McCoy Wouldn’t Want Sherman On His Team

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LeSean McCoy has never been shy about voicing his opinion on other players around the league.

Whether it’s Osi Umenyiora or Knowshon Moreno, the Eagles’ running back usually has a take one way or another. The most recent subject he chimed in on was Richard Sherman.


Speaking to Steve Phillips and Evan Cohen during a Sirius XM interview, McCoy was asked for one player he would never want on his team. He paused for a second before naming Sherman.

"I would take Darrelle Revis. He's better," McCoy said, showing some love for his fellow Pitt Panther.

"If you watch Darrelle Revis' tape, right, his best clips, and you take [Sherman], it's not even close. ...As a player you're gonna promote yourself, but if we're gonna be realistic about it, c'mon. [It's] Revis.

"Next year off the knee injury when he's really healthy… $16 million in one season for a reason. You know how that works. ...He's a lock-down defender. 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."

Later in the interview when the hosts pointed out that McCoy didn't like Sherman, he corrected them - kind of.

"I like Sherman," he said. "I like his confidence. ...Oh no, I wouldn't want him in the locker room in Philadelphia. It would be too much."

Audio of the interview is embedded below. Hat tip to Newsday for the link.

  • PaoliBulldog

    I don’t know jack about NFL locker rooms but I’d take Sherman in a heartbeat. He’s intelligent and outspoken, but he backs up his boasts.

    • Maggie

      Every Seahawks player has said repeatedly that they love having Sherm in the locker room. He is part of a team that plays together, and often promotes his teammates before himself. As smart as he is, I wouldn’t be surprised that the “rant” was calculated, in order to keep the drooling media off the other players while they prepare to play in the Super Bowl. Anybody seeing the whole NFL Films thing surrounding that 30-second bit would wonder too.

  • anon

    shady makes a very good point about Revis. People said get rid, but the Jets’ secondary was terrible this year, especially safety play.

    • Dominik

      Revis isn’t worth the money, because CBs generally aren’t worth the money (16m).

      You need solid Corners, no doubt, and of course it’s good to have Sherman or Revis, because they are great players. But you can have a great Defense without great CBs. Look at the #2 and #3 Defense this season.

      You can’t have a great Defense without great pass rushers, though.

      • anon

        Everything works together. Pass rush more effective when you’re best WR is on the island with NO safety help. That gives you 2 other guys to cover other WRs / run.

        But without Revis it’s funny how the whole secondary looked silly, even with a great front 7.

        $16 is probably too much for anyone but a QB, but he was probably doing the job of two guys.

        • Dominik

          “Everything works together. Pass rush more effective when you’re best WR
          is on the island with NO safety help. That gives you 2 other guys to
          cover other WRs / run.”

          No doubt, mate. But it’s the value thing. If you have Sherman or Revis on your team – great. But if you have to pay them 16m, you will lack talent on other positions on your team and that will eventually harm you.

          You need a pass rush in this league. If you only have solid guys out there, you will get a problem against the great QBs. You need solid CBs in this league, no doubt, but you don’t need superstars on that position to have a great Defense.

          • Maggie

            Not sure that Seattle is especially known for their pass rush. Probably can’t name their D linemen. Gets the job done, but are backed up by those exceptional LBs and DBs.

          • Dominik

            The Seahawks had 44 sacks. They don’t have the Clay Matthews kind of rushers, but they have Bennett, Avril, McDonalds, Clemons – all good players.

  • rubber chicken

    Think maybe he doesnt want to share his #25..
    I kid… I kid…

    • anon

      Sherman make C-Will look like beast-mode when it comes to press.

  • cliff henny

    Shady must punch C-Wills in the face daily then.

  • mksp

    Ugh. C’mon Shady.

  • Mrkraxx

    Having Sherman would be like having a REALLY good Cary Williams.

  • GEAGLE

    Shady, I would have traded you yesterday for Sherman given the chance lol..then again I would trade any offensive player (except a QB) for a great defender…and btw, if Sherman DEMANDS IT, he will get a richer contract than Revis

  • GEAGLE

    I do like Shady starting a rivalry with Sherman since we play them next year. we are NOTHING if we are just going to fear Seattle. I hope he stirs that hornets nest and gives them bulletin board material the week we play them…that’s how we really find out where we are at. And BEASTMODE is prob my fav back in football

  • EDK215

    I love Shady’s game. I even have his jersey. But he talks too much sometimes… He doesn’t know what playing with Sherman would be like. He probably would love it if it meant playing in the Super Bowl. Even if him and Revis are friends… JMO.

  • Goombachiphi

    Is this “eagles players say ridiculous crap day”? At least everyone is concentrating on the superb owl so it won’t get much coverage; but common.

  • bill

    I do think that Sherman is more of a “system” player than Revis (he’d still be good outside Carrol’s system, just not the star he is in it – Carrol seems to scheme to allow bigger DBs to shine better than any other coach in the NFL), but the irony of Shady calling out Sherman for being outspoken is just too much. Can we start taking odds on the next player Shady’s going to criticize publicly?

  • Kev_H

    You can’t have enough scrappy guys who came into the league as afterthoughts and turned into stars. They form the core of championship teams.

  • #7

    I’d take Sherman any day of the week on my team