The New McCoy; Rocked Up And Angry

June 1st, 2015

Gerald McCoy

Those who follow Gerald McCoy on social media and regularly read know that No. 93 has had a bitter edge to him this year.

It’s like he’s turned into the “angry worker” Raheem Morris asked all his players to become.

Raheem coveted players who were pissed off about something and never let it go. That anger drove them every last hour. Raheem named his share of “angry workers” through the years, with Ronde Barber, who believed he was snubbed in the 1997 draft, as the ultimate example.

McCoy has proclaimed emphatically too the world that he’s sick of losing, and McCoy explained that he doubled his workouts this offseason and is raising the heat on his teammates.

One look at McCoy (see Joe’s photo above) and you can tell he’s more rocked up than ever. And his teammates appreciate his angry edge.

Starting defensive end Jacquies Smith said losing forces an intense guy like McCoy to reinvent himself.

“I like that,” Smith said of McCoy sick-of-losing talk. “You never want to be on a losing team if you’re a competitor, you know. You never want to continue losing. You feel compelled to adjust your attitude and do something about it. Gerald’s worked hard this offseason. He’s always been a hard worker, and he’s even working harder than he’s ever worked. And we kind of have to follow his lead and bring what we need to bring to the table. I know I’ve worked harder than ever, too.”

Joe’s expecting a true monster season of McCoy, one that could thrust him into Player of the Year chatter. The sheer absence of Michael Johnson’s weak-ass efforts should help immediately.

29 Responses to “The New McCoy; Rocked Up And Angry”

  1. Jimbo Says:

    Whoo hoooo! Fire the cannons!!!

  2. Hizzie Says:

    Until we put an above average DE on the field with McCoy. We won’t see how good he really is. He can’t do it alone.

  3. LargoBuc Says:

    Cool, just hope he dosent work out too much and be spent by Thanksgiving. But I love him holding his team mates accountable in practice and beyond. Give these young ends some notice. Put them on the spot to put up or shut up.

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    Angry Buccaneer players?

    That would seemingly put them in the same Pirate Ship as their fan base.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    GMC “America’s Angry Worker DT”

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    got me pumped

  7. Bucfansinz1986 Says:

    Hopefully, he won’t help opposing players laying on the turf with a helping hand any longer.

  8. ATrain Says:

    If McCoy is helping them up then that means they got knocked on their Azzz first.. Help them up then Knock the Crap out of them again…

    GO MCCOY!!!!!!!!

    Bucs 11-5

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    Chatter! The only edge I see is the red patch on his head. Until he shows it on the field in crunch time it’s all chatter.

  10. Tampa Tony Says:

    McCoy is all talk. When it’s time to protect a fourth quarter lead he folds and becomes invisible

  11. LargoBuc Says:

    You dont earn all pro by being “all talk”. Sorry. And there are ten other defenders out there but the DT gets all the blame?

  12. Geno714 Says:

    The Bucs have been losing his entire career here. Why is this year any different?

  13. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Tampa Tony….you obviously have no idea what your talking about. Our DTS ranked among the best in the league. But Im sure mccoy had little to do with that

  14. Tampa Tony Says:

    Largo- Don’t real leaders raise the level of play of the players they are leading? When has McCoy made a sack, a strip, or a impact play in the 4th quarter to protect a lead? He doesn’t make those around him better or hold them accountable otherwise Johnson wouldn’t have been a ghost last year.

    He’s a good player, but he’s far from great as he doesn’t make plays to change a game. Year 6 and he’s tired of losing? I call bs, until I see him fired up on the field.

  15. Tampa Tony Says:

    Stats? Stats? @original Kevin, give me a break! Stop buying into the joes filler articles. The defense was horrible then it was just bad. Give me a moment where McCoy has changed a game? Lead his teammates to a victory or a crucial 4th quarter drive stop?

    I’ll wait for you’re answer

    Truth is McCoy is not the type of player that can lead a team to a winning record. He’s not a game changer. Good player can disrupt plays from time to time. But if his version of leading is losing and being bad on d, then count me out.

  16. bucs4lyfe Says:

    same post from last year when everyone talked about how much stronger he looked!!! look stronger in the 4th quarter GMC. even punters looked rocked up in the NFL

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Perhaps someday McCoy can be 1/2 as good as Warren Sapp if they get him some DE help and an offense that can sustain drives.

  18. mac Says:

    Angry, happy, I don’t care… Just please stay healthy and don’t play soft…

    That’s all we care…

  19. SteveK Says:

    Will the Bucs go 10 years without a player getting 10 sacks in a season? Let’s hope GMC gets some help!

    If we don’t get a single player with 10 sacks, then we will have a losing record. Book it.

    Why did Dominick let Michael Bennett walk again? D’oh!

  20. Ray Rice Says:

    @Tampa Tony

    Finally someone who agrees with me! Lol! Been saying the same thing for years.

  21. Buc4life1979 Says:

    U call what ghost Johnson put on tape last year effort lol?? He literally ran into each of the 4 sacks he registered last year. Too busy making plans in his head on how he was going to spend all that Glazer lottery money.
    @ GMC Haters
    As far as GMC not being a game changer like Sapp was..How can ANYONE possibly compare what Sapp had to work with in his first 6 years coaching/scheme continuity wise, THE ORIGINAL BUCS TAMPA 2 CREW around him etc, with what GMC has had to work with his first 6 years. When did Sapp EVER in his Bucs career, EVER play in a defense that did not center on and feature him?? Yeah. Every year he was here in Tampa, Sapp played in a defense tailored to him…2 yeas ago, GMC had to respectfully with his TOES ON THE LINE, beg his HC to let the D line rush the passer in games…WHICH, actually produced sacks…aka: GAME CHANGING MOMENTS. Dumbasses.

  22. WS99 Says:

    Ray Rice Says:
    June 1st, 2015 at 1:39 pm
    @Tampa Tony

    Finally someone who agrees with me! Lol! Been saying the same thing for years.

    I think you just hurt me feeling Ray ray. 🙁

  23. Ray Rice Says:


    LMFAO. Never that man! I know we’ve been on the same page for quite some time. No bull$hit I just looked at the post again and noticed I forgot to add “else” after “someone.” My bad homie! LOL

  24. Tampa Tony Says:

    Buc4life1979-what game changing sacks did McCoy have in a defense tailored to him in 2014? You can create excuses all you want but facts are facts in the 4th quarter when it’s time to protect a lead McCoy is invisible.

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  26. SeattleBuc Says:

    McCoy came really close to badly injuring his knee last year. Maybe hes angry because he knows the clock is ticking and he hasn’t won shite. I want to see Bucs in the post season with a healthy McCoy then we can all smile

  27. Scottasaurus Says:

    Blah, blah, blah, BS! Kick someone’s a$$ in the locker room. Will this team to win like Sapp did. Then I might care what you “say”. So tired of this crap.

  28. Buccfan37 Says:

    Some good players just never have the surrounding cast to realize their potential and have the impact that they could have had. There is still time left on GMC’s clock to play for a Bucs winner.

  29. LOUBUCSFAN1978 Says:

    I agree with you Buc4life1979! I played D tackle and D end and when the O line can focus on just keeping you from being dominant and changing the game aka double and triple teams because you don’t have another force on the line with you that can make the play yeah it gets hard and tiring especially in the forth quarter. Football is a team sport that needs every players individual effort-but one man can only do so much!