Is Gerald McCoy Too Skinny?

July 26th, 2013

Greg Schiano and Ian Beckles are keeping an eye on Gerald McCoy’s strength and weight

If Joe played for the New Schiano Order, Joe would listen to his coaches. But Gerald McCoy didn’t — at least when it came to reporting to camp at the weight prescribed to him by the Bucs brass.

McCoy came in 10 pounds lighter. And McCoy wouldn’t tell media what he currently weighs. So is McCoy too skinny to fight off double teams and return to the Pro Bowl?

Greg Schiano explained why he isn’t worried, so he told The Sports Page on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.

“Gerald McCoy has incredible flexion. You know the way he can twist his upper body yet continue up the field. Ten pounds less, I anticipate that being even better. But you gotta make sure he’s not getting rocked out of their on double teams,” Schiano said. “I trust that he knows what’s best. But I don’t think it will be hard for Gerald to put on a few pounds if he needs to.”

One man who is worried is former Bucs guard Ian Beckles (1990-1996). Size does matter, Beckles said, and McCoy coming in small is a red flag. Beckles made the case that centers, typically smaller than guards, are even 300-pounders now and McCoy could wear down in December if he doesn’t beef up.

You can hear Beckles’ full take below. Again, Joe’s not concerned, primarily because McCoy’s weight is only important in six weeks, and he has time to add quality beef.

20 Responses to “Is Gerald McCoy Too Skinny?”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m not even going to listen. I can’t stand Ian Beckles anymore.

  2. jlynch Says:

    SOFT WEAK watch him at San Fran New England He will be dealt with easily

  3. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    “quality beef” …. lmao

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Off topic : Just saw on the NFL Network ticker. Santonio Holmes not sure if he will play at all for the Jets in 2013.
    Sorry it’s off topic but figured Bucs fans would like to know about it.

  5. irk Says:

    There is nothing in this world that could measure my indifference to anything Ian Beckles has to say.

  6. RastaMon Says:

    Ask Goldilocks…..

  7. RastaMon Says:

    Lotta stories about lighter weights…and it is plain to see in TV vids…so why…it is not a coincidence,(my guess) but a strategy…grueling training camp/2 a day….why come in to camp at regular season game day weight for that torture on joints and muscle….come in light and fast…gain the 10 after Camp

  8. ElioT Says:

    Who the hell even listens to 620 anymore? The only thing ill tune in to is the Joe Bucs Fan segments during that terrible afternoon show.

    Beckles has always been a McCoy hater and I feel it’s born from some kind of jealousy.

    I don’t know much about battles in “the trenches” but I’ll put my money on the vacuum packed 280 pound D-lineman over a 300 pound center carrying over 20lbs of fat ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!!!!!!!

    McCoy is a penetrating , disrupting, 3 tech DT and I see no problem with the weight loss.

    GO F**KING Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is GMC too skinny?….Is JF too skinny?….Is Shaun King too skinny? Who really cares until the season starts?

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

  10. Bucnjim Says:

    I think it’s a huge advantage in the heat which let’s be honest is most Bucs games even in November. When the Bucs dominated they were able to win most of their home games. I think that’s where they need to start. Win their home games and not only will fans come back, but the chances of making the playoffs go way up.

  11. PRBucFan Says:

    Like Schiano mentioned

    10 pounds is absolutely nothing when it comes to having to gain weight if he needs to.

    lol silly to worry about that

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    Lean and mean baby. It appears the entire team is heading in the same direction. These guys want to win and they will.

  13. knucknbuc Says:

    Joe don’t believe ur trying to make this a big deal he’s just fine my boy glad is at

  14. Tampamac Says:

    Surprised no one has mentioned that pic of Clayborn.. Dude’s arms look damn near twice as big as last year. Hope it translates to a mean bull rush.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    knucknbuc Says
    “Cmon Joe don’t believe ur trying to make this a big deal he’s just fine my boy glad is at”

    You misunderstand. Joes just tells us what others are saying. It doesn’t mean he agrees.

    In fact, Joe even said is wasn’t concerned. Or did you not actually read the whole post?

  16. KMAC1322 Says:

    All we have heard this offseason is that McCoy has been a beast in the weight room!! 10 lbs lighter is not a problem for anyone!!!

  17. JonBuc Says:

    Ian was claiming on here a while back that Sapp had a “monster” year after lossing weight at one point during his career so I wonder why this is different? Hopefully he will come on here and learn us another lesson.

  18. Dooleymite Says:

    Nonsense, GMC will be fine, being that the big fella just got married-the weight loss could’ve been motivated by the then fiancée now wife, so Gerald could get his big-ass in that tux lol. McCoy’s got plenty of time to gain weight back if he chooses to and it’s not like he didn’t have that extra 30 or so pounds to lose.

  19. Kevin Says:

    Ian Beckles is full of Sh!t. Can’t stand that guy. I’d rather listen to Static than hear what he’s gotta say.

  20. Jeroc Says:

    Maybe he had too many Skinny Fish drinks 🙂 I think his lower weight would make him a lot faster