The short answer here is “no,” but apparently this little twitter interaction between Bucs DT Gerald McCoy and Washington LB Mason Foster raised some eyebrows, and even moved CSN’s Redskins blog to write a story about it – referencing Tampa Bay fans as “greedy Bucs fans.”
It all started with a tweet that many people in this country would press send on if they’ve ever visited this particular area of the beautiful Sun Shine State.
Harmless, right? By itself, yes, but McCoy’s response to it is what got the ball rolling.
McCoy and Foster were teammates in Tampa Bay for four seasons from 2011 to 2014. As two young starters – for a team that’s motto was “Youngry,” remember that? – Foster and McCoy developed good chemistry both on and off the field as friends.
Foster then responded to McCoy by saying he was happy where he was at, in less words.
After that, one Bucs fan told Foster the team didn’t need him by letting him know, “we got Kwon,” to which Foster responded by poking fun of the old Buccaneers being blacked out on television because their attendance was so bad.
All of this was much ado about nothing as ESPN’s Jenna Laine pointed out the reason for Foster’s initial tweet that started it all is because Foster’s family lives in the area. He also has a house down in Tampa Bay himself and trains down in the area in the offseason – who wouldn’t?
So, no, Bucs fans, McCoy was not luring Foster to come back because of any kind of dissatisfaction with the linebacker play of their Kwon Alexander or Lavonte David. All this was was McCoy having a playful back-and-forth with a friend and former teammate.
But, hey, I guess we have to find something to talk about during the offseason, right, CSN Redskins?