“Could Sense The Anger Around The Building”

September 22nd, 2016

McCOycampGerald McCoy offered fans a look inside the collective minds of the Buccaneers last night.

McCoy opened up on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620 He says players are mad.

“You could sense the anger around the building, at ourselves and how we played and how we performed. And knowing that we are not as bad as we looked on Sunday,” McCoy said.

“You get angry with yourself. Because it’s like, ‘How did we allow ourselves to play this bad when we know we’re much better than this?’

“Now, perception is reality, so it gives off the perception that it’s, ‘Oh, it’s the same old team.’ And we know we’re not. We just have to go prove it on Sunday.”

It’s all talk, of course, but Joe is somewhat impressed that McCoy gets the pain of the many fans. Most were thinking exactly that — “same old team — as the Cardinals humiliated the Bucs last weekend.

Joe hopes the Bucs are mad — as mad as the Cardinals were after losing to the Patriots in Week 1. The Bucs have more talent then the Rams. A good nasty, focused effort should be enough to beat Los Angeles and Case Keenum.

22 Responses to ““Could Sense The Anger Around The Building””

  1. BigHogHaynes Says:


  2. Mike Johnson Says:

    You said it right Joe…A good hard nasty effort should beat the Rams. But can we get hard and nasty? We’d better. Because in reviewing a lot of the Rams clips, I see they hit hard man. I mean that Defense plays like their world is ending! So we had better be ready. I’m not concerned about their Offense, But I’d better be. Seems like our history indicates the worst offensive teams all of a sudden become world champs on us. Home opener..Must Win game..period.
    Can’t afford to have Jameis as off as he was last week. And we can’t afford to lose this one if we want to win 3 games before the bye.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    “Joe hopes the Bucs are mad”

    Me too Joe. I said this Monday. Hope every player is mad and had their pride badly hurt by the terrible showing in AZ and that they take it out on the Rams in similar fashion to what the Cardinals did to us.

    Go Bucs!! We Must win this game. Season is on the line right now with both Super Bowl teams as the next 2 opponents.

    Win this game and a 3-2 start is definitely possible which puts us in very good position to make a run for the playoffs. Lose this game and a 1-4 start is likely and the season is basically over regarding realistic playoffs hopes.

  4. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    We still do not know the result of that AZ game. Did it crush their confidence or motivate them? Sunday will go a long way to answering that question.

    I’m with Realist in the belief that this was good for us. If we had played really well and barely lost or won where would our heads be? Ready for the Rams?
    Broncos? Panthers on the road? I tend to doubt it.

    I’m still on the ten wins bandwagon..I think we are good not great. So one thing is for sure. There are no “easily” winnable games on our schedule. We have to play every Sunday like it’s against the Broncos or Panthers we’re simply not good enough to take ANY opponent for granted.

    And that’s OK. Makes for a really exciting season.

  5. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Let’s hope that there is enough “anger” to win. Otherwise, all we will be left with is just anger. Go Bucs! On the other side, there is a report on how Jeff Fischer is using laughter to motivate the Rams.

  6. OrlandoBucs Says:

    Joe is staying away from writing a story about Jameis being the second most unliked player in the league.

  7. ElioT Says:

    The Bucs need to win the ToP Sunday to get this win.

    Jameis and Co. have to establish long drives and the defense needs to get off the field.

    Go Bucs!!!

  8. Tampa Tony Says:


    When the teams anger over losing matches the fans then maybe the winning will start

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Stpetebucsfan Says
    “I’m with Realist in the belief that this was good for us. If we had played really well and barely lost or won where would our heads be? Ready for the Rams?
    Broncos? Panthers on the road? I tend to doubt it.”

    I missed Realist’s comments, but I believe it is a good thing too.

    GMC is talking the way I would hope the team would talk. They way a team that is truly trending upward would talk. While it is “just talk”, it is different talk than in the past.

    I hope the next game sells out. Fans need to understand that they play a role in changing the culture of this team too. This is the time the fans need to back these players, coaches and the team. Show them that we believe enough to be there for them, even if we still have a few doubts.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe, why are all of my posts hitting moderation the last week?

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jameis was inaccurate, but I have to imagine that when receivers aren’t getting open it can make the QB a little tight. Knowing that you have to make the perfect throw every time must get in your head.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    Don’t play too nasty. Being the Bucs we’ll lose another 5 starters to injury

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    I wonder if that is truly how GMC feels or if it was feed to him by the producer of his camera crew… shut up and play

  14. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Excellent point about the fans responsibility in changing the culture.

    Like you I hope it’s a sellout. We’re tied for first…playing a team that is beatable if we show up with our A game…with one of if not “the” most exciting young QB’s in the league.

    Our coach is offensive minded and not boring. Yeah bring on the crowd!!!

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Hey look everyone, the trolls have come out to play!

  16. Dee Says:

    We need to score early!!! so we can put pressure on the Rams.

  17. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Isn’t this the same guy that told his teammates not to be angry after the Washington loss last year?

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist…@bonzai…@stpete….THERE ARE NO MORAL VICTORIES….dirk failed to get this team prepared to face a great team…we weren’t even competitive….the coaching staff failed to put jameis and those around him in position to be successful….they failed to create a defensive scheme that would generate pressure on the qb or make adjustments once their game plan failed….everything sounds good out of dirks mouth but actions speak louder than words….show me a better product….GO BUCS!!!!

  19. Ocala Says:

    If we beat the Rams
    The pain from the loss to the cardinals will fade fast.
    The Bucs are a very young team and they need to understand the NFL is unforgiving if you don’t bring it every week.

    It’s hard to see this being a high scoring game but it is a game we should win.

  20. ptwalk Says:

    I don’t think any embarrassing kind of lost is good. They weren’t good for the team when Lovie was coaching and they still aren’t good. In other word what 813bucboi said.

  21. go for the face30 Says:

    Next 3 weeks will say a lot the makeup of the Bucs. Beating the Rams is a must because the following week Von Miller and that spearheading D will be coming hard after Jameis and then you have Carolina after. No, there are no moral victories – but I will feel a lot better if they are competitive against Denver and Carolina as opposed to getting bullied, and beaten down. Manhood check gentleman.

  22. Louis Friend Says:

    Anyone who thinks the offense is going to play better against the Rams is delusional. The Rams ate the Bucs alive last year, until they let up in the final quarter. Jameis was lucky his head was still attached. And now without Martin and the ability to sustain the run – they’re going to pin their ears back and make “America’s (second most hated) QB” run for his life. It’s not going to be pretty folks.