McCoy’s Lessons Come Fast And Furious

August 14th, 2015

Joe’s got video!

So much has been made of the fast development of Ali Marpet. It was obvious to those watching training camp, and Jason Licht threw a bunch of gas on the simmering — and exciting — Marpet fire.

From Division-III Hobart to sound starting guard in a matter of months?

Remember, Marpet is just learning the position after playing left tackle in college.

Marpet has a ways to go. There’s no question. The excitement stems from seeing his successes and his slow progression. He’s got the brute strength and attitude. Gerald McCoy told NFL Network that Marpet is impressive mostly because he is relentless in practice. Marpet gets beat, McCoy says, and Marpet is back for more with the same hunger.

McCoy is delivering a whoopin’ on young Marpet, who used that exact verb this week. But Marpet has his moments and he smiles, knowing he can do a lot of great things while 1-on-1 against a Pro Bowler.

Joe’s got HD practice video of a rough lesson for Marpet, who gets beat inside by McCoy. That can’t happen, of course. Stuff like this will land Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, in a body bag. But Joe has faith that Marpet will learn sooner, rather than later..

19 Responses to “McCoy’s Lessons Come Fast And Furious”

  1. Getaclue Says:

    Ok…except it’s a screen pass and you are trying to suck the defense in there

  2. Fsuking Says:

    It’s a screen pass but he clearly had McCoy as his blocking assignment

  3. ElioT Says:

    Slight hesitation on Marpet’s part, but this is a screen pass Joes, the O-Line is supposed to allow penetration.

    Go Sucs!

  4. Walter Says:

    Yeah, he was definitely too slow, needed to get more contact on that block, but that can happen when you’re manned up against McCoy.

  5. Idontwannahearitanaymore Says:

    “Marpet has a ways to go. There’s no question.”

    A ways to go to get to what? Pro Bowl? Ali’s is ahead of schedule and will be adequate. Yes, with time he will only get better, but adequate is pretty good compared to last year.

  6. Cannon Says:

    It may have been a designed screen pass… but Jameis would have still gotten crushed…

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    But GMC would’ve helped him up

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Idontwannahearitanaymore Says:
    August 14th, 2015 at 12:51 pm
    “adequate is pretty good compared to last year.”


    Quote of the day winner.

    High hopes for Marpet. We need 2 of these young linemen to develop into at least adequate starters this year. Marpet, Smith, Pamphile, Edwards, Gilkey – 2 players from that group HAVE to be decent or Jameis is going to have a rough start to his NFL career.

  9. Jena W Says:

    Joe(s) there’s a story you haven’t yet covered which could be key to Winston’s survival and it’s one I’d like to read.

    At FSU Jimbo Fisher worked on the ‘we’re family’ concept for the entire team. Makes great sense on the college level where the players live, eat, work out, socialize, practice and likely take many of the same classes together. Then there are the actual games. Any NFL team would like their players to be a close knit group but it’s not possible to get the same closeness with 53 guys who go their own way once the game is over. Still, you want to see cohesiveness and tighter group feel for the units need each other to make the entire unit work. That’s the story that’s missing.

    There have been lots of reports on Jameis working on his chemistry with his receivers, that’s a necessity. It’s also just as important that Jameis build chemistry with his O-Line. We got the story of sort of/kind of/maybe some rancor with his center EDS which could have just been EDS’ version of rookie hazing (which at least in sound bites now seems to be better). Where are the stories of Jameis building relationships with his fellow rookies on the O-Line, Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet? Or just his O-Line overall? There are articles done on D Smith and how he’s progressing. There are stories on A Marpet and how he might become the next big thing. BUT, where is the story of Winston, Smith & Marpet building a relationship that will make protecting the franchise QB more than just a way to keep their job?

  10. Gus Says:

    Getaclue you want to suck the outside guys in. Not up the middle. That’s a good way to get your qb rocked

  11. Gus Says:

    Jena W Joe has done countless videos of the sort

  12. Bucco Brice Says:

    All sounds well with Marpet…making huge strides in a short time…All we need now is some assurance that D.Smith can handle the speed rushers ..???

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Cohesiveness, that’s what most of these articles deal with. I miss how anyone can see it any other way.

  14. gotbbucs Says:

    Get me some video of an actual pass rush / pass pro drill and we can get a better idea, and not 1-on-1. That drill is gear toward the defense.

    Out of everybody on this team, I think im pulling for this kid more than anybody.

  15. Brian Says:

    Regardless, ALL guards get beat on occasion.

  16. LakelandBuccan Says:

    I hope Gerald McCoy does this to Chance Warmack when they play the Tennessee Titans. McCoy has the potential to get 16 sacks a season, he has played good, but he’s nowhere near his potential. We’re going to need McCoy and our D-Line to get pressure on Mariota, we can’t afford to give him time to find his receivers. The Titans are loaded at WR this season, it’s a totally different Titans offense from last season. Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks has a history of killing us in the passing game, then you add Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. Then you throw in the rookies, Dorial Green-Beckham, Tee McBride. We need to get to Mariota real early and don’t let him get comfortable in the pocket.

  17. D-Rome Says:

    A ways to go to get to what? Pro Bowl? Ali’s is ahead of schedule and will be adequate. Yes, with time he will only get better, but adequate is pretty good compared to last year.

    I’m with you. Right now Ali Marpet is already an upgrade over Patrick Omameh.

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

    Like your piece Jena,great question in my opinion. But I wanna take a moment to holla at two jbf beast. Celly and LWD Whus good wit ya mane. I know you out there.

  19. Joe Says:

    @Jena – Joe has written plenty about that. Here is the latest.