“Full Steam Ahead”May 29th, 2013
Last week at the “Sneaker Soiree,” a black tie affair where a collection of local sports celebrities mingled, an event that is only for the upper crust of society; “TKras,” Tom Krasniqi of WDAE-AM 620, got a chance to chat with Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.
During the interview, GMC noted this is the first offseason since he was a pro that he got a brief moment to decompress and spend quality time with his kinfolks in Oklahoma.
“I got a chance to relax for an offseason — not long, but to enjoy my family and not have to go to rehab all the way up to” training camp,” GMC said.
As for as hearing the news of the Bucs trading for star cornerback Darrelle Revis, GMC was giddy.
“I was excited,” GMC said. “There’s not more to it than to have one of the best defenders in the game. For me, that is very exciting because that missed split second [the time a quarterback gets off a pass to an open receiver before GMC could sack him] was all it took for me to get double digit sacks last year. … [Revis is] the last piece we needed, but it will take all of us [to win]. I’m very excited.”
What interested Joe the most GMC confirming what Joe wrote last week, that the OTA practice he witnessed was much more crisp and players were less hesitant and seemingly had a strong purpose in the second season with Greg Schiano. GMC said the team is well down the track of success versus where the Bucs were this time last year.
“The mindset and focus is much higher than last year,” GMC said. “Last year it was kind of shaky because everyone was kind of worried and kind of complaining and now it is like, ‘Full steam ahead!'”
Of course, Joe will have much more from today’s OTA session when practice wraps up this afternoon. To listen to GMC’s full interview with Krasniqi, please press the black arrow below.
Audio courtesy of Clear Channel and WDAE-AM. Hat tip: Tom Krasniqi, Pat Donovan and Dory LeBlanc.