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Tampa Tribune Oct 28, 2014

Hot Reads: McCoy thinks Bucs should re-sign David

TAMPA -- The ink on DT Gerald McCoy's seven-year, $95.2 million contract extension had barely dried before he began urging Buccaneers management to extend WLB Lavonte David's contract. "Yes, that would (be nice)," McCoy said as he smiled and gave general manager
Tampa Tribune Oct 27, 2014

McCoy is winner, but wins missing

TAMPA -- The face of the franchise is a smiling face. Begin with that. Gerald McCoy has hit the jackpot for the second time in his NFL career. He earned another whopping payday. There was a news conference Monday at Bucs headquarters to officially mark McCoy's contract extension, which
Tampa Bay Times Oct 27, 2014

Gerald McCoy: Contract about being here for Bucs turnaround

TAMPA — DT Gerald McCoy has played for three head coaches, four defensive coordinators and a handful of defensive line coaches but has enjoyed only one winning season with the Bucs.
The Ledger Oct 27, 2014

The $95.2 Million Dollar Man: Bucs Betting Big on McCoy's Drive

TAMPA | Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy knows about dealing with adversity. Through having a child at a young age, his mother dying while he was in college and season-ending injuries in his first two seasons in the league, he remained focused on his goal to be one of the best players in the NFL. McCoy has been rewarded with accolades — two-time Pro Bowler, first-team All-Pro in 2013. Tampa Bay believed in him enough to make him the third player selected in the 2010 draft. And on Saturday, the Bucs signed him to a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $95.2 million,...
The Ledger Oct 27, 2014

Bucs Sign McCoy to $98 Mil. Contract

TAMPA | Five years ago, the Bucs selected Gerald McCoy with the third pick of the draft to become the cornerstone of their defense for years to come. After Saturday’s signing of a seven-year contract extension, it appears the Bucs have their man for life. The Bucs signed McCoy to a seven-year deal worth close to $100 million, making him the highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL. The deal is worth a reported $98 million, with $51.5 million guaranteed. It runs through the 2021 season. “From the moment (coach Lovie Smith) and I arrived here, we knew it was vital for us to keep Gerald in...
Bucs Nation Oct 26, 2014

Gerald McCoy's contract details show a relatively favorable deal for Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to sign Gerald McCoy to a fairly solid deal, worth $13.6 million per year. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shattered the ceiling for defensive tackles in the NFL with Gerald McCoy's new contract, giving him nearly $13.6 million per year over a seven-year deal that runs through 2021. That's according to a detailed contract breakdown by Joel Corry over at the National Football Post. That is significantly less than the top defensive linemen in the NFL, as J.J. Watt received $16.7 million per year, Mario Williams got $16 million per year and Robert Quinn received...
Bucs Nation Oct 25, 2014

Gerald McCoy's contract extension worth $95.2 million with $51.2 million in guarantees

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have given Gerald McCoy a massive contract, worth $15.8 million in new money, per new contract year. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Gerald McCoy to a seven-year contract extension as first reported by Jay Glazer. The exact details of the contract are now coming out, and it looks like it will be worth $95.2 million over seven years, with $51.2 million in guaranteed money. Those are the numbers the always-plugged-in Rick Stroud cites, while Ian Rapoport claims it's worth a total of $98 million. The difference is ascribed to incentives by Roy...

Bucs sign McCoy to 7-year, $95.2-million extension

The Bucs made Gerald McCoy the highest-paid defensive tackle in the NFL, signing him to a 7-year, $95.2-million contract extension Saturday.
Bucs Nation Oct 25, 2014

Gerald McCoy contract: Buccaneers and All-Pro McCoy agree to long-term extension

The Buccaneers have locked up the "face of the franchise" for the long haul. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a seven-year contract extension, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. The team would later confirm the extension on Twitter. McCoy was in the final year of his rookie deal this season, and the team had been working to re-sign him since the offseason. The Oklahoma product is the leader of the team from an emotional standpoint, and easily the most talented and productive member of the roster. Glazer reports the deal is a seven-year...
The Ledger Oct 24, 2014

McCoy Says Bucs Defense Playing 'Soft'

TAMPA | Ever since being blown out by the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 12, Tampa Bay has talked about getting better across the board. All Pro Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said it's time for the 1-5 Bucs to stop talking and start doing. I've been seeing talk for five years, McCoy said. We've done enough talking. We've got to play. It's as simple as that. I've given speeches, Lavonte (David) has given speeches, Vincent Jackson has given speeches, Josh McCown has given speeches. It's enough talking. We have to start playing. It's as simple as that. The talking is not going to get it...
Tampa Bay Times Oct 23, 2014

Gerald McCoy says Bucs defense has earned title of being 'soft'

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy says the Bucs defense is soft. Worse yet, he says, it's on tape for all of the NFL to see.
Bucs Nation Oct 15, 2014
Warren Sapp says he almost threw up at Gerald McCoy helping up a player up

Warren Sapp says he almost threw up at Gerald McCoy helping up a player up

More fuel on the fire of the dumbest sports conversation in town. Warren Sapp went on 98.7 The Fan today with Booger McFarland and Marc Ryan to talk about all things Bucs. About how the problem isn't the scheme, but the players and the way they're playing. About how you need to score points to win. And, yes, about how Gerald McCoy helps players up. "Too see him (McCoy) reach down and help the running back up and help the lineman up, I almost threw up. Uh! This could never happen, this could never happen. There's a certain mentality you play this game with." And thus, the stupidest...
Bucs Nation Oct 15, 2014
Gerald McCoy is not 'soft' for helping people up

Gerald McCoy is not 'soft' for helping people up

The criticism of Gerald McCoy is asinine. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-5, and lots of people are pissed off. As a result, people are now searching for things to criticize -- and we're back to the old criticism of Gerald McCoy helping opponents up after a play. Something he's done since he entered the league, and something he's emphatically said will never change. And yet, for some people, this means the Bucs' best player is "soft". I've got news for those people: Gerald McCoy has been helping opponents up since he came into the league, even as he kicked their ass play-in, play-out....
Bucs Nation Oct 15, 2014

Daily Bucs Links: Gerald McCoy takes the blame

Here's your open thread for today. Insider: Gholston on Bye WeekBuccaneers Insider talks to DE William Gholston about how much can be accomplished during the Bucs bye week and how the defense plans to step up the intensity. Pressure Is On Buccaneers' Defensive Ends - ESPN Video - ESPNESPN Video: ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Michael Johnson and William Gholston must put pressure on opposing quarterbacks if Tampa Bay's woeful defense is going to have any chance of succeeding this season. Gerald McCoy says 'Gerald McCoy is not an All-Pro' - ESPNTampa Bay Buccaneers defensive...
Tampa Bay Times Oct 14, 2014

Gerald McCoy takes blame for Bucs' poor defense

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