LeSean McCoy blasts ranking 'nerds' at PFF for never playing football

LeSean McCoy blasts ranking 'nerds' at PFF for never playing football

When it comes to athletes telling you exactly how they feel, former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ranks right near the top of the list.

Shady treated us to one of his keeping-it-real takes on Monday afternoon when he lashed out at the stat heads over at Pro Football Focus.

"@PFF u guys suck ... a bunch of nerds who never played a lick of football in your whole life," McCoy tweeted.

Was it a Donald Trumpian move, coming seemingly out of nowhere? We're going to guess probably not.

Just yesterday the folks over at PFF posted their rankings for the top 101 players from the 2016 NFL season. Shady's name does not appear.

To the part of McCoy's tweet about none of the nerds having played football, that could potentially be true for some of the people doing the actual grading, but one of the owners of the site has played in a couple of Pro Bowls as a wide receiver. That's because Cris Collingsworth invested in the company a couple of years ago because he enjoyed using it.

Now does Shady have a point when arguing about whether he deserves to crack the list? It's tough to say when comparing Eli Apples to Eli Mannings. The folks at PFF say they "take a look at how guys played relative to what is expected from their position." So who really knows.

There are five running backs who crack the list: Zeke Elliot, David Johnson, Le'Veon Bell, Jay Ajayi, and Jordan Howard. All of those listed except Johnson finished the season with more rushing yards than McCoy but Shady did have a better yards-per-attempt than all of them. Johnson (16) and Elliott (15) were the only guys with more rushing TDs than McCoy (13). Johnson and Bell were significantly ahead of McCoy in receiving yards while Zeke had roughly about the same as Shady. There are likely plenty of other aspects of a running back's game that come into play, like blocking for instance, that don't have easily searchable stats to compare. If only five RBs are listed, it isn't a stretch to omit McCoy.

Anyway, Shady isn't happy with the nerds and he isn't afraid to say so. We respect him for that.

There's a Sam Hinkie video game where he battles the Colangelos in a tank

There's a Sam Hinkie video game where he battles the Colangelos in a tank

Process Trusters, like little kids, love attention. Good, bad, indifferent -- it doesn't matter. Just give them some attention.

So they're absolutely going to love the fact that the folks at The Ringer made a video game featuring Sam Hinkie as the hero battling the evil Colangelos.

And you can drive around as Hinkie in a tank! You can also put Joel Embiid on your back (to protect his knees) and fight the mightly collar of the Colangelo.

It's a thing that exists and you'll probably enjoy it for five minutes of your day.

God bless the Internet and long live The Process.

 

Markelle Fultz on 'Trust the Process': 'I thought I came up with it'

Markelle Fultz on 'Trust the Process': 'I thought I came up with it'

The Process. What does it even mean at this point?

Some actually believe it has lost all of it's meaning. Others believe the Process will never end. It's also a nickname Joel Embiid gave to himself. And now it's even a beer.

Whatever you think of the slogan mostly attributed to the Sam Hinkie-era Philadelphia 76ers, "Trust the Process" has become a rallying cry of sorts for the team's fans.

Be patient, do things the right way, and results will come.

That's a sentiment projected No. 1 overall pick in tonight's draft, Markelle Fultz, has had to ascribe to his entire life. He got cut from his varsity team as a sophomore at Dematha Catholic, so he needed to have faith in a process.

In fact, speaking at the NBA Draft media availability on Wednesday, Fultz said that for a while he thought he came up with the slogan long before the Sixers ever did.

"I've been saying 'trust the process' because -- I didn't even know about Philly -- but me, I got cut from JV so, staying at the same high school, the big thing we used to say back home was to 'trust the process' and not transfer schools," he said. "I didn't really know about the saying 'trust the process' with Philly until maybe my senior year heading into college. I saw the tweets about it and all that."

"I thought I came up with it at first," Fultz said.

And maybe he was right? Who knows. It doesn't really matter. As long as the Process is trusted, I suppose.