Raheem Morris on Buccaneers’ Gerald McCoy: “The Sacks Will Come”

September 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In Gerald McCoy’s first three NFL games, he has recorded just five tackles and no sacks—hardly the immediate impact the Buccaneers were looking for when they drafted McCoy third overall in the 2010 draft.

Head coach Raheem Morris, however, is not concerned.

“The sacks will come,” said Morris. “He’s just got to continue to rush, and the sacks are going to have to come with that group effort.”

The Buccaneers enter the bye week with plenty to work on after a 38-13 home loss to the Steelers. Sitting at 2-1, a place not many figured they’d be heading into Week 4, the Buccaneers will need the extra practice time to coach up young players like McCoy.

“It’s not just the sack number,” said Morris. “It’s did you affect the quarterback’s throw. Were you able to knock the pass down. Did you get a tip on the ball. Did you make the quarterback run outside of the pocket so he didn’t s...

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