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LeSean McCoy was not hacked, doesn’t back down

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Well, it’s not exactly the Algonquin Round Table, but at least LeSean McCoy’s standing by his harsh words.

The Eagles running back posted a message on Twitter Sunday, with a simple and scathing critique of Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, offering “Knowshon sucks.”

But unlike many athletes who quick-delete something that might get them in trouble and apologize (a route he’s taken in the past), McCoy left it there and was mostly willing to own it Wednesday.

“I don’t want to talk about the past,” McCoy said, via John Gonzalez of CSNPhilly.com. “It is what it is. What I said is what I meant.”

Asked if he regretted the remark, McCoy replied: “No.”

McCoy was grinning when he met with the media, opening his press conference by praising Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who he’ll see this week.

“I just want to say I think Doug Martin is a heck of a running back,” McCoy began.

When he was asked: “So he doesn’t suck?” McCoy replied: “Nah. He’s one of the better running backs for sure.”

We anxiously await the rest of his studied opinions on fellow NFL backs.

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50 Responses to “LeSean McCoy was not hacked, doesn’t back down”
  1. tatvin says: Oct 9, 2013 2:38 PM

    52-20 McCoy….hurts doesnt it…what a loser

  2. ozierdisaster3335 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:38 PM

    He is a beast runningback but needs to mature up a little. What my mother always used to say to me.. if you dont have nothing nice to say don’t say it at all

  3. thevikes85 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:39 PM

    He whispers mccoy as he goes past people even in training,he can ball no doubt but is clearly an assclown.

  4. scriven725 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:43 PM

    He’s upset because Knowshon was drafted in the first round and he wasn’t. No need to hate

  5. freevinnycurry says: Oct 9, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why does he need to mature? He runs for 100 yards and takes over games when needed. I don’t need to be his best friend.

  6. birdzflyinhigh says: Oct 9, 2013 2:49 PM

    Die hard eagles fan and I love McCoy as an athlete, but his mouth is gonna get him in some trouble sooner or later. Either way, his opinion of Moreno didn’t change the final score, Denver owned us, and that includes Moreno.

  7. luccabrazzi says: Oct 9, 2013 2:49 PM

    He should worry about staying healthy for once instead of commenting on any other RB’s. Everyone knows AP is the best back in the league and Martin is better than him also.

  8. ngatasteelersfan says: Oct 9, 2013 2:51 PM

    He whispers mccoy as he goes past people even in training…

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    That is not assclown behavior… that is alpha dog behavior. I’m so impressed.

  9. thesmartest1 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:51 PM

    Hey he owned up to it and is pretty accurate with his statement. Some day when he’s in decline some young punk will say the same about him. This is what we get with technology these days.

  10. AD2K5 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:51 PM

    Good for him. It’s funny and I’m glad to see he has the cojones to stand behind his words. What makes America great is that everyone has an opinion, but what is also great about America is that you don’t always have to listen to them. LeSean has the right to express his opionion, whether we agree with him or not, and I applaud him.

  11. savocabol1 says: Oct 9, 2013 2:52 PM

    We live in a day and age where someone says another person sucks and all of a sudden it is news.

    There is no hope for the human race.

  12. stealthjunk says: Oct 9, 2013 2:59 PM

    freevinnycurry says:
    Oct 9, 2013 2:44 PM
    Why does he need to mature? He runs for 100 yards and takes over games when needed. I don’t need to be his best friend.

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    Maybe because he should be a leader on his team instead of an immature, unlikable baby who inspires no one. Maybe then the Eagles TEAM would have more than just two wins (which came against the 0-5 Giants and 1-3 Redskins FYI) and perhaps they even could have made a more respectable showing than the 52-20 butt whooping they were handed down by Denver. That’s why he needs to mature.

  13. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Oct 9, 2013 3:04 PM

    freevinnycurry says: Oct 9, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why does he need to mature? He runs for 100 yards and takes over games when needed. I don’t need to be his best friend.
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    Good thing he put the team on his back against the Broncos, or they might have been blown out pretty bad.

  14. Stiller43 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:07 PM

    Mccoy’s exactly right. Knowshon DOES suck. He’s a first rounder who has looked less than average his whole career.

    Lesean, on the other hand, is a complete beast.

    *NOT an Eagles fan.

  15. stealthjunk says: Oct 9, 2013 3:08 PM

    The fact is that Moreno outplayed McCoy in the Broncos-Eagles game as the Broncos destroyed the Eagles. For someone who thinks so highly of himself, McCoy’s stats in that game sure look even worse than a guy who “sucks,” despite McCoy playing into garbage time and Moreno leaving the game up 49-13.

    Putting up stats against the horrible defenses of the 1-3 Redskins and 0-5 Giants is nice and all when you look back on your season while watching the playoffs from home, but the reality is that when it mattered most against a real opponent, McCoy didn’t get the job done.

    McCoy:
    16 caries, 73 yards (4.6 yd average), 0 TDs
    1 catch, 21 yards
    Played in 4th quarter during garbage time against Denver backups
    Team scored 13 points prior to garbage time

    Moreno:
    12 caries, 78 yards (6.5 yd average), 1 TD
    1 catch, 13 yards
    Exited the game with a 42-13 butt whooping in hand in the 3rd quarter
    Team scored 49 points prior to garbage time

    McCoy sucks.

  16. eaglesnd18 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:11 PM

    I LOVE how all the Denver Bronco’s fans are giving thumbs down to everyone supporting McCoy. You may have a better team because of Peyton, but without him you guys are barely better than the Jaguars. If Peyton gets injured watch the great Brock lead them to zero wins! Moreno is a bust and is only doing well this year because Peyton is the QB. McCoy is right and he has a right to be mad that some Georgia RB punk got drafted before him, who he is killing in stats since he has been in the league.

  17. EJ says: Oct 9, 2013 3:23 PM

    McCoy does need to mature a bit. Good leadership is always welcomed with open arms, but that is where he lacks. If he can somehow get past the jealous rants and learn respect, maybe then coupled with his ball playing abilities he’ll be able to help lead Philadelphia to the top. Until then, expect the childish crap to keep him and his team in the basement.

  18. mwizards23 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:30 PM

    Finally an athlete not using the “i got hacked line”
    Honestly Moreno does suck never was that good in college.McCoy has way better skills then Moreno point blank

  19. redbullenergydrink says: Oct 9, 2013 3:30 PM

    stealthjunk says:
    Oct 9, 2013 3:08 PM
    The fact is that Moreno outplayed McCoy in the Broncos-Eagles game as the Broncos destroyed the Eagles. For someone who thinks so highly of himself, McCoy’s stats in that game sure look even worse than a guy who “sucks,” despite McCoy playing into garbage time and Moreno leaving the game up 49-13.

    Putting up stats against the horrible defenses of the 1-3 Redskins and 0-5 Giants is nice and all when you look back on your season while watching the playoffs from home, but the reality is that when it mattered most against a real opponent, McCoy didn’t get the job done.

    McCoy:
    16 caries, 73 yards (4.6 yd average), 0 TDs
    1 catch, 21 yards
    Played in 4th quarter during garbage time against Denver backups
    Team scored 13 points prior to garbage time

    Moreno:
    12 caries, 78 yards (6.5 yd average), 1 TD
    1 catch, 13 yards
    Exited the game with a 42-13 butt whooping in hand in the 3rd quarter
    Team scored 49 points prior to garbage time

    McCoy sucks.
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    Please don’t compare McCoy with Moreno. All you have to do is watch both guys play and unless you’re blind, it’s obvious McCoy is a TOP RB in this league.

  20. hanifmiller says: Oct 9, 2013 3:32 PM

    I love this. Man im sick of the warm, touchy- feely, gentle league this is becoming. I’m sick of players embracing each other after a game–especially the losers of that game. I, for one, miss sports hate. Outside of that, I have no problem with a man sticking by his comments (right or wrong) and not backing down from them in an effort to be pc.

  21. zam0854 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:32 PM

    Moreno is a first round bust. Aren’t most kids of out New Jersey? Moreno will never make a Pro Bowl. He is a “maybe 5-10 carries in this game” kind of guy. The broncos won’t even resign this guy when it is time.

    You’d be dumb to say Moreno had more success to this point in his career. All these broncos fans excited about Peyton Manning, they actually think they have a runningback worthy of talking about.

  22. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:34 PM

    1960.

  23. s0merand0mguy says: Oct 9, 2013 3:34 PM

    Most backs suck compared to McCoy… Look at the current season numbers… nuff said… He just needed a coach to utilize his talents.

  24. shanbhu says: Oct 9, 2013 3:36 PM

    Love it,

  25. nmking26 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:37 PM

    People want athletes to be more honest and forthcoming and not to give cliche PR answers, but kill them when they do.

    I like the honesty from LeSean. Moreno does suck. Do people forget he was on the brink of getting cut this off season? What would he be without Manning spreading out defenses the way no other QB can?

  26. gromgrimfist says: Oct 9, 2013 3:39 PM

    when you are getting blown out you don’t run the ball in garbage time what kind of idiot are you he barely touched the ball after half way through the third quarter and you can blame vick for looking for the big play instead of dumping the ball off to McCoy because Vick is an idiot too he would rather go 3&out then move the ball slowly down the field get 5-6 yards a play he looks for the home hence why he is averaging 4.3 seconds per drop back that is insanely long RGIII was the only QB to average over 3 seconds last year

  27. johnnyjagfan says: Oct 9, 2013 3:41 PM

    This is just plain stupid.

  28. zam0854 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:42 PM

    All them Moreno jerseys going off the shelves real quick huh? Lol

    Bronco fans know the deal, that’s why Ronnie Hillman is on the team. Glass Moreno!!

  29. creasy says: Oct 9, 2013 3:43 PM

    Good on you, LeSean.

  30. autoriot says: Oct 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    But he’s right. Broncos fans want to keep pointing out that the Eagles lost very badly to them recently as a point of argument to disprove the fact that Knowshon sucks, at least in their opinion. That’s just silly. Saying “52-20 hurts doesn’t it…what a loser” doesn’t make Knowshon suck any less, nor does it make him a good running back.

    Knowshon was awesome in college. He has not been awesome in the NFL. This is not an opinion, this is a fact, look at the numbers…they don’t lie.

  31. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 9, 2013 3:51 PM

    As a diehard Eagles fan, I stand behind my guys as long as they don’t do anything that significantly jeopardizes the team’s success. Up to now, McCoy has shown a very consistently immature disposition regarding a lot of his interactions with his opponents and other people alike. As a fan of the Birds, I stand behind him…but I’ve long felt that players like Lesean McCoy(and Desean Jackson for that matter) are the exact type of player I would be rooting against if they weren’t on the team I love.

  32. lawrinson20 says: Oct 9, 2013 4:00 PM

    I had previously admired McCoy as a player. No more. This is childish as all get out. Another example of Twitter as a bullhorn for idiots.

    “I don’t want to talk about the past.”
    Um, what you publish on internets remains a part of the present.

    Lesean and Desean…. There’s got to be something IQ-diminishing about naming a kid with -sean as a forename suffix.

  33. dallassux says: Oct 9, 2013 4:01 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 9, 2013 3:34 PM

    1960.

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    0-5 Go away

  34. raiderinraiderout says: Oct 9, 2013 4:03 PM

    McCoy is immature, McCoy’s team lost, blah, blah, blah. If I had my choice of who I would want on my team, it certainly wouldn’t be Moreno. Only reason why Moreno is still playing for the Donkeys is that he can at least protect the QB better than Hillman or Ball. McCoy has BEEN a beast…

  35. raiderinraiderout says: Oct 9, 2013 4:06 PM

    BTW, wasn’t Moreno sitting behind McGahee and Lance Ball last year?????

  36. marshallheartskungfumaster says: Oct 9, 2013 4:11 PM

    Cut the guy some slack. He plays for the Eagles . He should know how to spot a player that sucks since he sees sucky players everyday

  37. cospgsmadman says: Oct 9, 2013 4:19 PM

    He should have said Knowshon USED to suck. He has been playing like a beast ever since he was benched and almost got cut/traded.

  38. selbyrj82 says: Oct 9, 2013 4:19 PM

    Teams that play Peyton Manning play pass first defense and as a result it opens up the run, ultimately padding the stats of the RB’s Peyton has at his disposal. This makes them appear to the average fan- who is by nature ignornant, misinformed and biased- to be “good”.

    If you have any football sense and dont feel you need to be blinded by biased support for your favorite team you would recognize McCoy has a world’s more worth of talent than Moreno. Peyton made Joseph Addai & Cedric Benson look like good RB’s, what did they do withou thim? And I’m pretty sure Edgerrin James’ career disappeared into thin air once he left Indy too.

    Grow up Denver fans, trash talking is part of the game and McCoy is ten-fold a better player than your boy. And I’m a Cowboys fan- I HATE Philly. I just happen to be a realist too.

  39. selbyrj82 says: Oct 9, 2013 4:21 PM

    *Dominic Rhodes not Cedric Benson. That’s even worse for your argument though, Broncos fans.

  40. sullijo1 says: Oct 9, 2013 4:24 PM

    Hey LeWHO?………you look like a bigger clown than you are.

  41. 23rdusernameused says: Oct 9, 2013 4:27 PM

    Shady is 50 times the RB that NOshawn is!
    Moreno knows it too, BUT it’s not Morenos fault that DEN took him WAY too early in that draft!

  42. sjoyner59 says: Oct 9, 2013 4:28 PM

    Just love Lesean as a player but with this and the “babies momma” fiasco earlier this year he is just ANOTHER athlete that needs to stay off twitter

  43. stealthjunk says: Oct 9, 2013 4:50 PM

    Rule #1: When your team gets demolished, don’t go disparaging the other team’s talent, lest you look like a foolish idiot. Lesean McCoy is that foolish idiot here. On the bright side, at least he’ll have plenty of time to tweet from home while Moreno is scoring TDs in the Super Bowl. Lesean will really show him then!

  44. thinkarez says: Oct 9, 2013 5:04 PM

    I like him even more now in a time when everyone is so so scared to say the wrong thing he speaks his mind and stands strong

  45. bkbouncer says: Oct 9, 2013 6:02 PM

    I’m confused as to why so many of McCoy’s supporters are stating that Broncos fans think that Moreno is better than McCoy simply because they don’t agree with the contention that Moreno sucks. McCoy is clearly better, however, Moreno does not suck. Was he worth a first round pick? Probably not. However, he is a first rate pass protector, a good receiver out of the backfield and his running has improved the past two seasons. He’s good, not great, and the last time I checked, sucks and good are not synonyms.

  46. doe22us says: Oct 9, 2013 11:04 PM

    I am confused they played a couple of weeks ago right.. and the Eagles had their butts handed to them. I have both on my FF team so they doing that work. Two different runners one more shiftier than the other, the other a hard nosed runner. Keep working.

  47. joetoronto says: Oct 10, 2013 5:01 AM

    At least he’s telling the truth.

  48. blastmaterial says: Oct 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    The whole eagles d sucks!

  49. emoser says: Oct 11, 2013 9:51 AM

    So ridiculous that the media whips into a frenzy over something like this. It was pretty tame trash talk compared to what I’m sure gets exchanged on the field.

    Are we really going to treat this like it’s the first time a player publicly trashed another?

  50. jimmygraham2handslam says: Oct 12, 2013 7:43 PM

    atleastimnotaraidersfan says:
    Oct 9, 2013 3:04 PM
    freevinnycurry says: Oct 9, 2013 2:44 PM

    Why does he need to mature? He runs for 100 yards and takes over games when needed. I don’t need to be his best friend.
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    Good thing he put the team on his back against the Broncos, or they might have been blown out pretty bad.
    __________________

    ……. They got walloped….. 52-20 LOL. If you’re new to football, no worries, but I hate to break it to you when you lose by 5 scores there are no “good things” that come with it haha.

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