Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was traded last week from the Eagles in exchange for inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, jokingly took credit for 49ers RB Frank Gore backing out on his deal with Chip Kelly and company and opting to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, instead, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.
McCoy told reporters in Buffalo that he spoke to Gore and told him “so many bad things. That’s why he didn’t go.” McCoy clarified that he was joking and that Gore’s “whole decision was his idea.”
On NFL Network, McCory expanded on his comments.
McCoy insisted he only had positive things to say about his time in Philly.
“We talked about Philadelphia. He did ask me a lot of questions,” he said. “I mean it was mutual I asked him about (former 49ers offensive coordinator) Greg (Roman) and he asked me about Chip and the offense, and I was honest with him. I told him he’d get the ball a lot and he would love it.
“Chip is a mastermind — he finds ways to get the ball in space with the running backs and he would like it … I was honest with him, for the most part
“… Everything I said was positive. All the deep secrets I kept secret,” he added, snickering. “Everything I said was positive. He made his own decision himself.”