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.
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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.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com