McCoy Picks A New Nickname: Geraldini

June 2nd, 2010

Screw GMC or manbeast-in-waiting, Gerald McCoy has his own take on what his new nickname should be. 

McCoy tells The Oklahoman, his hometown paper, that he prefers “Geraldini.”

JC: So, if you could rewind and ask The Commish to use a nickname for you, what would it have been?

GM: Geraldini.

JC: Geraldini?

GM: It’s like Houdini. A lot of guys think they got me trapped just like they had Houdini, but I always find a way to get out of it.

Joe’s not planning to honor McCoy’s request anytime soon.

In the Q&A, McCoy goes on to talk about car shopping, big house shopping, and building a home for his dad.

As Joe wrote yesterday, nobody’s looser than McCoy. And that’s all good. Joe just hopes he earns an intimidating nickname on the field. Brees-stomper would be nice.

14 Responses to “McCoy Picks A New Nickname: Geraldini”

  1. LaughingCat Says:

    I kind of like GMC. He’s a big truck that cannot be stopped by conventional measures.

  2. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Joe…This question is unrelated to this article, but I’m hoping you can shed some light.

    McCoy and the rest of the rookies are not under contract yet, what happens if they were to be seriously hurt during OTA’s?

    I have always wondered about that….Thanks for keeping me updated out here on the West!!!

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like GMC too, but he’s in for a rude awakening. This ain’t college.

    Best Wishes

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    We could call him The Penetrator. HAHAHAHA Of course, Ward might think he’s dating a Kardashian.

  5. Joe Says:

    Steve From Oregon:

    Joe will look into it as he doesn’t want to post misinformation. Joe will make a full post about it. Thanks.

  6. Buddhaboy Says:

    I like Gerald McCoy, but dude has to stop hamming it up on camera. He is gonna look back on that and see how geeky he looks, plus, when all his predictions of greatness dont happen in year one, a shot down to earth will manifest. I think he will be great, in time.

  7. AllMaddenMonkey Says:

    This guy needs someone from OneBuc place to tell him what to do and not to do everyday. He seems way too overconfident and cocky for a rookie, gonna be in for a rude awakening.

    I just hope for all of our sakes he is not the Ryan Leaf of the two DT’s.

  8. Greg Says:

    @ AllMaddenMonkey

    I agree GMC is coming across as too cocky, but he’s no comparison to that a-hole Ryan Leaf. I was in San Diego when Leaf got there, and right off the bat Leaf started fighting with his teammates, and it went downhill from there for him. I don’t see GMC doing that at all. He may get put in his place once the season starts, but I don’t see GMC turning on his teammates like Leaf did.

  9. AllMaddenMonkey Says:

    Steve from Oregon

    Drafted rookies in these mini-camps are not contracted, they get a stipend and the team is expected to negotiate a good-faith contract with any pick that gets injured in the rookie camp.

    Tyrone McKenzie (USF local!) was injured in Patriots mini camp last year and tore his ACL but the pats still signed him to a 4 year deal.

    Heres a quote from NFLPA on the issue because “Good-faith” is simply just that and not all teams will be willing to do that.

    ““Any player being asked to participate in offseason activity, including the minicamps, should demand that the club agree to the protections contained in a workout agreement before committing to participate,” said NFLPA Staff Counsel/Regional Director Tom DePaso. “The higher the draft choice the more you have to lose by not doing so.” The NFLPA has draft language to help a player and his agent in negotiating the language for this document.”

  10. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Let’s not jinx McCoy by calling him “Beast in waiting”.

    We all remember how wrong the last “_____ in waiting” moniker turned out.

  11. Outside01 Says:

    I just hope he drops the 12 year old childish act when he is on the field. He’s such a goofball it’s hard to be intimidated at this point.

  12. Eric Says:

    He may become a great player, but he aint no Mr. Blutarsky on the nicknames.

  13. Eric Says:

    I hope he wasn’t referring to Flip Wilson…………….

  14. Radio Mushmouth is a Pedophile is a Pedophile Says:

    He’s immature as hell and he acts like he’s already a superstar. If only he realized how badly he is going to get his ass handed to him by pro gaurds in this rookie year….