McCoy sounds off about Chip Kelly

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BUFFALO, NY (The Spread) - Why did the Eagles ultimately decide to trade running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills? McCoy has a theory that has to do with his former coach.

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"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy told The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.'"

Kelly took over as Eagles head coach in 2014 and since that time, he's jettisoned former Philly starters McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Trent Cole, Nick Foles, Todd Herremans and Jeremy Maclin, although in fairness to Kelly Maclin signed for a lot of money in Kansas City and played at the University of Missouri. It's not as if Kelly released Maclin.

"It was 'DeSean Jackson -- a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.' Or 'the quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,' " McCoy told the Inquirer. "I don't think [Kelly] likes that."

McCoy was traded to the Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso in a deal that surprised many NFL observers. 

"He's not the bad dude everybody makes him out to be," McCoy said of Kelly. "He's just different. But I don't really have any hate for him. I really don't. In the beginning I did, but I don't. If I see him, I'll speak to him, respectfully -- 'How are you doing, coach? Good luck.' "

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