“You Have To Let The Past Go”

July 25th, 2017

Impassioned defense.

Strong words last night from a local sports anchor directed at the Gerald McCoy haters.

Joe has always written how unfair it is for Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to always be compared to Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. There is only one Sapp. There will never been another.

Partially because GMC plays in Sapp’s long shadow, he has an inordinate amount of crazy, blind haters. Again, at worst, GMC is the third-best tackle in the game. Yet to hear the GMC haters, he is the second coming of Dre Moore.

It just dumbfounds Joe.

And it seems it floors Ryan Bass as well. The sports anchor for WTSP-TV Channel 10, Bass produced an editorial Monday in which he unloaded on the GMC haters and said if they had any common sense, they would not just respect but laud GMC for all that he brings to the Bucs.

You can watch Bass’ full video below.

37 Responses to ““You Have To Let The Past Go””

  1. ATrain Says:

    Hey Joe where is the Morning Cup

  2. The Buc Realist Says:


    You are talking about the same “fans” that thought lovie was bringing the “glory days” no so long ago!!!! They thought the defense was a clone of the ole tampa2 defense!!!!! They said this player is like Sapp, and Lynch and Brooks and all the rest!!!!! They were even saying in 2015 season that it was “1997” again!!!!!!

    The Sheep will always be in the past!!! and are angry when history did not repeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. DB55 Says:

    Meh! Walk softly and cry like a biatch on twitter. This dude is such a diva.

    I’m sure Leonard Williams is available for a trade but we’d have to give up a draft pick too, the jets ain’t stupid, well they are but not that dumb.

    Send his ass to Cinn for their off tackle or geno Atkins.

    Send his ass packing, he’s nothing but a cancer at this point.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    “crazy, blind haters”

    Hey there’s one now….

    maxi will be here soon.

  5. Andrew Says:

    He said Mccoy had 33.5 sacks over the last 3 years. That’s not true.

  6. Lamarcus Says:

    It’s weird this happens before training camp and Ronde got the blame as if he was lying and bashing instead of giving us fans the brutal truth. For all the fake replis we get from players, coaches, gms, etc when speaking about a player we always get the professional postive answers. But Ronde to speak the truth. We need leaders that can take a team over the top.

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    2 winning season 2 meltdowns. Do u see a pattern my gmc lovers??

  8. D-Rome Says:

    Two GMC articles in one day to rile up the slack-jawed mouth breathers.

    Let me break it down again for the fools who don’t know any better. If GMC goes to 3 more Pro Bowls and is named to two more all pro teams he will be in the Hall of Fame one day. Given his career path this is a very likely scenario.

    We have one of the top 3 DTs in the game, especially in a 4-3 scheme yet the mouth breathers around here would rather have Akeem Spence and trade GMC or a 4th rounder.


  9. Locked In Says:

    I know another Bucs DT that was known as a gentle giant, was nothing like Sapp and yet was accepted as a leader and legend. Not trying to compare GMC to LRS, but you don’t have to be Sapp to be one of the all time great Bucs players. I’m proud to have a man like Mr. McCoy on our team.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    Aaron Donald
    Fletcher Cox
    geno atkins

    “If GMC goes to 3 more Pro Bowls and is named to two more all pro teams he will be in the Hall of Fame one day. Given his career path this is a very likely scenario.”…..

    the HOF is full of losers and nice guys too…..not all of them are champions….rather have a badass champion than a HOF nice guy….GO BUCS!!!!

  11. Locked In Says:

    * DT, meant DL

  12. Lamarcus Says:

    I’m tired of having good but great players on our team man. Great stat guys w no championship pedigree. So what is it worth? The pro bowls and he gets a pass?? He is obviously having a mental breakdown right now at this time. Stopping patting his eyes w tissue then u can see this guy is just another player

  13. Lamarcus Says:

    I mean good but not great players

  14. JayBucBoi Says:

    Like this Joe, and thank you! That is all…

  15. Joe Says:

    I know another Bucs DT that was known as a gentle giant, was nothing like Sapp and yet was accepted as a leader and legend. Not trying to compare GMC to LRS, but you don’t have to be Sapp to be one of the all time great Bucs players. I’m proud to have a man like Mr. McCoy on our team.

    That’s a helluva point (although Lee Roy Selmon was a defensive end)!!! Same crowd that rags on GMC would want to run off Lee Roy Selmon.

  16. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    I hope he brings that fire and plays with a chip on his shoulder this season. I can’t wait to sit back turn on my HBO and watch it all unfold with a nice tall frosty Brew, i can almost taste it. This team, my team, is gonna be very entertaining to say the least and hopefully smacking some fools around and proving a lot of people wrong. A lot of people will compare current players to the old greats, hell i did, but you gotta realize they need to have their own identity and this year we will see alot of players come into their own.

    I CAN’T WAIT !!!!!!!!!

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Am I living in an alternate universe?! Isn’t football a TEAM game?!
    So, just for review, the “haters” don’t like GMC because he’s not a “meanie”. Well, at least we cleared that up!
    Haters gonna hate! I’ll take #93 on my defense, GO BUCS!

  18. BFFL Says:

    McCoy is ok. I wouldn’t say 3rd best..more like 12th best.

    He lost my support when he laughed and smiled on sideline as the team was down by 40pts. Sure you can say that’s how he deals with loss but it isn’t “bad ass”

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    GMC is not Superman or even Sapp, the coaches like him and that is enough for me to support him. Let’s Go Bucs! Like Justin said, bring back the BUC-CAN-EERS GO BUCS WHEW cheer.. The whew added for emphasis as Justin suggested. I like it.

  20. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Just gotta laught at the idiots that think GMC is a problem

  21. DB55 Says:

    You know what I think is idiotic? People who have been Buc fans since 1976 who actually think they know what it takes to win fb games. Outside of 3 years from 99-02 the Bucs have been the laughing stock of the NFL. So yea you guys are in a perfect position to know what winning football looks like.

  22. DoNUTS Says:

    DB55 and we should all praise you and your knowledge because you KNOW what winning fb looks like right? Please tell us about your PRO football experience..oh great one! GMC is one of the best and I think you are showing your lack of knowledge for thinking anything different; sorry he does not fit your concept of how a DT should act. I am sure you would not be so brave if he stood in front of you instead of whining on JBF.

    Hate somewhere else I am sure there is room for you on twit-ter.

  23. gotbbucs Says:

    He would be better served as a role player than as the center piece. Limit his snaps and use him primarily on passing downs.

  24. Bucsfanman Says:

    @DB55- Now that is something we can agree on. Shamefully, this team has been historically awful. There’s no arguing that!

  25. Mikadeemas Says:

    Geez DB, just because your team doesn’t win doesn’t mean you don’t know football or what it takes to win. And this ain’t fantasy football. Let just trade for (insert all-pro here)And 99-02 is 4 seasons. Go Bucs!! ALL Bucs!

  26. BurgDweller Says:

    We live in a world now where people can’t tell the truth cause peoples feelings get hurt. Barber telling the truth about GMC and he getting all worked up on Twitter is a prime example. I wish GMC wouldn’t just suck it up like a grown man and focus on football instead of his feelings.

  27. DB55 Says:

    Hey Joe or anyone who knows about contracts. Is it unusual to sign a player to a 6yr 95 million dollar contract with an escape clause after 3 years or is that standard? Curious minds want to know.

  28. Destinjohnny Says:

    We want these guys foaming at the mouth!!
    This stuff is great! People need to be pushed and prodded

  29. DoNUTS Says:

    On contracts, thats standard. Hence, why guaranteed money is the BIG thing FA are seeking in NFL. Its really the only $$ security provided in an NFL contract.

  30. DB55 Says:

    Ty sir

  31. Alaskan abdominal snowman Says:

    So we should get rid of everyone besides Clint McDonald and JR sweezy because they are all a bunch of losers and aren’t champions. Right. Considering it’s been 15 years since we won the Superbowl I don’t see how we can acquire a bunch of “champions”.

    Even if we won the Superbowl this season and all our players become “champions”, the cro magnons In here will still spew their ignorant nonsense saying we won in spite of McCoy and not because of him. So they will praise everyone else when we win but try to place The blame almost solely on his shoulders if we don’t.

    I’m not sure where this biased agenda came from but I for one appreciate Gerald and the man and talent he is. Keep doing what you do and continue to improve like every player works to do. Don’t worry about being Sapp or Leroy, just be Gerald because an all-pro/ pro bowler is certainly good enough for me.

  32. Locked In Says:

    Hey GMC, just be thankful Detroit didn’t pick you! LOL… I hope you retire a Buccaneer!

  33. Buc 4ever Says:

    At least then we would have had Suh!

  34. JimmyJack Says:

    DB55 has absolutely no clue. All he is doing is making up lies day in and day out. He’s a silly dreamer that think if he just makes up BS it actually aids his critism. Meanwhile all it does is embarrass es the entire fanbase while making himself stand out as the most ignorant poster in the room.

    Using the term cancer as a pun just allinates you a dirty childish A-hole. Its also the furthest thing from the truth making you look completely clueless. Perhaps, using the term dead weight yesterday made you look more clueless. Your pathetic with all this BS. Jeez I wish they would just turn fans like you away at the gate. You offer nothing to the fanbase

  35. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Use it as fuel big boyeee!!! Just do work!!!

    Lol – TMAX had a stroke when he saw/heard this… Low hanging fruit, short circuited from unbridled joy to take to the comments section of JBF and died, dead. This was a grand slam for him, and in the end, it lead to his demise. R.I.P

  36. Buccfan37 Says:

    DB55… yeah but fans since 76 were big time excited we got a pro football team in Tampa, as excited as the Bucs prospects this coming season.

  37. JimmyJack Says:

    Hahahaha What kind of twisted fan takes shots as our oldest and most treasured fans?

    I have a lot of appreciation for the all-time fans. Even though those years included half a stadium of opposing fans Pro football would not have been sustainable in Tampa without support of its home fans.

    These fans may be tougher then me. I’m not sure I could of handled being a fan of a team that was so horrible and took so so long to ever become anything to be proud about. Thank You all-timers!!