Gerald McCoy: 3 reasons he should choose the Baltimore Ravens
3. The Perfect Situation for McCoy:
The Baltimore Ravens could give McCoy the perfect situation to up his sack numbers. There are too types of sacks. There are sacks from great pressure where a player flies off the edge or a perfect blitz is called; and there are coverage sacks where the quarterback has no options and is forced to hold onto the ball. McCoy would get some of the coverage sacks forced by the Ravens top of the line secondary. McCoy has come close to a 10 sack season a couple of times. The Ravens forcing coverage sacks could end up being what he needs to have that 10 sack year.
The Ravens have a talented defensive line, but that talent is mostly geared towards space eating run defense. McCoy would provide inside pass rush. If he gets just five or six sacks, the Ravens pass rush will be that much more formidable. Pressure inside could be a secret weapon for the defense that could knock their opponents’ timing off. This could lead to more turnovers. The fact that the Ravens are working so hard on wooing McCoy to a deal shows you that he is a player they covet. If the Ravens have a plan to make him a difference maker, they’re not just in this for a luxury signing.
In summary, the Ravens are a great organization. They have a proven ability to be competitive on a yearly basis. Baltimore is one of the best set ups for players in the NFL and the area is rather appealing. Finally, the defense gives the Ravens a chance to be a contender. McCoy would only make that more true. Gerald McCoy is going to get paid in the same range no matter where he goes. Baltimore should be an appealing fit for him.