GMC In A Boot

October 3rd, 2016
The day after.

Wearing the boot.

Ugly news for Bucs superstar defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

This morning on Bucs Bonus, seen on WFLA-TV Channel 8 and beloved by divorcees, security guards, diehard drunkards and sportswriters throughout the Tampa Bay region, was footage of GMC wearing a boot as he left the Den of Depression last night after the clobbering of the Bucs by the Denver Broncos.

Now this is odd because the Bucs reported yesterday GMC had a calf injury, not a foot injury.

In Joe’s eyes, you won’t see GMC on the field again until after the bye.

Once a player straps on the boot, per Joe’s experience, the player is out for at least two weeks. In recent weeks, it happened to Ali Marpet late in preseason. He missed two preseason games after being booted after suffering a mysterious ankle injury. Robert Ayers suffered a foot injury and he was in a boot after the Arizona loss. He hasn’t played since, but Joe saw him last week in the locker room walking around without a boot or ankle wrapping of any sort, which suggests he is close to returning.

There may be clarity on GMC’s injury this afternoon, when Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has his day-after presser. Though Wednesday, there should be a clearer picture when official injury reports are released for the Stinking Panthers game one week from tonight.

32 Responses to “GMC In A Boot”

  1. buccfan305 Says:

    We seriously need to be thinkimg about drafting this guys replacement. …below average play for the money he makes added to the fact that he has not played a whole season of football since being drafted. Move on from your mistakes….I know it hurts to admit a $100 million dollar mistake but keeping him around to sit on the sidelines isn’t helping either.

  2. Miko Says:

    He’s no superstar…..

  3. 2Players_1ChoreographedCelebration Says:

    I hate this team. Really do.

  4. MikoG Says:

    He is definitely not worth 100 million, it would be better spent on Brent Grimes

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs ‘fans’ amaze me, almost as much as the media that covers the Bucs. The LEAST of our problems yesterday was GMC and the DLine … they played an incredible ball game against the SB champs. Sacked Denver QBs 4 times, and did manage to get some pressure on them other times. Held the Denver run game to only 89 yds on 32 carries (3.5 yds/carry?) … subtract Denver’s 3 longest runs (12-11-9 yds) and they held them to 50 yds on 29 plays (1.7 per carry). And oh ya, Bucs only allowed Denver to convert 3-for-13 on 3rd down conversions. That to me is pretty impressive.

    Secondary continues to struggle, but they were going against probably the top 2 WRs in the NFL right now. Must admit though that the secondary looked somewhat better yesterday. Grimes’ man-to-man coverage left a lot to be desired at times, but VH continues to amaze me … future star. Jude played an excellent game too. Safeties? (enough said).

    It’s not the coaching folks. It’s not GMC. Yesterday it was the OLine stinking up the place, it was the lack of a run game, it was WRs and TEs who can’t get open, and it was Jameis trying to make too much happen … all while running for his life. This team has too many holes right now to be competitive, especially considering all the injuries. Jameis can’t compensate for that, but I love the heart that he’s showing. He’ll be fine … once the Bucs add some weapons and protection.

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Availability”is a must in football

  7. 2Players_1ChoreographedCelebration Says:

    Thanks for the optimism and silver linings but I’ve been playing that game with this team for too long now. As far as I’m concerned this team is just another iteration of the Yucks. Already looking forward to our high draft pick

  8. Eric Says:

    Groundhog Day.

    We’re out of it after 4 games. Gerald is hurt.

    The sun rose in the east……

  9. 911bucs Says:

    2 players
    That’s my feeling too it’s the same song and dance year after year after year. And people say the same thing, don’t worry they will turn it around. And then if post something negative you get blasted that you’re not a Bucs fan, just insane.

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    Akeem spence beats double teams better than McCoy they played better with him out

  11. Bryan Says:

    Absolutely Brilliant Joe! I get the “Superstar” reference now. You must be saying that GMC is akin to Molly Shannon’s “Superstar” character, Mary Katherine Gallager.

    Too funny Joe! Thanks for bringing such wit and humor to these dark days. Can we all change the GMC handle to MKG? What a hoot! He has always seemed as if what he wanted most, was just a kiss!

  12. Pit Says:

    Looking at the stats from yesterday,this actually looks like a good news maybe Licht can trade him for a safety or two.

    So this game was Oline fault what about the game before when our savior had time to even drink a coffee in the pocket and still sucked big time.

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    It’s safe to say that mccoy camera crew must have had all the on field footage they needed for year… She’s done… Now she can work on her true passion the promotion of TV show uninterrupted by a stupid game

  14. Conte Piscateli Says:

    Sadly GMC was playing pretty good this game. Probably the best he has looked all year. But the best kind of ability is availability, and right now our 4 best pass rushers are on the shelf.

  15. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Rehab GMC, come back stronger, Buc Fans we have no edge rusher, simple as that, to those who say he is no SUPER STAR, I’ve never heard him say he was! PS #24’s play yesterday was not on that SUPER STAR level, So quite on the mic!

  16. ATrain Says:

    GMC needs a rest…He gets hurt and has an excuse to sit for a few games…He has made his sack bonus si now he can collect for a few games come back and win another bonus.
    McCoy is about getting paid. Not Winning games.

    He has never been upset about losing..

    Only time he was upset is when Jamies stepped in to lead the team.

  17. DB55 Says:

    I’m calling for a trade! Gmc to KC for Eric Berry.

    Gmc can go home and make KC a contender in their div. we get a safety who even cancer can’t keep off the field. I think we can still lose wo his 1 tackle per game. What say you?

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    @db55…im all in for a trade but I would rather have some draft picks….this team has too many holes and not enough quality depth….trade him to the Texans for a first round pick since jj is gone for the year….then trade down with someone in the draft to collect more picks…I think the answer to one of our safety needs is currently on the team in j.banks….move him to free safety and let the rookie ryan smith play his natural position cb….banks reminds me of d.mccourty…new England found a way to get the most out of him….hopefully the don’t let this talented kid walk…GO BUCS!!!!

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Here we go again! “Lets trade GMC for………”
    Please! If that’s what you gathered from yesterday’s game then you have issues.
    He is who he is. Man! We have an ugly game on offense and everybody wants to blame a DT.
    Lets talk about that offense and our turnover prone QB right now. That fire sure helped us yesterday!!!
    That’s pure sarcasm, by the way.
    Right now, this is just not a good football TEAM.
    Just how valuable is Doug Martin? It makes you wonder if JW would’ve even been close to 4,000 yards without the ground game.

  20. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    813 I agree with you on banks, the NFL is a different league where you dont need a thumper at safety anymore like lynch or even goldson…..think of this lovie and licht got rid of 2 nfl starting safeties in goldson and baron, both the same more or less but to me banks could be a perfect FS and it seems the bucs play a lot of cover 4 and cover 2….shake something up…..get eric berry next year he is a FA

  21. BucinJax Says:

    Fan man, I don’t wonder. I think you’re right.

  22. tmaxcon Says:


    martin can’t be counted on just like GMC too fragile. martin is a 50/50 back and the numbers prove it. martin is valuable when he is in the game he just does not play enough. I was a licht fan but he gambled on too many injury prone players in key posisitons without a backup plan… Everyone with half a brain new Martin and GMC would miss games they always do.

  23. Bucsfanman Says:

    @tmax- I get you about the injuries. Clearly though, you can see a huuuuge drop-off in ability from Martin to Sims. My point is mainly that everyone seems to forget how important the running game is until we don’t have one.
    You’re 100% about needing a back-up plan. The problem is that the Bucs roster has more holes than swiss cheese. And that was BEFORE the injuries!!!
    I’m wondering why coaches are so stubborn about players. We’ve seen it with previous HCs and now with Koetter. Please give me ONE good reason why Rodgers wasn’t carrying the ball more. I’ll wait!

  24. SOEbuc Says:


    “Here we go again! “Lets trade GMC for………”
    Please! If that’s what you gathered from yesterday’s game then you have issues.
    He is who he is. Man! We have an ugly game on offense and everybody wants to blame a DT.”

    You’re right. He is who he is. An injury prone, $100 million DT that has never had double digit sacks. HE’S NOT WORTH THE MONEY. Ive been saying this for a while, not just after yesterdays game. Said it a lot last week, and what do you know, he goes down this week

  25. SOEbuc Says:

    Totally agree BucsFanMan. Jaquizz has looked good since he got here. Certainly better than Simms at that primary role. That was another huge coaching mistake by trying to throw the ball on every down against one of the best defenses in the nfl.

  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    SOE- I think everybody’s frustration is misdirected. GMC is paid market value for the player that he is. I would love for him to be more productive and injured less because he IS a good DT, when healthy.
    GMC is not the reason for us being the door-mat of the NFL.
    I would like to see Quizzee get more touches for sure.

  27. tmaxcon Says:


    I agree with you on the rogers issue there was no reason to continue to waste carries on the dancing man. put sims back in is role he was successful and valuable at that. It’s no shame that he is not a early down back. go get one licht. tried it did not work next

  28. 813bucboi Says:

    @bucsfanman….how do you explain pressure and sack production increase when GMC is out of the game?….

    we need de rushers not dt rushers….we need to be stout against the run up the middle and be able to pressure the qb off the edge…the past few seasons GMC has had 8 or 9 sacks per season but we’re still unable to put pressure on the qb…why?….because none of our sack production is coming from the edge…trade him for a 1st to fill some of the holes…..GO BUCS!!!!

  29. ATrain Says:

    GMC is talented no doubt.

    However the unemployed NFL line is full of talent ..

    This is the NFL and there has to be desire to win.. IN GMC position there has to be a leader to push the whole Defense.


  30. mike10 Says:

    What Mimi said

  31. Frank Pillow Says:

    GMC on the field is in the top tier of DTs playing today, but is NOT a generational talent like Sapp and maybe even Donald. He’s only as good as his surrounding cast…which peaked with a one legged Brian Price. Injuries are going to happen. I don’t think this guy dogs it on the field. BUT, I think it’s fair to say that with our revolving door of head coaches (and staff), there are a few constants in the Bucs’ locker room. Gerald is one of them. For some reason, the majority of this team hasn’t and isn’t following his lead. Worse, maybe they are…most of the DL seems jovial. Save Ayers, there’s no nasty.

  32. Bucsfanman Says:

    813- Too bad we can’t get that production from others when GMC is IN the game! Just imagine that!
    It looked like he was on the verge of being a real disruptive force in this game before his injury. It’s too bad.