Captain McCoy Elaborates On His “Requests”

September 24th, 2012

“Let me tell you something about this coaching staff and the guys upstairs. The reason I love them so much is that, you know, they welcome us with open arms, and everybody’s door is open whenever we need them. We’re allowed to go up there and make requests and talk to them about things. And me being the captain, and being a defensive linemen. I just to coach and made a few requests and sat down and talked to him about things and we discussed what we discussed. And he set up a gameplan and it worked for us.”  — Gerald McCoy on asking for changes to defensive playcalling before the Bucs-Cowboys game.

Earlier today, Joe brought you McCoy’s quote to his hometown newspaper, The Oklahoman, explaining that he wanted the Bucs to drop the defensive line stunts and play a more direct style against Dallas. McCoy said he asked coaches to make a change last week and they did.

The quote above in italics is McCoy elaborating on the topic today at One Buc Palace.

Frankly, Joe’s most impressed that the New Schiano Order obviously had great communication with McCoy and valued his input. That runs contrary to the view floated by many that Greg Schiano is a near psychotic control freak who wouldn’t kindly accept these kinds of demands from a young player, or any player.

Now Joe wonders who on the Bucs offense might take this kind of leadership role in preparation for the Redskins. Joe suspects there are a few who could call a better game than Mike Sullivan did Sunday.

10 Responses to “Captain McCoy Elaborates On His “Requests””

  1. patrickbucs Says:

    Good to know they have an open forum, the defense especially the d-line was fantastic. They were on the field most of the game it seemed like as well.

    I can only hope players like V-Jack, Penn, and Nicks can speak with Sullivan and Schiano to change the offense.

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    We’re more of an upfield push kind of players. When we have a little success during play, the stunt games are more effective when sprinkled in.

    Our biggest problem now is finding a RDE. Clayborn is all hustle but hasn’t exactly been lighting up the stat sheet – no disprespect intended. We’re running real thin with depth.

  3. Jessup Says:

    Enough of this bunch formation and I-form garbage. Spread it out with a single back and let it fly!

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I am surprised Schiano did not seek a trade for McCoy, for even asking.
    Maybe Josh Freeman can tell the coaches what he thinks is wrong now too ?

  5. FloridaGirl Says:

    I think having an open door policy within an organization is a good thing, and serves to quietly and appropriately bring options to the leadership for consideration. The cool thing about it is that McCoy aired a concern that highlighted what the issue was and offered a viable solutionto improve the defensive performance and it ended up working. Kudos on all ends for having the internal fortitude to attempt the change.

  6. Miguel Grande Says:

    I would suggest that the Little General is raging out of his freaking mind crazy mad today when he learned that they actually used common sense instead of the Schiano way. He’ll put a stop to that today.

    That’s why GMC had to clarify what he said to his hometown paper after discussing it with his agent.

    Remember that Yahoo article that said people were frightened to even talk to NFL personnel at Rutgers. Why would they be frightened, why is GMC frightened?

    If you think the LG is not insane, witness the Cowgirls having to kneel 3 freaking times, while he called time outs to display the very definition of insanity.

  7. JSmalls Says:

    So to defend Freeman, people float out the idea that Schiano/Sullivan want to not score points. Freeman has input, he has to because this team goes as he does. If he doesn’t, he needs to man up and become a leader and put the offense on his shoulders. As much as I like Freeman, it’s starting to look that he doesn’t have that in him.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This is what Gerald said today:

    “Let me tell you something about this coaching staff and the guys upstairs. The reason I love them so much is that they welcome us with open arms and everybody’s door is open whenever we need them. We’re allowed to go up there and make requests or talk to them about things.”

  9. Miguel Grande Says:

    “Let me tell you something about this coaching staff and the guys upstairs. The reason I love them so much is that they welcome us with open arms and everybody’s door is open whenever we need them. We’re allowed to go up there and make requests or talk to them about things.”

    This was the disclaimer McCoy, Dominick and his agent came up with to placate the Little General who probably tried cutting GMC this morning when he found out about the insurrection.

  10. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m sure that’s exactly what happened.

 
 

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