Kwon Wants “A Little More Dog” From Gerald McCoy

April 19th, 2018

A lot of people are trying to change Gerald McCoy, including the man who calls himself the leader of the Buccaneers defense.

During a chat with media today, Pro Bowl middle linebacker Kwon Alexander explained that he wants any new draft picks to be “dogs,” and if they’re not, he’ll turn them into dogs.

He called Lavonte David a dog, too, and said he should have been a Pro Bowler in January.

Kwon said he is taking things “holding a lot of people accountable” very personally this season, he said, and already has.

“I speak my mind regardless of what it is. And I feel like I should open my mouth more. So I’ve been doing that more since [the team reported back this week]. And that’s what I’m going to keep doing,” Kwon said.

Kwon explained that he and McCoy have been very focused on setting an accountability tone right out of the gate.

Asked about McCoy and why some fans take out their frustrations about him and are angry that he’s not Warren Sapp, Kwon said they’re two different people.

“Sapp’s more of a trash-talker; he’s going to get in your face. Gerald’s just more of a guy who’s going to dog you, and he ain’t got to be mean.

“He gonna dog you. He might help you up because he’s just Gerald, you know, he’s a great person. But I feel like this year he’s going to put a little more dog into it. I already talked about it. I said, ‘I need you a little more dog.’ He going to get to it. He’s a great player as you all know. I mean, he got All-Pro, always going to [the Pro Bowl], you know. … He already a dog. He just not a talker. … He’s just a different guy, man. You can’t just change somebody because you want them to change.”

Kwon went on to say McCoy will be have another strong year and will continue to pressure scare quarterbacks.

Well, Joe hopes Kwon focuses his be-a-dog energy on the guys who really need it, such as the cornerbacks not named Brent Grimes. However, it’s interesting that Kwon seems to think McCoy is lacking in the “dog” aspect of his game. That doesn’t mean Kwon doesn’t respect him, but it makes you wonder.

McCoy talking more and/or being more nasty after the whistle won’t do a damn thing on the field. But if Kwon is trying to force a new culture on his 32nd-ranked defense, then McCoy should play along. It might work!

Go for it, Gerald. It’s a role that should be easy and a little fun. After all, McCoy has said he wants to be an actor when his career ends. Anything to fix this defense.

76 Responses to “Kwon Wants “A Little More Dog” From Gerald McCoy”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    Joe..flagged…15 yard taunting penalty on teemax

  2. NFLNut Says:

    Kwon is the leader of defense until further notice … if the Bucs draft Derwin James notice may be given by Derwin in short order, but I love me some Kwon Alexander!

  3. DB55 Says:

    Webster SB and the rest



  4. Phil Says:

    Maybe if he wins he will get to the Pro Bowl or even better maybe the playoffs. I sorry but players whose team doesn’t win don’t need to be in the Pro Bowl.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Who was it who said talk is cheap? Many times when I hear guys trash talking it’s more to jack themselves than intimidate opponents. If they NEED that fine…whatever gets you through the night.

    But I could fill the rest of this page with the names of great Dlineman who were not loudmouths…er excuse me..taunters…er trash talkers. Without filling the page how about I start with one… the guy who has a freaking highway named after him…and it’s not Warren Sapp Expressway…it’s the Leroy Selmon.

    I don’t care who says what on the field…I want to see the QB on his butt…do that and eat all the ice cream and pick up all the opponents you wish.

    Reality does not show that mean loudmouths are always better players…sometimes they can be…other times not…but it’s certainly not a prerequisite…again Leroy Selmon

  6. DB55 Says:

    Oh but all the EXPERTS SAY I’m not gonna listen to some poster when every professional sucks his duck. Blah blah blah.

    Jameis called him out now kwon, last year it was Barber. What more do ya need?





  7. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    So in addition to not being able to evaluate film, you also cannot comprehend what you read.

    Do yourself a favor and just quit commenting dude, you look like more and more of a fool with each passing day.

  8. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    AlteredEgo! That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day! TMax must be dying to comment on this one. Kwon served up a softball that TMax can’t crush out of the park!

  9. DB55 Says:

    It’s actually old news. Schiano tried to tell ya but you labeled him a hack and fired him. The Bucs will never win as long as team can run up the gut for 1st Downs and TDs. And it’s always right over McIceCream gap.

    But probowls and what not.

  10. Easy Denman Says:

    I want Kwon to quit whiffing on so many open field tackles and biting on the play action..

  11. Easy Denman Says:

    Also, free Tmaxcon

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    I luv Kwon’s attitude. To hell with this..Mr. Nice Guy BS. Football is Dirty and its mean. Get the tude..the attitude! Defense has got to be in your face..take no prisoners. Let God sort’em out!!!!!

  13. DB55 Says:


    Educate me, what does this mean?

    I said, ‘I need you a little more dog.’

  14. The Buc Realist Says:


    Free Tmaxcon!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    “Gerald’s just more of a guy who’s going to dog you”

    “He gonna dog you. He might help you up because he’s just Gerald, you know, he’s a great person. But I feel like this year he’s going to put a little *more* dog into it.

  16. Pistol Pete Says:

    I only came to the thread to see what Tmaxcon said…

  17. ATrain Says:

    If off did Joe block TMAX?

    Why is it when GMC gets talked about so many come out to defend him

    GMC is a Good Player No Doubt. But Great or the Best no way

    He does not play to his potential

    He had been called out by Fans but they are stupid
    Called out by retired player. And they suck
    Now he has been called out by his PEERS. STULL DEFEND HI

    SPEAKING OF watching film was ch GMC take plays off if you can’t see that you are BLIND

  18. DB55 Says:


    It would be one thing if you were talking about a driven winner but you are trying to justify keeping a career loser who is not driven to be great or win. bucs are better without the crying clown. Other than the outstanding first step to nowhere mccoy brings nothing but a mentally weak soft approach to game days.



  19. KfromFLA Says:

    Gerald McCoy is the greatest obstacle to the Bucs turning around the soft mindset on the defensive side of the ball. I have commented about it numerous times, others have not been so nice about it.

    Toughness is contagious; so is softness. When the self-confessed leader of a defense, who loves the spotlight and would never willingly give up that leadership has a stranglehold on the mindset of the team, there are few pleasant solutions.

    Anyone who has ever managed people knows that sometime your most popular workers can be your biggest problem. In fixing it, sometimes decisions seen as unpopular on the surface are best for the organization.

    McCoy is soft, period; always has been, always will be. Many are resistant to this fact because he is a really great person, fun and engaging. But McCoy is not there to entertain off the field, his job is to make opposing QBs and RBs as miserable as possible on game-day. I hope that Licht finds a way out of the Gerald McCoy conundrum soon so that one day the Bucs can have the defense they deserve. The softest defense in the NFL that is also the 32nd ranked defense will not win many games. Just say’n.

  20. JonBuc Says:

    GMC has over $100 million reasons…and more dolls than any man, woman or child should own…to be happy go lucky. Dog? A beagle or golden retriever perhaps.

  21. Dubcity06 Says:

    Thats all fans have been complaining about. Yea hes good, but hes not leading a defense. Id want the team to get draft picks for him while he still has value

  22. DB55 Says:


    Barber said it last season, Jameis said it the season before, now Kwon, Beckles says it regularly, the captain of the stick carriers made a career out of it. Sapp and Brooks both called him soft. Shawn King said it, Schiano said it, Tmax said it, lolololol.

    We all scream at ICE CREAM!!!

    “I don’t like getting hit, I’d rather be an actor”. – McIceCream

    Like when he acts like he trying to make a play but ends up 5 yards from the play. But pro bowls though …..

  23. DB55 Says:

    Yea he’s a dog alright a straight up BIATCH

  24. Defense Rules Says:

    @StPete … “it’s not Warren Sapp Expressway…it’s the Leroy Selmon.” That’s a classic StPete, and you’re so right. In my past profession, probably like yours, there were lots of folks who talked a good game but their performance didn’t come close to matching their words. Lee Roy was very much the epitome of the all-around nice guy who let his performance on the field do the talking for him. Personally I’ll take that every day of the week.

    I’m admittedly a fan of Kwon’s but NOT as a MLB, and quite frankly not as a self-proclaimed team leader either. My ‘standard’ for MLBs remains players like Hardy Nickerson (his performances on the field raised the whole team up IMO), and others like Ray Lewis (on the field that is) and Brian Urlacher (can you imagine us with a 6’4″ 258 lb MLB with his range?). Those were guys who not only played their own position with near perfection, but also made everyone around themselves better, and that’s a key criteria for leadership.

  25. 813bucboi Says:

    well, there you have it folks……

    sad thing is, you cant teach an old dog new tricks!!!!!

    kwon, if GMC slacks up, get in his face just like you and Winston did baker…..let him know he’s old news…..

    #FREE TMAX!!!!!

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!!…GO BUCS!!!!!

  26. ATrain Says:

    Question of the Day?????!


  27. Broy34 Says:

    And. Here. We. Go.

    Aaaaand they’re off tmax with the small lead coming around turn 1. And just behind him on the outside comes DB55 it’s gonna be a neck and neck finish folks

  28. 2Anglican1609 Says:

    Kwon is the MAN! About time a REAL player called out Gerald McFraud. Bust some head Kwon and LVD

  29. Bucnjim Says:

    The attitude Kwon is talking about cannot be taught! If McCoy had the same bite as a small receiver named Steve Smith he could have been the best ever at his position and that really sums it up. Nice guys don’t finish first especially NFL players.

  30. donuts Says:

    Pete me too but then I realized DB55 would write the same comment as tmax.


    Must be great to be 16…

  31. Reach87 Says:

    Troll bait effective as usual. Softees don’t play in the NFL, let alone get paid top dollar or make so many pro bowls or ….I could go on and on. Repeating baseless attacks doesn’t make it true…just makes you a moron. Go Bucs!

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    This is a good story and a much needed one. We have a young core on this team but their leadership hasn’t shown up yet.

    Winston Kwon and a few more of our younger players need to start leading the way. This is their team now. They need to start playing like pros and get everybody with them playing full speed/full potential. This is their team now!!!

    GOO BUCS!!!

  33. DB55 Says:


    I’m not the one being called out by multiple teammates for being soft.

    I try to avoid personal attacks but you country boys sure are stupid aren’t you? Read the fckn article.

    Kwon said ‘I need you a little more dog.’

    McIceCream is nothing more than Jonathan Martin with a red jersey on.

  34. Bucnjim Says:

    It’s only bait if it comes from the talking heads who have NEVER played a down in the NFL. When it come from past and present players then that is a huge problem because players usually Never speak out against one of their own. This in itself should show you reality.

  35. webster Says:

    @ db55

    Find one post where i praise gerald in the same breath as sapp. What you will find is me saying he is no sapp. You will find me saying he is a good but not great player. You will find me saying he is not a elevator of talent like sapp. You will find me saying its on gerald for not holding swaggy accountable. What you wont find is me killing this guy on every thread regardless of the topic. Thats for idiots like you. Im not sure why you called me out. Maybe its because i live in your head like mccoy

  36. Frank Pillow Says:


  37. webster Says:

    Btw….i very rarely even comment on mccoy threads because posters like you spew the same rhetoric. I dont even try to defend mccoy because he is who he is. Its been 9 years. Again, not sure why you felt the need to call me to your mccoy bashing party.

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    Chill out dudes…….dang……You don’t like Mcoy? Well too bad he’s you DT. Deal with it.

  39. BucYou Says:

    GMC ain’t the problem, and anyone saying otherwise clearly never played ball. Who cares about his personality, everyone doesn’t have to be Ray Lewis. Derrick Brooks is in the HOF and never was a rahrah guy. If you can play at a high level and don’t require others to cover your blown assignments, we’re better off with you on the team. This is how teams are built, with talent, not personality. Ideally you have both, but I know which one I’d take.

    Nate Webster was full of fire and no talent, anyone remember him? Brad Culpeper became a lawyer and was painfully dull, but was a great But. I’d take BC any day of the week.

  40. SB Says:

    Somewhere in JBF purgatory Tmax is going insane…….er………more insane!

  41. SB Says:

    Grabs more popcorn after reading this comment thread.

  42. BucYou Says:

    Great Buc*

  43. SB Says:

    Broy34 Says:
    April 19th, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    And. Here. We. Go.

    Aaaaand they’re off tmax with the small lead coming around turn 1. And just behind him on the outside comes DB55 it’s gonna be a neck and neck finish folks
    I literally spit my drink out. Thanks for the visual Broy.
    Still luv ya DB

  44. Dave Pear Says:

    Tmax is in his mountain top Grinch Cave in Colorado staring down at the Bucvillians planning his next attack on Mr. Icecream Man.
    He is supposed to be pardoned in September,
    He is counting down the days.

  45. BucYou Says:

    Realize too that GMC is and has been on a HOF clip. Another all-pro season or 3 more pro bowl appearances probably does it.

  46. Lamarcus Says:

    GMC is garbage. Why is he still here??

  47. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its into year 9 and I cannot think of one game that GMC really stood out!!!!! For a DT he has a very fast first step, but……..

    And for the record, Let us read from the Greatest Poster in JBF comment History!!!!!! the 9 time life banned poster……… the living legend,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, THOMAS 2.2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thomas 2.2 Says:
    November 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    The fatal flaw in this new “disruption” stat is that it is purely subjective. Those with an agenda will disagree with the objective about what constitutes disruption. That is why we grade performance on objective criteria. Before Softy was drafted, the measuring stick was always the same. Now you have player who stinks by objective criteria so the sheep must change the criteria to have any argument at all.
    Most of you sheep have no clue what a trap, screen draw or play designed to allow the tackle an outside release to “pop” the tight end or slot “z” receiver through the D tackles vacated gap. That is what the Pats were doing with Welker and I was hearing idiots bragging about Softy’s penetration on those plays – foolish.

    Get this through your heads: Mccoy is a gap jumper, offensive coordinators design plays, both pass and runs, to take advantage of this – you allow penetration by pushing him the direction he wants to go and hit the play, trap screen, draw or pop pass, right through the vacated area. It is basic playcalling that you will see today.

  48. webster Says:

    Anybody calling for tmax needs to check themselves. I never asked for him to be banned for his mccoy/buc bashing rants. But when someone can make a joke about a man losing his son to a tragedy is pure scum and dont deserve to be a part of the jbf community. Yall need to look at yourselves if you are cool with that type of behavior

  49. SteveK Says:

    Love the Thomas2.2 repost, Realist! I miss that dude’s epic rants.

  50. SteveK Says:

    🐕 🐶 🐺

  51. DB55 Says:


    Dammit you’re right! I’m really beginning to dislike you. Your name in my mouth cuz my name in your mouth. Keep my name out your mouth.

    But on the real though what happened to our debate about Dotson? I posted the vid and you switched up real quick. What had happened was ….lmao

    Honestly dawg, we go off on McCoy moreso to troll clueless fans than anything else. He’s super talented he just got no heart or passion. But these fans act like he’s the best DT to ever live cuz he’s a house boy. Nice big non-threatening smile. But as you’ve seen he gives up the booty every single time and he maked 100mil but has yet to play one P.O. game.

    And that’s just LAAAAAAAAME!!!

  52. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Well DB, you’re at least right about one thing, anyone who thinks that McCoy is the best DT ever is a clueless fan.

    But anyone who thinks that he is the main cause of Buc’s woe and suckery for this past decade, is just as clueless.

  53. Chris K Says:

    Thank Jesus Tmaxipad is banned right now. It would be so obnoxious.

  54. Chris K Says:

    I see DB55 has just as little knowledge of what a good DT looks like on the football field as Tmaxipad.

  55. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Especially those, such as yourself, who were salty when we cut Fatty Baker.

    Were you trolling the simple fanboys when you tried to defend his 2017 play or was that genuine?

  56. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Am I guessing incorrectly that you are a black man? Perhaps I misread you.

    But black or white you can’t call GMC a houseboy! Sapp made that mistake once comparing NFL player’s to slaves.

    Maybe it’s because I just saw Django Unchained for about the 4th time the other night…I can’t even watch 12 years a Slave again…you can call GMC soft…heartless or some other pejorative…and maybe if you’re black you feel the right to call him a name from those awful times…since I’m an old white dude I’ll defer…but it’s hard to read about any black MAN called a boy…much less the worst kind the “houseboy”. Just sayin’ and definitely not looking to rumble. 🙂

  57. ATrain Says:

    Well said

  58. ATrain Says:

    So I’m I reading correctly TMAX is banned?????

  59. '74 Says:

    If you think Derrick Brooks didn’t talk smack, you’ve missed the boat. Derrick was a pure gentleman off the field, but was full beast on it. “I’m gonna knock that chest off!” DB

  60. JA Says:

    I like McCoy and think, with hopeful objectively, that he is a good football player. But his preadolescent collection of comic book, full size action heroes is a bit disturbing—a Peter Pan syndrome to say the least. But when I juxtapose that against a collection of automatic weapons, I will take his immaturity any day of the week. Go get em Gerald! Time to become a superhero during games! You can grow up later!

  61. Lamarcus Says:

    And some Bucs fans got the nerve to criticize JW when we have players like this leading ” his” defense to L slaps every week. Come on now

  62. John meeks Says:

    Was called out by a couple players at the pro bowl and McCoy vowed to be great.#93 is a decent tackle but I knew long ago he was no sapp,Jerome Brown, Howie long,or Cortez Kennedy .even if was to finally get some dog in him (he wont)he is never gonna be a leader or Warren sapp!Sapp was a beast,a true leader who wanted to be great like the guy or not Sapp was one tough son of a gun and a great player!

  63. gotbbucs Says:


    Holy sh!t, that brings me back to the good old days of this site.

    ….and Thomas 2.2 was absolutely right. That sums up McCoys career to a T. If he gets incredible penetration, I would say probably 8/10 times it is by offensive design. The other two times they blew him back into the linebackers.
    It’s literally all or nothing, there is very rarely a running play where he just holds his gap and forces the ball to the outside.

  64. John meeks Says:

    I’m in moderation again!joe knows he has to watch me cause the draft is close!smart move joe!!

  65. Buc believer Says:

    Finally a teammate saying what we all know that Geraldine needs to get rid of his dress and be a man!

  66. unbelievable Says:

    RIP thomas 2.2


    Anyone who was hoping he’d be the next Sapp desesrves to be disappointed. I definitely never thought that. Maybe the Bucs marketing team wanted you to.

    DB actually summed it up pretty well: A good player with amazing ability, but doesn’t have that fire for 60 minutes. (Although he’s still in the top 5-6 DTs in the league.)

    But either way we have at least 10 problems much bigger than him, such as:

    OG, RT, CB, RB, DE, S

  67. webster Says:

    @ db55

    I am sorry but i didnt see a video for dotson from you. I didnt ignore you on purpose. You of anybody know i do not hide. Tell me what the dotson video was about and i will comment on it. And ofcourse, i dislike you too. And i am a black man lol

  68. webster Says:

    Btw db55

    I call out any poster i disagree with. You know that. I luv tampabaybuc because i believe he is a geniuene fan but if he says something on one thread i disagree with, i will call him out. Its nothing personal but you better be prepared to back up your point/opinion. Lord c, nflnut etc are geniune fans and i luv their commentary. I just hate trolls in this social media world. Sometimes you come across as a troll and i believe you are better than that. We as fans all want the same thing at the end of the day and that is to have a bad @$$ football team as dirk koetter says. Dont take it personal

  69. LouisFriend Says:

    The stupidity bug has hit JoeBucsFan comment section in a big way. There used to be some intelligence in here. What the heck happened?

  70. Joel Says:

    Great…. now we gotta hear from McCoy how fans are picking on him. Wah wah. 93 is such a baby. Wish we’d trade him while he’s still worth a pick to some dumb team.

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    I like Kwon on the field, but after dismissing the immortal Warren Sapp for giving legitimate criticism, I really don’t put a lot of stock into what Kwon is selling.

  72. Capt.Tim Says:

    More uneducated B.S.- playing to the Fans .
    Guess Kwon actually read his “Addressing the Media” memo pack from the Bucs PR department.
    Most players dont.

    You can play angry or Happy. You can bark and be “a dog”. You can run around growling like a Tiger. You can point your fingers like a gun slinger. You can prance around like a voodoo priest. Favorite one is to shake like Elvis!!

    In the NFL, only one thing matters.
    Are you more talented than the guy across from you.
    You both have trained hard, since you were kids. Youve been thru high school, College, and NFL coaching and training camps.
    You both pay to have private trainers and dieticians.

    The. Only. Thing. That. Matters. , is. If. You. Are. more. Talented. Than. The. Man. you. Are. Playing. Against.

    Some guys are intense. Some relaxed. Makes no difference

    And your Team wins, if you have more talented guys than the other team.

    Teams have Large Public relations departments- spin doctors, hired to fool you in to believing your loser team actually has a chance.

    They directed the players to say things like” this year, you will see a much more intense defense!!! We are letting the dogs out!!”
    “ last year, we werent focused! This year, you’ll see an offense thats playing Angry!!”
    Or the classic
    “ We’ve brought in some new guys- to change this teams lockerroom, to change the Team’s attitude! This year, you will see a team hungry to win! A team that hates to lose!””

    Its because the NFL thinks its fans are morons. They think you are stupid.
    They honestly believe that you will buy tickets- because last years 4-12 team is now “hungry”, and has changed the “ environment of losing”

    Its all BS. All designed and coached to players, by people who think you are stupid enough to believe it.

    But you believe it if you want

  73. Issic Haggins Says:

    Jpp will help from a leadership standpoint

  74. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Jack-Asses here, there, everywhere!

  75. Bucsfanman Says:

    Before Kwon becomes honorary “Dog Captain” perhaps he should work on his technique a bit. Just saying.
    The “dog” thing has been played out over and over. We were served a heaping pile of dog when they signed the “Beasting” Ayers whose play never matched his mouth.
    Production is what matters. End of story.

  76. Alpha Buc fan Says:

    Please Joe do not free tmax. He more negative than the news an the world is already so negative as it is. We need more positives an tmax ain’t one an also all his comments are the same every single one. We get it some people don’t like GMC ok that’s cool it’s your opinion everyone is entitled to one so say it an be done but don’t be a broken record an keep saying it. Everyone on that team including the captains can all play better we all can be better so let’s be better as fans as a team an as a country #bebetter