A day after LeSean McCoy and the Eagles beat New York 19-17 to take sole possession of first place in the NFC East in front of 69,144 savage fans at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the star running back said Monday during an interview on SportsRadio 94 WIP that he has buried the hatchet with standout Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
“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,’” said McCoy, 24, a 2011 All-Pro who the Eagles (3-1) nabbed out of the University of Pittsburgh with the 53rd selection in the 2009 draft. “(Umenyiora) 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 interdivision battle with Osi. It’s with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl.”
The spat went public during the NFL lockout in the summer of 2011 when the former Panther tweeted that Umenyiora is “overrated” and “soft.”
When informed that the Eagles runner was acting the part of an Internet badass, the enormous bloke began referring to McCoy as “Lady Gaga” and “she.”
“I refer to him as she because that is something that a woman would do,” Umenyiora, 30, told ESPNNewYork.com that June. “You can sit over there and be a Twitter gangster all you want to but on the football field is where you are supposed to address these types of things.”
The 2005 NFC sacks leader continued trashing the 2011 FedEx Ground Player of the Year.
“I have always referred to him as that because he is woman,” said Umenyiora, who has compiled 69 sacks and 333 tackles since debuting 11-years ago in the swamps of Jersey. “We have a lot of animosity toward each other personally and on the football field is where I thought it was left. But he has decided to take it off the football field and say some things that I just have no respect for.”
Then, nearly a year later this past spring, the former banging companion of Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks tweeted, “Happy Mothers Day Lesean Mccoy! Enjoy your special day!!”
Just when the bickering between the Englishman and rudderless bird seemed over, in an “E:60″ interview last week McCoy labeled Umenyiora, “a ballerina in a Giants uniform.”
Despite long acting like a duo of certified clowns pockets, McCoy and Umenyiora have finally managed to “get over this.”
Now it’s time for LeSean McCoy and Osi Umenyiora to strictly focus on helping their respective teams “get to the Super Bowl.”by