Peterson said on FOX Sports Radio that he found it funny when he saw McCoy make that claim on ESPN.
“I definitely started laughing,” Peterson said. “It was funny because when Stephen [A. Smith] asked him the question, you know, he kind of hesitated. If you watched it, you know he didn’t believe it when he said it. So I’ve got to tell the youngsters, ‘Next time, say it with your chest, man. Say it like you mean it!”
The 29-year-old Peterson says the 25-year-old McCoy knows deep down who’s really the best.
“He didn’t really mean it,” Peterson said. “If you watched – if you’ve seen his response – he didn’t really mean it. . . . But, you know, I’ve got to give the young guy credit, you know. There’s nothing wrong with having confidence in yourself.”
Among those who have voted in our PFT poll, more than three-fourths say Peterson is a better running back than McCoy.