“I Wasn’t Able To Be Me”

September 27th, 2015
Gerald McCoy is injured

Gerald McCoy is injured

Fans watching on TV today saw Gerald McCoy run off the field holding his shoulder and grimacing. That was after he waved for trainers to come on the field but changed his mind.

McCoy was examined on the sidelines and returned to the game soon after. But McCoy sure wasn’t a difference maker today.

Unlike last week when GMC looked perfectly fine after the game, and said as much, today McCoy was subdued after the loss, and had a big ol’ ice bag taped to his right shoulder, just like Austin Seferian-Jenkins had last week.

After the game, he made it known that he’s injured.

“I wasn’t able to be me,” McCoy said, per TBO.com.

Now what? McCoy was seen last Sunday leaving the field with medical staff immobilizing his arm, and he returned to the field that day, too.

This makes the fourth season — out of six career — that McCoy has been slowed or derailed by injury. Joe hopes this shoulder/arm issue doesn’t linger, but it already is lingering.

The Bucs next have two home games, Panthers and Jags, followed by a bye week. If McCoy needs a couple of weeks off to heal, then the Bucs should consider shutting him down temporarily.

73 Responses to ““I Wasn’t Able To Be Me””

  1. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Put in Gholston full time. That guy has been playing his arse off lately

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Ian Beckles type criticism is in his head. Tried to play with a bum wing and couldn’t. They can’t all be warriors.

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Then again, who goes to war for a coach like Lovie Smith? You go to church and Bob Evans with Lovie Smith….not war on Sundays.

  4. tickrdr Says:

    Good advice, Joe!


  5. T in Orlando Says:


  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    GMC always has excuses for his play

    The bucs want their money back!

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    GMC is the most

    over paid

    Over hyped

    Over talker……DT in the NFL

    Get rid of his arse!!!!

  8. DB55 Says:

    ” I wasn’t able to be me,” McCoy said
    He should have a snickers – ice cream bar. You ever notice how you can never see video of how he gets hurt. Last year with his hand and then the knee now today we have a shoulder injury but didn’t see when or where it happened. I’m not saying he’s a gold digger but he ain’t mess’n with no real ….

    Lollipop face should get traded. A 2nd and GMC for Aaron Donald. We need some actual lunch pail, live behind the Los, ain’t got now time for smiles unless I’m making a game winning tackle on marshawn lynch, TFL by the way, type of leaders like McDonald.

    Keep smiling mr I’m not even the best DT on the bucs and find your self on the bench with cinnamon toast crunch and Chris the concussion conte by the bye week.

    Fameis is gonna go off on these fools, NFL or not you can’t mess with me playing like that, you guys see what karlos Williams did today? That’s how we roll. If you skrong then we skrong but If you a McIceCone then we all McCones.

    #lead #follow #getouttheway

  9. Dooshlarue Says:

    Hey….ease up on Ol’ Softie now!
    You try helping all those opponents up off the ground and I bet you get an injury…..or ten yo self.

  10. Max Says:

    watch his interview, moping around and talking like a kid who’s being elasticized. he’s a good player, but he’s not a leader.

  11. Max Says:

    oops meant chastised LOL

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I will never for the life of me understand the hate this guy gets from a bunch of worthless fans that know absolutely nothing about football. All you morons complain about the guys on this team have no heart, don’t care, only look for money, etc. etc., yet when a guy plays through what is probably a pretty significant injury, you criticize him. But because he’s not making 5 sacks a game, you want to get rid of him?! Shame on all of you. If he sat out, you would call him soft. He can’t win with you losers. Let’s not forget he should have had another sack fumble, had we not got another stupid penalty. But it really doesn’t matter, because just like the Jameis haters, you have already made up your mind.

  13. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    At least McCoy wasn’t 1 for 13 on third downs and didn’t throw a measly 47% completion percentage, unlike ol’ Jamarcus Leftwich. Brindza and Winston lost this game, simple as that.

  14. CC Says:

    Lovie’s defense sucks ass. We’ve played 3 bad teams and won 1. If Brees wasn’t hurt we’d be 0-3. In Lovie we bust!

  15. DallasBuc Says:


  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Game ball goes to Sims for making the only inspired play on offense. Goat balls go to Brindza and Winston for not doing their jobs.

  17. ThunderSack Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc

    Well said, Sir.

    Pretty much if anyone brings up the following I keep scrolling and pay no heed:
    001. Bringing back Schiano.
    002. We need to get Gruden.
    003. Trade anyone.
    004. GMC is the worst.
    005. Firing Lovie (Wait at least for half of a season!)

  18. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Here’s a quote from PFT after the game:

    “For the Buccaneers, Jameis Winston continues to disappoint. He completed just 17 of 36 passes for 261 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. The Bucs can’t afford to have Winston completing less than half his passes.”

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    Is Akeem Spence still on the roster, just injured?

  20. Bigbucs1 Says:

    Keep going people it was a team failure- didn’t Evans dropped like 10 passes? David forgot to tackle? Winston over threw a few?

  21. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You do realize that PFT is literally the WORST source you could ever list right? Florio is a Buc-hater, big time. I haven’t heard one credible person say Winston has been a disappointment. He played poorly the first (along with everyone else on the team), won a little thing called rookie of the week against NOLA, then played decent today. Did he miss throws? Absolutely. Did he make a few magnificent throws? You better believe it. Did he have any running game to fall back on? Did he not have about 8 drops? I love Mike Evans, but he was beyond awful today. Even the catches he made were a struggle. Jameis’s biggest mistake was continuing to target Evans instead of Jackson. But for a rookie QB with a terrible OL against one of the best defensive lines in football, he played well. The offensive line pass blocked well, don’t you think? Who in the hell do you think called out those protections? Who do you think got the team in position for the rookie kicker to miss all those kicks? But you go ahead and continue to criticize the kid, quoting such fantastic sources as Florio, who hasn’t watched a Buccaneer game since 2002.

  22. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    In games 1 and 3 Winston looked disappointing. In game 2 against the Saints he looked good. One out of three just isn’t going to cut it.

    Winston has only completed 52% of his passes so far this year. Guess where that ranks him among starting QB’s? 32 out of 32. Dead last.

    His QB rating is 77.9 and puts him as the eighth worst in the NFL.

    Stating facts and looking at a player objectively is not “hating”. I look forward to the day when Bucs fans can be proud of Winston’s body of work instead of being forced to make excuses for him.

  23. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Hawaiian Buc 

    You are biggest BUCS Homer on this site wearing the biggest BUCS “rosay” colored glasses…..you drink the kool-aid and whatever else crap is posted about the bucs…

    ….guess what…you’re living in a flippin fantasy world making excuses for players and a team the continues to under-achieve to the point where it seems like this team purposely finds ways to lose.

    How many more games…..more years….more players….more coaches….
    ….more flippin pathetic gameplay and losing do the faithful bucs fans have to endure? ??

    This team isn’t even playing like they’re inspired or with fire….the good teams do that and it clearly shows every Sunday.

    Where is the fire from lovie???? Huh??? He looks like a dude still stuck in his basement drinking coffee.

    I believe the team has run it’s course with lovie and he doesn’t motivate or inspire the players anymore.

    First — Raheem…..oh he lost control of the team
    Second —Schiano….oh he’s too hard on the players
    Now—-Lovie….oh he’s too soft on the players

    This is ridiculous…..the Glazers need to make a change.

  24. DB55 Says:

    FLBoyInDallas Says:
    September 27th, 2015 at 11:10 pm
    Game ball goes to Sims for making the only inspired play on offense. Goat balls go to Brindza and Winston for not doing their jobs.
    The mvp of the play was DSmith who chop blocked clowney. He opened up space for the pass, catch and a 1 cut n dip. Nice play indeed, even mike Evans threw a chop block to spring sims.

    Simms takes too many steps for my liking he needs a longer stride. He’s quick at times but you better leave him in the slot bc he’s certainly no Warwick Dunn. #goat #fsu #bucs

  25. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Amen Hawaiian buc! People don’t give the kid credit at all which really makes me question there loyalty as fans….how many rookies have started in the nfl and can do what this kid did today against arguably the best defensive front in the afc on paper with two rookies on the line and a no name center who arguably was a hero today because if we had to put garret gilkey bum arse out there it would have looked like week 1 all over again. We’re 1-2 not 1-12 so calm TF down people.

  26. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Winston has a bright future and looks as if he can be projected to be the answer for the Bucs at QB for the long term future. However, his total body of work thus far is less than impressive. There are three things in professional sports that don’t lie: the stats, the camera and the final score. So far those three things haven’t been Winston’s best friends. Not sure how anyone could argue otherwise. One good game out of three isn’t good enough. Not even close.

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You don’t judge a qb by completion percentage. Our offense takes shots down the field, so he’s not going to have a high percentage. But yeah, he’s not setting the league on fire after three games, so he’s terrible. You guys are geniuses.

  28. DB55 Says:

    And they should have tacted on another 15 bc watt tackled Jaboo late and around the knees.


  29. Bucsalltheway Says:

    You guys call yourselves faithful bucs fans but you guys are too impatient for my liking…change doesn’t happen over night everything great takes time. Each game Winston under performs he’s learning and he will eventually get better in due time. Yeah he was selected number one but he’s still a rookie. Rg3 took the world by storm in his rookie year now look at him you guys must want that lol..josh freeman was the comeback kid now he can’t even comeback on his career but I guess y’all want that as well.

  30. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Bucs Anthem,

    You obviously don’t follow me. I’ve actually said a lot of the same things about the lack of fire. However, it’s stupid to even entertain the idea of firing Lovie now. You can’t keep blowing things up, especially three games in. That’s moronic. I’m sick of the losing, as much if not more than anyone. But I have no choice but to let things play out. Let’s see where we finish, and then make a move if necessary.

  31. getaclue Says:

    Yeah I’m sure he is leading in dropped thrown being dropped today after that game too. did you even watch the game flboyindallas? If you did you’re a moron. Winston is part of the solution not the problem .

  32. getaclue Says:

    i mean passes thrown dropped, stupid comments like yours got me not even to type right

  33. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Reading the open threads during the game is more sickening than actially watching the game people was posting ridiculous final scores on dude put we was gonna get blown out by 20-25 points and we lost by 10 that was easily left on the field by the notorious brindza lol so he exceeded your lofty expectations haters so maybe you guys should root for Jacksonville or something. Even the media isn’t that harsh as most folks who claim to be loyal fans smh

  34. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    If you look at Winston’s whole gameplay today

    ….he actually played pretty well minus a few poor throws

    …..I was actually impressed with Winston today

  35. Greg Says:

    Wow, so now you s$%theads are going to crap all over HawaiianBuc??? HB, you can’t fix stupid, don’t even try to debate with most of the clowns who just want to hate for hate’s sake on this site right now!

  36. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Just imagine if we have tim wright instead of the trade bait liability Kyle brindza…I think overall the wrs have to help Jameis get better and evans was being double 80% of the game which left Jackson now when Joseph got hurt I expected dirk to fire away at his replacement which didn’t happen by any stretch. I want to see Martin catching balls out the backfield as well in his rookie year year he did his thing in space coming out the backfield. We need more athletic tight ends who are capable of blocking as well.

  37. Greg Says:

    Hawaiian, I got your back bruddah, let me know next time you come to Tampa for a game, I’ll get you on the pirate ship.

  38. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I would give up on Brindza just yet….. give the kid one more game and see how he does

    …..and Tim Wright can’t block….so he’s useless in the BUCS current offense

  39. Jason McLaurin Says:

    We have Melton so need to over push Mccoy

  40. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Everyone raved about our cb depth but they started dropping like flies…mike Jenkins is a bum but he did flip Hopkins for what was arguably the hit of the game. Swearinger,banks,Jennings and McCoy Hurt who seen that coming smh

  41. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I would rather see Melton play full time that than the fragile flower / aka “the self proclaimed leader” of the defense. ..Mr GMC

  42. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Keller Winslow couldn’t block but he was productive. Besides evans and Jackson Winston didn’t have viable options..Brandon Myers 2-5 and outs will not cut it we need a te who can stretch the field and work the hash marks it would let our offense flow and be more proficient. We’re not far off from turning this thing around. Winston is not use to losing so he will not tolerate it next week. But we need consistency we can’t have good week bad week it doesn’t cut it in the nfl.

  43. AbandonShip Says:

    The argument that RG3 and JF5 were great early and turned into garbage, so No.3 being absolutely awful early is a good sign. IS the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Saying that “he will learn and get better” tells me that you haven’t “learned” any NFL history. Most QB’s actually do not get better the longer they play in the NFL. Most maintain status quo or get worse.

  44. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Kellen*…..but overall the quick solution we have to realize is that we should not have Vincent Jackson on the outside anymore as the game goes on he disappears he needs to be in the slot and move Murphy to the outside. Jackson can’t out run anyone’s first or second tier cb he needs to just outsmart and destroy everyone’s bums who usually play slot. Offensive coordinators laugh when they see what we trot out there at cb today was proof banks went down they said ooooh Hopkins there mike Jenkins/Jennings go destroy them show them this game is yours but use to be theirs lol

  45. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    You cannot be serious with your comment?????

    Soooo…..are you saying a player cannot improve in the NFL….because that’s what your comments are implying???

  46. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    …….nahhh. Kellen Winslow is too being playing pocket pool in some busy parking lot in NJ……..lol!!!!!!!

  47. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Stupid auto correct

  48. AbandonShip Says:

    No. I am saying that MOST quarterbacks who begin an NFL career, do not improve to “franchise” or even starter status. Most players(of any position) are shown to “regress”. Which isn’t actually them becoming worse, more like all the players they are now surrounded by are better than at any level they had previously played at.

  49. mike10 Says:

    It’s a foregone conclusion that he’s not a leader. The question then becomes who can be? Young swag w Kwon, or henry melton? So let’s stop forcing this issue, it aint 93.

  50. Bucsalltheway Says:

    The point I was making is that we have Jamie’s doing so much because he has raw talent and there trying to utilize those talents but he’s learning on the fly and he will continue to get better. Where as I mentioned rg3 because his first year he ran the read option and stuff relatively similar to what he did in Baylor same with Mariota he’s running a similar system based on his success from Oregon so what are we actually giving Jameis as a safe haven to perform like he did in college. Absolutely nothing he’s letting the game come to him and progressing he can’t throw and catch his passes himself. He lead the wrs and put the ball away from the defenders several times extra effort could have reversed our fortune today.

  51. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ AbandonShip


    Wow……just wow…….

  52. Bucsalltheway Says:


  53. cmurda Says:

    FLBoyInDallas Says:
    September 27th, 2015 at 11:20 pm
    Here’s a quote from PFT after the game:

    “For the Buccaneers, Jameis Winston continues to be a rookie. He completed just 17 of 36 passes for 261 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. The Bucs can’t afford to have Winston’s receivers dropping half his passes.”

    There, I fixed it.

  54. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    PFT is a terrible site

  55. AbandonShip Says:

    I don’t see what you see. I see bad decisions and high, “area” throws. I see Evans/Jackson the only wr duo in NFL that can keep the kid above 40% completion rate. I just know of more cases of QB’s that fail than succeed. I mean Chris Simms threw one of the prettiest deep balls I have ever seen. He Sucked.

  56. Bucsalltheway Says:

    In Florida state he had guys who shared his mentality and put it on the line when it counted our team is use to losing thanks to last season we should have kept Herron in the slot…Though Murphy has shown a hungry attitude to make a big play. This weeks agenda game plan and play catch in hope to reel in everything thrown at them this week 8-10 drops definitely will never make Jameis look like the stud he really is. Mike evans was in the game plan but I’m sure drop almost everything on third down wasn’t the plan.

  57. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Chris Simms has now turned into the village idiot

  58. Bucsalltheway Says:

    Good teams battle adversity and come out swinging the following week…Philadelphia eagles anybody? As crappy as they played week one and two nobody had them beating the jets today a defense that had 10 takeaways in two weeks. Hopefully we can damage our opponents next week and show the true grit of this team. But I understand the frustration from everyone one thing that had the feel of last years team was the stupid 12 men on the field that’s just flat out dumb. We might have to hire a counter smh

  59. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    It’s called poor coaching

  60. AbandonShip Says:

    Speaking of the Eagles, Sam Bradford was an overhyped #1 overall pick once. I know that someone is going to say “injuries, blah”. I will counter with “same in college, no improvement, blah”. Just saying. If you think No 3 is going to “flip a magic switch one day”, then you don’t know the NFL.

  61. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ AbandonShip

    “Cocaine’s a helluva drug”

  62. Rojas_ Says:

    I rather have Chuck Pagano, Jim Harbaugh, Gruden but sadly we may be stuck with Lovie an Licht one more year. Also Mike Jenkins is Terrible, besides the one who hit he had on Hopkins.

  63. Rojas_ Says:

    What do you guys think should be our 1st round pick next year? Because we will pick top 5.

  64. bucsbedabest Says:

    Winston is in his 3rd frigen NFL game and all you want to do is play the blame game on a person who is in an impossible situation. He had to key on Evans because VJAX was under a blanket named Kevin Johnson. After those two receivers he has no one to throw to. Peyton Manning’s rookie 3rd game (22-44 193 2 INT 0 TD). So do not give me your “its Winston’s fault” horse manure.

  65. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This is why it’s mostly a waste of time to comment on fan sites. People don’t know how to be objective and simply want to look at their team and players through their emotional lenses.

    You point out stats that are real, and which need serious improvement, while at the same time saying you still believe Winston is the answer and will be the QB here for a long time to come, and yet the cave people who are foaming at the mouth get all riled up. They get their wooden clubs ready and try to lynch whoever dares to challenge their delusional mindsets.

    Let’s face it…in his first season Winston probably won’t even match the stats or the wins that Josh Freeman had in his own first season here. And he had a new rookie coach, new OC, new DC, new QB coach, etc, etc.

    Winston needs dramatic improvement and that’s a FACT. I’m betting like most fans that he will improve and reach that franchise QB level. But to deny that he still has a long way to go is idiocy. People in the national media and fans of other teams say they see promise in Winston, yes, but they also say he’s extremely inconsistent and needs to improve in many areas. I agree. And any other fan with open eyes also agrees.

    If you disagree you’re nothing more than a mouth-breathing, drooling retard who knows nothing more than to say “Bucs good, ooga booga, me like Bucs. You no like Bucs? Ooga booga, me hate you, ooga booga, you dummy, ooga booga. Me real fan, ooga booga, you not real fan.” Blah, blah, on and on and so forth. So slink back into your caves and pretend the Bucs are a good team and on the cusp of doing something and that Winston is a good QB right now. Enjoy the results.

  66. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    LMFFAO! Ummmmm….I didn’t see ANY difference in Gerald not being himself versus being himself. And good lord, what has happened to Lavonte David? He has turned in yet another Barrett “Clown Shoes” Rudd performance. Lots of tackles but no impact plays.

    No one is going to be eating pineapple this year.

  67. MTM Says:

    I thought McCoy was able to do what he always does, dissappear. He’s an average player with elite pay. Get 2 third picks for him and the Bucs would be better off.

  68. Q Says:

    Hawaiian whatever your name is…you don’t know jack spit about football….you need to watch McCoy on every play (or I should say when he’s in the game) the guy is a bum….lol…what I don’t understand is how people believe this guy is an all pro…he needs to study watt…dude was playing every position on the line …no watt didn’t make splash plays but he played the run excellent and he has swagger …lol top 100 player my arse

  69. Ed Says:

    You cannot disgard the completions Winston made to receivers dropping them. The throws he made that were accurate were not incompletions, they were clean drops, don’t penalize the QB for a mistake by the receiver.

    In reality he completed 60% of his throws. If a receiver gets both hands on the ball and there is no contact and they drop it, thats on the receiver not the quarterback.

    Mike Evans has great hands, those drops were mental. Many of the Buc players have issues concentrating and focusing.

  70. pick6 Says:

    the bucs would have been better off just cutting tim wright twice. the 2 players we have gotten for him are both substantial liabilities to our team. mankins may have a six pack, but that just makes him a tired old vet with six pack. he’s not terrible but he is the reason we didn’t pursue an evan mathis or more recently effective starter. and brindza, well….connor barth and patrick murray should start warming up, just in case

  71. Mike10 Says:

    That’s funny, I thought he was himself all game.

  72. bucsbedabest Says:

    @FLBoyinDallas – If you disagree you’re nothing more than a mouth-breathing, drooling retard who knows nothing more than to say “Bucs good, ooga booga, me like Bucs. You no like Bucs?

    How old are you?

  73. sho-nuff Says:

    *yawn McCoy is hurt again…