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LeSean McCoy: My 2-year-old son is better than Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow PatriotsYou can add Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy to the long list of current and former athletes who do not think very highly of Tim Tebow’s football ability. Tebow may have a great personality and know how to make a National Championship Game prediction, but very few are surprised that he is unemployed. McCoy certainly believes he should remain a free agent.

TMZ caught up with Shady at LAX over the weekend and asked him who he thought is the best NFL player who is not signed to a contract. The first example the reporter gave was Tebow.

“Tim Tebow?” McCoy said with a look of disgust. “My son is 2. I’ll take my son over Tim Tebow.”

McCoy went on to name former teammate Vince Young before settling on Chris Johnson, who was officially released by the Tennessee Titans just over a week ago.

Come on, man. Weren’t we supposed to stop dogging on Tebow after he made that hilarious Super Bowl commercial dogging on himself? Don’t kick a good Christian while he’s down.

H/T Shutdown Corner

LeSean McCoy says Darrelle Revis is better than Richard Sherman: ‘It’s not even close’

Darrelle-RevisRichard Sherman may have wrapped up his ongoing feud with Darrelle Revis, but the debate rages on. Analysts are still going to argue over which player is a superior cornerback. If you ask Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, he would tell you there is no debate.

McCoy was a guest on Mad Dog Sports Radio’s “Evan and Phillips in the Morning” on Thursday, and the NFL’s leading rusher for 2013 was asked which player in the league he would least want as a teammate. He said it was Sherman before breaking into an unprompted discussion about how Revis is a better player. Here’s the audio, courtesy of Bleacher Report:

“I would take Darrelle Revis,” McCoy said. “He’s a better player. If you watch Darrelle Revis’ tape and take his best clips (and match them up against Sherman’s), it’s not even close.”

While McCoy knows a lot more about football than I do, I believe the gap between Revis and Sherman is much closer than he is making it sound. However, McCoy made the same argument that we heard from Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor earlier this week — that Sherman doesn’t always match up against his opponent’s top receiver.

“(Revis is) a lockdown defender,” McCoy added. “He doesn’t have tons of safety help. It’s, ‘Revis, we need you to lock him up.’ And he’s gonna get it done.”

Sherman believes the stats show he is better than Revis, but he does have a tremendous amount of help with safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas. McCoy also noted that he believes Revis will dominate again next year when he has another year of recovery from ACL surgery under his belt. Perhaps that will give us a better idea of who the better cornerback is overall.

H/T Black Sports Online

LeSean McCoy gets WWE championship belt after winning rushing title

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LeSean McCoy won the rushing title after rushing for 131 yards in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-22 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 on Sunday, and he celebrated with a WWE championship belt.

McCoy had the shiny belt hanging on his shoulder as he conducted his postgame interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya. Tafoya asked Shady what the belt was all about.

“It’s a joke, my financial advisor is from Texas and told me he was going to give me a rushing title belt if we won the game. So here it is,” McCoy explained.

McCoy finished with 1,607 rushing yards to become the first Eagles player since Steve Van Buren in 1949 to win a rushing title. But the real issue wasn’t him winning the rushing title, but the WWE belt he had on. Even LeBron James wanted one:

LeBron, you’ll probably have to talk to Vince McMahon about that. If not Vince, it looks like John Cena or The Rock are willing to help out.

LeSean McCoy wants Tony Romo to play

LeSean McCoyTony Romo is expected to miss the Dallas Cowboys’ season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday due to a herniated disk in his back, according to a report from ESPN. However, team owner Jerry Jones said on Monday evening that there is nothing structurally wrong with Romo’s back and that he could suit up if he feels up to it. That could simply be a smoke screen from Jones, but LeSean McCoy is hoping it’s the truth.

Rather than facing an ice-cold Kyle Orton in the most crucial game of the year, McCoy wants the Eagles to have a chance to earn a playoff spot by facing Romo. McCoy was stunned he was told Romo could miss the game.

“I don’t believe that. Are you for sure?” he asked on his weekly radio show on 94WIP, via The Philadelphia Daily News. “I would love to have Romo out there. You want your best. You want everybody playing in the showdown for the NFC East title. You wait this long and put everything into it? The hard training in the offseason, get the new coach … We’re finally here at the last game … You put all your chips on the table … We’re all in.”

I’m sure the Eagles wouldn’t mind facing Orton if it gives them a better chance to make the playoffs. McCoy said what you would expect one of the league’s best players to say, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. No matter how many times Romo has choked in clutch situations, the prospect of facing Orton in front of 100,000 Cowboys fans has to sound more appealing.

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Bryce Brown on fantasy radar after LeSean McCoy leaves with apparent hamstring injury

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UPDATE: McCoy returned to the game in the second half, saying that his hamstring was “tight.” It will be worth monitoring to see if he injures it further.

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with an apparently hamstring injury. McCoy ripped off a long run in the second quarter before falling to the turf without being touched and immediately grabbing the back of his leg.

Should McCoy miss any time, Bryce Brown would become a must-add in fantasy football leagues. Brown has done very little this year since McCoy has been running so well. Savvy McCoy fantasy owners like have Brown on their bench as a handcuff, but now is the time to take advantage if he’s available.

Chip Kelly’s offense racks up yards and gets plenty of production from the running back position, so Brown would have immediate RB2 potential if McCoy is forced to miss next week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Obviously, Eagles fans are hoping McCoy’s injury is just a minor strain or cramp. McCoy was leading the NFL in rushing yards heading into Week 11 and was arguably Philadelphia’s best player on a week-to-week basis.

LeSean McCoy steals a fan’s Redskins flag (GIF)

LeSean-McCoy-Redskins-flagPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy may have caused people to scratch their heads when he showed up to the stadium wearing an Oakland Raiders vest on Sunday, but he was able to quickly redeem himself. Thanks to McCoy, there was one less Washington Redskins flag in the stands at Lincoln Financial Field.

McCoy went over to the sidelines before the game to high-five some fans when a Washington fan started waving a Redskins flag in his face. LeSean quickly snatched the flag out of the fan’s hand, crumpled it up and stormed away with it.

The former Pittsburgh star had himself a banner day before the game even kicked off. See what I did there?

Related: Eagles fans egged Redskins’ bus (Photo)

GIF via SB Nation

LeSean McCoy rocks Raiders vest before game against Redskins

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The Philadelphia Eagles have not been treated all that well by their home fans this season. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that they are 0-4 at Lincoln Financial Field this year. LeSean McCoy doesn’t appear to be all that concerned with kissing up to the people of Philadelphia, as evidenced by his wardrobe selection on Sunday.

For whatever reason, McCoy showed up to the stadium wearing an Oakland Raiders vest. The Eagles and Raiders aren’t rivals or anything, but didn’t McCoy learn anything from the backlash Colin Kaepernick dealt with earlier this year when he wore the hat of another team?

Earlier this week, DeSean Jackson said he would like to hear more cheers than boos from Eagles fans this weekend for a change. If McCoy struggles and fans catch wind of the vest, he may not be given a warm reception.

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