Gerald McCoy Says “Get Over It”

August 15th, 2014

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The national freakout about the Tampa Bay offensive line has been heard loud and clear by Gerald McCoy. And No. 93 doesn’t agree with the message.

McCoy issued a firm retort to the mass fear surrounding the Bucs’ offensive line play.

“Get over it. It’s one preseason game. Move on,” McCoy said yesterday evening. “We have three more. So what if they look; let’s just, you know, hypothetically say [the offensive linemen]  look terrible all of preseason. Who cares? You know, we’re out here working and we know what we have to improve on. And we’re just going to keep working until we improve.

“I think it’s a little overhyped. I think people are too worried after the one game.”

So there you have it. McCoy wags a finger the “emergency” and the “shock” comments of former NFL players.

Keep calm.

40 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Says “Get Over It””

  1. Louis Friend Says:

    Thank you Gerald!

    Although if they look as bad after game 3, I’m not so sure Lovie’s going to feel the same way.

  2. SAMCRO Says:

    This just proves that players do pay attention to the media, and how the media can zap a teams confidence by being negative.

  3. PanhandleBucGuy28 Says:

    Thank Goodness Maybe since you clowns heard it from GMAC(not you joes) yall will shut up about it!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you Gerald!!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    The concern about the OL still remains legitimate by fans, no matter the dismissal.

  5. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I am so excited about the game Saturday!!! So many people are already pinning there whole season on the second pre-season game. normally pre-season means nothing, and yet it is a must show up for the Bucs already!!!

    Go Bucs! and Go Beer!!!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If there is any one person in the world that knows the strength/weakness of at least one of our guard positions (perhaps both)….it is GMC…..after all, he is the one who has daily contact across the line…..and he has many other team’s guards to measure ours by.
    If GMC says….’don’t worry”…..I’m with him!!!

  7. Jeagan1999 Says:

    It does seem a little too early to go into full scale panic mode “after one preseason game” as Gerald correctly put it. However, it’s not surprising after the way they played in Jax, and considering we all knew that with the recent loss of Nicks, Joseph, Zuttah, most Bucs fans felt very uneasy about the state of our interior line. Hopefully they play better Saturday night and Lovie/Licht are able to trade for or sign a couple more players to make the line stronger. Good offensive linemen don’t grow on trees and we are less than a month from the season opener. I’ll panic if they haven’t gotten any better over the next couple preseason games…till then you just have to trust that Coach Smith is on top of it.

  8. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    but what is he supposed to say, GMC can’t say,” Man were are in trouble” these guys are the worst I have ever seen!!!

  9. Harry Says:

    I just read on the Miami Herald website that the Dolphins are game planning for the Bucs- they are game planning every preseason game. So it will be even more interesting to see how we play against them. As an aside, it makes me wonder how awful the Dolphins will be this year if they feel the need to game plan all their preseason games; I don’t think I have ever heard a team admit to doing this.

  10. BUC4LIFE79 Says:

    Sounds as if GMC still has a company man, “toes on the line” attitude.

  11. BucsfaninChina Says:

    Thank you, Gerald. Listen, the fact that the Bucs are switching guys in and out of the positions to find the best fit should give yall at least some assurance here. And as Joe has written, Licht fashions himself as a dumpster diver who can find talent which will be out there walking the streets soon!

    If they were set on the same group that played Friday and that was that, then I would be calling McCown with a big fat life insurance policy.

    We are gonna see some good ball played this year, folks. Im nothing but psyched. Go bucs!

  12. gotbbucs Says:

    Doesnt mean much after the offensive linemen have already been quoted as saying they played horrible. They got beat on way too many one on one opportunities across the board.

    What’s McCoy supposed to say, really? “We’re screwed”. I dont believe for a second that McCoy doesnt hand these guys their lunch all day long at practice if given the opportunity.

    You can’t hide turds on the offensive line. They will get taken advantage of at critical times of a game.

  13. BUC4LIFE79 Says:

    You GMC,for the record,your mentor Warren Sapp, was never too concerned about his offense either…until his career was almost half over and he realized that if he’d NEVER get to where he wanted to be without one…GMC has always HAD an offense so he doesn’t know what that’s like…(Yet?)

  14. gotbbucs Says:

    Good offensive teams arent still shuffling half the offensive line around “looking for the right fit” halfway through camp.

  15. Mike10 Says:

    Dude, we’ll stop talking about them when you stop running by em

  16. Dooley Says:

    No panic here, I’ve seen an ex basketball player get picked up and placed along the defensive line, convert to right tackle eventually beating out the incumbent starter at the position and proceed to improving himself to a point where began to bud as one of the better graded right tackles in the game. As crazy as that all sounds, I don’t think we’ll go through a process as long as Dotson’s journey to find 1 competent starting gaurd this season, which would vastly improve our odds at building and maintaining a strong OL in the future. So no panic here, just a bit of anxiety over the wait between these games!! Go Bucs!!

  17. bucrightoff Says:

    Indeed, it is one preseason game so while its not great it’s not the end of the world…

    …but if we see that play in week 1 it is going to be a very long season and McCown and Glennon might both get hurt.

  18. lightningbuc Says:

    Consider the source. Gerald also told us last pre-season to calm down about Josh Freeman – that people were making something out of nothing as it pertained to JFro.

  19. Netwalker Says:

    I’m doubly excited about Saturday’s game. If the Bucs don’t go all all-pro on the offensive line it’l be great fun to watch the body count pile up under the Bay area bridge. Oh the crying and screaming and calling for management heads to role will be glorious. As much as I’m a life long Bucs fan since the 70’s, I almost hope they stink it up one more time just to watch the chaos and panic go into overdrive. Really, the silliness of the fan base is far more entertaining than the preseason games. Come on Bucs, one more time for the Gipper.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Buc Realist

    “but what is he supposed to say, GMC
    can’t say,” Man were are in trouble” these guys are the worst I have ever seen!!!”

    Actually, he had lots of options……from no comment at all to a simple “we’re working on it”………

  21. Tom Edrington Says:

    Gerald McCoy takes the strong company stance and he should, he is being compensated appropriately …. now, he said so what if they play poorly all preseason….well, if they do, this comment community will blow up

  22. Harry Says:

    Very good point

  23. DallasBuc Says:

    McCoy, like the rest of Bucs fan, is used to getting over mediocre results from this football team. When is being a bad football team not going to be acceptable? With a terrible QB and oline this football team will suck.

  24. Mac Says:

    More lip service from McCoy. He also said Schiano was a good coach. Sorry but this line still sucks real bad and will continue to suck until Licht and Lovie bring in someone who can play at an NFL level.

  25. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    It’s not that I think everything is ok, I just knew all along that you can’t undo all the bad that had been done here in the last 5 years, in 7-8 months.

    The team went 1-3 in preseason and then 3-13 under Dominik in 2009, his first year as GM.

    I think I’ll afford LovieLicht more than one preseason game before I call for heads.

  26. jo_mama Says:

    If my Child got an F on a practice Test. I would worry.

  27. Bobby Says:

    Well, considering the Bears protected Cutler very well against Jacksonville it does appear that our O-line played like a bunch of high schoolers. Now, having said that, I’m sure we will see improvment and that’s all we can ask for at this point. No sense panicking after one game. The the coaching staff time to do their jobs.

  28. Bobby Says:

    No, if my child got an F on a practice test I would work with them until my child improved. If, after the work they still failed, then I would get outside help.

  29. Horice Says:

    Most Buccanneer fans and media 101 be like: hate on the players and coaches while they are here. Find a supposed issue and ride the brakes off that vehicle. Example you’d thought 2-3 years ago that Gerald McCoy was a bust, a bum, a wasted pic. With Ian leading the charge (wonder if he EVER manned up and apologized and admitted he didn’t know what the hell he was talking about!). Then when proven wrong, CHEER LIKE HELL and say you knew it all the long, you know who you trolls are. I read these pages more than 12 times daily, I shake my head at some of you. I’ll give the Joes something awesome to do, let’s make people accountable for wrong predictions. Call them out! Let the internet, so called Bucs fan troll be accountable.

  30. Joseph Mamma Says:

    We need to ask Fran Tarkenton how good our line is? He was right on the money with Freeman last year before his epic collapse.

  31. Eric Says:

    Preseason means nuttin.

    That being said, sure hope the line gives Josh some time Saturday.

  32. Architek Says:

    Nuff said and I agree- but like last year it can be a tell all into a season of woes.

    In Lovie we trust!

  33. Louis Friend Says:


    It’s a lot easier to just cut a child who gets an F and try a new kid out on the same test. Occasionally I wouldn’t mind being able to do this in real life, lol.

  34. Bobby Says:

    @Louis Friend…I’m sure if this O-line doesn’t improve there will be some people getting cut. Yeah…ya can’t really cut your own kid…. : )

  35. Owlykat Says:

    I never panicked over GMC, but I don’t put any stock in his statements either. He has been dead wrong too many times. What bugs me is seeing worthless Cousins not only is still on this team but he is starting. What does that say about Lovie’s expertise with the OL? He is obviously deferring to Walflop who continues to protect his pet Guard. Daniels deserved to start and prove he can handle a starting Guard position so we can relax. Until Lovie cuts Cousins and starts holding Walflop accountable for his fiasco, I will keep up my posts. With Miami game planning for us expect a lot of blitzes aimed right at turn style Cousins, by far our weakest link, and he will be a disaster again. Lovie better pull him quick tomorrow night before he puts Josh in the hospital, and we have to see Lovie’s bad judgment in trusting sack magnet Glennon for our future!!!

  36. PRBucFan Says:

    Amen drama queens, AMEN

  37. PRBucFan Says:

    Owlykat so tell us which NFL franchise do you GM or Coach?

    You sound like you actually believe you could do a better job than Lovie or any of these professional coaches lolol S M D H

  38. BoJim Says:

    owlycat the hater.

  39. buc4lyfe Says:

    He did pose the question what if they are terrible. Paranoid bucs fans and the only reason for it is because you think we have a playoff team if the line tightens up, if you didn’t have high expectations you wouldn’t be complaining like this and prime example is defensive backs of 2012, everyone knew it would be bad but didn’t freak out, they are young enough to improve

  40. Edgar Says:

    Go Gerald. Go Bucs