Gerald McCoy Is Geeked!

April 22nd, 2010

New Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy appeared live with “The Commissioner,” Justin Pawlowski of WDAE-AM Thursday night to discuss his boyhood dream: Being drafted by the Tampa Bay Bucs.

McCoy could barely contain his excitement.

“I love it… I love it… I love it!”

McCoy couldn’t wait to get to Tampa Bay and begin work.

“It’s been a whirlwind of things going on but I have had a lot of fun and can now relax for a couple of hours but I have a new home in Tampa Bay.

“I grew up a Tampa Bay fan and of course a Warren Sapp fan. I wore his number in Little League. I can’t wait to get it going and play in the Tampa-2.

“The style I played in college is a Tampa-2. It’s very similar to what the Bucs now play. I am a pass rusher and this [defense] gives me the chance to get to the passer. That’s what I plan on doing.

“Honestly, I didn’t know who was going to pick me. I was hoping to go to Tampa Bay. It’s a great opportunity. I can’t wait to get it going.

[Raheem the Dream] “called me and he said, “We’re going to trade back to get you… nah, I am just teasing,” McCoy said of how he found out he was a new member of the Bucs.

“Everything you have seen from the media and on film of me, that is the player you will get. That is what I plan to bring to Tampa Bay.

“I can’t wait to get it going. We’re going to get it. We’re going back to the Promised Land baby. I will be in Tampa first thing in the morning.”

11 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Is Geeked!”

  1. Will Reed Says:

    Do your thing brother bring back the pride 2 Tampa defence

  2. big007hed Says:

    I heard the interview, he sounded so excited to be a Buc!!! Bring it McCoy!!!

  3. Louie Says:

    I tell you what he loves: not having to pay state income tax!

  4. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Welcome to Tampa Gerald! You had me crying with you over the loss of your Mom 2 years ago. How proud she would have been to see her Son in a Tampa Bay Uniform.

  5. Formerbuc Says:

    Dear Todd Wash,
    You have been handed a gift. A block of clay, if you will, to be molded into a work of art. The task beset upon you is a daunting one. I have been very critical of late in your abilities as a teacher, a motivator of men. I want you to prove me wrong. Prove to all of us that we are short-sided in our evaluation of your body of work. Show us you truly do belong on a professional field, and not some pee-wee sand lot with a parent screaming in your ear. Godspeed Mr. Wash! Please St. Mary of Joseph DONT SCREW THIS UP!

  6. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Hovan ,
    you better buckle that chin-strap and put on about 20 exra pounds…you are our only hope of stopping the run now…

  7. Joe Says:

    Radio Mushmouth:

    Hovan might need some new facepaint.

  8. Dave Says:


    ?????? McCoy is good against the run. He is not the stout NT , he is the quick penetrating type who will shed blockers and disrupt.

    Stick STOUT Roy Miller next to him and the DT starting pair is set for the next decade.

    Now they need to get a DE in round 2.

  9. Eric Says:

    Carlos Dunlap?

  10. Jameson Says:

    I love it, too, Gerald! Welcome to Tampa!

    And the glimmers of hope emerge… Yo Dom! Carlos Dunlap, please!

  11. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Now that I’ve had time to sleep on the pick I feel better….I think I just had Post-losing-suh depression syndrome last night.

    We damn well better get Golden Tate in round 2 , however.