“Just Pride, Man. Just Pride.”December 15th, 2010
After making Joe cringe last night while talking about watching his off-the-bone left bicep rolling up on his arm, Gerald McCoy offered some takes on the Bucs’ second half revival Sunday against the Redskins.
Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620, McCoy said manhood was a big factor in the Bucs transforming Skins running back Ryan Torain from the second coming of Terrell Davis to Cadillac Williams circa September.
“Just pride, man. Just pride. It’s just our defense saying, ‘Look, why does this one guy have 170, 180 yards in the first half on us?’ They said, ‘This has to stop now if we want to win this game.’ And that’s all it was,” McCoy said. “They went out there and they made those tackles. They made those fits and the things they needed to do. They did it.”
Of course, this is a recurring theme for the Bucs. Get abused on defense in the first half and come out at halftime and dominate.
Seems like it would be an easy fix, since obviously the ability is there. Perhaps they should this little pride chat before the game.
Joe sincerely hopes the Bucs don’t make the Lions ugly running game look like worldbeaters Sunday. Joe would feel very good about having the game in Drew Stanton’s hands.