Leaner, Meaner(?) Gerald McCoy

June 23rd, 2013

McCoyDisneyThe manbeast on the front line of the Bucs defense is a smaller manbeast these days.

Gerald McCoy told his hometown newspaper, The Oklahoman, that he’s chiseled his frame and shed what was presumably excess beef.

McCoy has spent the summer preparing for his fourth NFL season, dropping nearly 20 pounds.

“That’s a lot,” McCoy said of the weight he’s lost. “It’s just been diet and working. It’s taken a lot of focus and dedication.”

How un-Sapp-like of the man Bucs fans hope will become the next Warren Sapp.

It’s pretty darn rare for a defensive tackle to lose that much weight, especially coming off a Pro Bowl season like McCoy had. McCoy was hardly packing a lot of excess pounds.

Joe’s curious to learn more, and to see if McCoy puts back weight as the offseason and preseason progress.

21 Responses to “Leaner, Meaner(?) Gerald McCoy”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I guess he feels he will be faster, and have more Cardio, at this weight ?

  2. Bucs'12 Says:

    Its going to be hard to maintain #1 versus the run again this year…McCoy is 280lbs and the other DT is a 4th rounder, hope Spence is ready! Does Bowers, Clayborn and McCoy all weigh the same now?

  3. st augustine Says:

    makes sense especially in this florida heat! the last minutes in the fourth quarter is where this make a difference. God bless him for being positive and determined! go bucs!

  4. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Oh good! That is one guy who could stand to be lighter in the loafers. 🙂 Just do work Geraldine!!

  5. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Leaner is not necessarily meaner…..(Josh)…but in GMC’s case, I think it will help his quickness without impacting strength.
    As for Josh…..let him run coach, let him run!!!

  6. JonBuc Says:

    Actually, if I recall, Sapp did “slim down” one offseason and lost a bit of his “boiler”. I don’t think it helped him much…if anything he had a “down” year.

  7. JonBuc Says:

    In fact….heres an article:


    * Sorry Joe if this is a faux pas

  8. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    actually that was Sapp’s MVP year so I’d say it helped him a lot 😉

  9. JonBuc Says:

    I thought that was ’99. His sack total dropped from 16.5 to 6.0 after the weight loss. He was still All-Pro….down year is relative no doubt. One thing is for sure….when’s he’s inducted to The Hall of Fame this August, he should mention that going against Ian Beckles in practice is the main reason he is “in Canton today”. 😉

  10. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    it was after the 1998 season when Sapp decided to in his words “drop a 3rd grader” He came into the 1999 season at 285lbs and won defensive MVP

  11. Jbskiff Says:

    @TamBayBucFan. When will you and other posters get it that Josh does not like to run. He has repeated this fact, along with his statement that no one has instructed him not to run, on his radio show. It’s his decision! Joe could have a quick q&a with him on this topic the next time he speaks with josh. But even then some will still blam him not running on the coaches. Run Josh run, new chant at RJS. The alternative could be, Glennon-Glen…. I wish the kid (he’s only 25) all the best!

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think it will help a lot. 20lbs of dead weight he doesn’t have to haul around any more. He should be quicker and stronger, but only when he’s moving. The weight helps when you’re stalled out, so others have more weight to push around. So keep it moving fast and moving up field. I think this D line is about to explode with the rest of the defense and shock the NFL pundits.

    Here come the Bucs, here come the Bucs, look out baby, here come the Bucs!!!

  13. Biff Barker Says:

    So Bowers, Clayborn and now GMC have all gone the Jenny Craig lifestyle.
    Cool to be buff at the beach and all, but its football.
    I just hope have they have an appetite for QB this season.

  14. Bobby Says:

    Oh Great!!!!!! We have a drunk QB and an anorexic DT. Way to go Pop Star!!
    I predict 1-15 this year. Man we suck…..

  15. Max Says:

    hes never been a strength guy, he plays with quickness. if this helps him with his game and helps him from getting injured then im all for it. i think GMC needs more strength in his upper body to be honest

  16. scubog Says:

    An article about our Pro Bowl DT taking off some weight to improve his conditioning defecates a juvenile remark about our quarterback and GM. Perhaps some who find GMC’s off-season regimen distasteful would rather he and the rest of the team join Shaun King and the dinner table. Nothing ever suits some people here.

  17. Bobby Says:

    Apparently Scubug doesn’t recognize sarcasm when he sees it. LOL!

  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yea, I actually thought the comment was funny, absurd yes, but funny for sure.

  19. scubog Says:

    My mistake Bobby. You never know about some of these posters who would post a comment such as yours but be totally serious. I actually thought Buc Realist had used a different moniker because it was something he would say. To keep up with the times, LMAO

  20. bucsguy Says:

    I don’t like it he has never been a power guy so nowhe gets smaller? I guess Rome will tell.

  21. bucsguy Says:

    Just as I thought sapp fell off huge after his worthy loss and frankly never was write the same. When you are already quick you sf the power not try to get quicker, I think this El backfire. I hope I’m wrong.