The End of an Era in Tampa Bay

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.

 

Photo courtesy: Tampa Bay Buccaneers