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Saturday, November 1, 2014

LeSean McCoy: Osi Umenyiora is Soft, Third Best Lineman on Giants

Talking trash on Twitter is a lot easier than doing it in person.  Talking trash on Twitter to a person who you probably won’t have to face twice next season is even easier.  Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy, who has quickly emerged as one of the best fantasy running backs in football, has seen his fair share of Osi Umenyiora since coming into the league a couple seasons ago.  Apparently, the Pittsburgh product is not impressed.

When he caught wind that Umenyiora was complaining about the Giants failing to cash in on a promise that they would renegotiate his contract, McCoy took to Twitter to call out the man who has recorded 60 sacks in his seven-year career.

“Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly,” McCoy wrote as CSNPhilly.com pointed out.

The Gaints have a good defensive system and breed good defensive lineman, but Umenyiora recorded 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles last season.  Those are game-changing numbers from a guy who was a huge reason the Giants were able to pull of the greatest upset in NFL history back in 2007.  Do the Giants need Osi to be successful?  That remains to be seen, but they would probably survive without him.  However, you could certainly make an argument that he is the best lineman on the roster.  Whatever problem McCoy has with him must have roots that are deeper than we’re aware of.



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