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April 19, 2011 @ 8:52 am
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McCoy Aims For Playoffs, Double Digit Sacks

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Speaking on NFL Network’s Total Access, Tampa Bay Buccaneers second-year defensive tackle Gerald McCoy issued two big goals for the 2011 season. McCoy said he personally wants to record double-digit sacks and see his team in the playoffs. 



“Yes sir, we definitely will,” said McCoy of the Bucs in the post-season. “It is going to be a tough road though. We are looking at it as a challenge. Just like last year, our goal was a race to 10. We looked at it as a challenge to get 10 wins. This year with our schedule being as tough as it is, we want to get to the playoffs and we won’t accept anything less, so that is why I’m making that bold statement. Just like our coach did last year, best team in the NFC, well Gerald is making a bold statement by saying the Bucs will go to the playoffs.”

NFL Network analyst Trent Green said he doesn’t think Tampa Bay will make the post-season. He highlighted the Bucs 4-4 home record and tough division opponents. Kurt Warner said he felt the Buccaneers were short on explosive plays. 

“We know the things that gave us trouble last year, and those are the things we are going to try and improve on this year,” said McCoy. “Just like they built off the 3-13 season. We had a 10-6 season, they fixed the things they had trouble with and we plan on doing the same thing heading into this season.”
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    Clayborn and Bowers are going to make McCoy a better player. He will benefit from them putting pressure on the QB. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that Price plays this year. I have not heard anything about him since he was put on IR.
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    The last time i checked, there was a lock out going on so the whole hes not in tampa bs does not apply. these ppl have lives besides football and i really dont care where they live. McCoy is a very hard worker. He was named team captain as a SOPHOMORE at Oklahoma, so please let the he doesnt have desire nonsense go.Hes taking over as the vocal leader of the team, something that barrett ruud has yet to do and something that aqib talib cant do. McCoy will be just fine.
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    buclover1988, I hope you are right on. i don't think so though.
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    Horse: I'm surprised you didn't point out the double sided earrings making him look "girlie." Isn't there some rule about which side of the head the earring is worn having some meaning? What about both sides? Horse, a rookie starter isn't a "bust"...............yet. I think the baggy outfits are just a style. Sapp wears baggy suits on TV but that might be to hide his flab. And now we have another reason to log onto Pewter Report...........fashion tips.
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    scubog, I know, I know, kid me all you want. Did you watch the show? Of course you know that I don't believe McCoy was worth the No. 3 spot in the draft and it just bothers me that so many are not on his butt for him to prove that he was worth all that money. Freeman after his first season kept quiet and decided to show doubter's that he was a winner. He stayed in Tampa and worked, worked, worked. Thus he was successful. Where the heck has McCoy been? Oh yeah, rehabbing at home in California. Nope, after listening to his same bull on the NFL Network this week, I believe he is going to be a bust. A bust being at the No. 3 pick as an expensive average player who gets a few sacks a year. I don't believe the guy has that strong desire to be the best by working hard to be the best.
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    My feeling is that McCoy is too smart to be a bust. I think both he and Gaines Adams lack strength, but the difference is I think McCoy is a smarter person and will actually do something about his deficiencies quickly. Take Freeman for example. After his rookie season he had accuracy problems but he's a smart, prideful guy so he corrected it along with the help of a new QB coach. McCoy has strength issues but he's also smart and prideful so I think he'll work with whoever is available to him to correct this problem. He's still rehabing an injury so I'm sure he's only be allowed to lift just so much weight over the last few months.
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    I am starting to wonder if McCoy is all talk. Also think making him a DE would be a good idea. Maybe there is an opening for Team Chaplin. Go Bucs!!!!
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    So your measuring him by the size of his shirt???? seriously guys come on.....
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    buclover1988, that's why I asked in an earlier statement if anyone had seen it on the NFL Network like I did. If you saw the show, you might understand what I was saying. He doesn't look like the normal shape of a DT.
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    scubog, I was referring to McCoy's size. His shirt was so big on him that he appeared to be slimmer from the waist up even more than the beginning of last season. That got my attention because the only information we have previously heard was that he was rehabing in California and I thought that also meant he was on a strengthening program too. McCoy has always handled himself with the PR thing. I just don't think McCoy will get much better in the NFL as a DT in a 4-3 concept. Maybe a 3-4 and maybe playing DE if his eye sight is not a problem.
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    scubog, I was referring to McCoy's size. His shirt was so big on him that he appeared to be slimmer from the waist up even more than the beginning of last season. That got my attention because the only information we have previously heard was that he was rehabing in California and I thought that also meant he was on a strengthening program too. McCoy has always handled himself with the PR thing. I just don't think McCoy to get much better in the NFL as a DT in a 4-3 concept. Maybe a 3-4 and maybe playing DE if his eye sight is not a problem.
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    scubog, I was referring to McCoy's size. His shirt was so big on him that he appeared to be slimmer from the waist up even more than the beginning of last season. That got my attention because the only information we have previously heard was that he was rehabing in California and I thought that also meant he was on a strengthening program too. McCoy has always handled himself with the PR thing. I just don't think McCoy he is tough enough nor has the fortitude and drive to get much better in the NFL as a DT. Okay I am now saying it: BUST! Average player at best. He might be better suited to play DE if his eye sight is not a problem.
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    Wow. I dont say much on here but a BUST? How do you get that out of a person's shirt looking baggy? Like you said you have no idea what he has been doing as a workout so how did even come up with that perception. I was never a big person for McCoy but atleast give him a full season before you come up with that conclusion.
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    Horse: I watched the show and was impressed with how McCoy handled himself for such a young man. I hate to say anything bad about Kurt Warner since he was so nice to my son and me when we got a chance to talk to him at the San Diego Airport after our Superbowl victory. But apparently Kurt wasn't paying attention to the explosive plays turned in by our rookies and K2. Too bad Talib wasn't on the show. He would have kicked Warner's and Green's butts. Let's hope that's not the closest McCoy gets to touching a QB this season.
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    scubog, I was referring to McCoy's size. His shirt was so big on him that he appeared to be slimmer from the waist upeven more than the beginning of last season. That got my attention because the only information we have previously heard was that he was rehabing in California and I thought that also meant he was on a strengthening program too. McCoy has always handled himself with the PR thing. I just don't think McCoy he is tough enough nor has the fortitude and drive to get much better in the NFL as a DT. Okay I am now saying it: BUST! Average player at best. He might be better suited to play DE if his eye sight is not a problem.
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    Well I believe that Tampa Bay if they have a season will make these so call football experts Eat some Crow this coming season. I hope the fans will come out and support Tampa Bay in 2011. I can't wait untill Dec 17 when Dallas Cowboys come to Tampa to play on the National Big Stage on NFL Network and show why Tampa will be going back to the playoffs, I hope that Tampa will take their angry on the Boys, They have been Prima Cry babies as they are the America Team, Ever since the Tom Laundry Era they have gone down here. Their owner won't get the players they need to return to the playoffs, It a shame Tampa and Dallas and Houston are not in the same division. I would love to see Tampa, Houston, Dallas ,and Jaguars in the same division. That would be some rivals. GO BUCS
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    We have good, young talent - play hard and max out the effort and the rest will fall in line.
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    I watched that show and McCoy looked to me that he was thinner than the beginning of last season. Maybe he had on a super extra extra extra large shirt that just made him look like an average size person? Did anybody else watch the show that he was on?
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    Thats Ok. I like that the rest of the world is still doubting us... will keep our guys hungry and pushing for more.
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    Kurt Warner thinks we were short on explosive plays... I think Kurt Warner is short on eyes and brains. Maybe we'll just call that one a wash.
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    I hope McCoy is right on both counts. On a side note, I never buy in to that easier/tougher schedule crap. You never know what two teams are going to show up to a particular game which is why they play them. There are 16 of those games ahead of us (hopefully) so you never know what teams are going to be good or bad by midseason. I tried to predict the first 3 games last season thinking that was safe and Freeman broke his thumb before the damn season even got off the ground. Then you got Aqib and TJack getting suspended for games and Pittsburgh starting C. Batch and so now it's like you've got all new teams playing. I say we have just as good a chance of making the playoffs as any other year.
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