Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/6/11
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers received bad news after a loss to the New Orleans Saints when it was announced that DT Gerald McCoy has been ruled out for the second straight season. Selected 3rd in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers his rookie year ended early with a torn bicep muscle and now Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times is reporting that McCoy has torn the biceps once again. The only difference was that it was his left arm last time. “It’s unfortunate,” CB Ronde Barber said. “You hate to see that happen, especially with a young player. We’re a different team without him.” Tampa has struggled to stop the run without McCoy and in fact that was one of the reasons they took him with the 3rd overall pick back in 2010. If the Buccaneers plan on competing against the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South they must find someone to step up and help. Brian Price, Roy Miller and Frank Okam are the other defensive tackles on the roster and none of them are particularly well suited for the job McCoy did in the middle of the defensive line. Related articles Andy, [...]
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