Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATED: Gerald McCoy Admits He Was Yelled at by Coaches for Helping Up an Opponent

Update: Gerald McCoy himself tweeted out a response to this situation.


So apparently, his coaches were upset, and tried to get on him about something, but he wasn’t yelled at?

Regardless, as I stated in the original article, McCoy is going to say all the right things. But in a moment of frustration, he let us all know a bit more about how this team is led by its coaching staff.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers coaching staff is too big, because they’ve clearly run out of valuable things to do.

Between past reports of spying on locker rooms and sidelines to watch players who are goofing off and their lack of in-game adjustments that see the team regularly run off the field during the second half of games, they have decided to take their valuable time to yelling at players for helping opponents up off the ground.

This is all starting to feel like some sick joke.

Gerald McCoy admitted on local radio (thanks to JoeBucsFan for the find) that his coaches “tried to get on him” about helping players from the other team off of the turf:

  • “They got upset with me because I helped somebody up [in the game.] So what! I don’t care. Kiss my butt. Listen, if I want to help somebody, I’m going help somebody up. Because right on the next play I’m going to knock him down again. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.”

For a coaching staff that is sitting at 0-7 with national media analysts and Bucs fans alike clamoring for changes in leadership, this is another example of how poorly things are being run at One Buc Place.

The fact that any time at all is being spent watching tape of the sidelines or keeping an eye out for players showing good sportsmanship shows the priorities for Greg Schiano’s staff are out of place. Rather than adjusting and adapting to win an NFL game, the staff is too concerned with keeping up the rules and regulations of the man in charge.

Gerald McCoy is one of the best players at his position in the NFL (according to Warren Sapp, McCoy is “bigger and better” than he ever was). He’s a Pro Bowler and an all-around great guy. He’s the leader of the Tampa Bay defense.

But he continues to have disagreements with the current regime. Remember this bit of information tweeted out earlier in the season?

McCoy is a professional, and a very bright guy. He’s going to continue to do his job at a high level and say all the right things. But it’s clear that things aren’t perfect between the best lineman on the Bucs and his superiors.

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  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    There has to be some moves made in the coaching staff or the fans are going to created a ruckus unlike any other – if a Pro Bowl caliber player wants to help mentor a player , let him ,,,,,

  • RussMillerWY

    Other than complaining about players not running the stunts precisely enough, Schiano offers little of value in advice, and absolutely nada on strategy. Quite literally he is out of his league. He refuses to adapt to opponents’ changes in strategy and tactics, as if the only thing that matters is “proper execution” of things the opponents see coming all the way. Thank goodness lives don’t depend on his generalship. The Bucs are getting outcoached on the field every single game.

  • Jayson Kaplan

    Seems pretty clear Schiano will be allowed to finish the season here. They already missed the two best windows to do this, going into the bye week and coming off Thursday night’s game. Those two extended prep weeks would have been the best time to name an interim and start planning a new strategy for 2014. Let’s just hope Schiano doesn’t get any (more) of our good players hurt. He can take the “Schiano guys” with him when he goes.