Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy Says Feud With New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is Over
That’s what McCoy says, anyway.
“We crossed paths a couple times, we gave each other the eye,” McCoy said on the SportsRadio WIP Player’s Lounge show on Monday. “In the warmups, we looked at each other funny. I think after the game, it’s time to get over this Osi and LeSean thing because after the game [Umenyiora] said ‘you’re a heck of a player, we’re in this business, let’s get over this.’ He said, ‘let’s be done with it.’
“Being a bigger man, also for myself, you’ve got to focus on the Giants, they’re a good team already. My goal is not an inter-division battle with Osi. It’s with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl.”
The feud began last year when McCoy tweeted that Umenyiora was soft, overrated, and the third best defensive linemen on his own team. Umenyiora responded by calling McCoy “Lady Gaga”.
On Mother’s Day, Umenyiora tweeted, “Happy Mothers Day Lesean Mccoy! Enjoy your special day!!”
On a recent episode of ESPN’s “E:60″ McCoy called Umenyiora “a ballerina in a Giants uniform.”
On the field though, the feud never really consisted of anything other than McCoy running past Umenyiora and the Eagles beating the Giants every time the two teams played.
McCoy has rushed 35 times for 334 yards and two touchdowns, a ridiculous 9.54 yards per carry, in the fourth quarter of his seven career games against the Giants. This includes touchdown runs of 66 and 50 yards, and game-clinching runs of 60 and 40 yards.
He has been as dominant against the Giants in the fourth quarter as any running back in league history ever has been versus one team in one quarter.