A war of words has broken out between Eagles and Giants players this month, all dating back to Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy writing on Twitter that New York defensive end Osi Umenyiora is “overrated” and “soft.”
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck says his biggest problem with it all is that McCoy wrote something on Twitter that Tuck doesn’t think he’d say to Umenyiora’s face. And Tuck says that’s a problem that extends far beyond just the McCoy-Umenyiora feud.
“I honestly think social media has made people cowards,” Tuck said on Mike and Mike in the Morning, via Philly.com. “Where I’m from, if you had a problem with somebody, you said it to their face and that was it. I think now people are hiding behind computers and smartphones to get out something they got on their chest.”
Tuck also thinks the substance of McCoy’s statement was untrue, and he said he and his teammates took offense.
“Yes, we will take that personally,” Tuck said. “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 because obviously I think Osi’s stats back up the fact that he’s a pretty good NFL football player.”
And if Umenyiora is soft, Tuck thinks McCoy should prove that face-to-face on the football field, not tweet about it.