“Violent Hands”

August 19th, 2017

Breakdown, video style!

The way Brian Baldinger described Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, it sounded as if GMC is a felon.

Perhaps GMC is a felon to offensive linemen, because at times he makes them look so silly he costs them money.

Baldinger, an analyst for NFL Network who played 12 seasons at center and guard for the Eagles, Cowboys and Colts, took to Twitter Thursday night with a video clip of GMC against the Jags. Baldinger called it a perfect example of why GMC is a perennial Pro Bowl player.

As winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has said, GMC is a game-wrecker.

Former opposing NFC South offensive coordinators who are now head coaches talk about how they had to gameplan for GMC in order to beat the Bucs, but some Bucs fans just won’t listen. Joe is convinced they’d rather have Akeem Spence or practice-hating, dancing Swaggy than GMC.

Careful what you wish for.

25 Responses to ““Violent Hands””

  1. Steven007 Says:

    The only Bucs fans who won’t listen are those with an IQ below 80. And you know who you are. The rest of us have known this for a while and are grateful he’s here. But I guess when you’re silly drunk from double-fisting alcohol as some seem to brag about, it gets even harder to solve problems. There’s help for you out there. The rest of us actual fans are pretty excited about the upcoming season. But negative nancys make us all feel smarter. Even when we don’t need to.

  2. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Or they’re silly drunk from getting double-fisted!!?

  3. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha Reslist (double-fisted) ha ha ha ha !!!

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    no mccoy haters on here huh? Thats funny

  5. tnew Says:

    This is the play that GMC has to make more of. I have watched more video in the off season of GMC than any other player. All of the fans wanting him to be more aggressive or emotional just don’t get it. This is the disciplined type of play he must make to be successful.

    He gets in trouble many times by not first engaging the block. You can see here he uses his quickness to engage the lineman early which increases his leverage/strength advantage. Too often he uses his quickness to try to split a gap and the back can run against his movement. He gets washed down the line when lineman use his momentum against him, but this is textbook. This type of play allows those around him to shine. It forces him to be accounted for. Engaging the block first doesn’t always end up on his personal stat sheet but it absolutely causes the defense to hum. This illustrates how potentially dominant he can be. I believe he can be more disciplined and be more effective. He’s one of a few guys in the league with this potential.

    I believe he will be one of the most positively affected players by having consistency from his coaches. His confidence will explode as the players surrounding him better understand the system. He has been forced to play outside of his responsibilities too much in his career, which has limited his play. He has been good most of the time, very good many times but this season, I believe he will show us greatness.

  6. NFLNut Says:

    Sadly, I think there may be a lot of Bucs fans with an IQ below 80 from many of the inane messages I have read on these boards …

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Classic stack, over-arm & rip move.
    Earlier in his career, he was ridiculed for not doing this enough.
    Especially since has such an elite get off.
    Now we’re starting to see the advantages of those legs & hands are working in… …unisense.

    Hopefully Hayes/Smith will push GMAC to alternate positions (LDT,RDT,LE,RE) up in down the line.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *Now weโ€™re starting to see the advantages of those legs & hands working in… ..unisense.

  9. German Buc Says:

    C’mont new. It’s OK to win an Olympic Gold Medal – it don’t have to be a word record everytime…

  10. Dreambig Says:

    Seeing no evidence yet in preseason that Spence is going to take any game planning away from McCoy. He was in the game 2nd half against camp meat and was getting pancaked.

  11. Dreambig Says:

    Starting to think he might be to small for a DE.

  12. darin Says:

    Unison too. Ill have to look up unisense.

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs have desperately needed someone to share the load with GMC for years now … convinced that he’d be much more effective in 4th qtr if his snap count was reduced earlier in games. Was hoping that a GMC-Baker-McDonald rotation would allow that … still am. GMC & McDonald have looked very good thus far. Baker not so much, but hopefully we’ll see a different Baker when it’s showtime. Bucs need to invest high pics next couple of yrs in DTs & DEs.

  14. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Without McCoy the d-line struggles. With the surrounding personnel improving this defense of line will be a wrecking crew.

    But I still have faith in Licht finding the next McCoy w/Ayers attitude = Sapp before his retirement!!!! Then McCoy can groom him for our 3rd Lombardi.

    In Licht We Trust!!!

  15. Bird Says:

    Nfl nut-

    Totally agree with you!

  16. Ocala Says:

    GMC I said a dominating lineman.
    That’s very obvious.
    The Bucs new lineman Chris Baker looks awful to me.

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Thx – unison/unisense

  18. BuccoDav Says:

    But Joe,
    By now you must know that blog posters know more about football than the fools that played and coach/game plan…

  19. adam from ny Says:

    hard knocks is the best think that ever happened to mccoy…forced him to sorta man up and swag out

  20. TDBucs Says:

    GMC will be dominant again!
    Where is Episode 2 of Hard Knocks?….Episode 1 was up on Bucs.com last week

  21. godzilla13 Says:

    Game wrecker is exactly who he is. McCoy’s non-stop motor and technique are just a few of the qualities that have made him a five consecutive All-Pro. This year he will have help with Ayers, Gholston, Spence and Baker. Not to mention Clinton McDonald, Devonte Lambert and George Johnson. Baker will show why they signed him when the real season begins.

  22. Bucs Fan in ATL Says:

    If you really want to see GMCs explosiveness, view the clip in full screen and go frame by frame. Watch GMCs left foot as the ball just starts to move. Before the ball reatches the QBs hand Gerald is already through his “Get Off” and engaged with the guard before the guard is even out of his stance. Also watch the left tackle. He is in his stance a good 1 second after the ball is snapped.

  23. Bobby M. Says:

    McCoy will make the Ring of Honor….no doubt. His issue is Sapp carved a perception of greatness/nastiness into the heads of Buc fans and McCoy is a totally different personality and not the same elite caliber as Sapp. Sapp also was on multiple playoff teams….McCoy hasn’t seen the playoffs. McCoy also came in the league with some injury issues…all those things have some what tainted how he’s perceived.

    I’ve said this before….if McCoy/Bucs make some consistent pushes into the playoffs, the perception of him will change. Its silly for folks to deny his talent when teammates and opposing players/coaches all admit you must game plan for him

  24. TheRealJoe Says:

    When people criticize GMC it tells you just how little football knowledge they have. They think that a DT is supposed to lead you to a superbowl by himself or something. The man is a beast and I’m glad we’ve had the privilege to have him on our team.

  25. DB55 Says:

    If only he could line up against Patrick Omaha every play every game. ๐Ÿ™„