“I Train At It Constantly”

June 24th, 2014

gerald mccoy 0906In addition to ongoing charity work Joe referenced yesterday, Gerald McCoy spends his offseason improving what he calls his greatest asset.

Offensive linemen know it well.

Per McCoy, that asset is his first step. His get-off.

McCoy, speaking recently on Oklahoma sports radio in a segment sponsored the “Pork Council,” was clear he believes his quick twitch explosion is “God given,” however, McCoy said he focuses on it through the offseason to make it as elite as it can be. “I train at it constantly,” McCoy said.

It’s all about the body for McCoy, he explained, saying his greatest lesson of his injury riddled first two years was to do everything he could to avoid injury when it’s not a game or hitting practice, from rest to various preventative and strengthening techniques.

Hardcore McCoy fans know he heads to San Diego for a stretch to train with renowned Todd Durkin and often works with Drew Brees and Darren Sproles there. McCoy also has talked previously about a unique stretching regimen and back strengthening routine he discovered after his 2011 injury.

During this recent interview, McCoy said it’s clear on every NFL team what guys take care of their body when they’re not at work, and what guys don’t.

On the offseason offensive overhaul of the Lovie Smith regime, McCoy said it showed the world that Lovie is not just a defensive head coach and knows how the NFL works. “If you can’t put no points on the board, it won’t matter.”

Apparently, that 32nd ranked offense didn’t sit well with No. 93.

18 Responses to ““I Train At It Constantly””

  1. Evan Says:

    Everything I hear about GMC makes me like him more. So glad he plays for us!

  2. Tom Says:

    I wonder which players McCoy sees as not in shape.

    *cough* Bowers *cough*

  3. Netwalker Says:

    We’re probably watching another hall of famer developing before our eyes. With David, probably two.

  4. Bucfever40 Says:

    Why can’t Bowers follow GMC’s blueprint for success, I want this guy to develop so bad, he’s got great God given tools to make it, but without a heart and ambition, it’s gonna end up being another case of “wasted talent”, I am so grateful Gerald realizes what he has and stays on top of it diligently, people would give anything to be in Bowers’s shoes, I just hope he shows a sense of urgency come TC ’cause he’s about to lose it all, and what will piss us all off is to watch him get it together with another team after sticking with him (ala Josh Hamilton)!

  5. OB Says:

    Joe

    What happened to all of those people that wanted us to take Suh instead of GMC?

    Am I correct on 31 days to training camp?

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucfever40, I personally think Bowers has not accessed that talent for so long that it has dried up.

    I do not think his case is anything like McCoy. McCoy, between injuries, flashed greatness during his opportunities.

    Bowers has not.

    I’ve always been a supporter of McCoy, even when most of the people that were here (back then) wanted him cut.

    I do not believe Bowers is worthy of keeping. He comes into camps out of shape, he fails to take advantage of opportunities.

    I have more belief in Demps…and I don’t think he will make the team either.

  7. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    I am thinking we will see Means beat out Bowers thus for all intents and purpose ending the Bucs-Bowers experiment and further solidifying the Rah+Dom era of draft failure. McCoy and Foster may end up as the last two ‘survivors’ before the start of the season. Too bad Bowers and Freeman never heard the saying Talent will only get you so far :-(

  8. Orca Says:

    Bucfever40 Says:
    June 24th, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Why can’t Bowers follow GMC’s blueprint for success, I want this guy to develop so bad, he’s got great God given tools to make it, but without a heart and ambition, it’s gonna end up being another case of “wasted talent”, I am so grateful Gerald realizes what he has and stays on top of it diligently, people would give anything to be in Bowers’s shoes, I just hope he shows a sense of urgency come TC ’cause he’s about to lose it all, and what will piss us all off is to watch him get it together with another team after sticking with him (ala Josh Hamilton)!

    a) Give up on Bowers.
    b) Consider using periods and question marks where appropriate. http://www.amazon.com/The-Elements-Style-Fourth-Edition/dp/020530902X#

  9. unbelievable Says:

    ^^ Hahaha, commas only.

    Back to the subject… Could you imagine if we had a roster where all 53 guys had the same work ethic and mindset of GMC? Seems like Lovie is trying to get as close as possible to that ideal.

    At least from what we’ve heard so far, seems like the majority of the team is on the same page. Call me optimistic.

  10. Legarrettes Blunt Says:

    Long gone are the days of Joe questioning if GMC can last a full year as a starter. Lone gone are the days of Joe questioning if GMC has the angry attitude that Sapp played with. Glad to see the guy get some love finally. Don’t know why bucs fans in general are so quick to turn on players

    Let’s be fair to Joe. Sapp himself questioned McCoy’s on-field demeanor. And Sapp remains McCoy’s mentor.–Joe

  11. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    ^^^

    Not sure if Bowers having 3 years of showing very little is being quick to turn on the guy? Off topic on turning on Freeman was how he handled his benching. Myself I give guys a couple years and by year 3 expect them to contribute.

  12. Bucfever40 Says:

    Hey ORCA, you’re a pretty smart killer WHALE, but I would’ve never took you for a snooty, self-appointed, and insufferable grammar bully as your passive aggressive post SUGGEST. If how frequent or where I place commas, periods or indentions REALLY bother you that much, then maybe this site is not for you, ’cause I see errors all the time with people’s post, and you know what? I could give a rats a$$, I happen to appreciate what’s on people’s minds, especially when it comes to my favorite NFL team, and as long as I get the gist of what they’re conveying, then I don’t have a problem with it…… unlike some prudes apparently do.

    So bravo for pointing out my overuse of comma’s, but I happen to type like I speak, if that’s too much for you, well then tough titty! I’m here to express my opinions and respond to others with respect, not pounce on their grammatical errors. The need to feel superior over others is simply not my bag, so get over yourself!

  13. Orca Says:

    I’m not concerned about the overuse of commas as much as I am the underuse of periods and question marks, and the absence of any point. With all due respect…

  14. Bucfever40 Says:

    If you didn’t understand my point, then that’s on you. I’m not looking to score style points here, and from a cell phone, in a hurry, I do sometimes fail to emphasize proper grammar, but who cares? Most (I feel) cut me a break as I do others.

    This is not forum to publicly criticize things outside of the subject at hand, and those that just have police such trivial things…..well, all I can do is SMH. With all do respect of course.

  15. Swaggy64 Says:

    GOD BLESS GERALD MCCOY!!! Ok. I hope his good intentions, effort and willingness to help lead this team are rewarded with a bunch of monster seasons that can propel him into the Hall of Fame and Buc fans into a new era of consistent winning. I dream big, so I’m talking about setting sack records and being in the top five in total defense year after year.

  16. loggedontosay Says:

    Joe this is an article that I thoroughly enjoyed taking a break from work to read.

    THANK YOU!

  17. Joe Says:

    Joe this is an article that I thoroughly enjoyed taking a break from work to read.

    THANK YOU!

    Joe aims to please. Appreciate the kind words.

  18. BoJim Says:

    I get the gist of all comments here. We don’t need no steenking punctuation.

 
 

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