GMC Changes Draft Plan

April 11th, 2019

Pat Kirwan.

So the smoke signals coming from One Buc Palace suggest the Bucs days of stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy are nearing an end.

One NFL insider claims GMC is being shopped “hard” by the Bucs. GMC, who likes to portray himself as a team leader, has yet to be seen at One Buc Palace for offseason conditioning workouts since they began on April 1. Team officials have repeatedly refused to confirm (on the record) GMC will be on the roster come September.

And for a team in salary cap hell, GMC’s $13 million salary for this season is red meat.

Of course, the Bucs are not talking about their plans. And one former Bucs scout and ex-Jets player personnel director believes whatever the Bucs do with GMC likely could shape the direction of the draft in two weeks. Speaking on his fantastic radio show, “Movin’ the Chains,” heard weekdays exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Pat Kirwan spoke about the Bucs draft and specifically the defense.

“We were looking at linebacker and corner but it’s defense for sure,” Kirwan said of how he thinks the Bucs will attack the draft. “When you look at some of the story lines here, Gerald McCoy, if he is getting traded or cut, that’s going to change a need for sure. I [also] think you need a defensive end.”

The Bucs defense was such a piece of garbage the past two years that Kirwan believes you could draft at damn near any position on defense with the No. 5 pick and make a good argument for the pick.

Kirwan also believes with the possible exception of running back, the Bucs will only draft defensive players this month.

46 Responses to “GMC Changes Draft Plan”

  1. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    It could be almost anyone. We need LB, DE, CB, OL , and RB we must hit on most our picks this year or Jason could be gone! And from what I see from BA and his picks I’m not going to lie I’m a little nervous…..

  2. TDTB Says:

    I think Williams and White are generational players, but I think the best course is trading down. There are good players through 1st and 2nd round. OL are a little thin in my estimation so would prefer that they grab one in the first.

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    They never ever go only one side of the ball.

    Personally, I would like to see WR KELVIN MCKNIGHT given a shot in Tampa, but only because I know his mother and Uncle. I’m guessing he will go undrafted.

  4. Walter Says:

    We’re losing a LOT of games again this year. Our defense isn’t even close to talented or competent, one draft and one offseason under a new scheme isn’t going to change that, it’s a pipe dream.

  5. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Strange that Pat Kirwan did not say how the “talented” they are????? How coach stale bisciut and friends were going to hold players hands, and sit them on their laps and tell them they are “great” and “play better” will fix everything?????

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  6. Easy Says:

    So many pass rushers in this draft that don’t even get talked about we could get in later rounds. Ben Banogu and Charles Omenihu will be steals. Draft the best player available with number 5 but it can’t be Devin White.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Not really much of a revelation on Pat Kirwan’s part IMO. IF the Bucs have decided to move on from GMC (which seems VERY likely), we’d then have Vea & Allen left, plus a couple others as our DTs. We’d kinda be committed to drafting a DT SOMEPLACE in the Top-3 Rounds it would seem. WHO we draft would likely be ‘situation-dependent’ I’d think.

    The possibilities seem endless though, and it really depends on the PRIORITIES of this coaching staff. Bucs would NEED a DT to pair with Vea if GMC is a goner. Bucs would NEED a MLB to pair with LVD (and to LEAD this defense). Bucs could certainly use another stud DE to pair with JPP. Bucs could also use a starting-caliber CB to pair with Davis, plus a starting-caliber OG to improve our OLine but we won’t go there (still hoping that we pick up veterans for those roles). And oh ya, Bucs also NEED a starting-caliber RB to pair with Barber.

    Wow, so many NEEDS, so few PICKS. Hmmm, wonder how we got in this pickle.

  8. Bird Says:

    I wouldn’t disagree with drafting all defense

    However , there is to big a hole at right guard still
    Also, I think they get a slot guy (Humphries replacement )even though they stated Godwin would play some slot

  9. Buc believer Says:

    GMC must be SUPER happy with the way things have been going this off season! His name has been mentioned on tv and there have been almost double if not triple the articles about him on Joe Buc fan than normal! Way to go Batman!!! For someone that LOVES the limelight and HAS to be the center of attention all the time this must be the ultimate!

  10. German Buc Says:

    I’m fine with all but one pick defense. But please, please, please no RB! Take a RG or a RT and it will help the RBs already on our roster.

  11. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Beyond releasing GMC, there are other examples of “red meat” or perhaps better said “fat” that can be trimmed from the Bucs roster to increase the salary cap. What other players should the Bucs look into releasing?

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Devin White will be a Pro bowler this year, we need to get him. It is rare that you find a linebacker with his size and run a 4.42, he is a beast. The draft is filled with pass rushers and corners. Roquan Smith was picked at 8 th and he was a stud, White is bigger and faster the same player.

  13. Jonzey Says:

    Devin White will be a Pro bowler this year, we need to get him. It is rare that you find a linebacker with his size and run a 4.42, he is a beast. The draft is filled with pass rushers and corners. Roquan Smith was picked at 8 th and he was a stud, White is bigger and faster the same player.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    @Doctor Stroud

    William Gholston

  15. macabee Says:

    I’d be willing to bet that if OT Tytus Howard/Alabama State 6-5 322 5.05 is there in the 3rd round, he will be a Buc! #jmo

  16. NOSBOS Says:

    There was another last season Jonzey,Tremaine Edmunds 6’5 249lbs. Bills moved 3 spots last draft to select and from reading the comments of their fans they already love young man.

  17. TB22 Says:

    Please stop with all this Devin White is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    White is not one of the 10 best players. He is not a ‘generational ‘player.
    I don’t think he is even a top 25 player.
    He is way over-hyped.

    Go big or go home.
    Draft a DL with the first pick.

  18. Bucsdelight Says:

    What if the Bucs trade up for Josh Allen? Trade GMC and some pics. Or maybe GMC and Cam.

  19. NOSBOS Says:

    What’s peculiar to me tho is how this switch from 4/3 to 3/4 has revealed how so many seem to be unaware of the basic fundamental differences in the two schemes. Fans and writers 93 leaving (thank god) does absolutely nothing by way of adjusting any draft plan because one of the main reasons he is leaving is because he is not a proper fit for a 3/4 scheme therefore drafting his replacement isn’t a requirement.

  20. NOSBOS Says:

    Well who is Tb22??? It’s funny to me a guy that didn’t take a snap all last season (Bosa) is being pegged as cant miss. Quinnen Williams has one year as a starter under his belt and was complete no-show in national championship. Is great or was he dominant against cupcakes. Oliver has poor balance,no hand technique and relies solely on quickness to when same can said about josh Allen I challenge you to watch they’re film sessions not YouTube highlights.

  21. NOSBOS Says:

    “Go Big or go home”.. Phssstt,man just take yo simple @$$ home.

  22. NOSBOS Says:

    The important Dlinemen needed is already on the roster,his name is Vita Vea. I’ll say again 6’5 346lbs. Big super strong and athletic. Why is he the most important??? Because he will occupy two olinemen most snaps thusly freeing up others to have one on one matchups. Like Kevin Minter stated in the Tampa Times article breaking down the 3/4 scheme.

  23. NOSBOS Says:

    I go thru these comments daily I’m talking bout it may be only around 10% of the posters on here that realize we’re no longer a 4/3 football team. Like you other 90% believe BA and Todd Bowles are trilling when it comes to this scheme change.

  24. TOM Says:

    I believe when the Bucs get rid of McCoy DT becomes #1 priority in the draft. If Williams or Oliver isn’t there at 5 trade down.

  25. NOSBOS Says:

    Joe do a little research my man,Yanninck Njakoe and Shaq Barret are from the same region of Maryland. Relatively the same size and weight. Shaq has star written all over him. I love his story because nothing has been given to him. He’s been grinding his @$$ off. Watch his film man,he’s one the nfl’s best kept secrects.

  26. El Buco Realisto Says:

    NOS-BOS is right!!!!!!!!!! And here is the biggest hint that the sheep can get!!!! When Todd Bolwes took over the Jets, Who and What position did he draft with the overall #6 pick!!!!!!!!!!! After that, it will be a running back targeted in the second!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!

    And Go Realist about to start his 3 week vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Joe Says:

    They never ever go only one side of the ball.

    You have a short memory. Lovie’s first year the Bucs only drafted offensive players.

  28. DooshLaRue Says:

    Hey NOS

    Remember a few weeks ago when you were Jamaal and said this:

    Y’all just don’t get it. 93 gone be on the field week 1 1st snap. He’ll be wearing a Bucs uniform. They love that dude,you ain’t drafting no replacement for him at 5 to play part time. This ain’t hard to understand.

    You’re such a Dipsh!t!!!

  29. Destinjohnny Says:

    I can hear it now
    2nd round The Bucs just traded up for ….
    Commentator I had him slated to go in the 4th round.
    Maybe the Bucs saw something they liked

  30. D-Rome Says:

    I’m still waiting on Adam Schefter or Jay Glazer to break the story that teams are lining up to trade for Gerald McCoy at his $13 million dollar salary.

  31. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Arians saying Bucs have great talent and building up players like Jameis, Barber, Godwin, OJ, JPP, LVD… a very smart management style.
    He will get the very best out of our players that way.

    As far as the draft, we have so many needs. At 5 we could draft a DE, DT, MLB and all will be there. In round 2 we could draft OL, DE, DT, RB, S, CB…..and a good player will be there.

    We could trade down and get some very good players…..I am very confident we will have a good draft this year. I have particular confidence in Todd Bowles.

  32. NOSBOS Says:

    Douche clean the tip of your head off bro,way too much usage going on. I made that statement mainly because this organization seems to have some strange attachment to 93 as if ownership is unwilling to cut bait with the slacker. It more about that than his football ability in this scheme d$@kface.

  33. Doctor_berto Says:

    TDTB, how is White a generational player when he would have been the second best MLB the last two drafts!?! He’s not even that much better than Devin Bush

  34. D1 Says:


    Bosa played the first 3 games this past season. He didn’t miss the entire season as you’ve claimed on several occasions.

  35. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Wow, showing your true punk colors early this year.
    Can we expect your departure before preseason this year?

  36. 813bucboi Says:

    ed oliver will be the pick…..his versatility allows him to play in any scheme all along the dline…..he’s a chess piece….


  37. Bucfan1988 Says:

    Bucboi, I tend to agree with you. I think Oliver will be a monster for us. Can constantly move him around.

    The only thing is I’d like to see us snag him in a trade-down to like 8-9 and pick up another 2nd or 3rd round pic.

    We really need it.

    Still have RG, DE, MLB, & RB to address….

  38. NOSBOS Says:

    Douche people that use the term “punk” do so mainly because they associate with the term. Thanks for clarifying.

  39. NOSBOS Says:

    What’s wrong Douche,the topic strikes a cord with you I see. Figures.

  40. NOSBOS Says:

    D1 in those 3 games 4 sacks,8.5 the previous season. What makes this disturb young man a can’t miss prospect again???

  41. NOSBOS Says:

    A Douche,you’re a huge 93 fan right??? You should be familiar with the affinity this organization has shown him over the years. Me saying he’ll be on the field week 1 as 3/4 DE wasn’t because I wasn’t sure BA was gonna have enough pull to dismiss him. 😁oh how happy I am to be wrong.

  42. NOSBOS Says:

    Someone tell me what makes bosa a cant miss prospect. Please!!! In 2017 he played 14 games and produced a measly 8.5 sacks. Are you kidding me considering the cupcakes OU play every year. Screw josh Allen and Ed Oliver on bosa @$$ now.

  43. 813bucboi Says:


    i wouldnt mind that at all….

    we just cant trade down too far imo….8 or 9 would be good….outside the top 10 and we’re taking a huge risk….


  44. NOSBOS Says:

    And in those 3 games D1 as I’m sure you already know bosa played Rutgers,Oregon and TCU. Not exactly world beaters.

  45. NOSBOS Says:

    But let’s further examine him…

  46. D1 Says:


    I simply stated that you have frequently stated Bosa didn’t play a down this season and that isn’t true.

    I offered zero opinion on Bosa so where your getting that I believe He’s a can’t miss player is something that you have created in your own mind.

    Here’s the thing, I generally agree with you on the importance of selecting White over a DT.
    Definitely agree with you that White is the best option at 5 especially in light of the 3 4 alignment.

    Additionally, the idea that a pass rusher is solely an outside guy is outdated and isn’t forward looking. Consistent pressure is far more valuable than a 10 sack pass rushing de. And the shortest route to a QB is also the quickest. And an outsider rusher takes the longest route and the most time. It’s also the easiest to negate.