Knowshon Moreno (right) told USA Today he had no idea what prompted LeSean McCoy's remark over Twitter. (USA Today Images)
He began with a statement. And a sly smile.
When LeSean McCoy meets with the media each week at the NovaCare Complex, he usually waits for someone to begin the proceedings by asking a question. Wednesday was different. When he stepped to the podium, McCoy started talking.
“I just want to say I think Doug Martin is a heck of a running back,” McCoy said with a mischievous smirk.
The assembly laughed. “So he doesn’t suck?” someone asked.
“Nah,” McCoy responded. “He’s one of the better running backs for sure.”
The exchange was prompted by McCoy’s tweet on Sunday (see story from The700Level). Shortly after the Giants game -- while the Cowboys and Broncos played in Dallas -- McCoy responded to something ESPN talking head Skip Bayless wrote about Denver running back Knowshon Moreno. McCoy's tweet:
Knowshon sucks RT @RealSkipBayless: Peyton is doing what Peyton always does. But Knowshon is KILLING the Cowboys.— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) October 6, 2013
McCoy’s comment sent Twitter into a tizzy. As of Wednesday afternoon, the “Knowshon sucks” rejoinder had more than 12,100 retweets and 5,300 favorites. That’s a ton.
Since McCoy brought it up, does he still feel that way about Moreno?
“I don’t want to talk about the past,” McCoy said. “It is what it is. What I said is what I meant.”
Does he regret it?
“No,” McCoy replied.