Gerald McCoy Welcomes A Threesome

September 2nd, 2014

gerald mccoy 1207Film don’t lie. Go back and watch film of Carolina-Tampa Bay games last year and you’ll see Gerald McCoy getting triple-teamed — when he’s not getting double-teamed.

Joe asked McCoy about whether he expects the same treatment on Sunday, and McCoy had a lot to say.

“I don’t care. It is what it is. Buffalo tried the same thing. You seen what happened. So, if they want to try it, then go-ahead. It is what it is.

“I’m not trying to play for myself. I play to get triple-teamed. I play so I make my teammates better. That’s one thing [Sapp] always talks about, ‘Are you making the people around you better?’ That’s one thing he did. That’s one thing I’m working for. I want everybody around me to be great. It’s not about me. It’s about everybody around me.”

Hello, Michael Johnson! It’s time to show up in a big way.

Yes, Johnson had a strip during an Adrian Clayborn sack against Buffalo. Great play. But Johnson will have all kinds of 1-on-1 pass rush opportunities this season. The Bucs are paying him to get at least 10 sacks and take some heat off McCoy.

As for McCoy’s attitude, you have to love it. The man needs a cape with a big “S” on it.

21 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Welcomes A Threesome”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We should send Mason Foster right in behind GMC……..whoops…..there goes Cammy!!!

  2. dick2111 Says:

    Smart defensive coordinators know how to make a team pay if they triple-team one guy too often. And Leslie Frasier is a smart defensive coordinator. Don’t think too many teams will go to that well too often against McCoy.

    As for Michael Johnson, he’ll get his opportunities. From our starting front four, I’d expect at least 24 sacks this season (1.5 per game average). Who gets how many though depends upon a lot of different factors I’d think.

    I love Gerald’s attitude. Great players make everyone around them better.

  3. BucsQcCity Says:

    Clinton will get there. Let’s face it the pressure will come inside-out until MJ and AC proves us they can get there

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Thankfully the Bucs have a player like McCoy that draws double teams to open holes for his rushing linemen. Watch out fig newton.

  5. robert9 Says:

    I have a feeling bowers is going to shine as a DT spelling in for McCoy

  6. Johncurtis Says:

    The man needs a new contract, with lots of $$$ in it!

  7. Brian Says:

    Good luck blocking David and Foster at the second level if you’re using three guys to block McCoy…probably doesn’t help that the entire left side of the Panthers line is gone and replaced with far inferior players.

  8. DallasBuc Says:

    Joe- are you able to tell if our shiny new RDE will be playing this Sunday? Since we didn’t see him in the preseason it makes me wonder if he plans to show up at all in the regular season.

  9. Goodolebucfan Says:

    DallasBuc you can team up with the Realist and you can rank Johnson and he can rank Clayborn. Lets play our first regular season game at least before you all start ripping players.

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    Goodolebucfan- um…I didn’t “rank” anyone dude. However, Johnson looked invisible in the preseason here like he has looked invisible for most of his entire career. How about he shows up on Sunday and then I stop ripping him?

  11. Westsidebucsfan Says:

    “Gerald McCoy welcomes a threesome”…. AS DO I!

  12. BucsFan47 Says:

    DallasBuc, its ok bro, we all know the cowboys defense is atrocious so that is why you’re bitter ;)

    Real talk tho, Michael Johnson has been making plays, people just think he’s supposed to e getting to the QB EVERY PLAY. Doest owkr like that. Him and Clayborn have been getting pressure, Im liking what our D-line is doing. Now with a helathy Verner back, our pass defense should be stout.

    Good luck Cam!

  13. Louis Friend Says:

    Michael Johnson played the equivalent of 1 complete game the entire preseason and had a strip and a fumble recovery along with some pressures. For a new guy just coming in, it’s not a bad start. I’m not worried about him.

    Clayborn still has a massive question mark over his head. I sincerely hope he can be the Chidi Ahonatu of this line. Doesn’t need to be great, just needs to bring down the QB when the pressure rolls him over to his side, and occasionally beat his man 1-1. That’s what Chidi did many times during the glory years. He wasn’t a Pro Bowl guy, just someone who did his job and gave a respectable performance.

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Per: BSPN’s Chris Mortensen.

    The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have agreed on a six-year contract extension that could pay him $100 million

    The deal, which affects the final two seasons of his current contract and keeps him with the Texans through the 2021 season, will pay Watt a guaranteed Watt $51.8 million, the most for a defensive player in the history of the NFL. In addition, the $16.6 million annual value also is the highest for a defensive player.

    *Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013

    • Tackles 217
    • Quarterback sacks 36.5
    • Passes defensed 27
    • Forced fumbles 8

    *Career highlights and awards

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2012, 2013)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2012, 2013)
    • 2x PFF Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
    • second-team All-Pro (2011)
    • AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
    • AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
    • NFL Sacks Leader (2012)

    Vs

    Gerald McCoy

    *Career highlights and awards

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2012, 2013)
    • First-team All-Pro (2013)

    *Career NFL statistics as of 2013

    • Tackles 119
    • Quarterback sacks 18.5
    • Forced fumbles 3

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Per: BSPN’s Chris Mortensen.

    J.J. Watt

    $51.8 million (guaranteed)
    $16.6 million (annual)

    *Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013

    • Tackles 217
    • Quarterback sacks 36.5
    • Passes defensed 27
    • Forced fumbles 8

    *Career highlights and awards

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2012, 2013)
    • 2× First-team All-Pro (2012, 2013)
    • 2x PFF Defensive Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
    • second-team All-Pro (2011)
    • AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
    • AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
    • NFL Sacks Leader (2012)

    Vs

    Gerald McCoy

    *Career highlights and awards

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2012, 2013)
    • First-team All-Pro (2013)

    *Career NFL statistics as of 2013

    • Tackles 119
    • Quarterback sacks 18.5
    • Forced fumbles 3

  16. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Westsidebucsfan Says:
    September 2nd, 2014 at 11:12 am
    “Gerald McCoy welcomes a threesome”…. AS DO I!

    I hope you know that its three dudes showing up!

    Seriously, I hope any of the DE’s to show up. The way GMC is playing, it should be a sack fest for the DE. I just hope they don’t get shut down by the TE or a RB

  17. OB Says:

    Joe

    The stats are not even because GMC was hurt the first two years and JJ wasn’t so whoever does stats do the last two years for each and see plus one is a tackle and the other is an end,

    GMC is the face and heart and soul of this team in his red robe and slippers, he has earned $101 million because he is the rock on what this team is building on.

  18. nate Says:

    Michael johnson hasnt done anything! If anything we should blitz with david every third down. Add extra cornerbacks.. take out our sorry defensive ends

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    DT Geno Atkins

    *Career highlights and awards

    • 2× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012)
    • 2× All-Pro (2011, 2012)
    • First-team All-SEC (2007)

    Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013

    • Tackles 136
    • Quarterback sacks 29.0
    • Forced fumbles 6

    Note:
    On September 2, 2013, Atkins agreed to a five-year, $55 million extension with the Bengals. On October 31, 2013, Atkins tore his ACL in a game against the Miami Dolphins, and missed the rest of the season.

    Vs.

    DT Jurrell Casey

    *Career highlights and awards

    • Second-team All-Pro (2013)

    *Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
    • Tackles 161
    • Quarterback sacks 16.0
    • Forced fumbles 4

    Note:
    On August 27, 2014, the Titans signed Casey to a four-year, $36 million contract extension with $20.5 million guaranteed

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Watt is represented by Tom Condon, which is part of CAA.

    Suh is represented by Jimmy Sexton.
    • His firm? CAA

    McCoy is represented by Ben Dogra.
    • His firm? Yep, you guessed it … CAA.

    While Watt plays a different positions than Suh & McCoy, that’s probably around the same range both tackles would be trying to earn.

    Only negative mark against McCoy is that he’s missed 13 games due to torn biceps.

  21. BucIt941 Says:

    The verdict on Jonhson is still out for me. I have yet to see anything from this man, either on the practice field of game field. during the pre-season games i really only saw a front 3 pass rush coming from GMC, McDonald, and Clayborn. that’s right even Clayborn (who got moved because of this signing) is producing much more pressure than Michael Johnson at this point. I hope once the games matter his intensity shows up.

    I mean he was the premier off season signing, the man to end all our pass rush woes, the man to take this front four to new heights, the missing piece to a monster D -Line. He has no excuses here. All 3 of the other guys can get it done, I hope he puts on a show this season. I hope….

 
 

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