“We’re Not A Dirty Team And We’re Not Going To Slow Down”September 19th, 2013
Early on The Gerald McCoy Show on WDAE-AM 620 last night, the man for which the show is named said he wasn’t going to say much about Dashon Goldson’s suspension.
“That’s a tough situation [Goldson] was in. But I’m not going to elaborate on it because it’s over with,” McCoy said. “He won [the appeal], and he’s playing this week.”
Then McCoy opened up a handful of minutes later.
“I don’t think we’re doing anything differently in practice,” McCoy said about what the Bucs are doing to eliminate their illegal hits. “They’ve just made us more aware of it, with what they show us on film and the penalties we have received from helmet-to-helmet hits. They’ve slowed them down. And we’ve went over them. And they’ve explained to us why this is a violation and how anytime that situation comes up they’re going to call it. Because their priority is to protect offensive players. And it’s just, I mean it’s just our game. It’s something we have to get used to. But we’re not doing anything different in practice.
“We’re not a dirty team and we’re not going to slow down. You know, we play on the edge and we’re going to continue to play on the edge. That’s just who we are.”
As Joe detailed extensively to The Big Dog, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620, last night, what’s happening now with the Bucs defense is a dream come true for Greg Schiano. The Rutgers defense is working in the NFL. It’s intimidating. It’s leading the league in sacks. It’s not allowing a lot of points. Schiano is not going to mess with it. It’s working, and the fines aren’t his money. Schiano wants his team flying around and playing on the edge while trying to follow the rules.
Expect nothing to change other than, hopefully, eliminating the unquestionably dirty hits like the one delivered by Ahmad Black on Sunday.