New York Giants defensive end and captain Justin Tuck Wednesday became the latest Giant to have some harsh words for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in the wake of McCoy's using Twitter to call Osi Umenyiora "soft."
"Well, two things, yes we will take that personally," Tuck said in an interview on Mike and Mike in the morning. "And two, he might want to watch some film before he starts talking about a defensive end of Osi's quality. I don't know where he would say something of that nature. Obviously Osi's stats back up the fact that he is a pretty good NFL football player."
I also happen to agree wholeheartedly with Tuck's other comment on matter, saying "people are hiding behind their computers" by using social media to express their opinions. Via ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk, here is the full quote:
"I honestly think social media has made people cowards," Tuck said. "Where I’m from, if you had a problem with somebody, you said it to their face. I think now people are hiding behind computers and smart phones to get out something they got on their chest where I’m used to having a problem with a person, you go tell it to their face. You don’t go blast it out so everybody in the world can see about it."
Tuck's belief, which I share, is one of the reasons why this website is run the way that it is. I'm old-school, maybe because I'm 50 years old, but I believe that if you wouldn't have the courage to say something to someone's face then you shouldn't type it into the comments.
To be honest, I'm not thrilled with Umenyiora's 'Lady Gaga' response about McCoy, either. Funny, sure. Good for Internet blabber, sure. But, it's childish third-grade stuff. What happened to acting like a professional? Or, an adult?
It is also why I could care less about the manner in which Bleeding Green Nation responded to Tuck's statements. I know some of you are over at BGN arguing with the folks about this, and I don't know why. Your best weapon? Silence. Take Tuck's advice and be better than that.