Bucs “Got Our Butts Kicked”December 22nd, 2013
The Bucs locker room was as despondent as Joe has seen in quite some time. For the longest time, Donald Penn sat in front of his locker, in uniform sans helmet, looking straight ahead in a faraway, empty look. It seemed he wanted to just belt someone.
Gerald McCoy, the Bucs stud defensive tackle who now has nine sacks this season and who was mauled with double- and triple-teams on virtually each play, was his usual amiable yet honest self.
In so many words, GMC said, the Bucs defense stunk like an an unwashed dog fresh from digging up the back yard.
“Just being honest, we defensively got our butts kicked in the first half,” GMC said. “They ran the ball on us at will. Whenever they felt like it. They didn’t do anything special. they lined up, shifted, got in one formation and went. We have to be better than that. They just came straight downhill at us. We just got our butts kicked.
“They didn’t surprise us with anything. They just beat us. We just got beat, that’s it. We just got beat. There wasn’t any surprises.”