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New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora Calls End to Feud with Philadelphia Eagles’ LeSean McCoy

October 4th, 2012 at 9:57 AM
By Dan Benton

There were some pretty classic moments between Osi Umenyiora and LeSean McCoy, including the wish of a Happy Mother's Day and the accusation of being a ballerina, but the feud between the New York Giants defensive end and Philadelphia Eagles running back came to an end on Sunday night following a 19-17 Iggles victory.

"[Umenyiora] said, 'Let's be done with it.' Being a bigger man, also for myself, you've got to focus on the Giants, they're a good team already. My goal is not an interdivision battle with Osi. It's with the Giants, and trying to get to the Super Bowl," in an interview with SportsRadio 94 WIP in Philadelphia.

This, of course, comes on the heels of an E:60 special in which McCoy acknowledged that this wasn't a staged feud, but that the hatred was very real. Alas, cooled heads have prevailed and each will now move forward and focus on more important things. At least for now.

"It was about time that ended and I'm glad all that stuff is over with," Umenyiora said.

This feud began last year when McCoy referred to Chief Osi as "soft" and the "third best" defensive end on the team, which was countered by Umenyiora and then teammate Keith Bulluck calling McCoy "Lady Gaga" and "Shady."

The rivalry will be renewed during week 17 of this year when the two teams meet again, and there's little doubt these two will against trade barbs.

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12 Responses to “New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora Calls End to Feud with Philadelphia Eagles’ LeSean McCoy”

  1.  norm says:

    I’d much rather see Osi change his last name to “Hatfield” and really take this feud to the next level.

  2.  GOAT56 says:

    I admit I think the “feud” was good. We don’t like Philly as fans and it’s good to see a player that feels the same. It also had some good humor. Osi probably only has one (maybe 2) more games left vs them so they could have just let it continue the rest of this season. It’s not like they ever took it to a Warren Sapp vs Brandon Marshall level.

  3.  giantsfan says:

    Gotta give credit to Osi. After getting embarrassed in the game, he was man enough to walk up to McCoy and end the nonsense. Well done, chief.

  4.  Levito says:

    It was entertaining while it lasted. Unfortunately though, it looked like McCoy (even though he did start it) at least had the ability to back it up. He ran all over the Giants and Osi, while Osi has looked like garbage all season. Unfortunately Osi has become complacent since he got his little raise. He probably doesn’t realize he’s hurting his stock for free agency. But then again, there’s a lot of stupid teams out there who will overpay for a has-been sack artist. He might not even have to move either, I could see the Jets offering him something stupid.

  5.  TuckThis says:

    Of course Osi called a truce. He was the loser. The winner doesn’t need to call a truce.

  6.  Krow says:

    Translation … McCoy bent him over last Sunday so Osi has no more credibility.

    Seriously … no Giants player should ever say anything about the Eagles till they beat them a couple times. As long as we’re their b-tch they should all just shut up. Like that saying they got posted in the locker room … “Talk is cheap; play the game”. The Eagles will be here 12/30 … looking for win #9 out of 10 games. If they get it … in our house … on that day … then the entire team should just put their tails between their legs and whimper off to their post-season pastimes.

  7.  F0XLIN says:

    “G101 Calls for an End to Osi as full time DE”

  8.  kinsho says:

    First, Osi can’t produce sacks on the field, now he can’t produce any verbal quips off the field? Well, he’s lost all value now. Doubt we can even get a sixth-round pick if we trade him now :)

    On another note, our injury report this morning continues to blow. And it makes me wonder, how is it that the Giants always end up as the most banged up team year after year? Do we not condition our guys properly? Do we just have a habit of taking on people that are bound to get hurt sooner or later? Seriously, what the hell…?

  9.  fanfor55years says:

    No Rolle? No Phillips? No Nicks? No Baas? No Rivers? No Hosley?

    Those are all either possibilities or “definites” for Sunday. Anyone who isn’t getting worried is not thinking clearly. I know, the mantra is “Next man up”, but at some point that man just isn’t ready or capable enough to do the job.

    Given the injury curse that has afflicted this team every year except 2008 (and that year, of course, we had the wonderful experience of self-inflicted wounds) you have to admire Coughlin even more. While he obviously now knows that he was an idiot for blaming injuries on a prior coaching staff, he has held this team together with spit and masking tape seemingly every season. last year we were luckier than most when almost all of our injured players were able to come back and no one had run away with the division title yet. That could happen this season again, but it’s a very fine line to walk.

    We definitely need the Steelers to beat the Eagles this week. I think they will, but my thinking so doesn’t mean a thing. They need to go out and do it.

  10.  BigBlueGiant says:

    Something needs to be done about these injuries. I’m sorry, I know it happens, but this is ridiculous and an issue EVERY year.

    Fire Jerry Palmieri. Enough said.

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