“Buffalo is more of a NFL type of feel,” McCoy told NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access. “Being with Coach (Andy) Reid for so long … you get used to that. A player’s coach. An NFL type of atmosphere in the locker room and around the facility. And for two years in Philly it wasn’t like that as much. Not in a negative way, but it was different. It was more like a college feel.”
By Michael McCarthy
Shady McCoy is starting to sound like a whining, spurned boyfriend who got dumped by his prom date.
Or at least a running back who got traded because his head coach didn’t like his style of running.
In either event, McCoy has pissed on Eagles coach Chip Kelly from the great heights of Buffalo, N. Y.
Kelly got rid of running back McCoy so that Kelly himself would get more of the credit for the offense in Philly. At least, that’s how McCoy sees it.
McCoy, now a Buffalo Bill, said at the first day of his new team’s offseason program that Kelly would rather have anonymous players around than stars so that it’s Kelly himself who garners most of the attention.
“I don’t think he likes or respects the stars. I’m being honest,” McCoy told the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane. “I think he likes the fact that it’s ‘Chip Kelly and the Eagles.’ ”
Of course, DeMarco Murray is a star player, and Kelly signed Murray to replace McCoy. But McCoy thinks Kelly showed last year by cutting DeSean Jackson that if a player gets too much credit, that player won’t be around for long.
“It was ‘DeSean Jackson – a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.’ Or ‘The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,’ ” McCoy said. “I don’t think [Kelly] likes that.”
Whatever the reasons, Kelly has radically reshaped the Eagles’ roster with some surprising personnel decisions. He’s set him up for a season in which he’ll either get a lot of credit, or a lot of blame.