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McCoy Says Bucs Defense Playing 'Soft'

TAMPA | Ever since being blown out by the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 12, Tampa Bay has talked about getting better across the board. All Pro Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said it's time for the 1-5 Bucs to stop talking and start doing. I've been seeing talk for five years, McCoy said. We've done enough talking. We've got to play. It's as simple as that. I've given speeches, Lavonte (David) has given speeches, Vincent Jackson has given speeches, Josh McCown has given speeches. It's enough talking. We have to start playing. It's as simple as that. The talking is not going to get it...
Tampa Bay Times Oct 23, 2014

Gerald McCoy says Bucs defense has earned title of being 'soft'

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says the Bucs defense is soft. Worse yet, he says, it's on tape for all of the NFL to see.
Bucs Nation Oct 15, 2014
Warren Sapp says he almost threw up at Gerald McCoy helping up a player up

Warren Sapp says he almost threw up at Gerald McCoy helping up a player up

More fuel on the fire of the dumbest sports conversation in town. Warren Sapp went on 98.7 The Fan today with Booger McFarland and Marc Ryan to talk about all things Bucs. About how the problem isn't the scheme, but the players and the way they're playing. About how you need to score points to win. And, yes, about how Gerald McCoy helps players up. "Too see him (McCoy) reach down and help the running back up and help the lineman up, I almost threw up. Uh! This could never happen, this could never happen. There's a certain mentality you play this game with." And thus, the stupidest...
Bucs Nation Oct 15, 2014
Gerald McCoy is not 'soft' for helping people up

Gerald McCoy is not 'soft' for helping people up

The criticism of Gerald McCoy is asinine. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-5, and lots of people are pissed off. As a result, people are now searching for things to criticize -- and we're back to the old criticism of Gerald McCoy helping opponents up after a play. Something he's done since he entered the league, and something he's emphatically said will never change. And yet, for some people, this means the Bucs' best player is "soft". I've got news for those people: Gerald McCoy has been helping opponents up since he came into the league, even as he kicked their ass play-in, play-out....
Bucs Nation Oct 15, 2014

Daily Bucs Links: Gerald McCoy takes the blame

Here's your open thread for today. Insider: Gholston on Bye WeekBuccaneers Insider talks to DE William Gholston about how much can be accomplished during the Bucs bye week and how the defense plans to step up the intensity. Pressure Is On Buccaneers' Defensive Ends - ESPN Video - ESPNESPN Video: ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Michael Johnson and William Gholston must put pressure on opposing quarterbacks if Tampa Bay's woeful defense is going to have any chance of succeeding this season. Gerald McCoy says 'Gerald McCoy is not an All-Pro' - ESPNTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive...
Tampa Bay Times Oct 14, 2014

Gerald McCoy takes blame for Bucs' poor defense

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McCoy Unleashed

If anyone has seen Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy off the football field, you’ve seen a person who enjoys life. He’s always smiling and very personable. On Tuesday, however, there was no smile on his face. He had some things on his mind and needed to get it off his big chest. McCoy blamed himself for the Bucs being last in the NFL in points allowed and yards allowed. The 1-5 Bucs fell behind Baltimore Sunday 38-0 before losing… Read More »
Tampa Tribune Oct 14, 2014

Bucs' McCoy defends helping opponents off the field

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on Tuesday shot back at the detractors who say he's wrong for helping opponents up off the field following a play. "If anyone has a problem with me helping people up off the field, that's a personal problem,
Bucs Nation Oct 14, 2014

Gerald McCoy calls himself "very average"

Gerald McCoy didn't play well on Sunday, for the first time in quite a while, and he's not happy about it. Normally when we hear critiques of Gerald McCoy's play, it's people looking for someone to blame without looking at his play. Except this time, the defensive tackle is heaping the criticism on himself -- via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times: "Everybody has to self-evaluate, starting with myself. 2013 is over. Gerald McCoy is not an All-Pro," he said. "That was in 2013. Sunday, he didn't play like an All-Pro. ... Sunday, I was kind of disappointed in myself. It's unacceptable. The...

'Unacceptable:' McCoy says criticism starts with himself

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, reflecting on his team's 1-5 start and his defense giving up a league-high 34 points per game, said Tuesday that he hasn't played up to the level he needs to, so criticism of the team should start with him.
Bucs Nation Oct 13, 2014
Gerald McCoy thanks the fans, promises they'll fix things

Gerald McCoy thanks the fans, promises they'll fix things

Gerald McCoy reminds us why he's the face of the franchise, thanking the fans and promising they'll fix their problems. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in fairly embarrassing fashion yesterday, and that has understandably angered a lot of fans. And with that anger comes abuse hurled at players. That's a real issue, and we should all condemn that. It's fine to feel anger, it's not fine to abuse human beings -- and a reminder that they, too, care about the game and have feelings is occasionally in order. Which is what Gerald McCoy sent out today, after apparently receiving some attacks on his...
Times-Picayune Oct 6, 2014

Tampa Bay Bucaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy can't gauge magnitude of loss

For Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy it's hard to say how big of a loss Sunday's overtime defeat was.
Bucs Nation Sep 28, 2014

Mike Glennon, Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy to start for Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will get a slew of key players back against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and running back Doug Martin. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get four of their key players back today, as RB Doug Martin, DT Gerald McCoy, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins and DE Michael Johnson all return to action today. The Bucs will still be missing a few key players, most notably quarterback Josh McCown, who could miss most of the season with a thumb injury. Mike Glennon will start in his place. Oddly enough, the Bucs deactivated running back Mike James and wide...
Tampa Tribune Sep 25, 2014

Bucs notes: McCoy limited, but back at practice

Buccaneers Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy, labeled by Coach Lovie Smith as Tampa Bay's best player, returned to the practice field in a limited capacity Wednesday and sounded like a man who expects to suit up at Heinz Field. "I'm just doing what I can do,'' said McCoy,

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