Mike Rodak of ESPN.com got the quote of the spring/summer NFL wise when LeSean McCoy let loose on his former coach Chip Kelly.
“The relationship was never really great,” McCoy said of Kelly (Via ESPN).
“I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that.”
The only problem is that only Chip Kelly knows the motivation, and a lot of times in the NFL its about money and the amount a good player can get on the open market versus the cost to stay where they are, couple that with a new offensive system and you might see it from a different point of view.
–An NFL investigation determined New England Patriots personnel knowingly deflated games in the AFC Championship game it was announced Wednesday. The report also found that it was probable that quarterback Tom Brady had some knowledge what had taken place.
-Barry Bonds is supporting women’s cycling.
-Bryce Harper hit three home runs in three at-bats Wednesday afternoon.
-Why Ken Jenning’s Jeopardy streak is nearly impossible to break.
-The backlash has been pretty strong regarding James’s Dolan decision to make good friend Isiah Thomas the president of WNBA’s New York Liberty. It’s every so often there’s a head scratcher of a hire concerning Thomas who seems to never have found a permanent spot in a post-playing basketball world.
I for one think Thomas is an excellent communicator (how do you think he talks himself into these jobs) and his best spot is as a television analyst.
None the less, the New York Times reports that some WNBA fans find his hire insulting.
In a league that relies on a large female fan base, the inclusion of Thomas, who was involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit in 2007, is a puzzling and possibly alienating move to fans and observers of the game.
Stat of the evening: Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher to beat another team with seven different teams in the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Orioles