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Gerald McCoy and Joe Cullen aren’t happy about laziness report

When ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported that Gerald McCoy wasn’t always the hardest worker last year, I bet he didn’t expect it to blow up the way it has, given that it was an aside in a quick paragraph about Lovie Smith’s firing. But blown up it has, and Gerald McCoy isn’t happy — and neither is Joe Cullen, the defensive line coach who coached McCoy for the past two years. Hahaha just read my laugh of the day. A reporter said a credible source said Gerald doesn't work hard!! Haha don't sound too credible to me.— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) June 23, 2016 Cullen had some...
Bucs Nation Jun 23, 2016

ESPN says Gerald McCoy’s work ethic was lacking

Here’s something we rarely ever hear: Gerald McCoy apparently had some issues with his work ethic last year. That’s according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN, who writes this accusation as an aside in a paragraph where he defends Lovie Smith — rightly noting that Smith certainly wasn’t stuck in a Tampa 2 scheme. And I know star defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had some issues with the scheme, but I also heard from reliable sources that McCoy didn't always work his hardest. Both of these things are somewhat surprising. McCoy certainly had a bit of a down year, but most of that is easily...
Bucs Nation Jun 22, 2016

Buccaneers’ ‘defensive triplets’ are pretty good, but defense is about more than that

After ranking the offensive triplets of every NFL team, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell decided to do the same for the defensive side of the ball, selecting the best three players on every defense. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Brent Grimes came in nineteenth in this list. Few teams in the league can sport a one-two punch as good as McCoy and David, who combine to give the Bucs a devastating interior penetrator and one of the league's rangiest linebackers. The only knock on those two: McCoy has struggled with injuries for most of his career, missing chunks of his first...
Bucs Nation Jun 19, 2016

Daily Bucs Links: Gerald McCoy's football clinic

Here's your open thread for today. Michael Oher re-signed with the Panthers and his teammates celebrated with ‘The Blind Side’ GIFs - SBNation.comHe’ll never live it down. Gerald McCoy Hosts Youth Football ClinicThe inaugural Tampa clinic, hosted by Gerald McCoy & featuring some Buccaneers teammates, provides a special day for children of single-parent households. Gerald McCoy Youth Football ClinicDT Gerald McCoy brings his annual football clinic to Tampa welcoming hundreds of kids to One Buccaneer Place. Photos: Doug Martin at Offseason WorkoutsPictures of Martin at the Buccaneers'...
Bucs Nation Jun 17, 2016

Latest Pro Football Focus Top 101 list has only one Buccaneers player

According to Pro Football Focus' latest Top 101 list, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have only one of the best 101 players in the NFL right now. Apparently, that list is different from the Top 101 Players of 2015 they did earlier this offseason. Top 100s are big business, I guess. Anyway, the one Bucs player on this top 101 is Gerald McCoy. No Doug Martin. No Lavonte David. No Mike Evans. No Jameis Winston. Just one of the best three-techniques in the NFL. That's a pretty disappointing haul, really. Injuries have derailed Gerald McCoy’s progress as one of the best and most disruptive...
Bucs Nation Jun 16, 2016

Watch: Doug Martin is back on the NFL Top 100

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their third and likely final player on NFL Network's list of the Top 100 Players of 2015. Running back Doug Martin came in at number 33, after two years of absence. Gerald McCoy (63) and Lavonte David (53) joined the list earlier this month. The Bucs have a few players who could have made the top 100 but almost certainly didn’t. Mike Evans and Jameis Winston had a shot, as did the now-retired Logan Mankins, who had a pretty strong final season in the NFL. But three players on the top 100 isn't too bad for a team that went 6-10. Your browser does not support...
Bucs Nation Jun 13, 2016

Donovan Smith’s social media presence is best among Bucs

NFL players love social media. So do many other people. It’s a part of life you almost can’t ignore, even if it gets some players into trouble. ESPN took advantage of this by asking beat writers to name the top social media star for the team they’re covering. Jenna Laine, who started covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for ESPN this week, chose second-year left tackle Donovan Smith. Smith doesn't have nearly the Twitter followings of Jameis Winston (245,000) or Gerald McCoy (67,300), but there's never a dull moment with the second-year starting left tackle. He Periscopes team paintball...
Tampa Bay Times Jun 11, 2016

Bucs' Gerald McCoy uses his 'grand stage' to change lives

Driven by the loss of his mom, his biggest fan, Gerald McCoy uses his "grand stage" to help families.
Bucs Nation Jun 10, 2016

Gerald McCoy wants to win a Super Bowl in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to win. We've been saying that for years and years, and is never not true. Everyone knows it: the coaches, the front office, the owners and the players. Including Gerald McCoy, who told Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report that he wants to win a Super Bowl in Tampa. "I want to win a Super Bowl, but my desire to win goes deeper than just the Super Bowl," McCoy said. "It’s wanting to win a Super Bowl in Tampa. My favorite team growing up was the Bucs, so I watched them win the Super Bowl. That has to be the greatest feeling ever, but it has to be in Tampa." Sounds...
Bucs Nation Jun 6, 2016

Three Buccaneers on yet another NFL Top 100

Ranking the top 100 NFL players is a bit of a hype this offseason. They just keep coming up. This time, USA Today's Steven Ruiz got in on the action. Long story short: three Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the list. The highest ranked Buc was Gerald McCoy, who comes in at number 41. McCoy had a "down year" for his standards. He was also dealing with a painful shoulder injury and a broken hand. Those injuries did not stop McCoy from racking up 8.5 sacks. He’ll have plenty more in 2016. Doug Martin was ranked number 85, while Lavonte David dropped all the way to number 91. No other Buc was ranked...
The Falcoholic Jun 3, 2016

Snapshot Series: Taking a Look at the Defensive Line Depth in the NFC South

The Falcons have some intriguing talent along the defensive line, but how do they stack up with the rest of the division? The Snapshot Series is back this week focusing on the defensive line talent in the NFC South. There's a handful of interesting players along the defensive line in the division. Big names like Gerald McCoy, Kawann Short, and Cameron Jordan catch most of the publicity, but underrated players including Jacquies Smith, Jonathan Babineaux, and Kyle Love deserve praise as well. Each team in the NFC South made at least one significant addition to their defensive line in the...

Noah Spence's favorite pass-rusher? Chiefs' Justin Houston

We've already heard high praise for Bucs rookie defensive end Noah Spence, from Gerald McCoy's scouting and Donovan Smith's history and Robert Ayers comparing him to Denver's Von Miller.
Bucs Nation Jun 2, 2016

Pete Prisco's snubs Lavonte David on top 100

Over at CBS Sports, Pete Prisco published his annual list of top 100 NFL players. Prisco listed two Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the list: Gerald McCoy at number 26, and Doug Martin at number 96. No Mike Evans, no Jameis Winston and, most shockingly, no Lavonte David. McCoy's play slipped off some last season from 2014, but he is still one of the better inside players. He had 8.5 sacks last season, but his run play wasn't as good as in years past. Then again, he didn't have as much help around him. At number 96, Prisco lists Doug Martin. That's a little low for the second-most productive back...
Bucs Nation Jun 2, 2016

NFL Top 100: Lavonte David AKA "The Flash" shows up

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their second player on NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015. Linebacker Lavonte David came in at number 53 on last night's episode, after Gerald McCoy was ranked ten spots lower last week. NFL Network got a few players to talk about David's strengths. McCoy called him "The Flash" because of his sideline-to-sideline speed. Panthers running back Mike Tolbert, Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas and Bucs defensive end Jacquies Smith showed up to praise David as well, though we didn't quite get any eye-popping quotes. David's appearance on this list wasn't a sure...
Bucs Nation May 26, 2016

Gerald McCoy makes Top 100, compared to The Hulk by Jameis WInston

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their first player on the Top 100 players of 2015: Gerald McCoy was ranked number 63 by his fellow players. You can watch the NFL Films clip here. McCoy was probably helped a little bit by teammate Lavonte David ranking him number one. Still, McCoy fell  36 spots compared to last year's 27th ranking, which is justified: he struggled with injuries throughout the season, and those injuries visibly limited him on the field. McCoy still managed an impressive 8.5 sacks, but he wasn't as consistently disruptive as he'd been in previous seasons. The best part of the...

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