Gerald McCoy And Tony Dungy Say Bucs Have The Edge

January 16th, 2023

The massive ESPN contingent in Tampa today included six-time Buccaneers Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

McCoy loves his Buccaneers and doesn’t hide it. He was wearing a Lee Roy Selmon jersey on the set of First Dump with Cowboys Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim.

There McCoy told Irvin that all his barking about the Cowboys being ready to win big make him “sound like an old school player trying to get your ’79 [Honda] Civic to start.”

Irvin shot back at McCoy saying that take reminds him of Tom Brady’s 2022 offense — struggling, struggling and struggling.

McCoy, who Joe knows still talks to various Bucs players, believes the Bucs have legitimate momentum behind them including coming out and scoring fast in Atlanta last week before starters were pulled. He says that’s critical and includes the return of Ryan Jensen in that upswing, whereas he thinks Dallas is coming off its worst game — one they needed to win.

Irvin is all-in on his beloved Cowboys, but he acknowledged the “deficiencies” in their secondary. That concerns Irvin but he thinks the Cowboys pass rush will win in the end.

After all the hollering, Father Dungy joined the set and things got more normal — and boring.

Dungy said he gives the Bucs the edge tonight strictly from a mental standpoint because of all the negativity surrounding Dallas he thinks will weigh on their team. And he likes how the Bucs are getting key players back in the lineup, and how that should enhance the roster’s focus.

21 Responses to “Gerald McCoy And Tony Dungy Say Bucs Have The Edge”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    So…..softie McCoy said we’ll win…..please don’t jinx this team

  2. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I hope the Bucs play with the fire of the underdogs mentality…….we need that 🔥

  3. mark2001 Says:

    McCoy gave a lot of blood, sweat and effort to this team. Was he a born inspirational leader? Don’t think so. Some guys have that and some don’t. But give the guy credit. He wasn’t among the dozen or so high round draft pick busts over the years. He wasn’t Suh in his prime. But he played well for us most years.

  4. HC Grover Says:

    I think Bucs can win if the coach can reduce his blunders.The normal Bowzo Plan calls for the Bucs to be behind between 4 and 7 points to start the 4th qtr and Brady to then pull his butt out of the fire.

  5. CoryC Says:

    With all the talk of Jensen returning, Cowboys also got much healthier for this game, adding an absolute stud on defence, Vander Esch, and the return of their starting C, Biadasz. It’s going to be a close game.

  6. #8's Ghost Says:

    TB12 is now officially willing to take hits; it’s the post season.
    Jensen gives a fraction of a second longer to throw.
    Jensen gives a few extra inches for Lenny to run through.
    Bucs score 30+ in a win.
    May be 29 to 31, but Bucs win.

  7. Redeemer Says:

    Bucs should take the home underdog role and run with it. I think Dallas is as fraudulent as Minnesota. If they win the flip, I say take the ball. Imperative they get ahead early. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been drinking since 1pm. Bucs will win. I’ve bet a considerable amount. GOAT, don’t let me down.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    It’s all gonna come down to which o-line and which d-line is more dominant.

    Simple as that.

    Go Bucs!

  9. Jack Clark Says:

    Don’t let me down Leftwich, can’t wait to rub this W in your critics faces

  10. fwfan Says:

    A few unbiased opinions..

  11. fwfan Says:

    Wonder who Troy Aikmen and Michael Irvin are picking.

  12. ClwJB Says:

    don’t care how, just win Bucs

    After watching 5 crazy games this weekend, nothing can be a surprise tonight

    1-4 on dirt, never won a playoff in the blue jersey, TB is 7-0 in his career against them, Jensen is BACK! – whatever one works!!!!!!

  13. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    That settles it. I’m convinced.

  14. Chris Stewart Says:

    Best GMC quote ever, sorry Ben let me help you up

  15. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    I’ll state the obvious. All the Bucs have to do, is score more points than the Cowboys. Everything else is just noise.

  16. SlyPirate Says:


    Say what you will but GMC loves the Bucs and seems like a great guy

  17. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I am Facebook Friends with Chidi Ahanatou who is flying in from California for this game.
    Chidi says we win tonight, and has posted unflattering Memes Of Dak Prescott on Facebook all week long.
    Chidi thinks Bowles will have several blitzes that Prescott has not seen before, to make him uncomfortable.

  18. Winky Says:

    McCoy was asked to be the face of a dumpster fire and he did it the best he could.

    Good guy, good player.

  19. Roc Says:


  20. Natron Says:

    Gerald McCoy, at $100 million, probably the worst return on investment this team has ever had

  21. Colton Says:

    Well we got destroyed this aged well