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Arizona Cardinals weren't interested in trading for LeSean McCoy, 'wasn't a good fit'

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Interesting comments by the Cardinals head coach.

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians isn't afraid to give his opinion. He was a guest on NFL AM on Wednesday and had interesting comments about the recently traded running back LeSean McCoy.

McCoy is reportedly going to be traded next week once the new NFL league year begins from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Arians knew McCoy was available via trade, but said the Cardinals were not interested. "It wasn't a good fit for us," Arians said.

He wasn't a fit...how?

He has rushed for at least 1300 yards in three of the last four seasons. He is  26 years old. He can catch the ball. He is not a bad pass blocker, according to Pro Football Focus.

Considering the Cardinals ranked second to last in the league in rushing, it can't be because of his on-field production. Even Arians said he is relieved his team won't have to face McCoy this coming season when the Cardinals play the Eagles again.

Perhaps it is personality, or perhaps it was the salary. McCoy will make $10 million in 2015 and holds a cap hit of $10.25 million.

However, considering the seeming interest the Cardinals have in all the big name running backs (Adrian Peterson, DeMarco Murray and C.J. Spiller), it does seem strange they wouldn't be interested in McCoy.

it doesn't matter now, but you have to wonder how such a talented player wouldn't fit in Arizona.