Bowing Before Gerald McCoySeptember 24th, 2012
Among Tampa Bay media types, former Bucs guard Ian Beckles has long grabbed the reigns when it comes to cracking a whip on Gerald McCoy.
Essentially Beckles, via the airwaves of WDAE-AM 620, has found various ways to explain that McCoy doesn’t make plays there’s no evidence he’s “a good football player,” just a guy with great get-off and the dreaded “potential.”
Well, it now seems like Beckles has done a complete about face after seeing the 2012 edition of McCoy.
“I’ve seen him make guards miss completely. Whiff!” Beckles said today. “You don’t see that. I haven’t seen that since No. 99. I don’t want to say [Sapp's] name to jinx it. You play like that, you go to Hawaii.”
McCoy now has proven to everyone that he can be an elite player. The reamining challenge is for him to remain consistent and healthy, two qualities necessary for greatness.