“Tough On Your Joints”

November 27th, 2014

gerald mccoy 0916A Thursday off, a Thanksgiving off, is a rarity for NFL players.

But your Buccaneers will be stuffing their faces and watching football with the rest of us today — on the heels of a rare Tuesday practice that left its mark.

Speaking on his Buccaneers Radio Network show last night, Gerald McCoy explained that Tuesday’s rain-relocated practice to Tropicana Field was not only unique for being a day earlier than normal, but it was a physical challenge. ]

Tropicana Field isn’t football-friendly, McCoy said, and the full practice plus the “walk-through” was “tough on your joints.”

Practicing on turf less than 48 hours removed from a road game is highly uncommon. Plus, the Bucs are used to grass.

Add in the rare Thursday off, and Joe’s very interested to see how the Bucs respond to a smashmouth team like the Bengals, which feature the NFL’s 7th-ranked running game. They average 30.2 carries per game.

If the Bucs are up for the challenge, then maybe Lovie Smith should stick with the unorthodox schedule.

7 Responses to ““Tough On Your Joints””

  1. stvcl Says:

    I’m thankful for a FREE web site where I can read multiple articles with in depth coverage about my team throughout the year. Happy Thanksgiving Joes.

  2. "TheKevin" Says:

    Happy thanksgiving joes.

    Thankful for this site. Love it.

  3. billy buckaroo Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all Bucs Fans!

    Bring on those deviled eggs and pies.
    Enjoy the day!

  4. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Well Gerald, if you would like your joints to feel better, you’re going to need to lose about 120 pounds.

  5. Brandon Says:

    Joseph Mamma Says:
    November 27th, 2014 at 9:21 am
    Well Gerald, if you would like your joints to feel better, you’re going to need to lose about 120 pounds.

    120? You think he should be walking around 6’4 175 lbs? The only way he does that would be if he took up a serious regimen of cardio-only and meth. Try 60 lbs tops

  6. OB Says:

    GMC’s bones weight more than 175 lbs. I believe our defense will show up like it has since the last and I mean last blow out. They are playing and when LVD returns, not too soon let him heal, it will really sing.

    I just wonder what will show up as our starting QB and OL.

  7. DB55 Says:

    smh, no comment.

    Have a great thanksgiving to all the buccaneers and their families. Enjoy your day off.