The Philadelphia Eagles are chirping, what else is new. It’s become an annual event, whenever the Giants play the Eagles, there is weeklong “chatter” leading up to the game. So naturally, Lesean McCoy picked up right where the two teams left off.
McCoy sparked a dying flame in the feud he and Giants DE Osi Umenyiora over the last year, or so.
“Osi, to be honest, he is a good player,” McCoy said, “I think he thinks that he is better than what he really is. I think he is a ballerina in a Giants uniform. Other than that, that is all I got to say about Osi.”
The “beef” as McCoy called it, started back when Umenyiora was embattled with New York’s front office regarding a new contract. The Eagles outspoken running back took to the social media world and personally attacked Umenyiora via twitter saying “he’s the third best defensive linemen on his team.”
Osi, never short of breath, has fired back at McCoy over the past year. Umenyiora, also taking to twitter wished McCoy a “Happy Mother’s day” and referred to the running back as “she” and “lady gaga”. When asked about the latest shot by McCoy Osi was pretty reserved,
“I might be a ballerina in a Giants uniform,” he said. “I’m lucky to be playing 10 years in the league, to have won two Super Bowls. All that is pure luck and I’m happy for him, I’m happy he got his contract and I’m happy everything is working out well for him in Philadelphia.”
Call it a high road if you want, it just may be the most sarcastic high road, ever. But Osi makes great points, McCoy can talk all he wants, he doesn’t have any hardware in his trophy cases.
At the end of the day this really means nothing, what matters is how the teams play, on the field, and who wins a tough divisional game. Make no mistake about it, these two players DO NOT like each other, at all. These two teams hate each other, and their fans hate each other.
Lucky for us, we’ll see it all unravel this Sunday night.