Film Is Friendly To Gerald McCoyNovember 1st, 2012
Where’s Gerald McCoy? Big No. 93 hasn’t had a sack since September.
Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan was asked today to explain McCoy’s impact considering recent stats don’t paint much of a picture. Sheridan was quick to passionately explain that McCoy is the straw that stirs the drink.
“If you really watch the film and how people are setting their protections to handle [McCoy,} and even just the interior push he’s able to provide in the pocket, same thing in the running game, you know, d-tackles aren’t going to make as many tackles as your linebackers and safeties, but the type of blocking patterns that he’s drawing, that allows our second-level guys to play off of him and make plays at the line of scrimmage in the running game,” Sheridan said.
“Like I said, if you really watch the film, he has a huge impact on our defense every single week and definitely is disruptive to the offense. And they know that and they’re setting up their schemes accordingly.”
Well, there you have it. The film don’t lie, says Sheridan.
McCoy is healthy, his teammates are playing off him successfully, and teams are game-planning to stop him. Now all he has to do is stay on the field.