Gerald McCoy isn’t happy about people questioning his work ethic and love for the game.
Let’s be honest, players responding like that in the form of a post is comical. But that’s the world we live in.
Does Gerald McCoy have a point? Sure he does. Should McCoy take to social media and brag about his love for the game while refusing to take part in any team activities? Absolutely not.
Why you ask? Sure it’s good to stay in shape, but what about learning the new scheme? What about his teamates? What about being the veteran presence to the rookies?
Oh I get it, he’s been through alot of coaches since being drafted by the Buccaneers. Maybe he feels slighted that the team seems intent on having him take a pay cut or be traded. Yes that could make McCoy angry, just like it would anyone, but this is the wrong way to go about it. By doing this he has gone from beloved to belittled, from a leader to a snowflake.
Yes the newly hired Buccaneers head coach said things that probably hurt his feelings, but he wasn’t wrong, just honest. That seems to be an issue these days. Honesty is now confused with being mean or hateful. This is where McCoy chose to see a coach challenging him was viewed as being mean or hateful.
That’s how McCoy chose to see it, how he chose to deal with it, all the while claiming to be a grown man yet not mature enough to handle criticism or even sit down with Bruce Arians and talk about it. Instead he turned his back on the entire organization, and in a sense took his ball and went home.
Great look there McCoy, as to set the example of how to be a leader. Maybe instead of whining on social media he should sit down with the person he feels slighted by and hash it out.
You know, like an adult.