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Bucs invade London



Pass rushing Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been responsible for some changing of the guards, but nothing like what took place at Buckingham Palace Tuesday. 

McCoy and his teammates were in London, visiting with British schoolchildren, taking in the sights with television crews from Sky Sports and FOX television.

The day began with a group of 13 players, mostly rookies, including Adrian Clayborn, Da’Quan Bowers and Mason Foster, visited the Harris Academy South Norwood in southern London to teach American football drills to students. Meanwhile, McCoy was trailed by a camera crew from Sky Sports, which took him on a tour of the city beginning with a boat ride on the Thames River. Then it was off to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Horse Guards and 10 Downing Street, the home of the prime minister.

The Bucs offensive line tends to travel as a group and that didn’t change Tuesday. Donald Penn, Davin Joseph, James Lee and Jeremy Zuttah filmed some light-hearted teasers for the Fox-TV pre-game show and had tons of fun doing it.

“I seen all the great sites of London today,’’ McCoy tweeted. “What a blessing!!’’

The Bucs returned to the Pennyhill Park Luxury Hotel and Spa in Surrey, 45 minutes from London.

They will remain there until moving to a downtown hotel Friday, followed by a walk-through at Wembley Stadium Saturday and the game against the Chicago Bears Sunday.


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:18pm]


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