Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is fed up with fans who hide behind social media to criticize him and his teammates. So McCoy had a message for them Monday: Say it to my face. Frustrated by what he saw online after the Buccaneers lost 34-17 to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, McCoy discussed the matter with reporters on Monday. "There's a bunch of people out there that say a lot of terrible things that I know they wouldn't say to our face," he told reporters. "These social media tough guys, I would love to meet them. Just being honest. I probably wouldn't have said this last year, but I'm saying it now: I would love to meet you. I work at One Buccaneer Place if you would like
The Minnesota Vikings came out firing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, earning 34-17 victory. Case Keenum was excellent, Dalvin Cook usage was high and, very important, and the Vikings defense was phenomenal in the victory. Sam Bradford was out again this week, and Keenum was very underwhelming in his first start on the road. Coming back to U.S Bank Stadium, Keenum was fantastic. He was making every throw he needed to make, played with confidence and didn’t turn the ball over. The Vikings offensive line played much better, and Keenum got rid of the ball quickly. Dalvin Cook was great. He touched the ball 32 times for 169 yards and scored a touchdown. In the Vikings’ loss this season, Cook only
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans were among the list of players who did not stand during the national anthem on Sunday in solidarity against President Trump, who scolded the NFL and players on Twitter this weekend. Following Jackson and Evans’ decision to kneel, coach Koetter took a few moments to share his thoughts on the national anthem protests and the issue resurfacing at One Buc Place on Monday. “I think there has definitely been an awful lot of talk about this issue,” Koetter said. Jackson and Evans were the only two Buccaneers who did not stand during the national anthem, joining dozens of players across the league in their protest to President Trump’s recent comments.