Gerald McCoy Being Disruptive

November 14th, 2010

Despite attempts by some sports radio talking heads who are trying to whip Bucs fans into a frenzy, stopping just short of calling Bucs rookie defensive tackle Gerald McCoy the next late Gaines Adams, the big fella from Oklahoma is slowly, steadily getting better.

GMC has no one to play next to him, unlike another certain rookie defensive tackle from the Big XII. GMC has no help coming from the ends. Some former Bucs believe GMC is getting no help from his position coach.

GMC showed how he is making progress today by being disruptive. He had five tackles today. Five tackles for a loss. Two passes deflected. Forced a fumble.

Still, no sacks. But GMC made his presence felt. He was bothersome for the Panthers and fellow rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen.

When someone is disruptive, that enables others to make plays.

GMC’s coming along, slowly but surely. So calm down haters.

11 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Being Disruptive”

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    Because, as I’ve been saying, this is the first week that McCoy was put in a posistion to beat some one one blocks, instead of being sent to face 2 on 1 blocks, in a failed attempt to free up Quincy Black. It was one of the few things Raheem has done this year that I strongly disagreed with! Black should be able to rush the Qb. Unfortunately, he can’t, for what ever(wuss) reason. They should have made this scheme change in week 2 . by the way, Geno “invisible” Hayes had one takle today. That was his entire sad Lil contribution. Time to give up on him. He’s too damn small, and he ain’t Derrick Brooks!

  2. jason Says:

    Think Mccoy is coming around. SO tierd of people callin him a bust way to early for that. Once we get people around him he is going to be a force. He keeps playin like he did today and i would call it a success for the year.

  3. gotbbucs Says:

    McCoy is pretty much on schedule for what a rookie DT should be doing, especially on a team lacking talent in the front 7. People just have way too high of expectations for rookies in this league. It didn’t used to be that way. I’m guessing he’ll probably still end up with somewhere around 3-4 sacks when the year is done and that will be just fine with me.

  4. gitarlvr Says:

    Well McCoy may be making progress but this was the game I wanted to see that first sack so bad. Rookie QB with little scrambling ability. I really thought this was the d-lines game to breakout.

    @Capt. Tim.

    Geno Hayes has made quite a few more impact plays than either Barrett Ruud or Quincy Black the past two years. If anyone is invisible its Quincy Black. He reminds me of Cato June. Zero impact plays. No wonder it took him till year 3 to replace June’s underachieving ass. Quite frankly none of the three linebackers are ever going to make a pro-bowl so somebody(s) have to go!

  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    Gitarlvr- Hayes will make a splash intercetion, or tackle for a loss, but day to day run stoping- invisible. So is Black,though he was out today. Neither have any skill at run defense, and even more irritating, seldom try! Experience and a dominate DE acquisition will fix both the DL and seconday. LB is a total rebuild

  6. Thomas 2.1 Says:

    Great analysis capt, i agree the sam and will backers stink. Just bc gmc didnt get shutout this week doesnt mean he is leeroy selmon. This town so desperately wants him to succeed that anytime he isnt on his back someone is trying to say that he is being disruptive.

  7. d-money Says:

    Only the most uneducated football fan can’t see that GMC is starting to become the player the Bucs though t he could be. The last 3 weeks he has been the best player on the line.

    He may not have any sacks but he had 5 tackles for a loss that is outstanding.

    For those keeping track Sapp had 27 tackles and 3 sacks an INT and 1 Forced fumble his rookie year.
    GMC now has 21 tackles and 2 forced fumbles not to mention the 2 passes he batted down today.

    All this with 7 games to go. He’s well on his way to surpassing Sapp’s rookie numbers and he’s just now getting hot.

  8. Amar Says:

    What’s going unrecognized is McCoy was the reason we were successful on the goal line stand when the Panties tried sneaking Clausen toward the very end of the game.

    He’s coming together, slowly but surely. I like the kid.

  9. gitarlvr Says:

    God I wish Brian Price hadn’t gotten hurt. With the incremental progress of McCoy week to week having Price still along side him might be making a difference at this point.

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    Amazingly, Al Woods was also a big part of that goal line stand as well.

  11. Matt Says:

    Warren Sapp’s Rookie Year (16 games, 8 starts):

    16 Tackles, 10 Assists, 3 Sacks, 5 PDs, 1 Int, 1 FF, 1 TD

    Gerald McCoy’s Rookie Year (9 games, 9 starts):

    17 Tackles, 4 Assists, 0 Sacks, 2 PDs, 0 Int, 2 FF, 0 TD

    Relax, guys. He’s doing fine. If he only has 1-2 career sacks a year from now, then you can complain. Rookie DTs don’t usually light the world on fire.