Koetter: “I’d Like To Come To Hang Out With Them At Work One Day”January 6th, 2017
Many people confuse those who have thin skin with those who have thick skin but also are passionate about defending themselves.
There’s a difference.
Dirk Koetter falls into the latter category. So does Joe.
Call Joe misguided and idiotic all day long. No problem. But don’t call Joe thin-skinned for firing back a retort. That’s wrong.
Koetter shared his zest for defending himself during a recent chat with the Buccaneers Radio Network. Joe has no doubt Koetter holds back plenty of his dissatisfaction with fan and media criticism, but he will go there sometimes.
And if he could, Koetter would show up at your office water cooler, he said.
“You know, I’d love to come to everybody who doesn’t think I’m doing a good job, I’d like to come to hang out with them at work one day. Maybe I could criticize them,” Koetter said.
How cool would that be? Coach, you have an open invitation to JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters. Pizza and beer is on the house. Sadly, Koetter isn’t going show up this offseason because Joe thinks Koetter is “doing a good job.”
During this radio chat, Koetter’s broader conversation was about how time management (not game-clock management) is his greatest challenge. It’s rougher than being a college head coach, Koetter said.
To his critics, Koetter assured them they’ll have a better head coach in his sophomore season.
“I enjoyed it a lot and at the same time I learned a lot, and I’ll do better the second time around,” he said.
Koetter added that’s it’s too easy for fans to criticize playcalling from the stands: “I’m ok with it; it doesn’t mean I have to agree with it.”