Ah, the joys of the offseason –where every social media post, tweet and quote is scrutinized with a fine tooth comb.
Unfortunately for the Bucs, the offseason came sooner than fans would have liked, but there is large buzz going around the Tampa Bay community and even around the league with the hiring of new head coach Bruce Arians.
And with the offseason comes the speculation of who stays and who goes.
This week Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy sent out a tweet that got some attention. McCoy has been the subject of plenty of that speculation since the season ended. Carrying a $13 million dollar cap hit in 2019, for the team with not much cap space, it is only natural for the question to be posed – will McCoy be back in Tampa Bay next season? Even McCoy himself doesn’t know the answer.
A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it.
— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) January 17, 2019
If McCoy is indeed released he will have plenty of suitors. Browns fans have been vocal in their desire to have McCoy and even a couple of Eagles player hinted he would be welcomed in the City of Brotherly Love.
🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣 tell emm https://t.co/yLfdeUWBg6
— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) January 18, 2019
👀sounds like he’s trying to come northeast…just saying pic.twitter.com/bh2l5IhWqS
— Brandon Brooks (@bbrooks_79) January 18, 2019
How it all plays out is still up and the air and a decision that general manager Jason Licht, with some input from Arians, will be made soon enough.
In the meantime, let the social media cryptic tweets and posts drive conversation and debate.
Ah, the joys of the offseason.