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Report: Gerald McCoy out for season

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Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy’s rookie year ended early thanks to a torn biceps muscle.

Now it looks like his second year is going to end the same way. McCoy left Sunday’s loss to the Saints with a right arm injury 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.”

The Bucs struggled to stop the run without McCoy in the game and they’ll have to figure out a solution to his absence at the under tackle if they are going to bounce back and remain in the race for a playoff spot in the NFC. 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.

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14 Responses to “Report: Gerald McCoy out for season”
  1. tbf22 says: Nov 6, 2011 8:45 PM

    his absence was a big reason the bucs got ran over today.

    the other big reasons were penalties, and Greg Olsen is the worst OC in the league.

    FIRE OLSEN NOW!

  2. mabidi107 says: Nov 6, 2011 8:49 PM

    This virtually eliminates Tampa Bay from the playoffs

  3. buccobruce40 says: Nov 6, 2011 8:51 PM

    He was without a doubt the most disruptive player on our D-line, this is going to hurt us more than most ppl realize.

  4. pir8life says: Nov 6, 2011 9:10 PM

    Poor tackling and anemic offense lost the game for the Bucs…
    This guy needs to finish a season before his contract is up.

  5. tyelee says: Nov 6, 2011 9:14 PM

    Don’t just FIRE Olsen…….. Raheem is not without BLAME!

    Let’s not forget when he was 1st hired, the DC he hired and then soon after fired…. Morris is the 1st who needs to go! This team is a reflection of their coaches…. INCONSISTENT!!!

  6. whatwouldlombardido says: Nov 6, 2011 9:23 PM

    “The Bucs struggled to stop the run without McCoy in the game and they’ll have to figure out a solution to his absence”

    Bucs v. Texans should be fun next week.

  7. tbf22 says: Nov 6, 2011 9:35 PM

    tyelee says: Nov 6, 2011 9:14 PM

    Don’t just FIRE Olsen…….. Raheem is not without BLAME!

    Let’s not forget when he was 1st hired, the DC he hired and then soon after fired…. Morris is the 1st who needs to go! This team is a reflection of their coaches…. INCONSISTENT!!!

    —————————————————

    What does Jim bates have to do with Raheem’s coaching? if anything it shows that Raheem is willing to cut the fat and not tolerate terrible performances.

    Maybe you noticed Geno Hayes was benched today… Rah has always praised him, but this season as Hayes’ play has diminished, so has his Playing Time. that is a sign of a good coach, always have a player’s back but is willing to put him in his place when he doesn’t perform up to standard.

    Raheem has been fine as HC and DC… the OC is terrible though.

    just my honest opinion. Raheem will take the heat because that’s what he does, but sooner or later people will realize the offensive play calling is what is holding this team back.

  8. tuckyous says: Nov 6, 2011 10:20 PM

    Shame… hate to see these young talented guys (and the untalented ones) go down with injuries.

  9. grudenthediva says: Nov 6, 2011 10:26 PM

    Raheem will get blame for anything because a.) He isn’t Chucky, and a lot of his congregation are still stewing about his dismissal in the spare bedrooms of their respective mothers and b.) he’s, how should we say, a colorful individual.

    “This virtually eliminates Tampa Bay from the playoffs”

    Yes, because clearly as last season proved, if you suffer even one injury to a starter, your season is toast. GTFO.

  10. biggiep says: Nov 7, 2011 1:06 AM

    Stylez G returns.

  11. dawkattack says: Nov 7, 2011 1:10 AM

    Bust

  12. dawkattack says: Nov 7, 2011 1:11 AM

    Lol jk

  13. dasboat says: Nov 7, 2011 8:08 AM

    The Bucs weren’t able to stop the run when he WAS in the game. Their d-line was getting blown back on most plays.

  14. jake201 says: Nov 7, 2011 10:17 AM

    There sure are a lot of former sooners that end up with torn bicep muscles. It makes you wonder about.

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