Eagles back McCoy calls end Umenyiora ‘ballerina’ in Giants uniform
Philadelphia, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rekindled his rivalry with New York’s defensive end Osi Umenyiora, calling him a ballerina in Giants uniform.
McCoy, who has heated exchange of words and even tweets with Umenyiora, sarcastically said the Giants defensive end is a good player, though he added that his rival plays like a “ballerina.”
“Osi, to be honest, he is a good player,” McCoy told E:60 Tuesday. “I think he thinks that he is better than what he really is. I think he is a ballerina in a Giants uniform. Other than that, that is all I got to say about Osi.”
As expected, Umenyiora fired back at the comments made by McCoy and tackled his contract issue before the season began.
“He is probably right,” Umenyiora said. “I might be a ballerina in a Giants uniform. I am lucky that I got the contract, I’m lucky to be playing 10 years in the league, won Super Bowls, all that is pure luck.”
“I am happy for him,” Umenyiora added. “I’m happy that he got his contract, and I am happy that everything is working out for him in Philadelphia.”
McCoy and Umenyiora are set to go head-to-head as the Eagles (2-1) play host to the Giants (1-2) at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday.