Adrian Peterson: LeSean McCoy didn’t mean it when he said he’s the best

adrian petersonVikings running back Adrian Peterson told FOX Sports Radio that Eagles running back LeSean McCoy didn’t mean it when he told ESPN’s First Take that’s the best running back in the NFL.

“He didn’t really mean it,” Peterson said, per ESPN.com. “If you watched his response, [he didn’t mean it].”

Peterson doesn’t blame McCoy for the confidence he has in himself.

“I’ve got to give the young guy credit because there is nothing wrong having confidence in yourself,” Peterson said Tuesday. “But you’ve got to speak with more truth. He’s a heck of a running back and I like his style, so I won’t get on him too much.”

“It was funny because when Stephen A. [Smith] asked him the question, he kind of hesitated, and he didn’t believe it when he said it,” Peterson said. “I tell the youngsters, ‘Say it with your chest, like you mean it!'”

Tell us who’s a better running back, AP or Shady McCoy.