Warren Sapp Doesn’t Believe Gerald McCoy is a Buccaneers Legend
On the Pewter Nation Podcast from Pewter Report, Warren Sapp was a guest and spoke his mind on former Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy. Sapp had this to say about McCoy:
“The way I look at it, the thing that kind of threw me sideways was Gerald talking about now that this organization doesn’t have a right [to give away his 93 jersey], or it’s business that they moved on,” Sapp said. “You know … they moved on. And then he wanted to say that Sapp, [Derrick] Brooks, Lee Roy [Selmon], [John] Lynch, Ronde [Barber], nobody wore their numbers. Last time I checked, those were Hall of Famers and champions. We didn’t go to one playoff game with him (McCoy) and not one damn divisional title, so, I think he owes some of those hundred million dollars back in that sense.
Warren Sapp is correct that the Buccaneers never went to the playoffs with Gerald McCoy. McCoy was the leader of the Buccaneers Defense and the team could never get over the hump with him at the helm. He may have been an All Pro and Pro Bowl DT but the thing that will always be held against him is playoff appearances.
The legends that Sapp named made an impact and like he said the majority of them are Hall of Famers. They deserve to have their numbers retired by the Buccaneers and placed in the Ring of Honor. If McCoy ever made the playoffs, the argument could be a little different but because he didn’t he probably will never get the Ring of Honor recognition by the Buccaneers organization.