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Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers want to make 'long term commitment' to Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had an absolutely dreadful 2013 campaign that saw the team go 4-12, finish last in the NFC South, and failed to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.

One of the few bright spots for the Buccaneers last season was their Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Although the defense as a whole struggled, McCoy shined bright with 9 sacks, 50 combined tackles, and 35 unassisted tackles.

McCoy has prove that the Buccaneers made the right choice in the 2010 NFL Draft, when they selected the former Oklahoma star 3rd overall. In his three season with the team, McCoy has continued to develop and improve while racking up a total of 19 sacks.

Apparently the Buccaneers are well aware of McCoy’s major strides, and want to make a ‘long term commitment’ to him through a new contract:

If in fact they re-sign McCoy, the Buccaneers can guarantee a strong defensive line for the years to come as they hope to rebuild their franchise into contenders.

Although there is a lot of work to do for the team, resigning McCoy is a step in the right direction. If the Buccaneers want to end their drought of not making it to the playoffs, having McCoy on their team will help them immensely.

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