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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:

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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

Former teammate says LeSean McCoy used to say ‘McCoy’ while juking people

LeSean McCoy is one of the most entertaining running backs to watch in all of football. A lot of backs are criticized for dancing around too much, but McCoy seems to do just enough dancing. He can completely switch fields and turn what looks like a broken play into a 20-yard gain. If you think you’re going to tackle him in the open field one-on-one, think again.

Andrew Taglianetti, a former defensive back and teammate of McCoy’s at Pittsburgh, knows all about trying to tackle one of the most elusive backs in the NFL. He described what McCoy used to be like during practice on his Twitter account Sunday night.

“In case anyone was wondering LeSean McCoy used to break my ankles all the time during practice,” Taglianetti wrote. “The best part of Shady shaking people in practice was he would say ‘McCoy’ as he jukes you. Absolutely fascinating.”

Now that’s what I call building a brand. As Osi Umenyiora can tell you in great detail, McCoy is no stranger to trash talk. But saying your own name as you fake someone out of their cleats? That’s fantastic and original. It must be frustrating for the defender since they’re the one getting juked, but how can you justify getting angry at someone over that? You can’t, which makes it even more brilliant. Hopefully McCoy has taken the trademark to the NFL with him.

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LeSean McCoy: I really don’t like Osi Umenyiora, he’s a ‘ballerina’

LeSean McCoy and Osi Umenyiora have hurled so much trash talk back and forth over the past two seasons that it’s gotten to the point where people wonder if they are joking. Are these two actually best friends who are just toying with all of us and laughing every time we write something about their feud? If that’s the case, they are doing a terrific job of acting.

In an E:60 special that is scheduled to air on Tuesday night, McCoy opens up about the war of words and insists he genuinely dislikes Umenyiora. The highlight has to be when McCoy calls Osi a “ballerina in a Giants uniform,” but he also had the following to say.

“Yeah this is for real — like I don’t like Osi,” McCoy said according to the NY Daily News. “I don’t know how he feels. He might think it’s a game, but I don’t play them type of games. So every time on the field I would say stuff to him like ‘You is a bum … You are the third best defensive lineman on the defense.’ Which I didn’t lie.

“Wait, I did lie. He’s the fourth now, so I actually did lie.”

And the beat goes on. Osi has said McCoy crossed the line with his smack talk in the past, so it will be interesting to see where he ranks these insults. The last real shot that we know of was back in May when Umenyiora wished McCoy a Happy Mother’s day on Twitter, so both of them have been asking for it. We’re glad they have. The Umenyiora-McCoy verbal war makes an already great rivalry between the Giants and Eagles that much better.