McCoy Clarifies Sapp’s CoachingSeptember 15th, 2012
Gerald McCoy told reporters this week how Warren Sapp called him after Sunday’s game to threaten to kick his ass if he ever let Cam Newton or other quarterbacks out of his grasp again, like McCoy did a few times in the home-opener.
That was cute to hear, but speaking on Total Access on WDAE-AM 620 last night McCoy went much deeper into his conversation with Sapp and explained that Sapp legitimately is serving as his personal position coach.
“He’s so helpful, man. I don’t think people realize how helpful he is,” McCoy said of Sapp. ”He literally took every play and broke it down and told me what I can do to better myself. And he didn’t go off, you know, ‘Well you need to change this. You need to change that.’ He’s so good at what he does, he took what I’m capable of and said, ‘this is what you’re able to do; this is what you should do with how you play.’ It’s a blessing, man. And I can’t thank him enough.”
There was a deep, grateful tone in McCoy’s voice, and McCoy went out of his way to make it clear that Sapp calls him on many occasions and Sapp is proactive as a coach, not just answering McCoy’s questions. McCoy also said Sapp calls him “young fella” and is working on making him nasty.
McCoy’s got a real edge having a personal coach like Sapp in his corner. Now all he has to do is stay healthy. Man, Joe wishes he could be a fly on the wall when Sapp finally gets to sit down and talk football with the leader of the New Schiano Order.