Sleepless Gerald McCoy Adjusts To NFL

May 18th, 2010

How nervous was Bucs rookie defensive tackle Gerald McCoy that he was getting his first shot at the Bucs first team offense?

He couldn’t sleep the previous evening.

That’s the word from the Mad Twitterer of the St. Petersburg Times who documented the restless evening McCoy had prior to the heralded first round draft pick’s first practice against the Bucs veterans.

“I’m not going to lie, I’m not going to make it up and say that I wasn’t (nervous),” McCoy said. “I’ve been thinking about it this whole past week. “Man, I go back Sunday. This Monday, it’s on.’ All last night I was in my bed, I can’t sleep. I was nervous. But I’ve got one (practice) under my belt and it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be. That’s just the rookie jitters.’

Joe finds this to be refreshing. If McCoy didn’t care, if he thought he s(p)it didn’t stink, he would have slept soundly.

This demonstrates to Joe that McCoy cares about his craft and is concerned he does well.

7 Responses to “Sleepless Gerald McCoy Adjusts To NFL”

  1. Gary Says:

    Lets just get it on with pads so we can see what he does against faine and joesph.

    And I pray that we are HBO’s hard knocks once before I die.

  2. LaughingCat Says:

    I’m so glad to have a rookie with real leadership skills, atheletic abilities and drive.

  3. d-money Says:

    I love this guy. He is going to be great for this team.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    I don’t see how any fan of the Bucs can’t love this guys attitude and excitment to be a Buc.

  5. RahDomDaBest Says:

    I am so glad we AREN’T playing right now! Because if we were we’d be losing.

  6. Eric Says:

    Wait til the night before that Cleveland game.

    But, i suppose 30 mil or so will make the nervousness worthwhile.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    d-money, you took the words right out of my mouth.

    SRJeff, I agree 100%.

    I love this young man too.

    His parents did a great job.