Mixed feelings. That’s all you’ll get anymore about DT Gerald McCoy. It’s been like that for a while now. Some fans want to move on, some want him to stay(myself included). Multi-time pro-bowler, all pro, captain and was the leader on defense.
The critique’s have been unnecessarily harsh and I’ve argued that many times and he’s heard the talk. He even went as far as inviting the critics down to One Buc in 2017 to say their words to his face. The Buccaneers organization had to retract this after he said it.
A few weeks ago we told you that Gerald went to a jewelry store and had his number removed from anything it was on. Followed by a no show at OTA’s which he usually attends and his entire camp being mum on anything involving him and his relationship with the Bucs. Well, silence was broken in a very real way by someone very close to him.
His wife commented on his Instagram photo:
“I’m trying to figure out why they think u want to stay in Tampa 😂 🤦🏾♀️ completely misinformed. Media will screw u over every time
“him playing for Tampa doesn’t change what he wants to do for the community nor his platform please understand that. Him having a purpose doesn’t stop just because he’s somewhere else, and yes everybody has been misinformed about the entire situation so there’s nothing for me to understand. Thanks for your concern.”
So… there you have it folks! If his wife says he wants something, he probably does but it won’t change his love for the community or what he wants to continue doing for the people here. I’m not fond of it, but if he wants out, then it’s time to move on. If he does find another team, I’m sure he’ll find success.
Here is the original IG post: