Time For McCoy To “Bring Some Guys With Him”June 10th, 2013
What makes a true legend of the NFL?
Joe listened to Bucs pass rush coach Bryan Cox (a stud player himself way back when) share some of his philosophy on that today at One Buc Palace.
For Cox, being a superstar is about raising the level of teammates. And that’s the goal for Gerald McCoy in 2013, Cox said.
“I saw a guy that was mature, ready to take the next step, very into it in the meetings, very intelligent. And so you’d just like to think and hope that this year he can build and bring some guys with him,” Cox said. “Because true great players bring, you know, other players’ level of play to a different level. That’s what we’d like to expect from him this season.”
Cox went on to praise McCoy’s accountability and said McCoy vocally taking responsibility for everything before he looks to help others “is a trait you’d like to see in any leader.”
Joe liked hearing of the extraordinary high bar being set for McCoy. Man, if he can raise the level of those around him, especially his young, talented and inexperienced D-line mates, the Bucs will be in phenomenal shape.