Joe Sorensen

Eagles' McCoy Kicks Off Twitter War Between Philly & Buffalo

Created on May. 14, 2014 5:00 AM EST

It was a busy draft for the Buffalo Bills, both on the board and while they were making trades. One of their five deals involved sending a conditional draft pick in next year’s draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Bryce Brown. Brown’s former teammate, All-Pro RB LeSean McCoy, had this to say about the player Buffalo received in the trade:

This did not fare well with some of the current running backs on the Bills’ roster. The crowded backfield, which already included C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Anthony Allen, used social media to respond to McCoy’s comments. Jackson tweeted the following:

Not only will this fuel the competition between the two teams, but it should help ignite a healthy battle between the five RBs on the roster.

The newly added Dixon did not take kindly to the words as well. He made a prediction over Twitter that the Bills (second in rushing yards per game last season) will overtake the Eagles’ rushing attack (first in rushing yards per game) in the upcoming season.

Dixon did not leave out Brown from his prediction. He notes that, while Brown is also new to the backfield, he will play a big piece in the Bills’ rushing attack this season.

Brown became expendable with the Eagles when Philadelphia acquired Darren Sproles in a trade with the New Orleans Saints. Brown, McCoy’s backup for the past few seasons, finished the 2013 season with 314 yards and two TDs. 

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