Ultimate Challenge For Dirk KoetterMarch 20th, 2017
The guy who coached the NFC representative in last month’s Super Bowl — and then choked away a victory! — has been talking Buccaneers football.
ESPN scribe Vaughan McClure, perhaps best known for trashing Gerald McCoy’s work ethic via anonymous sources, caught up with Falcons head coach Dan Quinn recently and got feedback on the Bucs’ adding crazy-explosive receiver DeSean Jackson.
Quinn shared his admiration of Jackson’s complete game and then sort of placed pressure at the feet of Dirk Koetter.
“I haven’t gone there yet,” Quinn said. “The way that they feature different guys with different tools, that, to me, is where the coaching comes about. When a guy has unique stuff with size or speed or strength or how do you position the players, well, clearly Mike and DeSean are guys people know how to feature because of their unique talents. They’re different, but both are really significant weapons. Yeah, it will be a battle that we look forward to.”
Amidst the euphoria surrounding the Jackson signing and his eventual pairing with Mike Evans, the challenge facing Koetter was a bit overlooked.
Koetter is getting paid big bucks to get the most out of these two incredible talents. They should give defensive coordinators nightmares, but it’s still on Koetter to have just the right touch. Sure, Koetter is drooling himself to sleep at night, but it’s not as easy as just telling America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, to throw to the guy who draws single coverage.
Bucs fans remember too well that Chucky openly stated he couldn’t figure out how to play dangerous receivers Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant simultaneously back in 2008.
Joe is confident Koetter will get the job done.