Gerald McCoy = Falcons Fan

January 13th, 2017

mccoyfalconspreIs it really possible that a Buccaneer could watch the playoffs this weekend and cheer for a division rival?

Absolutely, says five-time Pro Bowler Gerald McCoy.

McCoy is all-in for the Falcons as the playoffs reconvene tomorrow, the start of the divisional round. Atlanta, the No. 2 seed in the NFC, will host the Seahawks. For the memory impaired, the Bucs beat both those teams this season.

McCoy explained his philosophy to BSPN this week. See the video below.

In short, McCoy wants the Bucs playing in the NFL’s best division — and that’s where the Super Bowl champion resides. So, McCoy wants Atlanta to win it all, just as he did Carolina last season. McCoy also says he’s cheering for his good friend Adrian Clayborn, the ex-Buc and current Falcons DE/DT.

This is not a new philosophy for McCoy, who expressed extreme happiness earlier in December when he had a chance to play against the Cowboys’ offensive line.

McCoy ranted then about how every Buccaneer defensive player should be jacked up to play against that Dallas O-line and test himself against the best.

Joe gets McCoy’s mindset but realizes it’s not for everyone, especially fans. For example, Joe can’t bear to think of ever cheering for the Stinking Panthers, especially since their cheap shot destroyed Bucs returner Clifton Smith’s promising career in 2008.

The Falcons are more tolerable, but Joe would still prefer to see another team win the NFC.

To each his own. Let’s hope McCoy doesn’t take it too far and Tweet out a picture of himself in a Falcons hat.

48 Responses to “Gerald McCoy = Falcons Fan”

  1. DB55 Says:

    Stop fellas. Don’t even do it. Let it go. It’s Friday and we got a long offseason.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Atlanta’s my NFC pick.


  3. Maze Says:

    McCoy always the weirdo

  4. J 2.0 Says:

    I want the Falcons to make the Super Bowl and get beat.

    Then fall apart like the Panthers did this season.

  5. LargoBuc Says:

    Makes sense. Personaly im pulling for Green Bay and KC. But I see the logic. I guess I dont hate the Falcons to the same degreeas the Saints and Panthers. But for me, if it aint the Bucs, the F em.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m pulling for Atlanta because they will receive a worse draft pick!!!

  7. I'm tired and 87 is right! Says:

    My thinking is we would want the Falcons to win the whole thing so next season they most likely wouldn’t be a factor due to past statistics. This will help the Bucs for their run to the SB. The South is a tough division and for that I believe reason the Bucs did not make the playoffs this season. Falcons-Patriots in the SB are my picks. Go Bucs! Let’s have an A+ offseason and be back to knock teams in the mouth to our road to the promise land.

  8. DB55 Says:

    I’m pulling on something …3 guesses what it is?!?!

  9. SB Says:

    Anyone but the Cowboys… that’s my philosophy this playoffs… Which means I’m rooting for Atlanta cause if the cowboys beat Green Bay(which I think they will) Atlanta is the right team to knock them out… (I Hope)

  10. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Ha ha ha

    I’m not gonna bag on GMC aka “Mr Softie” today 😉

  11. Miko Says:

    Great…trade him to Atlanta…what a p*ssy!

  12. tdtb2015 Says:

    As a Buccaneer fan since 1980, I know the experience of having your favorite team go all the way and win. As a football fan if the Bucs are not in the playoffs I always pull for those who haven’t reached the top of the mountain yet.

    Go Falcons!!!!

    I want our division to be the first division of Super Bowl Winners. But before the Panthers win, I want us to win our 2nd Lombardi. With Smitty on board, that could be real soon.

  13. Mojiska Says:

    I get the thought. Can’t bring myself on cheer for them though. I want them to lose their o coord. To a h.c. vacancy tho!

  14. Architek Says:

    This guy man….

  15. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I’m rooting for the Falcons. Not only do I live near Atlanta, but I want our division to be the best in the NFL! Next season I want the Bucs to make it two NFC South Super Bowl victories in a row!

  16. Trubucfan22 Says:

    No biggie. But peronsally i have a hard time cheering for division rivals. I can’t go from pure hatred to wanting them to win. Im the same way with every sport. Can’t turn it on and off.

    The falcons/seahawks match up is a tough one for me. I hate both team, and can’t decide who i hate more. I guess i will just watch from an unbiased stand point and just enjoy what is hopefully a good football game.

    Packers are my superbowl favorites.

  17. Miko Says:

    anyone cheering for the Falcons needs a head examination, if you’re a true Bucs fan…The goal here is to take over the NFC South division…Any success by a division rival does nothing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers….We need turmoil, injuries, dissension, suspensions and complete team breakdowns for our rivals…Case closed…

  18. DB55 Says:

    Off topic:

    Quick question. Do hockey players get suspended for fighting?

  19. Miko Says:

    @DB55…no, game ejection maybe

  20. Midnightstroker1 Says:

    Only reason im going to go watch the game tomorrow so i can see the falcons lose and get some satisfaction. Thats just me though.

  21. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    They get suspended if they instigate the fight. But most cases it’s just a 5 min penalty

  22. Phil Says:

    Not the Falcons. I liked it better when we were the only team to have won a Super Bowl. Don’t need the Falcons joining the club.

  23. DB55 Says:

    Lol. Cool. Ty

  24. mike10 Says:


  25. 813bucboi Says:

    i actually want the falcons to go all the way too….not win but make it…us splitting with a team that made the superbowl will give this team confidence…look what happened last year when the falcons beat the panthers….this year they sweep them and are a favorite in many eyes to make it to the superbowl….I hope they make it…that would mean our time is next…lol…GO BUCS!!!!

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    I hate the cowboys….I hate the packers….seahawks..meh…I hope falcons vs pittsburg in the SB…with pittsburg winning it all….GO BUCS!!!!

  27. webster Says:

    @ miko

    Before you start saying who needs their head examined, you should know a person’s background. As someone who has family in many parts of georgia ie macon, atlanta , savannah, columbus and as a person who has lived in the A with my brother, cousins and aunts, cheering for ATL is not me needing my head examined. Its me having ties to that area of the country. Trust me, i bleed pewter and red and i did when i was living in the A, but if the bucs are out of it, i have no problem cheering for Atlanta. The party in that city will be epic and yes I will be there and party with my family.

  28. Miko Says:

    @webster…sorry bud, I’m all Bucs 24/7 🙂

  29. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I am totally with Largo Buc.

    Makes sense. Personaly im pulling for Green Bay and KC. But I see the logic. I guess I dont hate the Falcons to the same degreeas the Saints and Panthers. But for me, if it aint the Bucs, the F em.

  30. Kalind Says:

    Fans. Don’t listen to Joe here. It’s short sided. I want the Falcons to go as far as possible. I want them to have the worst draft pick possible. I don’t want them getting better. We proved we can beat them, in their house. So let them get that bad pick.

  31. SoftastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Screw the Falcons!!!

  32. Buc believer Says:

    Of course he is a Falcons fan. As long as he doesn’t have to play more than 16 games, dude doesn’t want to play overtime. He would rather sit his fat a… at home.

  33. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Falcons aint going to the bowl. Ryan will choke like he always has.

    And im nof one for constanst Gmc bashing, but when he says crap like that, i can see where some of the animosity towards him comes from.

  34. Gotodan Says:

    Unfortunately, his stat line showed how ready he was for Dallas. Love GMC. But great players show up against great competition. Still only good. Hopefully he gets to next level next season.

  35. Dave Says:

    That’s what I always do. If it’s not my team, I want the division they play in to do great, in any sport, except when I have a second favorite team competing … like the Broncos or Avalanche

  36. webster Says:

    Some of you guys are funny. You talk about the falcons getting the worst pick possible. Lol..the 32nd pick in the draft allows a team to get better. Its called scouting. There will be 3rd round picks that outshine mid to high first round picks next year. Again its called scouting. Just because a team picks late in the first does not mean they wont find a stud. Just because you pick high does not mean you are going to find a stud. Again, its called scouting.

  37. duthsty rhothdes Says:

    He is the epitome of whats wrong with bucs fans/players all in with the bucs… other cities like philly or chicago… HATE, HATE HATE their division rivals when playing and after their careers are done, never support or cheer for them mr softee, GTFO, im sure the eagles have their cowboys pom poms and the bears fans/players have their AROD jerseys on… THE FALCONS SUCK

  38. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    We gotcha covered duthsty and we’re on our way.

    Make America Hate Again.

  39. BIG. IRISH SECTION 318 Says:

    I get it. If the Dirty Birds win the Super Bowl……we get to beat up on the Champs of the NFL twice!!!

  40. Couch Fan Says:

    After reading his explination, it does make sense. I cant find it within myself though to ever cheer for any of our division rivals. I just cant do it.

  41. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Absolutely. ATL winning shows the work the strength of the conference. This week … go falcons

  42. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh I ain’t cheering for them. Just picked them. Early, like a month ago.

  43. cmurda Says:

    I can’t do it even if it made sense. I want the Falcons to lose by 50 points against the Seahawks.

  44. Lamarcus Says:

    So does he root for them when we play them? I can’t make sense of mccoy. Is he with us or nah???

  45. Rod Munch Says:

    Does anyone really feel like any team in the NFC South is a “rival”? Seriously? If so then you must have missed the entire NFC Central era, but playing and beating the Packers in the late 90s and very early 2000s, Sapp and Favre, that was a rivalry, mercilessly taunting Packer fans in Ybor the night before games, that was a rivalry. The Falcons being a rival, the Panthers, the Saints? They have never felt like anything close to a rival and still don’t.

  46. Rod Munch Says:

    I too would rather see the Falcons win over the Seahawks – not because I care about the Falcons I just hate that the Seahawks do nothing but hold on every play on defense then people pretend like they’re the 2nd coming of those great Bucs defenses.

    But the Falcons are starting this kid named Matt Ryan – and I’m sure most people have forgot since it’s been so long – but Matt Ryan is a playoff choke artist and he will do so tomorrow. The Bucs were 2-2 versus the top 4 seeds in the playoff, and 3-2 versus the top 6 teams in the playoffs. Meanwhile the Falcons were 0-1 versus that same group, and the one loss, at home to KC when Matty “the choke artist” Ice threw a game losing INT on the 2 point conversation. Ryan isn’t a big game QB and tomorrow he’ll remind everyone that he’s the one that got Mike Smith fired in Atlanta.

    For the McCoy bashers do me a favor and just get the worst type of bird flu, you’re too boring to live.

  47. Viejo_Sombrero19 Says:

    Miko… Mijo. Home Run, excelente comentario. All teams in NFC SOUTH should be like at my job when someone quits, gets fired, or gets in trouble…. I’m like YES, one less competitor for me being the top dog. War Panthers Sucking for life and Cam being a runway mode for Vanity Fair, War Matty Nice going on a couples retreat with Geraldine. War Drew Brees retiring and Sean Payton leaving NFC SOUTH. Dan Quinn is ugly, P.S. I hate Cowboys and Packers, but I hate NFC SOUTH more ONLY BUCCANEERS

  48. Fred E. Buc Says:

    For me, NOT Atlanta, NOT New England. Other than that, I don’t care who wins.