Gerald McCoy Says His Hunger Is Strong As Ever

December 30th, 2018

Joe has a habit of asking Gerald McCoy questions that seem to annoy McCoy.

It happened again today.

After the loss to the Falcons, McCoy was very somber in the locker room and was holding court with reporters.

Joe asked McCoy what seemed like a simple and relevant question for a veteran of nine NFL seasons.

“Gerald, do you feel your hunger for the game is stronger than ever, or where it’s always been?” Joe asked.

McCoy asked Joe to repeat the question. Joe did and asked McCoy where he is when it comes to his passion for football.

“It hasn’t changed. It won’t change until I say I retire,” McCoy said. “I’m not doing that, so.”

That was the end of the media session.

McCoy earlier was asked by another reporter if he thought/prepared before this game like it could be his last in Tampa. McCoy said no, it was business as usual.

The Bucs have a $13 million decision on McCoy. That’s his 2019 salary, and he has no more guaranteed money in his contract.

About a month ago, McCoy told Joe this month that he plans to keep his offseason training regimen, including training with Drew Brees on the west coast.

Joe is all in favor of McCoy staying with the Bucs next season. But if the next head coach/regime is thinking rebuild, then Joe would be completely in favor of trading McCoy for draft pick(s).

25 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Says His Hunger Is Strong As Ever”

  1. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Hungry for Ice Cream.

  2. AlteredEgo Says:

    Gerald is a very good football player…just not a difference maker ….hope to see him return with a restructured cap friendly contract…the defense is the weak link ,followed by the OL….too bad this draft won’t have team fighting to move up for QB’s and pay QB premium …Buc Luck !

  3. Bird Says:


    McCoy average
    Jameisnwho actually played good

  4. Bird Says:


    McCoy average
    Jameisnwho actually played good
    He not average

  5. Bird Says:


    No doubt Olivier is stud

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    how could anyone want to pay this guy 13M?

  7. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Hungry for another big payday but not hungry to lead an aggressive nasty d

  8. MadMax Says:

    Too little too late….if we go DT Wilkins or Oliver, its probably bye bye GMC.

  9. Dom is gone ... Licht Says:

    Hungry from the lack of eating W’s

  10. Bucs fan #7423 Says:





  11. Buc believer Says:

    He may be hungry but he played this year like he is full. Actually he is full…full of himself!

  12. ElioT Says:

    They’ve got to trade McCoy while he still has some value.

    It’s been long enough, he’s been the “leader” of some of the worst defenses the NFL has ever seen.

    The dude only knows playing and losing for one of the most pathetic franchises in all of sports.

    It’s hard to argue that McCoy isn’t a good guy and hopefully a team with a real leader, that needs some talent on their D-Line will offer up a 4th round pick for him.

    Gotta go.

  13. PhillyBuc Says:

    Hopefully his last game in a Bucs uniform
    Below average DT

  14. Gman Says:

    Yawn..go eat elsewhere if you are all of a sudden so hungry. The day you make us better will be the first.

  15. BoiseBucFan Says:


    McCoy may have been friendlier if you were the opposing quarterback for another team.

  16. Angry in CT Says:

    SoooOoo i would like to see the archives of end of the year presser with Mccoy and how many times he has said that phrase

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    GRRRRR!!!! He reads comic books!!!! GRRRR!!!!!!!!

    Anywho dummies did you notice those good plays Vita was making? Did you notice on every one of them he was being blocked 1-on-1? Did you notice JPP often running open, or just needing to slip past a RB chipping him? Do you know why those plays happen? Because GMC is being double teamed and on nearly every play.

    If you morons knew anything about football you’d know that when teams focus on shutting down one guy, it opens up chances for other guys. Sort of like how Marcus Jones managed to have 13 sacks (13!) while playing next to Warren Sapp.

    Good players like GMC open up opportunities for guys like Vita and even JPP – because if teams thought GMC was washed up, guess what, they wouldn’t continue to keep doubling him.

    You dolts should listen to less talk radio and watch more games.

  18. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    That’s because your an asshole joe!

  19. The Buc Realist Says:


    What no story of what a hero he is because he struggled to put on his socks today???????? One day to late it will dawn on Joe and the sheep!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. SOEbuc Says:

    No! This guy is 31 and he will want $13 million? Need to draft Quinnen Williams or Ed Oliver in the first.Young, powerful guys with motors. Vea continues to impress with his great speed to get across the field and try to make the tackle. GMC will quit if he sees the runner has gotten away. And he’s fat and slow.

  21. Bucnjim Says:

    He hasn’t been double teamed this year at all. Today they spent more time on Vea and JPP but see what you want.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucnjim … LOL! Literally every single play where you see Vita do anything he’s being blocked one and one while they’ll have 2 or sometimes even 3 guys on McCoy. It’s hilarious the dolts who couldn’t scout how many fingers they have on their own hand will talk about others not knowing what they’re talking about. Literally, watch the tape, pay attention to what is happening, there’s a reason teams continue to focus first and foremost on stopping McCoy regardless of his stats versus the stats of say JPP (with no disrespect to JPP or Vita).

  23. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    The guy is 31 and deserves$13 mil. He’s pissed now and I think JPP is rubbing off on him too. He really wants a playoff game but we do need to look at and I say D. Lawrence is our man. His off field ain’t too bad even though he’s suspended but he’s another big and talented body with impressive movement just like Vea. I say McCoy and JPP should be turned into rotatational veterans along a young and rebuilt defensive line. We need to make DE a priority in the draft as well and cut bait with Allen and Curry along with Gholston. That’s $20 million freed up just to pay for McCoy and JPP to stay beyond this season. Kwon Alexander is a different story I won’t get into but they need him as well right now and I say he will get Grimes money now that he’s done. They could use a few LB in free agency because they won’t have the luxury of that position in the draft. The draft must be used to get deeper along the offensive and defensive lines with youth because there’s always injury to those guys here for some reason. Also a RB I say that should happen thru the draft as well. We got seven picks surely we can get a RB,DT, 2 DE, 2 OL that will continue our growth

  24. LeAndrew Gilbert Says:

    I’m glad people are seeing what I see. They said we will miss him I doubt it. his is a great father and great teammate but not a great player. Sooner or later the contract will expose him. it a long time coming. He is not great player. I gave him the benefit of the doubt in the first three years of him playing. I’m like give him time. But When I hear the interview that he has a quick first step. I was turn off about him. He a one trick pony. a soon as video is out. He can be neutralized. He is soft as Twinkies filling. He was around when the team was the worst defense. when Derrelle Revis was here we were the middle of the road defense. Then back to cellar with the defense. I hate comparing people I really wanted Aaron Donald he was a beast. He is what you want in DT. He could a MVP. People honestly though that GMC was great. If he is a Cap casualty. So be it. Garldine can disappear for all I care.

  25. Robert G Keesler Says:

    I have never seen a more overpaid , overrated , under motivated player than Geraldine.