Gerald McCoy Watch

April 25th, 2019

Of course it’s doubtful that Gerald McCoy finds himself on the Bucs’ opening day roster.

But it’s certainly less of a long shot than it was before Round 1 of the NFL Draft.

The first round ended minutes ago and Tampa Bay didn’t draft a defensive lineman. (What were they thinking?) And the Bucs didn’t trade McCoy.

Without adding a D-lineman, it’s awfully hard to make the case now that the defensive line will be better without McCoy. So is it more likely that he sticks around?

Yeah, McCoy is due $13 million and he’s probably not worth it for a team in a salary cap crunch. But the Bucs could find cap room by restructuring other players’ contracts, and there’s still dead weight on the roster that could be cleared. (Joe defines dead weight as players with no trade value.)

Keep in mind Jason Licht is the same general manager who way overpaid Vincent Jackson for his final season, and he’s the GM who had no problem giving Doug Martin cash he didn’t deserve. Heck, Brent Grimes got a pile of money last year and he didn’t want to play his position.

Joe wouldn’t bet a nickel McCoy is here next week, but it’s hardly 100-percent certain he’s done in Tampa.

19 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Watch”

  1. geno711 Says:

    So I am hearing from a source that there is no chance that GMC is getting cut or being traded.
    This is from a person that has been in GMC’s house many times. Arians and Bowles believe that they have keys to very good defense now with White, Vea, McCoy and JPP.

  2. BucsBandit Says:

    MCCOY IS STAYING. More for Joe to cry about.

  3. tnew Says:

    I think McCoy stays. If Q. Williams was available, then GMC was out, but this was the plan. Gonna go like this .

    Licht: “Gerald, we can give you $8mil. Wish it could be more but we are really strapped.”

    GMC: “Do I still get my picture on the stadium facing Dale Mabry?”

    Licht: “Absolutely”

    GMC: “Done”

  4. firethecannons Says:

    Enough nonsense, rework McCoy and keep him–he is still a good player. Get rid of Evan Smith and Gholston-useless backups being paid way too high

  5. Bucsmarley Says:

    Jaylon Ferguson in the second please

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    You can’t win with cancer93 on the roster its been proven for a decade ladies…. get the cancer out of the locker room

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And Mark Dominick got rid of Michael Bennett for no good reason….but that’s a well kept secret here….

    Get over the we’ve got to have DE/DL in round 1…..

    We did lose 3 of our LBs…….(assume Beckwith can’t play)

    And, Devin White is faster than our Safeties & Cornerbacks…..

    So, quit crying.

  8. tnew Says:

    Gholston has always been a better fit in a 3-4 as the DE..

  9. Jeffbuc Says:

    It doesn’t matter we took a middle linebacker 5th overall. We can keep McCoy brooks Sapp and barber and we still won’t win. We suck and you pissed off half your fan base. Passed on Allen and Oliver will be are headline of this draft.

  10. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Jeffbuc, there’s always Jacksonville to go root for. I mean, if the best LB in the draft and the team sucks so bad? Go, go on, seriously, get out of here!

  11. Anonymous Says:

    But Joe was betting MeSean Jackson stayed on the team. I distinctly remember several articles…even a slight infatuation with Pickpatrick under center. Joe needs to switch coffee brands. ??? The archives are here for your review.–Joe

  12. Magadude Says:

    I am betting the Devin White pick is predicated on at least two things things the Bucs know. One of those is it is likely GMC wants to stay and will rework his deal to make it possible. Second is Kendall Beckwith is done due to his injury. Why not Josh Allen if you have to pick a LB? ADHD. Could still be a great football player in the NFL but the Bucs have already dealt with that issue in a team leader in Josh Freeman. White has some serious character issues (consensual relations with a 14 year old and evading police during traffic stop) but he’s still not as bad as Winston, who lowers the character standard for all Bucs. I’m okay with the picking Devin White from a football perspective and maybe he cleaned up his act in college…he certainly performed well. Another thing out there is with two more high rounds left we don’t know what the Bucs know. I am betting they get a DL in Round 2 and OL in Round 3, with a RB in Round 4. So many needs.

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    JeffBuc, you’re the ultimate Debbie Downer. Impossible to take the comments of constantly negative people seriously … we learn nothing by reading commentary like that.

    And Magadude, what are you talking about? “White has some serious character issues?” Huh? “Maybe he cleaned up his act in college?” Huh again? None of that’s true; I think you’ve got your names mixed up.

    I do agree with you though about GMC & Beckwith. The chances that GMC stays a Buc this year just went up a bunch IMO now that the Bucs drafted Devin White. Our Round 2-4 picks IMO will seal the deal … IF we pick a DT in there, McCoy’s probably a goner. But IF we grab a DE in one of those rounds then Gerald stays I would hope and Will Gholston is the goner (unless GMC renegotiates his deal downward by about $4-5 mil).

    Our next 3 picks (#39 – #70 – #107 as it stands right now) will also determine how successful we’ll be this year IMO. We still NEED an Olineman. We still NEED a RB. We might NEED a DT and/or a DE depending on how the Bucs intend on playing the salary Cap issue. No way to know which comes first until the other teams pick (BPA to fill a position of NEED at this point). Exciting draft come up tonight.

  14. Playaction Says:

    GMC = Steven Stamkos.
    He will always get his own individual stats but fall short in the leadership department.
    The defense seemed to play better and more aggressively when he was out with injury.
    Just because someone has “always been there” doesn’t always mean a good thing.

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    tnew- Gholston IS the dead weight! He’s had 6 years to show us something, ANYTHING. All he’s done is collect a check and celebrate tackles 4 yards down the field. No thanks. I’d keep GMC all day over that guy.

  16. ATrain Says:

    AMEN TMaxx

    The teams problem is not talent.

    It is the LOCKERROOM

    Your leader cannot be OK with losing

  17. #1bucsfan Says:

    A lot of the players on defense that we think are bust will prob show out this year with better coaching can’t wait to see how things shape up this season

  18. Eric y Says:

    Don’t need 93 spreading laziness to devin white … release him asap

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The GMC hate on this blog is driving people to inane comments.

    IF GMC can effect any player with his so called “negativity” then that player doesn’t belong in the NFL!!!

    You can’t coach speed, charisma, or leadership. It’s a talent players either have or do not. GMC has the first two…LVD has the first…White’s career to this point shows all three!!!