Report: Gerald McCoy Tells Jameis The Media Is Trying To Get To Him

September 12th, 2019

Like Joe has written for years, nobody writes a soap opera quite like the Buccaneers.

Jameis Winston had a bad game Sunday. He didn’t look like a confident veteran or an average NFL starter. He deserved criticism for laying an egg on his home turf.

But those bad guys in the media are naughty boys and girls trying to drag him down. Per Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network, that’s one the messages being delivered to Jameis this week by his former teammate Gerald McCoy. Per Blackmon, McCoy, whose job is to bring Jameis to the turf tonight on Thursday Night Football, has been texting Jameis and telling him to keep his head up and to ignore the media that’s looking to take him down.

Joe was not a fan of McCoy getting launched by the Bucs — and Joe wasn’t crying about it either — but right now Joe is glad McCoy is gone.

Imagine counseling a division-rival quarterback hours before you face him in a must-win game. Man, Joe wonders how McCoy might explain that in the Panthers’ locker room.

You can watch Blackmon’s report below:

67 Responses to “Report: Gerald McCoy Tells Jameis The Media Is Trying To Get To Him”

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


  2. Buc believer Says:

    This guy is such a little Pansy arse beeaatch!

  3. Mike10 Says:

    Wow. McCoy is and always has been a drama queen. Has always been more obsessed w image than performance. Wonder if he still has that orange top-hat 🎩

  4. westernbuc Says:

    He’s absolutely correct. Plenty of media types wrote him off because of his accusations in college.

    Now, I’m sick of the turnovers, the inaccuracy, and the possibility of another incident, but he never got a fair shake. The national types wrote him off immediately.

  5. Rod Munch Says:


  6. Rod Munch Says:

    I don’t know what to expect from McCoy tonight. If he’s lining up over Cappa, I’d expect him to make Cappa look awful. If he’s lining up over Marpet, then I think we should be OK.

    But, as always, this is the worst game of the year, it’s always boring, it’s always sloppy then add to that it’s on Thursday night when the games are almost always boring and always sloppy. Bucs could win some ugly dull game, but they generally don’t. Had it before the season that the Bucs get sweeped by Carolina, but they make up for it by sweeping Atlanta, then splitting with the Saints.

    Hope I’m wrong and they can squeak out a win tonight.

  7. knucknbuc Says:

    EVIL BUCS MEDIA!!!! AHHAHHAH. Lol this team is so fragile. WAH WAH I havent been on a team that wasnt dead by Halloween. Wah wah. Now the media is coming after me after 5 forgettable years. Grow up and stop Losing. Im sick of losing and the excuses.

  8. Kord Says:

    Defense just has to get at least 4 or 5 picks and fumbles from Newton cause lawd only knows how many mistakes will be made by 3, but I think we will squeeze out a win, hope Andrew Adams plays, give newton some flashbacks haha

  9. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    If Dotson doesn’t hold, if OJ catches, If OJ doesn’t fumble, if Carlton didnt commit hands to the face, if Barber runs the right distance, then Jameis’ day is perceived much differently.

    Brate had that amazing TD which will never be shown or talked about because of that penalty but that throw was perfect.

    The fact of the matter is the media only looks at the stat sheet and it looks downright terrible for Jameis but it was a collective team loss, not all on one guy. Numerous people made game changing mistakes, including Jameis, but all the media wants to talk about and paint is this narrative of Jamies being a bust bla bla bla, same ish since college.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Tmax is always right especially when it comes to fraudulent clowns… best thing for jameis is to escape the Mickey mouse minor league franchise

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Alaskan – You missed one, if Jensen doesn’t run out into the open field and like a dummy nearly knock Dare over on the middle screen, there’s no 3rd INT.

  12. Pete I Says:

    Jameis caused his situations that have led him to be a national pariah and hasn’t played well enough to reach a status where such behavior is “tolerated”

    Perhaps the meida is out to get him, so what?


    What endorsements does Jameis have? Not even in Tampa where the NDOGs and Rod Munchers of the world will run out and buy whatever JW hocks. But alas no one wants JW to be the face of anything. Is he back on the side of the stadium yet.

  13. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Jameis is taking himself down

    Poor decisions
    Inaccurate throws
    Slow decision making

    All show he’s not very good

  14. Sarasota Garey Says:

    Shut up Gerald, just shut up.

  15. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Who else in the NFL comments on the other teams QB and his media trouble?

    This guy is a jack wagon

  16. Ndog Says:

    For once I actually agree with McCoy. I am in shock right now.

  17. DooshLaRue Says:

    No ndog, just blinded by your love…..

  18. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Think about this, some of the “real” fans that know the plan is too draft a qb with the very high draft pick next draft, Will actually be rooting for She-mc for the first time tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a wacky wasted season this is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  19. DooshLaRue Says:


    What were you saying about being less boring?

  20. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Poor Jameis..20mil in the bank for doing jack squat, and causing his own problems on and off the field…

    Feel really bad for such a stand up guy.

  21. Simeon97 Says:

    Let’s be real, Jamies sucks at football and no one cares about the Bucs or their stories. We should be happy for any media attention or analysis.

  22. Bucshot Says:

    Hopefully it helps!

  23. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Hmmmm…watching the Bucs after the 1st quarter tonight or watching the Democratic Presidential debate. WOW…decisions decisions!

  24. TampaTown Says:

    ^^^Both will su¢k

  25. TampaTown Says:

    Joe you are right about GMC counciling a division rival but he is in the sunset of his NFL career and has made his money. Maybe he just likes Jameis and feels bad for the kid

  26. Bucsfanman Says:


  27. tmaxcon Says:

    If jameis sucks so bad yet owns virtually every Buccaneers franchise qb record what does that say about how horrendous the history of this small market irrelevant franchise really is…..

    This franchise could not develop maggots from feces much less develop players.

  28. DooshLaRue Says:

    Biden will screw up less than Jaboo!

  29. miken Says:

    SUH>Mccoy… not close.

  30. kyle Says:

    Mcoy is an azz clown… If they let this puss% in the ring of honor, its a slap in the face to all the other buc greats

  31. kyle Says:

    Mcoy is an az_z clown… If they let this puZ_Z% in the ring of honor, its a slap in the face to all the other buc greats

  32. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    “This franchise could not develop maggots from feces much less develop players.”

    I don’t like you but that’s freakin funny.


    Gameday focus on the opposing team’s QB emotional state……SMH

    I Scream probably told Winston to eat some ice cream and he will feel better.

    I’m soooooo glad we have the real # 93 SUH!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  34. tmaxcon Says:


    The worst part is the fact it’s an accurate statement with a long history of failures to back it up. Being liked is irrelevant winning and having the most money matters and is the true definition and measure of success….

  35. Mesay Says:

    GMC..I’m sorry for tackling you to hard. Let me help you up. Glad hes gone Injust grew up in a different era I guess.

  36. Dre-Day Says:

    You can not like McCoy all you want. But he’s 100% correct. Jameis Winston Derangement Syndrome is real. He was written off by several members of the media before he even began his career. For recent reference, the Max Kellerman crap is a prime example of this. And its obvious that the Joes never spent time in an actual football locker room as players, because if they did, they would realize that the loyalty developed from friendships while playing alongside each other never dies. Yes McCoy will be trying to take Winston down tonite, but they will remain friends afterwards. McCoy does not have to explain to any teammates why he is giving words of encouragement to Winston. They all do it with former teammates that have bonds with. Its actually human nature.

  37. TampaTown Says:

    Alaskan Abdominal Snowman:
    Nobody likes him

  38. tmaxcon Says:


    Being always right has a price. Being liked is irrelevant. Winning is all that matters.

  39. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    The GMC haters on here are shatting their pants right now……

  40. mark2001 Says:

    Doo… Jameis blames other for his mistakes, which are multiple, far less than Donnie does.

  41. Bucs 14 Says:

    Prediction for tonight:

    Winston 200+ yards (many in garbage time), 2 int, a fumble

    McCoy 1 tackle, 2 penalties

    Winston + McCoy crying at mid field together after the game/

  42. D1 Says:

    Webster and Dre,

    “Written off” !

    There’s nothing to complain about if winston was simply written off. Guys that are written off aren’t the target of a documentary or,perhaps more appropriate to the situation, cast as the villian in a movie that was widely praised and awarded.

    No Sir, he wasn’t written off, He was villified and his opportunity to flip the script is something He squandered away. But this is still America, at least till 2020, so He still has a chance to redeem his public image. Good luck young Man.

  43. teacherman777 Says:

    GMC is a Pisces. like Jesus.

    Google it: Jewish prophecy states that the Messiah will be a Pisces.

    GMC is a sweet soul in a sour world.

    Go Bucs!

  44. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    All Jay Miss supporters with their heads in the sand must spend their entire lives using the same two letter word – “If.”
    If Jay Miss could stop throwing pics
    If Jay Miss had any awareness
    If Jay Miss had any pocket presence
    If Jay Miss could hit receivers in stride
    If Jay Miss was accurate
    If Jay Miss could stop fumbling the ball
    If Jay Miss could hit the deep ball
    If Jay Miss could stop his bad decisions on and off the field
    If Jay Miss could finally appear to be a #1 draft pick

  45. Tackleblockwin Says:



  46. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Dre Day

    As long as GMC helps him up, I’m good.

  47. Don_RyJo(e) Says:

    C’mon Joe(s)…there is nothin’ wrong with a little civility between former teammates. Honestly, now, show some decency.

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

    Just saw McCoy interviewed looks chubby about 15 lbs heavier than his Tampa days

  49. Pelbuc61 Says:

    Tmax, JW owns all the Bucs records cuz he throws 3 picks and fumbles to start the game and have them down by 3 scores then he passes like crazy and scores when the score is meaningless. Dude and all his stats are total trash. Can’t wait to see him in a baseball uniform.

  50. orlbucfan Says:

    Just hope letting GMC go—Now whose SMART idea was that? I can only imagine.
    Doesn’t come back to bite our azz tonight.

  51. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Gerald “ultra soft” McCoy.

  52. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    And the fans will be right behind the fake news media if he continues to shat the bed.

  53. tmaxcon Says:


    Bucs have been trash every year outside of sapp and grudens glory year blaming a 25 year old for failure is laughable and proves how ignorant and agenda driven the religious hypocrites of the bay area are….

  54. BigMacAttack Says:

    I give Gerald props for this. That’s who he is and he’s not going to change. So at least he’s true to himself and his beliefs. I still hope he has a lousy game and a Jameis has his best game tonight. Jameis needs it and would love to see a 400 yard performance from him. Rojo also needs to continue on the uptrend tonight. I hate the Panthers 😂

  55. Old School Athlete Says:

    I will be so glad when we can stop talking about GMC. I want to see Suh plant Princess Cam like a cheap geranium and show that other 93 how the position is played.

    @mesay. As far as being from a different era, I’m right there with ya.

  56. Tony LA Says:

    GMC is a good man with a good heart. Period.
    A lot of the whiny babies on this forum wouldn’t know what that is, having obviously never seen one in the mirror.

    GMC hit what I’ve said many times – Tampa and a majority of its fans and a majority of its media (present company excluded) are borderline pathetic in the way they wallow in self-pity and negativity.

    43 years and no Bucs QB has made it to a second contract.
    What’s the ONLY constant in those 43 years??
    The negative fan base and the media that caters to them.

    Mindset is everything when it comes to success, and the majority of Tampa fans create an awful and negative environment that cracks every QB that passes through. You can argue whether its the chicken or the egg theory all you want – the negativity permeates everything.

    The Bucs had a bad first game in a new system and just listen to the ridiculous level of the sky is falling nonsense many of you are already spewing in these comments.


  57. Cobraboy Says:

    No, Tony LA, the only “constant” is overall poor drafted QB play in the post-Culverhous era.

    This is NOT the fan’s fault.

    No QB has been deserving of a second contract.

  58. Stanglassman Says:

    I’m sure the media has been fair and are asking the same questions this week about the 4 turnovers by Josh Allen and 3 Interceptions and huge loss by Baker this week. LOL. It’s not about this week there’s always been a double (much higher) standard for JW3.

  59. DB55 Says:

    Who’s got Winston’s win loss record? Post it

  60. D1 Says:


    Why pile on the few people who support this franchise? Victim blaming is pathetic.

    The team hasn’t had a QB sign a second contract because they’ve been terrible or maybe because we haven’t a coach make it past the second deal. Changing coaches every 5yrs is a disaster then a recovery then another disaster on and on.

    The QB situation isn’t unstable because of the fans, even suggesting that is remarkably stupid. The QB situation reflects the organizations decisions in regards to coaching and in a couple of instances the desire and direct input of the owners. Stability in the organization, or lack thereof, creates constant roster turnover and apparent mistakes in player selection. That’s not true necessarily, many players have proven to be productive with other teams. This is a reflection of constant turnover at the head coach position which is ultimately the fault of , not whiny fans, but of ownership.

  61. ElioT Says:

    This is exactly why McCoy is not on this team anymore.

    That mentality is so weak it’s embarrassing.

    The media has a job, and it’s not an easy one (just ask the Joes how hard it is to branch out and establish your own brand). They’ll do what they are paid to do and there’s nothing wrong with it.

    Professional football players (especially blue chip athletes) have a job too.

    Go out there and win some f**king football games!

    That’s all that matters folks.

    In the business world, I don’t care how much money I’m making… If I’m not doing my job, leading up to expectations, if my company is not succeeding, if my employees and clients aren’t happy… I’m not satisfied.

    Anything less is a total loser mentality.

    Anyone who doesn’t understand this is either loser or an idiot, and more than likely both.

  62. ElioT Says:

    This is the game McCoy has been looking forward to since he got let go…

    Not because he wants to stick-it to his former team (and maybe he will?), but because he’s in the spotlight for something besides his play on the field.


    Market and Jense better rag-doll this dude all game, if not, we should all have even more serious concerns about the mentality and desire of our favorite team.

    Go Bucs!

    Get it done!!!

  63. 2002WasALongTimeAgo Says:

    The more Gerald talks, the more I understand why they “let him go”.

  64. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man the camera view sucks!!!!!

  65. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man this line sucks!!!!

  66. lambchop Says:

    I don’t know how GMC became a pro athlete. He’s too mentally soft. Lucky for him, his natural abilities carried the load thus far. But, he’s a shell of himself.

  67. July Joe Says:

    Gerald McCoy and Mike Evans know about the book:

    How the Media Causes Us to Overlook the Start of a Hall of Fame NFL Career

    The Bucs may not talk about the book, as it exposes the bias of the very people that interview them, but they know about it!!!!