GMC: I Must Improve

May 26th, 2016
Individual honors are nice, but GMC wants wins.

Individual honors are nice, but GMC wants wins.

Pretty cool honor (again) last night for Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. He was once again voted to the Top 100 Players, an NFL Network list voted on by his peers, fellow NFL players.

The fact he finished No. 63 in an injury-plagued season speaks volumes to Joe. It’s not lost on Joe either what that number represents for Bucs fans.

Bucs veterans are sick and tired of losing. The team has been in the NFC South basement for five straight years. That has not happened to any other NFC team since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. Pretty pathetic.

Bucs players hang with other NFL players. These guys go to the playoffs, too. Then, here at home, Bucs players see first-hand the success of the Lightning playing deep into the NHL playoffs. Many Buccaneers are just about regulars during the playoffs at the Ice Palace. Even GMC noted he wanted to play before an energized crowd in the playoffs like the charged atmosphere at Lightning playoff games.

And GMC Tuesday admitted he is jealous of the Lightning. They get to play games that really mean something. GMC, now in his seventh season with the Bucs, has yet to snap a chinstrap in a playoff game.

Last night, GMC took to Twitter after it was announced he was No. 63. More mountains to climb, GMC said.

That’s pretty much what a lot of other players are saying. They have a nasty taste in their mouths from all the losing It is beginning to become an embarrassment, or at least a source of motivation.

Hopefully for Bucs fans, Dirk Koetter finally snaps this playoff drought, now eight seasons and counting.

11 Responses to “GMC: I Must Improve”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    The pieces are falling into place. Bucs finally have some decent leadership; now they just have to build the chemistry. Hopefully it all comes together this year, for the players and the fans. Go Bucs!

  2. Dreambig Says:

    This guy continues to collect accolades from teammates, coaches, any players around the league. As a fan base we need to get off his back and start showing this very fine Buccaneer some love.

  3. MegaDaveUK Says:

    It was a quality breakdown of GMC aswell, funny and it also showed how damn dominant he is off the snap.

    My guess is Larry will get snubbed again, Jameis and Doug will make it.

  4. Kevin Says:

    The guy played thorogh a torn rotator cudf and a broken hand. Id like to see the cry babies who bash mccoy go do that kind of physical activity in that condition. Easy to punch letter on a keyboard and sound tough but they couldnt do it.

    Those of us with common sense appreciate your game Gerald!

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    2016 no excuses GMC, I’m holding you to that.

  6. Yar Says:

    The Bucs need to play every game like it “really means something” and then they will make the playoffs.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    GMC continues to get credit for his skill from his NFL peers…..I agree that Buc fans should cut him some slack.
    GMC isn’t the reason Bucs have been mired in the cellar this last 5 years…..until now, he has been surrounded by a talent void caused by an incompetent GM’s poor drafts.

  8. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Two things should help McCoy and d line this year.more depth to rotate players in and keep d line fresher.New coaches ,with a scheme designed to get them off the field.
    the bend and break defense of the past two years kept defensive players on the field way too much.

  9. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Wow its nice to hear fans actually give the big man the credit he deserves. Guess the trolls haven’t awakened yet. To make the list is a great accomplishment, but to make the list and pro bow while playing with a torn rotate cuff all season shows how tough he is. He still had a productive season despite the broken hand as well. Plus very little help beside of him. Any REAL football fan can realize how much of a rare breed GMC is.

  10. LoyalBuc96 Says:

    Perfect chance for a “breakout year.” I feel we finally have some competence at the D-end position which will either free up McCoy more or make the jobs of our crop of D-ends quite easier. It’s been too long that McCoy has been the only real threat on the line.

  11. LoyalBuc96 Says:

    I’ve always been a huge fan of McCoy. It’s good to see him finally have some potential help. I feel Jay Hayes will take our d-lineman to the next level.