The Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles are both in the playoff hunt this season, but that's not the number one storyline heading into Sunday's game. The top storyline is LeSean McCoy's return to Philadelphia to get revenge on the coach that traded him away. McCoy has already said plenty about former coach Chip Kelly but on Wednesday the conversation once again turned to the Eagles head coach.
"I'd love to shake LeSean's hand," Kelly said. "I tried to call him after. And I talked to his agent after we traded him. I always wanted to talk to LeSean. Again, I have no issues with LeSean at all. He has a great personality, an infectious personality. I have tremendous respect for LeSean."
Later in the day, Buffalo media let McCoy know of Kelly's comments. McCoy quickly let the media know that a handshake would not be happening. Joe Buscaglia of WKBW-TV recorded McCoy's response (Warning: McCoy uses some NSFW language):
McCoy elaborated on his response. Via Zach Berman of philly.com:
“For what? We’ve got nothing to shake hands for,” McCoy said. “Some of the dudes, players there, I’ll shake their hands. Probably going to talk to [Jeffrey] Lurie a little bit. A couple different coaches. A lot of players over there I’m still tight with. I’m going to give Duce [Staley] a big hug. But that’s pretty much it. …What are [Kelly and McCoy] shaking hands for? We don’t have that type of relationship. I have nothing negative to say about him. I’m not going into an argument or fight with me. I just don’t think we need to shake hands.”
It's safe to say that cameras will be following McCoy and Kelly pre-game and post-game to see if any interaction between the two occurs. Playoff talk has taken a backseat to handshakes that may or may not happen.