March 23, 2023

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Arians on McCoy: If He’s There, We’ll Use Him.

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There’s a lot of stir involving 31-year-old DT Gerald McCoy and his future with the Buccaneers. Shortly after former Bucs HC turned Atlanta Falcons OC Dirk Koetter was fired Jason Licht went to the podium to talk about decisions and was immediately noncommittal to McCoy from the beginning stating that there were “tough decisions to make.”

The speculation has been that Gerald McCoy won’t be with the Buccaneers more as a cap casualty than anything else as he will be owed $13 m and none of it is guaranteed. This makes parting ways with the star DT an easy one in regards to a business decision, but performance wise he’s hard to replace.

Bruce Arians received a very hard line of questioning at the owners meeting about the future of McCoy and his thoughts on him. As far as his response, yielding answers? It did not.

“Would I like to see more disruptive? Yeah. But we can use him. If he’s here, he’s going to be used a bunch. It’s just a matter of what happens. It’s a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately business. It’s hard. It’s cold. That’s it. What are you going to do for me now? We’ve got to find that out. Usually, the age they get paid the most and production does not match. We’ve got to find that out. If guys don’t show up, don’t ask me about them because I talk about the guys that show up. Hopefully, we’ll see how that goes.”

So that doesn’t really tell us much of anything other than he’ll be used if he’s there. If you asked anyone for a flat out answer right now, you’ll get a collective shoulder shrug. Looks like we’ll all be waiting.