The most recent salvo, coming days before Sunday night’s Giants-Eagles clash in Philadelphia, was fired by McCoy.
“Yeah this is for real, like I don’t like Osi!’’ McCoy said on ESPN’s E:60, which airs Tuesday at 7 p.m. “I don’t know how he feels, he might think it’s a game but I don’t play them type of games so every time on the field I would say stuff to him like you is a bum… you are the third best defensive lineman on the defense, which I didn’t lie. Wait, I did lie, he’s the 4th now so I actually did lie…"
It was McCoy who started all this with a Twitter war of words last season when he complained about Umenyiora’s contract complaints by calling him only the third-best Giants defensive end. That prompted Umenyiora to refer to McCoy as “She’’ and, most memorably, sending out a tweet wishing him a Happy Mother’s Day.
Umenyiora held his tongue after this latest salvo from McCoy, saying “Well my response to that is LeSean McCoy is one of the greatest running backs in the league, he’s playing on a very good football team, Andy Reid is a great coach, they have a good offensive line and I wish him much continued success."