Bucs Fans Angered GMC

March 19th, 2015

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Yes, many Bucs fans were angered  when the Bucs pulled out of the Greg Hardy sweepstakes yesterday, watching the proven double-digit sackmeister run off to Dallas without even slapping skin in Tampa.

Joe understands why the Bucs, eventually, passed. Most fans didn’t.

The vast majority of Bucs fans, per two polls, wanted Tampa Bay to grab Hardy, but there were still a handful that wanted nothing to do with him. Apparently, it is this handful that shamefully went after Gerald McCoy of all people.

Since playing in a Pro Bowl a couple of years ago, GMC, the unquestioned leader of the Bucs, struck up a friendship with Hardy. While Hardy was still swimming free in the free agency waters, GMC took to his Twitter pulpit to try to lure Hardy to Tampa.

This angered some who wanted nothing to do with Hardy and his legal problems. They and lashed out at GMC who, in turn, delivered his two cents at the Hardy critics.

Exactly. God forbid GMC takes an active role in the Bucs, and in his future and in his fortunes, and try to lure stud players to a 2-14 squad. That’s a helluva mountain to climb, and Bucs fans ought to be happy as hell GMC is doing his part to try to make the team better.

The nerve of folks to ridicule GMC for going out of his way to make the Bucs a winner for a change. Joe guesses some fans really do enjoy watching opposing quarterbacks have so much time in the pocket, they mock the pass rush of the Bucs with Facebook posts before throwing passes.

Props to GMC for acting like the team leader he is.

60 Responses to “Bucs Fans Angered GMC”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Tell Barry to get off of GMC’s arse…

  2. Edgewalker Says:

    Those fans are not fans at all. I understand not wanting Hardy, but you don’t go after a player who is trying to bring us a winning team.

  3. hertz Says:

    This is news?

  4. Geno714 Says:

    Appreciate your constructive, informative and peaceful tone, Geno. You are among a tiny minority, thankfully.–Joe

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Nice article in the Tampa Tribune about how the Bucs appeared to do their due diligence on the whole Greg Hardy situation.

  6. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    GMC you are the man and those that bad mouthed you for trying to make our team better are in the minority. We need, and you need, help on that d-line, so don’t let any of the haters bring you down. As soon as we become a winner again they will all be on the wagon. For the rest of us who are already drinking the Kool-Aid L&L are spilling we appreciate your attempt to bring in a pass rusher. Lets hope there’s a cut coming somewhere because we need o-line help too and the draft only has so many players that can help us.

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’ve said all along, outside of New York fans, we have the worse fans in the league.

    The sames goes for most that visit this website. They turn on a dime, have no patience for development, and believe chaos is the key to improvement (constant change).

  8. Sick of the debate Says:

    Hey guys, the NFL is a job. A job that few people are qualified to do and even fewer are a going to be exceptional at.

    McCoy was never condoning any of Hardy’s actions. I dont know why fans get so caught up in the politics of players private lives.

    Heres something else to chew on. All people have problems!!!

    Maybe player A has some well documents issues that drastically effect the fan base in their perception of the player.
    But that doesnt mean that player B is squeaky clean. It just hasnt been documented yet.

    As for Hardy signing with Dallas…. probably a better fit, Dallas doesnt appear to be allergic to winning and they wanted him more.

  9. louden Says:

    @Edgewalker: Exacltly
    Bucs don´t look as bad at DE as advetised though: Smith is for real (great speed rusher with technique; just ?? about everydown DE because against Rungame?); this Fatikun kid also looked pretty good (at the end of the season, the Bucs D improved.. maybe also because of him? He and Smith seemed pretty similar);
    Gholston had good 1st year and than sophomore slump >>> DE´s not as bad as some may think.

    Bigger concerns about CB and Safetys: after Banks and Verner ???
    McDougald seems to be the best Safety we got.. Goldson? meh.. leadership and more?

    also: good 1-2 WR combo, but in todays league you need more than 2 and V-Jacks isn´t getting younger folks..

    O-line: every single one of them average and/or old..

  10. Harry Says:

    @GMC, I am always reading about what a leader you want to be for your Bucs. But to do that you can’t listen to the critics, no matter if they are a small minority or many, they will always be out there complaining because that is what they do. If you are doing what you know is right for your team, just tune them out and LEAD!

  11. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    It is not GMC’s job to judge the character of his fellow peer. When GMC was recruiting Hardy hard, he was just being a businessman and a sportsman. Let the front office worry about Hardy’s character and making a judgement call. I laud GMC for his commitment to our team.

    I still can’t get over it. One legit edge rusher and this defense has a chance to be above average or really good overnight. Its disappointing that real talent has somehow eluded the Bucs ever since the exit of the great Simeon Rice.

  12. CC Says:

    This team sucks. One of the only few draft picks this organization has hit on is trying to make them better thru FA. The Bucs college scouts should all be replaced. They have to be the worst in the league. How anyone can criticize McCoy is ridiculous. We should be thankful he resigned here. I would not have blamed him if he chose FA like Suh.

    Time for a new Lovie confidence poll. Not sure how we are any better than last years sh!t show at this point. A new QB with the first pick will help us maybe get to 5 wins.

  13. gulfcoast Says:

    So he DOES have passion?!?! Go Bucs!

    Joe, great previous article spelling out the Hardy 1 year contract and why it wouldve been a mistake for us to sign him for 2015. Nice article.

  14. Dewey Selmon Says:

    GMC implied in his twat that Hardy had a good chance of coming here and he was twating for Hardy to come her. Why didn’t he just call/text Hardy and ask him himself? The he gets mad when fan turn on him for gettin mad ay him for getting our hopes up. That’s what social media does GMC, if you don’t like it stop twating.

  15. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wasn’t GMC the one who tweeted out that there was domestic violence next door and was like OMG she is taking a beating , or something like that. He was training out in California at the time!

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The Bucs suck! Lovie is the worst coach ever! Licht has gotten fat and doesn’t know squat about player evaluation. Koetter is a joke. Both lines are horrible, no decent running backs, the secondary is awful, our fans are the worst, our cheerleaders are the ugliest in the league and they serve the beer too hot at RayJay.

    Now have I left anything out. If you have something to add by all means jump in. The rest of you Debbie Downers can now take a break since I’ve pretty much covered all you have to add to the conversation.

    Oh I forgot to say it gets hot as hell for the September games, parking is expensive, the Glazers are not handsome, Joe types poorly, our posters sometimes have typos and bad grammar.

    I’m trying to search for those elusive super negatives that so many of you seem to enjoy.


  17. CC Says:

    Wisniewski is still available. Im pretty sure he can start on our Oline.

  18. louden Says:

    I wasn´t a Bucs fan when they hoisted the Lombardy trophy and i want to see them winning the big prize just once (or more of course) before i die and thats all i wish for (profesinal sports related)

    But it doesn´t mean you need girlbeaters to do it..
    I can certainly understand GMAC though, fans don´t need to get angry about him, because of him trying to lure a player to this town
    (maybe disappointet – i mean GMAC is a high character guy – but being angry at him?)

  19. Thibs5599 Says:

    At one point in time I didn’t believe hardy should be in the NFL, however the man was suspended for a year, and still is, he didn’t kill anybody, he went to court and everything is settled. He served his punishment, no need to continue to harp on the guy, time to get him proper help and let him play.

  20. Bucfan4life Says:

    As Bucs fans we should just be happy that we have McCoy. He has spent several years now playing for a franchise going in reverse. Most great players would probably be trying to figure a way to get the hell out of here by now. Instead he is passionate about the Bucs and wants to turn it around.

    It’s probably a good thing we passed on Hardy because he appears to be a very bad man with some serious issues. However, I’m not going to blame our franchise guy for trying to improve the team.

  21. budnbeers Says:

    The reason players disconnect from fans is because players like GM. make too much money. While there’s young men his age risking their life in the military everyday. Shy up and play. Talk is cheap.

  22. Sick of the debate Says:

    St Pete

    You forgot how ugly the new unis are

  23. iamkingsu Says:

    The bucs organization have been looking at this wrong the whole time. They been trying to find someone on the outside to replace simeon rice when they should’ve been looking for the next BOOGER! The players that you must assign 2 blockers to and you still can’t move. Those are the ones that allow your pass rushers to go hunt and they are found all over the draft every year. Aftee Price tore up both his hamstrings seem like they stopped looking

  24. RCH Says:

    Thank you, well said. I was thinking the same thing the first time I read GMC’s tweets.

  25. OneLove Says:

    We should be thankful that GMC doesn’t visit this site and see all these idiots!(You know who you are)

  26. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    You are one of the many that visit this site too, so does that mean you are some of the “worst” fans too? And do you not think the Eagles fans are THE worst? Do you condone making fun of a player because his son died? Maybe it’s time for you to climb down from you soap box.

  27. HotRod Says:

    I felt terrible for GMC yesterday after reading these tweets. Thankfully there were many who responded with support but all the arseholes out there just trying be arseholes was really disappointing.

  28. Zam Says:

    Of all the guys available, THAT is the one he stakes his credibility behind? Sorry but he deserves what he got.

    And wak up mr. mccoy, those fans are the ones that allow you to be an overpaid millionaire. Football is entertainment plain and simple, it does nothing for the standard of living other than make people happy while they go make things better. You are a glorified court jester, and if you don’t believe that, then try to be a pro football player in Afghanistan or the poorest Africa and see how important you really are. What a richard.

  29. justabucsfan Says:

    Hate to break it to GMC, but, if you put stuff out there about player like Hardy as he did some fans are going to react like that and the best defense he has against that is to grow thicker skin or keep his mouth shut.

  30. Johnny Dejay Says:

    I lost a lot of respect for GMC after reading those tweets. Real leaders don’t brag about what they do, they let their actions speak for themselves. Lashing out at fans publicly is completely unnecessary. Real leaders live by the mantra of, “Don’t feed the trolls.” Just do your job, GMC.

  31. NCMike Says:

    You clowns are a funny bunch! GMC is the best in the league at his position! Yet you down him because he wants the team(OUR TEAM!) too be better! Our fans suck!

  32. Lynn Overdeer Says:

    It’s bad enough that it takes so long to load each page and sometimes this site just blows up my browsers. Now you have those irritating nag ads covering the friggin’ text! I’m NOT going to read them, so stop wasting my time.

  33. WS99 Says:

    Spent some much time last night trying to find the tweets that upset mr McCoy but couldn’t find them. McCoy is on this board, buc nation and PR now you know. It’s not the first time he’s lashed out at fans thru Twitter he did it last year too.

    While I commend StPete and many others for their loyalties I don’t understand why the fans get blamed. This is not an 8-8 team or even 6-10. It’s a 2-4 wins team and has been for years. Although some of you have the means to spend thousands of dollars on tickets and merchant other hard(er) working folks don’t, are they not entitled to their opinions too? Last I checked EVERYBODY paid for the stadium and the upgrades. In return they got blackouts, and a 5 wins avg each year for the last 6 years.

    Frankly, I’m surprised we still have a fan base and you’re certainly not ENTITLED to a happy n loyal fan base. Soon Ray jay will look like the trop (no fans) if it doesn’t already.

    #mccoy acts like a little bitch far too often

  34. WS99 Says:

    food for thought, things that make you go hmmm. Julius peppers is the only player on the Packers roster that ever played a snap for another team.

  35. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Kudos to McCoy. Some people are ignorant ad hell

  36. Ray Rice Says:


    Amen brotha! He needs to stop acting like a little BITCHH! If he’s really worried about what fans say then why doesn’t he address fan criticism about his play and being irrelevant after the 1st quarter? Try to fix that Geraldine. Fix your performance. I don’t give a $hit who you recruit.

  37. Curtis Gatorboy Says:

    This man is A POS

  38. Ray Rice Says:

    Oh! By the way… Isn’t that what a LEADER Is supposed to do? LEAD. Make his team better. Do whatever he can to make his team a winner. So why the FUK is he sitting there complaining about going out of his comfort zone? There is no such thing for a self proclaimed LEADER.

  39. WS99 Says:


    You talking to me?


    Everybody over here is worried about smiles not win. McCoy wouldn’t survive in a market like NY or Boston. They only eat ice cream 4 months out of the year.

  40. lurker Says:

    “While there’s young men his age risking their life in the military everyday.”

    and they get paid well and no-one forced them to sign up.

  41. OneLove Says:

    @Ray Rice

    First of all GMC would B!TCHSLAP the SH!T out of you and beat you like Ray Rice beat his wife!! SO STFU!!

    Thank you and good night.

  42. WS99 Says:

    I think I found the guy who upset gmc. Found him on Twitter as Juan Ponce. He didn’t say anything mean. Everything he said just ended up being the truth. The truth does hurt.

  43. Ray Rice Says:


    You’re probably “THAT GUY” who takes his son to the game, gets wasted, and talks $hit to a fan wearing an opposing teams’ shirt. Yup! You’re him. You’re “THAT GUY” who gets his a$$ beat in front of his family for being dumb as FUK! Let me tell you something “ONE DUMB FUK “, violence isn’t always the answer. But it’s DUMB FUKS like you who fail to realize it no matter how many team you get your a$$ whooped.

  44. Ray Rice Says:


  45. WS99 Says:


  46. John McKillop Says:

    @StPeteBucsFan, you are spot on. I wan the Bucs to win as much anybody, a lot of folks on here need to get a grip. The amount of negativity from this fan base is incredible. This thing will turn around with good drafts and player development, that is how you win in the NFL.

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    Fights galore in here today!

    HawaiinBuc…you better stick around for the fun…

    Curtis….stop tweeting McCoy.

  48. OB Says:

    GMC is doing what any leader does, improve the team.

    If all we had were saints on the team, they would not tackle or block, wait that was most of the team last year.

    So get rid of the saints like you have some of them and get us some devils like GMC, LVD, VJax, and ME13. Off field saints, on field devils or in this case Bucs.

  49. BIGPAPI Says:

    Building through the draft is obviously the preferred method of building a team but there is only one problem with that strategy, the Bucs SUCK at evaluating and developing college talent. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had different regimes, even different owners, and still miss on draft picks way more than they hit. This fact along with having the worst winning percentage of any professional franchise in North America means that it is extremely difficult to attract elite talent to Tampa without over-paying. This isn’t about being negative it’s about being it’s just the reality of the situation.

  50. jp4 Says:

    Oh, the nerve of some people, to voice their opinion when it doesn’t match up with the majority! People should just shut the hell up if they don’t believe in sacrificing morality and good taste in the pursuit of victory, money and influence.

    GMC must be so hurt. The opinion of strangers can be much more devastating than the blocks and hand punches of Jahri Evans.

    This is why big business CEOs who drove the world economy into the ground and profited in the billions walked away from the burning wreckage with nothing more than a ‘stern talking to’ by Congress. And no one even seems to care what they did anymore. Some of them transitioned into government jobs. None of them ever paid a dime in fines or spent a single day in jail.

    How many fans would jump at the prospect of signing OJ Simpson if he were still young and healthy, knowing what we know now?

  51. MadMax Says:

    When he says “I dont need you” its obvious he’s perturbed with the nonsense of some who “claim” to be true fans. I get it, we all get pissed at times. But trolling fan sites all hours of the day, everyday, with negativity, it gets old.

    We have our players who live and breathe football, and who give 110% effort to the best of their ability (unlike the ghost MJ).

  52. OneLove Says:

    @Ray Rice

    Let’s stop pretending like you know what kind of “Guy” I am and I’ll stop pretending like I know what kind of “Girl” you are. Sorry, I’ll say “Woman” instead.

    You’re probably that kind of “Girl” that talks sh** about a person “online” because you would never say it in person! Oh wait, not probably…. You are!
    I agree violence is not the answer, but “Girls” like you are proof that sometimes people need to get B!TCHSLAPPED!!

  53. Johnny Football Says:

    lurker Says:
    March 19th, 2015 at 11:43 am
    “While there’s young men his age risking their life in the military everyday.”

    and they get paid well and no-one forced them to sign up.

    ONLY A POS WOULD SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS. You obviously NEVER fought for anything in your life or for this great USA of ours….you dont belong here…go back to Lurkerstein. You big loser.

  54. lurker Says:

    what i said is the truth. why you ragin’? sorry, but you are no gatekeeper and i was born, bred here. now go cry to your momma, poppa, or your big toe.

  55. Skyline Crew Says:

    Bugs fans are awful fans. Players don’t want to play in Florida for a reason. Florida fans are bad. Probably because they don’t win anything except at the.college level.

  56. WS99 Says:


    Very interesting point you bring up. Most of us if not all of us are Noles or Gator fans. I can garuntee you their fans aren’t negative all day everyday. Why? Bc they win. Even having a bad couple of years like gator nation had doesn’t turn the fanbase against them. But the bucs man it’s a totally different story. Why people are shocked over the negativity is beyond me. In the real world this whole team would have been closed down by now like any struggling business.

    In all seriousness I bet the bucs couldn’t have beaten FSU, the Ducks or even Ohio St. last year. But please blame the fans cuz it’s our fault for speaking the truth. Come on man! Buc fans are awful bc the bucs are awful and have been for a very very very long time.

  57. Teacherman777 Says:


    Why does everybody believe the girl in this case?

    U guys should learn to not make assumptions!

  58. OneLove Says:

    @WS99 Says
    “In all seriousness I bet the bucs couldn’t have beaten FSU, the Ducks or even Ohio St. last year.”

    I hope “in all seriousness” that you were joking. How do you expect anyone to take anything you say seriously after making such a DUMB comment like that. I can’t even come up with the words to describe how stupid you are!

    That’s probably the stupidest thing anyone has ever said on this forum and there has been SOME STUPID SH!T on here.. May God have mercy on your soul..

    Don’t worry… I’m going to pray for you this Sunday at church!

  59. WS99 Says:

    Thanks OneLove but I was being serious. I honestly believe the ducks could beat them just with the up tempo fast pace offense. I’d put money on that. The other two are a stretch but you get my point. It’s not completely inconceivable. We got beat by two back up qbs and a rookie qb. Two of which were in last place in their division and they all beat us at home.

  60. lurker Says:

    but i wonder if we were tanking the whole season and not just the last quarter of the last game.