McCoy Draws A Line In The Sand

October 31st, 2013

Gerald McCoy talks about not being “evil” and how his style irked Bucs coaches

Yesterday evening on WDAE-AM 620, Gerald McCoy was his usual entertaining and insightful self during his Buccaneers Radio Network show (following the JoeBucsFan hour) — until McCoy got on a rant about how he will not tolerate his sportsmanship style being questioned.

It seems McCoy had firm in-your-face time with Bucs’ assistants Bryan Cox and Randy Melvin about the subject.

“I had my D-line coaches get on to me the other day,” McCoy explained. “Well, not get on to me, try to get on to me. There’s no way they’re going to get on to me for this. They got upset with me because I helped somebody up [in the game.] So what! I don’t care. Kiss my butt. Listen, if I want to help somebody, I’m going help somebody up. Because right on the next play I’m going to knock him down again. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.

“That doesn’t change how hard I play. As long as in between the whistles I’m not helping anybody up, it doesn’t matter. So what if I help them off the ground? ‘Good job; we’re out here competing. But as soon as they snap the ball, I’m going to kill you again.’

“There’s nothing wrong with that. Everybody’s not like that. If you don’t want to be like that, keep it to yourself. I don’t care. I don’t go tell them, ‘Hey, you’re not doing this. You’re not doing that.’ I don’t care. Everybody does what they do. If I help somebody up, get over it. Get over it.”

McCoy shared these feelings shortly after he was criticized by a fan caller who told McCoy several times that he doesn’t have enough “dawg” in him.

Last year’s Pro Bowl honor and strong play this season from Gerald McCoy are not enough for many McCoy observers. They want a defensive tackle who eats nails and spits fire.

“People think I play relentless and I’m really talented; they just think I’m not evil. That’s ok,” McCoy said.

“I don’t take that personally at all. That’s been said by more than just him. N0.99 tells me that on a regular basis. Sapp tells me that all the time. My wife has told me that. So I don’t take it personal. I don’t know.”

“I don’t have to be angry to play. When I get angry, that’s when I make mistakes. And that’s when I can’t be at my best. But I don’t think [the fan caller] is talking about playing. It’s hard to explain.”

Joe finds all this talk about McCoy not being nasty enough to be just plain silly. All kinds of personalities have been great football players. The late Lee Roy Selmon and Warren Sapp likely couldn’t have been more different.

But it is interesting that New Schiano Order coaches were on him for helping guys up recently. Surely, this isn’t the first time they’ve seen McCoy offer a helping hand over the past 25 games. It sounds like tensions are running high. Perhaps that will help the Bucs win a game.

47 Responses to “McCoy Draws A Line In The Sand”

  1. Rick Fueyo Says:

    Abe Gibron has the same criticism of Lee Roy Selmon – not mean enough.

    So Gerald is in good company.

  2. Paul Says:

    The whole coaching staff is abysmal. Ruining players every day. Every one is regressing badly.

  3. D-Rome Says:

    Joe finds all this talk about McCoy not being nasty enough to be just plain silly

    Completely agreed! His coaches need to shut their collective pieholes in regards to helping people up. McCoy will be here far longer than they will be.

  4. chickster Says:

    wow these coaches are searching

  5. OB Says:

    Joe why are the coaches not getting on the ones that NOT knocking anyone down instead of getting after one who is knocking them down?

    Why would you think they’re not?–Joe

    If you knock them down first and want to help them up so be it but knock them down first

    We keep the coaches until we have the first or second pick, then knock them down.

  6. k_bassuka Says:

    So Schiano can be all happy and sh!t about his job but non of his staff can? Well thats fair that’s what all HC do right… How about worrying about fixing the scheme instead of wasting time looking at what the players do when it doesnt count…

  7. Biff Barker Says:

    If the other 80% of the team played as “nice” as GMC, we’d be 5-2.
    Piss on these coaches.

  8. Luther Says:

    I have no problem with him helping a player up as long as it’s not during the 2 offense.

  9. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    ” It sounds like tensions are running high. Perhaps that will help the Bucs win a game.”

    Well it certainly won’t be the offense, defense, special teams, or coaching. So I hope you’re right!

  10. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    So now sportsmanship, which has been considered a fine attribute for thousands of years, is suddenly a negative one?

    I highly respect people who can do a difficult job while still maintaining their integrity. I DO NOT have respect for people who lose their cool, can’t handle their emotions and have no personal integrity.

    McCoy is one of the very few bright spots on this abysmal team and he should be congratulated for being a hell of a player as well as a man, not bitched at by ignorant coaches. I’m losing respect for this coaching staff more and more every day.

  11. BirdDoggers Says:

    McCoy has the combination of being a good player and sportsmanship. What’s wrong with that? Would the coaches rather deal with a player like Suh, always drawing attention to himself for unsportsman like play?

  12. crayhopper Says:

    A little show of sportmanship and class never hurt anybody. Let’s let McCoy stay true to himself. Funny how we all hated Sapp’s brutish behavior while he was playing and now we look at him as the template since he went into the HOF. Remember when Sapp sent a friend to provide blood for a paternity test? Remember all the times he practically spit on kids looking for an autograph? And wasn’t Sapp just arrested for hitting a woman? Sapp is talented and funny but as a human being he leaves a lot to be desired!

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    “How about worrying about fixing the scheme”

    k_bassuka …even if they had a desire to fix the schemes, they are not capable of doing so. Sad.

  14. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    If we had a team full of players with McCoy’s talent, dedication and personality we’d be in the Super Bowl.

  15. Greg Smithwick Says:

    Glad to see so many of us IMMEDIATELY remembered Selmon doing this same thing, throughout his HALL OF FAME career.

    Shaking my head at these coaches.

  16. []_[]Buc Says:

    “I had my D-line coaches get on to me the other day,”

    “N0.99 tells me that on a regular basis. Sapp tells me that all the time. My wife tells me that.

    Sounds like they just want him to be “nasty” it has nothing to do about specifically helping an individual up.

    99 is no Schiano man though, but I could only deduce from the above quotes that Cox was just using that as an example of an instance where he wasn’t appearing “nasty” on field like Sapp has pointed out.

    I love McCoy though, and I would say he keep being you bro.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    “Would the coaches rather deal with a player like Suh, always drawing attention to himself for unsportsman like play?”

    BirdDoggers …they already have one, his name is Dashon Goldson.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL PRB….Sapp would have been sent packing by Schiano by his 2nd season.

  19. Ruggyup Says:

    The only thing with dawg missing is the front office.

  20. Chef Paul Says:

    So the soft attitude McCoy told his coaches to kiss his ass. So that’s twice in a week McCoy had a little bit of an attitude about him. Revis told Schiano he didn’t like the way he was being used. Wide receivers staying in bounds in the fourth quarter last week. Defense has allowed 31 points three weeks in a row.

    Does everybody still think there is no evidence of the players quitting on this staff? Little by little, player by player, week by week. This team is pretty darn close to quitting on these coaches Raheem style.

  21. []_[]Buc Says:

    lol 1987

    More like Sapp would have personally run him out jajaja

  22. THETRUTH Says:

    McCoy has been one to show up every game, numbers dont always show that, but I keep eye just on him alot and he blows up the middle most of the time, we just have NO ONE on the outside (DE) to make a play…

    Joe , correct me if im wrong but
    didnt the great Reggie White help others up all the time ?

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    He’s a fine young BEAST!

    Keep it up Gerald, as long as it is between the whistles. You and Lavonte are the couple bright spots on the team.

    The D line coaches have more pressing issues at hand than GMC’s demeanor and sportsmanship. Gerald earns the respect of players and coaches all around the league.

    I bet 31 other teams would take him in a heartbeat.

  24. Just A Juggalo Says:

    Did anyone else fall out of their chair when he said he actually had a wife?

    FLBoy said, “If we had a team full of players with McCoy’s talent, dedication and personality we’d be in the Super Bowl.”

    If we had a team full of players like McCoy, they would be called the Joffrey Ballet.

    Bryan Cox may be the only competent coach but he is hardly a positive role model. He wouldn’t be able to play in today’s NFL.

  25. Keith Says:

    Selmon and McCoy both played at Oklahoma and grew up there. Little more classy in those parts.

  26. Oahubuc Says:

    McCoy is one of the few things I love about this team currently. Sportsmanship and class are dying. I hope he is a Buc for life and that Captain Caveman and his staff of chumps are gone sooner than later.

  27. Justin Says:

    McCoy probably got graded down on the play where he helped up an opposing player when he didnt have to. This has been going on for years.

    Now, I dont know this issue McCoy and the coaches are beefing about specifically. Was McCoy going out of his way to help opposing players off the ground? If so, then yes I can understand coaches getting a little upset.

    Every ounce of energy counts in a football game. Every ounce. If you spend half the game picking up 300 lb lineman off the ground, its wasted energy. It can be the difference between you making a play late in the game or getting beat by the slightest of margins. At least thats what I was told.

    I wouldnt be getting on McCoy for helping up a guy here or there. It has to happen sometimes.

  28. GBG Says:

    Sounds like coach Cox is busting McCoy’s stones, I don’t see this as ineptitude on his part, not more than I see it as Cox trying to instill some of that nastiness he displayed as a player into Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle Gerald McCoy. McCoy is a monster, anybody with 1 good eye can see that, and compared to the rest of the players he lines up next to, he’s a man amongst mice. They need to be egging Bowers on, or busy getting Steve Means and/or Gholston on some sort of fast track, as both draft picks have been tardy to the 2013 campaign. P

  29. Joe Says:

    Buc:

    Why in the hell would you want Mike Lombardi??? And Mike Holmgren as a GM??? Please! Just because you recognize a name doens’t mean they are worth a s(p)it.

    (Before you start with Holmgren was GM in Seattle, his right hand front office man was a guy named Ted Thompson who is now perhaps the best GM in the NFL.)

  30. []_[]Buc Says:

    Wrong thread Joe

    And I really don’t have to explain anything to you.

    Just my opinion

    You can google possible GM’s of the future and see their names pop up as suggestions by other sources as well.

    I won’t “start with anything” it’s not necessary lol

  31. Andrew 1 Says:

    for me personally, I dont like it when our players help the opposing team’s players up. but if he wants to, then thats alright.

  32. Joe Says:

    Wrong thread Joe

    And I really don’t have to explain anything to you.

    Just my opinion

    You can google possible GM’s of the future and see their names pop up as suggestions by other sources as well.

    I won’t “start with anything” it’s not necessary lol

    IF you are cutting and pasting from fools, well, you know the end of that sentence.

    A three-year old can find names. Giving some rationale why said name would be a good hire would be nice. Otherwise, you are just trolling.

  33. []_[]Buc Says:

    Not cutting and pasting just giving an opinion like anyone else.

    Your opinion that they are fools is just that, an opinion.

    Just because “Joe says” means nothing more than anyone else.

    I won’t get reel’d in anymore.

    Professionally insult me all you want.

  34. SteveK Says:

    Joe Says:
    October 31st, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    Buc:

    Why in the hell would you want Mike Lombardi??? And Mike Holmgren as a GM??? Please! Just because you recognize a name doens’t mean they are worth a s(p)it.

    (Before you start with Holmgren was GM in Seattle, his right hand front office man was a guy named Ted Thompson who is now perhaps the best GM in the NFL.)
    ______________________________________________________________

    24-47 is WHY we want the change, Joe. C’mon man, your “Rock Star” is NOT all that.

    Lombardi is related to the guy who the Super Bowl trophy is named after, better resume than Dom.

    Holmgren won a Super Bowl, and took another team to the big dance…

    Dominick hasn’t given us playoffs, nor any improvement from when he took over.

    2013 ends, and we are defeated on the year, then the GM must go.

    How can a GM be justified to have 2 coaching hires, when the HC doesn’t even get to pick 1 QB?

    Dom is toast.

  35. Bobby Says:

    “How about worrying about fixing the scheme instead of wasting time looking at what the players do when it doesnt count…”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Yep!

  36. Pewter_Power Says:

    I’m surprised he hasn’t gone off on the coaches before now considering they are constantlymisusing his talent with their Iidiotic schemes. Hayward shouldve knocked Cox out last year.

  37. SteveK Says:

    What is the point of having Gerald McCoy, if he has to stunt, and not pass rush/penetrate?

    Our scheme is jacked up.

  38. Chris Says:

    He’s overrated. 3rd overall pick. Really?

  39. Chef Paul Says:

    I just figured out what happened. Schiano, during his hours of loving his work, and enjoying his free Coke, watched through his big brother spy cam, that GMC was being too friendly to the competition during a loss. Probably noticed his big bright smile with his helmet on and blew a fuse. “Nobody gets to enjoy themselves except me and my little boy crush Glennon” he thought to himself. He then told Cox to put an end to it or he was going to give him a first hand look of what the holocaust was like.

  40. OB Says:

    Joe, you asked what makes me think that the coaches are not after those that are not knocking anyone down?

    Because they are still starting and not knocking anyone down. Now I don’t know if the scheme is for them to play the way they do, but when I see players week after week not doing it and they are still playing something is wrong. You keep replacing those not doing their job until you find one that does.

  41. jo mama Says:

    If your coach says something you better do it.

    if your coach is Bryan Cox you better freaken do it.

    bryan cox is one of the greats, if you follow his coaching he will make you better.

    helping people up has the same effect potential as the “butterfly effect”.

  42. jo mama Says:

    Don’t use terms like; battle, war, fight to describe your football play if you are going to help them up after you knock them down.

    maybe you can choose to help people up after you have a winning record.

  43. jo mama Says:

    Fyi I lost all respect for mccoy after he asked madonna for a kiss in a press conference at the super bowl.

    But it was the way he asked. Like a pussy….

    brian cox would have asked for a kiss like a boss.

  44. MTM Says:

    Does Gerald make any splash plays? The double team excuse is BS. Gerald is another over rated 1st round draft pick by Skid Mark.
    Bennett made Skid Mark look bad so he had to go. I understand the criticism when your not making ANY plays and he feels the need to help up opposing players.

    Nobody in the league is scared of the Bucs D-line. As the self proclaimed leader of the defense Gerald has a soft demeanor. The Bucs need a nasty mentality on defense.

  45. John W Says:

    With Lane Kiffen looking for work and Dave Wannstedt already on the Bucs payroll, getting rid of Schiano is a no brainer.

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