Every scene Gerald McCoy touches turns to gold. He wears socks bearing the likenesses of pro wrestlers. He wears Incredible Hulk cleats. When Ed Hochuli comes to Bucs camp to clarify the rule changes to celebrations, McCoy breaks down the intricacies of what is and is not sexual. There is an entire montage dedicated to his excellence on the field. He hilariously riffs on the customer service at Chik-Fil-A. He has a superhero-themed man cave that depicts him as Football Batman.
McCoy already has the accolades: five Pro Bowls, three first-team All-Pro selections. But he deserves ad campaigns and the adoration of casual fans. This recap is conflicted on Jameis Winston but an unapologetic cheerleader for Gerald McCoy.
Sam Bradford’s night ends as Case Keenum enters the game. Bradford was efficient enough, completing 7 of 11 passes for 95 yards and not turning the ball over. Keenum did just enough to lead the Vikings on a field goal drive near the end of the first half.
Kasen Williams almost had another highlight play, but a sure touchdown went right through his hands. Fortunately for Seattle, Chris Carson made a crucial first down on a swing pass, bailing out Wilson under pressure. Mike Davis entered at running back and scored the second touchdown of the game, a 22-yard catch-and-run.
Minnesota’s defense had no coverage on Davis, who ran in nearly untouched out of the flat.
Darren McFadden is the direct backup, with Alfred Morris and Rod Smith also in the mix. Meanwhile, the Rams pulled off a stunning trade Friday, acquiring Sammy Watkins from the Buffalo Bills and giving Jared Goff a legitimate No. 1 receiver. Watkins reunites with former Bills teammate Robert Woods, both of whom will likely hang out on the bench all night.