GMC Relishes The Spotlight

June 10th, 2020

Post-career plans.

Joe often brings updates on how former Bucs stars are doing. Today, Joe brings word about Gerald McCoy.

GMC recently went on Colin Cowherd’s show, The Herd. And it seems GMC plans on coming to living rooms across the nation during fall afternoons when he hangs up his shoulder pads for good.

For his entire 10-year career, GMC has languished on non-playoff teams in the NFC South. Even winning teams in the NFC South don’t pull many eyeballs and largely are afforded second class status throughout the NFL.

Losers in the division? You are NFL steerage.

Now, GMC plays for America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys. They are afforded first-class status on the NFL’s international flight no matter their record.

Joe Buck broadcasts so many damn Cowboys games that the guy ought to move from the football desert of the midwest known as St. Louis to the Metroplex. Save on travel.

(Column Intermission: How bad of a football town is St. Louis? When that place still had a team, Joe was in a watering hole in the region on a Friday night and heard far more chatter about high school basketball than the NFL or the Rams. One dude who proclaimed himself to be a hardcore sports fan never heard of Jameis Winston — and this was after he won the Heisman Trophy!)

While appearing on Cowherd’s show, GMC gave a blunt hint why he chose the Cowboys to play for this fall. Former Bucs media relations chief Jonathan Grella Twittered out the back-and-forth between GMC and Cowherd, transcribed by R.J. Ocha of Blogging the Boys.

So GMC wants to be a college football or NFL analyst, eh? Well, he’s got the smarts and eloquence for it. It’s not crazy to envision GMC in a broadcast booth.

So maybe the Bucs get yet another guy from the Ring of Honor in the broadcasting business. Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Chucky, Father Dungy and Rondé Barber did it, too.

Now before you toss your Cheerios all over the kitchen floor, if you don’t think GMC has a shot at the Ring of Honor, think again. He made six straight Pro Bowls. He’s in the conversation.

Says who? No less of an authority than the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, long-time Pro Football Hall of Fame voter Ira Kaufman.

27 Responses to “GMC Relishes The Spotlight”

  1. Iamabuc Says:

    Imo…. The ring of honor should be only for impactful and memorable players. Having just a couple of ProBowls shouldn’t cut it.

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Oh boy, here we go!
    Before this spirals out of control, I will make one statement:
    GMC was a GOOD football player on bad football teams.

    Should he be in the ROH? No, not in my opinion. Not before far more deserving players get in first, again IMO.

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Look for the Cowboys to have a mediocre to poor season now that the Softness is there.
    The infection will spread rapidly.
    Kimonos and comic books.
    Batman and Rod Munch.

    Time to have some fun Cowboys fans!


  4. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Nobody cares about softy McCoy or WinSTUNNED. 2 colossal disasters in Bucs draft history. Suh had more impact in one year than smileys whole career. Again, we readers want Bucs stories, not picking our wounds open….

  5. Buc believer Says:

    There has NEVER been a headline on JBF more true than this….

  6. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Can’t wait to see the Cowboys’ run defense drop to bottom of NFL pack.

  7. BringBucsBack Says:

    Joe I believe your sample size for St. Louis is a bit too small to reach the conclusion you have. Not that I care about the city or team but, their attendance for games was always better than LA’s while the Rams were there & would probably still surpass what LA’s attendance will be like moving forward.

    I wonder if GMC’s new teammates wonder if his dedication to this upcoming season is where it should be, after a statement(s) like this. We don’t miss him.

  8. Hodad Says:

    Yes ROH for McCoy! We all want to celebrate his six pro bowls, with no playoff appearance’s. We all want to remember the glory days of Buc football while GMC was the team leader. The guys a joke Joe. Even now he picked going to a team for his after football career, not once did he talk about playing for the Cowgirls to win a superbowl. Best thing BA did when he got here was getting rid of that poser. I’m getting on in age. If he makes the Buc ROH I hope I’m not around to see it.

  9. james west Says:

    never did care for GMC THOUGHT HE LOAFED, was soft feigned injury’s just when the team needed him, yucked it up and had a good time when the other team was up by two scores or more in the 4th quarter, to me he does not deserve to be in the ring of honor, i could care less about his pro bowls and accolades, i think he sucks, he has a loser mentality, if he was all that why did carolina not resign him? tampa resigned his replacement suh, whats that tell ya, GMC is playing his last season, imho he sure did fleece the glazers out of mucho deniro, as he was helping opposing players off the turf and apologizing to them, GMC can go fu@$# himself glad he’s been gone, team got a whole lot tougher with his removal

  10. Joseph Mamma Says:

    One dude who proclaimed himself to be a hardcore sports fan never heard of Jameis Winston — and this was after he won the Heisman Trophy!)


    This had to be before he became Mr. Excitement, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

  11. Jason Says:

    As long as ROH isn’t decided by fan vote, I guess technically he has chance.

  12. Gofortheface30 Says:

    St Louis is still a better football town than that trashy, smog filled city of LA

  13. Joe Says:

    St Louis is still a better football town than that trashy, smog filled city of LA

    Pockets of Los Angeles might not know a thing about football but Joe has never been in a metro region that was as yawning and ambivalent about football as St. Louis.

    Football to those people was something to do on weekend afternoons to kill time between the World Series and spring training.

  14. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    There are those that love being a football player
    There are those that love playing football.

    There’s a difference.

    Being a football player is fun and cool
    Playing football is hard.

    I think we know what category GMC falls into.

  15. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    I’m with Joe he will be in the ring of honor

  16. Bojim Says:

    Six straight pro bowls? That might do it. I’d be cool with it.

  17. Buczilla Says:

    Paul Gruber was shafted yearly for the pro bowl since he played for the Bucs, but I see Gerald in the same vein. Very good, not great player and I think that McCoy might get in.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    McCoy is easily forgotten if you stop mentioning him….

    No to the ROH.

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Losers..always have several fall guys. Always. Every year Poor hungry Buc fams are thrown their…slice (s) of hate. Either a coach or one or 2 players. Winning teams just..keep winning. I wonder what buc fams will say of arians and brady when brady goes down? Alibi your lane.

  20. stpetebucsfan Says:

    “I wonder what buc fams will say of arians and brady when brady goes down?”

    I wonder what Mike Johnson will say when TB12 leads the Bucs to the playoffs while JW leads the Saints practice squad. LMAO

  21. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Well if this post didn’t bring you know who out of the bushes then I’m thinking he’s gone forever

  22. Cainishere Says:

    Put yourself in GMC’s shoes. You are a awesome player surrounded by a piece of quality here and a piece of quality there but the rest?
    Wouldn’t have a job anywhere in the NFL or bagging groceries.
    What would you do? How would you react.
    The youthful revolving door the Bucs had going for almost 20 years.
    He made the ProBowl 6 times. This means he won the popular vote amongst players and coaches to be determined a great player. (furthering my belief that the ProBowl should be played after the Super Bowl and should be STAT driven only.) You did the best? Then you are a ProBowler. Anyways, GMC ROH? You bet!
    Too bad he didn’t get the SuperBowl the Bucs are aiming for now.
    GO BUCS!!!!

  23. shorttrooper Says:

    I can’t stand listening to his kermity voice during a postgame interview, let alone an entire broadcast.

  24. ©MadMax Says:

    Probably mcsofts last year…..

  25. Architek Says:

    I’m not gonna crap on this man but he’s better fit for the booth! He was a good player in his prime but could be a great TV personality.

  26. kyle Says:

    sorry gmc, you are an amazing human, but just not an amazing buccaneer, period.

  27. Buccfan37 Says:

    GMC is a legend in his own mind. I despise the Cowboys, always have.