Bucs DT Gerald McCoy - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Being recognized by media members and fans is one thing, but being recognized by your peers is a whole different type of honor.
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy both were saw their names called in the NFL Network’s Top 100 on Monday night as voted on by current NFL players.
Winston made his Top 100 debut, coming in at No. 57 on the list. The former Heisman Trophy winner became the first player in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards last season, and has accounted for 57 touchdowns in his first two years in the league.
McCoy is no stranger to the Top 100 list, and made his fifth consecutive appearance on the annual countdown. McCoy nabbed the No. 52 spot. The former Sooner standout and 2010 draft pick has been to five Pro Bowls and has 42 sacks, which is fourth on the Bucs all-time list.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
Evans should be on that list. Maybe even Alexander. McCoy ? His best years are behind him. He is a very good DT. But he is not close to Sapp and never will be.
I had to register after lurking for a while just to reply to your comment. Evans will be on that list, just much higher. And to say that McCoy’s best years are behind him is a joke. He finally has a good partner next to him at DT, which could boost both of their stats, since McCoy gets double even triple teamed. He may not finish with better stats than sapp, but definitely will finish as a better leader/person. Enjoy the team we have right now, stop living in the past 🙂
It’s not a joke. He disappears for games at a time, And being a ‘better’ person is great for the Team image, but I want to see a relentless effort out of him. I want to see double digit sacks. He rarely has more than two tackles in any given game. He is good, just not great. His pro bowl status is based on reputation that has been hyped. I want to see him take over games.
Because you didn’t read my earlier point, I will state it again. Mccoy, like many other feature DTs that dont have similar talent next to him, was double teamed. And if that didn’t work, they used a TE to block and triple teamed him.
I think Mike Evans makes the top 50 list. #jmo
Mark, you may want to clean-up that Jameis Winston stat about passing for over 4,000 yards
He is technically right if he is talking about first rookie to do it in his first 2 years.
I think Mark meant 4000 yards in 3 consecutive seasons. Even better for Famous Jameis.
Sorry Mac, Evans won’t be in the top 50. Top TWENTY is more like it. Seems like Lavonte might get snubbed this year.
But all us BUC fans know better.
Mike Evans came in at #29 Chet which is great. Top 20 next year! Just reminding you that the old dude reads everything and forgets nothing. lol. Just kidding Chet, have a good one, my friend. Go Bucs!
Mike Evans was one of the 5 best receivers last year, and his rookie year he was the 2nd best rookie in that class. I think his upside may surpass OBJ, but those two are equally as talented in different ways. Mike Evans is more well-liked by his team, which should count for something.
I would put Evans in the top 30 personally, but that’s just me. He’s better than Famous Jameis right now, and yet gets so little recognition.
Is Mike Evans about to become the new Lavonte David for us? Really good but ignored by the media?
Lastly, Kwon is going to destroy the league this year. Destroy!
Mike Evans is getting all kinds of respect from his peers and the media for last season’s performance. Second team All-Pro & a Pro Bowler is pretty damn good.
True, but how the hell is he not in the top 100 players? It makes no sense whatsoever. None. Especially given his young age. 15 years ago, he would be a 23-year-old rookie, but now he’s a 23-year-old with 3 years of starting experience.
And Lavonte got respect from his peers and some coaches, just not the media. I’d just hate to see Evan suffer the same fate.
They have only done 50-100. They haven’t announced the top 50 yet. Evans will be on the list somewhere.
That is good to know! Thanks for the info. Do you think Kown or Lavonte will be on there?
I’m calling Mike Evans for top 20, maybe even 15. He’s just that good. I was hoping to see marpet crack the list. His move to center will certainly gain attention.
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