New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora said Friday he has "moved past" the offseason comments by Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy calling him "Overrated n soft." What Umenyiora has not done is forgotten them, saying McCoy's remarks were "unforgivable."
"He said some things he shouldn't have said. He made a mistake there. At the end of the day, there's no extra motivation. I know for a fact that we have to win this game to get to where we need to go. He ran his mouth. He crossed the line that shouldn't have been crossed," Umenyiora said. "What he did was unforgivable."
Umenyiora has played like anything but an "overrated n soft" player since returning from preseason knee surgery. He has seven sack and two forced fumbles in six games.
Umenyiora added that he has not paid much attention to whatever has caused the Eagles to stumble to a 3-6 record.
"I think we're more focused on what it is that we have to do. One thing I do know about Philly is they're a very, very well coached football team," Umenyiora said. "They've had an opportunity to win most of the games this year. They just haven't been able to finish. Andy Reid's a great coach. They have a lot of pride on that football team and they're going to come out and give us a fight, for sure."