Gerald McCoy Has A New Job

September 5th, 2023

TV guy

Batman found a new cave.

Since former Bucs stud Gerald McCoy retired last year, he must have gotten bored. Now he has a new gig, and it’s a high-profile job. And Team Glazer is one of his new (partial) employers.

The NFL announced new hires today at NFL Network. At least one is both predictable and head-scratching (what exactly has David Shaw done that he regularly lands on NFL Network?), and one is just head-scratching (Joe really likes Leslie Frazier and thinks he’s a helluva coach but the guy has a personality of wind chimes.)

GMC is a new NFL Network analyst and GMC may have taken Michael Irvin’s place on the highly-watched “NFL GameDay Morning” show.

(Irvin is still on ice from the NFL after he allegedly said something rude to a hotel employee in Arizona last year at the Super Bowl.)

Here is what the NFL sent out about GMC in a release:

McCoy (@geraldini93) will appear regularly on NFL Network’s NFL GameDay Morning Sundays at 9 AM ET, joining Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Steve Mariucci, Cynthia Frelund, Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo, Tom Pelissero and Kimmi Chex.

The third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, McCoy played 11 seasons in the NFL. After nine seasons with the Buccaneers, the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle spent one season each with the Carolina Panthers and Las Vegas Raiders before announcing his retirement in April 2023.

GMC is quite good on TV. He’s done several guest appearances on “Good Morning Football” and it seems he’s made for TV. Smart, glib, informed. Strong insight. It’s what you want in a network analyst.

Joe thinks Bucs fans will enjoy this as GMC will bring much-needed Bucs love to national broadcasts.

Joe can assure you GMC won’t be shatting all over Baker Mayfield. You know, Boomer Sooner?

38 Responses to “Gerald McCoy Has A New Job”

  1. ATrain Says:

    McSoftie tell us about football GREAT

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    GMC was always OK by me. Must have been hell to be the only D-Lineman on miserable Buc teams with pathetic coaches. Hope he does well on the NFL Network.

  3. Hammerhead Says:


  4. EternalSon Says:

    Good for McCoy!

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    Poor GMC – stuck on putrid Buc teams for 95% of his career.

    Thanks Mark Dominik…

  6. RustyRhinos Says:

    Congratulations Mr. McCoy. Should be interesting to hear your takes on fellow DTs along with defense play in general.

  7. Dwayne Cone Says:


    As far as having to play on such crappy teams. With 85 mil guaranteed earnings over his career he could afford to hire someone to lick a lot of wounds and he still got to hit people.

  8. Cleanhouse Says:

    I like wind chimes Joe.

  9. KingLDavid54 Says:

    For anyone who blames Gerald McCoy for what turned out to be the Lost Decade, please read up on the well-studied concept of learned helplessness. We all would’ve earned the same mental state as Gerald if we were repeatedly exposed to the purest, most unadulterated forms of incompetence known to man that was what turned Raymond James into the Den of Depression.

  10. go dawgs Says:

    when gmc stutters on tv, i hope that rich eisen will pick him up off the ground??

  11. Alex the Prophet Says:

    So much hate for McCoy here. Everything gets blamed on him but he was one of the best players in the bad teams we had, just got hurt too much. Imagine you getting hurt at your job after giving it your all and people attacking you.

  12. Bucswin Says:

    I like him better retired.

  13. 757Buc’em Says:

    Figured my comment would get deleted. The truth always get outcasted

  14. 757Buc’em Says:

    Thanks for proving me right 😂

  15. Chris Says:

    Cleanhouse –

    Nice try Leslie

  16. '79 Defense Says:

    Good for McCoy. I hope he knows that a lot of us fans appreciated him– and felt bad about the timing he had with being on the team during that beyond awful era.

  17. Buc50 Says:

    Never understood the hate for GMC. If your QB sucks, your team sucks. Just look at the Cardinals or Broncos.

  18. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Some y’all crazy for hating on him. 6 time pro bowler on the worst team ever n franchise history. He wasn’t no 99 but glad I got to watch him play. Him and LVD were the only bright spots on a terrible terrible team.

  19. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    Six time Pro Bowler on very bad teams. He’d be in the Hall of Fame if he was drafted by a better team. He does belong in our Ring of Honor.

  20. Bojim Says:

    Good luck!

  21. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    “TV guy”

    If that was his TV face, he’d definitely be a radio guy!

  22. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    Cleanhouse Says:
    “I like wind chimes Joe.”

    Dang, you beat me to it!

  23. Scurvy Dogs Says:

    It says a lot about some of you who are still holding onto hate for GMC.

  24. Hunter's Crack Pipe Says:

    KingLDavid54 Says:
    “For anyone who blames Gerald McCoy for what turned out to be the Lost Decade, please read up on the well-studied concept of learned helplessness.”

    Good for us that JPP isn’t down with that concept. Hardy Nickerson wasn’t buying it, either.

  25. Bigdrew58 Says:

    As a Bucs fan through and through what did he do that was good. A bad d line and he was the leader. Plays paddi cake on the line at times I was with him but his third year he got a pri bowl bid and he did not deserve it. He an the d line would bunch up and the Offense would pick up on it and corral them to together. And they would pass it all over the Buccaneers. If the play last longer than 6 seconds. It a long completion. And he told on himself. He was on a nationally televised show saying he has a quick first and after that he has nothing. You have told the whole NFL that your a one trick pony. Why you think he stays in the south, because he nows the other teams. When McCoy played use yes he got to sacks. First one we were the worst O Line and he tripped up one 1 and the old was letting people threw. If he was good why would reduce his salary if he was good?

  26. KingLDavid54 Says:

    @Hunter, Nickerson was as much of a loser as McCoy

  27. Mike C Says:

    KingLDavid54, Nickerson wasn’t smiling, laughing, dancing while he was losing. Probably why most people have a problem with GMC, I don’t, but Nickerson was a different level of competitor by far.

  28. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    So softie can talk about batman and losing cuz he didn’t win shizz in the nfl

  29. Jeff’s grandpa Says:

    Hardy played for some winning teams with Bucs and jaguars mcsoftie never sniffed a playoff game

  30. Rod Munch Says:

    He’s no Warren Sapp when it comes to TV, but he does have a personality, which is more than can be said for most people nowadays on TV — not that I’d ever bother to watch these God awful boring fake hot take shows.

  31. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I hear the camera adds 10 lbs to your gums.
    This is gonna be ugly, but we all know Ol’ Softie still gonna be havin some fun.

  32. Natron Says:

    The Cancer93 show!

  33. unbelievable Says:

    Bunch of a losers in here hating on the guy b/c he was drafted during the Lost Decade and ya’ll (naively) thought he was gonna be the next Sapp, even though their games were completely different, even in college.

    Quick: name all the defensive ends that played here alongside him, and then post their stats…

  34. Mike Johnson Says:

    Good for McCoy. He is a personable guy. But Leslie Frazier? Come on man.

  35. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Oh unbelievable…………

    There’s a plethora of reasons to hate on Softie that don’t involve his draft position/timing or his lack of Sappness.

  36. garro Says:

    Hope he doesn’t turn to the dark side Joe.
    Like Simms and the other former Buc headline seakers.

    Go Bucs!

  37. Toad Bowels Says:

    McCoy for Ring of Honor but not a HOF career.

  38. Toad Bowels Says:

    Suh was a dirty player but has a shot at HOF