Gerald McCoy Silences Vulgar Philly Heckler

November 28th, 2015

RevisMcCoyProBowlLeave it to Gerald McCoy to break the evil spirit of a vile Eagles fan.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week, McCoy explained that Philadelphia fans lived up to their notorious reputation of inappropriate behavior on Sunday.

McCoy countered that with words of peace and kindness, and it worked.

“It was everything I thought it was going to be,” McCoy said. “I’m just who I am. So when I walked out, fans did some inappropriate things I can’t say on the radio because there’s children listening. But they did some things with their hands and, you know, and they said some inappropriate words. And I looked at a couple of fans and they told me how much I suck, and I’m not good and all this.

And I was like, ‘Is all that necessary? We’re just trying to play a football game. Why you got to do all that?

And the guys, they just looked at me and got real quiet. It was like, “‘You know what man, I’m sorry. I’m sorry.'”

Joe enjoyed McCoy’s story. Warren Sapp would have handled that situation, um, differently.

McCoy said the Philly-fan rage “was so over the top” but his attitude stayed light hearted, in part, because a Bucs staff member joked to him about the haters, “Gerald, I didn’t know you had family here.”

32 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Silences Vulgar Philly Heckler”

  1. dreambig Says:

    Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy that those fans had to watch two massive butt whippings in a row. Couldnt happen to nicer people.

  2. jb Says:

    Great story. Way to go GMC!!

  3. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    No way the philly fans got quiet, im guessing they came back over the top w more, only way to shut them up is beat them, not kill them w kindness, they probably made fun of mccoys red stripe in his head

  4. Nick Says:

    Joe enjoyed McCoy’s story. Warren Sapp would have handled that situation, um, differently.

    That is way McCoy will NEVER be an elite player and NEVER should even be talked about while discussing the great Warren Sapp.

    The NFL is not church or the girl scouts.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    The ONLY time I almost got into a fight at a sporting event. Had season tickets to the Lightning…my wife had to miss ONE game that year and it was of course Philly. I sold her ticket to a scalper out front and asked him please do not sell it to a Philly fan. He looked at me and laughed.

    So a dude who has lived here for about five years, raised to be a total asswhole in Philly is yammering all night. The Lightning were not good that year and so the Flyers had a three goal lead in the 3rd period. The guy is non stop next to me and so I first asked him if he lived here why he was cheering for Philly? Home is where the heart is and so of course I take it he doesn’t call Tampa Bay home…he’s just living here. He gave the usual lameasss excuses and I said..
    OK…so I’ll give you scoreboard on the ice…you have to give me scoreboard off the ice because you don’t see thousands and thousands of us heading to Philly to drive on your roads…suck your air..and drink your water. Pretty clear isn’t it which city is the best as evidenced by where people want to live!!

    He stood up…I stood up…but those of you with season tickets to any sport know how you develop relationships with all the season ticket holders around you after attending so many games together and sharing the joy and frustration of your teams wins and losses.

    As both of us stood up to face off…three other guys..two right in front and a friend right behind us all stood up and stared at the guy. He shrunk and slipped back into his seat. Philly fans are truly the worst!!!

  6. Buddy V. Says:

    In ancient Mohican-Greek lore, I’ve heard “Philly” or “Phila” means “full” and “Del phia” means “of or from the toilet.” Seriously. If Eagles fans in Philly are half as bad as Eagles fans who live here in Tampa, then I am even more comforted by Eagles misfortune.. The problem with Eagles fans who put roots down here but still boo the Bucs are they lack loyalty to either home. They didn’t love Philly enough to stay there, and don’t love their new home enough to love it. You can still like the Eagles but if you choose to put roots down here, buy a house here, raise your kids here, then wear red and pewter and just don’t boo the Eagles. I interact with people here from Philly on a normal basis because the law won’t let me discriminate, and they are basically vulgar, loud, and ignorant…bad combination. Good to see Gerald makes ’em feel stupid in their own house.

  7. FanOfBucs Says:


  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Dusthty Rhothdes….I think you’re right. GMC is lying. Perhaps you can talk to your neighbor like that, but not in Philly.

    Hell I’m a Bucs fan and if I was running my mouth at players in the tunnel, what GMC said would just fire me up more. So I’m not buying that line Joe.

    Gee Wally why do you got to do that?

    Gerald McCoy’s All Time Favorite Song :

    “So, let’s make the most of this beautiful day.
    Since we’re together we might as well say:
    Would you be mine?
    Could you be mine?
    Won’t you be my neighbor?
    Won’t you please,
    Won’t you please?
    Please won’t you be my neighbor?”

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    Gerald McCoy is a class act, on and off the field. He reminds me of the GREAT Leroy Selmon. I’ll get in anyone’s face who disagrees even if they’re from Philly.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    My wife almost got my teeth knocked out once at an Eagles @ Bucs game. Philly fans behind us were heckling us all game long. Talkin’ lots of shyte. There was 4 of them. So 4 against 1 made me keep my mouth shut. That was until after the 1/2 and we walked back to our seats. The Bucs were losing and one of the dudes said to us “How do you like the game so far?” My wife replied “The game would be much better if we didn’t have you a**holes sitting behind us.” Dude said :”Did you just call us a**holes?” That’s when I had to stand up, turn around and apologize to them saying : “It’s all good guys, this smack talk is all in good fun.” The dude replied that I just need to keep my wife’s mouth shut.

    She then does the scratching the back of her head with her middle finger sticking up thingy. Dude says : “Are you giving us the middle finger?” My wife replies : “Oh you figured that out did ya smart guy?” Dude says to me ” “That I better keep my wife calm if I wanted to keep all my teeth.”

    So NOOOOOOOOOOOO Gerald. I don’t believe you.

  11. lurker Says:

    you are so biased, 87. if jameis said the same thing you would believe it as gospel. it coulda happened.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    My wife’s a 5 foot tall ginger that talks like she’s a lion. Especially with a few in her. Hell at the Jags game she was giving poor Jags fans the middle finger left and right. I said to her honey these are Jags fans, they’ve been through a lot worse than we have has Bucs fans.

    All I got was a “don’t tell me what to do” and a middle finger in my face.

    I just know I’m going to get punched in the face someday at a Bucs game. I talk a lot of trash myself. We both talk trash even if the Bucs are 0 and 7 at the time, but my wife goes over the top at times.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    lurker….I’m not a GMC hater. I’m not in that group and no I wouldn’t believe Jameis either. If it were Jameis, it would have never gone down that anyways. Jameis has too much swagger and would never let those fans go unchecked.

  14. SoftastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Jerks will be jerks. McCoy handled that situation quite well in my opinion. He needs to continue to let his play speak for him. Be a dog on the field, and show some passion when needed.

    Good Luck on Sunday.

    Go Bucs!



  15. Dave Says:

    The haters on here crack me up. They think McCoy will never be crate because he’s a nice guy. That is so narrowminded and asinine. You know that’s was a nice guy? Derrick Brooks. Reggie White. I don’t think I need to say anymore. But that list is massive. People have different different personalities, it does not affect play morons

  16. Razor Ramone Says:

    Just go back to the things those Philly pigs said to Joe Jurivicious. They are sub human pukes and every time they get smoked an angel gets it’s wings.

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Thanks for that post. I do not understand why guys think asswholes are better material for football.

    Merlin Olson was one of the greatest DT’s of all time. He was a sweet man.

  18. Tiny Tim Says:

    Yo. Yall want buccaneers sports talk (and local sports talk)? I have been listening to a sports show out of clearwater called the sports web on on Saturdays at 4pmest. If you live in pinellas you can hear it on the radio at 1340 am, but you can hear it every where also on the website at 4pm est time Saturdays. You can call in if thats your thing (I have). Joe I hope its ok talking about that. No disrespect.

  19. loggedontosay Says:

    I guess the truth do not hurt when you are collecting 15million a year. Sapp would have responded by sacking the quarterback 5 times.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Dave…and anyone else. I don’t hate GMC at all. Then again I would never mention his name in the same breath as Derrick Brooks, Reggie White or the late great Lee Roy Selmon. Not in that class of HOF’ers imo.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    I think the heckler found his teams loss as payback for his ignorance. Shut him right up. Not quite as good as watching the Bucs make mincemeat up in Pa., but the chance to watch nasty Eagle fans meltdown at losing big to the Bucs would have been a real laugher.

  22. Jon Says:

    What do you mean? The nfl today is soft, might as well be a church or Girl Scouts

  23. Miguel Grande Says:

    Once at a Rays-Red Sox game a whole row of obnoxious visiting fans were incredibly rude, crude, loud and obnoxious. I shut them up by reminding them of Bucky Dent, then I stabbed them and twisted the dagger by reminding them of Bill Buckner. They cried out in pain.


    Those names stir up demoralizing memories for any die hard Sox fan. I know, I grew up in New England.

    Maybe, the mere mention of Ronde Barber would have the same effect with Iggle fans. One of the greatest moments in the history of Buccaneer football would be equally demoralizing for Philly fans.

  24. orlbucfan Says:

    Buc1987: I met Lee Roy Selmon way back in the Stone Age. Gerald McCoy is his equal both on and off the field. Period. End of sentence.

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Nick Says:
    “Joe enjoyed McCoy’s story. Warren Sapp would have handled that situation, um, differently.

    That is way McCoy will NEVER be an elite player and NEVER should even be talked about while discussing the great Warren Sapp.

    The NFL is not church or the girl scouts.”

    That is total and complete crap. You are going to tell me Dungy, Brooks, Barber and Lynch, who are all professed believers, had no place in the NFL. Take your bigotry elsewhere.

  26. University of Seffner Says:

    Nick: “The NFL is not church or the girl scouts.” Seriously dude? Reggie White and Lee Roy Selmon were dominant Hall of Famers, and were SERIOUS CHRISTIAN MEN! These players would be the first to tell you that they achieved what they did because of Jesus Christ. They honored God by not engaging in profane behavior and still were the best at what they did.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    orlbucfan Says:
    November 28th, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    “Gerald McCoy is his equal both on and off the field. Period. End of sentence.”

    I wasn’t a fan until 87, but I consider that blasphemy!

    McCoy will never even sniff the hall of fame…

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh and btw McCoy is not fit to carry Sapp’s jock strap for him. Again not a hater, just don’t see the need to be comparing his demeanor and talent on the field to that of some of the greats of all time.

    Derrick Brooks? That’s blasphemous too.

  29. Ed Says:

    I was born in Philadelphia, grew up going to Phillies-76ers-Eagle games. The psyche of the Philadelphia fan is fragile. The Eagles’ last championship was in 1960. The Phils never won a Series until 1980. The greatest basketball player of his era, Wilt Chamberlain was only able to lead Phila. to one championship while Bill Russell and Red Auerbach won 9 titles for Boston.

    So Philly fans have this inferiority complex and have to hide their shame behind boorish and ignorant behavior. There’s no excuse for it. They have a lot of sports knowledge but don’t know how to behave themselves in public. They are an embarrassment to the area, which once you get out of the city is actually a nice area. The city has some horrible areas that make East Tampa seem like the Upper East Side.

    When I moved to Tampa I left my Eagles feelings behind and have been 100% orange and now pewter. When the Bucs beat the Eagles at the old Vet it was one of my favorite sports moments.

    The only NFL teams I dislike now more than the Eagles is the Falcons, Saints and Panthers. That’s the way it should be. Would love to see a win in Indy tomorrow.

  30. ATrain Says:

    Thanks McCoy…

    But to you Philly Fans..

    SUCK IT !!!!!

  31. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    You’re a good man. I grew up in Greater Cincinnati cheering the Reds in old Crosley and later Riverfront. The Bengals at Nippert stadium their first year while I was at school at UC home of that stadium before the Bengals got to Riverfront.

    Like you though I now root for the Bucs, Lightning and Rays. Home is where the heart is and I heart Tampa Bay.

  32. Clw JB Says:

    I never heard or saw Alstott, Brooks, Dunn, Gruber act like Sapp or Nickerson for that matter…but they were all great players, get off GMC, he is a great player like him or not