Ralph and Molly host group therapy as they discuss what keeps them up at night. Will Donovan Smith play to his contract? What if McCoy ruins our season? Is BA phoning it in? Will the injury bug strike again? Is jameis the Quarterback of the future? What the hell is a triangle? The veteran free agent that never was. Molly ponders the trials and tribulations of being a vegan. There’s beef between Suh’s agent and McCoy’s agent. Plus, Suh v. McCoy: press conference edition
OTAs are done and so begins the football drought. In this episode we cover some ex-Bucs news including Javien Elliott, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and soon to be convict Kellen Winslow Jr. A brief analysis is done of Kentrell Brice and what he might be bringing to the Buccaneers. There is some ranting about the whole Gerald McCoy issue which, believe it or not, has some new information. And this would not be a Buccaneers Observer podcast without a good screed concerning the media so stick around till the end to hear it.
The deed is done. McCoy is gone but lingers on. He has decided to sign with the Carolina Kittens in a move that could only be considered…confusing? Was it the money? A shot at the playoffs? Spite? Or something else. Molly and Ralph break it down in this instant reaction podcast and tell you what they think it means for McCoy and the Buccaneers this upcoming season.
Bruce Arians is the winningest coach Tampa Bay has seen in a long time. We delve into his win-loss record and what he bring to the Buccaneers. Ndamukong Suh spoke at his introductory press conference, revealing what attracted him to Tampa Bay. We remember the impact of player injuries in the recent past. How will the current coaching staff mitigate the risk of injury? We fact check the media’s assertion that McCoy has gone through 10+ defensive line coaches. Ralph rants about Tom Bassinger. Noah Spence and Gerald McCoy work out together. Kicker Matt Gay ends OTAs two periods early.
 Call Ralph the Myth Buster as he digs into Gerald McCoy myths. Plus, news from OTAs, roster moves, Cut for a Cure and more media bashing
Myths busted include: McCoy’s never had help, McCoy’s 5,987 defensive coaches, they did not use McCoy properly last season (ever?), McCoy’s ability to in a 3-4, McCoy taking plays off. Ralph gives us a lesson in journalism. Is the media already turning on Bruce Arians? Lightning gets BP settlement money. Rick Stroud “lobbies” (makes excuses?) for Gerald McCoy on Cleveland radio. Gerald McCoy makes a media appearance in Baltimore, perhaps in search of his next useful idiot. Which of his suitors is most likely to “be a contender”? CB David Rivers cut to make room for Ndamukong Suh. DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu waived as Bucs sign WR Xavier Ubosi. The coaching staff expands to include Director of Athlete Performance Greg Skaggs. Bill Walsh fellows will join the coaching staff for training camp. Buccaneers Cut for a Cure raises $100,000 for pediatric cancer. Ren Daxt of Pewtercast has the scoop on Justin Evans’ toe. Molly goes on a tangent about the Ybor shoe licker
Standing tall on his soap box, Ralph lays down the gauntlet concerning media figures who are twisting reality to create a narrative against the Buccaneers. Suh News includes an engagement, architectural admiration, Molly imagining big guys playing tennis, and what Arians thinks about Suh’s presence on the team. The NFL has made some TV changes. Robert Aguayo cries a lot. Bucs media figures cat fight. Mike Florio attempts to make the Buccaneers look like real life pillagers.
Buccaneers reach a deal with Ndamukong Suh. We ponder what the Bucs defense will look like with this addition and the impact he could have on Vita Vea. Ralph admits he was wrong and Molly was right. We touch on Suh’s dirtiest plays and Molly tells us how she really feels about Aaron Rodgers. The Bucs defensive communication improves. Will Gholston puts on some weight. You’d be surprised how much agents can make. Ex-players Ronde Barber and Booger McFarland make an appearance at OTAs. The 2020 Combine makes its way to prime time and it brings Molly back to the Presidential Fitness Test. Oklahoma drills phase out.
The Buccaneers found a rebound in Ndamukong Suh, whose signing is reportedly imminent. Is it a slap in the face to Gerald McCoy? Bucs fans are divided and turn on each other. Can’t we all just get along? We reminisce about our favorite free agent acquisitions. Ralph stalks Carmen Vitaaali and takes stock of the Bucs’ front office. BA brings on old-timer Tom Moore as a consultant through training camp. Bucs acquire Bowles draftee TE Jordan Leggett off waivers. Kicker Matt Gay’s kick heard ’round the Buccaneers facility. Mike Evans and wife Ashli make a charitable contribution. Kellen Winslow Jr. finds himself in court. Mental health clinicians will make appearances around the league. Coach’s kid Vernon Hargreaves says there’s no hard feelings between him and BA.
Trigger warning: we spill our true thoughts on Gerald McCoy’s time in Tampa Bay. You probably won’t like it if you are a Gerald McCoy fan.