“He Is A Stud.”October 17th, 2012
The past two seasons, when the Bucs packed their bags and went home for the offseason, Gerald McCoy instead flew over his home state of Oklahoma en route to the left coast to work out.
It so happens, it is the same offseason training facility of New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
Now in his third season, GMC has turned into the beast that Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik envisioned. It helps that, thus far, GMC has been healthy, unlike his first two years in the NFL.
Brees had a first-hand look at how GMC went about his business each day in California and has developed an appreciation for a guy who just might try to bury him into the turf of the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway Sunday.
So naturally, Brees shared thoughts on GMC while talking to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club today via a teleconference.
“He is a stud, he is a stud,” Brees said. “I have watched him work out the last couple of offseason, and his work ethic — he comes to work every day.
“He’s a big, strong, talented guy. He has confidence and a swagger to him. He is on his way to becoming one of the better defensive tackles, three-technique in this league and probably, just scratching the surface.
“I know he has been sidelined by injuries first couple of years, and I know he is chomping at the bit, as I would see him in the offseason, to get back out there and prove himself.”
Whether it is coaching or health or both, GMC is playing like he is hungry for pineapple. Of course, he might have a shot to taste that pineapple if he finishes the season unscathed.
First things first, however: make Brees eat grass Sunday afternoon.