Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is not a fan of the popular football website and oft-referenced performance grading metric Pro Football Focus and he took to social media to let the world know exactly what he thinks of the outfit.
@PFF u guys suck … a bunch of nerds who never played a lick of football in your whole life.
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) February 13, 2017
Why is McCoy so upset? Despite his production, the Bills franchise player was omitted from PFF’s top 101 players of 2016 list.
Per the list, the following NFL running backs made the Top 100: Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott (22), Arizona Cardinals’ David Johnson (23), Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell (27), Miami Dolphins’ Jay Ajayi (31) and Chicago Bears’ Jordan Howard (75).
McCoy had a productive season, 1,237 yards rushing, 356 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns, so it’s hard to justify his absence from PFF’s list.
Looking for an explanation from PFF? PFF wrote its 10 biggest snubs from the top 101 list and noted:
“He had without a doubt an excellent season, but fell short of the 101 list by a narrow margin. The single biggest thing that kept McCoy out was his performance as a blocker. This may seem like an insignificant thing for a running back, but in today’s league, backs need to be able to pass block, or their quarterbacks are in trouble.”
Shots fired. Shots fired. This beef appears to be far from being over. Let’s see how McCoy responds next season as this should put a bit more of a chip on his shoulder.