McCoy Felt Disrespected by Chip Kelly

LeSean McCoy feels like his former head coach doesn't respect star players. McCoy is still upset with how his tenure in Philadelphia ended, but he's ready to play for a team that wants him.

“I don’t get no respect.

-Rodney Dangerfield” – LeSean McCoy

Forgive me for using a Michael Scott reference from The Office, but it’s fitting here. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy feels like his former coach didn’t give him any respect.

On Monday, McCoy told the Philadelphia Inquirer the following:

"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy told The Inquirer. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.' "

The running back also said that Kelly has tried to call him twice, but he decided against answering the phone. McCoy feels disrespected over how his tenure ending with the Philadelphia Eagles ended, and he has a point.

Players like McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Nick Foles, Jeremy Maclin, Trent Cole and Cary Williams have been traded or released by Kelly in the last year. Evan Mathis, one of the best guards in the NFL, is also on the trade block. It seems like Kelly is more than okay with parting with his top players. That said, Kelly has also added some star power this offseason in Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray.

McCoy added, “"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."

The running back added that he plans on calling Kelly soon and that there is no bitterness towards his former head coach. It just comes down to a lack of respect.

“I just feel like the only thing I didn't like was the respect,” McCoy said. “For so many years I gave you all what you wanted. You know? And then for how it went down, it was like a surprise.”

As for Buffalo, McCoy admitted that he didn’t want to come at first. Eventually he realized that he was wanted in Buffalo and that meant the world to him.

"Money wasn't the first reason to make me want to come here," McCoy said. "Even when I knew [about the contract offer], I was like, 'I'm not going there. I don't give a freak what they give me, I'm not going.' And then I realized it was the best for me. This is a team that wants me. Coach Ryan is a winner and he wants to run the ball."

McCoy will certainly get plenty of carries in Buffalo and one year after finishing 9-7, the back could play a large role in a playoff push. Buffalo’s newest running back has a chip on his shoulder and he plans on making sure that everyone respects him in 2015.


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