Gerald McCoy: Nose Tackle CoachAugust 8th, 2013
The great Xs-and-Os video linked here from NFL Network shows Gerald McCoy having a detailed conversation with former longtime Giants center Shaun O’Hara.
McCoy touches on recurring themes: he didn’t have any veteran to guide him during his rookie season, he’s a hand-on leader, and Greg Schiano’s training camp 2013 is a lot easier than last year’s edition.
McCoy also gets down on the field to show O’Hara how he coaches the “young noseguards.”
Joe actually was present when this video was shot at One Buc Palace, and what was most interesting is how after the camera was turned off, O’Hara and McCoy got into a deep technique conversation and moved back onto the field. O’Hara and McCoy got down in their stances again and worked on moves. Keep in mind this was all after McCoy went through a full practice, signed autographs, and did the video shoot, in the broiling sun.
Then, when McCoy was finished with O’Hara, a teenage fan was harassing him about signing a jersey. The kid reminded McCoy that he had promised the autograph yesterday. McCoy responded by saying, “I came back out there and was looking all over for you.” McCoy was being honest.
The man is one dedicated Buccaneer Man.