GMC: “I’m Fine”

August 26th, 2017

Dismisses injury.

In the words of Bucs stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, it’s all a fuss over very little.

Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times shook the Bucs football world when he Twittered that GMC has a potential groin/pelvic injury and may need to undergo an MRI.

Somewhere in South Florida, Jay Ajayi began drooling.

But in a follow-up tweet roughly two hours later, Stroud got a hold of GMC and the Pro Bowl defensive tackle said, in so many words, folks need to chill.

@NFLSTROUD: More #Bucs Gerald McCoy has a groin strain and won’t play Sat. Not serious. “Whatever happened to good old fashion rest? McCoy said. I’m fine.”

Joe isn’t sure when GMC got this injury but in Joe’s practice notes Wednesday, Joe included how he saw GMC very slowly get up from a play and gingerly walk off the practice field. His first couple of steps seemed to be a limp, but after that, it just looked like GMC was awfully sore, not much worse. Joe even typed how it was unlikely serious.

GMC returned to practice Thursday, the final day of training camp.

This is still something to keep an eye on. A 29-year old defensive tackle, who already more than once in recent months has noted how his body is beat up from years of football pounding, now has a sore groin and pelvis, which is a lower back bone that effects hips and legs.

GMC’s greatest attribute is his get-off. Even Warren Sapp told Joe once GMC has a better get-off than he did. If GMC has a pelvic issue, then this could mess with his back and legs and that simply is not a good sign for any lineman on either side of the ball, much less for a guy like GMC who depends on his burst.

This GMC issue bears monitoring.

24 Responses to “GMC: “I’m Fine””

  1. unbelievable Says:


  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    I hope hes ok! This team is going nowhere without him!
    Our Defensive line is McCoy, and some other guys

    Get well #93! We need you!

  3. Ocala Says:

    GMC is a straight shooter

    I’m sure he is fine

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    When it comes to injuries and all things proprioception, move over guys! Doctor Stroud is in the house! I can diagnose any injury from at least 1000 miles away from my air conditioned office at the Tampa Bay Times.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    Gmc is a straight shooter – lol hilarious… Hypocrite quiter maybe but straight shooter that’s hilarious

    Gmc is a clown. Career loser more concerned with action figures and underroos..

    Gmc, Martin and Dotson equal the basement years. Jameis, Kwon and Evans are the future not a soft injury prone career loser

  6. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Yeap!! Stroud also wrote the Glazers ordered Aguayo’s departure. Those of us that watch HK know it was Licht’s decision all along.

    Good old Ricky!

  7. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Don’t worry Tmax.

    Word on the street is Stroud is making Licht call Donald’s agent.

  8. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    here we go again……………GMC saying he’s ok…………he’s saying he’s fine…………….

    ……..then when he get’s hurt early or late in the season (for real)…………he’ll go ahead blame it on a previous injury

    ….and then GMC will claim he fought through it and the whole NFL world and gullible fans will eat it up and say “See, look how tough he is”……and then he’ll be out for a few games.

    THIS IS THE SAME PATTERN we’ve seen from him almost every single year in some shape or form……………this is complete nonsense.

    This is the kinda BS that all NON-ADORING GMC bucs fans do not like.

    but it doesn’t matter because ESPN will proclaim he’s a TOP 5 DT in the NFL even though he’s never on the field or making plays when he’s needed most

    TRADE HIM NOW………….while he still has some trade value left.

  9. feelthepewterpower Says:

    How many nose tackles play all sixteen games, let alone all 16 without playing injured, Anthem? It is arguably the most physical position in football.

  10. Buc believer Says:

    Agree totally with tmaxcon the only way GMC is a straight shooter is that he knows how to run straight to the bank to cash those over sized paychecks he steals from the Bucs every week.

  11. PanthersSuck! Says:

    I kicked the chair leg with my little toe the other morning and was also gingerly walking for a little bit thereafter. A little limp does not mean significant damage.

  12. Dave Pear Says:

    I was at the bank yesterday with GMC.
    He asked me to help him check his balance.
    So, I pushed him over.

  13. Dreambig Says:

    GMC needs to ease up on the pelvic grind celebrations! You GMC haters are pretty funny. All it takes is one leader like Tmax making the same baseless comments on a daily basis and the rest of you sheep like up like Branch Davidians following David Koresh. If your confused, google it.

  14. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    LMAO @ RayJameis – I would be willing to guess that Stroud also watches HK, as he even appears in it. I would say he may know more than some clown watching HBO to get his Bucs news.

  15. JAB83 Says:


    The Branch Davidians they are not. More like Heavens Gate. The difference??? One group fought to their death defending themselves and their rights. The other killed themselves in their stupidity.

    The age old practice of telling a lie over and over till it is accepted as truth only works on the truly mindless idiots and the unsuspecting ignorant.

    And to be clear the leader of that bunch is Ricky Stroud. Most likely him and the “sofa king we taught it” haters on this site are all the same person. Desperate to pee all over Tampa to the Max.

    I hope and pray everyone IGNORES THE TROLLS THIS YEAR. Nothing brings down a family faster than am ignorant envious stranger’s baseless opinion on what the family should think.

    Just don’t mention the names. Or address them directly. They will starve to death and eventually kill themselves. Figuratively speaking of course.

    Can’t wait to see GMC ball out JUST LIKE ALWAYS with his surrounding cast having finally been established. NO ONE MAN succeeds in this game without his team. To many examples to draw from. But as a tribute to our opening day opponent.

    Sorry, Dan Marino was perhaps the best QB to ever play this game. Fundamentally speaking, WAY BETTER THAN ANYONE WHO HAS EVER PLAYED!!!

    The Trolls would of loved him if the internet way around like it is today.

    People hate GMC because loves and proclaims Jesus. Thats their real issue. They hate themselves more than anything. THAT SAD PART of a trolls life 🙁

  16. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Save your typing for Anthem…he’s beyond a negative nellie…he literally laughs when the star of our defense was reported to have an injury. Really funny eh.

    And facts do not matter!!! D.R. pointed out that GMC started an average of 15 games a season for the past five years.

    Morons here wish to compare GMC to Sapp…a freaking HOF and a generational talent. The OBVIOUS comparision is however to SUH!!!

    So how’s that working out? Well for all the whiners complaining about GMC taking his paycheck and not producing….Suh ripped off the Dolphins for 7 million more per year than GMC gets from the Bucs!!! He makes over 3 million more than JJ Watt. That’s seven MILLION MORE per year than GMC!!! 20 Million to 13 million. Gotta give some credit to the Bucs management there for locking up GMC early. Why did the Lions let Suh go if he’s worth the money?

    And his production? In his two years with the Dophins he has a whopping 11 sacks to GMC’s 15.5 over the same period…for seven million MORE $$$.

    If you look at the past four years GMC 33.5 sacks to Suh’s 25!!!
    Suh has more tackles. Yeah that’s the ticket!!! Pay Suh 7 million more than GMC per year for a run stuffing DT.

    This moronic nonsense from TMAX and the others is based on ONE perception!!!
    Nice guys finish last!!! They simply do not like that GMC is a class act!!

    And we can be sure that TMAX and Anthem are correct about nice guys finishing last because of how poorly Leroy Selmon played for us…or Merlin Olson played on the old Rams fearsome foursome.

    FACTS…do not back up the GMC bashers. If GMC never played another down he’s earned his money!!!

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Great take…it came over while I was still typing or you could have saved me some time. LOL

    Although I thought it informative to compare actual PRODUCTION and salary to anybody’s OPINION.

  18. JAB83 Says:

    Indeed, your post are always top notch St Pete.


  19. unbelievable Says:

    St Pete dropping some knowledge. Mind as well save your breathe though.

    Last year I pointed out to tmax 5 games where McCoy came up big in the 4th quarter, but he just ignores it and pretends it didn’t happen.

    Then you’ve got this anthem character, who has written more idiotic and factually incorrect nonsense over the last week than anyone on this board. He’s clueless about the history of the Bucs.

    But sadly this is our country in 2017- peoole simply refuse to acknowledge the truth because it doesn’t jive with their personal opinions, no matter how baseless and moronic they might be.

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    I really hope all the “Im fine” statements by two of our most important defensive (or even entire team) Kwon and GMC are true. Any kind of word on Kwon?

  21. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Preach st Pete, preach

  22. Steven007 Says:

    St Pete, thanks for saving me the trouble of once again pointing out the utter ineptitude and trolling of our very own leader of the loser posters culture, Trollmax /Cancermax.

  23. Capt.Tim Says:

    Well said, and calmly stated.
    Personally, these f**king idiots pis* me off! Lol

  24. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    It’s tweeted not twittered Joe