Tommy Kelly Could Help McCoy FlourishMarch 27th, 2013
What’s going to make Gerald McCoy turn into an absolute monster undertackle in his fourth season?
Former Bucs nose tackle Booger McFarland says a big, physical nose tackle alongside McCoy, one who can draw a double team on occasion and rush the passer, would be a great next step for the Bucs and McCoy. Speaking on his “Booger and Rich” show on 98.7 FM this evening, McFarland lobbied hard for the Bucs to pursue veteran former Raiders tackle Tommy Kelly to fill that role. Kelly was cut today.
McFarland likes Kelly’s size (6-6, 330), strength and experience but questions whether he’d bring the motor and dedication of Roy Miller.
Kelly, 32, is a very intriguing possibility. The guy hasn’t missed a game since 2007, and he played for years alongside Warren Sapp in Oakland.
Joe would love to hear what Sapp has to say about Kelly’s fit with the Bucs. If Sapp likes him, Joe suspects No. 99 has already been in touch with the New Schiano Order.