LeSean McCoy Claims Chip Kelly Disposed of “All the Good Black Players”

LeSean McCoy

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded away their star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills the NFL community was surprised. The breakup was not a happy one either. Even though this stunning trade took place over two months ago, McCoy remains hardened in his feelings on what happened in Philadelphia.

In an interview with ESPN’s Mike Rodak, McCoy stated his take on Chip Kelly’s bold moves claiming that Kelly rid the team of “all the good black players.”┬áHere’s a taste of McCoy’s thoughts on his relationship with Chip Kelly and his subsequent rant…

The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that.

Shortly after McCoy was traded to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso, he stated this about Kelly (via Philly.com).

I don’t think he likes or respects the stars. I’m being honest. I think he likes the fact that it’s Chip Kelly and the Eagles.

McCoy made reference to his former teammate, wide receiver DeSean Jackson who the Eagles refused to re-sign last season, saying:

It was ‘DeSean Jackson — a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.’ Or ‘The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,’ “I don’t think [Kelly] likes that.

McCoy is entitled to his opinion even if it sounds like sour grapes and the expected pablum of our times. However Kelly certainly has made some mind-blowing and questionable changes to the Eagles’ roster in the past months. In Week 14 of the 2015 NFL Season, Buffalo visits Philadelphia where McCoy can turn those sour grapes into wine with a win against Kelly and his Eagles.

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