Arians Says Gerald McCoy “Just Didn’t Fit”; Explains Upgrade To Ndamukong Suh

June 2nd, 2019

Gerald McCoy was cut and Bucco Bruce Arians told local reporters to move on with their questioning. Arians only wanted to talk about Buccaneers.

The head coach changed his tune a bit Friday.

During a visit on ESPN, Arians was advised McCoy is “clearly in demand” on the free agent market and then was asked why McCoy couldn’t keep playing in Tampa.

“It just wasn’t a fit,” Arians said. “Whether it was financial, whatever, on the field, you know, it just didn’t fit. I’ve been through this a number of times with guys and great players and it just comes a time when they have to separate the organization. You go back to Franco Harris not being a Steeler; this has happened for a long, long time.”

So in what ways do you see Ndamukong Suh as an upgrade? Coach was asked.

“Consistency,” Arians said of Suh. “He never misses a game, very seldom ever misses a practice. Plays extremely hard the way I like to play. He fits our three-man scheme a lot better in terms of his versatility up and down the front.”

Well, there you have it. Arians sees Suh as more versatile, consistent and tougher. In some circles, that’s called a significant upgrade.

28 Responses to “Arians Says Gerald McCoy “Just Didn’t Fit”; Explains Upgrade To Ndamukong Suh”

  1. DooshLaRue Says:

    Somewhere a Hawaiian is crying.

  2. Smashsquatch Says:

    Agree with BA. Short simple and to the point with his answer. Interestingly he mentioned durability, a factor often overlooked when comparing the two.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Should we refer to him as Bruce “The Troll” Arians or Bruce “The Hater” Arians?

    Or will the Ice cream lovers finally admit that they’re clueless and were simply in love with the man not the football player?

    Vindication feels good!

  4. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    DooshLaRue Says:
    “Somewhere a Hawaiian is crying.”

    Most of them are commies, anyway. Catch those tasty tears.

  5. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    DB55 Says:
    ‘Should we refer to him as Bruce “The Troll” Arians or Bruce “The Hater” Arians? Or will the Ice cream lovers finally admit that they’re clueless and were simply in love with the man not the football player? Vindication feels good!’

    The only thing Arians didn’t say was “Quick first step to nowhere!”

  6. Reach87 Says:

    The end x 2…. not the end, is it? Lol

  7. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Suh has played in a 3-4 and multiple spots in a 3-4

    McCoy never has and has shown resistance to being moved around as documented her on JBF

  8. BigMacAttack Says:

    You don’t see Suh get blown out of plays by SINGLE guards the way McCoy does. Suh is much stronger, more intelligent and plays with an edge McCoy will never have. McCoy May be in demand now but wait until week 3 when he gets some injury and starts whining. He’s about to take another team to the cleaners like he did the Bucs. I wouldn’t be surprised if cutting Gerald was day me by the Glazers. They aren’t stupid and like many of us had seen enough about 2 years ago when Licht should have traded him for a high round pick.

  9. Buc believer Says:

    In other words his soft aww shucks I’m SO sorry for hitting you Ben let me help you up and please ref give me a 15 yard penalty while your at and let’s go drink some hot milk in our Batman footie pajamas and have a group hug and play with my dolls….. mentality is no longer wanted or tolerated any longer!

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    I hate autocorrect

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    GMC leaving is probably a blessing for us and him. He gets to go to a team that wants his services. And he will probably play inspired for that team. We have Suh..a one yr rental. Lets hope we can get the very best out of this rented beast.
    Arians is the coach, He calls the shots. And GMC did not fit in with his plans. End of story. Lets move onward and hopefully..upward towards a winning season. No need to continually beat GMC on the whipping post. He played well for us. NEXT!

  12. Bird Says:

    No question Suh is better for 3-4 the Bucs are gonna run
    3 behemoths up front and he is one brick house of a man.

  13. DB55 Says:

    Rumor has it that McIceCream left Cleveland bc OBJ has a nicer/better Rolls Royce.

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    BA and Bowles and Licht knew he didn’t fit on the field. So why in the hell wasn’t he cut the first week they came in??? Would’ve had $13 million more in the bank looking for BPA other than the last available BPA with Suh.

  15. JGhoti86 Says:

    Can’t say I disagree

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    In other news…Gerald McCoy signed with…

    No one yet.

  17. westernbuc Says:

    GMC didn’t miss practices as far as I know…

  18. DBS Says:

    In other news… It was reported McCoy will take the weekend to make his decision. Baker Mayfield has contacted him to try to convince him to join the Browns.

  19. SenileSenior Says:

    Playing weights for our defensive linemen this season?

    Vea 330, 335
    Suh 315, 320
    Allen 325, 330
    Gholston 295, 300

    Go Bucs!!!

  20. gotbbucs Says:


    Moving on then.

    Five years from now nobody will even remember McCoy…other than, “Sorry, Ben”. That will be his legacy.

  21. Jim Says:

    As we transition from the saints to the sinners…

  22. Eric y Says:

    Coach arians thank you …. they wanted to know … now they been told … consistent hard working players who don’t get injured every season … this was Bruce’s nice way of saying because Gerald McCoy is overrated

  23. Reach87 Says:

    Nope…not the end. Hilarious. Go Bucs!

  24. BigHog Says:

    That should be the last on THE GREAT GMC!!.

  25. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Like McCoy or not, Arians is right, GMC is injury prone compared to Suh.
    In my mind, we have upgraded our defense with Suh, and for less money.

  26. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Suh will never apologize to an opposing quarterback, unlike GMC.

  27. Nick2 Says:

    Football at its highest level is not a “friendly” “Oh I am sorry I did that” “Let me help you up” sport. If you are performing at the highest levels its an in your face let me dominate you physically and mentally until you give up sport. GMC has all the talent in the world but you need to be a little nasty to be an interior DL and he just wasnt plain and simple.

  28. simon Says:

    Great article.