PewterReport.com correspondent Steve Cheah this week again takes a look at some key plays in the Bucs loss to Bears on Sunday.
It was recently revealed that Bucs DT Gerald McCoy has been playing with a torn rotator cuff since Week 2. McCoy also has been dealing with a fractured hand he recently had surgery on. Against the Bears McCoy really led by example while playing through the pain and had a strong game against both the run and the pass.
Gerald McCoy takes on a double team featuring Bears All-Pro Kyle Long and cleans up the RB for a limited gain.
The RG turns McCoy loose as he’s trying to block for a screen pass, but McCoy shows off his excellent awareness and athleticism as he gets his hands on the pass which ends up being intercepted by DE Will Gholston. Unfortunately, the play was called back on a penalty, but it still illustrates McCoy’s great instincts.
Here McCoy fights through another double team and locates the runner for a short gain.
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