It Is Not About The Money (Allegedly)

May 15th, 2019

Another chapter of drama.

The clock continues to tick.

The Bucs are in salary cap hell and cannot even afford to sign their draft class.

Beginning at the combine in Indianapolis in February, Bucs officials would not state for the record that stud defensive tackle Gerald McCoy would be on the final 53-man roster come September.

GMC has not participated in voluntary workouts, spouts off at ghosts on Cinco de Mayo claiming he doesn’t work, and then claims his back is against the wall and he is in for a fight. With who or what is a mystery.

Now we find out it is not about the money. Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk brings word that the Bucs have not asked GMC to take a paycut.

As Vince Lombardi would say, “What the hell is going on out there?”

So let Joe get this straight:

* Money is not the issue with GMC (though it always is).

* GMC may or may not be on the roster.

* Depending who you believe, someone in the Bucs organization told GMC to stay home (Bucco Bruce Arians angrily denied this on the record).

* The Bucs cannot afford both GMC’s $13 million salary and to pay their entire rookie class, as the roster is currently constructed.

* Cleveland Browns shot-caller John Dorsey allegedly wants GMC but not his contract.

* GMC is outraged that someone doesn’t think he works or doesn’t like football.

* GMC claims he is in for a fight and his back is against the wall.

Got all of that?

Yeah, Joe’s just as confused.

82 Responses to “It Is Not About The Money (Allegedly)”

  1. LakeLand Says:

    Nothing about this team makes sense

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    This GMC saga is a good view into how dysfunctional our ownership & leadership is at the top of the organization. The #1 problem with this franchise by far.

    We can’t even spin a narrative that makes sense about this to anyone.

  3. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    It is about McCoy’s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyBcHUe4WeQ

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    The answer is simple!!!!! They are going to run a new scheme!!!!!!! she-mc has b!t$hed in every scheme that was not an outdated version of the tampa2!!!!!!!!! The GM backed she-mc over past DC and brought in major help and saw the same crap!!!!!! The gm and higher ups felt burnt over passing on a legitimate trade off from a previous year!!!!!!!!!! Is it personal!!!!! you [email protected] right it is personal!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and to all the sheep and local media that think they should let her go, and do right by she-mc are wrong!!!!!!!!!!! You wait until the last minute of opening day, to see if a freak injury goes down to try to recoup a low 6th round pick at this point!!!!!!!!!!! The Bucs owe she-mc nothing!!!!!!!! And If I saw her I was slap the ice-cream right down on the ground!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ice-cream melts in Florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. D-Rome Says:

    When anyone says it’s not about the money, it’s always about the money.

    I love that this story is filed under “Gerald McCoy Held Hostage.” I also find it equally humorous that you linked to an article that links to a Tampa Bay Times article, instead of the TBT article itself.

  6. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    This does sound really dysfunctional, but if everyone will pause for a moment and remember last year at this time…

    The prospect of the Jameis suspension had everyone at each other’s throats, hurling racially sensitive accusations at one another that lasted like 6 months. Now everyone here, whether agree or disagree about the GMC debacle, is doing so peacefully no matter what color we be! I think we’ve come a long way, baby!

  7. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    If it’s not about GMC’s salary and the Bucs asking him to take a pay cut, then the only logical explanation is that he doesn’t want to be here. And if that’s the case, it’s off to Cleveland he goes.

  8. AwShbucs Says:

    At this point I’m so over his ba that I think we should just cut him. We’ve been in the bottom rung of the ladder for years on end with GMC. We can damn sure be there without him.

  9. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Maybe GMC has requested (demanded?) a trade because Bowles scheme requires him to play DE (with Vea in the middle) and GMC doesn’t want to do it.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Lord……They are trying to drum up a trade for McCoy. Could you please explain how that is dysfunctional.

    Should they cut him right now instead of trying to get something back for him? Would that make it less dysfunctional for you?

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    It appears Joe that you’re as confused about this whole drama as the rest of us. And have just as many questions as the rest of us. But, but, but, but … you’re supposed to have answers.

    I keep coming back to the conclusion that Jason Licht is EITHER very crafty OR he doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. Based on my past comments, guess which one I lean towards.

  12. AwShbucs Says:

    Bs*

  13. K2 Says:

    I think a lot of teams would like GMC for about half what his contract is worth. If it wasn’t about money a deal would be done…or he would be in OTA’s.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    how many legitimate star players do the bucs have ? a receiver , maybe a soon to be tight end and who else ? Not having a bunch of cash makes no sense unless you have the bucs gm.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    Alanbucsfan … Very interesting take on this situation. PERHAPS this whole thing was initiated by GMC to precipitate a trade to a 4-3 defense. And MAYBE the Bucs are being quiet about this whole thing because that’s what they want to. OR … MAYBE they really don’t know what they’re doing. We’ll find out one day I’m sure.

  16. TOM Says:

    I’m sure if they wanted to a trade with the Browns could have been worked out by now. Even if they had to pay , say 3mil of his contract, Licht will keep screwing around til they have to cut him for cap space & get nothing in return.

  17. Todd Says:

    BA and TB just won’t let GMC wear a superhero outfit during practice which wrecks his “I’m sorry Ben; my Bad Aaron” buzz.

    Or something.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    Of COURSE its about the money! Duh…

    If McCoy would agree to a 50% pay cut this year (which is much closer to his value than what he’s due to make) – then there would be no “issue” whatsoever.

  19. DBS Says:

    And you wonder why this team is the laughing stock of the NFL? Can’t even afford to sign your rookies? But people want to go sign more expensive players..

  20. The Buc Realist Says:

    Uh-oh, Its just starting to dawn on the sheep, that their favorite player is not worth a back-up RB in a trade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

  21. NOSBOS Says:

    Of course it’s not nor has it ever been about the money with her or JPP. They were never in the 2019 plans. Y’all will get it sooner or later.

  22. NOSBOS Says:

    “ laughing stocks???”,BA stated GMs all over this league were oohing and aahing over one move. Adding Perriman. And that was before he later drafted Devin who they say out their own mouthes “they love”. See real NFL heads know what’s coming. The fact that y’all can’t see it well that’s ya business.

  23. louden Says:

    Fire Licht Tonight!

    just as with cancer HC Lovie Smith – the sooner, the better

  24. Race to 10 Says:

    It is about money for someone. Both sides know they can’t fit his money and the draft picks under their salary cap. If it wasn’t about money then he would take a pay cut to help his team

  25. NOSBOS Says:

    Same GMs called y’all boy josh Allen soft. Like 93.

  26. DBS Says:

    If ya believe everything comes out BA mouth that ya business.

  27. AwShbucs Says:

    @Realist

    The fact that you are incapable of admitting that DK and Smitty failed is 150% indicative of how little you truly know about the game of football.

    To sit here and pretend like you know Bruce Arians is going to fail is nothing but petulant foolishness. And you know it. The only sheep here is you. But you fail to realize your shepherd is in Atl. Kindly follow him and rid us of your annoyance.

  28. T REX Says:

    She-mac? Good god people. At least the guy hasn’t been in trouble with the law(like you know who).

  29. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Pickgrin Says:
    “If McCoy would agree to a 50% pay cut this year (which is much closer to his value than what he’s due to make) – then there would be no “issue” whatsoever.”
    .
    .
    Correct! Then we could trade him!

  30. BucEmUp Says:

    Realist is you slapped gmc I would consider pulling out a loan to cover the costs for admission just to witness the outcome of that if needed.

  31. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    DBS Says:
    “If ya believe everything comes out BA mouth that ya business.”
    .
    .
    Hahahahahahaha
    I LOVE it here!

  32. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    1. Bucs want something in return for GMC but no team is stupid enough to give the Bucs anything when they are in salary cap hell.

    2. Bucs also know they don’t have to sign all their picks until training camps begins, therefore they are hoping for a miracle such as a team needing a DT due to an injury or GMC folds and willing to rework his contract for a trade.

    3. GMC knows he has the upper hand and know that the Bucs will either release him or play him for 13 mil.

    4. Bucs are willing to wait a little longer to make a future decision on GMC due to JPP’s injury.

  33. Defense Rules Says:

    BucEmUp … No loan needed. GMC would do Realist for free.

  34. The Fighting Schiano's Says:

    Where is Tmax?

  35. JWilBuc Says:

    Or its because he doesn’t want to be back in Tampa per his wife’s comments on his “back against the wall” Instagram post. Seems most logical to me, but who knows.

  36. Curse of Gruden Says:

    It’s about the money.

  37. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs can free up $13 million by releasing GMC
    There’s still some decent DE/DT on the free agent market
    Also they won’t count against their compensatory picks

    They could have freed up $18 million
    By releasing, Dotson, EDS, Will Gholston

  38. LakeLand Says:

    **Releasing Gholston, GMC, EDS**
    Will give them $18.750,000 in cap space
    Releasing GMC, Gholston, Dotson, EDS
    Will give them $ 21.5 million in cap space

  39. Bucnjim Says:

    Drama like my wife grocery shopping looking for bargains. Wow look charmin is on sale for 2 years $20 Million? No can get cheaper than that. Holy cow quilted northern for 2 years $18.5 only 9 guaranteed not too bad not too bad. There it is Scott’s that’s a great name brand and it’s double ply only one year $10 Million 5 guaranteed that’s the one. Well no I can go to COSTCO or wait until it goes on clearance.

  40. LakeLand Says:

    Releasing Dotson, GMC, Gholston, EDS
    Will give them $23.5 million in cap space

  41. The Buc Realist Says:

    @BucEmUp

    Don’t worry, I will bring someone in as well, just so the sheep can say that was why she-mc was pancaked and could not make a play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Bobby M. Says:

    You could interpret it as he’s deliberately not showing up to force a trade….

    -He’s no longer the darling of the franchise, he’s not the leader in the locker room or the defense
    -He’s losing snaps to Vea
    -Allegedly JPP punked him at some point in front of the entire team
    -The scheme doesn’t fit his skill set all that well

    Maybe he’s wanting to jump on a contender these last few years or he just wants a change in scenery.

  43. Defense Rules Says:

    Lakeland … Brilliant strategy, UNTIL you have to REPLACE your RT, DT, DE & backup OLineman with WHATEVER is available when the season starts. Considering that we already still have holes at RG & RB, plus at DE with JPP injured, it’s quite doubtful that $23.5 mil will cover all those holes with quality starters/key rotational players. And even if it did, they’d be last minute plug-ins since there’s virtually nothing available right now in terms of starting-caliber veterans in those positions.

    Money AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME isn’t the issue. Lack of quality veterans to fill those holes that’d be created to free up the money is much more significant IMO. They MAY be available once cut-downs occur in late Aug/early Sep, BUT … none of us know that AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME.

  44. Jean Lafitte Says:

    @AlteredEgo

    your link was too funny 🙂

    You know from what I’m starting gather, he don’t want to be here either. Maybe it’s time he and his agent try to help find a trade partner themselves. To think he will come back here and give his 100 percent after all this is preposterous. It’s time to move on. He’s sucked over $100 million out of this team already. Enough is enough.

  45. Slugglife Says:

    Realist is on fire. Keep it comin!

  46. JimmyJack Says:

    Realist you are not our sheppard no more. You may stop pretending now. You followed you for years and you led us through swamps and spit. We wanted green pastures that you promised and never delivered.You only got us list along the way.

    You lost your herd(Us) when you told us to give the coaching staff a second “pass”……..You led us down that path before and us sheep knew better then to follow you down that path again.

    In the end you were wrong and you lost your herd because of it. You have no herd now. You are no longer a sheppard so you will be better off to quit pretending you are. You may join us sheep if you wish or continue on and be know as the crazy guy on the internet. The choice is yours.

    We are now in need of a new sheppard but I think we are in good hands. Currently 813 bucboi is the lead canidte to replace you.

  47. AwShbucs Says:

    The only one here who belongs to in the category of sheep is Realist. He is firmly in denial that Dk and Smitty, his beloved shepherds, are incompetent doofuses.

  48. Slugglife Says:

    Baaaaaa. Baaaaa!!!!!!!!

  49. westernbuc Says:

    You’re confused because Licht completely bungled this whole situation. No reason he should still have a job

  50. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “JimmyJack Says:
    May 15th, 2019 at 4:02 pm
    Lord……They are trying to drum up a trade for McCoy. Could you please explain how that is dysfunctional.”

    1. If they wanted to trade or move McCoy that decision should have been made a long time ago – as in years ago – or at the latest – before last years trade deadline.

    2. By waiting till now they have his value at literally the lowest possible point it could be while he is under contract. That = dysfunction at the top in their long term plan.

    3. McCoy is obviously mad. Bucs are obviously not high on him. But now they are saying it isn’t the contract or $$.

    How in gods name does telling the world that this issue is NOT about the $$, drive his trade value up???

    Dysfunction.

    I’ve been OK to move McCoy for the last 2+ years at least personally. That’s when it should have been done and a real defensive rebuild occurred where draft picks mostly went to trenches and edge rushers not corners, safeties, and kickers.

    GO BUCS!

  51. 813bucboi Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    June 21st, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    Huge pass to the coaching staff issued by the “real” Buc fans!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  52. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    It seems that now, with a Pro Football coach and staff that does NOT pat GMC on the back and say great things about him, plus build the defense to his specifications, GMC’s TRUE attitude comes out for all to see the losing thought process he always had.

  53. 813bucboi Says:

    jimmyjack

    LMAO!!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  54. The Buc Realist Says:

    @jimmy joke

    I am not worried about who the heard follows!!!!! Never have been!!!!!! I am hear for the same reasons I was back in 2008!!!!! To tell the TRUTH!!!!!!!!! I told you last year before that season started that the coaches were fired!!!!!! You can call it magic, or prophecy, but in truth, I am just a futurist!!!!!!! And here is just a taste of what you will just start to understands months from now!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its the much requested, Much wanted “Realist Repost”!!!!!!!!!

    El Buco Realisto Says:
    November 14th, 2018 at 8:11 am
    No way Djax stays!!!! We all know that the new GM and retread coach will be under orders to “fix jw3” !!!! In other words a lesser retread will be hired and another year will be wasted for what we already know!!!!!!!!! Bucs should be looking for Qb to draft in 2019, but will in 2020!!!!! 4 wins in 2019!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. Mitch Says:

    What if he just doesn’t want to leave Tampa? Could that be why he isn’t renegotiating?

  56. JimmyJack Says:

    Ok Lord I can buy that. The dysfunctional comment does make more sense when you look at it in a broader view & not just looking at this year.

    And I think they kept McCoy cause Mike Smith was running Tampa2. It’s basically built around McCoys precious 3 tech position. Personally I won’t fault the GM for giving Mike Smith the players he thinks he needs to win…….I also said the same about not trading Djax last year. Dirk obvisously thought he needed DJax to win. That’s why he made him captain……..Licht could of traded him midseason but then your trading away Dirk key player and basically telling him you don’t support him no more……I didn’t like the outcome but I got no problem giving a HC what he needs to try and run a rally to finish the season.

  57. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO here. And just whose fault is it our Bucs are in..Salary Cap hell?
    Paging Mr Licht…. Line 1 Mr Licht.
    I mean GMC wants his money. Can you blame him? Pay the man or let him go. Its that simple. I can tell all of yas one thing..He won’t be without a job more than 48 hrs. Cheap A.. Bucs.

  58. JimmyJack Says:

    Realist you haven’t been right in five freaking years. Everything you said has turned out to be a lie. And then you call it the truth.

    Even us sheep are not this dumb. And we will never follow you again. You are a stupid petty little man that screams so loud it tricked us sheep into believing you………But in the end your demise was trying to hand out passes to a awful coach………We have turned our back on you and no pass has been given.

    You are now the sheppard without a herd that still pretends that he has one. Us sheep call you the crazy on the internet.

  59. BringBucsBack Says:

    Altered Ego, I would also add this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0tUHbMnBN

  60. PewterProphet Says:

    Hmm…

    Did anyone else notice, that MDS (as he’s affectionately always been referred to by Florio)–Michael David Smith @PFT wasn’t actually the one who “brought the news”. Rick Stroud…was from TBT. Whom MDS sourced and attributed the reporting, to.

    Now I know over the past months and year many loyal JBF posters have both commented on and called out mostly @Joe, and JBF staff, for these same prior deliberate childish spats with other local Bucs’journalism professionals, with good cause. It appears the @Joe’s….are back at it again, gang. Surprise, surprise.

    Licht is the one holding up all this GMC nonsense. Licht knows he is likely canned after this season, and the earlier he precipitates the stack if bad-looking building blocks, the sooner the natives become publicly restless to the Glazers. Everyone kniws Licht should have gotten a 3rd rounder for GMC at last year’s trade deadline. Same for DJax, last year. Both might net basically a 7th rounder each when traded, likely. Two building blocks for unemployment. Trades up in draft that failed miserably another cause. Drafting 3 DB’s in back to back drafts. Another MASSIVE cause for unemployment. On and on.

    Licht is attempting to slow…that roll.

  61. Lord Cornelius Says:

    @Jimmy

    I actually agree if i had to guess on why he wasn’t moved sooner:

    Desperation of the coaching staff to save jobs. But again that’s a desperate franchise making desperate moves which is dysfunctional.

    After 2017 the right move should have been canning Mike Smith and completely rehauling the defensive roster.

    We’ve heard a lot of stories that the scouting team basically hated what Mike Smith was doing with draft picks in terms of how he said he’d use players vs how he ended up using them.

    I’m hopeful for this season still by the way even though I have a lot of negative things to say about this organization / owners/ GM the last decade or so lol

  62. Jim Says:

    Fifty ways…(“Just jump on the bus, Gus…”)

  63. gotbbucs Says:

    This isn’t dysfunction, this is business.

    This he said/ she said stuff is for little kids and media outlets.

    McCoy isnt worth $13 million in a scheme that he does like to play in, let alone a scheme that he’s never played in and publicly said he doesn’t want to play in in the past.

    McCoy doesn’t want to be a Buccaneer anymore. Fine. The organization doesnt owe him a damn thing. They’ve paid him $100 million over his career only to see him act like a complete b!tch about this whole situation.

  64. gotbbucs Says:

    “Sorry Ben, sorry Ben”, will be his lasting legacy.

  65. JimmyJack Says:

    Lord if we are going to play the what if game and use hindsight we can definitely talk about way more then Mike Smith………..I would start with the event that started the downward spiral which was when the Glazer’s let Gruden run off McKay.

    That should never have happened. There are also 4 HC hires that should never have happened either.

    I’m not gonna dwell on it though. Too painful. It only takes one right move to fix this team and I think Bruce is the man for the job…….Let’s see what happens. Maybe this time next year we won’t be playing the “what if” game. For once.

  66. JimmyJack Says:

    I’m just glad the media’s have gone silent with their narattive about this being unfair for Gerald.

    Maybe they came to their senses and realized fan that have been repeatedly punched in the gut and kicked in the nuts for 2 decades(not 1 decade. Always round up) does not need to be lectured on fairness. It’s basic hypocrisy to complain about fairness to us unless it has to do with winning football games.

    The media’s was pushing it and nearly turned me into a McCoy hater for his final hour. Don’t know what their motive is/was but always…..ALWAYS remember Tampa Bay………Most of the media’s are yankees and only cover the Rays as their jobs. Many are not fans like you and I. They do not care about what we care about.

  67. richbucsfan Says:

    The Bucs are not only in cap hell, have you seen the pic of the proposed D-line? After 2 of the 3 are on IR, who fills in? It’s just typical Tampa Bay stuff. Nothing new. Same ole, same ole.

  68. Buc believer Says:

    This is ALL on Jason Licht! NO way should a team be this bad have such little depth at important positions and be in cap hell. POOR POOR job! How the hell has he kept it I will never know.

  69. AwShbucs Says:

    Funny how Realist doesn’t post the litany of crap he got wrong. Only the minuscule crap that anyone could and also did predict.

    I maintain that your unhealthy infatuation with Mike Smoth and Dirk Koetter being rightfully fired has fired what little brain cells you had left.

  70. AwShbucs Says:

    Fried* stupid autocorrect

  71. Buc4evr Says:

    The Bucs continue to make the situation worse. Either cut GMC or free up cap space and pay him. I really don’t care, there are so many holes and such little talent it really doesn’t matter. With or without GMC this is still a 5-11 team.

  72. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    LakeLand Says:
    “Releasing Dotson, GMC, Gholston, EDS
    Will give them $23.5 million in cap space”
    .
    .
    When he was healthy and not playing next to Benenoch, Dotson was a good tackle. I don’t get all of the criticism he gets lately.

  73. Mcruzer Says:

    You guys really believe that the Bucs have not asked him to take a pay cut to stay a buc. Sure, believe that crap. Not like PFT has ever stuck up a headline and then posted the exact opposite 5 minutes later lol.

  74. T REX Says:

    Our fans are awful. He isnt going to win here with this dis-organization.

  75. D1 Says:

    Jimmy,

    You got to remember that Gruden never wanted the job. The Bucs leveraged the future to acquire him. So any choice between who the Glazer’s would side with was preordained.

    I doubt you remember that Parcells turned the job because of McKay. Don’t like Gruden ok, Parcells had he actually taken the job would have jettisoned mckay day 1. Two coaches same end result.

    Now to add a third and decisive blow to the “firing mckay was a mistake” cult, Atlanta fired him, I know they didn’t fire him, they promoted him, but the fact is he was hired as a gm and quickly made a decision was made to get him outta that position.

    Seems that these highly successful outsiders , all came to the same conclusion. The choice of who to side with isn’t difficult. But since some people still wiz in the wind and continue to be upset that they’re covered in wiz , is why I always leave room for them at the end of the day.

    The idea the franchise has declined since McKay left is a fact. No denying that truth. But to believe his departure is WHY the franchise declined is just foolish revisionist history and a refusal to apply facts, or even entertain them, because that would disrupt the false storyline and require a change of mind and opinion.

  76. D1 Says:

    Where a d tackle lines up doesn’t determine how secondary scheme. If it did then there would be only one cover scheme with the 3. Since that’s not the reality then the first idea is nullified.
    Add that a 3t can be used as a single, like Monte kiffin, or double , like smitty, should be able to penetrate that cloud of confusion surrounding the position and how it’s not as intractable as you continue to believe.

    Tampa two gave way to a 4 3 base with cover 4 as the most called secondary coverage. It’s been gone except for in the imaginations of fans . Since stats are compiled for how many snaps a defense played a particular coverage, there’s zero room for opinions to the contrary.
    It’s the facts. Accept it, move on.

  77. D1 Says:

    ^single gap ^^ double gap.

  78. catcard202 Says:

    The Bucs will be in Nickel/Dime packages 60-70% of the time… That’s a 4man front 60-70% time.

    GMC as a 3T is not a big deal. It’s whether or not his game is worth $13M/yr in 2019…(Not that he couldn’t play in the 3-4 hybrid that the new staff is installing)…So, Yeah…It’s about the money. No matter how they spin it!

  79. BucsminsterFuller Says:

    The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
    Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I’ve tried
    Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
    Be the good GMC you always have to be
    Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
    Well, now they know
    Let me go, let me go
    Can’t hold it back anymore
    Let me go, let me go
    Turn away and slam the door
    I don’t care what they’re going to say
    Let the storm rage on
    The cold never bothered me anyway

  80. bucco chacho Says:

    this is only a waiting game. BA wants pads on to evaluate the lines. From there he wants to figure out if he wants to keep GMC and who needs to leave to facilitate that. Everyone who isn’t under a rock knows GMC is one of our best linemen. how big is the loss of not having him here instead of others

  81. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Ask the simple question “what would Bellichick do?” Answer…see Logan Mankins. Give GMC the opportunity to restructure, if he refuses trade him for a 4th round (or later/whatever you can get?) pick, or last option simply cut him. He’s a talented player who is no longer playing up to his salary…it’s just good business for both sides (new scenery for him, freeing up needed cap space for the Bucs). Next man up.

  82. JimmyJack Says:

    D1…..…You can’t say the Falcons fired McKay and then say they promoted him in the next sentence. That does not make any sense.

    Did McKays departure hurt the Bucs? That’s anybody’s guess.

    What I’m seeing I’ll admitt is hindsight. I see an Atlanta team that has been highly successful since they got McKay(TBH they were successful before) and I see a Bucs team smothered in failure since McKay left. This is not opinion. It is fact.

    Maybe it’s all a coindence. Happens all the time. Or maybe it’s all luck……….but maybe…..just maybe McKay knew what he was doing. But it’s sports so anything’s possible.

 

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