“You Could See It In Practice”

December 3rd, 2015
A hunger is simmering at One Buc Palace, says a prominent Buccaneer.

A hunger is simmering at One Buc Palace, says a prominent Buccaneer.

Do the Bucs have the Eye of the Tiger? Is there a savage hunger at One Buc Palace?

One big-name Buccaneer thinks so.

That’s Gerald McCoy, the former face of the franchise.

Last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network, McCoy was asked whether the Bucs realize the chance they have this season and if the fight lives in this team, versus what was seen last year.

McCoy said the Bucs’ fight is increasing. The whole team knows it’s “must-win from here on out,” and the urgency is visible.

“You could see it in practice [Wednesday]. You could see it in people’s eyes when we came in to watch the film on Monday,” McCoy said. “Guys just understand we really have an opportunity to do something we haven’t done around here in a very long time. So we have to siege the moment.”

Do the Bucs have what it takes to win five in a row and make the playoffs? Joe wouldn’t bet a nickel on that.

But the Bucs should be good enough to finish 8-8, and that should signal that the team is ready to make a serious run at the Super Bowl next season, after an intense offseason.

Now that would be exciting! Anyone remember Carolina’s record last year?

27 Responses to ““You Could See It In Practice””

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Haha siege it baby

  2. buc89 Says:

    The Buc Realist says
    “GMC doesn’t know anything. He doesn’t even get tackles, let alone sacks. Gets double teamed by ghosts.”

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes but how many times have we heard this line “you could see it in practice” or “we had a great week of practice.”?

  4. bryan Says:

    Super Bowl Run! Bump the brakes. We are still a couple years away from being a serious contender.

  5. James Marlow Says:

    Yes, “bump the breaks…” We have a lot to do to get to a SB.

  6. buc89 Says:

    The Buc Realist says

    Greg Schiano would have never allowed the popstar to draft this kid. If Greg were our coach still, we would have Mike Glennon at quarterback and we’d be undefeated.

    I one time got into an argument with an old republican man in the sauna. I told him “We’d be undefeated right now with Glennon!” The old man laughed hysterically, but the realist had the last laugh. I pee’d on the rocks before leaving, keepin it real – Buc Realist Real

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    Five wins in a row, those are some lofty expectations for a Bucs team to accomplish. I’m not saying it can’t be done, but it will take a great finish that starts with a home win over the Falcons, get that win and the Bucs may surprise with a strong effort to finish above .500.

  8. 813bucboi Says:

    I hope they understand the opportunity they have…if the next 2 drafts go as well as the first 2 then we will be in great shape and serious contenders for the super bowl…but I see where joe is coming from…panthers where very shaky last year and backed into the playoffs and won a playoff game..that playoff experience did wonders for that team and look at them now…I see us winning the south next year…GO BUCS!!!

  9. Pick6 Says:

    the next step for the bucs is beating the beatable teams, which they have yet to do reliably. the next 3 games are winnable. ergo, if the bucs take the next step they will be 8-6 come christmastime. do i think they will do it? heck no. not talented enough to slow down opposing offenses without turnovers right now. without some inexplicable turnovers, last month’s game in ATL would’ve been a “get well” game and blowout win for matt ryan and company as they drove up and down the field at will most of the day.

  10. Pick6 Says:

    *i don’t expect the same number of turnovers even from a struggling atlanta team

  11. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I like the progress this team has been slowly making, but Winston’s play is inconsistent like all rookies, though I’ll admin he has surprised me at times. Our defense just got carved up by a 40 year old backup and a very beatable Colts defense. I don’t have any grand visions of the playoffs, just taking it one game at a time and hoping the team improves each outing. Unfortunately we looked pretty limp against the Colts.

  12. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    So we’re seiging the opportunities and bumping the brakes

    I saw, for all intensive purposes, we should all Carpe Freedom

  13. Fsuking Says:

    Don’t underestimate Jameis Winston. We are a competent head coach away from winning a Super Bowl. Belicheck would win 5 straight with this team!

  14. Bobby Says:

    Well, we’re a different team than the one that played Atlanta the first time. We’re better. The defense is improved and Jennings and Jenkins aren’t back there anymore. As far as a 40 year old QB carving us up, he’s pretty darn impressive and he’s undefeated in his role as a backup so we’re not the only one he’s ‘carved up’. Hasselbeck made some unbelievable throws in that game. He also used his experience to unload the ball quickly and his receivers helped him out by actually catching the ball unlike Mike Evans who once again dropped a critical pass. I see us winning this game and the game against the Saints but beyond that it’s anybody’s guess.

  15. cmurda Says:

    First of all, it’s pump the brakes. I don’t know what the heck bump the brakes would even mean. Secondly, I refuse to pump the brakes. I haven’t had a reason to be excited about NFL football in December for a decade now. This team has an uphill climb to get into the wild card slot but it is feasible. The Falcons and Saints at home (both very winnable games), the Rams in St Louis (winnable. Rams have a defense but their offense is booty), Bears at home (again, winnable. Bears are playing much better football but they could easily be out of the picture by then and we are at home), then we get the dreaded Stankcats at home (obviously a very difficult team to beat but will they be resting their starters? It could happen and even if they don’t, if we find ourselves in position to get in if we win that game what more motivation would a team need.

  16. cmurda Says:

    Correction: We play the Stankcats in Carolina but everything else still stands. If Panthers lose a game but have the #1 seed locked up by that game, there has to be a real possibility that they would rest their starters.

  17. orlbucfan Says:

    Well, well, well, do my old eyes deceive me??? “But the Bucs should be good enough to finish 8-8,….” Joe actually wrote those words. Too friggin’ much!! I’ve been saying that ALL SEASON! No reason why the Offense starring Famous Jameis can’t step up. Same with STeam. This is factoring in worse case scenario with GMC sitting Sunday’s game out on the D. Plus, it will be at the RayJay (about time). Go Mighty Bucs–Beat the Stinkbirds!!

  18. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Eye of the Tiger???? What is one eye blind and the other got a cataract in it? They had a chance to get it started last week and got snared by the PETA Colts. Last time they were lucky to beat the Dirty Birds. Couldn’t pressure Ryan, couldn’t stop Hulio Jones or any receivers and barely kept Freeman from cracking a 100 yards. They just got carved up like a turkey when we thought maybe the defense had it figured out. Plus they have no home field advantage. Gonna be a tough game!

  19. illwill83 Says:

    I’ll believe when I see it on the field sunday

  20. tval Says:

    All *intents and purposes* 🙂 and these guys are very young but very motivated. If the ball bounces their way a couple times we know what they can do. Id just like to see them get and stay healthy so we could see the potential. I know its rare but bucs have been hurt in key spots and overcome. Guys have stepped up tho and will continue to do so with the experience gained. Its been a very fun ride and i can easily say theyve surpassed most expectations around here. I know i said playoffs, being a jameis believer, but dont remember too many others that even knew how big of an impact hed have on the locker room making that leap. Itll be close but regardless its been a complete success. Enjoy the ride

  21. tval Says:

    I agree, c. If panthers stumble before bucs theyll definitely rest up. Could very well happen. All very winnable games regardles of playoff picture. It would be great to see these guys get playoff experience. That is essentially what this is now tho. This pressure created by the position youre in is a very good teaching tool for your coaches. Im so happy for lovie & the bucs, and you guys tore my heart out(eagles) w/sapp, brooks, rhonde, lynch. Ancient history 🙂

  22. BucMania Says:

    I’ll take 8-8 and a playoff game next year but to go from 5-6 to 8-8 to SB just doesn’t add up. That’s just silly talk. Let’s enjoy the process and not get ahead of ourselveses.

  23. Brian D. Says:

    Finishing 4-1 would give us a very good chance of getting in, in my opinion. I don’t see the Seahawks finishing 4-1…it’s possible though.

  24. loggedontosay Says:

    Joe, Tell McCoy to shut up and make a difference on the football field.

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    DavidbigBucsFan Says
    “Eye of the Tiger???? What is one eye blind and the other got a cataract in it? They had a chance to get it started last week and got snared by the PETA Colts.”

    Some of us expected a loss the the Colts because of past history and the fact that their backup QB is on a roll. It is called being realistic and considering the various influences on a game. So if you expected a win, that’s YOUR bad.

    Personally, I’m pleased that they didn’t quit on the field, that they competed.

    You have to keep in mind that the defense has not been addressed in the draft since 3 years ago (aside from Kwon, who is getting suspended for drinking Red Bull). The offense is going to be top notch, but it is still in its rookie year, along with our QB, OT and OG…all of which are key elements.

    They’ll win the next 4 games. We’ll finish 2nd in the division to the Panthers. Hopefully, that won’t be good enough to get us into the playoffs, because then our draft spot changes dramatically. I’ll take playoffs next year, not this year.

    But we’re on our way to 9-7. That is pretty good for a rookie offense in my book. Darned good.

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    loggedontosay Says
    Joe, Tell McCoy to shut up and make a difference on the football field.

    Anyone with an ounce of football knowledge who watches him on the field knows he IS making a huge difference on the field. That, and he has 5 games left to get 3 sacks for to end with double digits. (I predict he’ll get them sometime in the next 4 game).

    If you don’t feel he is making a difference, that doesn’t speak to his inability, it speaks to your ignorance or lack of attention.

  27. godzilla13 Says:

    Fans will recognize how much GMC means to our defense on Sunday when he can not play. People forget that the Dixie Chicks rolled up 495 yards of offense and four turnovers against us in the last game. Matty Ice and Julio Jones went up and down the field at will. Granted they have yet to experience our vaunted new CB’s of Sterling Moore and Jude Adjei-Barimah, which by the way are night and day better than Jenkins and Banks. Well at least Jenkins? More than anything else the possible return of ASJ will add a dimension to our offense that few teams have seen this year.