Gerald McCoy dominates 'Madden', still loves Dreamcast

August, 25, 2010
08/25/10
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By Jon Robinson
Gerald McCoy Cliff Welch/Icon SMI If Gerald McCoy is anything like his "Madden 11" character, we could be looking at the Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Anyone who has played "Madden NFL 11" as the Bucs knows how much of a beast rookie Gerald McCoy is on defense. When he's not stuffing the run, he's sacking the quarterback or causing some sort of chaos in the backfield.

But when it comes to his character in the game, the number McCoy was most interested in seeing was of all things, his ball carrier vision rating.

"One year in 'NCAA', I didn't even have a number for ball carrier rating. I think all I had were two dashes," he says with a laugh. "I caught an interception in the championship, that should at least give me some sort of number. Anything is better than two dashes.

"But to me, it's a dream just to be in Madden, and to be one of the best rookies in the game is great because they usually don't rate rookies too high. I need to have a great rookie season so they don't drop my numbers."

Aside from "Madden", McCoy says he's a big gamer when it comes to first-person shooters. "'Call of Duty', 'Halo' ... I like to play a lot of co-op with my friends, but I'm probably better at the football games and the basketball games like '2K'. I always play as the Lakers, but my roommate from college is the best person I've ever seen play 'NBA 2K10' ... ever, ever! Adrian Taylor, he's a beast."

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