The odds have seemed to be stacked against Gerald McCoy returning back to the Bucs as both the season and draft comes closer. Jason Licht has been non committal about plans for him and head coach Bruce Arians said he needs more time to evaluate him, all while McCoy has been absent from the Bucs optional team practices.

With that said, there is still someone that believes he will remain on the team this season.

Appearing on the Ronnie and T-Kras show on 95.3 WDAE, former Bucs general manager Mark Dominik expressed his thoughts that McCoy will be a Buc when the regular season comes around. Dominik has a history with McCoy, as he drafted him back in 2010.

“I don’t think they’ll trade Gerald McCoy,” Dominik said. “I don’t think they’ll be in that position unless they find Quinnen Williams as a guy that can be a feature for them as an interior pass rusher or if Ed Oliver is the guy they really, really, want to have. But I think Gerald is there for one more season and then they probably part ways.”

Dominik went on to say that he thinks McCoy’s feeling were hurt by the Bucs indecisiveness about him, and that he’s ultimately just listening to his agent. Speculation continues to grow that Tampa Bay will try to package McCoy in a trade during the draft, shedding them of the $13 million they owe him this season.

You can listen to the full interview here:
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-ronnie-and-tkras-27091375/episode/former-tampa-bay-bucs-gm-doubts-30872173/

 

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BucRy

But how? We still need money to sign our draft picks..where will that money come from?

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cgmaster27

Bucry, exactly, we cant afford him. I think there is a 0 % chance McCoy is here next year.

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surferdudes

Not sure who’s been the bigger moron, or worst G.M., Licht, or Dom. Even if they wanted him Dom, which they don’t, they certainly need the cap space, and simply can’t afford him. I know he was your draft darling, but he sure never captained any good defenses in Tampa for you, and I don’t think B.A. believes he’ll do it for him.

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calibucsfan16

Dominik was a terrible GM. Unfortunately, Licht is the best GM we’ve had since McKay. Licht is 10x better than Allen and Dominik

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Buc-Up

It’s been over six years since the Bucs fired him. He hasn’t landed a job with any other teams’ personnel or scouting department, which were his roots. Not one of his old co-workers has hired him in the Good Ole Boy Network of the NFL, which constantly recycles GM’s and coaches.
That’s pretty telling what the NFL thinks of him!

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BigSombrero

At least if McCoy stays, we’ll all get a front row seat to Arians chewing him out week after week, while criticizing his “football”. That would be entertaining and worth $13 million Glazer bucks!!

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FLBoy84

Love how guys like Dominik and Lombardi are hired as “experts” by the networks yet they can’t find a team willing to hire them to make the actual meaningful picks to shape a franchise. Very telling lol

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Buc76

Yea Dominik the guy who signed Revis to a 16 million dollar rehab stint down in Florida..the guy who put Derrick Brooks the best Buc of all time who had gas left in the tank on the street like he meant nothing to the Bucs and the city of Tampa….Dominik knows nothing. he cant get another GM job. Nobody will hire him

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BigSombrero

I like Mark Dominik and understand his point. He’s saying the Bucs will keep McCoy if they don’t replace him. Didn’t he get the memo about Vita Vea being drafted last year to replace McCoy?

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GrayBalls

Well, as of right now, he is a Buccaneer. Also, he is not the only option for finding cap relief. If he were to restructure, the team could part ways with Gholston and a few depth guys to have the needed space to sign the draftees. I don’t see that happening, nor would I champion such a movement. I am just saying that is one of the many possibilities. Tomorrow night cannot get here fast enough

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Brandonges

Well I think that seals it, he’s a goner

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Dman

$13 million, Mark. $13 million…..

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BucWonder

If we draft replacements for Gholston, Dotson, and Ryan Smith, that’s enough cap room to sign the rookies. I’m not saying we will do this, I’m pointing out that there are ways to create the cap space. Remember we don’t need the cap space to draft the rookies. We need it when the rookies sign contracts several weeks after the draft. No hurry here. Let’s see how it plays out. Right now McCoy is a Buc.

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Horse

Looks like Dom is still in dream world.

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drdneast

Dummynik, where do the Bucs go to get all that money they need to sign their draft picks?
I think Licht is a better GM than Dummynik, but not by much. Also better than the team of Gruden and Allen, the duo that excelled in dropping Aaron Rogers draft plunge by realizing we had the great Chris Simms on the team.We also didn’t even consider Drew Brees for the same reason.

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sunshineben

let the record show Licht has the worst record on any bucs gm including Dom !! Why is Licht still employed ??

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drdneast

Everyone seems to wonder who will replace McCoy on the line but I have news for them if they can count.
The Bucs are going to a 3-4 defense, That means three down lineman, two DE’s and a NT. NT is Vea’s position. McCoy’s replacement is already here.

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Erik Jager

Don’t trust this claim. BucRy is absolute corrected about signing their draft picks. About 8 million. Brate or Gerald or Gholston with several others must be gone. The amount of pre-draft BS is overwhelming. The NFL channel or other media outlet lap it up without real questioning the validity. The NFL draft has become a game in itself.

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BucRy

@bucwonder that sounds nice and all, but you’re relying on 3 rookies to come in be able to perform better than the 3 they would replace..it’s possible, but less than likely that would happen..it doesn’t make sense to bet on rookies like that.

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scubog

It might be a “slim” chance that McCoy remains, but it’s not completely out of the question. Remember, the cap only needs to be met in September, not Saturday evening. Plus, none of us are looking at Mike Greenberg’s Excel spreadsheet for other ways to “balance the budget”. Lots of ways to move money. I suspect there are few trade partners and Licht just doesn’t want to release an asset without at least some compensation. No, GMC isn’t the player he was and even then, as Sombrero noted, there were few signature plays, but #93 is still pretty good. Perhaps… Read more »