Head coach Chip Kelly wasn't the only member of the Philadelphia Eagles to speak at the annual Eagles Youth Partnership playground build. Star running back and 2013 NFL leading rusher LeSean McCoy also met with the media and touched on a number of subjects, including his thoughts on the New York Giants' offseason moves. If you're wondering why McCoy was being asked about the Giants, it was because Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post was the one asking the question. Here's a look at how that went.
LeSean McCoy to me on the Giants: "I'm not paying attention to the Giants. What've they done (this offseason)? Signed some guys. Big deal."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) April 28, 2014
The Giants have indeed signed a lot of players this offseason. By my count, it's at least 17 new faces, which is more than any other team not named the Oakland Raiders. I guess it makes sense. The Giants struggled last year and probably needed some new talent. Especially when you consider their 33-year-old quarterback is coming off a season where he threw 27 interceptions. For those of you counting at home, that's the same amount of touchdowns that Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw for in 2013. It's also 25 more interceptions than Foles threw.
One of the new faces in "New York" is former Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond, who declared himself as the best slot cornerback in the league last week. Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin quickly made sure to correct Thurmond on his careless mistake.
It's really nice to see the Eagles-Giants rivalry is as healthy as ever.