Superstar Down

October 2nd, 2016

Gerald McCoy walked off here in the second quarter with a left calf injury and did not return against the Broncos

Sure, the Bucs lost today’s game, but they also lost the guts of their defense.

Gerald McCoy was ousted with a second-quarter left calf injury. He limped to the sideline, made lots of stressed out faces, got plenty of treatment on a trainer’s table and limped to the tunnel. Video below.

In the short term, Akeem Spence and Clinton McDonald stepped up well in his absence, but a long-term McCoy loss would be a disaster. Perhaps Joe should say more of a disaster than this 1-3 start has brought.

Noah Spence (shoulder) and Brandon Myers (hip) joined McCoy as Bucs lost for the day in the first half. Throw in the injury woes of Robert Ayers, Luke Stocker, Jacquies Smith and Doug Martin, and Dirk Koetter has had some crappy luck as a first-year head coach.

51 Responses to “Superstar Down”

  1. Tampa Tony Says:

    He was playing very well too. Injuries are the story of his career though.

  2. rayjay1122 Says:

    The team is cursed. Nuff said.

  3. Pit Says:

    How is McCoy a superstar? He is one of the players that need to go. Our def will probablly play better without him.

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    The tampa Bay Yucks..suck. Somewhere along the sandy beaches of the bay. Schiano and Lovie are preparing a fishing chair for an unnamed fired coach. to be accomplied by a DC. No excuses Koetter. You are suppose to be the savior. Make it happen. Injuries are a part of the game. man up loss up. And now, KC’s hits from the 60’s..Its crying time again by Ray Charles!

  5. Buccoon Says:

    Fire the head coach because he is not coaching up any one..
    hire Willie targget!!!!!!!

  6. Pit Says:

    No head coach firing anymore……what good has that brought us????
    Let this coaches do their work for at least 3 years I would say.

  7. Ndog Says:

    McCoy is hurt? No way! I am shocked.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    TRADE GERALD AFTER THIS YEAR WHILE HE STILL HAS A NAME!!!!!!! This is ridiculous!!! This guy cannot go one year without getting injured and thats definitely not worth $13 million/year

  9. JMN Says:

    A good player on a bad team. I wouldn’t call him a superstar though.

  10. bennybucs Says:

    This team is so miserable, watch the saints end up winning more games.

  11. BucTrooper Says:

    1-3 with him in the lineup. I say start grooming his replacement. The guy is softer than a guy staring at naked Hillary Clinton.

  12. c Says:

    Can we still sign mike james and another receiver. Vincent Jackson is broken.

  13. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Is it possible we are worse then last year? Jameis is a turnover machine. Ugh.

  14. SB with Jameis Says:

    LOL TO ALL YOU IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We were 7 to 7…………….EVEN game when “Geraldine” went down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now were are in a Lightning Delay down 27 to 7……………EXCUSE TRAIN INCOMING?????????????????????

  15. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Ya McCoy is always hurt. Nobody cares.

  16. SB with Jameis Says:

    Seriously Joe………as a Bucs fan of 41 years I must say that I love your site. Too many fair weather fans frequent it tho.

  17. SB with Jameis Says:

    Warrenfb12 Says:
    October 2nd, 2016 at 7:51 pm
    Ya McCoy is always hurt. Nobody cares.
    Some people don’t realize how much he plays through injury and STILL is a Top 5 DT in this league EVERY yr. that makes some of us Real fans despise people like you

  18. tmaxcon Says:

    Hawaiian hope your client gets well soon… He’s never hurt I’m shocked

  19. SB with Jameis Says:

    BUNCH of F’n Idiots that would Hang GMC after we got TORE UP when he went down. Typical though as many Tampa fans have challenged IQ’s

  20. Spacebuc Says:

    Defense actually looked decent, MacDonald is being the beast he was in Seattle.
    DBs still getting burned, but, take away the 3scores off turnovers, it’s a 10-7 game. McCoy is most definitely a superstar, just ask the guys he lines up against.
    Get well soon, GMC.

  21. mike10 Says:

    I wish we had a leader on defense.. watch a football life on Warren Sapp. That’s how u generate a culture… not with soft ass 93

  22. Pelbuc Says:

    McCoy and Martin are potato chips. Get rid of them along with Conte, LB Smith, VJax and most of the Dline. Pathetic year in and year out no matter the HC. McCoy and David have NEVER been superstars, just serviceable on terrible teams. Winston is much worse than Carr, Mariota, Prescott and yes, Case Keenam and today’s Bronco QBs. He’s an interception disguised as a football player. Sadly, they’re not many good players on the roster, no depth and an incompetent GM. Other than that, Bucs are in good shape for 3-13.

  23. SB with Jameis Says:

    Hey Tmax…….We have always been pretty congenial. You hate GMC. Our team LOST because he wasn’t there basically. Can You deny that?

  24. buccfan305 Says:

    OMG McCoy’s pinky is swollen again!!! Hope his va jay jay is still OK!!

  25. SB with Jameis Says:

    Game was 7 to 7 and Tampa was in control DESPITE JW’s int and subsequent ONE play TD drive.
    We are losing 27 to 7 waiting on Another Lightning delay
    DeJa WHO???

  26. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Fire the guy drafting these losers. We have been perennial losers and have no great draft picks to show for it.

  27. Anthone Says:

    While Gerald was in the game broncos didn’t run the ball well after he left lest take a look at what happened!! How can any loss be blamed on him I do not know

  28. Mikadeemas Says:

    Wow, who is this (Quinton) McDonald kid? He was everywhere!

  29. SB with Jameis Says:

    Idiots or fairweather fans the Lot of you. Don’t look at me. You kn ow who I am talking to

  30. Capt.Tim Says:

    So many stupid people post here.Its hard to stomache

  31. tmaxcon Says:

    SB with Jameis

    I don’t hate gmc I just think he is extremely overrated and definitely nowhere near top 5 dt. His lost hurt no doubt but the reason bucs are losing is my guy Jameis tossing picks. In Jameis defense he needs more weapons than Evans.

  32. buccfan305 Says:

    McCoy needs vagisil again

  33. wesley Says:

    Might as well rest him till next year, seeing how this one is over.

  34. wesley Says:

    Weather hasn’t been fair for too long. One can only take so much.

  35. SB with Jameis Says:

    OK Tmax……Glad we are still all good. And glad that we Both see that JW is lacking the last couple games. GMC however has Perenially been voted a top 5 DT by his PEERs let alone the AP. Now we were 7 to 7 and the Defense looked Capable. Then GMC went down and we are losing by 20 points. Give me a bunch of other reasons please because I am interested

  36. tmaxcon Says:

    SB with Jameis

    Chris Conte

  37. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Martin is soft, GMC is soft, Stocker is soft, ASJ was soft, Ayers is soft, Jack Smith is soft, George Johnson is soft, Sweezy is soft, Noah Spence is soft, Murphy is soft. Shorts is soft (got hurt on his first play)

    Our punter….now he’s a man!!!

  38. DB55 Says:

    I’ve really never in my life seen anyone get run-over more than Conte. Not even trying to hate. Damn and he still gets another 15. Why is he even playing?

  39. SB with Jameis Says:

    Chris Conte is a scapegoat here IMO. My DVY tells me McDougle is our biggest liability so far other than JW’s decision making.

  40. SOEbuc Says:

    GMC not a superstar. HE’S NOT WORTH THE MONEY!!! He has respect in the league which will hopefully get us more in a trade next year. If he can get double digit sacks without getting double digit injuries this year I might change my mind.

  41. SOEbuc Says:

    @SB with Jameis

    Both Conte and Mcdougle are extremely terrible. Like I said last week Conte was about 15 yards away from his man he coverage like he always is. Top three most hated people in the world: Trump, Gov. Scott, Conte.

  42. SOEbuc Says:

    *My top three most hated

  43. sho nuff Says:

    …there goes our “culture”

  44. wesley Says:

    Conte is a joke, along with half of this team.

  45. Bryan Says:

    Superstar! ppfffttt! Joe has to be attempting to stir the pot.

  46. dusthty rhothdes Says:

    It was gonnabe 27-7 w or without mccoy, what has the bucs record been with mccoy, yup thought so, guy is a decent player but no game changer, see aaron donald last week

  47. SOEbuc Says:


    Conte is a joke, along with half of this team.

    We all know Conte is a joke, but you can’t call half this team a joke because half of this team is injured. Ughhhhhhhh.

  48. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @ Tmaxcon & Realist: give me one more week pluse the Bye-Week and we’ll have the LOVIE coached out of them!! Ha ha ha: 12 more games to play with 8 more games to win to show improvement over the last REGIME! Keep coaching the LOVIE out of them ! Ha ha ha ha!

  49. Dirk Disco Says:

    How can there be ANY fair weather fans after so many years of losing? Morons.

  50. LakelandBuc Says:

    It’s easy to get injured, when you are being tossed around like a RAG DOLL. That’s why we have so MANY injuries, teams toss us around. I wish the coaches would coach the Lovie INTO these soft ass players.

  51. America's Commenter Says:

    Soft practices make for soft players, and soft players get injured.