LeSean McCoy: I love Philly now that Chip Kelly is with the kids where he belongs

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In case you were wondering, LeSean McCoy still hates Chip Kelly.

McCoy, the Bills running back who was traded away from Philadelphia because then-coach Kelly wanted to bring in his former Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso, said today on NFL Network that he has warm feelings toward the Eagles — now that Kelly is coaching in college again.

“I got a lot of love for Philadelphia now that the little short coach is with the kids where he belongs,” McCoy said.

McCoy also said he believes Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, another player traded away from Philadelphia by Kelly, is due for a big day today, and that the Eagles would be wise to let Foles run the full offense instead of trying to keep the game out of his hands with a conservative game plan.

“Let my boy big play Nick throw the ball. I played with Nick . . . and Nick played well,” McCoy said. “Let him play.”

McCoy has had plenty of success in Buffalo since Kelly traded away. Now Foles, in his second stint with the Eagles, will try to do something Kelly didn’t think he was capable of doing, and get the Eagles to the Super Bowl.

53 responses to “LeSean McCoy: I love Philly now that Chip Kelly is with the kids where he belongs

  1. Chip may have been out of his element in Philly and the NFL, but let’s be real. McCoy was seen as an overall jerk in Philly as well. Talented player, sure. But probably needs to remember how he acted in Philly before thinking anybody there misses him or cares about what he has to say.

  2. McCoy did insinuate Kelly was a racist with no evidence or
    Anyone else to corroborate his accusation. I’m sure his live for Philly is genuine Like leaving a .15 cent tip and having his goons beat up off duty police at a night club. Somehow I thinknthis team and city is much better off with this turd floating in Buffalo.

  3. Stay away, Shady. You sound like a moron or jerk 95% of the time you open your mouth to the press.

  4. Another big money RB who could be replaced by a guy at 1/10th the cost without impacting his teams W-L totals at all.

  5. Fans: Chip sucks. He shouldn’t be an NFL coach. He needs to go back to college.

    Shady: I played for him in Philly. I agree.

    Fans: Shut up Shady!

  6. And this is why Kelly wanted to get rid of the vets and replace them with “kids” fresh out the Draft.

    Hard for a college coach to get a 100% buy-in from old vets stuck in their ways.

  7. To the people who are saying LeSean McCoy could be replaced easily, let’s look at the numbers shall we?

    3,209 yards from scrimmage over the past two seasons.
    22 total touchdowns over the past two seasons.
    109 total receptions over the past two seasons.
    4.6 yards per carry over the past two seasons.

    So, no, LeSean McCoy’s production is not easy to replace. Call him a garbage person or a jerk or whatever, but McCoy’s production is fantastic regardless of how you think of him as a person.

  8. Yeah Chip Kelly proved to be a bit of a joke as an NFL HC, but come on. Moving on from DeSean and Shady aren’t the reasons why. They both demanded massive contracts, DeSean was a couple years away from steep regression, Shady was a RB with durability concerns and attitude problems, and if they had both got what they wanted then (operating on the premise that a teams cap is split into half offense / half defense) the Eagles would’ve had over 40% of their teams offensive cap tied up in two selfish bad attitude skill position players who couldn’t be counted on long term. That never seemed like a winning formula to me.

    They were the kind of team that might help win you a Fantasy League Championship but nothing else. They weren’t worth what they valued themselves at, and going in another direction and trying to restructure the foundation on the team was completely logical (at least to those who understand the game beyond googling basic stats). Alonso didn’t work out obviously, but at the time he was a bit of a freakish young LB with big potential. Remember Buffalo had all that “Legend of Kiko Alonso” stuff going on. So the return may not have panned out as hoped, but either way McCoy wasn’t worth his long term price tag either way. What did he do in 2015, 700 yards and 3 TDs or something? Hooray.

    Not to mention, “Shady” has his nickname for a reason. It’s just annoying how guys like him are always playing the victim.

  9. Yes, Kelly was a failure as an NFL head coach but so were a lot of others. McCoy doesn’t get it that they wanted to get rid of him because he’s a big-mouthed malcontent. Most teams wouldn’t be interested in him at all because his complete lack of character. It seems every time he opens his mouth he says something stupid and comes off sounding like a child. Maybe he belongs with kids too–he’d fit right in.

  10. Chip Kelly is a great college coach with no ability to succeed at the NFL level whatsoever. Everyone here seems to be forgetting that he destroyed the 49ers in his one disastrous season there. One of the worst seasons in the history of the NFL.

    So yes, Chip Kelly was a disastrous NFL coach.

  11. ——–halfcentaur says:
    January 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    Yeah Chip Kelly proved to be a bit of a joke as an NFL HC, but come on. Moving on from DeSean and Shady aren’t the reasons why. They both demanded massive contracts, DeSean was a couple years away from steep regression, Shady was a RB with durability concerns and attitude problems, and if they had both got what they wanted then (operating on the premise that a teams cap is split into half offense / half defense) the Eagles would’ve had over 40% of their teams offensive cap tied up in two selfish bad attitude skill position players who couldn’t be counted on long term. That never seemed like a winning formula to me.

    They were the kind of team that might help win you a Fantasy League Championship but nothing else. They weren’t worth what they valued themselves at, and going in another direction and trying to restructure the foundation on the team was completely logical (at least to those who understand the game beyond googling basic stats). Alonso didn’t work out obviously, but at the time he was a bit of a freakish young LB with big potential. Remember Buffalo had all that “Legend of Kiko Alonso” stuff going on. So the return may not have panned out as hoped, but either way McCoy wasn’t worth his long term price tag either way. What did he do in 2015, 700 yards and 3 TDs or something? Hooray.

    Not to mention, “Shady” has his nickname for a reason. It’s just annoying how guys like him are always playing the victim.——–

    Apparently, you’ve been asleep for the past two seasons as “Shady” has put up hall of fame numbers on a team that actually knew how to use him correctly. Chip Kelly is an idiot.

  12. goawayeverybody – yeah he’s put up some good numbers the last couple seasons as the lone player worth anything in an offense. Kind of like how Russell Westbrook stat padded himself to an MVP last year, hogging the ball, jacking up as many shots as he wanted, making his teammates clear out so he can collect all the easy rebounds, etc. Putting up big numbers don’t necessarily equal greatness, and certainly don’t equate to team success.

    Murray put up basically the same numbers McCoy did in 2015.
    Sproles and Mathews combined for more total yards in 2016 than McCoy for a couple million cheaper
    2017 well…..Eagles had one of the top run games in the league while not paying a single RB more than $900K, so obviously they weren’t missing Shady’s production, or his price tag, or his attitude, too much at all.

    But yeah, he’s got some talent and can pad his stats when he’s the only player worth giving the ball to in an offense. Good for him. Like i said, we’re talking Fantasy League Championships vs actual real world team game winning. There’s a BIG difference between the two.

  13. walker1191 says:
    January 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm
    Another big money RB who could be replaced by a guy at 1/10th the cost without impacting his teams W-L totals at all.

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    McCoy accounted for over 30% of Buffalo’s total offense. You’re kidding yourself if you think the Bills would have even sniffed the playoffs without him.

  14. Shady quit acting like a girl stood up on her prom, Philadelphia is a better team and city without this clown as one of its residents…

  15. mysterytonite says:
    January 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    McCoy did insinuate Kelly was a racist with no evidence or
    Anyone else to corroborate his accusation.

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    Actually there were many players who had stories similar to McCoy. Even o ff of the eagles coaches, tra thomas.

  16. halfcentaur says:
    January 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    goawayeverybody – yeah he’s put up some good numbers the last couple seasons as the lone player worth anything in an offense. Kind of like how Russell Westbrook stat padded himself to an MVP last year, hogging the ball, jacking up as many shots as he wanted, making his teammates clear out so he can collect all the easy rebounds, etc. Putting up big numbers don’t necessarily equal greatness, and certainly don’t equate to team success

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    Wow! NFL is nothing like the NBA when it comes to an individual player. It’s WAY harder for an nfl player to succeed when he’s the only star player on a team, especially at RB. 8 in the box on a weekly basis. Do you remember at the beginning of the season when everyone was saying buffalo is tanking after they traded away Watkins and both their starting CBS? McCoy carried that team and he was the only star so defenses constantly game planned for him and he still put up good numbers. Saying it’s comparable to Russell westbrook? Lol wow.

  17. It’s funny how i said “going in another direction and trying to restructure the foundation on the team was completely logical (at least to those who understand the game beyond googling basic stats)”, then goawayeverybody starts trying to discredit my argument with nothing but stats he just googled.

    And it’s not that Buffalo “knew how to use him correctly”, in his 2 years under Chip in Philly he actually put up just as good, if not BETTER numbers than he has at any point in Buffalo. It’s that he couldn’t be counted on long term, had a selfish attitude, and wanted way more money than he was worth and trying to build a TEAM foundation was valued over stroking the egos of a couple individuals. If you can’t wrap your head around that concept then just stop arguing. And i don’t know why you’re trying to tell me Chip was an idiot, i never said he was a genius. Just that this wasn’t one of the reasons he was a horrible fit in the NFL.

  18. Chip was a dip, no doubt. But I wouldn’t believe or care for anything that comes out of the mouth of someone nicknamed “Shady.” It’s such a fitting name for such a misfit of society.

  19. bird2urmother – yeah different sports, thanks for that insight. Just a point that individual stats don’t necessarily mean much in terms of TEAM success in the grand scheme of things.

    And yeah i remember a lot of people saying they were “tanking” for trading Watkins, which also never made sense to me. He was injury prone, gonna be due a contract extension, and again i wouldn’t count on him long term for a big price tag. People who were saying that talked as if they had such great success in the past with Watkins on the field. New regime, new schemes, new direction, often means new players. And hey, i’d say they have a much better idea of what they’re doing than the guys who traded up to draft Watkins. Wouldn’t you?

    Look, i’m not saying McCoy sucks as a RB. I’m saying he wasn’t worth what he thought he was worth, that he doesn’t have a winning attitude, and that the team (again TEAM is the repetitive keyword here) is better off without his price tag and without his attitude. I truly don’t get how that’s so difficult for you to grasp.

  20. goawayeverybody says:
    January 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm
    Chip Kelly is a great college coach with no ability to succeed at the NFL level whatsoever. Everyone here seems to be forgetting that he destroyed the 49ers in his one disastrous season there. One of the worst seasons in the history of the NFL.
    So yes, Chip Kelly was a disastrous NFL coach.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    As our MAGA President would say, “WRONG!”

    That 49ers team wasn’t Chip’s team; That was the creation of one Trent Baalke.

  21. friscokid49 says:
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    As our MAGA President would say, “WRONG!”

    That 49ers team wasn’t Chip’s team; That was the creation of one Trent Baalke.

    —-
    By that logic I guess we can discount first 2 seasons in Philly when he went 20-12 because he was using Andy Reid’s players right? After Chip decimated the team and brought in his guys Philly took a nose dive.

  22. Tomorrow he will take to twitter to throw shade at that middle school teacher that didn’t believe his “my dog ate the homework” excuse.

  23. HALFCENTAUR, I was responding to your comment about how you say he gets stats because he’s the only star on the team and suggesting its easy for him to get yards and pad his stats like an NBA player “hogging the ball” and “jacking up” a bunch of shots. My point is that it’s hard for an nfl player to just pad his stats by getting a lot of touches, especially when he’s the only real threat on offense. I dont get why that’s so hard for YOU to grasp.

  24. Chip Kelly the OC worked fine. Chip Kelly the GM was a debacle and destroyed the roster out of hubris and ego.

    But….. The offense works as a package. It coaxed an 800 yard, 8 TD season out of Riley Cooper.

    He could have lasted as an OC under a strong HC who could keep from going max speed the entire game.

    He’ll kill it at UCLA.

  25. “Everyone here seems to be forgetting that he destroyed the 49ers in his one disastrous season there.”

    Chip didn’t destroy the 49ers. Trent Baalke did. Chip got dealt a bad hand in that he had zero personnel input. Chip wanted Dak Prescott. Baalke gave him the recently arrested Rashard Robinson. None of the players seemingly had any complaints about him either. He really did make a concerted effort to improve upon how he related to them. I hope that experience serves him well. I think he’ll do an excellent job at UCLA.

  26. I love the hate Eagles fans show, its like a really pissed off version of a Viking fan. Good luck today.

  27. I seen this jobroni on NFL retwork today and I almost immediately turned it off. Who makes the decisions to put on certain players for analysis? Do they search for the most intellectually devoid player to make their regulars look better? McCoy is one of the biggest tools in the game not to mention serious questions character. Just because you are arrogant and obnoxious shouldn’t be make you quallified to analyze pro football.

  28. edelmanfanclub says:

    January 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Still crying about being traded, at least he didnt pull the race card.
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    Oh yes he did… lol

  29. “Shady” let the shade go, dude. You’re not Hall of Fame material, so your obsession with Chip Kelly is all-for-nothing, dude. lol

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