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McCoy, Cole downplay practice-field fracas


On Sunday, during the second practice of camp and a day before the pads go on, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy took issue with a hit from defensive end Trent Cole, sparking the first fight of the year.  After the session ended, Cole and McCoy downplayed the exchange of pleasantries.

I don’t even know what you’re talking about,” Cole said, via Geoff Mosher of  “That’s my brother, man.  We were just playing around.  We’re competitors.  We’re very competitive.”

McCoy was a little less willing to let it all go.  But he seems to have moved on, too.

“The whole camp so far, it’s been touching a little too much,” McCoy said. “I’m trying to let them know, ‘It’s OK if you can’t cover me.'”

Defensive end Brandon Graham, who was in the middle of the melee but called himself a spectator, initially tried to describe the hit as a “nudge.”

“You know, it wasn’t really a nudge because it was 270 [pounds] against 200,” Graham said.  “I wasn’t taking it that seriously because it was just a regular catfight.”

But Graham admitted there’s no place for fighting or otherwise hurting teammates.

“You gotta draw the line,” Graham said.  “You gotta take care of each out out here.  Even when we get pads on you can’t just be out here trying to kill everybody, because we do got to have them for the season.  But [Monday] is gonna be a lot of aggression.”

Coach Chip Kelly isn’t a fan of aggression that results in fights — cat-style or otherwise — between guys who wear the same uniform.  Kelly may need to send a clear message to his players to keep things from getting out of control.

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22 Responses to “McCoy, Cole downplay practice-field fracas”
  1. distracted9 says: Jul 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    McCoy just lay down and play dead! You have no chance against Cole.. the guy that puts grizzlies in headlocks and chokes them out.

  2. spyder9669 says: Jul 27, 2014 6:29 PM

    Don’t worry Lesean…when the pads go on that’s the cue for your defense to stop covering or hitting anything. You’re good to go!

  3. bbgraf08 says: Jul 27, 2014 6:30 PM

    McCoy is a loud mouth. As good as he is on the field, he is a horrible teammate.

  4. canadianhonky says: Jul 27, 2014 6:37 PM


  5. abninf says: Jul 27, 2014 6:47 PM

    Oh the drama.

  6. kdub79 says: Jul 27, 2014 6:55 PM

    What’s going on in that picture??

  7. drummer2177 says: Jul 27, 2014 7:01 PM

    Oh, looks like McCoy is flashing a gang sign there in that picture….better cut him.

  8. llcamino says: Jul 27, 2014 7:08 PM

    I thought DeSean Jackson was the problem.

  9. zinger92 says: Jul 27, 2014 7:12 PM

    you people act like this doesn’t happen all the time with every team SMH

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 27, 2014 7:21 PM

    “Fighting always last answer to problem.”

    -Mr. Miyagi

  11. pnut87 says: Jul 27, 2014 7:27 PM

    McCoy tried to pick a fight with Trent Cole? Not the sharpest bulb, is he?

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 27, 2014 8:22 PM

    Those Eagles sure are a class act RME

  13. jam11163 says: Jul 27, 2014 8:47 PM

    Cue the haters……

  14. couchpotatodad says: Jul 27, 2014 9:00 PM

    Run 3 laps holding hands!

  15. jeremykays135 says: Jul 27, 2014 9:23 PM

    Lol you people got nothing better to do then hate huh ?

  16. chinahand11 says: Jul 28, 2014 12:19 AM

    It might be a little Chippy (sorry poor pun only one available) at Eagles practices since LeSean chatters so much. People get tired of it; attention seeking gets old.

  17. yetimonster says: Jul 28, 2014 12:20 AM

    “Kelly may need to send a clear message to his players to keep things from getting out of control.”

    If this were valid you would be a multi-millionaire coach instead of entertaining us common folk.

  18. skins26portis says: Jul 28, 2014 1:46 AM

    Eagles will struggle this season on offense due to the league will have seen Chips gimmick offense .

  19. nole06 says: Jul 28, 2014 2:16 AM

    Why leave out the remainder of the quote from LeSean, which downplays the incident?

    “We’ll go in the locker room area and talk it out, joke it out. It’s one thing when you don’t know a guy and he’s trying to win a job. That’s actually one of my good friends.””

  20. baddegg says: Jul 28, 2014 2:47 AM

    It’s a good thing they got rid of Desean Jackson. Now everyone on the Eagles is a real, humble “team guy.”

  21. charlie2254 says: Jul 28, 2014 4:13 AM

    Small story. Big team ready to play. They’re gonna turn heads. Watch out.

  22. chap725 says: Jul 28, 2014 1:23 PM

    The hit was for his support of Desean Jackson!

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