Leslie Frazier Says McCoy Is On Verge Of NFL MVP

August 12th, 2015

McCoy mugHow good is Gerald McCoy?

However you choose to answer that — and it is debatable — it doesn’t take away from the extreme expectations on McCoy’s back.

Speaking to Steve Duemig yesterday, on WDAE-AM 620, Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier referred to stars Lavonte David and McCoy, who he said was “on the verge of becoming an NFL MVP.”

That’s some big talk. Heck, McCoy has never had 10 sacks and hasn’t played on a winner since 2010, the dream season from Raheem Morris.

But Joe can’t quibble with Frazier. McCoy is in his prime and has the tools to crank out 15 sacks, which would put him in rare company as a 4-3 defensive tackle.

Ndamukong Suh has never exceeded 10 sacks in a season. Warren Sapp had 12 1/2 sacks in 1999 and 16 1/2 in 2000, when he was an MVP. Those were Sapp’s two best years. Keith Millard, McCoy’s former position coach, ripped off 58 sacks in 93 games in his short career as a defensive tackle. That’s a hell of a clip.

McCoy can do it and bring extreme pride to the Tampa Bay faithful. But he’s going to need some help. With all the improvement on the Bucs’ defensive line this year, it sure feels like McCoy is primed to make the leap to historic greatness.

18 Responses to “Leslie Frazier Says McCoy Is On Verge Of NFL MVP”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Only 3 more days of the talking season, 3 more days until we get to talk about what we saw for 1 quarter with a vanilla game plan ( just like every game last year)!!! we will still have to hear how everything is on the verge, and players making pro-bowls and how its all about the dreaded p-word (playoffs)

    we are so close but this kinda talk makes it seem like 3 years away!!!!!

  2. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    If McCoy makes MVP, the Bucs could conceivably have a winning season.

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    Maybe in my dreams or an alternate universe! For a player who has a hard time playing 16 games and bringing it for 4 full quarters and has never lead his D to a top 10 finish how can he even be considered for mvp?

    Lot of talk from this team, let’s see some of those words backed up by wins.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hopefully the expected improvement with our offense will help our defense……ball possession…..resting the defense….more scores….getting ahead and making the opposition more one-dimensional.
    GMC could really do well with the stronger depth on our Dline…..

  5. Harry Says:

    Well said, you are always the voice of reason. I think the O will do better working the clock and give our D some rest. But it will still be a work-in-progress. And I am ok with that – I just want some progress.

    I am dying to see our first ever Franchise QB show some flash plays (so when those INTs come, I can tolerate them better). I want to see our Oline dominate, at least on occasion, with our running game. I hope to see our D get pressure on the other teams QB, maybe sometimes they can find and stop CARs Greg Olsen and once in a while make Bress look as old as he is!

    As Realist would say, it is the Talking Season and I am going to enjoy my optimism while I can.

  6. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    “If McCoy makes MVP, the Bucs could conceivably have a winning season.”

    Actually, it would take a winning season for McCoy to have a chance for MVP.

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    TBBF is always a voice of reason for who you skeptic type that can’t find it within yourselves to believe a team can actually go from chit to sugar with all the work Lovie and Licht have done to make this squad competitive. Smell like that Animosity gene round here,I’m out.

  8. Ray Rice Says:

    MVP?…. That means he would have to have a JJ Watt type season. He isn’t even in the ball park to JJ Watt. Leslie should focus on getting #93 to play balls out for 4qtrs first.

  9. Couch Fan Says:

    LVD is closer to MVP status and McCoy

  10. Couch Fan Says:

    than McCoy*

  11. Ray Rice Says:

    ^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^100% accurate. BEAST LVD!

  12. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Yeah…….if he can stay healthy

    ….but he’s always hurt every season

  13. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Couch good day to you homie.

  14. Couch Fan Says:

    Good day!

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    I agree with TBBF and Harry. One begets the other. More success on offense will certainly aid in keeping the defense fresh. With improvements on both sides, it will be fun to watch.
    As to MVP, well, put up or shut up! It’s that simple.
    Go Bucs!

  16. Destinjohnny Says:

    in some ways Gerald is like Longoria. all the talent but hasn’t really done anything yet.

  17. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    My comment was sarcasm, idontwannahearitanymore…

  18. TB4Eva Says:

    It all comes back to how well the offensive line can play. If they can open up holes for our stable of backs that will flip the TOP in our favor which will undoubtedly help GMC and the defense. And considering the depth along the Dline combined with how he’s “transformed his body” I’d hope GMC would be able to play four quarters. But when it comes down to it I’m convinced that Marpet is the X-Factor this year. If he earns the opportunity to start and gets better as the season progresses he’ll help GMC out in more ways than just practice.