The Gerald McCoy era in Tampa is over.
On Monday night, the Buccaneers released Gerald McCoy, the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, a six-time Pro-Bowler, a leader on the defensive line, and a guy who’s done so much for the local community.
Why did this happen? The same reason a lot of moves like this happen: money.
I love how the team officially tells us fans about the news. They say they have “mutually parted ways” with the player in question. Oh, please. And then there’s Twitter – when McCoy was trending, saying his release was a “surprise.” Clearly, the Twitter universe is not a Bucs fan. We diehards have known for a long time that this move was probably coming.
Thanks for the memories, #93. I’m sure you’ll taste the playoffs with another team, like so many other former Bucs have.
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