New Bucs coach Bruce Arians says Gerald McCoy, a six-time Pro Bowl player, is”up there at age” and Arians will need to further evaluate him.
Will Be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the lookout for a potential exchange partner for six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy? It sounds like it. That has been the major takeaway from Bruce Arians’ discussion with colleagues in NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday.
A Tampa Bay Times report said that McCoy might return in 2013 .
“Um… probably a greater question for [general director ] Jason [Licht] as the financials are part of this,” Arians said, speaking to McCoy’s $13 million salary cap hit and non-guaranteed money. “I’ve gotkindly appraise him. It’s usually the age once they are getting paid off the most, and production and [pay] do not suit. So we have ta discover that out.”
After Arians was asked what he saw of McCoy on picture thus farhe explained,”He is not as disruptive as he was four decades back, but he is still a good player.”
ESPN talked to multiple high-ranking executives of several NFL teams after February’s NFL combine in Indianapolis, and were under the impression which McCoy was coming in 20-19 and was perhaps not on the trade block, versus what they’d been hearing concerning DeSean Jackson.
But, two sources told ESPN lately that they believe the Bucs would consider trading McCoy at case they received an deal that blew them off.
The key is that Arians wants to see McCoy in action to correctly assess his condition and fit at the scheme that this offseason. The Bucs are shifting to a hybrid, one-gap 3 4 defense, while McCoy has played a 4-3 defense his entire NFL career.
“He plays with three-technique. And we’ve got a three-technique that penetrates. He made it happen as well [as anybody] if which has been [once the Cardinals faced the Bucs], [three] years ago,” Arians explained. “Would I like to see more disruptive? Yeah. But we may use him. If he is here, he will be properly used a bunch. It’s only a thing of what happens.”
In addition to this news enclosing McCoy, any other nuggets surfaced by the NFL’s yearly meetings: