“I’m One Of The Best Players To Ever Play In The Organization”

June 19th, 2019

Gerald McCoy feels disrespected by the Bucs and he wants everyone to know it.

Why else would the guy jump on national television for a tell-all style interview when little else is happening in the NFL world?

“It’s Tampa Bay, you know, and I’m one of the best players to ever play in the organization. I’m going to say it. Usually I wouldn’t, but I’m gonna say it,” McCoy told the FS1 audience this morning.

McCoy trumpeted his greatness when expressing his disappointment that Ndamukong Suh was given his number. And the fact Suh signed a one-year contract made it worse, per McCoy.

“It kind of shows the respect and how they feel about me. I think it does,” McCoy said, noting guys like Ronde Barber and John Lynch had their numbers formally or informally retired when they left the Bucs.

The respect for McCoy wasn’t there, he claims. “That was a big part of the separation between me and Tampa period. All offseason, it just wasn’t there.”

McCoy moaned about how coaches didn’t call him after they were hired, and he put Jason Licht in the non-communicative bunch. Joe’s first thought was, ‘Ok, how bout you pick up the phone, Gerald, and call the new head coach and D-coordinator — you know, the kind of thing a team leader would do.’

Odd on both sides. They’re both to blame for any friction.

Strangely enough, McCoy said the Bucs made him an offer to return, one he declined. He wouldn’t call it a pay cut or a restructure. “A little bit of both, not really technically restructure.”

You can watch the full McCoy interview below:

158 Responses to ““I’m One Of The Best Players To Ever Play In The Organization””

  1. Diesel Says:

    Boohoo sad story…

  2. Todd Says:

    B-B-B-B-BUTT HURT!!!

  3. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    He needs to get the bitter bears out of his butt

  4. D-Rome Says:

    I’m one of the best players to ever play in the organization.

    He’s not wrong. He’ll be in the Ring of Honor one day and deservingly so. The Bucs failed Gerald McCoy and wasted his prime years, not the other way around.

  5. Mike Says:

    McCoy “I will never say anything bad about the Bucs”

    That didn’t last long.

    Hey mccoy!!! I don’t remember Peyton Manning acting this way when he left the colts. You moved to a new team….why are you talking about the past

  6. Buc believer Says:

    Didn’t bother to watch the interview Joe. Have seen quite enough of this joke of a player to last me another 100 NFL seasons. Dude is a joke and you are bringing yourself and this blog down by having post after post on this joke. Maybe you will stop soon but I doubt it…. it’s good for clicks I guess.

  7. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Ok…. It’s official. I’m a GMC hater. This guy is such a diva. The over the top arms wide open stare to the heavens. “It’s Tampa Bay.”? What the F is that supposed to mean? What a joke. This guy will be out of football in a couple years. He’s soft as cotton and is handling this whole situation about as poorly as possible. Did he ever stop and think that maybe he hasn’t played up to his contract? That he’s barely starting material the past few seasons. Ridiculous. I’m done with this clown and I can’t wait to play the Panthers.

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    GMC is a crybaby. Crying about disrespect. It’s the NFL

  9. Buc4life7878 Says:

    Move on gerald. We did. See you week 2

  10. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Please stop with this. GMC NEVER made one player around him better. GMC has had 2 meaningful 4th quarter plays in his entire career. Never once did this team get the lead near the end of the game and GMC took over to kill the drive and ice the game. Never. Please prove me wrong.

  11. #1bucsfan Says:

    Mike. The colts didn’t mishandle Manning the way the Bucs did McCoy. Listen I agree GMC was not worth his 13 mil his play has declined the past few years it’s just not smart Buisness by the Bucs an the way they handled that situation. I like the mentality that suh brings but what happens if suh or vea goes down injuries happen an vea missed games last year we don’t have depth if injuries happen

  12. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    So glad he is gone can’t wait for Ali Marpet and co. Kick his ass and the Panthers!

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Freaking guy calls himself a pillar for Tampa Bay……..Being a pillar of sh!t is nothing to be proud of you little b!tch. And he come on here gloating about it. You are a freaking loser on the field dude.

    And guess what? Nobody in the Front Office cares if you feel disrespected. Nobody freaking wanted you dude.

    Have fun losing in Carolina. We are glad you are gone. Nobody wants you here no more. Go to he!!.

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Ian Beckles said your own teammates called you a p$$$$.

    That’s why Bruce didn’t want you. He wants to win. Nobody wants you in Tampa. We are happy you are gone.

  15. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Speaking as someone who has been a McCoy fan of sorts…

    Gerald…. instantly off the top of my head… i come up with 18 guys better..

    Sapp, Brooks, Lynch, Barber, Alstott, Rice, Kelly, Dunn, K Johnson, Abraham, Gruber, Wilder, Galloway, Selmon, Giles, D Williams, Green, M Evans….

    Anyone want to add more?….

    No, Gerald.

  16. Avejoe Says:

    One of the best in the history of the organization? That is the biggest pile of BS that Mcsofty has ever spewed. Dude was a crybaby that never lived up to his draft status or salary. With him gone maybe we can finally fill a massive hole on the defense.

  17. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Cry me a river McIcecream. If you said one of the most OVERPAID Buccaneers of all time, we could all agree.

  18. Jeff Says:

    Geraldine, don’t ever say your name in the same sentence as Lynch and Barber again. You’re a JV player compared to them.

  19. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    David Logan, Ricky Bell

    There… that’s 20.

  20. jerseybuc Says:

    BA did his homework on Gerald. if he felt he was valuable to the team he would still be a Buc. Simple as that. His salary has essentially out kicked his coverage. You want to be the highest player on the team, well this is what happens when your level of play starts to decline and you get older. Better players than McCoy have been let go while they could still play, but not at that elite level. Why is this a surprise to him?

    He mentions Barber and Lynch. He may want to be reminded how often those players were in the playoffs, and how often they elevated their game in key situations. Why was he not a captain last year? Why was no longer voted to the Pro Bowl? His tenure with the team coincides with one of the worst 10 year stretches we have ever had. He was a very good player. Not great IMO, and the more he opens his mouth the worse he sounds. He sounds like a diva, which is what his worst critics also said he was. Move on Gerald.

  21. GreG Says:

    He’s right

  22. K2 Says:

    I was a bit of a McCoy fan. Now, I’m just happy we moved on…

    Different coaches want different players and need alternative skill sets. Don’t take it personally…it’s a business. Even if he feels that way… he should not be talking like that to the media. It just makes him look soft.

  23. Destinjohnny Says:

    Wouldn’t put him before
    Leroy,Sapp, brooks, lynch, barber, rice,Gruber,

  24. BigHog Says:

    Awww hell naw it don’t work that way Joe, new coaches should call team leaders, like it or not….I don’t care any more …he gone and I hope he goes pro-bowl and all-pro next year and I’m glad he picked those stinking panthers to play for so he can dog out our inadequate o/line twice this season! And it is shameful how we now yell to ” fix the trenches” and Shu probably demanded #93 or there would be no deal! Our weakness starts at the top!

  25. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Joe

    “Odd on both sides”… I disagree. BA didn’t want Gerold McCoy and it was extremely obvious from day one of the new regime. He was told to stay away from One Buc Palace and they attempted for months to trade him. I don’t find anything odd about it. He was finished here and there was zero reason to discuss anything.

  26. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    McCoy couldn’t hold Larry Muckers jock strap… good… OK… very good is all McCoy ever was….

  27. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    How on the HELL could i forget Hardy?

    We are up to at least 21.

  28. RickinFtMyers Says:

    Wow! I figured Gerald McCoy might feel some resentment over the way his departure was handled by the Bucs. However, has McCoy forgotten the NFL is a business and that it is really all about production and his hasn’t been up to a $13 million salary of late? Moreover, has he forgotten the heart-to-heart with players at the Pro Bowl, which McCoy said he respected, who told him to make the Bucs better he needed to become “the guy” to make the big play in the fourth quarter, big plays that never materialized? Sure he was a pillar in the community, but lots of people are who don’t make $13 million to do their day jobs. And, as far as being one of the best players to ever play in Tampa Bay, well I won’t bother to list them, but McCoy better believe there is a long list ahead of him and many of them are not household names.

  29. JimmyJack Says:

    Big Hog you entire post is shameful if you call yourself a fan of the Buccaneers.

  30. Lamarcus Says:

    Ellis Wyms > Gmc

  31. Matt Says:

    He led a defence that lost (except when he was injured). Has any Buc been paid more?

    As a self proclaimed leader of the defence where was the accountability?

    Simple fact is that he was at the centre of a culture of losing.

  32. AllwayzzHere Says:

    What a lil’ beee yotch. So nauseating to see such a grown man, that we paid over $110 million bucks to in a no state income tax state….act like, rather …BE such a stomach-churning pusswaa. Disgusting, known, sad. No idea what his wife is doing.

  33. E Says:

    Miss you Gerald..

  34. Race to 10 Says:

    Weak minded and sorry and joebucsfan still afraid to say it. No one usually have to say they are the best at something because the bragging is done for them. Dude is pathetic and is is one of the best d tackles not not one of the best players to suit up for this team. Hes a good player but always ruins it by talking.

    Idiot someone tell me how an active player gets to say no one should take his number after he leaves? It ain’t retired yet so why is it off limits?

    He basically is mad at the franchise for a new coaches decision he’s a big dumb animal

  35. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    I’m not sure he’s a top 25 all time Buc…

    Dude comes off as a whiner

  36. Buczilla Says:

    I was pretty neutral on this dude at first, but I’m starting to lean towards the folks who despise him. He acts like the ex girlfriend who just refuses to go quietly into the night…

  37. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe that’s fair. I try not to be a D in my comments. But this topic tilted me pretty hard.

    Excuse my vulgarness.

  38. Bogiedr Says:

    Adding to the awesome list … Cedric Browne, Erving Randall, David Lewis, Batman Woods, Cecil the Diesel Johnson, Randy Crowder, Booger, Joe Jurivicios, list is loong Gerald!! Your sin was not being Warren, but dude, get in line, you might be a top 75 all time Buc. I think so far we are up to 30+ and you are nowhere to be found!!

  39. Wesley Says:

    I mean i’d say he’s in the top 75.

  40. BogHog Says:

    He was definitely better than Gruber!!

  41. Clw JB Says:

    He is NOT one of the greatest Bucs of all time

    I went to the first game in 1976, I am 50 years old and have watched EVERY Bucs game ever played

    I have lived this team for over 40 years and he is what I would equate to a second tier player, say Batman Wood, Mark Cotney from the old days

    Maybe Shelton Quarles from the mid recent past

    Just because you get drafted high doesn’t mean you are great

    His yaking is making his time here even more obtrusive

    Pardon me while I go change his diaper

    Disrespect is what he is doing right now, spewing the behind the scenes to get sympathy

    Wait til he gets trucked time and again this season Cat fans


  42. Rob Tanner Says:


  43. fernando diaz Says:

    not worth 13 million
    a puss on the field
    not a ring of honor candidate
    never dominated in a game
    now we taking offense, he should have taken offense and get sacks
    another diva good riddance

  44. Pit of Misery Says:

    I’m putting myself in moderation before Joe puts me there with a response. 🤬

  45. Totally Exonerated Says:

    He’s been butt hurt since Jameis came and took the spotlight from him.

  46. BucsScout Says:

    He has really shined a lot of light on himself this offseason as a FA. Making 3 very public stops to Cleveland, Baltimore and finally Carolina and doing all these interviews. Quoting he is one of the best Bucs of all time. Going into a 1 year deal this could very well blow up in his face if he has a quiet season in Carolina. Honestly, I hope it does as his head and ego seem to be having a hard time fitting through doors. I love to see egos pop.

  47. letsgooooooooooooo Says:

    did warren sapp ever apologize after hitting qb

  48. Buddy Says:

    About time he said what really was on his mind. And he speaks the truth. The Bucs a cheap a$$ organization with no class. Giving away 93 was a dusty-a$$ move it shows how low they really are.

  49. Smashsquatch Says:

    Take it like a man GMC, you were let go. Be thankful you pocketed a ton of cash. What a cliche “I wanted to go to a team that has a bunch of guys working towards the common goal of winning.” Blah blah blah…. I can’t wait for the Bucs to kick the crap out of Carolina this year.

  50. 1buc4u Says:

    The past is behind and the future is ahead of us……..lets move on !

  51. Gman Says:

    This fool is not allowed to compare himself to Ronde and Lynch….hopefully more people are realizing what a diva this whiny bitch McCoy really is

  52. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Tmax…. calling Tmax…

  53. Jean Lafitte Says:

    It all started Gerald when you played crap football last year showing you’re in decline. If we hadn’t of been up against the cap, and you had offered to restructure in your contract in good faith you’d probably still be here.

  54. jb™️ Says:

    Screw him….
    He’s gone WTF is worrying about his old team for? I imagine this is what he’s bringing to Carolina. Good Luck with your Poor Me game plan, Gerald.

  55. Tom T. Says:

    Please stop posting about Panther players.

  56. Defense Rules Says:

    He’s a PANTHER now & he’s burned any bridges back to here for retirement or anything else. PLEEEEEZ let it go Joe.

  57. Couch Fan Says:

    So now we have proof that the Bucs did offer him some sort of restructure and he refused it. Proving once again his leader persona is as phony as his play is soft. He cared nothing about the team only “Me Me Me”. Now you see the real GMC. Im glad they gave Suh his number. 1 of the greatest of all time? Mentioning himself along side Barber and Lynch? LMAO. Allow me to repeat. LMAO.

  58. Slugglife Says:

    You’d figure a multi millionaire could figure out it’s just business.

    Apparently not. Move on dog. Suh is our guy now. And Vea.

    Love the one you’re with. Bye.

  59. Slugglife Says:

    Yeah- he’s up there with Ronde, Derrick, John, Mike, Warren, Hardy, Mark and James.

    Yeah. One of the best. Haha.

  60. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAO here. Give’em somethin to chew on. Hell, we ain’t winning so let’um
    drown that hate somewheres. Guess we will be chewin on GMC for a while huh?
    LMAO again here. I guess ole Lovie sayin, Whew, I’m glad they got another scapegoat and started givin me a break! Man, I sure hope we start winning guys.
    Because if we don’t, next season we will have a couple more fresh..scapegoats to chew on. Please Win Bucs. So we can stop the bleeding.

  61. westernbuc Says:

    All the McCoy haters are too stupid to realize what we’re gonna miss. I understand moving on from him, but Licht butchered the whole thing. Now we’ve got an angry McCoy, on a superior team in our division, and we just hired a guy that spends more time cultivating his image than coaching.

  62. Miguel Romero Says:

    Holy hell…can I go one day without reading a Gerald McCoy article. Turn the page Joe! He’s gone! Let’s focus on current Bucs, and not ghosts of Christmas Past.

  63. Slugglife Says:

    Not mark- Mike as in the BMF EVANS.

  64. BigMacAttack Says:

    Ron Rivera is probably regretting his decision every day that goes by. Huge mistake by the Panthers. Get out now before it’s too late. He will wreck that organization in a heartbeat.

  65. Slugglife Says:

    Superior team? Who? The Panthers? F that. That’s that BS. We’ll see

  66. Couch Fan Says:

    An angry McCoy? LMAO. Thats almost as funny as him saying hes one of the greatest Bucs ever.

  67. Slugglife Says:

    Most of our division games are decided by one defining play per game. Hardly evidence of superiority.

    One play. Maybe two.

  68. Jean Lafitte Says:

    another thing

    That PROBOWL is a POPULARITY contest. Also you were signed as our franchise player for over $112 million bucks. You were our featured face of the franchise and that’s why you made it. They try to at least pick one player from each and every team and you were the uno defacto

    nothin more nothin less

  69. BigMacAttack Says:

    He shows his lack of intelligence every time he opens his mouth. It’s sad that every time it just makes him look worse. Spoiled brat, now rich spoiled brat. The Bucs paid him a King’s ransom and they don’t owe him anything. Carolina is probably trying to find a way to rescind that contract as we speak.

  70. Gman Says:

    Westernbuc…what precisely are we going to miss?

  71. Vincente Says:

    Week two lol of course he’s confident. He’s gonna have a defense that’s going to carry him. The panthers beat down Tampa without him, if they win it won’t be because McCoy. I hope they boo him when he enters Ray Jay. You messed up Gerald. The fan base did respect you until you said all this crap. Now we’re glad your gone. Chump. Man this dude is soft. And btw those guys you listed that had their jersey retired won a Super Bowl. You didn’t even make the playoffs. And now I hope you never join the ring of honor.

  72. Pelbuc61 Says:

    What a loser! Bucs paid this diva over $100 million and this is the best he can do.

  73. Vincente Says:

    Oh and btw I grew up watching Lynch, Brooks, Sapp, Rice, Barber play. Not once did I question their toughness or their desire to win. But I question Gerald’s almost every game. How dare you compare yourself to them. Stats don’t tell the whole story, stop hiding behind them.

  74. Pelbuc61 Says:

    Batgirl needs to quit whining about his former team that overpaid him all those years.

  75. Anonymous Says:

    He is in his feelings. He has valid points but we know he wasn’t the aggressive player the new coaching staff wanted. It’s simple. Jason doesn’t make the decisions no more that’s why he didn’t reach out. He’s the official fall guy for all things that happens to the Bucs this offseason and upcoming year.

  76. webster Says:


    You mean superbowl winner two time coach of the year? You are not very bright are you? You are definitely one of the tampa fans people make fun of.

  77. Waterboy Says:

    He should’ve brought Rick Stroud on there to sing the blues with him.

  78. Race to 10 Says:

    He wanted to go to a team with a bunch of guys all working towards the same goal. The only goal this dude had in mind is the pro bowl

    Geraldine going to a team this late learning a new scheme and a 3-4 at that. He makes it so easy to root against him, saints were the most hated but nothing more I want to see than the Bucs making the playoffs after getting rid of the guy claiming to be one of the greatest bucs ever but going to a divison rival thinking he’s going to stick it to his old team. I think he’ll find that BA teams are tough and in week 2 he wont be going full speed in a new scheme, I hope this blows up in his face

  79. AlteredEgo Says:

    Is McCoy’s house for sale in Tampa ?….

  80. ATrain Says:


    How about a Waaa Towelete

    GMC Lovers watch close this year This is HIS LAST YEAR

  81. gotbbucs Says:

    He is who many of us thought he was.

    They paid you over $100 million dollars for 9 years of dancing around on the sidelines while the rest of your team was getting their nuts kicked in on the field.

    If GMC was truly viewed in the organization and locker room as the pillar of the team, then is it really a surprise that this team has been a laughing stock for the last decade?

    On a side note. This vegan diet will end his career half way through this season.

  82. PriMech54 Says:

    I’ve always been a supporter of Gerald… but Vincente just about executed a near perfect mic drop. Could not have said it any better myself. Comparing yourself to guys who were staples in a decade long run of elite defense and consistent playoff appearances when you never even sniffed one playoff game and never took over a game period… then you join the arch nemesis and go on national TV blathering about it? That ain’t it, chief.

  83. Snook Says:

    No you’re not Gerald. Sorry. Anyone who’s watched the tape knows you’re an average DT. Always have been. Oh, and you loaf. A lot.

  84. Snook Says:

    You fools are finally seeing the real Gerald. Talking crap about his old team weeks after signing with a new one. Get a life Gerald. The Bucs don’t owe you anything. You were first team all pro ONE time. That’s your only meaningful stat.

  85. Cobraboy Says:


    Buy McCoy for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth, and you’d be a rich man.


    And proof the Bucs made the right decision.

    He will never, ever be in the Ring of Honor.

  86. Rdevans01 Says:

    “If I’d had his size and speed, I’d have been banned from the league.” – Warren Sapp

    Nuff said.

  87. JAB83 Says:

    Pretty sure we had a kick more legendary than GMC . WHAT WAS KICKERS NAME???? Automatica???

  88. Bucsfankev Says:

    One word for gerald McCoy………….BUM!

  89. joestang Says:

    all those guys won a super bowl and were in the playoffs. if mccoy was so good why didnt he at least make the playoffs. his record speaks for itself.

  90. adam from ny Says:

    nice look and outfit gerald…you look mad funny bruhhh…


    with that commentary , i’d venture to say you just worked your way out of your ring of honor potential slot…your number does not belong hanging in the building ever my duuuuude!

  91. adam from ny Says:

    also shannon sharpe could have not so much respect for gerald from how they were interacting…

    he was trying to bait him tho…they all kinda were

  92. Bucslifer Says:

    What a pile of crap…so glad he’s gone. Thanks for taking him Carolina

  93. adam from ny Says:

    also lynch has a highlight reel of crushing hits to his name…and ronde has a ton too..capped off by the interception to shut down the vet and go to the superbowl…

    gerald you got nothing bruhhh…nothing but funny outfits and colored hair and comic book idols…wtf…

    it’s easy to swap out batman for the hulk…

    also from what it seemed like, sharpe doesn’t think you’re gonna make it in the trenches as a vegan mohegan

  94. lowercaseg Says:

    Not even close. Michael Spurlock made a bigger impact. This cry baby will never be remembered

  95. Trey Says:

    Was always a fan of him while he was here. Now he is coming across as bitter and two-faced. To put his own name in there with some if our greats leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Good riddance.

  96. Bucnjim Says:

    It’s been fun proving my point for two or three years but it’s come to the point where he is doing it for me and taking the challenge right out of it. I’m going to give you one example of greatness because he is my ALL TIME FAVORITE BUCCANEER. Hardy Nickerson came to the Bucs during a time similar to what we are in right now. Not only the D but the entire team was bad. We were in great need of a culture change because this team was considered pansies which is an 80’s term for pu$$y’s. He came here and led this D to freaking greatness and changed the entire culture of the D. Hardy if you read JBF you are the one who laid the path for The future and I’ll always be one of your biggest fans. McCoy if you read this Nickerson IS an example of greatness!

  97. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    ““It’s Tampa Bay, you know, and I’m the highest paid player to ever play in the organization. I’m going to say it. Usually I wouldn’t, but I’m gonna say it,” McCoy told the FS1 audience this morning.”

    What was his name again? MeCoy?

  98. Doug Says:

    This guy is such a joke

  99. echase Says:

    Best in the organization??? Really? He had his best games in the Pre-season and he was never there in the 4th quarter. I cant think of one game saving sack or splash play he has ever had.

    What little respect I had for the big baby is gone, I hope we whoop his ass now.

    I think I will make Big Baby signs for his next game in RJ

  100. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    I’ve never owned a Buc’s jersey, but I’m going to order a #93 SUH in red and maybe creamsicle.

    Too bad I’ll have to travel to North Carolina to show it to MeCoy.

  101. C2asante Says:

    Part of being a Black man in America and living on your terms, people will disrespect you and degrade the good work you did when you leave. It’s the nature of the beasts

  102. RTG Bucs Says:

    He just confirmed my belief that if he goes in the Ring of Honor then so should Aguayo. Heck, might as well put in Sabby as well.

  103. C2asante Says:

    Gerald said the following and he is 100% correct. “I have no hard feelings towards Tampa at all, but there comes a point in time when you have to show some respect and I didn’t feel like they showed me the respect I deserved. That I earned”.

    “I have no hard feelings towards Tampa at all, but there comes a point in time when you have to show some respect and I didn’t feel like they showed me the respect I deserved. That I earnThe fact he was cut is not that big a deal. It happens to anyone who hangs on long enough or whose value is less than their cost. The big deal is the nasty disrespectful way it was handled for a guy who played well for many years, sacrificed his body and never conducted himself in a way that embarrassed the organization..

  104. GoBuxFla Says:

    You know that stupid Baby Trump blimp? We should get a StayPuft Marshmallow Man blimp wearing #93 and McCoy’s name to float above the home game against Carolina.

    Because dude is S-O-F-T and that is now seriously obvious.

  105. Bucnjim Says:

    They showed him the ultimate respect by signing him to a $95 Million SECOND contract. What he gave back was dancing, crying, whining, laughing, quiting, clown show.

  106. Joe Says:

    You know that stupid Baby Trump blimp? We should get a StayPuft Marshmallow Man blimp wearing #93 and McCoy’s name to float above the home game against Carolina.


  107. Tvan101 Says:

    The dude never came up big when it mattered and as for his recent statement. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  108. Cobraboy Says:

    It’ll be a fine day in Joe Bucs Fan World when the names of McCoy, Aguayo and Bennett are never mentioned again.

  109. Rod Munch Says:

    McCoy is one of the best to ever play for the team, there’s no doubt about that. He’s obviously not in the top tier of guys like Sapp, Brooks, Lynch, Barber, Selmon, Rice, Alstott, etc – but I’d put in him in that next category of guys like Gruber, Nickerson, Giles, Dunn, Batman Woods.


  110. adam from ny Says:

    rod is correct…

    he is in the second tier of great players we had…all those other 2nd tier guys had bigger moment tho…maybe not gruber as much…and if dunn stayed a buc he’d have potentially had like 10k rushing yards and been in the ring too…

    mccoy leaves zero memories except like red hair, dancing, disappearing in the 4th, comics and apologies to ben…things you just wanna forget with football…

    essentially he’s a fuggin donut…a zero…no hero…when it comes to big moments etc…

    he’s more like the joker than batman…

    and now we got the hulk…

  111. cmurda Says:

    Yeah. I mean like Rod says he’s one of the best players to play in the Bucs organization as long as we are talking maybe Top 40 – 50 players. He shouldn’t be so butt hurt. The Bucs didn’t owe him anything more. They honored the contract, extended the contract and his time has come and gone. He’ll be okay with the Panthers but the current staff didn’t see the potential in the base 3-4 look and his play has noticeably slipped the last 2 years. Suh is way more of a complete DT and makes more sense in a 3-4.

  112. Rod Munch Says:

    Lets see, an all-star Bucs team, all time…

    QB1: Winston
    QB2: Williams
    QB3: Johnson
    RB1: Dunn
    RB2: Wilder
    RB3: D. Martin
    RB4: R. Bell
    FB: Alstott
    WR1: Evans
    WR2: Carrier
    WR3: V. Jackson
    WR4: Galloway
    WR5: K. House
    TE1: Giles
    TE2: Ron Hall
    TE3: Winslow
    OT1: Gruber
    OT2: Penn
    OG: Grimes
    OG: Marpet
    C: Tony Mayberry

    DE1: Selmon
    DE2: Rice
    DE3: Chidi Ahanotu
    DE4: Greg Spires
    DT1: Sapp
    DT2: McCoy
    DT3: Logan
    OL1: Brooks
    OL2: David
    OL3: Batman Woods
    OL4: Hugh Green
    MLB1: Nickerson
    MLB2: Quarles
    MLB3: Kwon Alexander
    CB1: Barber
    CB2: Brian Kelly
    CB3: Donnie Abraham
    CB4: Mike Washington
    CB5: Wayne Haddix (for dominating in Tecmo Super Bowl)
    S1: Lynch
    S2: Cedrick Brown
    S3: Dexter Jackson
    S4: Tanard Jackson (safety depth is not as good as you might think)

    K: Donald Igwebuike (Who doesn’t love saying Igwebuike?)
    P: Mark Royals

    Anywho, as you can see from the list, McCoy is easily in the top players all time and would make the starting squad.

    Also I tried to give credit to those early Bucs teams but I was too young to remember them seeing them in person – so the true old timers can set me straight if I forgot someone. But from the mid-80s forward, I’m pretty confident in this list.

  113. tmaxcon Says:

    Being considered a great player for franchise that has embarrassed the sport of football for all but 3 or 4 years out of 42 is as meaningless as pro bowls…. only great buc players are selmon and sapp. Sapp carried those one year wonder has beens low standard bucfan calls legends. Franchise is a joke with a ring of underachievement filled with backups….

    Bonzi has a better chance of being rescued from a gangbang with a catholic priest and Baptist minister by overweight pear shaped elves than bucs winning a playoff game in the next decade plus but you foolish optimists keep hoping…..

  114. Mike10 Says:

    Dam right it’s an indictment!

    New coach came in here and wants warriors on the field you softy cone. Your most memorable play to me over your 10 year (2 winning season) career, is your 😭 after you walked off the field… and then played later in the game.

    If 10 years ain’t a large enough sample size for you Tampa of what this guy brings, then you’re letting emotions cloud your better judgement.

  115. Elita Vita Says:

    I am a Gerald McCoy fan but that interview depicts why he had to go. He is a good man but he wears his heart on his sleeve. The new coaching staff wants to build a new culture that involves a tougher group of men. In that way Suh fits far better than Gerald. However I do wish Mr McCoy the best.

  116. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Great, great post, Rod. Really loved reading that list. I forgot how frikking good Tanard Jackson was, if he could have kept himself together.

    I think OJ Howard could already be on that TE list, although we need him to stay healthy.

    Wayne Haddix and Tecmo Bowl.. Hell yes…

    Just seeing all those names from different eras is really cool. Makes one very reflective. Love being a BUCS fan.

  117. Mike10 Says:


    What a ridiculously racist and idiotic comment. Not sure if you saw or not but a statue was just erected of Lee Roy Selmon. Maybe it’s just the bronze finish, but I’m pretty sure he was of color.

  118. Eric y Says:

    Joe your so full of it… you said they both failed each other not it’s the bucs failed McCoy … which one is it

  119. tmaxcon Says:

    Cancer93 highlights

    8 basement titles

    Captained more blowouts than any other captain in the franchises pathetic history

    Worst home record of any team captain

    5 or 6 defensive coordinators careers ruined

    4 failed coaching staffs

    Led the league in side line crying

    Led the league in getting ran over by subpar running backs

    No meaningful wins

    No post season games

    No signature games

    He was the most selfish camera hound on team history

    He truly was a Buccaneers man. A complete loser

  120. Ndog Says:

    The bottom line is THIS is who McCoy is. He has been selfish and will always be selfish. I still believe that the reason we did not draft Aaron Donald because of McCoy, we did not fully change defenses because of McCoy, we were a weak team in large part to McCoy. The show he put on for many years was taken hook line and sinker by the media cause he gave them what he wanted. They always claim to be objective yet they slobbered all over this guy for many years for what exactly? They rip guys like Jameis, Talib, Blount and many others cause they get pissed when we lose. Also the part about Jameis needing to step up, well then where in the heck was McCoy with Swaggy Baker? Talk about a two faced trash talker.

  121. sincethebeginning Says:

    …and Joe’s fixation carries on… but of course there are all these comments and all these clicks… I guess McCoy has finally helped an organization in Tampa succeed(?) after all. A) McCoy’s comments were interesting. So Joe shared. And he’s talking about the Bucs. B) Comments never have and never will equal clicks. The most read stories typically don’t have the most comments. –Joe

  122. Gerald McBezos Says:

    5704 snaps.
    218 tackles.

    $505,105 per tackle. 5th highest paid defensive football player of_all_time.

    A selfish diva DT. A guy who didn’t enjoy the one season where the team actually won 10 games.

    Gerald is all about Gerald.

  123. ElioT Says:

    McCoy is a total b*tch!

    This just proves it even more, what a weak-minded p*ssy.

    Too bad he NEVER got pissed off while his defense was getting whooped for years on end.

    Lots of luck Panthers.

    Guarantee you Marpet and Jensen can’t wait to rag-doll this little boy.

  124. Snook Says:

    Someone needs to ask Gerald why his own teammates didn’t vote him as a team captain last year. How does one of the “greatest players in team history” not get voted as a captain by his own peers?

    Do tell!!!

  125. Rod Munch Says:

    Thanks Tampa Bay Demon.

    I kind of agree on OJ – I had a side note next to Ron Hall saying OJ will probably be here next year.

    Also with T-Jax, he was really good – it’s just too bad he was more worried about getting high than playing football.

    For Haddix, he’s the Bucs all-time video game MVP. My friend always played the friggin Raiders in Tecmo Super Bowl so he could use former 1st overall Bucs pick Bo Jackson – and Haddix was one of the very few people in the game that could shut him down. Alstott in NFL Gameday was pretty unstoppable, and Sapp and Brooks were dominant in Madden, but Haddix could literally shut down an entire teams offense all by himself. Those wacky stat watchers in Japan that created him really loved his long TD returns and that boosted his ratings in game huge, and from my count he’s the 2nd best player in the game only behind LT.

  126. Bruce Blahak Says:

    What a crock of sh** …and people wonder why we couldn’t wait for him to leave. Self professed hall of famer. He might make the top 75 of all time Bucs…

  127. JL Says:

    This guy is a straight Bitch!!

  128. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Logan and Pear were better defensive tackles than McCoy. He better sit down if he thinks he deserves recognition before them…

  129. Bucsfanman Says:

    See, this is why I fully understand now why Buc fans despise this guy. Whether or not the statement is true, dubious at best, just shut up and go play. To compare yourself to HOF’ers is embarrassing.
    The “crow buffet” continues for the FanMan!

    See, now I just pray for the moment a Bucs OL pancakes this joker!

  130. Bucsfanman Says:

    Rod- It’s a good list. I would argue that Winston needs to prove himself further though. He’s lacking the W’s.

  131. buc53 Says:

    No matter what some Bucs fans want to say–he’s a 6 time pro-bowler, and yes–one of the best Bucs of all time. No, they should not have given his number away. However, I have no doubt they will put his number in the ring of honor.

    This was poorly handled by the Bucs.

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

    Fool is blowing his lifetime bonanza on clothing and other silliness… easy come easy go…I am in the marine industry and at the Miami Boat show Albert Haynesworth was anxiously hanging around the used mega yacht dock checking to see how the interest in his yacht was going…I am for enjoying your money but McCoy’s is blowing through it IMO…poor decisions and taxes will eat him alive

  133. Brandon Says:

    The team gave him over 100 million and they were terrible. He was okay. Had decent stats. Ring of Honor? Hell NO! Before we put McCoy in, guys like Wilder (who had truly great stats for bad teams), Williams (who actually helped the team win), Bell, the whole 90’s to SB crew, all deserve in before McCoy. He’s not great and just the fact that he thinks he is/was is a huge part of the problem. He was basically the lead actor in a reality show that nobody watched. He was the best of garbage. So happy he is gone. I don’t see any way that he deserves to get in over Gruber, Mayberry, Rice, 97-02 defenders. Now, I don’t recall all off the top of my head that are in, but McCoy surely doesn’t fit with the guys in the ROH. It’s a no from me, dawg!

  134. 813bucboi Says:

    i got booger and culpepper ahead of this chump…..they played with more heart and attitude…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

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

    813…Culpepper …I was furious when he was named in the last cut to the 53, and so was Sapp….he was old school scrappy hard nosed football player….typical of many in his era and before….sad to say we (NFL) is largely prima donna’s these days with the rules taking the toughness out of the game

  136. Alanbucsfan Says:

    “Holy Jersey number aspersions, Batman!”

  137. Race to 10 Says:

    Not sure why he put his name in the hat with hall of famers and guys on the ballot but that’s not the category he’s in, he’s in the alstott, Dunn, booger, quarles category. He’s good but one of the best? Not sure how his head fits a helmet

  138. FLyBoy Says:

    Are we allowed to put Kickers ahead of him?

  139. BuccaNole Says:

    I mean he is in the top 15 but does top 15 mean you’re one of the best? You have to be top 5. I went and looked at a list just to see how our players were ranked by others and it REALLY REALLY bummed me out once you get outside that top 20. Going to need to go look at a list of the Bengals or Browns (current Browns) top 100 players to cheer myself back up

  140. bucnole Says:

    GMC butthurt?? Not a huge surprise.
    I liked the guy – but now he is the enemy.
    If he wanted to stay he would have taken a little less $ – he has already made his fortune – how about helping the team??
    Personally I think he has been a good player – but certainly didn’t elevate the play of others and was a soft leader.

  141. C2asante Says:

    I wonder how many of the keyboard warriors calling him a bitch, soft, etc. would be man enough to say it to his face? You are the same people who would be begging him for a selfie with you or an autograph for “your kid”. Gerald is experiencing what all Black men experience. They love you as long as you are of use, and when your utility is no more or you exercise any degree of independence, you are talked about like a dog and all your good works are degraded

  142. Snook Says:

    Here’s a fact that puts everything in perspective…

    In the history of the Buccaneers, Doug Martin and Gerald McCoy have the same amount of First Team All Pro honors. Which is one.

    Take care, everyone! Have a nice day! I think we’re done here.

  143. Snook Says:


    Classic Gerald. Jenna nailed it. I wonder if he’s apologized.

  144. Buccfan37 Says:

    McCoy reminds me of The Real McCoy sitcom back decades on TV starring the confused stuttering old man Walter Brennan.

  145. Bucsfankev Says:

    When he comes to town with the Panthers there should be a bonfire of McCoy jerseys outside the stadium

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

    RMunch…no Ricky Reynolds ?

  147. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Sheesh…GMC was a good player for 4 maybe 5 seasons with the Bucs, but he’s starting to act like, in the words of Rah, a mental midget. He should let it go, the spite already allegedly cost him around $4M in guaranteed money that he could have had in his pocket if he didn’t want to play for a division rival so badly.

  148. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Salty lil guy right there. Yes GMc was a good player but to compair yourself to Sapp, LeeRoy, Brooks, Ronde, get the f outta here. They gave your number away to a better player, end of story. Stfu and get that tail beat twice this year. I have tickets to the week 2 game and cannot wait to watch his soft ass get beasted!!

  149. Rod Munch Says:

    AlteredEgo – I’m pretty sure I’d have had Rickey Reynolds in the Haddix spot – but I had to list Haddix, he won me so many games.

    Bucsfanman – There’s no way any team would pick Doug Williams over Winston. Williams won because the Bucs had the best defense in football – his job was not to screw it up (ie the Trent Dilfer role). Yes, Williams could do some things no one else could do, and yes, later in his career he got better, but watch Williams and Winston play and it’s not even close. The only case that might be made is for Brad Johnson, but he had such a short run with the team it’s hard to rank him above Winston or Williams. In any case Winston already being the best QB in team history (not counting Steve Young obviously) says a lot about how the Bucs have drafted QBs.

  150. Patrick in SC Says:

    Bye Felicia!

  151. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Thx Rod for the Tecmo memories. God that was so much fun. I too remember the nightmare of having to stop the Marcus Allen & Bo Jackson. —- Better guess right on D, or you were toast.

    Unless of course… you had Wayne Haddix… 😉

    Haddix, by the way, at times slightly resembled Bucco Bruce with the facial hair… if my memory serves.

    Great stuff man

  152. BigMacAttack Says:

    Great comments guys! You never fail to deliver 😂😂😂

  153. Bucsfanman Says:

    Rod- just saying that it’s so early in his career. Statistically the best. That ain’t saying much though!

  154. Kory chapple Says:

    Ace Ventura said well. LOSER!

  155. Earl Bedford Says:

    Brian Joseph makes a good point: Food for thought! Those butthurt over Suh getting 93 , remember when Rice was let go and Jimmy Wilkerson wore his number the following year. Simeon did more for this franchise than McCoy could ever dream about doing. I didn’t hear the fanbase going crazy over that………. js

  156. SOFIERCE Says:

    “If you’re not winning you’re not having fun“ this is a recent quote from Devon White. However, if you’re G McCoy you’re having fun anyways. /JS

  157. Usedtocould Says:

    Gerald is correct, there are a ton of Buc fans that hate him.

  158. Buc old school Fan Says:

    S.Rice, W. Sapp, R. Barber, J Lynch. This are the names of Great Buccaneers who deserves respect. Who will always be greatest bucs defensive players. Not a over paid cry baby like Gerald McCoy