“I Think I’ll Have A Lot More Freedom”

February 7th, 2014

RevisMcCoyProBowlNow Darrelle Revis already told Joe in Hawaii that he’s finally — finally! — 100 percent healthy. But it’s another thing to know he’s telling the same thing to his teammates.

Gerald McCoy talked about Revis and much, much more during an appearance on NBC Sports Network last night.

McCoy said Lovie Smith will be scrubbing clean the brains of the Buccaneers and dialing them back into the core beliefs of the Glory Days.

“Everything is about changing the mentality of the Bucs, bringing a different sense of urgency and just a different mindset to the team. They say it’s going to be a track meet, meaning we’re going to run on defense, McCoy said.”

McCoy talked about what he saw studying old Bucs film and how he believes he’ll” have a lot more freedom” and he and Lavonte David can duplicate Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks within Lovie’s defense.

The Bucs’ star defensive tackle also shared a story about the Revis. “He pulled me aside at the Pro Bowl and looked me in the eye and said, “G, I’m back. I’m 100 percent. I’m back.’ And I was like, ‘Wow.’ … I can’t imagine the type of season he’s about to have.”

McCoy went on to call Mike Glennon “an awesome player.”

“[Glennon] made his rookie mistakes, but what rookie doesn’t?” McCoy asked.

Enjoy the full NBC interview below.

33 Responses to ““I Think I’ll Have A Lot More Freedom””

  1. Barry Says:

    McCoy went on to call Mike Glennon ”an awesome player.”

    “[Glennon] made his rookie mistakes, but what rookie doesn’t?” McCoy asked.

    Joe spins this as Glennon’s Elephant Dung.

  2. OB Says:

    Joe the debate will go on for years on who is better GMC or Suh, in my book GMC is smarter and a credit to his parents for the type of person he is.

    Football question, with GMC, David, Revis and (I hope I spell his name correctly) Goldston combined with Lovie and his troops, do we have the makings of Sapp, Brooks, Ronde, and Lynch? Just a thought

  3. Captain Stagger Says:

    OB….it won’t work until we get the new Simeon Rice….

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    @OB – I would hope that you mean Barron instead of Goldston since we spent a #7 pick on Barron and Goldston hasn’t proven that he can play within the parameters of the league’s rules.

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    Stop the comparisons to 15 years ago. How about we win some games first before we start talking about this being one of the greatest all time defenses?

  6. theDON Says:


  7. Harry Says:

    We do need a DE, BUT the year before Simeon Rice came the the Bucs, Sapp had 16.5 sacks and the Bucs went 10-6 (lost to the Eagles in the wild card game).

    Add Jerad Allen to the Bucs next year and that would be a scary defense.

    Here is an interesting thought… I know we are not trading up for a QB in the draft (even thou I would do it…), the price will be too high I am sure. BUT, bc of all the QB needy teams above us, it is possible Clowney could drop (no lower than the 6th pick as Atlanta would snap him up).

    SO, what if… he drops down and we trade up with Oakland to #5???? By the trade chart, it would cost no more than a 3rd rd pick and swapping places with Oakland. If any of you say that is not worth doing, you should check yourself into a padded room! Clowney, Allen and McCoy!!!

    And that is a real possible scenario. I love it.

  8. Mike Says:

    Seems to me that McCoy has faith in Glennon. Makes you wonder….

  9. Mike Says:

    @ Harry…. I’d pull that trigger in a heartbeat

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Joe – Put a star by this article in the JBF archives. I think this is the first time Harry and I have agreed on something. Even if it’s hypothetical and may not even be a possibility, I think it’s worth noting that he and I are like minded on something.

  11. Harry Says:

    @Patrick in VA Says:
    “…I think this is the first time Harry and I have agreed on something. Even if it’s hypothetical and may not even be a possibility, I think it’s worth noting that he and I are like minded on something…”

    I may have to rethink this, Patrick, if you are in agreement with it, LMAO.

    But seriously, it is a real possibility. I find very few mock drafts that have Clowney falling past Atlanta. But in the mocks that have ATL getting lucky and taking Clowney, they typically project HOU, JAX, CLE taking QBs, the Rams taking Jake Matthews and OAK taking Watkins. Sooooo, obviously ATL is not going to spend a pick on another WR, so under this scenario, OAK could safely trade down to #7, get Watkins and we jump ahead of ATL and grab Clowney.

    I LOVE IT!

  12. adamant Says:

    @Harry – While I like your scenario, I don’t see it being possible. My bet is the Bucs don’t do anything to move up. They will take the best available player at that spot (regardless of position). They really can’t afford to trade up for anybody due to no picks in the 2nd or 6th round (currently). If they somehow acquire picks between now and the draft, then I see your scenario working.

  13. adamant Says:

    I mean 3rd and 6th rounds

  14. Harry Says:

    @adamant Says:
    “…While I like your scenario, I don’t see it being possible….They will take the best available player at that spot (regardless of position). They really can’t afford to trade up for anybody due to no picks in the 2nd or 6th round (currently).

    I bed to differ. Although it would take a ‘perfect storm’, it is a reasonable scenario. The Rams need a LT, hence Matthews, HOU, JAX & CLE desperately need QBs, thus allowing Clowney to fall. In this scenario, who the heck do we need at #7 from whats left?? The drop off is what would help us is a lot (if you are correct and we just stay put, we should trade down and get more picks).

    The trade I am suggesting is for next years 3rd rd pick, so we loose nothing in this draft and get the #1 player in the draft and he is a “need” position for us. Its a no brainer.

  15. Harry Says:

    opps *beg* to differ

  16. Bobby Says:

    My guess is we stay put. I would be happy if we got Sammy Watkins at 7. I’d be happy if Clowney falls to 7. I just wouldn’t trade up to get him. We’d be better served getting Allen in FA as a one or two year stop gap and then go after a DE in the draft a few years from now. Losing draft picks to go after a guy that has a questionable work ethic is risky.

  17. adamant Says:

    @Harry – If all they had to give up is next year’s 3rd rounder, than I am all for it. I would expect OAK to ask for more and claim that they have other bidders with more to offer. But, if the scenario plays out perfectly as you have outlined, then why not?

  18. Patrick in VA Says:

    @adamant – the reason Harry’s scenario plays out the way he portrayed it would is because Oakland can still get who they want at #7 without having to worry about ATL getting him because it’s not a position of need for them. If they trade with another team then they are further back in the draft and don’t necessarily have the luxury of having their cake and eating it

  19. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Bobby – Normally I’d agree but Clowney is a rare and special talent. If there is a scenario that presents itself where we can get him without sacrificing our whole draft I think we should explore it

  20. John23 Says:

    I say do all we can to get Clowney getting Allen might help us get to playoffs but Clowney is long term

  21. Thegregwitul Says:

    Trade up and grab Clowney, sign a veteran QB like Cassel to serve as an experienced backup and bring in a few veterans such as Peanut Tillman and Jared Allen and this team will be ferocious. I promise you that.

  22. Kevin Says:

    @ patrick,

    Goldston was a victim of the league hating Greg Schiano. Yes there were some hit’s that were out of line, but there were PLENTY of clean hit’s that he got flagged and fined for. He is a hard hitter and your gonna get some penalties here and there with a passionate player on the field, but last year was stupid, I GUARANTEE you won’t see half the yellow flags on Goldston next season with Schiano gone.

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Clowney is going #1 in my opinion. He’s going to set the combine on fire, and the eTexans won’t be able to pass him up. Even if he doesn’t, he’ll never make it to 5. No way, no how, unless he gets a DUI while driving 150 in a school zone, while racing to his sponsored dog fighting contest, and tears his knee while drop kicking the police officer. Then we may be able to get him at 7.

  24. Espo Says:

    Lol @ Hawaiian.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    Kevin…not disagreeing with you, but Goldson was a flag magnet while he played for the Niners too. I don’t think Schiano had all that much to do with it. So in a way I am disagreeing with you.lol

  26. Harry Says:

    @ Patrick
    Thanks for the support.

    Bobby, Clowney is a special talent. “They say” he is the best DE to come out of college in the last 10 years (Peppers?). To trade up to get him for only the cost of a 3rd rd pick would be freaking amazing (and according to the draft trade chart, it would give OAK more than reasonable value). But, we will see….

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    And we don’t have a third round pick.

  28. Harry Says:

    Next years 3rd rd pick is what I suggested above

  29. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yeah, pretty much would bet my house that’s not gonna cut it, not even for the Raiders. Very unrealistic

  30. Harry Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Picks #1 thru 4 are somewhat reasonably guessable, outside of a trade; as I said, #1,3 & 4 need QBs. The Rams could go for Clowney, but they NEED a Tackle. So its not that far out of the realm. It comes down to the Raiders. Do they like Watkins over Clowney? Its a shame Al is not alive; he would definitely go after Watkins, and then my scenario is much more likely. LOL

  31. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Picks 1, 3, and 4 also need what may be the best pass rusher to come out maybe EVER. Obviously that’s crazy to even say that, but many believe he does have that kind of ability. He would have been the #1 pick probably out of high school. There’s going to come a point where one of those top 3 teams are going to say the hell with a QB, I’m taking the best player in the draft. Wait until you see what he does at the Combine. He is going to absolutely shine at the underwear Olympics, and those teams aren’t going to be able to turn him down. He would have to do something really really stupid to fall. I’d be willing to bet he’s got someone driving him everywhere he goes at this point, because he’s got a bit of a need for speed behind the wheel.

  32. Quick66 Says:

    Can Mason foster play the deep middle? I have my doubts. Without a quality player at Mike backer, Brees and Matty ice will pick us apart.

  33. teacherman Says:

    If Goldson and Barron can learn to jar the ball loose without hitting peoples helmets, then they can be the perfect Tampa 2 safety combo.

    I would like to see us bring in a ball-hawk FS that can play FS in our dime package.

    We can slide Barron into the WLB position on dime packages, and have LaVonte play the MLB position in our dime package of cover 2. So much speed!!!

    Barron is as big as Lavonte. He is built like a WLB.

    So, I would let Barron play some WLB in our nickle and dime packages. Keep him near the line to pick up TE’s and RB’s out of the backfield.

    Slide Goldson over to SS in passing situations.

    But in order to do this, we need a FAST, LONG, centerfielder to play FS in passing situations.

    Can you imagine LaVonte David and Barron as our two linebackers in nickle and dime packages? With Goldsson playing SS? i love Foster, but he is too slow in coverage. Hes a beast on 1st and 2nd down, but a liability in passing situations.

    Man. Just imagine the speed in that lineup!

    With Tillman, and Revis at CB?

    We could even get creative, and let Banks play some FS too. Hes so long, he could be a nice piece to play FS and CB.

    Leonard Johnson is a great special teams piece and a hard hitter at CB. So he is worth keeping. But he is better suited as our #5 or #6 CB. Which I have been saying since last year.

    One of Schianos biggest mistakes was playing favorites. I respect his loyalty and kindness for hardworkers like LJ and Teo. But at the NFL level, heart is not enough. You have to have the speed necessary to play in the NFL. And LJ and Teo, just dont have the speed necessary to be on the field at critical times.