“Such A Nasty Feeling Watching That On Tape”

September 30th, 2010

Rookie defensive tackle Gerald McCoy took some pointed questions from fans on The Gerald McCoy Show on WDAE-AM 620 on Tuesday.

One caller wanted him to assess the pass rush and his performance against Pittsburgh. McCoy didn’t hold back.

“Honestly, that was addressed in meetings. That the pressure needed to go up and it wasn’t as strong as it needed to be. And also, that was one of those things where I say we grade ourselves critically,” McCoy said. “It was such a nasty feeling watching that on tape because our defense is better than that. We’re better than that up front.

“You know, I went home after the game and knew I didn’t play my best. And if you really care about how you play, and not just playing this game for what you can get from it, not use it as a job but play the sport that you love with a lot of passion and all your of heart, after something like that it’s going to bother you.

“Just fix it. You can’t sit on it, dwell on it. It’s Week 3. People lose games. Honestly, what are we tied for first in our division? Who expected us to be there in Week 3. You gotta take all the positive from everything you see. Going through Week 3, I’ve done everything I could to help my team.”

Joe’s glad to hear McCoy sounded ill while thinking of watching the Steelers game on tape.

McCoy went on to say that Raheem Morris made it clear to the defensive line as a group that it was not up to par.

“Raheem addressed us [Tuesday] and let us know that wasn’t good enough,” said McCoy, who went on to say Morris told the group he hasn’t lost faith in them because he saw their success in the first two games.

Joe really can’t quibble with McCoy at this point. It was just one game, and the defense surely was stout in the first two. Fans and the Bucs will learn an awful lot about the team in the next two games against the Bengals and Saints.

20 Responses to ““Such A Nasty Feeling Watching That On Tape””

  1. Dave Says:

    Man, with him leading the D and Freeman leading the O… things do look very promising for years to come. They both just “get it”

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    Dave, exactly!

  3. nick Says:

    “Raheem addressed us [Tuesday] and let us know that wasn’t good enough,” said McCoy

    —————–There goes the notion that Raheem doesn’t get on his players when their performances are not up to par

  4. tampa2 Says:

    McCoy says ““Raheem addressed us [Tuesday] and let us know that wasn’t good enough,” said McCoy, who went on to say Morris told the group he hasn’t lost faith in them because he saw their success in the first two games…”
    But what is Raheem doing to correct the mistakes? It is “trial by Fire” for all these good rookies! Raheem expects them to be better, yet doesn’t know how to make them better. he expects them to learn from being Beat down! Look at TBO today. The Bucs were beaten at every position Sunday. So Morris answer is to practice Blount running in the Red Zone. Blount will be a force one day. But Raheem has a lot more problems than that to address. But, then again, what can we expect from a HC that starts a 7th round DB against the Steelers? it is the HC’s job to start the best 11 players on Offense & Defense. But I guess tugboat Timmie would agree to starting the 7th rounder over Sabby. Right? Morris is nothing but an amateur!

  5. Ish Says:

    Tom Brady was a 6th round choice, is that high enough to start? Colston is a 7th rounder too, so the Saints should bench him? Who cares where Grimm was drafted, he played a decent game. Yeah, he got burned once and he missed a fill or two, but overall he played a good game, especially for a rookie. He’ll get better.
    But to knock him because of when he was drafted, that’s just stupid.

  6. tampa2 Says:

    I didn’t knock Grimm for his bad play. In fact, how can you blame him? I blame it on Morris not playing experienced players. Throwing Grimm in against the Steelers for his 1st game wasn’t the brightest idea. Sabby should have been in there. Read the whole post, ISH.

  7. Ish Says:

    I realize you didn’t knock Grimm’s play. But your statement, “But, then again, what can we expect from a HC that starts a 7th round DB against the Steelers?” says flatly that a 7th rounder is not good enough to play.

    My critique still stands, you can’t knock him for his draft position? Experience, sure, but draft position?

    That’s all I was pointing out, if you read my post.

  8. McBuc Says:

    Tampa 2…Did you watch Sabby last year? Grimm played just as well. I would say some other things, but argueing with you is pointless.

  9. jdouble Says:

    Rahim is a defensive backs coach before anything else. He sees all these guys everyday in practice in knows what they are capable of. He knows his ass is on the line and I’m sure that he started the best safety. Just because you think that Stabby is the better safety does it make it fact.

  10. Ish Says:

    By the way, Raheem also started a 7th rounder at DE (Stylez White). So, really, its even worse than you stated, what can we expect from a coach who starts TWO 7th round draft picks?

  11. McBuc Says:

    I do not think Styles was even drafted was he? Didn’t he come from the arena league…But, Stroughter was a 7th rounder too.

    I forget who said it, maybe BamBam or d-money…once they make the team, it does not matter what their draft position was. And that is a fact proven over and over.

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    I think Coach Morris adressed it best at his press conference, when he stated “Tampa 2 is a Penis”

  13. oar Says:

    McBuc, White was a 7th rounder drafted by Houston in 2002. He just never made the team and then went to Arena League.

    Geno Hayes and Adam Hayward were 6th rounders. Graham was undrafted. Sammie 7th rounder. It doesn’t matter where they were drafted. Shoot even, Bruce Gradkowski and Kenneth Darby are playing/starting on other teams and they were 6th and 7th rounders, respectively. If they can play, then they stay.

  14. BamBamBuc Says:

    My goodness, you could go on and on with the list of 6th or 7th rounders or undrafted players. What about Graham? He was undrafted and he’s the starting FB. Shall we look at Donald Penn’s draft position? Oh yeah, he was also undrafted. There have been many successful players in the NFL drafted in late rounds or not drafted at all. The way they got there is not important, what they do on Sundays is. Young players will make mistakes, it’s called learning.

  15. McBuc Says:

    Right on BamBam and OAR.

  16. JDouble Says:

    Blount, Huggins, Graham, Stroughter, Penn, White, Bennett, Parker, Lorig, Grimm, Biggers, Barth, Dotson, Spurlock, Watson, and Elbert Mack.

    All 7th round picks or undrafted.

  17. JimBuc Says:

    I am absolutely shocked that Tampa2 is bashing Morris! I thought he only bashed the Glazers for lying about their Madoff losses!!

  18. Jonny Says:

    Have you been living under the rock JimBuc? Tampa-2 has always been a hater like any other.

  19. JimBuc Says:

    Sarcasm Jonnny, sarcasm. Tampa2 is a unique hater

  20. Capt.Tim Says:

    No, JimBuc, Tampa2 is a Penis. I though that vote was over months ago!