Despite having $13 million in non guaranteed money for his salary next season, Gerald McCoy will be staying on the Bucs according to a published report on Friday.

Rick Stroud has reported that coach Bruce Arians and company like what they see on his tape, and believe he will fit well in Todd Bowles’ defensive scheme.

McCoy and his contract is one of the biggest questions this offseason for the salary strapped Bucs. Having only $16 million in salary cap room after cutting Vinny Curry, McCoy was speculated by many to be traded or released because of the amount of money he was about to receive.

Now entering his 10th year, McCoy is the longest tenured Buc on the roster. He has been through (if you include Arians and his staff) five head coaches and seven defensive coordinators in that time, continuously adjusting his defensive assignment during that process.

McCoy himself has said that it doesn’t really matter where you play, as long as you can play the game of football:

McCoy was a team captain for six straight years from 2012-2017, and was a game day captain during the 2018 season after Kwon Alexander went out for the year.

He had six sacks and 28 tackles in 14 games last season, and has notched 54.5 sacks and 218 tackles in his career.

Note: PewterReport.com as been unable to confirm the report.

82 COMMENTS

  1. Great news that we’re keeping a great athlete and a great person!

    +40
    -5
    Rating: +35. From 45 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Here’s the highlights of the last game of the year vs. Atlanta(6-9) in Tampa(5-10). Empty stands of course.

      Watch #93. I challenge you to say he’s great after watching this DISMAL performance. He got ran all over by TEVIN COLEMAN and missed at least 5 tackles from JUST THE HIGHLIGHTS. Matt Ryan had no pressure from Geraldini93.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52JqOq6zeNA

      I can pull up ANY game from last year and watch McCoy put forth a shitty effort.

      If this coaching staff thinks he’s gonna be a force and lead this defense to greatness, we’re in for another long year of excuses and bad defense.

      +24
      -29
      Rating: -5. From 53 votes.
      Please wait...
      • I found this video of McCoy’s highlights as a Buccaneer.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esQvBtxcfFc

        +5
        -25
        Rating: -20. From 30 votes.
        Please wait...
        • If you can find a better highlight video, please share!!

          +3
          -20
          Rating: -17. From 23 votes.
          Please wait...
          • I went through the “Most Impressive” List from every game of this season. I wanted to see what the PR staff graded players.

            JPP 9 appearances
            Carl Nassib 6 appearances
            Vita Vea 4 appearances

            GMC- 0 with one honorable mention week c vs Philly Week 2
            Vinny Curry- 0 with one honorable mention vs NO week 1
            Beau Allen 0

            Buckner was interviewed half way through the season and called the linemen “average” except for JPP and Vea.

            Vs. Atlanta week 5 – GMC was on the “Most Disappointing”

            WHat the HELL are the new coaches seeing? Walter Peyton Man of the Year? Glazers being blackmailed by GMC?

            +10
            -10
            Rating: 0. From 20 votes.
            Please wait...
      • I guess you know better than Arians and Bowles, don’t you?

        +14
        -7
        Rating: +7. From 21 votes.
        Please wait...
        • Yep. And I know better than:

          HC/DC Raheem Morris, DL coach Todd Wash(2010),
          Morris, DL coaches Stretz/Millard(2011),
          HC Schiano, DC Sheridan, DL Melvin, Front 7 coach Brian Cox(2012-2013)
          HC Lovie, DC Frasier, DL Cullen (2014)
          HC/DC Lovie, DC Frasier, DL Cullen, DL Spicer (2015)
          HC Koetter, DC Smith, DL Hays, DL Spicer (2016-17)
          HC Koetter, DC Smith, DC Duffner, DL Buckner, DL Spicer (2018)

          The question is, how do you NOT know better than these winning coaches whose careers crashed after taking jobs in Tampa!!!

          +8
          -18
          Rating: -10. From 26 votes.
          Please wait...
        • BigSombrero is freaking out on a drunk triad (that he has admitted to in posting below; see I have been drinking since 6:30). They need GMC for one more year. They need a RG, S, CB, RB, OT, or LB worse. But after the end of this year, they could be looking at entire DL missing. JPP, GMC, Nassib, Allen and others could all be gone at once in 2020.

          +2
          -2
          Rating: 0. From 4 votes.
          Please wait...
    • Boy if the 76Buc is for real, you have seen some sh.t! I agree that GMC is needed for one more year though.

      0
      -2
      Rating: -2. From 2 votes.
      Please wait...
      • Original season ticket holder and masochist extraordinair SR1000. Yep, we need 1 more year from GMC.

        +1
        0
        Rating: +1. From 1 vote.
        Please wait...
  2. I’m indifferent about McCoy. Don’t have strong opinion either way but I think they would be better off using the money elsewhere but he’s good DT and has some gas left in tank. The d line was starting to perform better so perhaps another year or so would be best to keep him for now.

    +19
    -2
    Rating: +17. From 21 votes.
    Please wait...
  3. Good for McCoy!!! One less hole to fill on defense. Got to get to the QB and McCoy would be better than a rookie but it will cost us. This surely means DJax has to go for cap space. Now add a stud safety and guard in FA and draft a right tackle. Probably not a good sign for Kwon unless he is going to take 1 yr prove it deal. Maybe Licht can find another LB gem in the 4th round or maybe we sign a hybrid LB/SS in FA.

    +9
    -5
    Rating: +4. From 14 votes.
    Please wait...
    • I’ll believe it when I see it. I still think there’s a better than 50% chance they trade McCoy, and this announcement is to butter-up potential trade partners as much as it is anything else. Of course, if they restructure McCoy’s deal to free-up cap space, I’ll be less skeptical.

      +17
      -3
      Rating: +14. From 20 votes.
      Please wait...
  4. It’s the right move even if u really don’t like the move! Would have liked him to take a pay cut… but it is what it is. McCoy will be in the Ring of Honor one day.

    +22
    -5
    Rating: +17. From 27 votes.
    Please wait...
  5. This means DJax is gone fo sure! Need that cap space that he takes up and he really showed his true colors last year… even though in the right offense I think he can be productive, just not ours!

    +18
    -1
    Rating: +17. From 19 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Not so fast. Arians has said he wants to keep DJax.

      +4
      -17
      Rating: -13. From 21 votes.
      Please wait...
      • Don’t beleive me? How about Bruce Arians? Here you go!

        http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001009791/article/bruce-arians-wants-desean-jackson-back-in-tampa

        +2
        -17
        Rating: -15. From 19 votes.
        Please wait...
      • Okay, where are the Bucs going to find money to: (1) pay Winston his $20 mil, pay Smith $12-$14 mil, keep DJax and McCoy? Oh, and let’s not forget Alexander, whether it’s a 1-yr prove it deal or long-term? Cut a bunch of other players, and you’ve got lots of holes to fill and only 6 draft picks at this point, plus they need to acquire 1-2 FA vets for the secondary. Tyran Mattheiu might give his old bosses a discount, but it won’t be that big of a discount. Otherwise, they’ll just be signing a bunch of JAGs to fill those holes.

        Licht and crew really have their work cut out for them over the next several months

        +5
        -2
        Rating: +3. From 7 votes.
        Please wait...
        • There were teams that wanted DJax at the deadline last year and he publicly stated his desire to be traded. Did they trade him? Nope.

          I will believe he is traded when I see it. Oakland is really the perfect trade but BA wants him and his offense features a speed threat. Bowles wants GMC. Its suicide if you ask me, but you aint asking…

          Here are some players they can cut instead to make room for GMC, DJax, Matthieu, backup QB, K, P, CB, Rookies…

          Allen(5m), David(9.75m), Benenoch(2.04m), Anger(3m), Dotson(4.8m), Brate(7m), Golston(3.75m), JPP(14.7) and Unrein(2.75m)

          Thats 52.79m to spend on these guys:

          Tyrann (8m/year)
          Veteran CB(8m)
          New Punter(1m)
          Matt Bryant (4m)
          LT Smith or other veteran(14m)
          Drew Stanton QB (4m)
          2019 Rookie pool (9.5m)
          New LB’s x 2(0-rookies)
          New RT (0-rookie)
          New RG (0-rookie)
          New RB (0-rookie)
          New DT (0-rookie)
          New TE (0-Undrafted FA)

          That’s 48.5m to reshape the team with vets and rookies. That leaves 4.29m for in-season signings.

          +1
          -13
          Rating: -12. From 14 votes.
          Please wait...
          • Licht and the former head coach did not trade Jackson for they were not thinking about the future. They were only thinking about their immediate jobs. One survived and one did not. Of course it would have made sense to trade Jackson before the deadline. But, when you are so desperate to not get fired in the immediate future you are not thinking about the 2019 off season.

            +7
            0
            Rating: +7. From 7 votes.
            Please wait...
    • Djax is not the type of receiver Winston can get the ball to. Djax knows it. Arians does not know it. Djax gone will save 10 million. And it would be mutual for all parties involved. Arians will come to know it after a few more meetings with Jackson. In an interview on the carpet Arians stated it was up to Jackson and that he was going to have another meeting with him about it. Arians was already transitioning to that point. I think they are holding out until the end before cutting Jackson to try to do a last minute trade; even if it is only for a 7th round pick. When it does not happen they will cut Jackson at the last minute.

      +2
      0
      Rating: +2. From 2 votes.
      Please wait...
  6. I know a lot of people will cringe at the fact that McCoy is getting so much money at his age and all, but he has been with us for a long time and at one point being one of only few buc players that was respected around the league, there’s no denying that he has also been a great human being and community contributor so I look at this as a respect thing by the front office…Obviously, the money could have been nice to have, but we have a veteran back on the defensive line and if Arians and Bowles believe that he has something to give left in the tank, then I am more than happy to support this.

    +22
    -7
    Rating: +15. From 29 votes.
    Please wait...
    • They have too many holes to fill in too many other areas. They save 15 million by cutting Jackson, Unrein, and Benenoch. Two suck and one wants to leave. That move doubles their current cap space from 15 million to 30 million. If you want to franchise Smith for 14 million you can and still have around 16 million to work with. There is a whole array of backup LBs and DLs that I do not know what to do with. The big three LBs Kwon, Beckwith, and David are obvious. God only knows about all the other backup LBs on the roster. When you are bringing back Devante Bond that is not a good sign.

      +1
      0
      Rating: +1. From 1 vote.
      Please wait...
  7. Good. Never should have even been a question whether or not to keep him. He’s still one of the best players on our D and hopefully the new scheme will free him up to rack up some numbers instead of him being the guy in the trenches.

    +15
    -5
    Rating: +10. From 20 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Ummmm, he plays in the trenches. That’s where all defensive tackles play.

      EXCUSE CANNON : PREPARE TO FIRE!!

      “Hopefully the new scheme will free him up to rack up some numbers instead of him being a guy in the trenches.”

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      +6
      -7
      Rating: -1. From 13 votes.
      Please wait...
  8. I feel like McCoy would be willing to restructure his deal to be secured in finishing his career here. He will have more success in Bowles Defense. Knowing this year is deep at DT, if we could get his salary down aroun 8-9 mil avg but get his salary around 6 mil this year with 2 year guaranteed it would be a great deal for us and mean we don’t need to draft DT high. And while everyone else will be drafting Dline early, if we can get a Veteran CB in FA, we can draft a Stud LB and Oline in the first 2 picks.

    +6
    -4
    Rating: +2. From 10 votes.
    Please wait...
  9. Warren Sapp was know as the “QB Killa”.

    Geraldini is known as the “Coach Killa”. The unquestioned leader of some of the worst defenses of all time, not only Bucs history, but NFL history.

    He sucks. Oh well, there’s always next next next year. Looking forward to 2020 draft and ANOTHER top 5 pick.

    +11
    -26
    Rating: -15. From 37 votes.
    Please wait...
    • I’m convinced. BAB and BigSombrero are one and the same person.

      +6
      -2
      Rating: +4. From 8 votes.
      Please wait...
      • I use puntuation and brains DICK!

        +6
        -6
        Rating: 0. From 12 votes.
        Please wait...
      • Im still waiting for any poster on here to show some evidence of GMC’s greatness. Ok. He’s nice. I get it. You like him! You really, really like him! And you’re very sensitive to firing nice midwestern boys just because they’re not very good at their job. Ok, fine. But I hope you don’t mind losing. He is a long serving Captain that has compiled a 52-92 record over 2 GMs, 5 HCs, and & DCs. But its not him even though he is always falling down, missing tackles, getting pancaked, etc.

        He has never lead this defense to any prominence or dominance. Keeping him means he has to play. That means the offense better put up a shit ton of points if they want to win. I have ZERO confidence in the defense if any opposing offense has the ball last and needs a score to win.

        His twitter handle is Geraldini93 = Gerald + Houdini + 93 because he disappears in games and has 93million in the bank.

        +6
        -8
        Rating: -2. From 14 votes.
        Please wait...
        • I as well like gerald but agree wholeheartedly with you. I’m kind of shocked hes back. Especially for the kind of money hes getting. Way too much for a guy producing how he is at this point in his career.

          +6
          -3
          Rating: +3. From 9 votes.
          Please wait...
  10. Should have traded him before last year’s draft.

    In all his time with the Bucs, I’ve NEVER seen this guy show up in the 4th Qtr or have an impact on the outcome of a game. Total waste of $13m.

    +14
    -11
    Rating: +3. From 25 votes.
    Please wait...
  11. I’m fine with him coming back. But they really need to restructure his deal so they can add a few pieces around him on defense

    +11
    -7
    Rating: +4. From 18 votes.
    Please wait...
  12. Good move. This defense didn’t need any more holes.

    +10
    -6
    Rating: +4. From 16 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Good move?? GREAT MOVE!!

      This nearly guarantees Tampa will have the #1 overall pick in the 2020 draft which should be very strong at the QB position! A look ahead to a year from now after the 2019 disaster:

      Licht Fired. Hooray!
      BA retires again. Leftwich/Bowles fired. What were we thinking?! Hooray!
      Winston not resigned. Hooray!
      D. Smith not resigned. Hooray!
      Geraldini cut. Hooray!
      D.Jax not resigned. Hooray!
      Dotson retires. Hooray!
      Jensen cut. Hooray!

      Charlie Campbell at WalterFootball agrees kindof…
      http://walterfootball.com/draft2020.php

      +3
      -14
      Rating: -11. From 17 votes.
      Please wait...
      • The TUA Sweepstakes has just begun!

        +1
        -8
        Rating: -7. From 9 votes.
        Please wait...
        • Does it ever get tiring being an insufferable asshole?

          +1
          -1
          Rating: 0. From 2 votes.
          Please wait...
          • You didn’t laugh at any of these posts? And then name calling?

            Does it ever get tiring being a humorless, vapid, boorish dud?

            +3
            0
            Rating: +3. From 3 votes.
            Please wait...
          • Sorry, I’ll translate…stuffy, dull, uncivilized loser.

            +1
            -1
            Rating: 0. From 2 votes.
            Please wait...
      • Grow up

        0
        0
        No votes yet.
        Please wait...
  13. I’m fine with him coming back too. Whether there is any type of restructure or not is of little consequence now. A restructure can be done anytime during the year if need be. And the Bucs have Mike Greenberg , one of the best capologist in the NFL. I trust the Bucs to navigate the off season whitewater! What I’m trying to figure out is why is FS Tyrann Mathieu applauding the move? Stay tuned Buc fans. lol.

    +20
    -3
    Rating: +17. From 23 votes.
    Please wait...
    • I agree mac, McCoy has played many years when he had very little help on that D-line. He has constantly looked at double teams and most teams have to game plan around him. You don’t get selected to the number of Pro Bowls he’s gone to by your peers for being a loser. The guy with the film need only focus on other players who for one reason or another are away from the play, or miss an occasional tackle. In other words it’s easy to point out an occasional flaw in player if you really try, He should point out the many plays that McCoy has blown-uo for losses over the years. I could care less if he takes a restructured contract, he has earned his salary for 9 years for playing under multiple coaches and limited support. Fans who know their football appreciate GMC.

      +5
      -2
      Rating: +3. From 7 votes.
      Please wait...
      • I understand why some fans feel the way they do. But I have to trust the new coaching staff. I can’t ask for BA to be hired and before the first snap is made second guess his decisions. Time will tell. If he doesn’t meet expectations, the Bucs can cancel the contract immediately with no ramifications. They are in the driver’s seat. They really don’t need to rush anything now. I’m not suggesting the Bucs do this, but when would be the best time to negotiate a restructure? Now or the first week of the season when rosters have been set? Or just cut him now and have him sign with another NFC South team? Please! The Bucs know what they are doing!

        +4
        0
        Rating: +4. From 4 votes.
        Please wait...
        • The Bucs know what they’re doing? Yes. Thelma and Louise also knew what they were doing.

          0
          -3
          Rating: -3. From 3 votes.
          Please wait...
        • One more screw up draft like last years draft the GM could be gone and the coaching staff could be the ones still remaining.

          0
          -1
          Rating: -1. From 1 vote.
          Please wait...
  14. Culture change huh???

    +3
    -9
    Rating: -6. From 12 votes.
    Please wait...
    • The definition of insanity is…

      +5
      -15
      Rating: -10. From 20 votes.
      Please wait...
      • You’re not lying ! I don’t get what the obsession is with McCoy.

        +5
        -6
        Rating: -1. From 11 votes.
        Please wait...
  15. For all the fans of Aaron Donald who were mad that the Bucs didn’t draft him in 2014 when Lovie Smith took over and they took Mike Evans instead, consider this: They couldn’t take Donald because Lovie was very happy with what the Bucs had in GMC.

    Was Lovie and Licht right? Let’s compare their careers…

    In 5 years with the Rams, Aaron Donald has started 74/78 games he participated in. This does not include the 2 games missed from injury.
    He has 59.5 sacks and never less than 8.0 sacks in a season.
    He has 263 tackles, 97 tackles for a loss, 13 forced fumbles and 149 QB hits.

    In Geraldini’s 9 year career with Tampa, he has started 123/123 games he played in. This doesn’t include the 21 games missed from injury.
    McCoy has 54.5 sacks with 5 years of 6.0 sacks or less(1.0 was his low).
    He has 296 tackles, 79 TFL’s, 6 FF’s and 140 QB hits.

    So Aaron Donald has played in 45 less games, yet he has 5.0 more sacks, 18 more TFLs, 7 more FFs, and 9 more QB hits. McCoy has 36 more tackles.

    Donald has a cap number of 17.1 million in 2019.
    McCoy has a cap number of 13 million in 2019.

    +6
    -14
    Rating: -8. From 20 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Fire up the MCCOY EXCUSE CANNON Buccaneer fans!

      Lets show this new coaching staff how its done! I hope they’re fast learners because they’ll be fired soon!

      Greatest Hits Include:

      “He gets double teamed! Triple teamed! QUADRUPLE TEAMED!!”

      “He has to learn a new scheme every year!! Sometimes in mid season when the coordinator is fired!”

      “He doesn’t have any good players around him!”

      “Offensive coordinators are staying up all night game planning against (just)him!”

      “It’s (insert GM name here) fault!”

      “It’s (insert coaches name here) fault!”

      “It’s (insert division rival team name here) fault! They are better than us!”

      “It’s not McCoy’s fault! He was playing hurt!”

      “Its not McCoy’s fault! He was playing without his coke-bottle glasses! He couldn’t see!”

      “It’s not McCoy’s fault! He was playing against (insert any offensive lineman, including Jeremy Zuttah)!”

      +10
      -15
      Rating: -5. From 25 votes.
      Please wait...
      • For most of his career he has been playing up there by himself on a bad team and still making many pro bowls. Until JPP showed up they have had to be creative to get any sacks besides what GMC was getting. It is true GMC is on a downward slide but one more year makes sense. When this year is over…Ohhh Nelly! JPP, GMC, Nassib, Allen, Spence all could be gone. I wonder if Licht is ever going to figure out how to field an OL and a DL in one year. He has been at it for a few years now. Can there be one year with a decent OL or DL, much less both at the same time?

        +2
        -3
        Rating: -1. From 5 votes.
        Please wait...
    • Apples and Oranges comparison. Hell Evans could end up being Licht’s greatest pick for his entire time as a GM at the BUCs. Winston is not the most accurate or precise QB. There is no telling how many times the tall basketball receiver Evans has saved Winston’s day. If you are good, you can draft Evans and still do something about both lines, especially when you are on the job for 5 years, Licht. Copied from Wiki:

      Licht was officially introduced at One Buc Place on January 23, 2014. In his first news conference, Licht talked about his philosophy: “Our philosophy is going to be to build through the draft. That’s where we find our stars. That’s where we find the next generation. But also in the short term and long term we’re going to supplement our roster through free agency” “But we’re going to look for value. We’re going to spend wisely.”

      Some of that he has done. A whole lot he has not done.

      0
      0
      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  16. Compare the draft picks, Evans or Donald. Both have excelled. There is a reason McCoy has been selected to many pro bowls.

    +12
    -2
    Rating: +10. From 14 votes.
    Please wait...
    • The reason McCoy was voted to the ProBowl is the same reason Kim Kardashian has a net worth of 200 million.
      Fans are idiots.

      +3
      -8
      Rating: -5. From 11 votes.
      Please wait...
      • Ive been drinking many drinks tonight. Started at 6:30. Bummed about this awful news as a lifelong Bucs fan. Pardon my obtuse comparison to a socialite who has little value to the world other than nude pics and videos.

        +5
        -7
        Rating: -2. From 12 votes.
        Please wait...
        • Her backside is legendary! Nice thick rich hair as well! She is not paid to be real!

          0
          -1
          Rating: -1. From 1 vote.
          Please wait...
    • They need him one more year. You can get nearly 15 million in savings by cutting Jackson, Unrein, and Benenoch. Two of them suck and one is not working out. There is your franchise tag for Smith.

      0
      -2
      Rating: -2. From 2 votes.
      Please wait...
  17. Great News love GMC!

    +6
    -5
    Rating: +1. From 11 votes.
    Please wait...
  18. What are with all these positive comments. Has anyone watched the games? I don’t care what the stats say. He isn’t worth the money and he’s a big pussy. Always rolling around on ground after plays, coming back in and going out. He gets “hurt” just about every play. I can not think of one time in his career he has taken over a game or made a meaningful play at a critical part of the game. I want people on this team that hate to loose like Kwon. Geraldine doesn’t care you can see it all over his losing face.

    +10
    -4
    Rating: +6. From 14 votes.
    Please wait...
    • BucNnole: If you’re interested, I put together a compilation of GMC’s greatest plays. Admittedly, it’s only about 2 minutes long, but I think you’ll enjoy it!

      +3
      -7
      Rating: -4. From 10 votes.
      Please wait...
    • He ain’t no Sapp, but damn dude he is better than what you are saying!

      +3
      -4
      Rating: -1. From 7 votes.
      Please wait...
  19. Terrible decision if true. Especially if there is no restructuring of his deal. It’s poor allocation of resources plain and simple. The 31 year old version of Gerald McCoy simply is not worth 13 million dollars when we have a ton of other holes to fill and especially when the upcoming draft is loaded to the brim with immensely talented prospects at DT.

    +6
    -4
    Rating: +2. From 10 votes.
    Please wait...
    • There are people worse on the team that are getting around 2 million each next year. They are either God Awful or sat out the entire year with injuries. Some like Jackson want to leave now. Cut Jackson, Unrein, and Benenoch and you add 14.95 million to the cap. Hell if you want LT Smith back that bad, 14 million is his estimated franchise tag. There are the three places where you can get that 14 million. I want Humphries back, but according to the articles the BUCs are offering only 6 million and Hump’s camp wants 8 million. You would think they would meet in the middle at 7 million, but that looks like it is not going to happen.

      0
      0
      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  20. This move helps as to the talent on this team. Looks like the coach feels good about a lot of players. This is a good thing! Go Bucs!

    +3
    -1
    Rating: +2. From 4 votes.
    Please wait...
    • If they didn’t restructure his contract, they will be forced to cut several other younger promising players, and it will severely limit their efforts to sign any other free agents. I like McCoy, but not at 13 million. In a couple of years, both he and JPP will be gone. They need to be thinking ahead. I guess this means the first pick will be an offensive lineman.

      +1
      -4
      Rating: -3. From 5 votes.
      Please wait...
      • Jackson, Unrein, and Benenoch and you add 14.95 million alone. It is nuts to be paying Benenoch around 2 million this year.

        +2
        0
        Rating: +2. From 2 votes.
        Please wait...
        • Keeping him means losing other younger players who had better production at other positions. Its just my opinion.

          0
          -1
          Rating: -1. From 1 vote.
          Please wait...
          • Brother, WHO!?!?! There is JPP the first plus 10 sack sice God knows when. He is not younger. There is the mid season trade of Nassib he already has some years under his belt and is on a regular contract from the Browns for another year. I am mentioning people that have done something last year. There is Vita Vea who really did not do anything last year. Vea has a chance to correct that this year. It is possible that there is signs of life with Vea. Vea is the only young player I can think of on the roster that has the “potential” of doing something. It is a “potential” for his rookie year was a dud. I f you are not talking about the older guys on the roster that work on the DL, WHO would you be talking about? You go down the depth chart it is all types of misfits from exactly where. Various hand me downs. Not like a steal in the fourth or third round that is contributing something. With the Linebackers who have three, David, Kwon, and Beckwith. Then it gets crazy. You going through a list of no names in the depth chart of the DL and LBs that really requires a NFL coaching staff to dissect to see what is really there. There backups in the LB and DL positions that are not that young. They are nobody’s from various teams practice squads pulled up at different times because Beckwith and Kwon were injured. Or you are scrapping for some fillers on the DL. Other than Vea who really is still a big question mark until proven otherwise. There is no sure fire potential of young talent on the DL. There is two young guys of talent on the LB core Kwon and Beckwith who were both injured (one in a critical contract situation). But after that same thing what real depth of talent on the LBs. The BUCs have to watch out for if they screw up this years draft like last years draft it could rest in a nefarious rebuilding period starting 2020. Arians said he does not believe in that. He believes in “reload.” Well that concept is being put to the test right now. There is a risk that after this season GMC, JPP, Nassib, Allen, and few others could all be done and gone. Buddy then you will have no problem with older more expensive players being gone. There will a very large salary cap space. There will be the Winston question unsigned. And there will probably be remaining mediocre old and young talent comprising the DL. It is what it is GMC profits off of this situation at this time. If there was something bonified in talent in another DT or DE position to go with JPP, then GMC porbably would have been cut. There is not. BUCs are current looking at situations at CB, either SS or FS, RG (definately), at least one OT (RT or LT), various types or styles of a RB, maybe a third WR (which seams impossible but it is developing right before our eyes), possibly a backup QB, the Kicker “Greek Tragedy” continues, overpaid FA Center (Jensen penalty prone and average play), possible rushing DE or OLB (3-4 style), and with the movement to a 3-4 various types of LB (not depth, but starter potential). It is a lot more holes than expected. One more screw up draft and mediocre FA period, Hell Jason Licht could be gone in this situation with the new coaching staff still here.

            0
            0
            No votes yet.
            Please wait...
  21. I guess that means Brate, Smith, Alexander, and Humphries are gone. Hmm.

    +1
    -1
    Rating: 0. From 2 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Why would Brate be gone. He just got a contract. He is injured. So unless he is not coming back from that injury, he is not going anywhere.

      0
      -1
      Rating: -1. From 1 vote.
      Please wait...
  22. Agree with the move. Too many holes to fill in other areas. Cancel Jackson, Unrein, and Benenoch and you add 14.95 million to the cap space to do other things. Jackson wants to go and is not connecting with Winston. The other two just plain suck.

    +2
    -1
    Rating: +1. From 3 votes.
    Please wait...
  23. Gerald should take a pay cut. For the team

    +4
    -2
    Rating: +2. From 6 votes.
    Please wait...
  24. If he stays I just hope they restructure his contract in a more cap friendly manner or he takes pay cut because he is absolutely not worth 13 million per year now. I’m not a huge McCoy fan but not going to say he sucks either. My biggest grip is I don’t think he’s that passionate about winning or really hates losing. If he is he sure doesn’t show it. He does not make big plays at big moments or take over a game either. He’s just better than average at this point in career.

    +3
    -2
    Rating: +1. From 5 votes.
    Please wait...
  25. Bucnole that was pretty funny and it is true he comes out way too much imo. Lol. JPP plays almost every play hurt or not. Bottom line is I don’t believe the guy hates losing. He gets his paycheck and plays.

    +1
    0
    Rating: +1. From 1 vote.
    Please wait...
  26. Bigsombrero taking some flack. I feel your pain bro. If retained the great debate of McCoy just needs more help, or the coaches suck will continue for a decade. I was hoping the Bucs would blow the whole thing up this year. New G.M., who would find the next great HC, would purge the roster of all the high priced career losers, someone who would point the franchise in a new direction of sustained success. What we got is reload, not rebuild. We got a 66 year old HC who had to pass a physical to get the job. We brought back Jason Licht, who has shown by his own losing record he can’t build a winner after five years. We’re bringing back McCoy, David, D. Smith, probably Kwon, we’re going to see if another new coach can help Spence find the Q.B.. So while fans seem giddy, and throw stones at posters like Bigsombrero, remember we’ve felt this way so many times before, and were disappointed. Fans love to talk about the curse of Doug Williams, and Matt Bryant, yes this franchise has had it’s share of curses. Is McCoy a blessing, or a curse?

    +5
    -1
    Rating: +4. From 6 votes.
    Please wait...
  27. This was a good move by the team, they didn’t want to leave the middle of the defense open to a rookie. Mcoy solidifies the middle and turns what would have been a weakness into a strength. Mcoy will continue to mentor Vea and eventually pass the baton. Solid move by this staff!

    +1
    -3
    Rating: -2. From 4 votes.
    Please wait...
  28. If I may, Let’s pose this question, If McCoy was cut and a free agent, “what do you think he would get paid if picked up by another team”? If you answer less than $13 million and the fact that the Bucs have the cap they do, why would you keep him? Perhaps this is just a unconfirmed report to draw in interest from another team to get the best value for him or as macabee suggested keep him after all final cuts are made and then approach McCoy with restructure..?

    +3
    0
    Rating: +3. From 3 votes.
    Please wait...
    • Agreed. It could be a ploy to keep his trade value up. If the Bucs were to say he could be cut or released, why would a team give up possible draft pics for a guy they could pick up once waivers start? I like McCoy, but certainly not for $13 million. I’m in the same boat as some other people. When is the last time he’s taken over a game? Has he ever? And I don’t want to hear that he doesn’t have help. Yes, this is partly true, but on last years stats, he was single blocked over 50% of the time. Yet only six sacks and some games barely visible. They got rid of sapp and he was still producing almost ten sacks a year. 56 sacks in over nine years for a supposed “game changer” doesn’t impress me. Now if he were to stay and restructure for around $8 million, I could live with that.

      +1
      -1
      Rating: 0. From 2 votes.
      Please wait...
    • I love your question Dbucs63 because it speaks to value. McCoy’s value to the Bucs is higher than let’s say the Rams with Suh and Donald. So not every team will pay the same for the same player. Cowboys traded this year’s 1st rd pick to Oakland for Amari Copper a good WR, Do you think he’s worth a 1st Rd pick to the Bucs?

      0
      0
      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  29. Macabee, you always sound so sane and reasonable it makes me wonder why you post out here with the rest of .lunatics, not to even mention those on a higher level of insanity like BucAss and BigSombrero.

    +1
    -1
    Rating: 0. From 2 votes.
    Please wait...
    • @drdneast : Thanks for the shout out! Over the years, I’ve read many of your posts. You have a long history of agreeing with me if you go back and look!

      I’m pissed about the prospect of keeping McCoy because he isn’t good anymore. He just isn’t. Most people on here talked about how he needed one more year last year. Ok. We saw how that worked out. Keeping McCoy means younger/better pieces that have bright futures will move on to succeed elsewhere. It’s just inevitable. Kwon, Hump, D.Smith are FA’s that will command top money. JPP, L.David, and Brate have high cap numbers and could be cut without dead cap money. They can’t keep them all. Nassib was a bright spot last year. He was cut by Cleveland because he wasn’t a good fit in a 3-4. Will he be better in this 3-4?

      In the end, I hope you got a laugh out of some of the posts. Favorites include McCoy Excuse Cannon and his highlight video.

      +1
      0
      Rating: +1. From 1 vote.
      Please wait...
  30. I would still ask him to restructure it to help out the CAP situation so they can resign our own guys plus some FA’s.

    0
    0
    No votes yet.
    Please wait...