Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald Mccoy endured quite the fallout from his former team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last offseason. Regardless, it appears his feelings about the organization as a whole have not changed.
The Buccaneers have generated plenty of hype this offseason with the arrival of quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski. McCoy said during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd that he will be rooting for them to meet expectations until the start of the playoffs, via RJ Ochoa of ESPN San Antonio:
“For me, I’m a lifelong Bucs fan. OK? And until we have to play them, I’m always going to root for the Bucs,” McCoy said. “I’m just telling you that. I hope they go undefeated and then they lose to us in the playoffs. I’m going to be honest. I’m a lifelong Bucs fan. One of my best friends is Lavonte David. I believe he deserves all the TV time he’s going to get. I believe he’s very, very underrated. I’m excited for all of them to get all of the publicity they deserve. I believe that Tom Brady can be what they need, and I hope they win, man. I really do. I hope everything that happens except the Super Bowl, because that’s for us.”
McCoy's comments are certainly interesting considering what had transpired following his departure from the Buccaneers. He was not shy about pointing out the Buccaneers' efforts to effectively replace him with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh despite all that he had achieved throughout his career.
Fortunately, it appears McCoy no longer any hard feelings toward the Buccaneers and is even actively rooting for their success and has praised the additions they made with the influx of star power. Meanwhile, the veteran is now set to begin a new chapter with America's Team in Dallas where expectations also could not get any higher. Although he has made his fandom clear, it may have to go out the window if these two teams meet in the postseason.