Chip Kelly sprang the shock of the NFL off-season earlier in the year.
Having just acquired full control of player personnel decisions after threatening to walk out on the the franchise, Kelly put his new-found powers to quick use, by trading Eagles fan favorite and Pro Bowl star LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills.
In return, the Eagles got a linebacker who spent the entirety of the 2014 on the sidelines after his knee exploded, and brought in DeMarco Murray to replace LeSean McCoy, which McCoy, it seems, still hasn't gotten over.
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McCoy was being interviewed by GQ Magazine ahead of the 2015 season, when he seemed to take a dig at the Eagles new starting running back.
McCoy admitted that Murray was a good running back, you have to be okay to get 1800 yards in a season, but that the former Cowboy was nowhere near his level.
“I think Murray’s good,” McCoy said. “But I don’t see him as competition as far as the best backs. I like my game a lot.”
McCoy still can't quite believe that he was let go by the Bills, saying the move came as a big a shock to him as it did to every Eagle fan on the planet.
“That was crazy,” McCoy says, still a bit wounded-sounding. “I felt like I’d always be there.” Instead, McCoy finds himself in Buffalo. “I just gotta get used to it.”
We'll have to wait and see if Chip Kelly made the right decision.