There was much hype surrounding the week 14 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. All of the venom stemmed from LeSean McCoy‘s comments in regards to his former head coach Chip Kelly, stating that he wouldn’t talk or shake hands with him. McCoy was famously traded from Philly to Buffalo during the offseason for linebacker Kiko Alonso. The trade was the icing on the cake on a tumultuous relationship between the player and coach.
Through it all, Kelly did speak to the media last week, stating that the trade was poorly handled, and he did not get a chance to speak to McCoy prior to the deal going through. Always one to draw throw jabs at opposition, Bills coach Rex Ryan named only one captain for Sunday’s game, LeSean McCoy. Customarily, team captains are to head out to the middle of the field prior to each game during coin toss and show good sportsmanship by greeting the opposing team’s captains, McCoy refused greet his former teammates.
LeSean McCoy runs into the tunnel before the gun. Doesn’t meet former teammates at midfield. #Eagles
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 13, 2015
As the final whistle blew on the Bills 23-20 loss to the Eagles, McCoy said nothing to reporters and stormed into the locker room, shouting expletives and angrily throwing his helmet while in the tunnel. Clearly he had a lot personally riding on this game.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 14, 2015
LeSean McCoy ran off the field, first one in the locker room, slammed his helmet against a wall and screamed “F*ck! F*ck” #Bills
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) December 13, 2015
Adding another twist to the series of events, a report surfaced prior to the game alleging that Eagles coach Chip Kelly called McCoy several times last week in an attempt to mend the fences, with the running back ignoring all of his calls. During the post game press conference, Kelly put that rumor to bed swiftly.
Chip Kelly on the LeSean McCoy phone call story is the ultimate mic drop. pic.twitter.com/n95Ow2d5pG
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) December 13, 2015