McCoy Not Expected Back In Cincinnati

October 22nd, 2018

Joe heard the chatter from the ultimate Buccaneers insider yesterday.

And a little more digging today found the exact same take.

Six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is likely to miss two games with his calf injury suffered near the end of the Bucs-Falcons game, Ronde Barber said on FOX Browns-Bucs broadcast.

McCoy did not practice last week or play Sunday.

Things could change, sure. But that’s the mindset at One Buc Palace. No McCoy next Sunday in Cincinnati.

Let McCoy heal. There’s a ton of season left and McCoy wasn’t exactly tearing up the NFL when he went down.

The Buccaneers’ run defense wasn’t good overall yesterday. Yes, Joe’s going to attribute a chunk of that to McCoy’s absence.

Still, the defense was much improved, and they managed a goal-line stand without McCoy or Vita Vea on the field when the Browns had their 1st-and-goal, which turned into 4th-and-inches.

51 Responses to “McCoy Not Expected Back In Cincinnati”

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Other than a few “gash” runs, the Defense played the best it has all year. More TFLs, more sacks, and if Vita had any quicks at all there might have been more.

    Don’t see that GMC was greatly missed. Beckwith is greatly missed at this point.

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Not to bash Vita, but does anyone have QB pressure stats for him? He had one tackle on the day, no QB hits, and I don’t believe any QB pressures either, and every time I paid attention to him I saw him just basically getting stood up at the LOS. Now I did not watch him on every play, but when I did watch him he looked kinda sluggish, to put it nicely. If he didn’t get a QB pressure yesterday, that means for the year he has 2 tackles, no QB hits and no QB pressures.

    Anywho he’s not McCoy, who is a year in year out pro-bowler, and I don’t see Vita doing much in this defense where he’s playing out of position. You can not make judgements like a DT is a bust based on his rookie year, that is nonsense since most rookie DT’s don’t do much, but even by those standards Vita hasn’t shown much – at least not every single time I’ve watched him. I know the Vita truthers will tell me he’s Warren Sapp and single handedly won the game yesterday, but outside of those trolls, are there others who actually have watched some tape and are they seeing something I’m just missing? Again, I’m not trying to bash the guy, I think he’d be a solid 3-4 run stuffing NT, but the issue is the Bucs don’t play a 3-4, and in this scheme he seems completely out of place.

  3. Easy Says:

    Vea was horrible yesterday

  4. Buc believer Says:

    Oh DAMN!!! Another win!!!

  5. Issaic haggins Says:

    Vea was not horrible but he does need to Keep his head up and have better ball awareness. He absolutely dominated at times but was two locked up with the line men in did release to the ball . He doesn’t have a quickness and penetration of McCoy but he also doesn’t run away from the ball like someone else .

  6. Joel Says:

    Yes!!!! The defense will play well again.

  7. Dooshlarue Says:

    Ah man……. no Dancing Queen?
    Don’t make me laugh!!!!!

  8. Herbiebuc Says:

    I think we are 10th in rushing defense that’s another stat that will get overlooked or ignored lol

  9. NPRSageBoy Says:

    With Kwon out too, who is gonna dance on the sidelines?

  10. LakeLand Says:

    Well at least he won’t get embarrassed by Geno Atkins now

  11. Buc believer Says:

    @Doosh… Too funny!!!! “See that girl… ahem Gerald singing Dancing Queen.”

  12. ChrisBakersBib Says:

    Vea is a rookie.. gfc people..calm down.. he will be fine.. he wasnt horrible yesterday

  13. DB55 Says:

    Never ever would have held that goal line stand with Cancer93 McIceCream on the field. Good riddance to him and Kwon.

    – Fake Fan

  14. Eric Says:

    Wasn’t our defensive line coach talking about McCoy for defensive player of the year?

    Might be a tick short of that.

  15. danr Says:

    lets see- injuries right now up the middle this season


    Sure it makes sense our run stopping wasn’t great.

  16. LakeLand Says:

    These DTs should watch the performance Aaron Donald displayed yesterday

    8 Solo Tackles
    4 Sacks
    5 QB hits
    6 TFL

    Most of these DTs don’t put up those numbers in 16 games or MORE

    And to think most of this fanbase wanted him
    But the Bucs wanted to stick with GMC

    These are the Bucs

  17. jmarkbuc Says:

    Patrick Peterson wants out of AZ……

  18. danr Says:

    forgot beckwith

  19. pelbuc Says:

    Please trade the potato chip, always hurt, crying, apologizing, dancing Batman wannabe! Funny how the D plays harder when he’s not on the field. Most overrated Buc ever!

  20. Jerry Jones Says:

    Vea just needs to shed off those bull rushes, 2 times clearly I saw Chubb run right by him while he was plowing a field. I’m not that worried, seems like something he should be able to improve on.

  21. zzbucs Says:

    Agree with you ChrisBakersBib…..sometimes some fans sound like retired old ladies on the hair dressing room…..

  22. ndog Says:

    So this year on defense we have

    lost our starting free safety for the year,
    lost our starting nickel for the year,
    lost our starting MLB for the year,
    lost our main backup DT/DE every game and with no real hope of return,
    we missed one of our starting outside corners every game but one,
    we have missed our 1st round pick DT for 3 games,
    our starting 3 tech for a game and soon to be two,
    our starting RDE for a game,
    and have been without our starting SLB for every game.

    Man is this team snake bit or what? That is already 25 games missed by significant players on defense this year! WOW

  23. dmatt Says:

    Patrick Peterson wants out of Arizona NOW! we need a playmaker in our secondary so let’s not wait on the draft lefts get aggressive n put the pieces together on this defense NOW! The cardinals need a vet qb to groom their rookie starting qb so y not trade Fitzpatruck n a draft pick for Peterson. He’ll add a spark to our pass defense.

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    vita will be fine….2nd game back from missing TC & PS…..relax…..he wont become a HOFer overnight…..


  25. John Says:

    Dmatt let’s trade winston and a pick for Peterson. No doubt offense runs better with fitz. It sucks but it’s TRUE.

  26. spicoli Says:


    Pat Peterson asked to be put on the trade block… do the Bucs have the cap space to make it possible? He’s at a reasonable salary ($11M per) for his position until 2020.

  27. overit Says:

    who cares – he is irrevalent

  28. jmarkbuc Says:

    GMC and a 2

  29. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Cards said they won’t trade him. Gruden just picked up another 1st rounder. Dallas lol

  30. JimmyJack Says:

    Yeah spicoli we have the space. But when I watched the game yesterday I saw really good coverage and tackling from our 2 starting corners.

    We don’t need Peterson…….Not to mention the fact that the Glazers are likely to not be throwing any more money at this current unproven staff.

  31. spicoli Says:

    Might have to give up a 1 and 2 for him. Might not hurt us too bad since these last couple of years our GM has been drafting..

  32. DB55 Says:

    Don’t look now but Carlton Davis has shut down Michael Thomas, AB and Landry. Probably more but who’s counting.

  33. Phil Says:

    Maybe we could trade McCoy for Peterson. He just asked to be traded.

  34. Dre Says:

    Thank you lord

  35. Dre Says:

    If McCoy was playing yesterday browns would have scored on the stand

  36. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    We need the big softie to sack the quarterback then apologize

  37. adam from ny Says:

    we will be okay without this guy…the guy with “a quick get off, but no get down”

    #FastestGetOffToNowhere #NumbersDontLie

  38. i like gunslingers Says:

    dmatt i agree, since the bucs are not going to trade winston, we need a corner, we could also make a trade to detroit who is in need of a tight end, brate for slay and a 3rd rounder how’s that? how would that be peterson and slay for db’s it would end any QB controversy here, live and die with jameis, we get our back end straight, now how do we acquire bell, and a linebacker?

  39. Bucsfan1988 Says:

    Joe you need to amend your comments about the run defense yesterday.

    The run-D was SOLID until Kwon got injured!!
    Then back-up LB’s were not in the right gaps after that.

    I saw Adarius Taylor out of position on 2 of Chubbs runs. That big 21 yarder he hit, Taylor was in LVD’s gap.

    That situation was what hurt them….

  40. Ray Rice Says:

    I just read … McBooty Not Expected Back … I instantly thought about buying some ice cream to celebrate. Then I read “In Cincinnati”. MF MF MF MF DAM DAM DAM!!!!!!

  41. Hodad Says:

    Don’t let the meat head trade for anyone. He had the whole off season to get this team right. If he fails, which I believe he will, the new regime will need all the draft choices they can get. Besides, it sounds like Peterson wants to play for a winner, so why would he want to come here?

  42. Mike Johnson Says:

    I saw Vita Vea get lmpcked on his A.. a couple times on Sunday. And he looked very very tired.

  43. cmurda Says:

    Vea had a few times that he was in position to make plays yesterday. He was a step behind or too slow to react when he had those chances. My gut is saying let’s wait before rushing to judgement. My hope is that he’s not quite in football shape but the pick never excited me. I hope it eventually does. I had deer in the headlights look when I expected Goodell to say Derwin James.

  44. BucdUp Says:

    Yo @Rod Munch,

    Go back and pay more attention. Kid was a beast at the LOS. Sure, he didn’t make every tackle and didn’t win every battle out there.. and yeah he still needs to improve.. but for a rookie who missed the off season, guy held his own. I was at the game and could see big #50 on the d line penetrating through his blocker or causing some disruption on a lot of snaps. I can’t recall him getting pushed back at all.. at least from what I saw.

    I think we should hold judgment or GMC comparisons until after his full rookie year. Really excited for the latter of the previous sentence!

    Go Bucs!!

  45. BigMacAttack Says:

    McCoy only makes the defense worse. The longer he’s out, the better their chances. Stay on the couch and keep playing video games.

  46. ATrain Says:

    Vea was pushing two lineman backwards instead of falling down the line

    Remember the Browns have a running game and without Wonderboy we hurt their run game

    Vea sucks in his second game
    Really please watch the push he gets

  47. Dre Says:

    McCoy if you are one to read comments please read this one … do us all in Tampa a favor and keep your behind at home the rest of the season

  48. FairMinded Says:

    @Isaac that’s exactly what I saw. Lacking ball awareness at times trying to beat the guy in front of him while the RB goes right by. Needed to disengage and throw that big body towards the ball carrier

  49. MTM Says:

    GMC sucks! Licht sucks!

  50. RODNEY J ALLEN Says:

    Munch I tried to check vea a few times I did see him get stood up once but I also saw him get double teamed n still get a nice push that led to a sack by someone else

  51. Trade McCoy!! Says:

    Bucs need to trade McCoy and a 2nd or 3rd rd draft pick to AZ for Peterson ASAP.