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Gerald McCoy fined $15,750 for roughing the passer


Earlier this week, Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said, via the Tampa Tribune, that he wants to play with more anger over the rest of the season.

His regular level of anger was enough to land him a $15,750 fine from the league for a hit in last Sunday’s victory over the Falcons. McCoy struck Falcons backup quarterback Dominique Davis in the knees, which earned him a penalty for roughing the passer and earned Davis a trip back to the bench because of a knee bruise.

The Falcons looked at free agent quarterbacks earlier this week, but Davis’ injury turned out not be serious enough for him to miss Thursday night’s loss to the Saints.

The penalty was a black mark on a day that otherwise saw McCoy earn nothing but gold stars. He had three sacks and four quarterback hits to help lead the Buccaneers to a 41-28 victory.

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10 Responses to “Gerald McCoy fined $15,750 for roughing the passer”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 22, 2013 3:52 PM

    It would be a 5 year suspension if it was Suh

  2. thegregwitul says: Nov 22, 2013 3:58 PM

    Gerald McCoy is a monster on the field. He’s been far and away the best pass rushing DT in football this season. Imagine that defense with Clowney and you’d see an immediate turnaround next season.

  3. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: Nov 22, 2013 4:16 PM

    This is getting ridiculous. 15 grand for that?

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 22, 2013 4:35 PM

    Gerald wanted to make him squeal.

  5. mtheparrothead says: Nov 22, 2013 4:41 PM

    Why has no one discussed the hit on ryan? To me, was much more egrarious than the hit on Brees, with no call.

  6. melikefootball says: Nov 22, 2013 7:37 PM

    Yet nothing done toward the golden boy Tom Brady as on national TV he chases down and berates the officials with the F word. Aren’t we all happy where Gödel has taken the NFL.

  7. nflfan1985 says: Nov 22, 2013 10:12 PM

    Apparently getting blocked in the back and falling into the quarterbacks knees gets you fine? We should really fine the offensive line.

  8. avo15 says: Nov 23, 2013 12:51 AM

    I’m so happy the Bucs got McCoy instead of Suh. Though only 6 sacks on the season, he has been the best at causing disruption at his position. As an offensive lineman, you’ve gotta respect his abilities.

  9. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 23, 2013 2:21 AM

    Suh deserves every penalty he gets and more.

  10. bucforever says: Nov 23, 2013 8:00 AM

    So you can’t hit high. You can’t hit low! Maybe they should make the QB wear a special uniform with the penalty areas marked off!

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