Pass Rush Credit Lacking, Says Gerald McCoy

December 3rd, 2015

McCoysackColtsTraditional pressure off the edge is rarely seen from the Bucs’ defense.

Perhaps that’s why the Tampa Bay pass rush appears so anemic.

But it’s not as bad as it might look, Gerald McCoy instructed fans on the Buccaneers Radio Network last night.

McCoy rolled out some numbers that clearly illustrated the pass rush was pretty good against Matt Hasselbeck on Sunday.

“We got to him three times. We hit him 11 times,” McCoy said. “We had more pressure than we’ve been getting credit for. He just made the necessary plays when they needed them. It’s not like we didn’t have him rattled.”

McCoy also explained that Hasselbeck might be second only to Peyton Manning when it comes to getting the ball out of his hands quickly.

Upon Joe’s further game-film review, Joe is leaning in McCoy’s direction on the pass rush in Indianapolis. It was better than it appeared, though it’s still not good enough. The Bucs just don’t seem to have the talent — or the talent developed — to generate a consistent rush this season.

13 Responses to “Pass Rush Credit Lacking, Says Gerald McCoy”

  1. Espo Says:

    I do my job much better than anyone gives me credit for, but I don’t bring it up on my radio show.

  2. NewTampaChris Says:

    GMC must be reading StPeteBuc’s comments. A “hurry” after Hasselbeck had 5 seconds to look around is a misleading stat. Winston barely had his back foot in the ground before having to run for his life. A coverage sack is great, but don’t tell me it gets credited to the DL.

    I trust what I saw. Hasselbeck had a clean pocket and tons of time for most of the game.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have been burned by the quick passes all year…..we play off receivers and they are open off the line…..sure, our pass rush is lacking….but our corners can’t cover and our LBs bite too much on play action…..the good news is that we are able to stop the run……but that isn’t good enough.

  4. Dave Says:

    It’s the same I’ve thing said before and it is obvious-
    They need DEs. The DTs are good and get a push but if the DEs aren’t there on the outside that push is almost irrelevant

  5. Ray Rice Says:

    WTF!!!…..C’mon Aunt Geraldine. What FUKN film did you watch? Hasselbeck had a FUKN smile on his face all game. WTF do you mean he was rattled? Man I tell you… the $hit you say at times… Do your FUKN job. Beat your man 1v1. Beat a “double team.” Get pressure up the middle in the QB’s face. You are constantly stonewalled or pushed outside. Stop jumping offsides. Earn your $!!!

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Colts 25 … Bucs 12

    Whether it’s the offense not putting up enough points (12), or the defense giving up too many (25), really doesn’t matter much in the end. Winning takes a total TEAM effort. It’s hard to cover for weaknesses in today’s NFL, and right now we’ve still got several.

  7. bee Says:

    Excuses, excuses…

  8. Tnew Says:

    This is one of the more troubling things that I have heard from GMC. Um, he really wasn’t rattled, to think that Hassellback was rattled shows poor in game awareness. This game came down to one thing, making timely plays. The Buc’s didn’t make the plays that were there on either side of the ball. I can’t count how many times I sat forward on my seat and said, ok here’s where the defense gets the ball back on 3rd and medium or long and the chains got moved. The only timely play that the defense made ended up with defensive holding (helped us last week, hurt us this). Other than that, the defense played a very bend and bend and bend then break style especially in the second half. GMC can quote stats about how good they are playing but I would rather him stand up and say, we have to make the plays. Goes back to leadership.

  9. LargoBuc Says:

    I really hope there is a quality de available when we are on the clock.

  10. kraymuthaphukinglocz Says:

    I remember a guy who rattled qb’s he wore 99 for us wish both 99 and 55 still could play

  11. BuccanAy Says:

    Sapp also had Simeon Rice coming off edge, Booger or Culpepper, an assortment of above average RDE’s, Chidi comes to mind. Equally, important is the secondary we had back then, and, of course, Hardy and Brooks. Not to mention the assortment of outstanding defensive coaches we had on that staff.

    McCoy has what? LaVonte….

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Ok Buc Scouting Dept…Our corners can’t cover..check. No jammimg receivers at the line..check. No consistent pass rush..check. I’m no Fball expert. But Stevie Wonder can see our defensive deficiencies. This is why I say we are not there yet. Our Offense will keep us in games. But our Defense? Will surely lose them. What Hasslebeck did to us was a thing of beauty. I don’t care who your team is. Other remaining teams on the schedule will take heed.
    8-8 is still a possibility.

  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Guys we cant ever fix anything unless we can face the truth. Obviously as has been pointed out GMC said what I’ve been posting all week.

    Hasselback simply used his 16+ years of experience and knew when to dump it and when he had to get it out quickly. #3 did not. Future Fameis would have won this game for us. I’m not saying that he lost it but clearly we were outplayed at the most important position in the game.

    The pressure was relatively even on both has 16 years experience the other has 4 months! This is not really amazing. Add to it that Indy was at home, on a win streak, and Hasselback is on the personal hot streak, the dude can spin it when he’s on and some of those passes were actually well defended with Hasselback making great throws.

    Of course one could give #3 an out by pointing out that Hasselback’s receivers actually MADE those tough catches while #3’s top receiver had another critical drop.

    #3 simply did not have his A game in addition to taking too long to get rid of it he was not particularly sharp with his throws. No knock on #3…he’s getting there way ahead of schedule.

    Bottom line…we got whipped Sunday! Let’s regroup and hang on the ball..Mike Evans…stop the stupid penalties…entire freaking team…and we’ll be fine. I look for #3 to have another national attention grabbing game. He’s fired up and he seems to play his best with his back against the wall or after a bad half or bad game. He had his bad half in the 2nd half at Indy….I think he’ll have something strong for Dixie Chicks.