McCoy Feels “Completely Different Mentality”January 24th, 2014
Guess who’s going surfing on the Pacific Ocean today? It’s Bucs Pro Bowl defensive tackle manbeast Gerald McCoy.
Let’s hope the sharks aren’t looking for a 300-pound meal.
Yesterday at Pro Bowl practice at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, McCoy took some time for JoeBucsFan.com to talk all things Lovie Smith, pass rushing and more.
“Just his whole mentality. It’s completely different,” McCoy said of Lovie Smith. “And how just being around him, the whole atmosphere of just being around him is, you know, completely different. You can just feel around the building there’s a different aura about everybody. And I just know it’s going to be good.”
McCoy seemed energized by how the Lovie regime will let him and his linemates get after quarterbacks. The Schiano-Sheridan incessant line stunts/dance party won’t be missed.
“I think they going to let us go, man. It’s going to be, they’re going to, you know, just let us go free,” McCoy said. “Put us in great positions to get to the passer, but after that it’s on us. So it kind of just depends on whether on the D-line they’re going to bring in some more guys to help us out. But I think we’ll have a big year getting to the passer.”
Joe finds it interesting that McCoy referenced the front office “bringing in some more guys to help us.” Does McCoy want help? Is McCoy unhappy with what’s around him? Has McCoy heard rumblings at One Buc Palace? Is McCoy talking at the Pro Bowl, where Warren Sapp notoriously recruited free agents?
Joe will bring you more from McCoy later — video style.