After Super Bowl LV, it’s beginning to seem like every one of Tom Brady’s teammates has a story to testify to his greatness. LeSean McCoy is no exception.
As much as the conversation surrounding the Super Bowl has revolved around Tom Brady, and rightfully so, another player’s story has gone under the radar: LeSean “Shady” McCoy.
He won back-to-back Super Bowls without actually playing a snap in either, and became the 4th player in league history to win a Super Bowl, leave the team, and then beat their previous team in the next Super Bowl.
Interestingly, Brady was involved in all of the 3 previous occurrences. Anyways, this is not to say that Shady was undeserving of these rings. In his day, he was one of the best running backs in the league and has arguably had a hall of fame career.
In his own words: ” I did all of the hard work then, and am receiving the rewards now. When I have two rings on my finger, I’ll be able to look back at the things I did to get here. ” Despite being a player of such high calibre though, he had the utmost respect when speaking about his teammate Tom Brady.
Appearing on the Pat McAfee show, McCoy was asked if there was anything he wished he could have learned earlier in his career by being on the same team as Brady. This is how he responded.
“When he speaks, when he talks, I believe it..
He could tell me Shady go walk on that water, you won’t drown.
I’d be like OK”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 17, 2021
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“He’s the only player that I’ve ever been around that, when he speaks, when he talks, I believe him,” McCoy said in response to McAfee. “He could tell me, ‘Shady, go walk on that water. You won’t drown.’ I’m going to be like, ‘OK.’”
“He has that type of thing about him. And the way he works. When I was younger, I wish I worked as hard as he does. We just won a Super Bowl and he’s back training, doing little things.”
“We have about eight, nine, maybe 10 players in a group chat. All the skill guys,” he continued. “All the guys that were active to play. And he’s going into details about every player we’re going against.”
“He’s like, a voiceover. It’s a video playing and it’s only him. He’s got the candles lit. He’s like, ‘This DB, he likes to press. He likes to hold. He doesn’t have good speed.’ With everybody.”
“I’m like, this guy is so dialed in. He’s 43! He’s dialed in. He can play another five years. Just because, not only just the talent or the big arm and all that. It’s just like, he gets it. He gets it.”
McCoy, who was Brady’s division rival for 4 years in Buffalo, also had a take on the Patriots’ slip to an underwhelming 7-9 record this season.
“Real talk, I played in Buffalo and I would play this dude every year, twice a year. I’d say, ‘When Brady leaves, the Patriots, they will not be as good.’”
“Everybody talks about this Belichick — and I respect Belichick, he’s a great coach — but c’mon, let’s stop that. When (Brady) leaves that team, they will not be the same. The guy is different. You feed off of him, his energy.”