McCoy Says Johnny Will “Bring A Circus”January 9th, 2014
Everybody’s got a take on Johnny Football, and that includes Bucs back-to-back Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy.
Asked on Jay Mohr Sports today whether Johnny Football could be a good pro quarterback drafted by Tampa Bay with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 draft, McCoy didn’t do a wacky Greg Schiano line stunt with the question; he bull rushed it.
“That depends on the Johnny Manziel you get, I believe,” McCoy said. “Are going to get the one who plays for the Aggies, or the one outside of that? Because once you get to the NFL, you can’t, I mean, he’s going to bring a circus with him regardless, because of his quote-unquote off-the-field issues. But when this guy steps on the field he performs.
“But can he focus under pressure?
“College pressure is completely different pressure than the NFL. NFL is an unheard of pressure. And if you are drafted as high as No. 7, you’re the franchise guy. And are you willing to put in the work and take over a team as a rookie? And that’s going to be left on him. So me, personally, I think he has all the gifts and talent to be that. But it just depends which Johnny Manziel you get.”
McCoy’s full interview, via WDAE-AM 620, is below.