McCoy: Critical & Disrespectful Fans Are “Hilarious”

February 29th, 2016

McCoyProBowlSomething riled up Gerald McCoy on Saturday afternoon.

McCoy took to Twitter and had firm messages for Bucs fans, and he grouped them in two categories.

McCoy went on to laud what he called “real fans.”

“You real fans we LOVE you guys. Good or bad you’re right there and we love you for it,” McCoy Twittered.

Joe knows fans (aka people) can be brutally hateful, especially on social media. Joe has no idea to whom McCoy was referring — whether he was inspired by nice fans or mean fans, though Joe suspects a harshly critical fan got McCoy worked up.

Joe wonders how McCoy defines “disrespect.” If it includes a fan sharing an opinion that a player stinks and should be cut or traded, then Joe can’t agree with McCoy. If McCoy is referring to fans insulting a player’s non-football-related actions or family members, then Joe would agree.

66 Responses to “McCoy: Critical & Disrespectful Fans Are “Hilarious””

  1. Brendan Says:

    I think we should maybe shop him

  2. DB55 Says:

    Same bs rant he went on when it was suggested that we draft Aaron Donald and move McCoy to DT. He said “you ‘fans’ are funny I ain’t moving for no rookie” and that rookie has outplayed him every year.

    Keep talking McCoy we’ll see you on the sidelines by week 3 with a swollen pinkey. 🍦🍭🍦🍫🍰🍫🍰🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍰🍰🍰🍦🍦🍦🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰

  3. Bo Says:

    Let’s hear it for the “Real Fans” since the beginning… Tell em big dog!

  4. cover deuce Says:

    And just what exactly makes a fan real or fake? Shouldn’t have taken the bait, Gerald, even if you do make a valid point.

  5. buccfan305 Says:


    LMFAO!!!!! His Va Jay Jay hurts.

  6. Bo Says:

    Go back to Jersey

  7. DB55 Says:

    LMFAO!!!!! His Va Jay Jay hurts.

    That would be his most legitimate excuse yet!

  8. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    DB55….his myeterious season long injury will begin in July….we should make a pool what it will be this year…trade him for a #1 pick and get someone that is REAL and youngry and cares more about winning

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    What he is saying is that it’s hilarious how fans will smile to his face, then go online and rip him apart. He’s not saying you aren’t a real fan if you criticize him. I think it’s safe to say no one says anything to him man to man, yet there is so much criticism to him locally. I’ve never understood either why someone would do that. If you don’t like the guy, don’t walk up to him and ask to take a picture or get an autograph. More importantly, don’t tell him how big of a fan you are of him, then call him soft as soon as he walks away.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    McCoy should know he is in a biz where fans can say anything they want to. That’s why we are fans. Grow a pair Gerald! But I really don’t think McCoy has much longer here or in the NFL. He has had his big payday. And his injuries seem to be mounting. Another 2 or 3 yrs of injuries piling on him and he’s done. Its just part of the Business. And yes, A lot of us..esp old timers are critical of our Bucs. We are sick and tired of the hype followed by one losing season after another. Win some games. Get to the playoffs. Come up…out of the bowels of the cellar!

  11. William Walls Says:

    You guys that want us to trade away a pro-bowler are a riot! Where do you guys hang out in D.C. when you’re not on the phone trading away all your draft picks to St. Louis?

  12. biff barker Says:

    A little cheese on the taco?

  13. Tiny Tim Says:

    You know its funny. I remember when sapp used to say things like we deserved to get booed when they did not play not to the “fans” standard but to their own standards. There was none of this good or bad crap. Sapp and the fellas expected greatness every time out. Whether or not they won is a different story, but you can believe they did not take comfort in the fact we were going to “have their backs” good or bad. They played to be great every year, every game, every half, every quarter, every series and every blade of grass. I wish McCoy could develop that mentality instead of hoping everyone will love them regardless of the results. That’s not reality.

  14. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    This dude just don’t get it. I’m fan of anyone that is currently on the team. If he was so damn hurt why did he play in the Pro Bowl? For the record, this year, McCoy criticized his coaches/scheme, admitted hated playing on a winning team, instructs teammates not be get angry after blowing a 21 point, and lashes out at fans.

    I would love for nothing more in this world than for McCoy to be a beast of a player. I love defense and dominate DL play.

  15. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Twitter: Worst thing for athletes since cell phone cameras.

  16. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “For the record, this year, McCoy criticized his coaches/scheme, admitted hated playing on a winning team, instructs teammates not be get angry after blowing a 21 point, and lashes out at fans.”


    What in the hell are you talking about? Hard to take people serious when they just make stuff up. You’re probably one of those guys screaming like a school girl when you see him to take a picture.

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Tiny Tim,

    Again, I don’t think you guys are understanding him. He’s not saying you’re not a fan if you boo them. He’s not saying not to criticize him. He’s saying it’s funny people criticize him, yet at the same time kiss up to him when they see him in person. I don’t get what’s so hard to understand?

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Twitter: Worst thing for athletes since cell phone cameras.”


    Very accurate

  19. bryan Says:

    He can start to earn the respect by not having his huddled masses clowning around after the last game of the season which set Jameis off. As Joe and others reported it was GMC’s crew that did not have their “why’s” properly calibrated.

    It also would not hurt if he made a play at a critical point in the game.

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Do U GMACK

    The Fu#kery will never end#smh

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Smh, U wrong for that. lol

  22. BigHogHaynes Says:

    The nan can say what he damn well please, it’s that being said……… Some in the Tampa Bay Area has that BACK-STABBER MENTALITY and are committed to it!

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “It also would not hurt if he made a play at a critical point in the game.”


    Oh, you mean like the play he made in overtime on 4th down against Atlanta? Or the two sacks on the final drive against Jacksonville? But I guess those don’t count.

  24. Maze Says:

    Gerald “The Sensitive” McCoy

  25. bryan Says:


    I stand corrected. After six years you were able to reference 2 examples. What was I thinking. I guess my expectations are a little too high for a 3rd overall pick. 🙂

  26. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    I don’t have a problem with McCoy, but he is very thin-skinned.

  27. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I referenced two examples from last year! How many game winning plays has JJ Watt made? Be specific. Ok but to play along, how about the sack on the last series against Miami in Schiano’s last year? So by your theory, you expect a 3 technique with absolutely no help on the D-Line to win game after game all by himself – all because he was the third overall pick? Is that really truly your logic? Out of curiosity, why do you think his fellow players continue to rank him in the top 50 year after year after year? Why does he have the most sacks amongst his position over the last 4 years? Why does he continue to get voted to Pro Bowls? Why is he a 2 time all Pro? Am I to believe that some anonymous poster on JoeBucsFan knows more than everyone else in the world – including his own organization? You should really apply all that knowledge and become a GM or scout, because you apparently have untapped potential that you are allowing to go to waste.

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    Ben the ga Buc….And so is the entire team sir!! Thin skinned as all out!! Where is our tough guy mentality we use to have on Defense. Teams feared us once upon a time. Not so now. They just..casually waltz into the end zone. This Buc team needs to..Ruck up and fins some toughness. And stop all of the candid camera smiling!

  29. Bucsfanman Says:

    It is absolutely senseless to try and defend yourself against some fans’ criticism. The best thing to do is look the other way. It’ll all go conveniently away when the winning starts and nobody will remember the stupid nasty things they said.
    Go Bucs!

  30. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    I don’t begrudge GMC’s statement, but it probably is one of those things better said in private with his pals or fellow players instead of Twitter. In just about any entertainment/celebrity based profession you’re usually better served taking the high road publicly with your fanbase/followers…even if he has a point. Fame can be fickle and fleeting.

  31. BucTrooper Says:

    I’m going to agree with GMC on this one. That situation IS hilarious – and it’s hilarious because I’m not one of those people. I have a picture of me a Jon Gruden hanging in my office because I respected him as a coach. One day we were out at Hooters and Raheem Morris walked in and this was right in the middle of his “youngry” BS. My wife said, why don’t you get a picture with him and hang it next to Gruden’s? I told her no because Morris didn’t deserve to be on the same wall will Chucky. She said, but you’re such a fan and he’s the coach. I said I didn’t care. I’m Italian… I wouldn’t pose for a picture with Mousellini.

    So yes. Fans are hypocrites… but what else is new?

  32. gotbbucs Says:

    You’re in the entertainment business buddy, and watching OUR favorite team got spanked weekly is not entertaining. Thus, real and fake fans alike, are sick of it. So either deal with it or continue to cry on social media, either way, it won’t stop how everybody feels.

  33. James Walker Says:

    You don’t know what you got until its gone….

  34. Chromolly Says:

    Soft ass clown..Cant wait for his tissue ass lovie dovie loving ass goes packing ..McSofty

  35. R.O. Says:

    He’s as soft as a Marshmellow.. Gerald “Marshmellow” McCoy. Totally different type of player than Sapp.

  36. Lord Cornelius Says:

    lol the McCoy hate is hilarious to me honestly. Dude is a beast DT.

    That said he isn’t the ideal leader of this team or the defense. He can be all “fun fun fun” and still ball but the other guys on the team do not respond to that sh1t well. He does not elevate the play of those around him in general.

    Kwon needs to be our defensive leader at this point. Maybe get a DE or DT with an angry as f*ck personality to compliment McCoy. Might even light an extra fire under him if it pisses him off enough

  37. buc89 Says:

    Im glad we have Mccoy. I’m glad he’s the exact opposite of Greg hardy too, when it comes to nice guy vs a hole

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Just be 1/4 of what Sapp was. Just 1/4.

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    GMC…I’m a HUGE Buc fan and I can tell you one thing right now. If I met you on the street or in a store I won’t be scrambling for a pen. Not a hater sunshine, just not a big fan.

    Do fans REALLY clamor for your autograph? Sad.

  40. The Buc Realist Says:

    The lesson in all this is that GMC93 should have just thanked the fans that show support for and have a interest in the team!! Why is he acknowledging his detractors, just show that he is reading every post on his twitter and he just acknowledged that it bothers him!!! That will just encourage them more!!! Don’t be weak minded GMC!!!

    Where is JW3??? he needs to drive over to GMC and tell them “Dey sheep” ” We Lions” “Lions don’t care bout no sheep!!!”

  41. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist…lol Dey sheep.

  42. DB55 Says:

    Dey sheep” ” We Lions” “Lions don’t care bout no sheep!!!”

    Holler Lou Yer. Realist

    Then GMC replies “but it make me feel baaaaaaad”. Lmao. C what I did there. Rotf. #PFUDR

  43. Jason light Says:

    Guy blocked me for saying “you have a history of losing and injuries” he obviously has daddy issues! And yes he still has not had a winning season.

  44. Chromolly Says:

    To bad those FLAMES on his ugly head dont add any flamming stops or sacks on critical 3rd downs late in the game.

    Waste of money….BIG waste of money…

  45. mac Says:

    Hey GMC why don’t you just keep playing football at a Pro Bowl level and the haters will shut up… A strong leader doesn’t lower himself and cry about this kind of thing… I’m glad that Winston has taken leadership of the team because this kind of comment is weak…

  46. bryan Says:

    Hawaiian –

    Why do you take this stuff so personally? Truth be told I am glad GMC is on our team. Not elated but glad. What really turned me off about GMC was the Jamieis end of year presser. It was reported that GMC and his crew were clowning and it upset Jameis. At that point I decided I would no longer be a GMC apologist. You have not made that leap and your desire not to does not offend me. No longer being a GMC apologist I no longer feel obligated to treat him with kindness because he is a good guy. After six years of losing and being the supposed leader of our D he was not distraught by the performance his unit displayed in the last game and that is a problem regardless of states. Joe posted an article recently about players who would rather eat glass than lose. GMC is not that guy. If so Jameis would not have had to question peoples why’s.

    He is a good D tackle. Not great and not even very good. He has all the talent in the world but does not, or very rarely, make plays when a leader or someone who would rather eat glass should make a play. All of the points you made are valid. His stats are what they are and he has respect from his peers. The Glazers money is their own and I have no problem with them overpaying him, which they absolutely are. That is where our franchise is and we have to overpay some guys. I cannot help but to ask why you and others let him off the hook for his and his crew’s apathy after the Carolina game. I choose not to. In fact I happen to believe he should be trolled on Twitter or anywhere else. He is not the leader he should be. The Defense has sucked for as long as he has been here. As the leader of the unit that is his responsibility and until he accepts that I will troll him and encourage others to do so as well. He is a nice guy but the time to lead is now and we should do what we can to light the fire under his hind parts.

  47. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    It is so hilarious to see some of you hate on GMC. News flash……….the people who actually get paid to analyze football think he is one of if not The best DT in the game. It is funny to try to watch a plumber try to install Crown Molding. That is what some of you guys are doing.

  48. Kevin Says:

    Man someof you people are fokcign tards. They take theyre anger from being a fan of a bad football team on one of the few bright spots on the team. Use you friekin brains for a minute, the guy will be a monster when he has some consistent help coming off the edge somewhere and it might help just a tad to have someone running a defense that works in todays game.

  49. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I don’t know where you read that GMC was clowning around after the Carolina game, because I know for 100% fact that is completely false. I don’t get why people like to make assumptions on GMC, but everybody else amazingly gets a pass. When McCoy storms out of the locker room after a loss and doesn’t speak to the media, everyone complains about him not facing the music. When he does an interview after a loss, everyone says he isn’t mad enough. It’s like everyone wants him to be Warren Sapp and try to punch a reporter and sexually assault a hooker after a loss. Everyone wants him to handle losing the way THEY want him to handle a loss. It seems like most people prefer him to act like Cam Newton after a loss, but as soon as he does, he’ll be criticized for that too. He’s in a no win situation. I just hope it doesn’t get to the point where we are stupid enough to get rid of him, because I can say with 100% certainty he will set the league on fire with better talent around him.

  50. The Buc Realist Says:


    you might be 100%, But you are 100% wrong!!! It was reported by several people in the media!! it was even posted on JBF

  51. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Buc Realist,

    First of all, I don’t see GMC mentioned specifically. Second, even if he was smiling after a loss, so what? Just because someone smiles doesn’t mean they don’t care. Have you never been upset, yet still smiled at co-workers or friends? So nobody that loses is allowed to smile or laugh? How many days does that stretch onto? Again, just because someone doesn’t show emotion the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t care just as much as the guy who sobs, curses, or yells at people.

  52. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I’m just curious, are these the same sources that said Jameis and GMC had a huge beef because GMC was jealous? We all know the media is always 100% accurate, right?

  53. Buc1987 Says:

    “Joe was told every defensive linemen on the roster was having a grand old time, just minutes after getting clobbered by the Stinking Panthers.”

  54. bryan Says:

    Thanks Realist!


    I think it is sweet how you defend your sister’s honor. Check out this video.

    While the real leader is motivating the troops GMC is just playing around.

    There is plenty of information about this out there if you want to have your head in the turf, again not something that will concern me.

    Some questions for you:

    Why did Jameis question some peoples why’s?

    Why the need for this?

    Was it, as it was reported by many sources, the d-line?

    Isn’t that GMC’s unit?

    Is it ok for that unit to be clowning after a loss? Not just any loss but a butt whooping by a divisional rival.

    Has the D, who GMC has anointed himself the leader of, been worth a crap under his leadership?

    Has he ever made those around him better?

    Would he rather eat glass than lose?

    If the answer to the questions and many many others lead you to laud the man then so be it. For some of us others we, question his desire and leadership. We can agree to disagree.

    GMC looks like Tarzan plays like Chidi.

  55. DB55 Says:


  56. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Bucs SB with Jameis and Kevin..

    I feel the exact way you do..

    The man is a beast of a of the best considering what he had on his sides..

    I will continue banging my drum for my Bucs, win or lose, I am one of those fans that do not criticize..but fantasize..of the day we can be a playoff contending team

    Maybe it’s the mom in me…but I love these guys like if they were my sons…that’s how I feel…

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  57. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    GMC doesn’t like to be a part of the pre-game huddle. Never has. He’s said himself several times he’s not comfortable with it.

    As for the article about them being brothers, why not? He addressed the stupid rumor that he had an issue with Jameis. Should he have? That’s up for debate.

    Yes, he is part of the D-Line, but he wasn’t specifically named. How do you know that every single one of them were there. Joe himself wasn’t in the locker room. Do you believe everything the media says?

    As for the unit being better under his leadership, no they really haven’t. However, he’s one of eleven. Outside of Tampa, nobody can name one player on our D-Line. No one can name a safety, and very few can name anyone outside of Lavonte. He’s not going to make miracles, but apparently that’s what you expect out of him because he was picked #3.

    I don’t understand how you can question his desire to win. You don’t know him. By every report, he’s one of the hardest workers on the team. He’s lauded by everyone within the organization. You’ve never seen one source within the team say otherwise. Not one coach or person in the front office has ever said anything negative about him, on or off the record. So pardon me for taking your belief with a grain of salt.

    I’m not going to change your mind, and you damn sure aren’t going to change mine. I am very confident in what I believe, so like you said, we’ll agree to disagree. The only reason I argue at all is because it’s fun to argue.

  58. bryan Says:


    I feel the same way. It is fun to argue. Thanks for engaging.

  59. Chris Says:

    I wish he had half the intensity when he gets riled up by fake fans and translate it to the field. Playing Hawaiian advocate, how does GMC knows fans act one way towards him and then talk smack behind his back. Maybe the ones who don’t care for his act don’t ask for his autograph, i,e 87, and his apologists are the only ones who do

  60. Ray Rice Says:

    “Yeah, exactly. You nailed it,” Koetter told Joe.

    “When we finish a cut-up every day, I always try to ask him, ‘Monk, what did you think about that?’ Because he’s not a guy that’s going to mince his words. He’ll tell you what he thinks. That’s why he’s here. That’s what I like about him. It’s great to have a fresh set of eyes on it.”

    Sure wish Aunt Geraldine was more like his HC. But that MF wants a “yes” man. If calling his non-play making a$$$ out makes me a fake fan so be it. That’s only in his make believe world, where everyone deserves ice cream and a trophy for participating.

  61. bucs4life86 Says:

    u people call your self “Bucs fans” but all u do is b*tch and criticize our players and coaches. You hide behind your computer and phone but wouldn’t say that sh*t to there face. U ppl make me sick and imberessed to be a bucs fan. Like u guys could go out there and do half the stuff they do and go thru. U guys should be ashamed to call yourself BUC fans! Nutting but a bunch of criticizing HATERS that are gonna find sum thing to cry and b*tch about no matter what.

  62. bucs4life86 Says:


  63. Capt. Tim Says:

    The level of Stupidity, on just this one post, is beyond imagining!

    Most who posted here know nothing of Football. Thats obvious from your comments.

    Or Talent. Also obvious

    McCoy is a nice guy. He is also the most talented DT in the league.
    Obvious to all but the most foolish.
    Aaron Donaldson is a great Pass rusher. But thats his only trick

    McCoy is so great- they pay him multimillion dollars to play every year.
    And People pay thousands to watch him play.

    How some of you think that gives you the right, to crawl from you toilet, and insult him- is beyond me.

    Other than Fail and embarrass you families- what have you done??

  64. Rod Munch Says:

    The anti-McCoy dullards are truly some of the most uneducated football fans out there, they’re just not very smart.

  65. godzilla13 Says:

    Not only uneducated but just plain stupid. McCoy is the best 3 tek in the game and BTW he is a Buccaneer. Just take a look at this years draft class. A class in which it is the year of DT. Not a single one could hold his jock strap. We are lucky to have him and his best years are just ahead.

  66. Big Juice Says:

    I meet a lot of these players in my business and generally speaking the Bucs players have been very nice and friendly. Lightning players too, but when it comes to baseball, there’s where the prima donnas come into play. McCoy has a legitimate gripe to an extent, but he needs to realize that he gets paid a lot of money to play a game and this comes with the territory. If he wants to develop a warren sapp mentality towards the fans then he better start performing to the sapp level of play. Otherwise he’s going to become the hated underachiever instead of a defensive stud he’s supposed to be. Makes you wonder if his emotions could’ve held up to the crap players took from media and fans in the 80’s