Gerald McCoy knew how to defend against ex-teammate Jameis Winston
The Carolina Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26 in London on Saturday, which spelled sweet revenge for Gerald McCoy.
McCoy was let go by the Bucs during the offseason because they did not want to pay his lofty $13 million salary. The six-time Pro Bowler decided to sign with the Panthers for less money just so he could have a shot at beating his former team.
In Week 2, the Panthers lost a Thursday night game to the Bucs. In Week 6, they got revenge with the London win. And according to McCoy, some of his advice to his teammates helped them give Jameis Winston a tough time.
McCoy told Pro Football Talk that he advised his teammates to push the middle of the pocket to disrupt Winston, who likes stepping up.
Winston threw for five interceptions and lost a fumble. The Bucs lost seven turnovers as a whole.
When you have a plus-six turnover margin, you are likely going to win like the Panthers did. We’re surprised the margin of victory wasn’t greater based on that.