McCoy Says He’s Preparing To Play Offense

September 24th, 2015

McCoy Camp

Gerald McCoy is yearning to play offense, and the Bucs’ three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle said Lovie Smith has promised him that opportunity if a certain goal is reached — a goal McCoy is on pace to hit.

Speaking last night on Total Access on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620, McCoy said Lovie drew a firm line in the sand.

“I’ve been lobbying to play offense since I got in the NFL, before, you know, J.J. Watt even showed up,” McCoy said. “Lovie told me I have to get 15 sacks before I can play offense. So I said, ‘Done deal.’

“And then he was like, ‘Well, honestly, Gerald, if you get 15 sacks, we’ll let you do anything you want.’ So that’s my goal.”

NFL fans are well aware that Watt of the Texans, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year who faces the Bucs on Sunday, has played multiple positions on offense.

McCoy wants the same shot. With two sacks, McCoy is on pace to hit that magic 15.

“I don’t care if I’m a fullback, a tight end, an extra O-lineman, it doesn’t matter. I’ll block. I’ll do whatever. I just want to win,” McCoy said.

“Being in the offense is just always a D-lineman’s dream,” McCoy said.

McCoy said he already knows enough about the Bucs offense to play if called upon. The implication was that there are a couple of McCoy options in the playbook right now.

“Stay tuned, Bucs fans,” McCoy said. “But don’t hold your breath.”

21 Responses to “McCoy Says He’s Preparing To Play Offense”

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

    Well here’s to hoping for 14 sacks. Fck outta here wit this pointless idea.

  2. Harry Says:

    I would think with McCoys burst, he would be fun to see in the backfield, similar to the Fridge!

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Mccoy needs to focus on playing defense for 4 quarter and especially on 3rd downs before tries anything new. It would be nice to see the ice cream man make some game changing plays in second half

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If he plays on offense, it would be as a distraction, much like Sapp did from time to time.

    I wonder if he wants to because of Jameis? Has the kid made that much of an impression?

  5. Supersam Says:

    “I’ve been lobbying to play offense since I got in the NFL” No he don’t wanna play offense just for Jameis, go back and read the article again.

  6. NewTampaChris Says:

    McCoy has disappeared for long stretches on defense, so I’d like to see him become more dominant there before he worries about offense. Imagine if he got hurt while playing fullback?

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    That doesn’t mean the arrival of Winston has not intensified that desire. After all, we’re only hearing about it now, right? Something has spurred him on.

  8. DB55 Says:

    Anxious to see how that shoulder holds up.

  9. Espo Sec 149 Says:

    @Bonzai. Read the article lol. No!

    I’ve always thought he’d be our best run blocker. He has the best leverage, plenty of driving power, and elite get off.

  10. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Mccoy already doninates. Its harder in the second half when teams adjust to him. But he still brings pressure and opens hings up for the other guys. You guys are ridiculous. Do you expect him to get more than 1 sack per game? If he got 1 sack per game he would break sapp’s record for sacks in a season…. Do you really EXPECT mccoy to out produce sapp? Expectations are high, and i get that, he makes a billiongajillion dollars. But criticizing him while he is on a record pace is pretty ridiculous. Go watch the saints game again. He was all over the place. He had to beat a double team for his sack in that game. Not many players can do that. And he made play after play in the running game too, the type of stuff that doesnt show up in the stats. Just because he doesnt flash the way Watt does, doesnt make him a poor player.

  11. No better way to say it Says:

    I am not sure why more teams do not use a d-lineman in short yardage situations if they have one that fits. Not to hand the ball to but to use as a decoy and blocker. QB under center – FB oddset to left or right – DLineman offset to left or right – RB directly behind QB.. Is that the wishbone formation? lol Anyway. A lot of different plays could be ran out of the one formation for short yardage.

  12. bucsbedabest Says:

    Have McCoy come in and help block JJ Watt in a goal line 6 man front situation.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    Koetter or Lovie, No wonder McCoy is asking to play some offense!!!!

  14. LargoBuc Says:

    I have never heard of Mccoy desire to play offense until I read this article. I think the fact that Jj Watt does it, and now we are going up against Watt in three days, has almost everything to do with it. Like I said I never heard a thing ever about Mccoy wanting to take snaps on offense. And now that we are sbout to play Watt and the Texans, we are hearing about his desire to play offense. Maybe its a desire to get the recognition that Watt has? Could be wrong but thats how it comes off to me.
    Gerald, just keep doing what your doing. Generating pressure and helping the others, mostly Jac Smith, get their pressure on the qb. Keep it up.

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    What’s wrong with wanting to play multiple positions? Vince Wilfork a kicker? McCoy a TE? Who cares as long as we win!
    Keep up the good work D-line!

  16. SmartestGuyInTheRoom Says:

    Well Sapp did it, makes sense that Gerald would be able to. Sapp earned it, Gerald is earning it.

  17. Matt Says:

    He’s wanted too for awhile , mostly cause fans have been asking too see him play TE or G on offense just a few plays too see how good he would be on offense . Sapp played TE and WR . Imagine him at FB omg that would be crazy but too risky for ankle injuries for a man his size . I agree defense is what he’s awesome and amazing at but seeing some rare trick plays are nice too. Why not 2-5 plays a year for him.

  18. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Dude put Mccoy at RB on goal line situations with Clinton Mcdonald as the lead blocking full back. Fake the handoff and pass it to Ali Marpet….TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY…FIRE THEM CANNONS!!!!$

  19. Q Says:

    All talk ….softy …half as …just do your job..your not watt or sapp…go bucks

  20. Drywaller Buc Says:

    Kevin u made my day

  21. BuccsFanatical Says:

    see I see this Differently as most of you, I think until the O Line is up to Par Having Him on O Line is Very intriguing, he can Protect Jameis Blindside…