Apparently, the reality of the NFL lockout can only do so much to slow down an NFC East rivalry.
If you frequent this blog, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the verbal sparring match that’s been going on for a few weeks, off and on, between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. It started when Eagles running back LeSean McCoy Tweeted that he thought Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora was “soft.”
Since then, Umenyiora has responded (comparing McCoy to a girl, among other things) and New York receiver Steve Smith has weighed in as well. Now, Justin Tuck has thrown in his two cents, and unsurprisingly, he disagrees with not only McCoy’s opinion, but the platform he used to express it.
“I honestly think social media has made people cowards,” Tuck said recently, per Philly.com. “Where I’m from, if you had a problem with somebody, you said it to their face and that was it. I think now people are hiding behind computers and smartphones to get out something they got on their chest.”
As for Umenyiora being soft, Tuck just thinks that’s outright untrue--and again, he doesn;t appreciate McCoy saying as much.
“Yes, we will take that personally,” Tuck said. “He might want to watch some film before he starts talking about a defensive end of Osi’s quality. I don’t know where he would say something of that nature because obviously I think Osi’s stats back up the fact that he’s a pretty good NFL football player.”
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