McCoy Reveals His Chatter To Opponents

September 21st, 2015

gerald mccoy 0814Joe does not subscribe to the pound-your-chest macho belief that football players must be wild beasts eager to gouge their opponents’ eyes out and insult their mamas.

That’s great for TV and movies and Warren Sapp, but there have been and are plenty of amazing football players who were notorious nice guys good sportsmen. Lee Roy Selmon, the first Bucs Hall of Famer, was a classic example of a gentleman.

A ferocious pass rusher, Selmon perfected his craft and led a great Bucs defense to the NFC Championship game, all while helping guys off the turf and admitting he didn’t want to hurt anyone.

Enter Gerald McCoy. He’s a Mr. Nice Guy, too, and a lot of fans can’t stand it. These fans think McCoy’s soft because he would never stomp a player, like Ndamukong Suh does. And who could forget McCoy saying years ago that his favorite movie is Little Mermaid — and he meant it.

Today on NBC Sports Radio, host Mike Florio asked McCoy what kind of trash talker he is.

“I don’t talk trash at all. If I’m doing anything in between, like on TV timeouts, I’m asking guys how their family’s doing, if I’m doing any talking,” McCoy said. “I’m not really much of a trash talker.

Florio followed up by asking if an opponent trash at him has ever gotten under his skin.

McCoy gave a one-word answer, which Joe has never heard talkative McCoy do. “No.”

So there you have it. McCoy just wants to play hard, fast and smart when the whistle blows. Simple as that, as Lovie Smith says, and Joe agrees.

17 Responses to “McCoy Reveals His Chatter To Opponents”

  1. tdtb2015 Says:

    All they have to do is EARN THEIR MONEY in between whistle blows!

    Speak through ACTION.

    I rather see that all day long!

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Just wait on it.

  3. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Playing football myself I just can’t come to terms how someone can turn it on and off on the field, but hey whatever works for him. I would say most need to have that fire and instill fear into their oponents. That’s why I would say your leader should be more like Ray Lewis. I even think if Gerald did play like this the whole game he would be unstoppable. This is something you can’t teach however and the player either gets it or doesnt.

  4. Newbucsfan Says:

    I predicted that the bucs would win Sunday and I say they win and beat Houston next Sunday. I still believe that cullen is a phony and he, warhop, frazier should be gone.

    Trade a few players (I won’t say who), add a few coaches and the Bucs will be legit. The Bears have a pr/kr who would do well in Tampa if the Bears agree to a trade. See what it would take to get Kam from Seattle or ride this season out and draft de’s, ss, cb (and move verner over to the slot), and a legit speedy receiver.

  5. Newbucsfan Says:

    Banks is a malcolm Butler type CB, he’ll look great with a stud opposite him but will look average with the lights on him alone. Draft another big cb, move Verner over to the slot who can also play outside and keep Jennings who can play both sides and the slot and CB position is set.

    Then draft, trade for, or pick up a FA strong safety with some dog in him. Do the same for a DE, and with a few trades this season should have enough picks to do all 1st 3 draft picks. Then get best road grading guard available in the draft and fastest reciever to be across from Evans. Resign Dotson for 2 years and draft his replacement in 2017.

  6. DB55 Says:

    I’m excited to see what Melton can do while McCoy rehabbing.

    Melton, McDonald, Jac Smith and G Johnson stepped up yesterday. Good for them.

  7. Dave Says:

    McCoy, thankfully, is not missing any games from what I’ve seen.
    He makes the DLine go. Takes on double teams all game and still disrupts the back field constantly.
    Why some fans think he isn’t good is beyond me.
    There are better run stuffers but if you want a disruptive force from the DT getting sacks…. He is the best.
    If Smith keeps the pressure from the DE position McCoy is going to end up with a dozen plus sacks this year.

  8. Dave Says:

    McCoy in the last 3 years went 5 sacks, then 8.5 then 9.5 all with no help on the DLine at all and with constant double teams.
    The first 2 years he ripped his biceps off.
    He is entering his prime 27-32 and finally is getting help on the line.

    I am telling everyone right now, if the DLine plays like we saw last week and there is help on the edge, he is about to go 4-6 years in a row with 10+ sacks and the haters out there are going to blink and look up at McCoy having 80+ sacks in his career from the DT position.

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Joe named the clueless bunch of Jameis haters, the “Blowhards”
    I would like to name the Clueless McCoy critics the ” hard blowers”.
    Seems appropriate to me.

  10. Mike10 Says:

    Separate from my opinion of McCoy, the first play McCoy was out of the game was a sack on Brees. It’s not like the running or passing game of the Saints looked much different. I’m glad he’s on the field, I just think there’s a few plays each Sunday he stands out.

  11. LargoBuc Says:

    If Jac Smith keeps doing what he did on Sunday and both him and Mccoy stay healthy, this dline will be damgerous. About time.

  12. Dave Says:

    MIKE 10
    The problem is we tend to sit there and watch players from our team on every play. Then we see highlights of some other player somewhere else in the league and people think that’s how they play all the time every play, what they saw the highlights.
    It’s not reality. No player is a factor every single play on defense. It just has never ever happened. Cory is the best pass rushing swep every single play on defense. It just has never ever happened. McCoy is the best pass rushing and the most disruptive defense of tackle in the NFL. The only thing he could be better at is being a run stuffer. But that is not his job, that is not what he does. He gets into the backfield and disrupts the run and takes on double teams so other players and linebackers can get in there and stop it.

    There is a reason other players have been ranking him higher and higher every year as one of the best players in the nfl. There’s a reason he leads all DTs in sacks over the last few years, even though he has had absolutely no help on the line.

  13. Addison Says:

    Gerald is a heck of a talent that does take himself out of plays entirely way to often. I would as the Bucs would , like to see McCoy make more big plays in the fourth quarter . He had a really good game year up until he was on the sideline for most of the last drive and mainly sat back by the bench not even up on the sideline cheering his teammates on and by the wayafter a three coach coddling he was moving his arm just fine. This D got it done with out him and may have been a touch more inspired knowing he wasn’t there to lean on.facts are the facts Great talent but clearly a camera guy !!

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I think anybody with eyes can see that GMC is a very, very good player.
    He’s all freaking pro!

    The question hanging over GMC is not is he good…is he truly great.

    IMHO the verdict is still out. I do not write him off but he still has something to prove before he’s ever considered for a Gold jacket. A winning team will advance his cause as much as anything.

    And Joe..Selmon is a great example of a nice guy who made the Hall because he is a Buc. Another guy who was a terrific DT for 15 years and played on the “Fearsome Foursome” was Merlin Olson. Deacon Jones supplied the meanness for that DL…Olson was the nice guy who had the most talent.

    Many of you younger guys remember him better for Little House on the Prairie.

    Gawd I’m getting old because many of you not only do not remember those LA Rams you’re too young for Little House on the Prairie too. LMAO

  15. RustyRhinos Says:

    I remember them both as well StPeteBucsFan.

  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Is McCoy great in today’s NFL? Yes. NFL types routinely mention him and Geno Atkins as the two best three-technique DT’s in the league year after year. Fans vote him to the Pro Bowl and more importantly his fellow players vote him an All Pro. Is he great from a historical perspective? Not yet. And we won’t know that answer until late in his career, either. I have much respect for a guy who can be a gentleman and a competitor at the same time. It’s easy to be an a-shole, any loser can do that…just ask many of the posters on this site.

  17. bucsbedabest Says:

    If McCoy does not want to talk trash there is nothing going to change it. Good thing there is some other talkers on the Bucs like Clinton McDonald, Danny Lansanah, Evan Smith and DJ Swearinger. I do not think there is a team in the NFL that does not talk some trash in every game. The Bucs have ours as well.