ... had a meeting with the general manager of the New York Giants, Mr. Jerry Reese.

After about an hour of discussing my current contract, as well as the contracts of other defensive ends currently playing in the National Football League, Mr. Reese told me that two years from the start of the 2008 league year, if I was currently playing at a high level, we'd either renegotiate my current contract so that it would be equal to that of the top five defensive ends playing or I would be traded to a team that would do that.

Before leaving the meeting, I asked Mr. Reese twice if he was absolutely sure that would be the case. He then told me that he was an honest and church-going man and that he would not lie, which I believed to be the case. Under the penalty of perjury these statements are true and accurate.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the NFL Players Association feels that Umenyiora has "suffered irreparable harm," and it's a primary reason the NFLPA sought out Umenyiora as one of its plaintiffs in the Brady vs. NFL antitrust case.

You'd expect the players to stick together on this issue because, ultimately, the decision will affect all of them. Well, you'd expect wrong. Upon hearing the news that Umenyiora accused the Giants of breaking promises, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy tweeted the following:

"Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly."

As Philly.com points out, McCoy carried 24 times for 175 yards in two games against the Giants last season, averaging 7.29 yards per carry. But Umenyiora racked up 11.5 sacks last season, good for seventh-best in the league. Maybe that still makes him the third-best defensive lineman on the Giants, but he's still no slouch.

McCoy, we'd imagine, remains unimpressed.

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Posted on: April 3, 2011 1:13 pm

Hot Routes 4.3.11: Freeney settles lawsuit

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Colts DE Dwight Freeney was recently hit by a $400,000 lawsuit by a landlord because he allegedly was behind 11 months on his rent for a Hollywood recording studio. But not to worry. A six-figure settlement has made everybody happy. Wait a minute, Freeney rents out a Hollywood recording studio?!?!
  • The wife of former Falcons lineman Shane Dronett, who committed suicide in 2009, reveals some startling information in an interview with CNN, including accounts of his paranoia and rage after he retired from the league in 2006. Not surprisingly, Dronett’s brain revealed he was suffering from CTE.
  • Jay Gruden is excited about the new challenge of being the Bengals offensive coordinator. But, the Tampa Tribune asks, is he a savior?
  • Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer says Panthers fans can forget about seeing Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert in a Carolina uniform next year (unless the Panthers trade down in the draft). But if Carolina stays with the No. 1 choice, fans might see Auburn QB Cam Newton, Georgia WR A.J. Green or LSU CB Patrick Peterson.
  • You remember those two massage therapists who sued the Jets for apparently blacklisting them after objecting to Brett Favre text messages? Well, the Jets say the therapists are overplaying their ties to the club, considering they worked a total of five days during a two-year period.

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Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Offseason Checkup: Philadelphia Eagles

Posted by Andy Benoit

Eye on Football's playing doctor for every NFL team with our Offseason Check-ups. Also, check out our checkup podcast:

Michael Vick wrote one of the greatest bounce back stories in the history of professional sports, giving the Eagles not just football’s fastest offense, but also its most entertaining.

Turns out, the 30-year-old Vick is a pied piper to young guns Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy (all of whom took a collective step forward in 2010).

Philly’s magic began to dissipate once teams realized that this defense was not far above average and that this offense could not read complex blitzes prior to the snap.

An improved front five could put the Eagles over the top in 2011. Offensive line coach Juan Castillo has moved to the defensive coordinator role (not a typo…the offensive line coach is now the defensive coordinator).

Filling Castillo’s old spot is longtime Colts assistant Howard Mudd, whom many believe is the best line coach in the industry. Mudd will simplify everything Philly’s offensive linemen do.

Whereas before they had a handful of different pass protection methods to learn, they’ll now have just one. Expect to see major improvements right away. Mudd was a big reason the Colts were able to survive with low-drafted and undrafted blockers for so many years.

1. Outside Linebacker
Ernie Sims is a great athlete who has no idea what he’s doing half the time. Opposing offenses love spotting him in coverage. Moise Fokou has good downhill attack speed, but he’s a fringe starter at best.

2. Safety
It would be wise to re-sign veteran leader Quintin Mikell. But if that doesn’t happen, the Eagles will likely need a more consistent replacement strong safety than Kurt Coleman. Also, keep in mind, free safety Nate Allen tore his ACL in December.

3. Cronerback
Everyone thinks Nnamdi Asomugha would be a great fit on this team. Asomugha, however, is a man-to-man specialist. Castillo will run a zone-based scheme. The Eagles would be wise to spend the money elsewhere. And while upgrades would be nice, the Eagles don’t necessarily have to spend at this spot to begin with. As much as Dmitri Patterson struggled down the stretch, the first-time starter also looked very good at times, playing with aggression and confidence early on.

There is a lot of pressure on Michael Vick in 2011. He is being asked to lead a team that many expect to contend for a title. If he answers the challenge, he’ll almost certainly be signed to a long-term mega contract that could make most of the financial woes left over from his dogfighting retribution disappear.

If he fails, he’ll still get a big contract somewhere, but the mega contract will never come. Assuming Philly’s defense is fine (and granted, that’s not a light assumption), Vick’s performance will determine this team’s fate.

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Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:58 am
Edited on: March 25, 2011 11:17 am

Report: McCoy stiffs fans, acts awfully 'Shady'*

A restaurant in Ashley, Pa., wants its money back from L. McCoy (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

NFL owners aren’t the only ones looking for a money give-back by the players. Bentley’s, a restaurant and nightclub in Ashley, Pa., also is looking for a little something back from Eagles RB LeSean McCoy.

To be exact, Bentley’s wants $2,500 from McCoy – who apparently took half of his appearance fee from the restaurant for a meet-and-greet appearance that was scheduled earlier this month for which he never showed and then never gave back the advance.

This, according to Philadelphia Daily News columnist Paul Domowitch, who writes that McCoy needs to apologize for stiffing the fans and the restaurant – which spent plenty of money advertising his appearance.

"We're investigating the full extent of what happened and why he didn't make it there," attorney Jonathan Comitz, who’s representing the restaurant, told the paper. "If necessary, we'll pursue all available options. We spent a lot of money on advertising for this event. We took a hit to our goodwill because those people were livid, to say the least.

"Eagles fans up here are every bit as passionate as they are in Philly. We were left with very disappointed management at Bentley's and, more importantly, very disappointed customers."

More from Domowitch:

McCoy was scheduled to be at Bentley's for his March 11 appearance at 8 p.m. At 9:26, he tweeted, "So much bad LUCK got A flat."

At 9:45, he tweeted, "Like ya boy caught a FLAT." At 11:14, he tweeted, "Just got my ride situation straight . . . Lol Ashley PA here we come sorry for the wait."

Bentley's isn't buying the flat-tire excuse. For starters, McCoy was already an hour-and-half late when he first tweeted about the flat. Second, they even offered to send somebody to pick him up after he told Bentley's about the flat tire, Comitz said.

"It was one excuse after another," Comitz said. "I mean, I can make it down to Philly in 2 hours from here. As of 10:30, we were still led to believe he was on his way.

"At that point in time, he could have said, 'Look, there's no way I'm going to make it up there.' But he didn't. He said he was on his way, which we relayed to his fans. We're definitely disappointed. There were a lot of people waiting to see him."

*Credit Eye on Baseball's C. Trent Rosecrans for that gag. I don't know how I missed it. C. Trent said he was ashamed of me for not coming up with it myself.

UPDATED (11:16 a.m.):
McCoy's people have responded to the Daily News.

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Posted on: February 5, 2011 11:42 am
Edited on: February 5, 2011 11:44 am

Jeremy Maclin talks Vick, Eagles, Super Bowl

Posted by Will Brinson

We made our way to the Playboy Super Bowl party at the Bud Light Hotel last night, and we ran into a few celebrities.

Jeremy Maclin started the stream of what was a pretty nice group of big-name NFL guys. And with Maclin playing the role of "quiet assassin" (he's ridiculously talented but gets much less pub than Michael Vick or DeSean Jackson) on a really dangerous Eagles' team, we thought we'd check on his thoughts about the Eagles next season, their weapons and who he thinks will win the Super Bowl.

[More Super Bowl coverage]

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Posted on: January 10, 2011 1:01 pm

NFL Wild Card Podcast Review

Posted by Will Brinson

This past weekend was one of most exciting wild-card weekends in NFL history.

But was it the most exciting? That's one of the questions Andy and I answer in this week's podcast review. We also debate whether or not Seattle fans should be sending such vitriolic emails, where Marshawn Lynch's powerful scamper ranks in the pantheon of all-time single runs, just how impressive Dom Capers' defense was Sunday, whether Jim Caldwell's seat should be hot, how clutch Mark Sanchez really is, and whether or not we should have seen the Ravens pummeling of the Chiefs coming.

All that (plus much,  much more) -- just hit the play button below and don't forget to Subscribe via iTunes.

If you can't view the podcast, click here to download .
Posted on: January 9, 2011 5:14 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2011 5:48 pm

DeSean Jackson questionable to return

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Eagles star WR DeSean Jackson left the game early in the first quarter with a knee injury, and his return is questionable.

Jackson was blocking for Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy when Packers S Charlie Peprah tackled McCoy and McCoy rolled up into the back of Jackson’s leg.

Jackson immediately limped to the sideline, obviously in tremendous pain, and he hopped to the trainer’s table. A few minutes later, he left to return to Philadelphia’s locker room.

Considering QB Michael Vick has been hit hard a couple times by the Packers defense, David Akers has missed a FG, the Packers running game so far has looked pretty decent and Jackson has been injured, this probably wasn’t the way the Eagles wanted to open the game.

UPDATED (5:46 p.m.):
With about 5 minutes left to play in the second quarter, Jackson re-took the field and ran a deep route. Apparently, he's good to go.

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