Gerald McCoy Is NFL EliteDecember 5th, 2013
As long as the littles believe Gerald McCoy is overrated, Joe will continue to provide graphic evidence to the contrary.
This week, the film guru of theMMQB.com, Greg Bedard, updated his chart on interior defensive linemen and the pressure they put on opposing quarterbacks.
Simply put, there are only two interior linemen in the NFL that hassle signal-callers as much as GMC. That would be Houston’s J.J. Watt and Dallass’ Jason Hatcher.
In the stats calculated by Bedard, GMC leads the league for interior linemen in hurries and is second in the NFL for interior linemen in disruptions.
Joe wrote earlier that sometimes, though not nearly as sexy, disruption and pressure can be more be effective than sacks. In two of Cam Newton’s interceptions against the Bucs this past Sunday, one was caused by GMC, who was about to bat the ball out of Newton’s hands. The second interception Newton has pressure from the Bucs right end in his face.
Tell Joe what you would rather have, a pick or a sack?