You can’t blame LeSean McCoy if he sounds a tad bitter. When the Philadelphia Eagles traded him to the Buffalo Bills in early March, it shook the NFL world. But that’s in the past — the Eagles have moved on, having signed DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to help fill McCoy’s shoes in the City of Brotherly Love.
The star running back was on the "Rich Eisen Show" and took a shot at his former head coach Chip Kelly (via NJ.com), who gave Murray a big-money deal.
"I saw that they originally were trying to get Frank Gore and he backed out," McCoy said. "So then when they got DeMarco and they got Ryan Mathews, I thought it was like a panic move."
Panic move? That stretches the imagination a bit, considering Murray is coming off a season that saw him lead the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards. Even Mathews — a five-year veteran with two 1,000-yard seasons under his belt — is a quality player, when he’s not dealing with injuries.
However, McCoy isn’t backing down.
"I didn’t understand it. I should say that," McCoy went on. "And Chip I think is a really good coach. I think this is something different for him kind of managing both, from being a coach to now kind of managing the team as far as the players that they get and they pay."
The Eagles do have $12.6 million in salary slated for running backs in 2015 between Murray, Mathews and the incumbent Darren Sproles. So maybe McCoy has a point here.
However, maybe things would be better if everyone just moved on.