LeSean McCoy and Chip Kelly still haven't spoken since the Philadelphia Eagles' dealt the running back to the Buffalo Bills.
McCoy said he heard Kelly say to reporters that money was the primary factor. He said he heard Jeffrey Lurie say that Kelly thought his shifty running style wasn't ideally suited to his offense.
McCoy has his own theory.
"I don't think he likes or respects the stars. I'm being honest," McCoy said on Monday. "I think he likes the fact that it's 'Chip Kelly and the Eagles.' "
Kelly has traded away McCoy and Nick Foles, let Jeremy Maclin leave in free agency and released DeSean Jackson.
"It was 'DeSean Jackson - a high-flying, take-off-the-top-of-the-defense receiver.' Or 'The quick, elusive LeSean McCoy,' " McCoy said. "I don't think [Kelly] likes that."
McCoy said he has no animosity toward Kelly and that he intends to call his former coach soon.
"Now you got DeMarco (Marco). I think he's a good player," McCoy said. "But then you got [quarterback Sam] Bradford. He's in and out banged up. The main wide receiver is [Riley] Cooper. The tight end is [Brent] Celek. . . . [Kelly] likes it like that. The tension - the this or that. He doesn't like that. He don't like the way you dress.
"He's not the bad dude everybody makes him out to be. He's just different. But I don't really have any hate for him. I really don't. In the beginning I did, but I don't. If I see him I'll speak to him, respectfully - 'How are you doing, coach? Good luck.'"