McCoy On Tips, Sproles And O-line

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The much-publicized 20-cent tip that LeSean McCoy recently left at a burger joint was a topic of conversation Thursday as the running back took his weekly trip to the podium.

McCoy didn’t seem to have any regrets and didn’t walk away with any big life lessons on how a celebrity should comport himself. Rather, he contended he was treated rudely by staff members and tipped accordingly.

“The 20-cent tip was more just kind of a statement. You can’t just disrespect somebody and [expect] them to tip you. I don’t care who the person is. That’s why I left my card, so they could see my name. Simple as that,” said McCoy. 

Charlie Sheen has offered to pay the waiter that received the bad tip $1,000. Asked about that, McCoy jabbed, “That’s cool. I’m happy he’s finally doing something positive.”

McCoy will be running behind a patchwork offensive line Monday night in Indianapolis, with Evan Mathis and Allen Barbre sidelined with injuries. Dennis Kelly and Andrew Gardner are expected to take their place.

“I’m confident in my offensive linemen, for sure,” he said. “Just with the pieces we have here, the guys we’ve signed and guys moving into different places to keep the running game going, I think we’re going to be fine. We’ll make some plays in the air. The more positive plays we get as an offense, that [improves our confidence]. As a unit, we have to do it together.  We can’t really know until we get out there and play. We’ll see how it goes.”

McCoy averaged just 3.5 yards per carry in the opener against Jacksonville (21 carries, 74 yards). Asked whether his big toe is still bothering him, he said it was fine, adding, “No excuses.”

“There’s going to be games like that where I don’t have 100 or so [yards] and other guys make plays in the return game or [Darren] Sproles or [Jeremy] Maclin, that’s how it happens. And there will be times when I go off. So that’s what having a good offensive team and having depth is for.”

Speaking of Sproles, he had 74 yards on 11 carries Sunday, including a career-long 49-yard touchdown run.

“That’s good for me [over the long-term] because I don’t have to get those extra amount of touches,” said McCoy. “He’ll probably get about 10-plus [carries] a game and some in the air. I think we’ll work well together.”