At or near vet minimum? Absolutely, but only under that condition.
With or without Suh. Hopefully with, because Suh has been excellent value for us imo. I wouldn’t expect Gerald to have that impact, or be reliably available. We’ve got other backups like Nacho and McLendon also not signed. We need cheap depth. I’ll take a long look at anyone willing to play on the cheap.
I would prefer not to but for the sake of argument, let’s say it happens. He’d have to take a back seat, and I mean like way back in the cab of the truck, to the newer guys. This D belongs to White, JPP, Davis, etc and McCoy would have to get on board with that. He wouldn’t be counted on as a leader anymore. Do your job, give advice about hand usage or whatever, but you’re not a captain. You don’t even get pregame hype speeches. This team isn’t the one you left.
My only concern would be if he’s too injury prone at this age. Even if he’s a backup, when you sign certain guys you don’t sign another guy. If he’s injured that’s a hole that will need to be filled with some guy off a practice squad.
I appreciate that he wants to come back, but I am sure that is mostly because he would have a chance for a ring. I’m not sure he could add enough to make it worth it, and was part of the old culture that we would all like to forget, lol.
Hard pass for me. He was the most overrated Buc of all time. I feel he is partially responsible for how underrated LVD’s career has been. Lavontae has always been the better player but because he didn’t dress up like Batman or drive an ice cream truck to practice, the media didn’t pay him any attention.
Vet min and depth maybe I’d bring him back. I feel like there are better options out there tho and feel like it would be done just to bring back a guy for the sake of bringing him back. I mean let’s just bring suh back?
I would take it back as a rotation player for the league minimum. If healthy he might be a upgrade to Noches. I think Suh would put him in check with the clownish things that he does. McCoy may develop a mean streak playing along side Suh, Vea and Paul. Nevertheless, I say keep him off the team because of the way he acted when he left the team.
For veteran minimum maybe? Even then, he doesn’t fit this scheme. Bowles asks the DL to play multiple gaps, McCoy doesn’t have the strength to play in this defense. He’s a quick 3-tech with good burst in his prime, there’s a reason Bowles decided to sign Suh instead of retain McCoy.
Nothing against McCoy, but as SR stated, there’s a certain amount of drama that he brings and that may not be a good fit with the new winning attitude this organization has. Maybe after the dust settles, but it should be a buyers market for the Bucs.