LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly doesn’t like or respect star players

AP

Eagles coach Chip Kelly got rid of running back LeSean McCoy so that Kelly himself would get more of the credit for the offense in Philadelphia. At least, that’s how McCoy sees it.

McCoy, now a Buffalo Bill, said at the first day of his new team’s offseason program that Kelly would rather have anonymous players around than stars so that it’s Kelly himself who garners most of the attention.

I don’t think he likes or respects the stars. I’m being honest,” McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I think he likes the fact that it’s ‘Chip Kelly and the Eagles.’ ”

Of course, DeMarco Murray is a star player, and Kelly signed Murray to replace McCoy. But McCoy thinks Kelly showed last year by cutting DeSean Jackson that if a player gets too much credit, that player won’t be around for long.

“It was ‘DeSean Jackson – a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.’ Or ‘The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,’ ” McCoy said. “I don’t think [Kelly] likes that.”

Whatever the reasons, Kelly has radically reshaped the Eagles’ roster with some surprising personnel decisions. He’s set him up for a season in which he’ll either get a lot of credit, or a lot of blame.

167 responses to “LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly doesn’t like or respect star players

  1. Wow, this guy was really jilted by Kelly, he can’t seem to stop talking about him. Isn’t it time for him to move on by now?

    He’s always seemed a bit immature though, so moving on is probably very hard for him to do.

  2. I get what he is saying, Chips system is the only reason the Eagles have a great offense. Not the Players it is made out of. Chip does come off as arrogant too

  3. Part of me wants to say shut up, play ball, and quit acting like a teen age girl who just got dumped but then I realize that it was probably some reporter wanting to make a name for himself who threw the question at LeSean in order to stir the pot.

  4. Wow. Are the grapes that sour in Buffalo? Anyone remember those Keystone Light commercials with the “bitter beer face”? I’m guessing that’s the facial expression McCoy has worn on his face since he got traded.

  5. DeSean Jackson getting canned was about cutting distractions and potential off field liabilities. After the Hernandez situation, the Rice, the Peterson, the Hardy situation, teams look uncouth holding onto their problematic stars. There is drama, media coverage and vitrial stemming from each of those spotlights. They were ahead of the curve and handled an issue quickly. at the sacrafice of productivity.
    #culture.

    McCoys new contract with Buffalo was being pushed in philly before the trade. It wasn’t the fact that the FO didn’t want to pay him the $12 mil on the contract, they didn’t want to pay him the new deal he wanted.

    when you look at his replacements, the trade of McCoy is a non issue, and they got a young LB (inj) out of it. That’s a solid business move.

    As a fan, i absolutely hate it, but hey.

  6. With his terrible personnel decisions, Chip Kelly has <2 years left in Philly; BOOK IT. That poor pitiful fan-base; 12 Superbowl Trophies in the NFC East, ZERO for the Eagles. I'm hoping Roger Goodell moves them out of the NFC East and puts another team in there because they are bringing that division down with their year-in-year-out failing. Flyers, Phillies, and 76ers are just as pathetic. Sadness all around!

  7. Let’s face it, no player is going to be happy about getting traded to a dump like Buffalo. Poor McCoy…

  8. Mccoy is an idiot. But I have a gut feeling he’s not that far off base here. But he’s still and idiot who should keep his mouth shut.

  9. He has issues of his own. I half expected the race card would have been thrown by now. Sad commentary.

  10. @restorativejusticeprogram

    What about the restructuring will
    buffalo regret? The fact that they only took a 2.75 mil cap hit on a 16 mil salary? The fact they won’t take a cap hit until 2018 when they can just as easily release him?

    Or we can just bash the Bills rather than take a second to look up the simple, easily found facts.

  11. First it was a reporter from Philly who asked the question so if anyone has sour grapes its the Philly media that continues to ask the questions. Secondly buffalo doesn’t care about paying people money because the pegulas have plenty and fans shouldn’t worry. We don’t know crap about money when it comes to NFL teams they all have plans so to worry about it is not useful these guys know what their doing unlike a fan behind a keyboard.

  12. kokomike says:
    Apr 6, 2015 7:20 PM
    Chip Kelly is just a younger Mike Shanahan.
    ======================================
    More like a younger Bill Belichick. He is someone who understands the salary cap who was forced to clean up other people’s messes. He is also a damn good coach.

  13. If you followed Chip in college and now the Pro’s you’d know Shady is right.

    There’s no me in Chip but there is an I.

  14. Sounds about right to me. Kelly had the front office blown out and got rid of star players so it could be all about him. Can’t wait until next year, when we find out who he thinks is the best player in the 2015 draft.

  15. Kelly doesn’t suffer a fool, you dummy, that’s why you’re gone. You don’t respect the people who serve you food, you hypocrite! Man, this guy.

  16. Every time McCoy opens his mouth it gives Kelly more credibility. DeMarco Murray is a Super Star, and a good character team player. A winner. McCoy and DeSean Jackson are immature young men who put there own agenda above winning. Chip Kelly only knows winning, and obviously he knows good character from bad. I’m sure the Bills fans love hearing their new star player sound like he’s not happy being in Buffalo. The draft is near and think about McCoy every time you hear the word “intangibles”.

  17. Chip Kelly knows that if you want to win Super Bowls you have to get rid of your best players and and replace them with the most injury prone players you can find.

  18. If you followed Chip in college and now the Pro’s you’d know Shady is right.

    There’s no me in Chip but there is an I.
    ——————————————————————–
    Those that have followed Chip aren’t surprised what’s going on in Philly. It’s not that he doesn’t like stars, he loves them. He signed them, and re-signed them.

    But what he doesn’t like is players that think they’re above the team. Yeah, he’ll dump those players as quick as he finds them.

    McCoy to no surprise is having a problem understanding the difference. Someday it’ll sink in as he grows more mature.

  19. Chip wanted complete control on and off the field, but it’s Shady who gets slammed for stating the obvious.

    It’s Chip’s world, we’re just living in it.

  20. I can’t think of an appropriate-enough ending yet for my McCoy jersey.

    McCoy is really, really good, there’s no doubt about that. Is he replaceable? Absolutely. Every Eagles fan who watched half their games last year would agree.

    Thing that’s got to chap McCoy the most is how insanely-quickly the entire team and fanbase moved on from him… that’s got to really rub Shady raw.

  21. what possible motivation could Shady have to keep on talking about his divorce from Chimp Kelly? Even after all that extra $$$ he got from the Bills extension, he still can’t resist. Take the $$$$ and shad up dude!

  22. I always thought McCoy was a tough guy. Turns out he’s just another bigmouth whiner.

  23. Chimp Kelly is a Diva . Wants all the credit. Is a world class meat head. Shady is right. Murray will find out. If there are any holes to run through that is…not spoiled in Dallas anymore.

  24. Tom Landry believed in his system over players. Shady’s just upset he’s no longer a part of it.

  25. Good for Shady. He no longer has to be subjected to a urine stench filled stadium playing for a loser organization who has NEVER won a superbowl.

  26. pervyspankspackfans says:
    Apr 6, 2015 8:06 PM

    Chimp Kelly is a Diva . Wants all the credit. Is a world class meat head. Shady is right. Murray will find out.
    ————————————————————————————————

    Oh great! another Jimmy Johnson.

  27. thekingdp says:
    Apr 6, 2015 7:17 PM

    Wow. Are the grapes that sour in Buffalo? Anyone remember those Keystone Light commercials with the “bitter beer face”? I’m guessing that’s the facial expression McCoy has worn on his face since he got traded.
    —————————————————-

    That’ll be the same facial expression he had as he picked a large pecan from his nose and ate it when they played Seattle last year (seriously!). There was maybe 5 minutes to go, he was mining for nose gold on the sideline & the camera caught him in the act, reaming & eating. Nasty!!!

  28. higheriqthanyou says:
    Apr 6, 2015 7:38 PM
    If you followed Chip in college and now the Pro’s you’d know Shady is right.

    There’s no me in Chip but there is an I.

    ———————————-
    Yup, Kelly runs his program like a BOSS should…kinda like

    BB
    Cower
    Walsh
    Landry
    Lombardi

    I can keep going .. 🙂

  29. This is why, as a Philly native, I find the city and the fans despicable. Last year Murray was a bum and Shady was the greatest running back to ever play the game. This year the fragile Murray is the next coming of Eric Dickerson and Shady is the worst thing to happen to Philly since the Eagles proved they were nothing more than a JV Buffalo Bill squad.

  30. Though I don’t like Chip Kelly and honestly don’t like what he’s doing to what was already a good and potentially great team I don’t agree with the claim that “he doesn’t like or respect star players.” Although it does seem as if he’s putting more stock in his system than he is in the players who made it successful the past 2 years. I think Chip Kelly truly believes and is hell bent on proving his system can be successful regardless of the players involved. I don’t mean I think he’d sign bad players just to make a point but I think he believes he can plug cheap and mediocre players or overpriced used up players (Demarco) into his system and win.

  31. …..kinda seems mccoy is proving coach kelly right…..kelly is building a team that will perform the way HE wants…thats the concept behind being a coach. Kelly has a vision ..and like it or not thats the way hes building it. I really do think Kelly will bring a Super Bowl to Philadelphia. I myself am drunk on the green kool-aid. GO CHIP!!!

  32. So McCoy has actually rushed for over 1000yrds in 5 of his 7 seasons, is a great receiver who has remained relatively healthy, DeSean Jackson was Pro Bowl receiver & return man who scares the hell out of any defense, but Shady & DJAX get compared to Aaron Hernandez even though neither one has ever done anything as bad publicly as Riley Coopers Take on all Ninjaz episode, & he still remains with the team… Sam Bradford who hasn’t been healthy since his senior prom is supposedly an upgrade over Foles who has actually made a Pro Bowl & somehow Maclin who is an upstanding character guy is allowed to walk even though the receiving core has little to nothing left..But hey McCoy is whiner, DJAX is a Gangbangrr & everybody else who is a star isn’t worth because in Chip You Trust…The Owner of the Broncos had that same trust in Josh McDaniels when he got rid of all their young Pro Bowl caliber talent because of his sustem…how’d that work out??..With Tebow as the 24th pick..Didn’t the Eagles work out Tebow??? Lol!!!!

  33. Outside looking in, I think Chips moves has been fine. McCoy is due millions and I’m a believer of drafting a solid back every 4 to 5 years. They take a lot of pounding and when they turn 30 it’s over. McCoy is very good but guessing he wasn’t what Chip wanted. Murray signing was a little odd but maybe Murray is a team player. The linebacker they got for McCoy was very very good before his injury. If he gets back to his rookie season numbers he will be a pro bowler for the next several years and making under 5m for next 3 to 4 years. Only head scratcher was the Bradford move and giving up a 2nd next year. Maclan was getting older plus 2 knee injuries. Chip is a solid coach and I like that he didn’t cry about winning 10 games and missing playoffs. Eagles will be fine.

  34. Hey dummy, didn’t you leave a 20 cent tip one time to make “a statement”? Guess what, the Eagles made “a statement ” too…….. Now get over yourself!!!

  35. I guess he knew what he was doing by getting rid of deshaun, they had the same exact record without him(no playoff loss in 2014). So just maybe he knows what he is doing by getting rid of shady. It shouldn’t be about one diva, it should be about the team. I would rather have Kelly as a coach than Rex and the circus he brings with him, maybe shady realizes the same thing and is crying sour grapes…

  36. Chip Kelly cut the MEvas and divas out of the team. The ones who were locker room poison.

    Lesean has made an erroneous conclusion.

  37. skinsfan2 says:
    All the hatin’ on Shady. A year after all the hatin’ on DJax. Boy do Eagles fans turn on their former loves quick!
    —————————-

    It’s easy when a player runs his mouth and acts like a fool. Beyond that, if even my bestfriend said something out of line I would slap them in the mouth so what point are you getting at here?

  38. It’s simple Kelly wants offensive players that block, Jackson and McCoy couldn’t do that. He also values getting first downs over home runs. Thay didn’t fit his offense and I bet the deva personalities weekend the locker room.

  39. McCoy has had more runs for negative yards than any back in the last 5 years by far. He’s also had some big runs. He’d have had more big runs had he not danced. This is the NFL, not Dancing With The Stars.

  40. gomybirdsgo says:
    Apr 6, 2015 8:30 PM

    higheriqthanyou says:
    Apr 6, 2015 7:38 PM
    If you followed Chip in college and now the Pro’s you’d know Shady is right.

    There’s no me in Chip but there is an I.

    ———————————-
    Yup, Kelly runs his program like a BOSS should…kinda like

    BB
    Cower
    Walsh
    Landry
    Lombardi

    I can keep going .. 🙂
    ====================================
    All those guys won championships, what has Chip won at any level?

  41. you people are all idiots! Do you not understand that out of the three teams that started off-season conditioning programs today, the Bills are the most intriguing with all of their off-season moves? Of course the media is gonna be there asking all sorts of questions! Of course the players are going to answer the questions. These media outlets report the story as if these players are just coming out and spewing off, and you people believe it!

    It’s a press conference. Things are asked, things are said. Listen and move on

  42. McCoy needs to stop talking about it, but I don’t disagree with his overall point. I don’t get how Eagles fans give Kelly a pass on trading McCoy. They replaced him with Murray and Matthews, both of which have had issues staying healthy. Not only that, but their two salaries together equal what they were paying McCoy.

    So they really didn’t save any money and they gave up one durable all pro back for talented but brittle backs. This whole situation could blow up on Kelly. He signed a bunch of talented guys Bradford, Murray, Matthews, and Austin that have issues staying healthy.

  43. Orrrrrr Kelly just gets rid of the star player divas who only care about padding their own stats rather than buying into his system in order to win?

    Yea I’m going to give myself a thumbs up on that comment.

  44. I have been a fan of both DeSean and LeSean. Both were great Eagles who preformed well, but both had diva issues as well. LeSean had a party bus incident and a tip issue. Shady was less effective last year and not a fit for the scheme, though still a supremely talented RB. DeSean had diva issues on and off the field, TD drop against the Cowboys(would of been his first, luckily Westbrook bailed him out), starting Jaccpot records, butting heads with Andy, skipping an exit interview with Chip at the end of the season before all the off season speculation started. It was well known DeSean resisted Chip’s methods. Chip doesn’t have a problem with star players, he has a problem with players that put themselves above the team. Shady’s chirping only further proves that point.

  45. If you’re an adult and don’t understand why a coach would get rid of players like DeSean Jackson or LeSean McCoy, don’t worry. There are GMs around the league (mostly ex-GMs) who make $millions and think like you do. Not everyone understands “character” as it relates to what it takes to be a “winner” in a team sport.

  46. typical response , not satisfied with being the top back in franchise history , all-pro , fan favorite and leave the city on top as a true pro , no , he’s got to lower himself in the minds of fans everywhere with these comments again , typical .

  47. I have been a fan of both DeSean and LeSean. Both were great Eagles who preformed well, but both had diva issues as well. LeSean had a party bus incident and a tip issue. Shady was less effective last year and not a fit for the scheme, though still a supremely talented RB. DeSean had diva issues on and off the field, TD drop against the Cowboys(would of been his first, luckily Westbrook bailed him out), starting Jaccpot records, butting heads with Andy, skipping an exit interview with Chip at the end of the season before all the off season speculation started. It was well known DeSean resisted Chip’s methods.

    Chip doesn’t have a problem with star players, he has a problem with players who put themselves above the team. Shady’s chirping only further proves that point.

    And any who point to Maclin’s departure are forgetting that the Eagles did have a contract offer to Maclin. Maclin is being paid in KC, $11mil a year is a lot for a player who only just had his career year, first year breaking 1000 yards, under Kelly.

  48. Kind of hard to refute McCoy’s assertions as Kelly seems to only want to hold on to mediocre players. I don’t know if Kelly is a racist, but its seems clear to me that he’s still in love with college football and believes he can make an Oregon-like system work in the pros.

    Eagles will have to endure another 3-4 years before he’s finally fired.

  49. why do we care what shady thinks, this is coming from a guy who through a girl off his party bus and left a $0.26 tip to a waitress. sour grapes, get over it, good luck in Buffalo.

  50. No LeSean. In order to build a team he can win with, he needed to get rid of the locker-room cancers, and I think we now know just who those players were…

  51. Eagle fans defending Kelly is one thing, but half the locker room witnessing the gutting of the personnel under the premise of, “My way or the highway” will be an issue.

    Kelly has not left much more for error. For his sake hope he is right.

  52. If he doesn’t answer the question, then he’ll get fined and fans wil bash him for being like Marshawn. When he answers the questions honestly, he’s a whiner/diva for expressing his feelings. If he answered dishonestly, stating thay Chip Kelly is a great coach and he completely understands what he’s doing, then he’s being disengenuous and is labeled a liar. Well, when you consider that Lesean has never played a home game outside the state of PA, it’s not surprising his feelings are a little hurt. He’s a human being, not a clone like some of you out there. Time will tell if Chip Kelly made the right moves, we’ll see real soon. Speaking of divas, the only ones in the NFL are QBs. They’re the only ones that have had rules changed so that they’re ensured of being the stars and remaining healthy.

  53. being traded to Buffalo ? ouch.. yep, he’s still mad… oh, he be bad mouthin chip a lot more.. livin in buffalo,, oh geeez

  54. Report comment
    pastabelly says:
    Apr 6, 2015 7:38 PM
    kokomike says:
    Apr 6, 2015 7:20 PM
    Chip Kelly is just a younger Mike Shanahan.
    ======================================
    More like a younger Bill Belichick. He is someone who understands the salary cap who was forced to clean up other people’s messes. He is also a damn good coach.

    Now he is Belichick… Gonna be a hard fall

  55. I see similarities between Al Davis running HOF running back Marcus Allen out of the Raider organization and Chip Kelly running out LeSean McCoy.

    How dare a player get more praise than an egomanic person that needs to read his own press.

  56. terminatahx says:
    Apr 6, 2015 10:13 PM
    Kind of hard to refute McCoy’s assertions as Kelly seems to only want to hold on to mediocre players. I don’t know if Kelly is a racist, but its seems clear to me that he’s still in love with college football and believes he can make an Oregon-like system work in the pros.

    Eagles will have to endure another 3-4 years before he’s finally fired.
    ———–

    Murray is mediocre? Jason Peters? Connor Barwin?

  57. Okay how about this?
    Mark down Kelly’s draft picks in 2015 and then recheck them in 2016 and see if any blossomed. This is the only way to tell if Chip is really what he says he is.

  58. LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly doesn’t like or respect star players
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Maybe Chip just doesn’t like “me-first” jerks or divas

  59. I was ready to buy what he was selling until he dropped his name third-person.

    seahawksbmx don’t play that.

  60. So the Philadelphia Inquirer attends the Bills off season workouts and ask these questions and McCoy’s all ‘sour grapes’ for answering them. OK Philly fans. The same fans who said they liked trading Shady because you shouldn’t pay your RBs that much money. How’d that work out? The odds Bradford and Murray make it through the entire year are exactly ZERO.

  61. McCoy spent all last season (after Game 3) looking for a place to fall down. Remember this: he will be a BUST in Buffalo. Without a top OL opening gaping holes for him and settling the edge, or an offensive-minded coach running plays to get him into space coach, he is a liability. And he doesn’t have either with the Bills.

  62. I’d be concerned if I was a Bills fan. Focus a little less on Chip and Philadelphia, and a little more on being a part of the Bills organization.

    And to anyone saying he’s just answering a question, well thanks for stating the obvious. He could easily answer the question by stating “i’ve moved on, and i’m looking forward to helping the bills win games.”

    The guy is clearly salty and it’s borderline embarrassing.

  63. bighat8 says: Apr 6, 2015 8:16 PM

    Good for Shady. He no longer has to be subjected to a urine stench filled stadium playing for a loser organization who has NEVER won a superbowl.

    Mrs. McCoy, is that you?

  64. binglut9 “What do you mean rb’s shouldn’t making 10 mil he just paid two rbs like 14 mil”

    Do you mean $7m for two rbs? Murray hits the cap at $5m, Mathews hits the cap at $2m. Hmm. Would I rather have McCoy at $11.5m? Or Murray, Alonso, and Mathews at $7.795m? Cya Shady.

  65. Chip is getting rid of one-dimensional players. In lieu of the one trick ponies, the Eagles are acquiring tougher, versatile, smart, team guys. Fans aren’t flipping on these guys, they’re supporting the guys in Midnight Green now. Kelly will win a SB in less than 5yrs.

  66. Almost the same attitude as Belichick. Every player has to work just as hard, no one player is greater than the team, no player gets special treatment.

    The only problem is Kelly hasn’t won anything yet. Winning created the Patriot culture because the veteran and star players got on board. Without the first Super Bowl there wouldn’t have been as many players giving him the benefit of the doubt. A coach has to prove his methods work in the NFL.

  67. Buffalo is really starting to build something. I’m curious to see how they do this year.

  68. I thought at first that Chip Kelly was making every kind of personnel move that was tailored made to get yourself fired not win a Super Bowl. Then I kept hearing LeSean McCoy talk and talk and talk which made me understand why Coach Kelly got rid of this guy and found someone like Murray instead. I don’t know if it will work out for the Eagles but I am 100% certain that Rex Ryan should be ready for when Mr McCoy decides to throw him under bus if the Bills season goes south.

  69. Football is a team sport…not a “star” sport. Kelly is about to refresh the entire NFL memories to this fact. Oh, and BTW “stars” .. its the fans who keep the NFL going, and I for one am tired of seeing you “stars” getting overpaid.

  70. All these posters trashing McCoy sound like the teenage girl who was left at the prom by her date for another girl. When the Eagles have another losing year this year while McCoy has one of his best seasons ever these same posters will be crying that McCoy was traded. Book it!!!

  71. Some players are smart enough to realize that the NFL is a business, and that teams make decisions that they feel are in their best interests.

    McCoy seems to think this is all personal, and that Kelly is “mean”.

    I’d suggest McCoy get his head out of his rear end, focus on his new job and try to live up to the terms of his ridiculous contract.

  72. Brady’s every action is to make himself a better football player. Worrying about “star status” is not on his schedule. And you wonder why Kelly is purging the primadonnas from his roster. McCoy should thank his lucky stars that Buffalo has adopted the Washington Redskins model of team building…..paying up for past performance . Rex’s team building strategy worked so well in New York and his imported bravado is contagious…..everyone in Buffalo is now self important. Why do owners avoid asking the most basic and fundamental question when making team related decisions :What would Belichick do? In Buffalo, apparently they have adopted an anti-Belichickian approach. This train wreck will be fun to watch.

  73. LeSean, if you were STILL ‘The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,’ ” you’d STILL be an Eagle. Next stop…the Raiders

  74. “Yup, Kelly runs his program like a BOSS should…kinda like

    BB
    Cower
    Walsh
    Landry
    Lombardi”

    LOL nothing is funnier than coming to PFT and reading the comments of Eagle fans comparing Chip in his third year, when he’s yet to even win an NFL playoff game, to Lombardi & Walsh. Chip hasn’t even proven he could carry their jocks never mind being mentioned in the same breath as those leaders of men. This guy couldn’t even win anything at the college level, but start his bust for Canton!

  75. I would say he doesn’t care for me first players Shady. Then add in the fact that in Chips offense ( which Shady is a square peg in a round hole) he needs the RB to NOT DANCE in the backfield abd take 38% of your runs for negative yards. Its a one cut offense, which you shady don’t do. C’ Mon Shady. You had to know when you said ” I’ll rework my deal but I will not take a penny less ” you were done here. Enjoy not getting 1000 yrs a in buffalo with that line while Murray breaks 1500…Cheers Butthurt McCoy.

  76. 33bennygh says:
    Apr 6, 2015 10:31 PM
    I see similarities between Al Davis running HOF running back Marcus Allen out of the Raider organization and Chip Kelly running out LeSean McCoy.

    How dare a player get more praise than an egomanic person that needs to read his own press.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Actually, if memory serves me correctly, it was two main things that soured Al on Marcus – (1) after offering Allen more money than a RB had ever been paid, Allen wanted more (putting himself above the team) and (2) the ‘rumours’ of Marcus spending ‘time’ with OJ’s then-wife Nicole Simpson. Al despised the notion of playing in another man’s backyard – especially when they were football greats. Disrespect, all around.

    ONE NATION

  77. Chip Kelly is an egomaniac. He’s the smartest guy in the room and everyone must bow down to him. He’s a wannabe Bill Belichick, the exception being that Belichick knows what he’s doing and he has a track record and a plan. Chip Kelly has none of that. This is an absolute train wreck in the making and it won’t be pretty.

  78. The late great Tom Landry was known for not showing favoritism and for bumping “stars” down back to their places as team players.

    Result? Five trips to the Super Bowl and winning two of them.

  79. No lesean, chip Kelly doesn’t like running backs that can’t run between the tackles. When you are getting replaced by sproles and Polk at the goal line, you aren’t worth the money that you are making. Facts are facts.

  80. I’m a Pats fan, so I don’t care for Eagles in anyway. Having said that, if I were an Eagle fan I would feel good that Kelly is such an innovative and creative coach who isn’t afraid to morph into whatever his team’s personnel dictates. This is why Belichick sort Kelly out when he wa sat Oregon to pick his brain and why he loves doing joint practices. You have to give Kelly a chance to bring in his own players. Only issue I have is spending so much money at RB (esp with an injury prone Murray and Matthews)…RBs are a dime a dozen, and if you are a talented of an offense coach as Kelly you can score points without a ton of stars (see Vick, Foles & Sanchez)….they should be spending majority their resources (draft picks & cap room) on defense.

  81. This has the smell of sour grapes all over it. Maybe what he really does not like is self-promoting divas.

  82. McCoy his delusional. Every time he opens his moth it makes the trade look better for the Eagles.

    As for the Bills, we already have had both McCoy and Harvin talk about how great “I” am going to be this year. Rex, is that how you spell team?

  83. It’s amazing that he doesn’t realize the irony in his comments. When the underlying factor of why Chip got rid of him is on full display.

  84. A coach has to have control of his team. If anyone (even a star) does not buy into it, he will (and should) be gone. The last thing a coach needs is some guy with a negative tude in the locker room.

  85. I will start off by saying I am Cowboys fan. Now I can understand getting rid of McCoy and Jackson because the coach wants a different locker room. Fine. But why get rid of your QB for a QB that has never come close to finishing a season? Was he a loud mouth too? Because I never heard of him being disgruntled or having a bad contract.

  86. Shady I wish you the very best thanks for the spectacular memories in Philly… I felt even before Chippa made this trade… that your contract and inclination to take plays outside was a problem. Trading Shady was a Bold move… a necessary move.

    Having been an Eagles fan for nearly 40years. I support and embrace Chippa initiatives… refusing to accept back to back 10-6 seasons as ” Good Enough.” A willingness to get his type of player… Just Win Baby…I still miss Djax and now Shady hoped they would be in our future… but in Chippa I trust.

  87. if your outspoken you cant play for chip kelly just plain and simple people can call shady a diva but i see the bigger picture just allow yourselves to be down to earth for 1minute,,stop teaming up on outspoken men negative or positive,,not one person in here knows what goes on behind the scenes

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