The Black Hole “Like An Ex-Girlfriend’s House”October 31st, 2012
Joe was busy this afternoon asking various defensive players what is the biggest concern in facing the Oakland Raiders. And Joe will provide various responses before the game kicks off.
But the most interesting response to Joe’s queries came from defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who didn’t blink with his answer.
“It’s the fans,” GMC said of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, more popularly known as “The Black Hole.” “It’s a hostile environment we have to go into. It’s like going to your ex-girlfriend’s house to pick up a shirt you left there. It’s a hostile environment and you will have to be ready for anything and everything they can throw at you.”
For GMC, facing Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, it will be the second time the Bucs’ stud tackle has gone up against him. The first time was in GMC’s rookie year in 2010 at Mike Brown Stadium when Palmer was the Bengals signal-caller.
Despite two years having passed since the two have faced each other across the line of scrimmage, GMC says it’s the same old Palmer.
“Carson Palmer is still Carson Palmer,” GMC said. “He is still him. He is patient. If [the pass] is not here, than it has to be there and it’s not there, then I have to make a play with my feet. He is a bigger guy and a stronger guy than people give him credit for.”