“I Couldn’t Have Left Under Better Terms”

June 17th, 2010

Bucs beat writer Tom Balog, of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, was is in midseason form last night as he took a biting look at whether Chucky cost former Bucs general manager Rick McKay a spot in the Bucs Ring of Honor alongside his dad.

Balog slammed the legal profession and kept on firing.

Naturally, McKay had a spit-and-polished answer at the ready.

  “I couldn’t have left under better terms,” McKay said.

 What was that?

 ”I felt very comfortable with the timing of it,” McKay said. “What was necessary for me and where I thought the Bucs were and where the Bucs were going to go.”

 You mean, to hell in handbasket, Rich? Because that’s where the Buccaneers are still trying to escape from now, seven years post-Rich McKay era.


McKay, now the Falcons president, was at One Buc Palace yesterday talking to the media about all things John McKay, who will enter the Ring of Honor when the Bucs play the Falcons in December in their throwback uniforms.

With that “I couldn’t have left under better terms” line, it almost sounds like McKay wants everyone to know he wouldn’t mind his old job back one day.

11 Responses to ““I Couldn’t Have Left Under Better Terms””

  1. JimBuc Says:

    Unless the commissioner’s office is moved to RayJay, he’s not coming back.

  2. Patrick Says:

    Maybe the falcons could “trade” McKay to the Bucs just like the Raiders “traded” Gruden to the Bucs. I would take him back as the GM anyday.

  3. Patrick Says:

    lol without giving up 2 first round picks of course!

  4. Kirk Says:

    Everybody wants to go back in time. The man is gone and ain’t coming back. Leave it alone. Are we gonna start the old Dungy vs Gruden horror stories again?

  5. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    I can think of better terms he could have left under….

  6. lightningbuc Says:

    I heard he was forced out because he had gained too much weight. He needs to lose about 40 pounds to be eligible for re-hire. This was, however, told to me off the record.

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    But resigned to a one year tender, not a long term contract( cause he might turn into a fat ass again)

  8. BucForce Says:

    He left us in salary cap hell that took years to dig our from under. He’s already been forced out of the GM role in Atlanta. I’ll pass…

  9. Lakeland Bob Says:

    He also tried to hire Marvin Lewis before Gruden,but the Glazers stepped in and vetoed it.

  10. the_buc_realist Says:

    Look at the 2 coaches he brought to Atlanta. Jim Mora Jr and Bobby Petrino. How great was those years for the Bucs, And he wiffed on Draft picks and Free Agents. Take away Tim Ruskell and Jerry Angelo, Mckay has had no success.

  11. RustyRhino Says:

    I agree Realist he has yet to really do anything in Atlanta.

    It took years for us to get out from the salary cap mess he left us with, wonder if this was what he was talking about here “What was necessary for me and where I thought the Bucs were and where the Bucs were going to go.” He did have a way of surrounding himself with good assistants Tim Ruskell and Jerry Angelo to name a few. Lost them and….?