“That’s Their Problem; That’s Not Mine”

June 4th, 2019

Gerald McCoy had plenty to say during his first news conference as Carolina Panthers defensive tackle/end.

Of course, Joe was listening.

Interestingly, McCoy explained that a big reason he went vegan right after last season was “my joints were starting to hurt and stuff.”

Hmm, 31-year-old defensive tackle with sore joints. That might not be a guy worth $13 million.

McCoy also talked about how great it was to be wanted by Panthers teammates, who he said were pushing management to sign him. He also said he appreciated that his breakfast with Panthers head coach Ron Rivera was not some kind of sales job.

He said leaving the Bucs was all business, but it seemed like it might be a little personal after this exchange.

Reporter: Was there a little salt in the wound experienced when you saw that [Ndamukong] Suh got No. 93?

Gerald McCoy: Nah, that’s their problem, that’s not mine. I’m a Panther. Let them deal with that.

Keep in mind Suh was very complimentary of McCoy when asked about him in Tampa last week.

Put it on the calendar: Bucs-Panthers, Thursday Night Football, September 12th in Charlotte.

65 Responses to ““That’s Their Problem; That’s Not Mine””

  1. The Fighting Schiano's Says:

    Stuff like this is making Suh more and more like able by the moment

  2. TiredOfLosingGoBucs Says:

    He is so mad that the bucs cut him loose it’s hilarious… suh never missed a game.. joe is he vegan???

  3. Snook Says:

    This just in… McCoy just tore his bicep leaving the press conference.

  4. TiredOfLosingGoBucs Says:

    Im so sick of hearing about this guy… im so glad he got his press conference out the way. Everybody knows he’s mad and trying to act like he’s happy where he at but the truth is….he wishes he was in tampa because he know they just got some real coaches and wins are coming but sadly these new coaches didn’t want him so he went to the only team in the nfc which happens to be in our division who wanted him just to prove them wrong.. SMH should have picked a contender. BUM

  5. AceOfAerospace Says:

    Please be the last story about the former Buc until we are actually game planning him.

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

    McCoy took the biggest offer rather than going with the team most likely deep in the play offs… Cleveland… I’d love to know what his other offers were… his pride simply would not allow him to sign a lesser deal even though, if handled properly he has more than enough money to never work a day in his life after football

  7. TiredOfLosingGoBucs Says:

    @snook i just spit my drink out…..to funny bro good one

  8. OneBuc55 Says:

    He cried…

  9. Maze Says:

    McCoy always the soft sensitive one

  10. tnew Says:

    anyone remember how Kap’s body reacted when he turned vegan… what about Arian Foster?

  11. Jonathan Limpchimpi Says:

    Bucs have a problem because they gave Suh 93? Interesting take by McCoy. He probably should have taken one of those multi-year deals at 11 per he was offered. Allegedly.

  12. Bobby M. Says:

    He’s bitter….they all talk about its a business until business decisions are made that don’t favor them. He’s been bitter since Winston came in and challenged his seat on the throne. McCoy has always been the face of the franchise by default….as soon as a few alpha males were brought in, he was done. Very productive player on very terrible teams = not much.

  13. Wesley Says:

    No story here other than the question, does meat cause joint pain?

  14. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I woulda liked to get the real 93 first instead of the impostor 93 that has been in pewter the past 8 years. I hope suh is here in tampa to play and not collect a check because this will look bad again for the bucs because the panthers defense is really good

  15. Bucsfankev Says:

    So much for ring of honor.He Should have restructured so we could have traded him. Same money anyway

  16. JA Says:

    Who cares?
    McCoy was an above average players for us and he’s taken his above average talents to Carolina.
    For those that resort to label him with immature, unflattering, empty-headed grade school adjectives to make you feel better about you, take a breather and grow up.
    He doesn’t care. Why should you? Nothing you write will affect him in the least.
    He is cashing multimillion dollar checks. Are you?
    Let it go and concentrate on what we have, not what once was …
    We have a team to back. Get onboard or take a hike!

  17. Jeff Says:

    Suh donates way more to charity than McCoy

  18. Bucsfankev Says:

    What a bum!

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    tnew Says
    “anyone remember how Kap’s body reacted when he turned vegan… what about Arian Foster?”

    I could never go Vegan. I don’t see how anyone lives without meat. Especially steak and hotwings.

  20. J Says:

    I’m more interested in the Jensen vs McCoy match up.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jeff Says
    “Suh donates way more to charity than McCoy”

    Prove it. McCoy has been very good in that area. Both have. Stop making things up.

    Rvrn if it turns out to be true? It only be because Suh made more than McCoy over his career because he was a money grubber until this year.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I will believe Suh is better when and if he plays better for us. Because he has failed miserably the last few places he has gone. He got talked about last year in the playoffs…but overall, he sucked.

    In fact, over the last half decade, McCoy has played better in fewer games. Easy to stay healthy if you don’t put much effort on the field.

    So I hope he actually plays well this year.

  23. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    GMC still caring what haters think

    Bye bye soft mentality

  24. webster Says:

    @ bonzai

    In 2011, suh was named the most charitable athlete for what he gave a a rookie in 2010. In 2015 he came in second behind tiger woods as one of the 8th most charitable athlete of all time. He is on every list i have read about most charitable athletes etc. So i think its safe to say he is more charitable than mccoy

  25. webster Says:

    @ bozai

    In 2016, suh’s charity foundation made the top 10 in the nfl.

  26. Race to 10 Says:

    And now there’s no reason why we should wonder why this defense was garbage with him As the leader. I 100% believe jpp called him out lol your going to the teams divison rival because you got cut and couldn’t get 13 million after all the money you were paid.

    BA is new here and he took his comments personal so any hate or animosity should have been directed at him. Most hall of famers get cut like this and still feel they can play so move on and acknowledge it’s business. At 31 I think I he has to play at a high level because if he gets run over and loses to us he looks even worse. People talking like he’s going to destroy us in week two forget it’s our defense that was bad and not the offense. He may have a good season but for two weeks out of this year he put a target on his back

  27. Durango 95 Says:

    Arians wants a hard nose defensive line. So he gave McCoy the boot. “Simple as that”

  28. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    JA perfect. Losers in here casting stones at GMC and working nights cleaning urinals.

  29. Clw JB Says:

    So the “nasty” one takes the high road and GMC, MR Softie, tries to break bad…

    What a buffoon he is, cant wait to watch him get manhandled my Ali and run over by Barber…

    Sept 12 is my BDay and I know what I am getting, a BUCS VICTORY!!!!!

  30. El_Buc941 Says:

    @AceofAerospace Im with you buc brother. I. Tired of these GMC stories….JOE im looking at you. Lets write and read about PRESENT bucs players and what they are doing positive or negative. Not PAST players. Quit living in the past and start living in the present.

  31. BucAllNight Says:

    Yall think he gonna start for em?
    I was looking at their line its a toss u

  32. BucAllNight Says:

    This is the Joe who doesnt like Nassib

  33. Jeff Says:


  34. Jeff Says:

    Tried to post the link to the story where Suh is among the NFL’s most charitable.

  35. Race to 10 Says:

    Simeon Rice is a better player by far ita not even close. No one talks about Jimmy Wilkerson wearing his number the next year. Once Ricw left the bucs he fell off the map, the pressure is all on Geraldo e because apparently fans and local media except the bucs defense to suck for some reason. The Panthers HAVE to beat us otherwise he’ll be even more embarrassed. Good luck with the revenge plot, your be heckled if you cant dominate this o line and for the record I don’t think it will happen, I completely except BA to put the pressure on the o line week 2

  36. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Suh was in my town Myrtle Beach this weekend, cool pictures at the animal park here. Check out his instagram.

  37. gotbbucs Says:

    Ok, he signed with Carolina, he had his press conference. Can we be done with this now until the Bucs and Panthers play?

  38. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If he had offered to restructure this might’ve been a moot point. It was plain to see last season GMC took a step backward. After the Joe’s reported several times last season that he had a difficult time getting dressed after a game much less be at least 75% healthy for the next game. I predict River Ron will put GMC into a rotation. He’s no longer reliable health wise to be an every down player but could prove to be effective in a rotation. Marpet needs to be ready week 2 …by week 6 he’ll be stiff.

  39. NOSBOS Says:

    Dusthty says the panthers D is really good. How so??? Kawan Short washed up,Dontari pie washed up,Bruce Avril washed up. Gose without saying what 93 is.

  40. NOSBOS Says:

    What was it that defense lost 7 str8 last season.

  41. NOSBOS Says:

    F outta here and bet some money.

  42. Jean Lafitte Says:

    By the way for those who have spoke about eating meat and being vegan. There is a form of arthritis called gout that effects joints like knees ankles and feet. It can be exacerbated by eating red meats. It’s nicknamed as the “rich man’s disease”.

  43. Wesley Says:

    Problem? No, problem at all.

  44. RTG Bucs Says:

    Who is this McCoy character? Did he play football for the Bucs before? I don’t recall ever noticing him on the field.

  45. lowercaseg Says:

    He is who we thought he was, soft served ice cream

  46. BucEmUp Says:


  47. Defense Rules Says:

    I don’t get it. Here we are with mini-camp going on, a team that’s in the process of being rebuilt big-time, and what’s the conversation about? A Carolina Panther. With all that’s happening right under everyone’s noses right now, I would think that getting familiar with these players would be all-consuming for JBFers instead of being concerned with this year’s Carolina Panthers.

  48. BucEmUp Says:

    Bucallnught anyone who doesnt like nassib is high

  49. Chip Chipperson Says:

    Reminds me a of a dude I played ball with in high school. We were talking about “cunnilingus” and he said “I don’t eat anything that gets up and walks away when I’m finished.”

    Don’t trust vegans….Soy has phytoestrogens that behave like estrogen.

  50. ATrain Says:

    Hey JA I say GMCs Twitter Acocount says different

  51. Howard Cosell Says:

    He’s still retiring as a Buc right?

  52. Cobraboy Says:

    A DL goes vegan?


    At least the Bucs have two games where they can run the football down their opponent’s throats.

    I didn’t hear the presser, but based on Joe’s reporting I heard some whining butthurt softness.

  53. Brandon Jeff Says:

    McCoy is a good player but no longer on this team. So tired about reading about him so I’m going somewhere else with this. I continue to see posters on this site complaining about the draft. Too many db’s, no running back or right guard. Looking at last years Bucs, it was painfully obvious that the weakest position on this team was the defensive backfield. Lacking in starting caliber talent and no depth whatsoever. These coaches have told us over and over what this new defense will look like anzd still many don’t get it. This is not a true 3/4. It will be a hybrid defense predominantly showing 3 down lineman but will have many formations that have 6 or 7 db’s. Where do you think all these db’s were to come from. For Bowles’ defense to work, this had to be db heavy draft. The alternative would have been to address the oline and running back and turn the defensive changeover in to a 2 year project. This would have shored up a few weak spots offense but made our defense worse than last years if thats possible. And we know from experience where that would get us.
    End of Rant!

  54. Buccfan305 Says:

    He’ll blow out a pinky before the season is over…soft A$$!!!!

  55. Buccfan305 Says:


  56. MadMax Says:

    Hey GMC, low class bro….but ok….btw, about wanting to come back and retire as a Buc, na, nope, no thanks….just ride off quietly with whoever the fk you with…smdh!

  57. cmurda Says:

    GMC’s answer was jibberish but meh. WGAFF!

  58. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    There may be a productive 93!!

  59. Buczilla Says:

    What a classless thing for him to say. I get that his feelings may be hurt but that seemed out of character. Somewhere in Gotham the real Batman is shaking his head in shame.

    I wonder if Gerald is going to work on a new dance routine for when we are (hopefully) kicking the s@#t out of the Panthers this year?

  60. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Classless was giving the stomper #93…..that was a sht shot.

  61. Don_RyJo(e) Says:

    To be fair, the Bucs giving Suh McCoy’s old number WAS a bit of a schmuck-move…

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

    Maybe the Glazers will name a parking lot after him…..

  63. THETRUTH Says:

    How you read into to much , he doesn’t want to worry about Bucs what they do is their problem he is loyal to his new team. It’s joe who can’t get over Mccoy not a buc so not our problem. Stop reading thing everything to create story

  64. Brandon Says:

    He’s a vegan? A professional football playing vegan? Worked wonders when Arian Foster went vegan and never was healthy again and then again when Kaepernick went vegan and lost so much weight (went from 225 to 195) that the 49ers didn’t feel he weighed enough to safely put him on the field. This explain a lot about McCoy. Vegans have lowered protein synthesis, their testosterone levels typically take a nice dip and generally can’t perform nearly as well as non-vegans. That stupid nickname of McSofty has finally made its way into my vocabulary. I’m so glad to be done with this buffoon. He clearly has no idea what it takes to be great.

  65. Mike Johnson Says:

    Agreed DonRyKo..Giving Suh GMc’s old no was a sleezy move. But our old Buc history is frought with them. I wish GMC well. Just not well when he plays us 2 times a yr. The Panthers really received GMC well and one’s trash is anothers treasure. Just left the Panther website and they are thrilled to have GMC. It means a lot to him and thats all that counts. Its a business. Bucs could have handled all of this better though. The guy gave us 9 good yrs. Went to the Pro nowl 6 of those yrs. Some of us Buc fans been losing so long, we don’t know how to wish the guy well. Good Luck GMC.