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McCoy's meeting with coaches led to different defensive game plan

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September

There's no question the Bucs defensive line was a lot more disruptive in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, with DT Gerald McCoy and DE Michael Bennett each racking up two sacks.

Cowboys QB Tony Romo said it was one of the most physical games he's ever been a part of.

And one reason why was the more straight-up style the Bucs linemen were allowed to play, with McCoy meeting with coaches last week to request less stunts and twists like they ran - with little success - against the Giants.

"Let me tell you something about this coaching staff and the guys upstairs," McCoy said. "The reason I love them so much is they welcome us with open arms and everybody's door is open whenever we need them. We were allowed to go up there and make requests or talk to them about things. And me, being a captain and defensive lineman, I just went to coach and made a few requests, sat down a talked about a few things. We discussed what we discussed, and he set up a game plan and it worked for us."

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@tampabay.com

 

[Last modified: Monday, September 24, 2012 1:59pm]

    

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