Bucs Find Love In Gerald McCoy’s Backup

August 16th, 2020

Defensive tackle Kyle Love. (Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports.)

The latest Buccaneers roster move has a couple of noteworthy angles.

Today the Bucs announced the signing of veteran defensive tackle Kyle Love. The 33-year-old was a backup for the Panthers last season playing behind Gerald McCoy, who received Love’s No. 93 jersey upon his arrival to Carolina.

Love appeared in Super Bowls with the Panthers and Patriots, and it seems he’ll fight to fill the Beau Allen role this season.

Allen landed in New England where Bill Belicheat thought he was worth about $3.5 million this season. Joe presumes Love will earn about $1 million, about the veteran minimum for a guy of his experience, and he’ll compete with Rakeem Nunez-Roches, who also earns a bottom-level salary.

Love’s got 115 games of experience and represents yet another veteran for Vita Vea to learn from. He’s another all-in-year kind of move.

8 Responses to “Bucs Find Love In Gerald McCoy’s Backup”

  1. Sarasota Garey Says:

    So where does that put our salary cap room?

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    One year of McCoy destroyed the Panthers organization. They had to gut the entire roster and front office. Now he will go to Dallas and do the same thing. You watch that team fire everybody after the year.

    Gerald is the ultimate coach killer. Heck he even keeps track and brags how many coaches he’s torn through.

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    The best move Bruce ever made was getting rid of McCoy. I’m certain it was his first order of business.

    The proof is in the pudding. Replace McCoy with Suh and instantly become the best run stuffing D league wide. And produce a sack king.

  4. Sport Says:

    Needed some depth, I hope he’s ready to give our boys some breathers.

    It’ll be interesting to see if Nelson can fill in for Nassib.

    If we can get some luck with the injury bug, I like our chances to be in the mix for a strong post season run!

    In BA I Trust!

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Jimmy, while I agree that replacing McCoy with Suh was a good move, I disagree that he is a couch killer. By your reasoning, Lavante David is a coach killer. So is Mike Evans.

  6. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    “One year of McCoy destroyed the Panthers organization.”

    Was it the same ice cream truck he hired here?

  7. BringBucsBack Says:

    So, is Love going to demand the #93? 😉

  8. Cobraboy Says:

    What about that big kid draft pick?

    Has he underwhelmed in camp?