Gerald McCoy Ranks 28th In The NFL Top 100June 25th, 2014
Little-Mermaid-loving, quarterback-hunting, charity-focused Gerald McCoy was delivered a huge honor by his NFL brethren this evening. McCoy was voted the 28th best player in the league by his fellow NFL Players.
The news broke tonight on NFL Network.
McCoy, of course, had his breakthrough season last year with 9 1/2 sacks, a monumental feat considering McCoy had little help on the Bucs’ defensive line. For example, look at the game film and you’ll see the Panthers triple-teaming No. 93 repeatedly.
The big question now is how much McCoy might improve in Lovie Smith’s defense under the tutelage of Rod Marinelli disciple Joe Cullen, the Buccaneers’ new defensive line coach. McCoy finally has big-time young talent sandwiching him on the D-line in Michael Johnson and Clinton McDonald.
McCoy is truly a great player. NFL Network announced McCoy is the highest ranking defensive tackle in their annual Top-100. But can he make those around him better? That’s the next step for No. 93, if he’s legitimately to be in the “next-Warren-Sapp” conversation.