Wash Says McCoy Is Five Plays AwayNovember 11th, 2010
For some reason the local newspaper scribes have decided to focus on Gerald McCoy and the anemic pass rush today, and changes coming to the defensive line play.
Joe’s merely browsed through the assorted mumbo jumbo, since Joe prefers his D-line analysis from former Bucs defensive lineman Steve White’s blog, which is usually light years ahead of the curve.
But one quote in Sarasota Herald-Tribune beat writer Tom Balog’s story stood out to Joe. It comes from Bucs D-line coach Todd Wash on Gerald McCoy.
“He’s really, I’d say, five plays away from having five sacks and being right where he needs to be,” said Buccaneers defensive line coach Todd Wash. “Maybe it’s technique letdown. He’s close. He’s seeing those little tiny things that maybe he got away with in college are really keeping him from getting three or four sacks up to this point.”
Now if stats are for losers, then who are almost stats are for? Stats like the five plays Wash is talking about.
Joe has to see it on the field at this point. The Bucs are winning, but they’re awful against the run and they’re flirting with the NFL record for fewest sacks in a season.
Joe wants to see if the Bucs can really coach up the young linemen on the fly and realize some success from the youth. They’ll need it to make a real playoff run.