The former Philadelphia Eagle is taking some major shots at the team that traded him to the Buffalo Bills.
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Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, said that the Eagles organization went into a panic when they failed to land free agent RB Frank Gore.
In an interview on The Rich Eisen Show, McCoy said that he found the Eagles’ efforts to sign RBs DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews at a high price, in the aftermath of losing Gore, had him confused.
“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.”
Gore, the former Pro Bowl RB with the San Francisco 49ers, was rumoured to be heavily interested in joining the Eagles, but backed out at the last minute and chose to sign with the Indianapolis Colts instead.
McCoy was traded to the Buffalo Bills for LB Kiko Alonso in a trade that had many people questioning the rationale of Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. It would become part of a series of moves that essentially purged the Eagles of proven talent – Pro Bowl WR Jeremy Maclin, former Pro Bowl QB Nick Foles and long-time pass rusher Trent Cole were all either let go or traded within the first few days of the free agency period.
“I didn’t understand it. I should say that,” McCoy said. “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 may have gotten a better deal though in free agency: Murray is the defending NFL rushing champion after setting a Cowboys record 1,845 rushing yard mark in 2014 – earning NFL Offensive Player of the Year honours in the process. Mathews, though often injured, is much younger than Gore at age 27 and has recorded two 1,000 yard rushing seasons in the past four seasons.