Gerald McCoy Invites Any ‘Keyboard Warrior’ To Bucs Facility To ‘Talk’ To Him 1-on-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and players alike are not in a great mood after the team got stomped out by the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday.
Being upset is one thing, but trying to be a tough guy behind a computer screen is an entire different ball game. And Gerald McCoy is not having any of that nonsense anymore.
The pro Bowl defensive tackle sees all of the disrespect from people online, most of which crosses the line. He warned these “keyboard warriors” that if they want to continue being tough, he may need to have a one-on-one talk with them.
“There’s a bunch of people out there that say a lot of terrible things that I know they wouldn’t say to our face,” McCoy said. “These social media tough guys. I would love to meet them. Just being honest. … I would love to meet you. I work at One Buccaneer Place if you would like to talk to me. I’m not going to give you my home address, but I’ll meet you up here anytime you want to talk about it.”
“It’s the NFL. It’s a week-to-week league,” McCoy said. “For everybody panicking and bad-mouthing us, let’s get some consistency going. If you’re going to root for us, root for us. If you’re not, then don’t. I’m serious about that. I’m tired of seeing the back and forth.”
“They cross the line, a lot,” he said. “We are professionals. Are we always going to be on point? No. But things they say about our quarterback and our defense, I can deal with me. I get very frustrated when you talk bad about people I care about, which is my teammates. I know a lot of this stuff wouldn’t be said around us. The same people that will stand in front of us and ask for your autograph, and then they bad-mouth us. I’m talking about disrespectful things. If you’re disappointed, I understand that. But disrespect, God forgive me, I get frustrated.
“If you’ve got something to say, let’s just talk about it. It’s not a threat. … I get so frustrated with it. It’s not a threat to anybody. The disrespect has to stop. If you’re frustrated, that’s fine, but disrespecting us, then you’re crossing the line. It’s no longer football. Now you’re disrespecting us as men. You calling me out my name over a football game? A football game? You serious? It’s one game. One. We have 14 more! One game, and you’re going to disrespecting us like that?”
McCoy wants the fans to calm down. He feels the team will right the ship and get their mistakes corrected.
“It’s one game. We just have to make sure it doesn’t consistently be like that,” he said. “Nobody’s happy about it. We will fix it, and we’ll move on.”
So in conclusion, Bucs fans can either calm down or meet him at the above address and catch these hands.