God Is Coaching Gerald McCoyDecember 1st, 2010
Who needs Todd Wash when the big D-line coach in the sky is working his wonders on Gerald McCoy?
Asked on The Gerald McCoy Show last night on WDAE-AM 620 what’s caused the recent improvement in his game, McCoy said the following verbatim:
“To be honest, what it was and what’s changed in how I’m playing is God has a vision for each one of our lives. And his vision for mine I lost focus of. And I started to live according to how I wanted to, instead of focusing on God’s vision for me. And I kind of got off on a different, not that I got off on a wrong path but my mindset was just different. And I was worried about the wrong things, and sometimes it caused me to do the wrong things.
“So once I put my total and 100 percent focus into God’s plan for my life, things just made a quick flip. I mean within two games I had three sacks. It happened that fast. And it was simply just God showing me, ‘Look, this is what I want you to do. This is what you’re supposed to be doing. This is what you’re not doing. So I have to open your eyes somehow.’ And that’s really what just happened.
“I didn’t do anything different. I prepared the same. Watched film, all that. It just started to happen.”
Joe respects and admires men of faith. And Joe’s not about to speculate whether the Lord enlightened McCoy regarding Xs and Os or simply offered personal spiritual guidance.
Joe just hopes the change in McCoy’s game is lasting.