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Gerald McCoy says he's approaching his ninth training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the same way he has all the others.

The six-time Pro Bowl selection really doesn't feel there's any reason to change because attitude is a big part of his success.

"I always try and stay in the rookie mindset Authentic Troy Niklas Jersey , always willing to learn more, knowing I can learn more, and just do my best to learn more," the 29-year-old defensive tackle said.

"I'm not Gerald McCoy. I'm No. 93 on a 91-man roster, trying to make the team. Once I make the team, then I'll be Gerald McCoy. ... Until then, I'm just another guy trying to make the team."

It's not the first time a player of his stature has claimed the same thing, but there's no disputing the 6-foot-4, 300-pound McCoy's desire to get better and help the Bucs re-emerge as contenders.

Tampa Bay has missed the playoffs the past 10 seasons, the second-longest drought in the NFL behind the Cleveland Browns Cheap Dante Pettis Jersey , who haven't earned a playoff berth since 2002.

McCoy, who has 48陆 career sacks and has been selected to play in six consecutive Pro Bowls, was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft.

Personal success, however, has been bittersweet.

A year ago, Tampa Bay's defense ranked at or near the bottom of league rankings in several key categories, including passing, total yards and points allowed, as well as sacks and third-down efficiency.

General manager Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter are counting on the trend changing after upgrading around McCoy with the offseason acquisition of veteran defensive linemen Jason Pierre-Paul, Beau Allen Cheap Brian Allen Jersey , Vinny Curry and Mitch Unrein, as well as first-round draft pick Vita Vea.

Pierre-Paul had 58陆 sacks over the past eight seasons with the New York Giants. Allen and Curry were productive members of a deep defensive line rotation that helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl last winter, while Unrein was part of Denver's AFC championship team five years ago. Vea was the 12th pick of the draft.

Understandably, McCoy is excited.

"We brought in four new guys that have all played in a Super Bowl, and three of them have won it. That's a lot of experience. Guys who know what to do and how to do it 鈥?do it the right way," the ninth-year pro said.

"Just the (defensive line) room overall is different, a lot of experience, and a lot of knowledge. Guys bouncing ideas off of each other, things you've never heard before. ... It's only just going to make us great in the long run," McCoy added. "But Olivier Rodrigue Oilers Jersey , we've got a lot of work to do."

Curry, who started every game for the Eagles last season, said the linemen are building chemistry and learning more and more about each other every day in practice.

"My biggest thing is I'm telling everyone: winning is contagious," Curry said.

"It's the National Football League, everybody is good," Curry added. "It comes down to discipline and how bad do you want it."

McCoy is doing his part, too.

In addition to picking the brains of the veteran newcomers, he has been spending extra time after practice helping some of the younger players trying to earn jobs.

McCoy recalls the early years of his career, when there weren't any experienced defensive linemen on the team to take him under their wings.

"I can honestly say I had no help. When I say help, I mean guidance as far as how to play this (pro) game Youth Jihad Ward Jersey , at least from a defensive line standpoint," McCoy said. "I don't want any D-linemen to come through Tampa, while I'm here, and be able to say that. ... I never want guys to have to experience what I did."
Four men are charged with murder and kidnapping in a slaying that police in Alabama say is linked to the killing of a former Green Bay Packers player.

Former Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray was shot to death Monday in a killing sheriff's officials believe was linked to the drug trade. They say 21-year-old Darryl Thomas was found dead of bullet wounds the next day.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says friends of the 25-year-old Gray believe Thomas killed him, and Thomas was killed in retaliation.

Capital murder charges were filed in Thomas' death Thursday against 27-year-old Aeriol Lasean Barbee of Hoover; 24-year-old Cortez Clark-Johnson of Center Point; 22-year-old Myzel Contest Arbuckle of Birmingham; and 21-year-old Jalen McIntyre of Pinson.

Records aren't available to show whether the men have lawyers.

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