JPP Ready To Follow GMC

June 13th, 2018

GMC’s defense, JPP claims.

It’s Gerald McCoy’s defense. That is, until someone suggests otherwise.

And until that time, new Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is more than happy to follow GMC’s lead because JPP acknowledged he’s entering GMC’s lair.

When JPP was asked yesterday if he would be a leader of the defense along with GMC, JPP seemed to defer the question to the guy who has been residing in the big dog’s house the past eight years.

“That’s a good question right there, man,” JPP said about taking over the defense. “No, but obviously Gerald’s been the guy here and I’m all for falling behind him and we’re going to do it together, man.

“I’m a guy, I don’t really speak much. Everybody sees my effort and stuff from my play and my football game. I’m not a vocal leader, man. That’s something I’ve never been, you just see it in my game, my effort.”

Sometimes, Joe think all this talk about leaders is what Hall of Fame linebacker Jack Ham described it as.

“Rhetoric.”

Rather than going out and trying to find folks to follow, just go out and make tackles, make interceptions, cause fumbles, do your job.

Crown whoever you want as a leader. Joe is more interested in results — and wins — than empty titles.

64 Responses to “JPP Ready To Follow GMC”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Jameis & Kwon are the respective leaders of their units…..they both have the outgoing charisma necessary for leadership……Players like LVD & JPP are leaders by example….quiet but very important pieces…..I’m expecting a great deal from JPP….we all should. Doesn’t mean it will happen but we should expect it.

  2. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Id be fine w GMC as the leader if he would not talk, but the guy comes off as phony all the time and combine it with bad defenses then you get the anger aimed at 93

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Let your play do the talking! Amen!

  4. Buc50 Says:

    If he puts up 15 sacks…it’s his defense

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Don’t kid yourself. Lavonte David leads this defense.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Or was it Brent Grimes? Hmmm

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    Last year it was Nobody

  8. Buc believer Says:

    If it’s his defense then rge 2-14-1 prediction comes true and everyone gets fired!

  9. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    yeah, someone who skips out on team practicing is not going to be a leader on this team.

    Maybe show up like you [email protected] want to be on this team and that you want to win a championship, and you will have the respect needed to be a leader.

    Until then gtfo of here with that nonsense

  10. SteelStudBuc Says:

    GMC is not a leader and neither is Kwon.
    Look at the results… nuff said. Case and point.

  11. martinii Says:

    IMO all this crap about who is the leader or who should be the leader, or who should be the leader after this guy is done being the leader is a lot of BS. I am more concerned if a player can throw a good pass, make a tackle, catch the ball, block, run farther than 2 yards a try. Football is a team sport, the coach or OC or DC, or D-line coach need to lead the team. The other 53 Guys need to know how to play their position and how to collectivly win games. Tired of all this “Whose the Leader,? BS. This is what you waste your time on in the offseason, “Oh sh*t our leader broke his leg, the season is over.

  12. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    The only place anyone has ever or will ever follow that clown is to the nfc south basement title.

  13. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    BigMac

    Would that be the same lvd who has not played a complete season since schiano. He has had Slow starts every year. Would it also be the same lvd who stated out of his own mouth he and the defense can’t recover after bad calls or big plays. Lvd is a good player but not a leader in any way shape or form. the reason this defense is so soft and cant hold leads is both team captains on defense have zero credibility as leaders and neither understand how to win in NFL. Results prove it. Popularity does not make one great or a leader.

  14. Bucsfan951 Says:

    At tmaxi/reality: mmm, David played all of 2015 and was even in the pro bowl. Played all of 2016 as well. In fact, he’s missed 5 games in 6 season. Once again, throwing numbers out of your arse. Did you make a phone call to your poor kids yet, maxi?

  15. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    951

    Cleary your dumb arse can’t read… slow starts… fact. Never said he missed games. Complete season means showing up every game in top form which he has not done since schiano.

    Pro bowls are less than meaningless

  16. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Tmaxi: where are your stats to back up your assumption? You didn’t answer the question I asked… have you called your kids yet and tell them sorry?

  17. BringBucsBack Says:

    Can we all agree that who or whatever has been “leading”, especially on this defense, should be changed, transformed or replaced?

    Where is our Hardy Nickerson?

  18. Bucsfanman Says:

    martinii- I have to agree with your statement. I don’t need someone to rah-rah the team. These are supposed to be professionals. Make a tackle, make a play, worry about your assignment.
    People want GMC to be something that only exists in their minds. The best way to lead is by example and the only consistent producer on that d-line has been GMC.
    Enough talking. Nobody cares who the leader is. Just play the game and win.

  19. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Also, you said “Would that be the same lvd who has not played a complete season since schiano. He has had Slow starts every year.“ How is someone supposed to know you meant that a slow start equals not playing? Good god, even your grammar sucks just as bad as your parenting skills. Plz do your kids a favor and call them and tell them sorry for being a horrible dad. Maybe send them money so they can seek a psychologist. Those poor kids 🙁

  20. Buccernutter Says:

    Does anybody actually respect what reality is a Tmax says? It’s only negative so I doubt it.

    Real talk though. You spend all day here bashing a team you love. Is there anything you like about us or any player? Do you work? How’s your sex robot?

  21. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    951

    Another butthurt fanboy afraid of reality. Lvd and the clown are good players hardly great and definitely not leaders. Spending thier entire careers making excuses while in the basement is all the proof and stats you need. Wins and Lombardi trophies are all that matter

  22. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Buccernutter

    Respect is earned on the field not on paper. This franchise has not had any respect since sapp walked out of the door. When they earn respect on the field the negativity will cease. Until then they are nothing more than excuse making heartless losers

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    that’s not what I wanted to hear…..rather have JPP say, “yeah, im a leader on this defense….so is curry…so is allen….we all have SB rings….GMC needs to follow us….we know what it takes”…..

    but it is what it is…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!….#PRESSURESONTHECOACHES!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  24. RJBucnut Says:

    Hey Joe what do u guys make of JPP’s response to Jenna Laines question if DL coach Buckner reached out to him? I think he said who cares? Is there a rift between thhe two we don’t know about?

  25. Bucsfan951 Says:

    You’re just another internet troll who doesn’t have ANY facts to back up their opinion. You’re a keyboard tough guy who in life, is just a weak person. I call guys like you eff boys because guys LIKE ME just sit there and screw with you and you won’t do anything about it. You’re such a tool that you got kicked off this site for a little bit and you got a new IP address and a new name so you can come back on. That’s how pathetic you are in your life. I already have you pegged, tmaxi. Divorced. Child support. 2-3 dogs. No girlfriend. Few friends. Probably a double wide (I had to grow up in one). STOP throwing your opinion out there with zero facts unless you want to be called out for it. NOW MAKE THE PHONE CALL TO YOUR POOR KIDS!!!

  26. Lamarcus Says:

    JPP mailing it in already???

  27. Buccernutter Says:

    Reality you didn’t answer my question. Are you saying because we lost 11 games you don’t have one good thing to say about this squad? You didn’t when we were 9-7 either.

    So you literally spend all day on jbf talking bad about every aspect of our team? Sounds depressing.

  28. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax/Reality is I have to buy strippers – here’s the difference between you, a GMC hater, and the rest of us, who aren’t deluded. Speaking for myself and some others, it’s evident GMC isn’t a great leader. It’s also evident that he’s a good player and teammate and many/most teams would be delighted to have him as a cog on their D line. I don’t care what he’s paid, it’s not my money (or yours) and people above my pay grade in the NFL happily signed off on it. GMC didn’t anoint himself a leader. He’s been the best player on a terrible D line for a while now. Kind of like being the tallest midget. Or in your case the smartest retard.

  29. Steven007 Says:

    951, you NAILED it man!

  30. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    951

    No facts… really so gmc and lvd have not spent the majority of careers in nfc south basement???

    So gmc was not the captain for all the blowouts and blown leads???

    No facts really, so this team has been competitive over the last decade plus???

    You cant handle facts.

  31. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Bucnutter

    There is not a single positive to be said when your team has not won a meaningful game in nearly 2 decades

  32. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Why did you make a new name and IP address for, tmaxi? Are you that desperate to come back to this site? What’s the deal with that?

  33. Steven007 Says:

    951, he’s using a proxy server. All internet trolls are well versed with that strategy.

  34. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    You conspiracy nuts afraid of reality are hilarious. Now tell mommy its time for your meds and a nap.

  35. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Tmaxi!!! You’re the only one who has the grammar level of a first grader! Nobody uses fanboy or butthurt. ONLY YOU!!! You talk about being a man. Now man up and admit it. No conspiracy theories. It’s fact! You’re tmaxi!!! The biggest troll on this site. Come out of the closet already!!! I bet you’ll feel good once you do 😉 might even make a friend or two in the process 😉

  36. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax/Reality is I have to buy strippers –

    No conspiracy. Dude, you’re so transparent and unsophisticated you couldn’t even fool posters on a football blog. Joe’s no idiot; he knows who you are and he doesn’t mind the additional clicks from this type of sparring (eyes on advertisers). But don’t think he’s not watching to see that you don’t repeat the worst of your known behaviors. We’re just calling your sad and obvious arse out repeatedly. Deal with it. Or create yet another moniker and change your tune. But that would require a modicum of intelligence which you CLEARLY lack. Now why don’t YOU go back to your Jameson and strippers, Felicia.

  37. '74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Reality – simple yes or no answer please. Are you Tmax?

  38. 813bucboi Says:

    steven & 951

    don’t argue with fools because people from a distance cant tell who’s who…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!….#PRESSURESONTHECOACHES!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  39. Howard Cosell Says:

    Tmax is basically right, his approach is just a little abrasive.

    No meaningful wins and a record that rivals the Browns.
    Howard has PTSD from watching the Bucs for the last 15 years.

  40. Bucsfan951 Says:

    813

    If people can’t figure out who’s the fool and who’s the person calling the fool out, then that person is the fool!

  41. Steven007 Says:

    813, it’s a conversation not an argument. At least I consider it a conversation. Softie Trollmax might think differently because his precious Jameson tinged, female rejected feelings are hurt. I know you’re no GMC fan but you’re not delusional and idiotic about it. Even DB55, aside from his 6’4″ 299 lbs blind spot known as GMC has good, reasonable takes about the rest of the team like you do. Even I’m not a huge GMC fan with the difference being I realize he is far, far from the problem on this team and with the right supporting cast could be a difference maker. But as you say often these days, no more excuses.

  42. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    The only fools are those who buy into another offseason of hype. You losers keep giving free pass after free pass to these career losers and owners who have no intention of fielding a competitive product. History proves this.

    Keep drinking the kool aid. Dumbarses like you are the same fools who drank jim jones kool aid

  43. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax/Reality-is-I-have-to-buy-strippers –

    Who’s getting a free pass? What does that even mean? No one on this team gets a “free pass”. With the exception of a few new FA’s they are all “career losers” according to your deluded parameters, even your beloved Jameis (not to mention Aaron Donald, Suh, Atkins, etc). As for the owners, this ownership group is the one responsible for a SB. I know, that was Malcolm not the kids, right? The kids have spent/wasted more money than their father ever did. They want to win. And if we were the same fools who drank the JJ kool aid we wouldn’t be around to rip you a new one repeatedly and lovingly, idiot. You lose IQ points with each post. Please keep at it.

  44. JimmyJack Says:

    Dang bro you are so very dumb that you don’t even understand your own team…..the same team that you are recorded as following 352 days per year.

    Oh yes, you’ll get mad at me. But remember, you are the one calling out the owners for not trying. There’s a fact for ya.

  45. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @tmaxi: who said I’m buying in? Who said I’m giving them a free pass? I’ve never said anything of that. There you go trying to sound smart and connect the dots (that aren’t there). Go back to printing T-shirt’s! CALL YOUR KIDS!!!

  46. Steven007 Says:

    951, lol.

  47. Buccernutter Says:

    At some point Tmax has got to realize everyone is laughing at him and he truly is the dumbest bucs fan on this site.

  48. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    You ladies are hilarious. I Love pushing buttons of little people. The reactions are as predictable as my gmc rants. No substance just low standard losers who accept and justify failure.

  49. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax/Reality-is-I-have-to-buy-strippers –

    Umm, no button pushing here, son. We’re having fun! Can’t you feel it? Ah, you’d have to have feelings first. Too numb from your beloved Jameson. No wonder you love Jameis – his name is SO close to Jameson! You’re such a simpleton. Ok, to clarify, you’re not pushing buttons. Our reaction is one of amusing engagement, kind of like when an adult plays with a child on the playground. It’s a charitable act; an act of kindness. We’re giving you attention which you adore and quite clearly do not get from females you aren’t paying. Just admit it. Also, see Bucnutter’s post above. That’s really the crux of it.

  50. 813bucboi Says:

    steven

    yeah, most keep it reasonable regarding GMC…..tmaxi/beotch just takes it over the top…..imo, you and 951 are too smart to go back and forth with him…..but it is entertaining….lol….

    951

    tmaxi/beotch is 100% a cat person…..lol….

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!…#PRESSURESONTHECOACHES!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!

  51. Steven007 Says:

    813, I’m glad you could see the fun we’re having. I thought it was obvious. The guy is such a buffoon! Cat person, haha…

  52. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Oh so very wrong ladies… keep going its pretty funny. And it does not change the fact your super hero is a soft career loser

  53. Buccernutter Says:

    The main reason Tmax spends his life here is the idea that he pushes our buttons. Don’t ruin it for him, it’s the only thing that gets him out of bed in the morning. It would be sad to see what he’d become if he knew the truth.

    Look, it’s been so long since he’s spoke to a woman he thinks we’re ladies. Awwww

  54. Steven007 Says:

    Trollmax/Reality-is-I-have-to-buy-strippers –

    Wrong about what? And yes, I know it’s funny. Thanks for that Captain Obvious. But YOU’RE wrong about this. I have no superhero on this team. That said, the only soft career loser is the one that’s hiding behind your mask. You’re the keyboard coward who couldn’t stop posting. Please prove me right one more time. I’m waiting…

  55. Bucsfanman Says:

    Who would’ve thought that a story with GMC in the title could get hijacked?!!!
    It is slightly entertaining, admittedly. The only “beef” I have is with Steven007! What’s wrong with Jameson and strippers?!
    I digress!

  56. Steven007 Says:

    Bucsfanman, nothing wrong with that at all if that’s your thing, but if you remember that was one of Trollmax’s go tos when he was posting before his “ban”, hence my repeated call outs. He talked about it so much it became obvious that was his only female exposure, hence my hijacking of his “new” ridiculous name.

  57. DB55 Says:

    Reality

    Say one more thing about my favorite player and imma kick you in the shin.

    LVD is a beast!

  58. RODNEY Says:

    Thanks for the entertainment y’all got me lmmfao. “Tmax (Stan) why u so mad? Try to understand we do want u as a fan”-Eminem but Al this hate on 2 of our best defensive players really makes me wonder why u haven’t jumped ship. I mean there’s always Jax or Miami 😂😂😂😎

  59. Bucsfanman Says:

    DB55- How you liking the thought of LBs being free to hunt? Better d-line should eat up blockers. This is where those fast LBs should flourish.

    Steven007- I never saw the content that got him banned but heard it wasn’t pretty. He’ll need that Jameson to wash down that crow at the end of the season!

  60. DB55 Says:

    Bucfans

    Better dline? The jury is still out on that. I just need Kwon to wrap up. Honestly like to see Beckwith battle for the mlb spot. He also did a darn good job of rushing the passer last he from the DE position.

    Idk anymore, just win baby.

  61. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed on Kwon. Love his passion and motor, but he missed a lot of tackles last year.

    I would like to see LVD get back to his Schiano-form. Sorry DB but his play has not been nearly as good the last 2 years. Same with GMC (though he’s much older). I know they both had injuries and chit, but whatever.

    I do think the LBs have a better year this year simply because I think the line has to be improved. JPP is better than any DE we had last year, plain and simple. Curry, Allen, and Vita at the very least should make our run defense better (and hopefully help with the pass rush). If Spence can finally stay healthy, we know he can rush the passer.

    Let them linebackers free!

  62. BringBucsBack Says:

    When the Joes allow Tmax to return (as Tmax), does anyone believe that Reality disappears or will tmaxReality have to cut and paste for both personalities? I bet they become the closest of friends!

  63. DB55 Says:

    Unb

    You not watching tape b. The kid is consistent only difference is sacks and ints but he’s always near the ball making plays. Always!

  64. Reach87 Says:

    Joe, thanks for the article. Good to have a little insight from JPP. Also appreciate the opportunity for reality to keep spewing 100 % negative hate. Can’t wait for him to cross the line again with his personal attacks and get banned like when he was tmax. Keep it coming. Funny.