Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians was recently interviewed on ESPN and was asked why the Buccaneers parted ways with DT Gerald McCoy.
“It just wasn’t a fit… Whether it was financial, whatever, on the field, you know, it just didn’t fit. I’ve been through this a number of times with guys and great players and it just comes a time when they have to separate the organization. You go back to Franco Harris not being a Steeler; this has happened for a long, long time.”
That is quite a change of tone from Arians earlier remarks this year about only wanting to talk about players on the team.
Arians was then asked how recently signed DT Ndamukong Suh was an upgrade?
“Consistency,” Arians said of Suh. “He never misses a game, very seldom ever misses a practice. Plays extremely hard the way I like to play. He fits our three-man scheme a lot better in terms of his versatility up and down the front.”
That is basically a ringing endorsement for Suh, and a little shade thrown at McCoy.
Say what you want about the Buccaneers new head coach, but one thing is for sure, he always comes through with great quotes and brutal honesty.