LeSean McCoy had his heartbroken this summer. And no it wasn’t by one of the women McCoy invited to his “females only” private party in Philadelphia — it was by Chip Kelly. The authoritarian Philadelphia Eagles head coach sent his most talented running back to Buffalo over the summer, smacking McCoy in the face with his surprise stick. McCoy told GQ the trade “was crazy,” but that he’s “just gotta get used to [not being in Philly anymore].”
At least the free-spirited McCoy, whose elusiveness on the field mirrors his go-with-the-flow style off it, isn’t under Kelly’s thumb anymore. He likes it better with Rex Ryan, the motivational cheerleader who now coaches the Bills in his player-friendly style. Rex Ryan “lets you be a man,” McCoy says. The running back is so done with Kelly-style management, where there’s a curfew and invasive advice from the coach like “check your sleep.” Who needs that? McCoy and the men of Buffalo, hopefully well-rested, take on the Indianapolis Colts in the opener.