“I Don’t Know If It Was A Scheme Thing Or What”

December 27th, 2015
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Gerald McCoy talks run defense

One shocking reality of the Bucs’ throttling by the Bears today was Tampa Bay’s stellar run defense not showing up.

The Bears had 39 rushes for 174 yards. This was a Bucs defense allowing an NFC-best 3.3 yards per carry.

Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy was asked about the missing run defense in the somber Bucs locker room after the game. He had no answer, just a lot of head shaking.

“I don’t know if it was a scheme thing or what. I gotta go look at the tape,” McCoy said. “We gotta make gameday adjustments. We just gotta do better.”

It’s literally been months since the Bucs’ run defense was beaten down. The immortal Alfred Blue of the Texans comes to mind.

Hey, it happens, even with a Pro Bowler in the middle and Lavonte David behind him.

Ironically, the Bears were very successful running off right guard Patrick Omameh, who started all 16 games for the Bucs last season at right guard.

13 Responses to ““I Don’t Know If It Was A Scheme Thing Or What””

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Game day adjustments?


    We haven’t seen a game day / in-game adjustment since Raheem was here!

  2. destro44 Says:

    It wasn’t so much that they gashed us running it was the 37 carries. By running so much they were bound to get yards. Even when the runn defense held, a 7 yard Cutler completion lead to a 1st down and more rinning plays. Cutler threw 20 times for 150 yards, and dink and dunked us into 1st down after 1st down. Our defense got tired and 3 yrd runs turned into 7 yrd runs.

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    Lovie needs to give up on his bull$hit defensive scheme. Licht needs to hire a D-coordinator this off season.

  4. loggedontosay Says:

    Joe knows what the problem is; Joe does not want to admit it. To avoid the problem, Joe distracts his reader with information that is not relevant like, “Ironically, the Bears were very successful running off right guard Patrick Omameh, who started all 16 games for the Bucs last season at right guard,” which is not ironic at all being that Joe makes such references common to AVOID CALL MCCOY WHAT HE IS.

  5. This Guy Right Here Says:

    “We gotta make gameday adjustments” McCoy says…

    Lovie, “I drew up this game plan with Alshon Jeffrey in mind… Even though he wont be playing today, just stick with the gameplan… I know what I’m doing… ’06 Bears… Simple as that.”

    McCoy, “But Coach, They figured us out!”

    Lovie, “’06 Bears, Gerald… ’06 Bears…”

  6. BrianBucs Says:

    It all goes back to coaching. And this team looks like they are horribly coached

  7. Warrenfb12 Says:

    McCoy….same old same old. Remember when he was blaming schianos scheme?

  8. Tampa Tony Says:

    Good coaches make adjustments. Loser Lovie is not a good in game coach

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “McCoy….same old same old. Remember when he was blaming schianos scheme?”


    Nope, and neither do you, because he didn’t. I love how people love to make stuff up

  10. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Spence Alexander and Ghoston are key to our run defense. Scheme wise we overload one side and the bears just ran the other way. Player wise we were getting knocked off the ball and wasnt filling outside lanes. Then on one play Banks lets Rb turn the corner cuz he did shed his block. However mistakes penalties and drops loss this game, and thats one the players. I can’t believe McCoy made that statement. Is McCoy the only player that played for Raheem Schiano and Lovie?

  11. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Thats too much player turnover. We need accountability and some consistency. Lovie has on more year in my book (which means nothing), but how long are we gonna pretend McCoy is a difference maker. Stats are for losers, I’ve yet to see him confront some of his teamates for the dumb things that they do to cost us games.

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  13. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    OK, Joe, if you want so desperately to retain Lovie, how about replacing his Defensive Coordinator with somebody who will run a scheme that is not completely outdated? This would also mean keeping Lovie from making defensive play calls and concentrating on just managing the game (although, his weakness there is unacceptable, too).

    Oh crap, forget it. That just won’t work. Fire Lovie for Pete’s sake!