McCoy Stands By Moreno Comment


LeSean McCoy stepped up to the podium inside the tent at the NovaCare Complex today just as he does every Wednesday afternoon.

But this time, the Eagles’ running back had an opening statement.

“I just want to say, I think Doug Martin is a heck of a running back,” McCoy said, drawing laughs from the reporters.

So he doesn’t suck?

“No, he’s one of the better backs in the NFL for sure,” McCoy answered.

The back-and-forth stems from a Tweet the Eagles’ running back sent out on Sunday afternoon.

Moreno responded:

“I don’t want to talk about the past,” McCoy said today. “It is what it is. But what I said is what I meant.”

Any regrets? “No.”

Asked today if Chip Kelly had a chat with him about the Tweet, McCoy said: “The only thing Coach said to me was stay focused on the next game. That’s what really matters. We’ve got Tampa. It’s a big game for us to win. So that’s what I’m really worried about.”

McCoy was taken in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2009 draft. Moreno was selected with the No. 12 pick in the first round that year. Moreno’s rookie deal was worth a reported $16.7 million ($13.125M guaranteed). McCoy’s was worth $3.47 million ($1.72M guaranteed).

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