Gerald McCoy No. 2May 24th, 2013
Bucs fans can debate over cold beers at their favorite watering hole who the most valuable Buccaneer is.
Not counting new arrivals such as Darrelle Revis and/or Dashon Goldson, one could easily make an argument for Vincent Jackson or Doug Martin or Carl Nicks, or even Lavonte David.
As far as defensive linemen go, Neil Hornsby, founder of Pro Football Focus, has determined that Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy isn’t just a valuable member of the Bucs, but he is the second-most valuable defensive linemen in the NFL.
Not sure how Hornsby came up with the calculations for this honor, being a non-stat guy, Joe isn’t sure he wants to know.
Joe found it interesting Hornsby’s research shows GMC to be so valuable, yet how many Bucs fans were ready to run GMC out of town at this point last year, including loud radio voices?
Now “this Joe” remembers turning to the “other Joe” at about midseason last year saying, “if Gerald McCoy goes down, this team is screwed.”
That, my friends, is a valuable player.