McCoy Says Gameplan Is Changing

November 15th, 2013

As Bucs fans know, the New Schiano Order loves to stunt as much as Joe loves a Sunday of endless pizza, beer and football.

Buccaneers defensive linemen dance around like no other unit around. If Warren Sapp got that kind of experience, he might have actually won Dancing With the Stars back in 2008.

But Bucs D-linemen don’t like those stunts. They want to put the 1-on-1 pass rush skills they work on constantly in practice to use in games. They got that chance to close out — and win! — the Dolphins game Monday night. The results brought two sacks and a pressure that led to a Darrelle Revis interceptions.

Those kinds of results can’t been sustained, of course, and it’s likely the Bucs coaches call stunts so much because they don’t believe in their edge rushers. Regardless, things are expected to change Sunday, so says Gerald McCoy.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network on Wednesday evening, on WDAE-AM 620, McCoy said Greg Schiano and/or Bill Sheridan have seen been enlightened.

“What coach seen when he just let us go, give us an opportunity to finish a game, I think he seen it was, you know, successful. And I think we’ll get a lot more than that because he’s seen that it works. So far our gameplan this week is looking like that, so we’ll see,” McCoy said.  

This should be fun to watch.

Joe’s got a few words of advice for the D-line: Get after it. The only way they’ll be granted the opportunity to rush the passer in a straight line — regularly — is to prove they can do it.

15 Responses to “McCoy Says Gameplan Is Changing”

  1. Mr. Patrick Says:

    So let me get this straight. The Buccaneer coaching staff is finally learning something that the players and fans have been pleading for for 2 years now. Impressive!

  2. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Maybe Schiano’s sit-down discussion with Sapp did some good

  3. Capt. Tim Says:

    Patrick- lol,
    Yeah, funny isn’t it? Sad when the guys posting on JoeBuc can figure out what would work- and the Egomanical Schiano and Sheridan are clueless!!

    Sheridan- son, you shoulda let those fans that you invited in!!
    Instead of lying to them, and leaving at the gate- you shoulda let them in, and took some advise! Apparently watching the game-and seeing what needs to be changed- is a great idea!!!

    While the current coaching staffs strategy- just keep doing the same damn thing, over and over- even thought it doesn’t work- isn’t effective!!

    And watching the games, and game tapes, with your head planted firmly up your own rear- also doesn’t seem effective.

    Yay! We won one game, in spite of the guys.
    Changes nothing. We still need to clean sweep all of them, from Dom on Down. The whole building at OneBuc is full of clueless Zombies.
    If they are in any way involved in Football, they should go.

    And on second thought,with the Mrsa problems- if the custodians ain’t cutting the mustard!! Clean sweep everyone but Bob Bostat.
    Everyone else gets a pink slip- and a kick in the butt on the way out!

  4. Splengo Says:

    Bout dadgum time. But then again. I’m not surprised. After all, survival is the greatest human instinct. Schiano is in full survival mode. Too little, too late!

  5. Splengo Says:

    Bout time! But I ‘m not surprised. Survival is the greatest human instinct and
    Schiano is in full survival mode! Too little, too late!

  6. MikeJ Says:

    I am not totally anti-stunt/twists, but it seems to me that doing this sorta negates McCoy strength, the quick first step into the gap.

  7. Harry Says:

    I do not believe it. It might happen for one or two games, but They said the same thing last year, didn’t they Joe? And here we are again. This is why I want Schiano gone, he is stubborn to a fault. He is all about making the players fit to HIS system, and NOT about fitting his system to his players. He has demonstrated that over and over.

  8. tiny tim Says:

    Fire this clown please!! As Mr. Patrick stated, it only took him a year and a half of horrible QB pressure to realize this? Hey, didn’t McCoy go to the coaching staff last year and request we play like this? Just a joke of a coaching staff.

  9. bucsQcCity Says:

    If the Dline becomes dominant when the stunting cease, it will be another proof that the coaches are responsible for this mess an 0-8 start.. Not MRSA, not Freeman, not Bowers and not even the loss of Bennett..

    Hopefully they’ll put Revis in ManToMan against the “top remaining” WR this time instead of letting him sleep 5 yards away from the LOS..

    I also hope that our passing TD will come from actual well design and executed pass plays, not some TebowPass or some Oline catch. I hate trick plays when we put them every week. It just shows that you can’t win with the usual play.. What will be next? The PortoRico annexion like in Little Giants??

    We’ll see.

  10. Harry Says:

    @Capt Tim:
    Right on. Fans could be coaching. Really couldn’t do worse, right? Lol that’s terrible

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  12. patrickbucs Says:

    it’s tough to read what these coaches say about so called adjustments when we have won 2 of our last 15 games. We may win another 1-3 games this year but that shouldn’t help out this ridicoulous staff.

  13. chickster Says:

    Funny how the players have to be the coaches

  14. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Exactly MikeJ… The stunts serve their purpose… Schiano is addicted to them because he’s all about stopping the run and they’re excellent for confusing run blocking offensive linemen and for clearing space for lvd…. Schiano is also all about the blitz, and by blit zing with stunts schiano thinks he and bank on the idea of a missed assignment in pass protection.

    both of these concepts I think are smart coaching… What’s lacking is the aggressive defensive play calling. When teams spread you out you have to trust your front four to attack the quarterback aggressively while still watching the runner. I think our front four are capable if just that, but it seems to me like McCoy is hinting at a build of trust. What looks like stubbornness could simply be a lack of trust and possibly a justified one looking at what they’ve put on tape so far. It sounds bad to say… But Monday is a perfect example in that the players can influence coaching.
    .this young front four needs to step up when given what they’re asking for so schiano doesn’t have to resort back to “over scheming”.

  15. Pete 422 Says:

    I hope the coaches just let them go. It’s also obvious GMC wasn’t an English major.