GMC The Defensive End

June 16th, 2017

Mike Smith experimenting.

Joe gets so friggin’ irritated thinking of the Bucs and their lack of sacks for the past decade, Joe just wants to sidearm a can of Cigar City Jai Alai against the wall!

This is just about a national disgrace how the Bucs haven’t had double-digit sacks man since Simeon Rice left.

Maybe someone thinking ahead working at One Buc Palace can plant a Russians-hacking scheme with the right reporter so an FBI inquiry can be launched to get to the bottom of this too-long path of incompetency.

Well, count Mike Smith as a guy doing his best to stop this madness. Per the fingers of Joe Kania of, the Bucs have been showing defensive tackle stud Gerald McCoy at right end in a 34 front during underwear football.

Gerald McCoy… a defensive end?
The Buccaneers’ defensive linemen are a versatile bunch, giving the team’s coaching staff flexibility on where and how to use each player. When lined up in a 3-4 during Thursday’s practice, McCoy was lined up at defensive end with Robert Ayers as the other end and Chris Baker as the nose tackle. Interestingly, all three of those players can play all three of those positions; Ayers and McCoy (obviously) can line up at tackle and Baker had played end in Washington’s 3-4.

Well, this opens up the floodgates of creativity for Smith.

Last year during underwear football, Joe noticed the Bucs using a 34 front with Noah Spence as an outside linebacker. Joe didn’t notice if GMC was an end or not, but clearly the Bucs hardly used a 34 front during the season. This year, the Bucs may do more of it because they have more capable players.

Recently, Joe saw a breakdown of GMC rushing the passer. When the Bucs lined GMC out wide, he was a terror — as in way wide, almost at defensive end. The Seattle game springs to mind, which may have been one of GMC’s best games.

So perhaps that made a light bulb go on in Smith’s head: line up GMC wide in a 34 front and also have Noah Spence and Ayers on the field at the same time? Three guys who can rush the passer.

Who knows if this would work, but at least Smith isn’t ready to throw in the towel on finding a way, any way, to get to the quarterback.

It’s about friggin’t time, huh?

25 Responses to “GMC The Defensive End”

  1. Easy Denman Says:

    He’s nearing the downside of his career and you need fast edge rushers in the NFC. It’s reminding me of Sapp when he went to Oakland.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    The Bucs defense were in the Top 10 in sacks!!!! They had a tied 9th position???? 10 more sacks and they would have been tied with #1 in sacks!!!!!!!! Considering what division they play in and the Very tough schedule last year!!! Sacks were not a problem!!!!!

    lets not attach coach my scheme’s terrible defense to anything that happened last year, because it was a huuuugggee difference!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!

  3. gotbbucs Says:

    I’ve been saying this for a long time. GMC is a better 5-tech than he is a 3-tech, I said it before they drafted him. He’s more Justin Tuck than he is Warren Sapp.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    ……..and maybe the NFL?????

    I’m so glad he’ll not get another contract to play with the bucs again……..and all these GMC lovers will see how overrated he really was.

  5. rayjay1122 Says:

    Everyone has the right to like or dislike GMC. The only thing I would change about him is for him to play with a mean streak. He is a nice person and doesn’t really flip the switch on game day. Other than that the guy is a perennial All Pro and somehow it is hard to call someone so terrible or over rated who appears in the top 100 players list.

    The NFL players and coaches know a hell of a lot more than some hater fans but go ahead and keep showing how little you really know about the game of football.

  6. Tnew Says:

    I have wanted to see GMC. This is exactly the personell group that I felt would lead to 3-4 looks. Then you have David, Spence and j. Smith as the OL. Plus with the flexibility of these players the groupings do not dictate formation. With David, Ayers, Baker, McCoy, Spence, this group can transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3 without a drop off either way. Futhermore, gholston can play end in either front. The back end won’t have to change either

    So much flexibility on both sides. I hope we don’t over complicate things.

  7. Tnew Says:

    See GMC as a DE in a 3-4 front.., sorry

  8. RayJameisStadium Says:

    I could careless about double digit sack player. That does not guarantee wins!!!!

    I want to see a d-line unit that creates havoc and dominates. That creates WINS with our offense about to blow up!!!!

    I love Smitty and our defense as much as Koetter and the offense.

    These are not your old Bucs folks!!!! Its June 2017!!!!!!

    Expect different!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  9. Etzel Says:

    Baker is a big ol’ hoss but I think Big Stevie-T could be the missing piece that we need if we want to play some 34 this season. Dude is an anchor.

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    ive been sayinh for two years he should be lined uo at end in certain situations

  11. No_Bucs_Given Says:

    You saw it in NFL top 100 and it’s clearly not new to Mike Smith if discussed last year.

  12. Nutterbuccer Says:

    Any word on how Big Will Gholdson is doing? Obviously its just mini camp but hearing alot about all the other dlinemen, i think Gholdson is on the brink of breaking out, how has he been JOE? Or is he flying under the radar.

  13. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Your all a bunch of a@sholes

  14. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Wednesday they had from left to right: Gholston, Baker, McDonald, and GMac. Then they had Bond crowd the line showing blitz, If Spence was healthy I am convinced he would have been in place of Bond. Now THAT would be a scary front 7 with those four, Kwon, David, and Spence at LB.

  15. Jersey Buc Says:

    They had 38 sacks last year, and so did the Patriots. Problem is the Patriots finished 7th overall in QB hurries (sacks + QB hits other than sacks) with a total of 109. The bucs finished 30th with a total of 76. Meaning after their ok total of 38 sacks, they only “touched” the QB on 38 other occasions over 16 games, or 2.3 per game. Absolutely no one feared their pass rush! Consistent pressure wins on defense and two of the top seven teams in the league, ended up in the super bowl, just like the previous 18 years. Same cast of characters from last year, basically. Smith better get real creative in a hurry. Let’s hope. Go Bucs!

  16. Easy Denman Says:

    Lots of GMC hate in here and I dont know why..

  17. tmaxcon Says:

    So let’s see we now have a defeated gmc at his press conference crying about sore knees and being a general downer and now he has another excuse for mediocrity he can cry New Position. bucs are giving the former face of the franchise and wasted 3rd overall pick all the excuses he needs.

    the leader of the losing culture will end up doing more harm than good hopefully he just gets hurt placed on ir and away from the team as soon as possible. cancer93 is the bucs biggest obstacle to success

    the dline still have too many fragile players dline is a huge concern you know that ayeres, gmc and mcdonald will ALL miss significant time

  18. LargoBuc Says:

    Jersey that is the most informative comment i read in a long time.

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    It’s undies football folks. Smitty’s just experimenting and probably letting GMC learn the position a bit for depth.

  20. 813bucboi Says:

    I hope both dirk and smitty get more creative with their play calling….the time to win is now….GO BUCS!!!

  21. unbelievable Says:

    Sounds like many are STILL in denial….lol

  22. tmaxcon Says:


    teaching a fragile underachiever a new position for depth is assinie. he needs to stay healthy and master his own damn position first.

  23. USFBUC Says:

    @Joe did you ever take the time to look into my previous post from the start of voluntary OTAs where I pointed out that GMC was lining up at RDE in a 4-3 front as well? The picture is on social media. They lined up Gholston, Baker, McDonald, and McCoy.

  24. Reach87 Says:

    Thanks for the moronic post, capt of the losing culture posters. You have no evidence of how this flexibility will hurt, help, or otherwise. ONLy your irrational hatred for one of the top 50-53 players in the NFL. Moronic obsession.

  25. buccaneerGod Says:

    If you can breath hate for gmac …kill you’r many weakness to pick on one of are best players…to produce like he has with the d-line mates he has had says a lot bout his heart if you question??? that i wonder where you been these past years he is the most consist player we have…..