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LeSean McCoy ranks Tony Romo and Matt Ryan over Joe Flacco

LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy may play for the Philadelphia Eagles and dislike the Dallas Cowboys, but that does not mean he’s not a fan of some of their players.

The Eagles running back provided some analysis of NFL Network’s annual Top 100 players, and that’s when he expressed his support for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

NFL Network has revealed players 41-100 on the list so far. McCoy is ranked No. 45. Six quarterbacks are ranked between 41-100 on the list. Romo, Matt Ryan, and Joe Flacco have not yet appeared. Flacco and Ryan are likely in the top 40, but Romo might not have made the list at all.

According to The Dallas Morning News, McCoy would have Romo ranked higher than other quarterbacks.

“I like Romo, actually. I’m a fan of certain players,” McCoy said in his analysis, according to The Dallas Morning News. “I might not like the team, but I’m a fan of certain players. I actually think Romo and Matt make it (over Flacco). But obviously Flacco has to be in there because of the Super Bowl. I would take Matt, and I would take Romo.”

McCoy believes that having the backing of such a stellar Baltimore Ravens defense has helped Flacco significantly.

“As a quarterback, if you don’t feel that pressure of not having a great defense, where if you don’t go out and produce on this drive, the other team may score. Knowing you have that great defense behind you, it’s less pressure so you have to put that into effect,” he said, per the Morning News.

Flacco was certainly paid like a top quarterback in the league, and he played during the postseason like one of the best in the league. But McCoy is still not completely sold on him.

The six quarterbacks ranked in the top 41-100 are: Eli Manning at 43; Cam Newton at 46; Russell Wilson at 51; Ben Roethlisberger at 61; Matthew Stafford at 76; and Colin Kaepernick at 81. In order to evaluate their rankings, I would have to know what the rankings stood for. Are we ranking a player’s performance last season, how good we think they’ll be next season, or how good of a career they have had? Until all that is established, it’s awfully difficult to evaluate the list.

LeSean McCoy sued for alleged party bus assault

LeSean McCoyLeSean McCoy is being sued by a woman who alleges that she joined the Philadelphia Eagles running back on a party bus before being thrown off the ride and humiliated.

TMZ reports that the woman, who is listed as “Mary Roe” in the lawsuit, says she and 14 other women were invited to join McCoy on a party bus from Philly to New York last December. She alleges in her lawsuit that McCoy, his bodyguard, and a few other guys began spraying some of the women with water. She says they specifically went after her after she objected while the bus was on its way back to Philly.

The woman alleges she was hit in the face and fell to the ground where she continued to be sprayed. She claims she was physically restrained and had a drink poured all over her while she was on the ground. The woman says in the suit that she was kicked off the bus but was picked back up after some of the other women complained. The woman says she was eventually ditched again and left at a rest stop along the side of the Jersey Turnpike.

The woman is suing McCoy for more than “$50,000 in damages for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence,” according to TMZ. She says “she suffered head trauma, a disc protrusion on her spine, bad sprains, contusions and bruises all over her body, and severe shock.”

Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McCoy does not dispute kicking the woman off the bus, but says that the rest of the allegations are false. McCoy’s attorney told TMZ that the allegations are false and that the woman is trying to extort McCoy.

A New Jersey police sergeant tells TMZ that officers did meet with a woman near a rest stop on Dec. 19 and that she mentioned being in an altercation with a male, though she did not name McCoy at first. Officers reportedly did not observe any visible marks or injuries on her body when they examined her.

We know that McCoy has treated women terribly in the past, but the laundry list of complaints seem excessive, and the word from the police seems to weaken the woman’s claims.

LeSean McCoy thought Matt Barkley was named ‘Mark’

Matt-Barkley-USCMatt Barkley is already receiving some rookie disrespect at Philadelphia Eagles camp. The only good news is at least the disrespect was unintentional.

According to The Philly Inquirer’s Zach Berman, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was calling Barkley “Mark” throughout the entire day during the team’s first workout on Monday. Berman says that McCoy legitimately thought Barkley’s name was “Mark.”

Matt Barkley/Mark Sanchez/Matt Leinart. All those USC quarterbacks are the same. Yeah, it’s easy to see how someone who doesn’t pay too close attention to college football could get that confused. It’s not like Barkley’s been on national TV or the cover of sports magazines in the past few years. Why would McCoy know his first name?

Michael Vick reportedly torches LeSean McCoy in 40-yard race

Michael Vick may have had an incredibly disappointing season with the Philadelphia Eagles last year, but that does not necessarily mean he has lost a step. On Tuesday, Vick and running back LeSean McCoy reportedly raced during practice. Guess who won.

Michael-Vick-LeSean-McCoyAccording to Pro Football Talk, the friendly sprint had been a long time coming. A league source told PFT that McCoy had been hounding Vick for weeks and calling him an “old man.” Vick finally agreed to race him and supposedly beat him by about five yards, much to the enjoyment of their Eagles teammates.

McCoy is by no means slow. He’s one of the most athletic running backs in the league and has good breakaway speed. He’s also 24 years old and Vick is 32, which explains the whole “old man” thing. Vick later taunted the former Pitt Panther on Twitter.

Chip Kelly has yet to make a decision on who his starting quarterback will be in 2013, but it has to be a good sign that Vick still has the explosiveness that has made him one of the most dangerous playmakers in the league. That speed could turn out to be a valuable weapon in Kelly’s spread offense.

LeSean McCoy tried claiming he was hacked before deleting Twitter account

LeSean McCoy got into a major Twitter war with the mother of his child late Saturday night, and he tried covering his tracks in about the most lame way possible.

McCoy and his baby mama, Steph, spent hours bashing each other over Twitter. Their attacks were personal, crude, childish, and disrespectful. McCoy went to an even lower level when he instructed his followers to harass the woman.

Eventually realizing how bad he looked for his actions, the Philadelphia Eagles running back laughably tried claiming he was hacked before deleting his account. Here’s the tweet he sent claiming he was hacked:

lesean mccoy hacked

McCoy then deleted his account.

There really wasn’t much of a way around all this for McCoy. He got into an ugly spat about a personal matter in a public forum, and thousands of online users witnessed it. Deleting his account won’t erase what happened, but it may help McCoy calm down and prevent him from writing more stupid things online. He should probably stay away from the Twitterverse for a few weeks.

UPDATE: McCoy apologized in a statement emailed to LBS and other outlets.

“In light of the recent events that played out over Twitter this past weekend, I would like to express how deeply sorry and remorseful I am to my family, the Philadelphia Eagles, my fans, and every young person who views me as a role model. This is not who I am as a person, nor the image I ever wanted to portray of myself. It’s definitely not the example I want to set for my son.

“My Twitter account was not hacked. I take full responsibility and I apologize for trying to make it seem like it was not me. Due to my bad judgment and frustration, I allowed a very personal matter to be played out on a social network, of all things. It was immature and unprofessional for me to do so and to encourage others to join in.

“As a parent, emotions are often magnified when there are stressful and emotional situations concerning them.I take great pride in being a good father and strive to one day be a great one. I’ve always done everything in my means to provide for my son financially, emotionally, and most importantly with my time and heart. I am sick over the fact that my actions have caused pain to him and all involved. I have decided to handle this matter privately from here on out and I thank everyone for their continued support.”

H/T Crossing Broad

LeSean McCoy in ugly Twitter fight with his baby mama

lesean mccoyPhiladelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy got into a nasty spat over Twitter with the mother of his young son on Saturday that including mudslinging from both parties.

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what sparked the hate-filled exchange, but it seems to have been prompted by McCoy’s baby mama — a woman by the name of Steph — correcting McCoy in a tweet.

McCoy tweeted Saturday to brag about his vacation in Puerto Rico, and misspelled it “vocation.” Steph, who goes by Angelface0330 on Twitter, corrected him, leading to multiple tweets sent back-and-forth between the two.

Here’s Steph correcting him to start the issue (h/t to Black Sports Online for pointing out the exchange):

McCoy must have taken offense to that, because he then lashed out at Steph:

McCoy then went on to insult Steph, calling her a “bum,” “waste of life,” and “dirty alley” girl:

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LeSean McCoy says he is ready to move past his feud with Osi Umenyiora

Bad news for the blog world: LeSean McCoy doesn’t have anything negative left to say about Osi Umenyiora. Following the Eagles victory over the Giants on Sunday night, McCoy says he tried to bury the hatchet with Umenyiora.

“We crossed paths a couple times, we gave each other the eye,” McCoy said on SportsRadio WIP Monday according to CBS Philly. “In the warmups, we looked at each other funny. I think after the game, it’s time to get over this Osi and LeSean thing because after the game (Umenyiora) said ‘you’re a heck of a player, we’re in this business, let’s get over this.’ He said, ‘let’s be done with it.’

“Being a bigger man, also for myself, you’ve got to focus on the Giants, they’re a good team already. My goal is not an inter-division battle with Osi. It’s with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl.”

These comments come just over a week after McCoy fired this insult at Osi and said their feud is genuine. Of course, it’s easy for LeSean to say he’s done with the rivalry following a 19-17 victory. Umenyiora may have agreed to “be done with it,” but it will be interesting to see if he is willing to move on from the feud or if he still thinks McCoy is a woman.

H/T Pro Football Talk