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Gerald McCoy Is Being Paid Too Much

July 02, 2012 at 12:25pm by Scott   •  9 Comments »

Enough goofy bullshit. Sack a quarterback already
According to Jason La Canfora (who I guess isn’t working for NFL Network anymore?), Gerald McCoy has one of the worst contracts from a team perspective this season.

Gerald McCoy, Bucs, DT, $6.85M: McCoy has yet to find his way in the NFL, with injuries derailing the 2009 first-round pick. The quick emergence of Ndamukong Suh didn’t help much, either, and this given that McCoy is set to make roughly $20M in salary between 2013-2014, and his $11M average per year makes him the fourth-highest paid DT in the NFL, it’s fair to say the Bucs need much more out of him.

And this is why a rookie pay scale is necessary. McCoy was paid under the old system and hasn’t produced anything near what he needs to in order to justify that salary. He has a lot of potential and doesn’t have any more biceps to tear, so maybe this is his year. But if McCoy can’t get it together and Brian Price doesn’t live up to his expectations, Mark Dominik is going to have a hard time justifying his own salary.

9 Comments to “Gerald McCoy Is Being Paid Too Much”


cubsandbucsfan (July 02, 2012 at 01:50pm:

No offense to Scott, who is probably searching high and low for Buc related news, but who the hell cares if a guy is overpaid/underpaid? Who cares if Jason La Canfora thinks a guy is overpaid/underpaid? We all knew that Suh was light years better than McCoy, but we had a need and they jumped on it. Eric Berry, to Scott’s credit, was the better pick, but he missed all of last year as well.

I know Scott agrees with Sapp that fans are ‘allowed’ to refer to their team as ‘us’ and ‘we’, but I completely disagree. But having said that, I dont give a rats ass what a guy makes, as long you leave my check alone.

McCoy would rather be healthy and playing, for the record, I hope he gets healthy and starts playing. I like our chances of winning with him better than without. What I dont care about is his paycheck.


HouseofG (July 02, 2012 at 01:54pm:

You’ve heard of the cap system, right?


Scott (July 02, 2012 at 02:01pm:

I normally don’t like to write entries on what other reporters’ opinions are. I honestly don’t give a shit. But there’s nothing else going on and if I’m going to write an article like that, at least it’s based on hard facts like published salaries and not something like some bozo’s top 5 list of random bullshit.


cubsandbucsfan (July 02, 2012 at 02:58pm:

You are the best sports blogger on the planet Scott, my criticism was pointed at Jason La Canfora for even discussing a guys pay. I know that you are just trying to keep us in the loop to Buc news, or that lack thereof, so mea culpa if my critique included you-certainly not my intent.


IowaBuc (July 02, 2012 at 04:43pm:

I could care less about any player’s salary, because I am not paying it. However, after watching the utter collapse of the defense after McCoy’s injury, it seems pretty clear to me that he was earning his paycheck before he got hurt. If (and that’s a big if) he stays healthy this season, I think he will justify his draft slot.


manbearpig (July 02, 2012 at 05:33pm:

I’ll write an entry on my salary so we can all have a good chuckle.


ammo10 (July 02, 2012 at 06:15pm:

Eric Wright was just arrested for DUI in Los Angeles. Guess you have something to write about now.


campyone (July 02, 2012 at 07:56pm:

I have to disagree about the Dominik comment. A GM can’t control injuries. Unless a player has a history of injuries in college (which AFAIK McCoy and Price didn’t)I don’t think you can blame the GM for taking players who end up being non-productive because of injuries.


Scott (July 02, 2012 at 10:55pm:

God bless Eric Wright for getting hammered and endangering everyone around him. Real news coming tomorrow!

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