Bucs Get OK To Interview Koetter

December 31st, 2014
The Dixie Chicks have granted the Bucs permission to talk to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

The Dixie Chicks have granted the Bucs permission to talk to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Yesterday, word broke that Tampa Bay was sniffing the scent of Dixie Chicks offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

Now, it seems Koetter, who is under contract, has been granted permission to talk to the Bucs.

Per the fingers of good guy Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com, the Dixie Chicks gave the Bucs the green light to interview Koetter.

The Bucs, however, could have competition for Koetter’s services. A source told FOX Sports that Koetter is held in high regard by two other head coaching candidates: Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and San Francisco defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.

Quinn and Tomsula both have already reportedly interviewed with the 49ers for the vacancy created when Jim Harbaugh left for the University of Michigan. Quinn is expected to speak with several other teams during Seattle’s bye week before a second-round playoff game.

Joe thinks this is a good thing, but Joe is not naive enough to believe Koetter is the lone candidate. And the new Dixie Chicks coach just may want to keep him. Offense was not why Mike Smith got run.

20 Responses to “Bucs Get OK To Interview Koetter”

  1. Mr. Patrick Says:

    If the Bucs hire Koetter, they will draft Winston

  2. Tye Says:

    Looking at things from an OC point of view I tried to see if I were in their position how would I approach it….

    Looking at the teams that are possibilities the Bucs were one of the last on my list…

    Falcons would be one of my top teams… An established Qb, great WR, decent line, good RB…

    Then the 49ers for many of the same reasons plus they have been recent winning team…

    The Jaguars because of the excitement of what Blake Bortles has shown, a few changes at WR and oline could do wonders and of course the Florida perks…

    The Raiders with the way Carr has played, already good RB, improve the oline and WR core and it could be a good choice..

    The Jets depending on Who the next head coach will be, They have a decent RB, fair WRs but could be improved, fair oline, but no QB worth working with and who could they possibly get to make that defense worth signing up for..

    The Bucs would be the bottom of the list mainly because of Lovie Smith’s reputation of not getting along wit OC… The huge possibility he might get fired if this next year goes badly…. The oline is putrid, the HB are ok, 1 aging WR is Iffy but 1 really good WR, BUT the major deterrent would be the QB position…. 1st overall pick in draft with Mariota or Winston would keep me away…. No sure thing… Pick the wrong one and your career will be forever linked to it… I’d rather have a QB that has shown already that he can play in this league and worth staking my lively hood and career on..

  3. MadMax Says:

    Im ok with this if it works out.

  4. Pawel Chrobak Says:

    @Tye I agree

  5. unbelievable Says:

    So many people on here saying no once will come to Tampa b/c of Lovie, he is an OC killer, etc…

    I think it’s nonsense. People who actually report on this stuff and work in NFL circles, mostly says Lovie is hands off when it comes to the offense. They drafted all offensive players in the last draft. Let’s get a proven OC in here and see what can happen if we build a decent o-line.

    I saw people posting on other threads that they hope Mariota or Winston would refuse to come to Tampa. W.T.F?

    Great fans this franchise has.

  6. Please Says:

    Whoever thinks the Jets is a better sitch is nuts. The team is a circus in the worst sense of the term.

    Also if this guy’s so great and the Falcons are so set on offense, why were they so mediocre this year?

  7. "TheKevin" Says:

    These fans are idiots and the worst in the league.

    They want the bucs to fail.

  8. Architek Says:

    Unbelievable let me help you sir/mam (no pun)



    – sans Apathy

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    You are 100 percent right.

    As to Dirk Koetter, so many here who are brainless, are going for the “name” OC.

    If the just thought things through, they would realize Dirk Koetter is our best option. If we get him, it probable means we’re getting Winston though.

    The fact that the birds are letting him interview? They either plan to fire him because of a new coach, or want trade offers (which is a deal breaker for me).

  10. Ray Rice Says:

    Dirk Diggler cant be worse than Arroyo.

  11. Cannon Fire! Says:

    Glennon is more like Matt Ryan than anyone else

  12. mac Says:

    Welcome back Koetter…

    To the NFC south…

    He would be a big improvement over anything we have had since Gruden…

  13. Todd Says:

    Must mean they want winston

  14. FanWithKnowledge Says:

    Koetter? Hell No! enough said

  15. bucs4lyfe Says:

    theres nothing wrong with the Dixie chicks offense so if the new coach was smart he’d keep that offense in place

  16. sho-nuff Says:

    does this guy have resolve…this organization has a track record of hiring broken(nicks), fakes(jagozinski) and cowards(tedford)…hire some men up in this b***h

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    FanWithKnowledge Says
    “Koetter? Hell No! enough said…”

    Actually, no it isn’t. Explain why not.

    bucs4lyfe Says
    “Theres nothing wrong with the Dixie chicks offense so if the new coach was smart he’d keep that offense in place.”

    You are right about that, which is why I’m surprised they let him interview…especially within the division.

    As I seem to remember it, the Falcons offense operated a lot out of no huddle and was about speed in putting the ball in motion to keep teams off balance. It required the players know the system very well.

    That’s what we need here.

    Plus, as with any coach, I’m sure there are areas Koetter wishes he had done slightly differently in order to improve things. A new team would allow him to do that as an offensive coordinator.

    As I see it, he’s a good pocket-passer OC, and has a solid offensive system. We’ve got a good WR coach in place. He would get his choice of OL and RB Coaches (the OL coach there may be fired as well).

    We have Glennon, who is a pocket passer. Koetter would be great for him. And if we get Koetter, the best draft option is Winston.

    That alone may make people hesitant. But it makes all the sense in the world.

    We could keep Glennon as backup, start him next year until Winston is ready and the offensive line is gelling. Mike Glennon would be the sacrificial lamb, but it would also provide him with the opportunity to prove himself under a QB friendly OC.

  18. ddneast Says:

    The Kevin, no true fan of the Bucs want to see them lose. Unfortunately there are some trolls out here from other teams who like to post stupid negative comments just to annoy and irritate people. that’s what trolls do.
    I have outed a few of them, including one from Chicago who insists he flies in for every single game from Chicago. What a buffoon he was.

  19. Soggy Says:

    @”TheKevin” Says:
    December 31st, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    These fans are idiots and the worst in the league.
    They want the bucs to fail.


    Who the hell are you talking to? I just read every comment and you’re blowing smoke about fans wanting bucs to fail.. I don’t see it, I think if you got something to say to someone call them by name not These fans or You people..

  20. BeeMoney Says:

    Its Not Rocket Science On Who We Want To Draft & Who We Want Our OC to be…..