LeSean McCoy doesn’t regret his Chip Kelly comments

AP

Bills running back LeSean McCoy was light on his feet again Tuesday, not necessarily saying he thought Eagles coach Chip Kelly was a racist, but not necessarily backing down from a pretty clear implication of that last summer.

Via Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, McCoy appeared on 94 WIP in Philadelphia, and did nothing to dispel the insinuation of the original comment that Kelly got rid of “all the good black players.”

“Some things you may say from anger, and I was definitely angry, but I’m not going to change anything I say,” McCoy said. “I stand by everything I said before. I don’t have no problems with Chip or nothing like that. No hatred. But I stand by it. I don’t take it back.”

But while he didn’t take it back, he did insist he never called Kelly a bigot.

“I’m not going to make it a racist thing, a black or white thing. I’m not going to get into that topic. It’s old. It is what it is,” McCoy said. “People want to take it that way, they can. If you really know me, you know who I am. I embrace all people and all colors, . . . I’m just honest. If they want to take it that way, that’s fine.”

People take it that way, because that’s sure what it sounded like when it fell out of McCoy’s mouth the first time. And while it wasn’t an overt charge, the implication seemed clear, though McCoy said he was surprised with the reaction to it.

“I have seen different people say that, or similar to what I said,” McCoy said, “but when I said it, it was a way bigger thing.”

But he also said he didn’t regret anything he said previously.

“I really don’t,” he said. “One thing about myself, I will take back nothing I say. I have my own reasons to fell how I felt. The difference between me and other players is, they won’t say how they feel. I’m different. I speak how I feel. But I don’t want too relive it. I say what I said. It is what it is. I have no issue with Chip. I don’t have no hatred towards him. [But] we aren’t best friends or nothing like that.”

That’s obviously the case, especially now that McCoy has reopened the issue in the lead-up to his return to Philadelphia this weekend.

55 responses to “LeSean McCoy doesn’t regret his Chip Kelly comments

  1. I am sure that alot of people are going to comment on how pumped up he will be for this game. But if I were a Bills fan, I wouldn’t take too much out of how “fired up” Lesean McCoy is going to be on Sunday. He and Desean Jackson are two peas in a pod when it comes to personality, and look what Jackson being “fired up” did for the Redskins last night. Yes, he made a redeeming TD catch, but that punt return was pure DJ, all “fired up” and determined to make himself the hero no matter how stupid and irrational it was to run 25 yards backward and then not protect the ball. I have visions of “fired up”McCoy fighting for extra yards after being stood up and holding the ball like a loaf of bread (FUMBLE!) and running east west looking to extend doomed plays (TACKLE FOR LOSS!!). Oh, and lots of taunting and theatrics (PERSONAL FOUL!!!) There’s a reason most coaches prefer their players to play with motivation while containing their emotions.

  2. So “Shady” doesn’t care about skin color yet basically calls Chip Kelly racist and also his head almost exploded when Cooper slipped an N-bomb. “Shady” is the perfect nick-name for this clown.

  3. I don’t miss his immaturity. But darn it if I don’t miss watching him play. Funny how all of a sudden nobody liked the Murray move but when it happened most of us were saying Murray/Mathews was better than Mccoy. Guess we can find out Sunday.

    Oh wait Mathews is hurt and Murray is on the bench. Doh!!

  4. as an Eagles fan I’m just waiting for the moment where McCoy breaks Kiko’s ankles on his way to a game-winning 80 yard td. because why wouldn’t that happen to us? expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed

  5. If a proven case of someone making personnel decisions solely on the basis of race is to be taken seriously, then the accusation of the same should be taken equally seriously.

    LeSean should not be able to shrug this off.

  6. If I was one of the black players on the current roster who remained from the previous year I would feel a certain kind of way. “So what are you saying Shady? I suck?” lol

  7. “Chip Kelly is a fat pig” – LeSean McCoy

    “I don’t know why people keep saying I called Chip a fat pig. I guess they can take it how they want to”- LeSean McCoy

  8. Say whatever you want Eagles fans getting rid of Jackson for nothing, trading McCoy, and letting Maclin walk in free agency were all stupid moves. If either one of those 3 were on your team right now they would be the best at their respective position on the Eagles.

  9. What a clown. Probably twist an ankle on the first play and be out the rest of the game. Just shut up and play. If he’s as good as he thinks he is, he won’t need to say a word.

  10. Luke thats nice, hey I hate the way he holds the ball too – but still, he rarely fumbles, which in the end is what matters most.

    As far as taking losses, im sorry, this guy has turned over a new leaf, we are not seeing the big losses in Buffalo, hes taking hits in the backfield that are not his fault, dodging them, and then falling forward for a 3 yard gain against all odds. I dont think hes had a penalty all year either, has he?

    And as far as being fired up, based on what ive seen lately, no one could run any harder than he already has, im just looking for more of the same.

  11. I never thought I’d see the day where I would root for the Eagles to kick the crap out of someone, but that time has come. McCoy called him a racist and hates that people remember it so he backtracks. Hypocrisy at its finest.

  12. I can understand getting rid of the cancer that is Jackson but why would you not resign Maclin and keep McCoy and bring in Mathews….if Philly had that line up they would be easily 2 games up in the East right now….

  13. It is patently absurd that a black individual can blast a white boss/person for being racist without an ounce of evidence and then just brush it off later. There are few things, if any that are not criminal, worse than being a racist and it’s something one doesn’t really come back from. McCoy should be suspended for using incendiary words and send a message to every one else in the country who might think about doing the same.

  14. IMO McCoy is the racist, AND he is being enabled to label anyone as a “racist” JUST b/c of his skin color.

    McCoy is a has-been RB who has to use the race card to keep a job in the NFL.

    What would happen if a white…excuse me…European-American, player called a black coach “racist”?

    That player would be crucified in the media b/c as everyone has been brainwashed into thinking….blacks cannot be “racist”….

    McCoy is a loser for doing this to Coach Kelly.

  15. Why doesn’t he say what actually happened ?

    Kelly got rid of turds irregardless of skin color. Guess what that makes you ?

  16. Yeah we all know you’re a cheapskate. My buddy worked a flight you were on and you tried to sneak your boy into first class without paying, then used the ” you know who I am” card.. That didn’t work out too well for you when your boy was asked to leave first class. I’m surprised you didn’t pull out the race card.

  17. I am so tired of people playing the race card with no actual solid bases in which to. Unless Coach Kelly did something, or said something racist, please stop talking McCoy. You got traded, big deal, it’s the NFL, it happens. But you shouldn’t attack another man’s character without solid ground to do so. I have noticed in my life that the people who tend to be the most racist are the very people that go around accusing everyone else of being racist. Simple observation, that’s all.

  18. Eagles fan here, I still enjoy watching Shady play but geezzz he’s the definition of highschool gossip girl.

  19. it will come down to Bradford vs tyrod taylor. which qb plays better and leads his offense to more scoring.

    30 pts needed to win it.

  20. Let me breakdown what MCcoy is trying to say regarding Chip Kelly. Is Chip a racist no? Is Chip a little prejudice actions says yes. You can be prejudice without being racist. Chip has no problem with having Blacks on his team as long as they are quiet and do what Chip says and wants without questioning him. But you keep a White player who isn’t that good of a player who dropped the N-word. It makes all Blacks look at Chip sideways with reason.

  21. I’m wondering how the Philly faithful are going to respond to him Sunday. I can see a good deal of booing, which is a shame, but understandable given his comments.

    As for this recent comment, it’s ridiculous. He clearly implied Chip was a racist. He admitted he was angry. And then he says he doesn’t care what people think? Sorry, bro. You’re lucky Kelly doesn’t publicly demand an apology or even try to sue you for slander.

  22. Dear English language. I am sorry you had to endure that .

    Sincerely,

    Everyone

    It took a really, really long time to read those quotes. So many double negatives. Just wow. I know he doesn’t make a living giving or writing speeches but c’mon man.

    Oh…and we think you are a racist because you said, and I quote, Chip Kelly “got rid of all the good black players.”

    No one is twisting words Mr McCoy.

  23. LeSean McCoy is very immature. Like a lot of young men he says things he feels without thinking them through. A lot of the things he said about Chip were echo-ed by other players just not as strongly as Shady expressed it. Is Chip Kelly a racist? It would be very hard to coach professional sports in America in 2015 & be a racist so its highly unlikely. We have to believe the ex-players words were out of frustration & what they believed was an unhealthy or disturbing handling of the Riley Cooper incident.

    The thing curious about Chip & the original allegations is his rejection of Tyrod Taylor in the off-season. Tyrod came to Kelly & badly wanted to play for Chip & in this offense & Chip turned him down & signed Tebow. Taylor is head & shoulders better than Tebow & one camp throwing session should have removed any doubt Chip may have had.

  24. I’d still rather see him in an Eagles uniform. Personally I believe the O-line doesn’t block nearly as effectively for Murray as the others because Murray doesn’t provide any instinctiveness. It’s as if he runs with his eyes close. There is something about his running plays that must be either tipping off the defense because they’re across the line before the o-line out of its stance!
    Maybe it’s the QB cadence. It’s got to be something or the fact a non-running QB means 11 defenders are committed to stopping the run…or it could be it’s either run left or run right.

  25. i listened to the interview live and they literally asked him about it half a dozen times multiple ways. Dude has a serious Chip on his shoulder about being traded still you can tell. At least he didnt say it was taken out of context.

  26. He doesn’t take it back. I guess he will never learn from past mistakes. Because he’s perfect & doesn’t make any.

  27. I wouldnt regret getting rid of Shady or Desean. We won nothing with them but for some reason people think they would change things. What I would regret is not drafting/hiring suitable o lineman and not being able to retain Maclin. Other than that good riddens.

  28. If people think players are not buying in to Chip’s system now, imagine if this dude and desean were still there.

    It would be a roaring dumpster fire.

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