Earlier this week, it was revealed by ESPN that during a recent taping of E:60, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy -often referred to as "Lady Gaga" by the New York Giants defense- called Osi Umenyiora a "ballerina in a Giants uniform." When pressed about the comment on Thursday, Umenyiora refused to take the bait. Instead, he opted to take the "high road."
"I'm taking the high road," Umenyiora said. "I'm a company man now. Talk is cheap, play the game."
But the big question remains: will he be wearing the ballerina slippers on Sunday night?
"No. Don’t wanna slip, gonna make me look even worse," Chief Osi said, admitting that the ballerina joke was a "good, clean" shot.
This new PR friendly Osi Umenyiora sure is a drastic change from what once was. Then again, with one sack and only three tackles on the season, perhaps he realizes it's better not to sound off. Either way, from an entertainment standpoint, he's become boring. Alas, the team doesn't necessarily want a comedian, they want an All-Pro defensive end. And if quieting down helps him perform better on the field, then we're all for it. But boy oh boy… we sort of long for the days when he made milk shoot out of our nose.
Kidding aside, expect Umenyiora to have a huge game on Sunday night. He's ready to break out and his disdain for the Eagles makes this the perfect opportunity.
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