Chip Kelly Addresses LeSean McCoy’s Recent Comments Ahead of Bills vs. Eagles

December 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is still open to shaking LeSean McCoy's hand, but he acknowledged Thursday he understands why his former running back might not be so receptive.
"That's his choice and I understand it," Kelly said, per Albert Breer of NFL Network. "And how he was traded wasn't handled well."
Kelly expanded to give details on what may have led to the bad blood, saying he was unable to call McCoy before news of his trade to the Buffalo Bills leaked. The Eagles coach said he was under the impression the deal would not go through until the following morning.
"I felt bad that I didn't get a chance to talk to LeSean McCoy when he was traded," Kelly said. "I talk to every player before they leave."
"LeSean was pissed and he has a right to be pissed," Kelly continued, per Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. "I understand where he's coming from. It was handled wrong."
McCoy, 27, drew headlines earlier this week when he said he'd refuse to shake Kelly's han...

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