Gerald McCoy Outraged Over NFL Network Top-100 List

August 29th, 2022

Virtual hug for Lavonte David.

Unemployed (retired?) defensive tackle and former Bucs stud Gerald McCoy was unnerved this morning. And no, it’s not because the Raiders threw him to the curb after his injury last year.

GMC is sticking up for a close comrade of his with the Bucs. And that would be Lavonte David. A linebacker who any reasonable NFL fans would agree is one of the best in the game got dissed. Again.

Bad enough that year after year David is given the middle finger by Pro Bowl voters (which includes coaches, players and fans). Now, you can blame his fellow players.

David did not make the NFL Network Top-100 for 2022, a list compiled strictly by players. And GMC is peeved about it.

That’s the story of David’s football life. Always dissed. Always disrespected. Always overlooked. Always.

And the sad thing is, all of this costs David cash and maybe a chance at immortality in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Really criminal, man.

Joe thinks it is cool that GMC takes to Twitter to defend his old friend. Hey GMC, don’t worry, folks in Tampa Bay will never forget what David has done for this franchise through thick and thin.

Another Bucs player you could argue who got the shaft was Vita Vea. Bucs players who made the list were: Tom Brady (1), Tristian Wirfs (42), Mike Evans (53), Devin White (64, Antoine Winfield (75) and Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett (86).

31 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Outraged Over NFL Network Top-100 List”

  1. Rod Munch Says:

    2013 Luke Kuechly
    156 TKLS, 2 SACKS, 10 TFL, 4 INTs, 7 PDs, 2 QB Hits, 0 FF, 0 SAFETY


    2013 Lavonte David
    145 TKLS, 7 SACKS, 21 TFL, 5 INTs, 10 PDs, 13 QB Hits, 2 FF, 1 SAFETY

    Luke – NFL Defensive MVP
    David – Doesn’t make the Pro-Bowl

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever agreed with Ol’ Softie.

  3. Dooley Says:

    Dude has been balling out consistently since 2010, might be the most underrated Buc of all time to people who don’t follow Tampa year in and year out. Also, before you hit me with the “he’s only been in the league since 2012” look up David’s tape from his time in Nebraska under the direction of the Pelini Bros.

  4. Coburn Says:

    What I read is NFL’s top 100, while voted by peers works this way… Only maybe a third of the players vote and they’re simply asked to listen their top 20 players and get 20 points for #1, 19 for #2 etc. Which leaves a lot to be desired. It’s possible while David wasn’t in anyone’s top 20 he would have been easily in everyone’s top 50 I’d they voted that far down

  5. Buc92’ Says:

    That’s why he hit Matt Ryan like that Saturday lol… expect an upset David all season


  6. Letsbucinggo Says:

    David makes White look better than he actually is.

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    One thing about Schiano, LVD Balled out in his defense, but when Lovie My Scheme came, and it took several years for LVD to recover, from Dr Lovie’s tinkinkering with LVD in his super soft, vulnerable to any slant pass defense.

    Hey just throw 10 slant passes in a half against Lovies defense and you can score 40 by half time like the Falcons did in 2014.

    LVD was on a HOF track his first 2 years with Schiano, and had a better start to a career than Derrick Brooks.

    Maybe LVD gets in the HOF one day who knows. Hope so.

    I know people just love Schiano lol, but he did know how to play LVD in his defense.

    Now being a Head Coach in the NFL, no Schiano was in over his head.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Surely there is an Ira Podcast on horizon by now, got Big Storm beer on ice and ready lol …

  9. Joe Says:


    Recorded two last night. Production takes a while. There are a couple coming.

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    Is LVD being unfairly judged? Yes, but there’s much greater tragedies in life. The bottom line is his stats speak for themselves. He has a Super Bowl Ring, the ultimate prize. How many players that voted on this nonsense have one? A small percentage. Lavonte has made a truckload of money for his time in Tampa. I can think of 99% of the population who are worse off than LVD. Get over it.

  11. Bowles4President Says:

    I wonder if Schiano would have been a decent defensive coordinator. What completely did him in was the players not buying into the strict culture. If he was a coordinator, those culture issues wouldn’t have fallen under his jurisdiction.

    That said, Schiano likely likes being in top dog regardless if it’s pro or college.

    Makes you think though

  12. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    Awesome ty Joe

  13. Maniac Buc Says:

    Big Mac, I’m confused by the relevancy of your post???? We know this is no big life tragedy. We’re simply talking football here…

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    Great post Rod. That says it all. LVD54 is going to be great this year. Again.

  15. gotbbucs Says:

    David had the misfortune of being drafted by the Bucs in the midst of the dark ages. Crazy thing is we could have easily had both Davis and Kueckly in that draft.

  16. BigMacAttack Says:

    Schiano was the DC at Ohio State for Urban Meyer and did a great job there. He’s good with special teams too. I think he’s do a very good job as a DC in the NFL.

  17. GOB Says:

    I’ve always liked David, and he probably deserves to be on the list. Here’s the counter argument. Last year he ranked 49th in solo tackles, 150th in sacks, 28th in FF, and didn’t have an int. He’s also 31, not a spring chicken for a linebacker. I understand he was hurt last year, but that’s part of the reason he isn’t on the list. Had this list come out two years ago, he’s a no brainer top 100 player.
    I’m expecting a bounce back year for David, but he’s got a lot of miles on those wheels. I hope we aren’t witnessing the beginning of the end for a great player.

  18. Dlavid Says:

    Please give Geraldine a rest guys ! He is/was and still a loser !

  19. David Says:

    Good for GMC. Keep shouting it from the rooftops.
    That said, LVD was hurt last year and didn’t have the same year he usually does.

    The little bit we saw him in preseason – HE IS BACK! He looked fresh and fast. Expect a big year from him and White

  20. Oneilbuc Says:

    I told y’all that the media push narrative but y’all say I’m worng just because I don’t buy in to what they say.

  21. Capece is Kaput Says:

    I always like to compare David to Kuechly. Both in the same draft class but everyone was also gushing over Kuechly (1st rounder). I know they played different posistions, but if you compare just the first 8 years (because Kuechly only lasted 8 years), David is better in Games Played (121 vs 118), Interception Yards (174 vs 153), TD’s (3 vs 2), Forced Fumbles (21 vs 7!!!!), Fumble Recoveries (14 vs 9), Sacks (22.5 vs 12.5!!!!), Solo Tackles (724 vs 690), Tackles for Loss (116 vs 75!!!) and QB hits (52 vs 31!!!).
    Kuechly is better in Interceptions (18 vs 11), Passes Defensed (66 vs 45), Total Tackles (1092 vs 1008), and Assisted Tackles (402 vs 284). Even though he only played 8 years there is a lot of talk about Kuechly for the Hall of Fame. The argument that he wasn’t even the best linebacker during those 8 years is pretty good when you dive into the numbers and compare them to David. Now, David even has a Super Bowl to add to the resume but no chatter ever about the Hall of Fame other than from us die hard fans. Yeah, the spotlight did not shine on him because the Bucs stunk most of his career. But for us fans (for me, since 1978), David is #2 in Buc Linebacker History only to Brooks.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    1st post from Rod Munch nailed it.

    Lavonte has stats that are equal to if not better than all his peers- Kuechly, Bowman, Wagner, etc… yet gets none of the recognition or awards that they do.

    And yes I understand the Bucs were a sorry team for most of his career, but that’s not the case anymore!

    it’s BS. Just like so much else with the NFL…

  23. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Unfortunately, we’ve had several dark ages.

  24. SlyPirate Says:

    Vea was the bigger snub.

  25. Eric Says:

    When I saw Beckham on the list I stopped watching, lol no Chris Godwin stop it!

  26. BigMacAttack Says:

    @Maniac, yea we’re talking football. They’ve been whining about Lavonte getting snubbed since he’s been here. Why do think that is suddenly going to change now? I’m tired of hearing about it year after year after year. It is what it is. Get over it. And why is GMC whining now. Someone please call him a Waaambulance! 😂

  27. JA Says:

    By nature, a 2022 top 100 list is sheer conjecture and therefore beyond foolish. It’s like showing blank pages in Playboy Magazine of a Playmate of the Year who has yet to be born.
    “Wow, you can tell by that sonogram she is destined to be a real looker!”
    Why don’t they throw in the 2022 MVP and make it a clean sweep——a Seinfeld list based on absolutely nothing?

    Note: When I first saw this list I thought it was calculated by 2021 performances. But Joe corrected a poster who thought like me and assured us the list was for this year, a year when a single regular season game has yet to be played.

  28. T REX Says:

    Until Vea plays more snaps…he doesn’t deserve many accolades.

    Playing >50% of the snaps is basically a back up

  29. 99 55 47 20 Says:

    #54 should have been on top 100 list no doubt about it

  30. BillyBucco Says:

    That sack David had was a thing of beauty.
    Especially considering as he ages it will be more up to White to cover, which leaves David to blitz.

    He might have 8-10 this year if that continues.

  31. Natron Says:

    This story is very ironic, a guy who was totally overrated, talking about a guy who is totally underrated…….end of the road for GMC