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Bucs Nation May 15, 2015

Pro Football Focus: Gerald McCoy had highest pass-rushing grade among defensive tackles

Sometimes we forget, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the best pass-rushing defensive tackle in the NFL on their roster in Gerald McCoy. Something Pro Football Focus emphasized by ranking him 34th in their top 100 of 2014, which is actually a significant dip from 2013, when he was ranked 4th. An interesting year for McCoy who dealt with an injury that impacted his performance and playing time, as well as developing a habit for jumping offsides that contributed to him being flagged 10 times. Yet despite that, he still was an incredibly productive pass rusher grading positively in all bar...
Cat Scratch Reader May 5, 2015

Scouting the enemy: Did Tampa close the gap?

When Tampa brought in Lovie Smith from the Bears, most expected the defensive guru to quickly fix the defense. However, it has been the offense that has been completely re-tooled in just one calender year. The Buccaneers spent all six of their 2014 draft picks, and all but one in 2015 on offense. Will the results show-up on the field? Rotoworld ranked Tampa's roster as just the 30th-best team roster in the league before free-agency and the draft, and ProfootballFocus graded just two of their players as "elite" (Lavonte Davis and Gerald McCoy) and only one as "very good" (Mike Evans). They...

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