LeSean McCoy blasts ranking 'nerds' at PFF for never playing football

LeSean McCoy blasts ranking 'nerds' at PFF for never playing football

When it comes to athletes telling you exactly how they feel, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ranks right near the top of the list.

Shady treated us to one of his keeping-it-real takes on Monday afternoon when he lashed out at the stat heads over at Pro Football Focus.

"@PFF u guys suck ... a bunch of nerds who never played a lick of football in your whole life," McCoy tweeted.

Was it a Donald Trumpian move, coming seemingly out of nowhere? We're going to guess probably not.

Just yesterday the folks over at PFF posted their rankings for the top 101 players from the 2016 NFL season. Shady's name does not appear.

To the part of McCoy's tweet about none of the nerds having played football, that could potentially be true for some of the people doing the actual grading, but one of the owners of the site has played in a couple of Pro Bowls as a wide receiver. That's because Cris Collingsworth invested in the company a couple of years ago because he enjoyed using it.

Now does Shady have a point when arguing about whether he deserves to crack the list? It's tough to say when comparing Eli Apples to Eli Mannings. The folks at PFF say they "take a look at how guys played relative to what is expected from their position." So who really knows.

There are five running backs who crack the list: Zeke Elliot, David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, Jay Ajayi, and Jordan Howard. All of those listed except Johnson finished the season with more rushing yards than McCoy but Shady did have a better yards-per-attempt than all of them. Johnson (16) and Elliott (15) were the only guys with more rushing TDs than McCoy (13). Johnson and Bell were significantly ahead of McCoy in receiving yards while Zeke had roughly about the same as Shady. There are likely plenty of other aspects of a running back's game that come into play, like blocking for instance, that don't have easily searchable stats to compare. If only five RBs are listed, it isn't a stretch to omit McCoy.

Anyway, Shady isn't happy with the nerds and he isn't afraid to say so. We respect him for that.

Asked about LeBron James during Sixers game, Kyrie Irving says @*#^*!#%&*

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Asked about LeBron James during Sixers game, Kyrie Irving says @*#^*!#%&*

Apparently, Kyrie Irving doesn't want to talk about LeBron James.

During the Celtics' win over the Sixers on Friday, a fan asked Irving, "Where's LeBron?"

Irving's response ... NSFW ...

WARNING: The video contains offensive language. But if that kind of thing doesn't bother you, you can watch it here.

Irving was asked about the incident by reporters Saturday.

So what he's basically saying is "sorry, not sorry."

With the video circulating on social media, expect Irving to hear from the league.

Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral


Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral

One of the things that I love about Joel Embiid is the fact that it seems like every day we find another reason to love him even more.

Today's entry comes from a profile in GQ magazine in which he talks about plenty of things. But it was one of the first things he was asked about his Twitter account that had me rolling once again.

How do you find out if one of [your tweet] has gone viral, then?

Joel: I think 90 percent of them [will be viral]. That’s the expectation.

Amazing. The thing is, I don't know if he's giving himself enough credit. ONLY 90%????

Oh, and he subscribes to the Jah Rule school of thought: WHO CARES?

"Then I had so much time, too, because I missed that whole year and the second year after, so I didn’t have anything to do," Embiid said. "[I’d] just go on social media and converse with fans, make crazy jokes, and tweet crazy stuff because I don’t care. I say whatever I want to."

His critique of other players' boring Twitter accounts is also incredibly on point:

What do you mean some guys are always tweeting the same thing?

Joel: Bullshit like, “Game Day!” “It’s a great game.” I don’t know. They’re all the same. It’s boring.


The whole Q&A is worth any Sixers fan's time just to get to know a little more about Jojo. Be happy he's ours. And pray he stays healthy so he can take his game on the court to the same level as his game off of it.