Bucs Have Fallen Flat In Pass Rush

Source: Roy Cummings, Tampa Tribune

Bucs_Gerald_McCoy_2013TAMPA — As soon as the words came pouring out of his mouth, you sensed in Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy a desire to gather them all back up and put them right back where they came from.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound McCoy is, after all, as humble as he is huge. But as he pointed out in his next breath, after being asked why the Tampa Bay pass rush has suddenly lost steam, he also was honest.

“They found No. 93,’’ McCoy said, referring to his jersey number. “Sorry, I’m just being honest. Atlanta definitely did last week. They clamped off on the B-gap where I was and made sure they had some extra protection there.

“They also did a lot scheming to get the ball out quick, and a lot of that was to make sure that I didn’t get a lot of one-on-ones. But I have to find a way around that, and I think I have a plan for that.’’

Someone needs to come up with a plan. And fast.