Chip Kelly: I’d love to shake LeSean McCoy’s hand

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Bills running back LeSean McCoy said this week that he has no regrets about the comments he made regarding Eagles coach Chip Kelly after the Eagles traded him to the Bills this offseason.

McCoy said that he has no issues with Kelly, but that he stands by his belief that the Eagles coach got rid of “all the good black players” in the years since coming to Philadelphia. On a conference call with Buffalo media on Wednesday, Kelly said he also has no issues with the former Eagle and that he looks forward to a chance to see him on Sunday.

“I’d love to shake LeSean’s hand,” Kelly said, via the Buffalo News. “I tried to call him after. And I talked to his agent after we traded him. I always wanted to talk to LeSean. Again, I have no issues with LeSean at all. He has a great personality, an infectious personality. I have tremendous respect for LeSean.”

Kelly did express some regret about the way the trade was handled, specifically the fact that he didn’t speak to McCoy before media reports about the trade surfaced. He didn’t express any about swapping out McCoy for DeMarco Murray, who has been expressing his own issues with Kelly and the Eagles offense this week.

“I don’t even look at it that way because you only talk about who you have on your team,” Kelly said. “I’ve never been a comparison guy. I don’t know what you get out of comparing things like that. I think they’re both outstanding running backs. LeSean’s having a great year. We’ll have our hands full defensively.”

We’ll find out Sunday whether Kelly will have his hands full of Murray as well.

41 responses to “Chip Kelly: I’d love to shake LeSean McCoy’s hand

  1. I think LeSean better watch out this week. He said that Kelly got rid of all the good black players on the team? Watching the game this week I swear I saw a lot of good black players do a number on the Patriots. They may not take too kindly to McCoy’s characterization of them and show him just how good they are!

  2. LOL I remember when they hired Kelly and all these Eagles fans were talking bout, “Hey put the Chip in Championship” hahaha…

    If you wanna see a couple Lombardy’s, you are a short drive from Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New York, and New England.

  3. Chip says “I’m not a comparison guy”. Really, that’s exactly what you are. You compared what you had in McCoy vs Murray. Perhaps just not good at comparisons would be more accurate.

  4. I bet they do shake hands before the game. And I bet, after the game, Kelly wishes he never let Shady go.

  5. In efforts to save cap space last offseason, Kelly cut the $8M contract that McCoy had and replaced it with a $8M per conract to Murray.

    Totally saved money…

  6. Now if I’m McCoy, after I score my first TD, I run to the Eggles sideline and put my hand out for a shake. Take the fine and penalty, it will be worth it.

  7. “….Oh Chip….can you just coach the team and stop being an idiot for 5 min…….”

    ————–
    Yeah, Chip, what kind of “idiot” takes the high road. FAIL

  8. In efforts to save cap space last offseason, Kelly cut the $8M contract that McCoy had and replaced it with a $8M per conract to Murray.

    Totally saved money…
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    While Shady totally fit what the Eagles want to do on the field, this is a classic case (just like d-jax) of a coach unable to coach a star players. Chip can put as much make up & the prettiest dress he’d like on this pig of a situation, it’s still a pig.

    We did not help ourselves one iota with Murray over Shady.

    As for Chip taking the high road, what did you expect Chip to do, fight with McCoy & Murray in the same week? Of course Chip is trying to minimize it all, Kelly isn’t doing any noble thing with offering to shake McCoy’s hand. This trade alone screams idiocy. Why do so many people stick up for Chip Kelly?

  9. “I tried to call him after.”

    keyword being “after”. if chip had any respect for his players he would have handled it differently. no wonder he lost the locker room.

  10. “…I have no issues with LeSean at all. He has a great personality, an infectious personality. I have tremendous respect for LeSean.”

    Chip Kelly is a liar.

  11. FYI Shadys cap hit was set to make as much as 13 mil so yes the eagles did save money by cutting him. I love him for his play but he acts like a child.

  12. “Chip got rid of all the good black players.”

    Seems logical. If you’re a starter in the NFL, it’s probably because you’re good. Even if you’re on the bench, its probably because they think you will one day be good.

    Just so happens the majority of players are black. My guess is 70%-80%. Therefore, if Chip did let players let go, chances are they were both very good and black.

    Thus, Chip only got rid of good black players.

  13. daysend564 says:
    Dec 9, 2015 2:02 PM
    In efforts to save cap space last offseason, Kelly cut the $8M contract that McCoy had and replaced it with a $8M per conract to Murray.

    Totally saved money…

    ____

    Mccoy had a cap hit of 13 million coming into this year. Are people really this stupid?

  14. n efforts to save cap space last offseason, Kelly cut the $8M contract that McCoy had and replaced it with a $8M per conract to Murray.

    Totally saved money…

    I believe that he got Murray, Mathews and Alonso for the same money. Remember, McCoy was trying to get a new contract worth $11M.

  15. Senior leaders at you job address you when the decision is final…that’s the way America works.
    You have been replaced regardless if YOU agree with the replacement.

    I expect the best out of Shady but think the Eagles O may have found a groove….be it an 8 – 8 groove with a long offseason of yap ahead.

  16. They won the Division in 2013, they had a 9-3 record last year and the only reason they DIDN’T win the Division is because they didn’t play Sproles enough, especially in that stupid loss to San Francisco where they did a shotgun play on the one yard line. They got rid of McCoy, Jackson, Maclin, and Evan Mathis. With this improved Defense and the play of Jordan Hicks they could have DOMINATED this Division for years to come and should have been on their way to a 3RD STRAIGHT NFC East Title in this Mediocre Division. Instead Genius Gene Kelly just totally F’d the Eagles up. Kiko Alonso is a Bum. Looks like an emaciated Tight End Trying to play LB. TERRIBLE TRADES!! You don’t get rid of a MACLIN, JACKSON, MCCOY – 3 OF THE BEST PLAY MAKERS IN YOUR DIVISION AND IN THE LEAGUE!!!!

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