“This Feels Right”

April 22nd, 2010

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One of the happiest Bucs players is someone in the secondary because the Bucs got a defensive tackle third overall.

That sure seemed to be the case when Joey Johnston of the Tampa Tribune caught up with some Bucs players at the CITS for the draft party hosted by the Bucs.

Per Johnston, Bucs safety Tanard Jackson said of the pick of McCoy, “This feels right.”

Notice since the Bucs defensive front line barely got to breathe on opposing quarterbacks, they had all sorts of time to pick apart the Bucs’ secondary. Just having McCoy start should take some heat off of the Bucs’ defensive backs.

But it wasn’t just Jackson who seemed pleased. So too was linebacker Geno Hayes.

“A lot will be expected of him, but he’s awfully talented,” Bucs linebacker Geno Hayes said. “I definitely remember seeing Ndamukong Suh (of Nebraska, who went second overall to the Detroit Lions) just destroy Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game. I know people put him (McCoy) in the same class. I think we got a guy who’s going to help us get closer to getting back to the playoffs.”

The cliche that it all starts up front is not really a cliche. It’s fact. When the defensive front creates disturbance, it all rolls downhill for an offense from there. If McCoy excels, it will help the Bucs defense a great deal in more ways than just the defensive line.

5 Responses to ““This Feels Right””

  1. Dave Says:

    I knew McCoy was good. I saw him play a few times and I realize he is a top pick. BUT I just wasn’t real excited about the pick. I am more interested in what the Bucs do in round 2-4.

    Until they selected McCoy. What a class act. The suit, the emotion, the story of his mom, the fact that his ON FIELD idol is Sapp, etc…

    I am now PSYCHED to see this kid put on the pewter!!

  2. Eric Says:

    The bucs should pick up some ground on the nfc south tomorrow. Only the Saints even have a second rounder, and not until 31.

    So far the bucs got McCoy, Falcons Witherspoon, Saints Robinson, Panthers nobody.

    Should be advantage bucs, but who knows.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    Brian Price is still on the board, so is Sergio Kindle, Griffin, Mays, and we pic 35 & 42. Oh yea, we’re going to get some more impact players, coming up. Arrelious Benn, Brandon Spikes, Gerhart.

  4. Joe Says:


    Joe would be content if all three picks tomorrow night were receivers.

  5. Lakeland Bob Says:

    That’s a great description Dave.The more I see of this guy,the more I like him.Class act.Now Golden Tate would be a great pick for our first 2nd.