“There’s A Difference In Having A Coach Who Knows What It Takes To Win”June 26th, 2014
The NFL Network celebration of Gerald McCoy last night included McCoy himself, talking about changes at One Buc Palace and explaining why he didn’t vote for himself too high on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
McCoy ranked 28th on the list and was the highest-rated defensive tackle in the league.
“I don’t ever try and boost myself. I let other people have opinions about me,” McCoy said of why he didn’t vote for himself as a top-20 player. Not all players get to vote.
“And if I don’t feel like their opinion is high enough for me, then it’s my job to prove them wrong.”
Warren Sapp was on the air with Kurt Warner and McCoy for the chat about No. 93 and the Bucs, and Sapp was smiling like a proud father, calling McCoy a great student. (Enjoy the video here.)
McCoy is fired up for what 2014 holds. Hopefully, Greg Schiano covered his ears.
“There’s a difference in having a coach who knows what it takes to win,” McCoy said.
McCoy said several times that Lovie Smith’s defense is “tailor-made” for him.
“He brought back the old, gritty, let you know what we’re going to do and hit you in the mouth Tampa-2 defense,” McCoy said.