Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got the last laugh on Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora Sunday night, and now he wants to end their war of words.
“We crossed paths a couple times, we gave each other the eye,” McCoy said on the SportsRadio WIP Player’s Lounge show (via CBS Philly). “In the warmups, we looked at each other funny. I think after the game, it’s time to get over this Osi and LeSean thing because after the game [Umenyiora] said ‘you’re a heck of a player, we’re in this business, let’s get over this.’ He said, ‘let’s be done with it.’
“Being a bigger man, also for myself, you’ve got to focus on the Giants, they’re a good team already. My goal is not an inter-division battle with Osi. It’s with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl.”
Of course, McCoy was the one who started the latest round of gum-flapping, calling Umenyiora a “ballerina.”
But given that he’s ready to move on, it sounds almost like perspective of the kind adults employ.
It might not make for as much pithy commentary as calling each other names, but it is a relief to those looking for a more enlightened discourse.