The Finisher

September 11th, 2016

mccoyfalconspreWhere are you, Gerald McCoy bashers?

Batted passes, knifing through against the run and sacking Matt Ryan, McCoy earned his fat game check today in the fourth quarter. That included on the final play of the game, getting his paw on the final Ryan pass.

Look back at the film, McCoy was holding and pulling on Ryan’s leg last year to close out the Bucs’ win in Atlanta last year.

Joe’s happy for McCoy, but Joe hopes this is a sign of big things to come. If McCoy hopes to be the next Warren Sapp, then he has to be not just a game-changer, but a game-winner.

Today, he was just that.

44 Responses to “The Finisher”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    great game by mccoy 15 more to go. this is exactly the type of play we need from him. I’ll gladly eat my sh** sandwich for todays performance but 15 more.

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    This game should shut up the idiot GMC haters who say he never makes a play in the 4th quarter or when the game is on the line.

  3. martinii Says:

    Amen, joe…..

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    tackle for 5 yard loss and 2 batted passes in the 4th Q

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    GMC93 did have a very good game!!!

    I thought that LVD43 and KA58 also had great games. There was 1 or 2 snafu on coverage exchanges, but that is to be expected in a brand new defense on the very first game!!!!

    Any news on Jacques Smith??? Usually he does not get injured until game 3 of the season???

  6. IndyBucs Says:

    McCoy, LVD, Kwon, Grimes, VH3, Ayers all made plays today!
    LETS GO BUCS!!!!

  7. BucsFanInChina Says:


    Just kidding. A lot to be excited for this year, folks

  8. Bob in Valrico Says:

    McCoy did have a very nice game.Just shows what can be done when a player doesn’t have to do everything by himself.Don’t believe I have ever seen
    him be so disruptive in so many ways.

  9. This Guy Right Here Says:

    GMC FINALLY shut my ass up… I’ll gladly eat some crow tonight!!!!!!

  10. Destinjohnny Says:

    93 is really really good but his he 99 good???

  11. stvcl Says:

    Saints lose. Bucs all alone in first place! Go Bucs!

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    Hawaiian your client played very well today!

  13. The Buc Realist Says:


  14. unbelievable Says:

    Hope Jac smith gets healthy soon.

    We need his pass rush badly!

  15. Bob in Valrico Says:

    agree on Kwan and Lvd. I was surprised Smith looked hobbled in coverage
    toward the end of game.This is not Lovie Smith’s defense.Some mistakes here and there but a very good effort at the most critical time.

  16. DB55 Says:

    Joe you’re such a homer. Kwon had 17 tackles and a sack yet you lead with GMCs 1 play. Haha okay.

  17. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Yes Realist and we did it on the road. Atlanta and NO have now wasted at least one home field advantage.

    Carolina is still the king. Denver was lucky to beat them when Gano missed a kick he makes 4 out of 5 times
    And Carolina lost on the road against the SB cahmps,.

    The equivalent of us losing in AZ.

  18. Bob in Valrico Says:

    good grabs by Evans and ASJ,changed the momentum of the game.There seemed to be a lot of checkdowns and safe passes early in game.Once again sims showed how valuable he can be.

  19. OneLove Says:

    GMC was a MONSTER today!! All you keyboard haters can log off your computers and eat a WANG!! THANK YOU!

    “Let’s make Tampa GREAT AGAIN!”

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    We still love ya GMC.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    The return of OneLove and his wang.

  22. The Buc Realist Says:


    I see your point and I agree,,,,,,except that we won against a division foe, which counts for 1/2 game more because it also gave a in division foe a loss!!!! And at least for 2 weeks we can hold the number finger in air in the NFC South!!! as now we can only be tied next week for first!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  23. Ray Rice Says:

    I have been waiting for this from Aunt Geraldine. Great game #93. Hope you play like that all season.

  24. The Buc Realist Says:


    I did warn you!!!!!LOL!!!!!

    Long live OneLove!!!!!!

  25. tmaxcon Says:

    welcome back wang master

  26. ndog Says:

    That is what we need from McCoy and when Hargraves figures out what he is doing out there, cause he blew like 4 plays big time including that first big play to Sanu, we might have something on defense.

  27. Dan Says:

    Joe you know I am one of his biggest critics but what a good game. I have nothing but praise for his performance today. Go Bucs!

  28. ndog Says:

    And no offense to McCoy, LVD or anyone else who played well today on D but Kwon was dominate absolutely dominate today!

  29. GhostoSchiano Says:

    Improved secondary + Noah / Spence = less on GMC’s shoulders and it shows. He seemed more comfortable in this defensive scheme, like he was having fun

  30. HarlemBuc Says:

    Feeling great right now… I got a new bounce in my step the Jets and Giants fans can’t match!!!

  31. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Kwon had a great game also.Screw the stats geeks,they don’t know anything.
    Other than that I saw a different game than you did out of McCoy,Bro.
    McCoy had the best game on the D- line and maybe his best game as a Buc.
    His Tips,Tackles and sack were all at critical poins in the game.

  32. Issic Haggins Says:

    McCoy should be doing this game in and game out but he never has , never has, which is why he gets exactly the comments he deserves !! Just like today , Great Job !! He still starts allot of big plays but really doesn’t finish many , the guy could be all world but he’s not !! He’s just satisfied disrupting but really doesn’t fight to finish some plays ; just watch!! Kwon finished some plays today !!! Def Player of the week !!!

  33. RustyRhinos Says:

    A great game I was lucky enough to be at the GA Dome watching us Winning again in Atlanta. McCoy had a good game.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    September 11th, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    “Hawaiian your client played very well today!”


  35. orlbucfan Says:

    GMC played his usual great game cos he didn’t have 600-900 lbs. of OL hanging all over him on every play. Some of you people on here are IDIOTS! Hotlanta stayed on our arses offense-wise through the whole game. Figured as much. Now, next test, red eye flight to AZ. Bucs never do well on that game schedule. I notice we’re playing Broncos here. Wonder if their refs are gonna show up? Go MIGHTY BUCS in AZ!!

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

    You BIG for statement Tmax.

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

    Orl we headed to zona and will win my friend..

  38. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    This was one of the very few games I will have the opportunity to see this season as I not only live in (near) Atlanta, but I also work Sunday through Thursdays. I am, however, able to stream Mean Gene and Dave Moore through the Buccaneer website.

    At any rate- Glad I was able to watch this good game, watching the late 3rd and 4th quarter had me sweating though. To me, it looked like we got too comfortable with the lead once it got to 31-13… on paper it sounds silly but I’ve been a Bucs fan since ’97 and have seen plenty of leads squandered.

    Does it not concern anyone that they went all Lovie once they got a lead?

  39. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    My client was his normal self, lol.

  40. BigStinky Says:

    Hopefully GMC and the defense can keep it up all year long

  41. Red86 Says:

    This the best all around game in McCoy career. The multiple swats alone were big. That’s something he failed to do up til today. It’s only one game in the season and two or three big plays made in the 4th quarter his whole career. All that is left to do is stay healthy and continue this level of performance consistently throughout the season.

    Nice Job GMC! An even greater job by the defense not coughing up the lead.

    (A person whose telling the truth about someone isn’t a hater. Someone telling lies and assassinated one’s character without proof is a hater. )

  42. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    You fools are crazy. McCoy has never had a front line like he has now. The last time he had anyone worthwhile up there was when Michael Bennett was here. He has always played hard and now has people who can step up and help him. This will be his best ever season

  43. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Funny how GMC can display his talents now that there is another legit pass rusher on the line with him huh if guys like Ayers can stay healthy I don’t see why GMC can’t do this all year. US REAL fans all know he’s capable of it.

  44. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Great job McCoy and the Job D-line. I’m a defensive guy and I love to see the game closed out on defense.