GMC Playing With Torn Rotator Cuff

December 23rd, 2015
Torn rotator cuff.

Torn rotator cuff.

While Gerald McCoy made his fourth Pro Bowl, his critics have been howling about what a bum he is, despite being fourth in the NFL for sacks by a defensive tackle.

In the knee-to-the-balls loss to the rotten Rams, GMC wasn’t much of a factor and his haters reached a new decibel of wailing, claiming he should be traded for a host of draft picks (nevermind what team without Dave Wannstedt running the front office would trace a bunch of draft picks for a player the haters claim is so pathetic).

GMC has been playing one-handed the past few weeks, his surgically-repaired hand in a club. Not even J.J. Watt can play effectively in a club, but nevermind.

Well, yesterday, in a conference call about the Pro Bowl selection, GMC let it be known he has been playing with a torn rotator cuff, documented by the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

On Tuesday, McCoy acknowledged that he suffered a torn rotator cuff at New Orleans in Week 2, an injury that has persisted throughout the season, diminishing his push off the line. He missed the Week 13 matchup against Atlanta after undergoing a procedure on his left hand.

“This has been my toughest year mentally,” said McCoy, the first Tampa Bay player to earn four consecutive Pro Bowl nods since Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks reeled off a 10-year streak. “I’m not a guy to make excuses — I just kept playing.”

The guy has been playing basically with two broken wings; one a painful injury that knocks many a player out of commission, and the other wing surgically-repaired in a club.

Bucs fans always need a player to hate. How GMC has become that guy with so, so many other slugs on the team Joe, has no earthly idea why.

74 Responses to “GMC Playing With Torn Rotator Cuff”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    A young man falling apart…will be lucky to make it another three years…

  2. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    So…did he help his team or hurt his team by playing with not one but two broken wings? I say hurt his team. Not a coincidence that the last game we won, he was benched due to his injury.

    Would love to see a poll having readers choose if he helped or hurt the Bucs by playing.

  3. "TheKevin" Says:


    Yea because his back up would have set the world on fire right?


    He didn’t hurt the team because his back up sucks anyway.

    I’ve never seen more buc haters that claim to be fans.

    You’re a poor excuse for a buc fan. Go be a fan of another team you stupid sh it.

  4. DooshLaRue Says:

    So if he’s healthy and being a non-factor, he’s being double or triple teamed?
    And if he’s just being non-productive and a non-factor then he’s hurt?

    It must be nice to always have an excuse for a lack of any production of any real consequence……
    and get paid like a superstar.

    I don’t hate him…..I really think I’m just jealous.

  5. RustyRhinos Says:

    So how long for a torn rotator cuff to heal up after surgery? Does anyone know? Will he be healthy enough for OTA’s, I hope he will be. Would it be better to have surgery to fix this at the end of the season, not after the pro bowl? Sorry to hear he is hurt like this. I hope he can maintain his strength while doing rehab on this injury and his hand injury. Hard to build strength not working out.

  6. "TheKevin" Says:


    Just like your name. A total stupid doosh

  7. Dr.4Hoagy Says:

    McCoy 4th straight Pro Bowl, again on the strength of the players and coaches votes, once again proves that most fans don’t know what they are looking at.

  8. McBuc Says:

    Th players and coaches are h ones that voted him in, the Bucs are not a team in many fans outside Tampa bay. I think they know more than you haters on a web page.

  9. Bucs Believer Says:

    Oh so THAT is why he acted all season like a winy little school girl. Now i get it sorry GMC.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    7.5 sacks. Double injury.

    Did he make a difference? Did he help the team?

    7.5 SACKS!!!!

    Not to mention, who did you see trying to fire up that defense??? They would not have done anything at all if not for him!

    You people are twits.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Good on ya Joe for sticking up for GMC. Either of his 2 injuries would’ve shut down most DTs I’d bet.

  12. AC Says:

    From PFT

    By staying out there, McCoy joined a select group of Bucs players to make four straight Pro Bowls, a group which includes Lee Roy Selmon, Derrick Brooks, Mike Alstott, Hardy Nickerson, Warren Sapp and John Lynch.

    Yeah lets get this guy out of Tampa quick! Haters gonna hate but McCoy is here to stay

  13. kaput Says:

    He’d have done himself a HUGE favor (in the eyes of the fans) by revealing his injury early in the season.

  14. Aristotle Says:

    Better not play in the pro bowl, time to heal now.

  15. ndog Says:

    Why is stating facts considered hate? Trust me I want McCoy to be great more than most of you as I am actually a season ticket holder, but the fact is he is an average player on a bad defense. He goes to the Probowl on name and meaningless sacks in games where those sacks are not impactful. I would love to come on here next year and say I was wrong but over the pay two years I see a player that just does not impact the game the way a 3rd overall $100 million player should. He plays for the Bucs so I root like heck fire the guy but I am left waiting for a play each week that just never comes. I remember vividly a 3rd and 8 against the Saints two games ago he got a one on one and just stood up and played patty cake for what seemed like 5 seconds. Maybe to you guys that is acceptable but for me is you want to be considered great that CANNOT happen in the biggest game he has ever played in.

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Shame on every single one of you criticizing McCoy. He played with 2 injuries that would have had every single one of us out of commission at our jobs, yet he played through it and still leads the team in sacks. Then some of you idiots are upset because he hurt the team? Were you born stupid, or did it just happen with time? Of course had he sat out, you would have complained he was soft. He’s in a no win situation. So many of you have it out for him for some reason. The only thing I can possibly think of is pure jealousy, because he’s better at life than you. I’m truly embarrassed I cheer for the same team as you.

  17. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    GMC shouldn’t be in the probowl

    GMC is injury prone and it’s proven every single year

    Trade him right now…..atleast he has some value

  18. Upthegut Says:

    This team has had too many prolonged injuries. Could the fault lie with the training staff? I wonder if they were transfers from the Chicago Bears team? Wouldn’t be a surprise. Lovie is what Lovie does.

  19. bucrightoff Says:

    I applaud his toughness. I’m concerned he played the whole year with a torn rotator cuff and whether that will have any long term impact on him. I’d also like to shut him down now that the season is over, no need to take any further risk of long term damage or even another injury.

  20. ndog Says:

    If you play you are supposed to produce if you can’t produce don’t play. He played so I look at him as ready to go and his play will be judged by what i/we expect from 3rd overall pick. He was not even close to what I expect / want from the guy we are all counting on. I truly don’t see how any of you can be happy with his production or lack there of.

  21. Howard Cosell Says:

    No surprise that Howard was exactly right. Again.
    Maybe the knee-jerk low-IQ trolls should follow Howards
    lead in the future.
    Howard never once called out McCoy AND (check the comment
    history) Howard stated that “McCoy is playing with a persistant
    shoulder injury just like Sapp”, although Howard now thinks that
    McCoys shoulder was worse than Sapps shoulder.

    #Watch out for paid tolls (aka “shills”). Their goal is to subtly affect
    tour opinions through repetition of their BS.

  22. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You’re living in a fantasy world. To expect someone to play at 100% just because they line up is not reasonable. Should JJ Watt get blasted for not performing well with his broken hand (never mind the fact that the broken hand is the minor injury for GMC)? Fact of the matter is McCoy is producing more than anyone else, since he leads the team in sacks. You can complain about his impact, but who else on the D-line is having an impact? Why single out McCoy? Is it because he makes the most money? Is it your money? Then why the hell do you care? Instead of praising the guy for giving everything he has to give, you complain that it isn’t up to the unrealistic standards you set. There isn’t a player in the NFL that could do any better with a torn rotator cuff. I suggest you talk to anyone who has ever had that injury if you think not. That’s an injury that puts 99.9% of guys on IR, yet he didn’t miss a game from it.

    Regardless, I’m completely wasting my breath. You have already made up your mind. You don’t like him, and you never will. Continue on.

  23. godzilla13 Says:

    Remember the game against the Falcons? During the coin toss to go into OT? Everyone was down on McCoy the way acted uninterested? “One is a painful injury that knocks many a player out of commission”. Your the best GMC, just keep going to Pro Bowls and all the haters can shove it!

  24. Waterboy Says:

    Sacks are great stats to follow but I’d at least like to see him get more consistent pressure. I’ve watched every games he’s ever played and quite often he has disappeared in games. I remember the first New Orleans game, he was a ghost the whole game and finally popped up for that last sack that sealed the game. I guess he already had a bad shoulder by the 2nd game of the season. If other coaches think that highly enough of him to put him in the pro-bowl I’d say trade him to them for a few draft picks. He’s already about 28 and breaking down they should offload him while they can get something for him. Draft a young DT with the picks they’d acquire.

  25. ndog Says:

    Guys all I’m saying is what had the guy ever done to make you defend him so much. He never steps up to make a big play when needed and this is not new it is year after year. You ask why he is singled out on the dline? Simple he was the#3 pick in the entire draft and the rest of the line are castoffs. The real question how can you guys expect so little from a number 3 draft pick? Picks that high should be JJ Wtt, Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Kuechly, Cox, Mack, not a guy who is always hurt and had an excuse as to why he’s not performing. Two torn biceps, broken hand, torn rotator cuff. You have to wonder if we ever do make the playoffs will McCoy even be healthy enough to play or will be just have an excuse for being useless.

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You’re absolutely, 100% wrong about the Saints game. I was there in the Superdome. He was blowing past the guard all game long, but was getting help from the center. It’s no coincidence that we got so much pressure on Brees the entire game. Not sure what in the hell you were watching, but a blind man could see he was creating havoc in the backfield. Hell, I read numerous articles stating the same thing. You see, here’s the thing, you can’t just make stuff up and pass it off as truth. I will call you on your BS every single time.

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I love how people say trade him and get more picks and draft another. Hilarious and stupid all at the same time. Do you actually believe it’s that easy? Everyone is on Aaron Donald’s jock, when we all know damn well they saw him for the first time on Thursday! half of you don’t even know what college he went to without googling it. GTFOH with that! At worst case, he’s the 4th best 3 technique in the league (of course most of you have no idea what a 3 technique is, evidenced by the fact you love to compare him to JJ Watt, which is like comparing Doug Martin to ASJ). Di toy think it is that easy to replace the 4th best player at his position? If so, I strongly suggest you put in an application at One Buc Place. But nah, just continue to talk out of your arse, as so many of you specialize in. It’s really comical to those of us who actually understand the game.

  28. Raymond Jameis Stadium Says:

    @Hwaiian all you do is insult people on these message for being stupid.

  29. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Guys all I’m saying is what had the guy ever done to make you defend him so much. He never steps up to make a big play when needed and this is not new it is year after year”


    Do you watch every game as you claim? Then how exactly do you forget his 2 sacks on the last possession against Jacksonville? How do you forget forcing a bad throw from Matt Ryan on the last play of the game? I guess all except for those two games, right?

  30. BrianBucs Says:

    For those of you that have Not had a torn rotator cuff I for one can tell you that the pain that comes with it is immense. You can’t sleep at night, every time you lift your arm is painful, and the initial recovery and therapy period after surgery is just misery.
    My hat is off to McCoy for playing at all and still trying to help his team. It must be horrible for him

  31. James Walker Says:

    This explains a lot.

  32. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “@Hwaiian all you do is insult people on these message for being stupid.”


    Then they should stop being stupid. If you think it’s fair to criticize a guy for not playing at an all-pro level, who played through a torn rotator cuff and a broken hand, then I’ll add you to that list.

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So… can’t have it both ways…

    GMC plays with injury….thus shutting up the “soft” haters

    or…..GMC hurts team by playing injured…, what a crock of BS!!!

    The bottom line is GMC is a Buc and a very good one at that….

  34. Waterboy Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc
    I know stats don’t necessarily tell the full story but 2 tackles 0 assists and that 1 sack at the end of the game is considered a good game. It means nothing to blow past the guard after the play is already over or 20 yds down the field. I remember Jacquiz Smith having an impact in that game but don’t really remember McCoy doing anything besides that 1 sack at the end.

  35. GhostofTedford Says:

    @ The Kevin…Merry Christmas @$$hole.

    A torn rotator cuff is an outpatient surgery, 4-6 weeks rehab. GMC will be fine before the first snap of pre-season 2016.

  36. pick6 Says:

    GMC hate is silly. he was a poor fit as face of the franchise and team leader, and that is his biggest crime. it looks like there are some more suitable guys to take the mantle moving forward….hopefully he can be more of a simeon rice type in the future – outstanding player and definitely one of the personalities on the team, but not your nickerson\brooks\sapp type who guys look to first. simeon was all about mentoring young d linemen and working on his craft, but people were okay with him being on his own planet and didn’t demand he act a certain way or connect his attitude with the team’s performance

  37. Couch Fan Says:

    An Injured McCoy is the same as a 4th quarter healthy McCoy. Either way he is invisible! Let the excuses and name calling continue…

  38. ndog Says:

    Question my opinion if you will, but don’t question my watching of games as I have seen every snap including preseason since 1993. And before1993 heard every home snap via the radio for home games and saw on TV for road games. I don’t know what you know about football so I won’t insult you or try to pretend to know you but I highly doubt you watch our know more football than I do. Maybe as much but not more so don’t act like you know what I watch our don’t watch. And what I remember is George Johnson making huge play to win the game not McCoy. Again I like McCoy and root for him I just want more from someone we are counting on so heavily.

  39. JollyBucsFan Says:

    GMC is extremely talented, but injury concerns are still part of the package, GMC has been injured in almost every year of his career. paying $98 for an oft-injured talented DT might not be worth it

  40. JollyBucsFan Says:

    $98 mil

  41. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    It’s tough in the trenches. Hopefully GMACK can rest up, and be ready for offseason training.

    Makes, laugh how people are blasting Mike Evan’s – and loving Aaron Donald.
    I was called everything, but a child of God. When I suggested that we should trade down, and draft Aaron Donald.



    December 11th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    With your keen eye for talent…I know you’ve seen this kid out of Pitt. DT Aaron Donald 6-0½, 281 lbs. Sure the kid is small, but Wow. Your talking about an out of this world get off..smh. You add this kid to our rotation and look out. For a minute I was, like ehh-next coming of Trevor Laws. Then the next minute…this kid leaves you speechless.

    May 4th, 2014 at 5:44 am
    Fun History Fact:

    • Aaron Donald (2013) was the ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD FINALISTS-Hugh Green (1980) is the only other Pitt player to win the award. Yep, the same Hugh Green that was selected (7th) overall- in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Widely considered to be one of the greatest linebackers in Buccaneers history.

    May 4th, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Aaron Donald Comparable(s):

    John Randle
    • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 287 lb (130 kg)

    Geno Atkins
    • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    This guy (Name change of course) was not a fan of Mr.Donald

    Back, from Davie Jones Locker Says
    May 4th, 2014 at 5:52 am

    Aaron Donald- 6’1″, 285#

    Great in college, physically overwhelmed in the NFL
    The don’t call it “the Big Leagues” for nothing.
    He is just too small, with a maxed out Frame.
    We draft him, then go ahead and add him to our huge list of 1st round failures.

    I know there are scouts, mock Drafters, Etc- who will tell you he is big enough.
    He isn’t. The NFL isn’t that complicated. If you play DT in the trenches, you will be facing frequent double teams from 320# guards/centers. Most around 6’4″ and up.

    He won’t be able to do any of the things he did in college.
    Sad, but true

  43. buddha Says:

    Did any of you ever hear of peer review? It’s the essence of a meritocracy. The experts in the field evaluate the person’s body of work. The coaches and players have concluded that Gerald McCoy is a beast of a player. What are your credentials for saying he is not? Trade McCoy and you’ll get the same result as when Sapp was allowed to leave, which many fans applauded because he wouldn’t sign autographs.

  44. ndog Says:

    Buddha, my eyes.

  45. ndog Says:

    Those same people have never put LVD in the probowl so theres that.

  46. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “And what I remember is George Johnson making huge play to win the game not McCoy.”


    Say no more. If you remember that, I’m not going to waste my time anymore.

  47. ndog Says:

    That’s right Hawaiian don’t let the facts get in the way of your blind affection for someone who has done little to nothing for this franchise.

  48. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I almost hope we get rid of McCoy, so that he can play for a fan base that will actually appreciate him. You people are a bunch of damn fools, and if he were to ever leave (or get decent edge rushers), you will see exactly how foolish you are.

    Lik Buddha said, it’s funny how the experts disagree. The other players in the NFL rank him in the top 40 players in the league, but “fans” say that doesn’t matter. He’s been voted to 4 consecutive Pro Bowls, but “fans” say it’s a popularity contest. He’s a 2 time All-Pro player, but “fans” say he doesn’t take over games. He was voted team captain by his teammates, but “fans” say he isn’t a leader or the voting was rigged. Warren Sapp himself said he is more talented than him, but “fans” say he is a bum. He leads our team in sacks every single year (from a 3 technique spot with no edge rushers), but “fans” say those sacks are meaningless. He wins a road division game for us on the very last play of the game, but “fans” say he doesn’t do anything in the clutch. Finally, the Bucs decided to give him a $100M contract, but “fans” say we should trade him. It’s amazing how these “fans” are so much smarter than everyone else. It’s even more amazing that they believe it so much, they feel like sharing it with the rest of the world.

  49. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “That’s right Hawaiian don’t let the facts get in the way of your blind affection for someone who has done little to nothing for this franchise.”


    Says the guy that thinks George Johnson made a game winning play.

  50. ndog Says:

    Donald in 30 games has 112 tackles and 20 sacks
    McCoy in 77 games has 182 tackles and 34.5 sacks.
    Which one would you want even if we’re just taking numbers? One was drafted#3 the other#13.
    McCoy has more than double the games played but does have double the sacks or tackles. Donald is an impact player McCoy is not, case closed!

  51. ndog Says:

    Stripping a back of the ball at their own 2 yard line and us getting TD that was the difference in the game is kinda a big play or did you not know that?

  52. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You said he never made a big play at the end of a game when we needed it. Did you not? I gave you an example where he made the game winning play on literally the last play of the game. It doesn’t get any more game winning than that. Mccoy has forced fumbles before, but apparently that doesn’t count the same way George Johnson’s play does? For a guy that claims to want success for McCoy, you sure do spend a lot of time bashing him.

    And seriously, what’s your deal with Donald? You have gotten yourself hot and bothered talking about a guy that doesn’t play for us, and that you’ve seen play one time in your entire life! Do you do the same for Brady? What does Cam Newton do for you? How about JJ Watt? Those guys are the spoon that stirs your coffee. Every coach and player states how much of an impact McCoy has, so I’m going to take their word for it over a guy named “ndog”.

  53. dougie Says:

    this is a year recovery ouch!

  54. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    All the experts are wrong. McCoy isn’t any good. Ndog has eyes that tell him otherwise, as do many other incredibly knowledgable fans. If only we could all have such wonderful talent evaluation!

  55. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    Sorry GMC for the trade talk. I know nothing. Your a BOSS

  56. tnew Says:

    I don’t hate him at all. On the contrary, I really like the guy. I just hate the contract that we signed him too. Regarding the injury, if this is the case, there is no reason for him to play another down for the remainder of the season. Why he didn’t get surgery this week and is already on IR? I respect players who try to play thru injuries, but I imagine that we saw the effect on his body as the game progressed, once the shots wore off.

    My advice:
    GMC, we don’t need you right now, we need you healthy and hungry next year.
    IR now. Get the surgery, come out and ball next year. Be dominant. Make all of these fans eat their words. That’s what I’m hopeful for.

  57. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Merry Christmas everyone. Cue the liberals in 3….2….1

  58. ndog Says:

    I will leave it at this. I am rooting for GMC to be the defensive player of the year next year cause he is on my favorite sports team out of all the sports. I just want him to be healthy, dominate, and make big plays in big games. If he does that he will not have a bigger supporter than me, cause I just call it like I see it. So hopefully for all of us (even you Hawaiian ) next year is the same kind of year for GMC that 2013 was. Cause that year he was healthy and met my expectations.

  59. John McKillop Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc, I agree with you all the way. For McCoy to even be on the field is a miracle. I had a torn rotator cuff, If you’ve never had one you have know idea how damn painful they are. The amount of pain that injury causes is immense, you can barely comb you hair or dry off after a shower, anything you have to lift your arm to do is painful to make you want to cry. For those that think McCoy isn’t tough enough, you are kidding yourselves, I know from experience that he is one tough S.O.B. fighting through that.

  60. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I would also like to wish “The Kevin” the “Original Kevin” and the “Sugar tank Kevin” a very merry Christmas U @$$HOLE!!!!

  61. DrHoagy Says:

    For those who don’t know or refuse to understand, Pro Bowl election is based on votes from the fans, coaches and players counting for 1/3 each. McCoy has been voted in 3 times on the strength of the coaches and players votes. I think it speaks volumes about the football IQ of the average Bucs fan that they want to run a premiere DT out of town. Yes he played hurt this year but you bozos refuse to accept the fact that 50% of GMC is still twice as good as any replacement.
    I fear we still live in Gooberville.

  62. ndog Says:

    Help me understand why having high expectations for a number 3 overall pick is frowned upon around here? That is what is what’s wrong with this fan base we have some low expectations around here. By the way for those of you that put so much stock in the validity of the pro bowl voting, do you really think GMC deserved it more than LVD?

  63. Raymond Jameis Stadium Says:


  64. DrHoagy Says:

    @ndog: Your pretzel logic proves my point. GMC has been a one man show for years on the D-Line. His being voted into the Pro Bowl by the players and coaches proves that dip spits like you have no clue about the game. He has lived up to expectations and guess what, has been out playing Suh the other big DT from his draft for the past couple of years.
    Your thought process is symbolic of the lazy comments such as Jameis = Jamarcus, Evans = Clayton, and, wait for it, McCoy = Mc Bust. When “fans” like you have been proven wrong you can’t take and will continue to rail against the player until he is gone regardless of how successful he may have been. Sad, very very sad.

  65. ndog Says:

    How have I been proven wrong? Did LVD make the probowl? Then the selection process is flawed so McCoy making the pro bowl proves nothing.

  66. ndog Says:

    I will ask again are you guys really happy with his production? Your ok with the Rams, Saints, Texans, and every other team sitting back and having all day to throw every 3rd and long and McCoy (along with the rest of the dline)getting zero pressure? I mean almost anyone can do that. He is not doubled teamed every play and if you believe he is your crazy. I wait every game for a big play and am normally disappointed, how are you not?

  67. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    What part of he played with a torn rotator cuff all season do you not understand? He’d be the first to tell you he didn’t have the production anyone wanted, but he still led the team in sacks. That’s nothing short of amazing, but also goes to show how little help he has.

    As for Lavonte not making it, the reason may be too much for you to comprehend, but I’ll try anyway. Lavonte is a 4-3 OLB, but an OLB in a 3-4 defense is primarily a pass rusher. For example, probably the best edge rusher in the game is Von Miller. Those guys get sacks, which are more glamorous than tackles.

  68. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    The pro bowl doesn’t separate the two, so usually 4-3 OLBs gets left out . It’s not fair, but fairly common. The dumbest thing is the pro bowl doesn’t allow teams to play a 3-4 defense.

  69. ndog Says:

    I am done with this we will agree to disagree. I am tired of your insults as you can’t argue your point with facts just name calling.

  70. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m extremely confused as to where I called you a name???

  71. ndog Says:

    It was implied by the comprehend comment but it’s ok I get your just trying to make your point. We’re both Bucs fans and want the same thing but we see this differently no big deal I just us to be the best and I’m sure you do to. Merry Christmas brother and go Bucs!

  72. loggedontosay Says:

    Excuses, excuses, excuses, excuses….

  73. Mike Johnson Says:

    My guess is McCoy is good for another 5 yrs or so. His injuries are accumulating and will take their toll as age sets in. He still draws double teams even with injuries. Mans got heart. Meanwhile back in the training room….ASJ takes dibs on next in line for the hot tub.

  74. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Lol that dude just can’t understand that GMC was hurt all season. And he still leads the bucs in sacks… Yes we all want more production from gmc, I want more production from all of the players. Another losing season freaking sucks. But we deal with what we are dealt. And a hurt GMC is better than a healthy spence, or McDaniel. As proven by GMCs low pitch count, and not a lot of production by anyone else on the d line. The fact is that GMC has been hurt all season and still leads the bucs in sacks, and is among the sack leaders for all DTs.

    So knowing he has a bum shoulder AND a broken hand. You still expect him to be the best DT playing the game today. I respect your high expectations of one of the best DTs in the game. But the injury sadly has more of an effect than you probably realize. But here’s to next season. Hopefully GMC can come back strong and prove to the world that he is still the guy we paid $98m to.