“I Appreciate The Panic”November 8th, 2012
Gerald McCoy loves Bucs fans. He adores them, almost as much as Chucky loves, well, everbody not named Clayton or Glazer.
McCoy heard the anguish and wild commentary of Bucs fans earlier this season, when the Bucs were losing painfully, in tight games they could have won.
And McCoy says he loved every minute of it, so he explained on the Buccaneers Radio Network last night on WDAE-AM 620.
“I think, you know, people panicked a little too early. But fans, that’s what we expect. You know, they’re fans. They’re fans. They’re concerned about their team,” McCoy said. “And honestly, if you’re hearing me say this, I appreciate it. I appreciate the panic because it means you care. But that’s where I step in or the team steps in and let’s you guys know, ‘relax.’ You know, relax, it’s a long season. And we can’t panic. We’re not allowed to. We have to stay the course, keep doing what we’re doing until things start to pan out and work the way, you know, we know they can work.”
McCoy went on to say the early games of this season were just “growin’ pains” and the team is now “really tickin'” and “clickin’.”
Joe was pleased to hear that McCoy understands what being a fan is all about.
McCoy must be enjoying anchoring the NFL’s best run defense, a nice middle finger to all his “fans” that were convinced he was a horrendous football player a few months ago.