More Dirk Koetter Love

June 25th, 2015
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There is no question the most important pick up this offseason is “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston.

If you listen to Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, Jameis may be the most important draft pick in team history.

Time will tell.

However, given that Jameis is such a major addition to a quarterback-starved team, arguably the second-most important acquisition was offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.

How important? Well, former NFL suit, player, and current scribe for Bucky Brooks has Koetter listed as one of the league’s top offensive coordinators.

7) Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Offensive coordinators who can develop young quarterbacks always earn solid reviews from the scouting community, and Koetter is one of the best in the business at helping young passers perform at a high level from the pocket. From his masterful work with David Garrard in Jacksonville (in 2007, Koetter’s first year with the team, Garrard led the Jaguars to a playoff berth after compiling an 18:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio) and Matt Ryan in Atlanta (under Koetter’s direction in 2012, Ryan set single-season franchise records in passing yards, completion percentage and passing touchdowns) to his impressive collegiate résumé, it’s easy to see Koetter excels at creating a quarterback-friendly offense that allows young playmakers to thrive. With Koetter also adept at cultivating potent rushing attacks (the Jaguars averaged 132.0 rushing yards per game during his tenure, from 2007 to 2011 — the third-best mark in the NFL during that span), the Buccaneers’ new offensive coordinator is unquestionably one of the best in the business.

Look, if a guy can take David Garrard and make him a tolerable quarterback, then that guy really must know what the heck he is doing. That simple.

But think of the difference a year makes: Last year, the Bucs offense, sans two wide receivers, was a garish nightmare, helmed by ill-suited acting offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, who is currently a running backs coach at a middling Big XII program.

Now the Bucs have a quarterback under the tutelage of arguably one of the better NFL coordinators in the business. This springs to mind for Joe the words from barbecue pitmaster Logan Mankins, when he remarked at minicamp that it was nice to have an offensive coordinator who could read defenses.

8 Responses to “More Dirk Koetter Love”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Glad to finally know for sure that the “Benn’d” around will finally be scrapped. Big seasons for Savage Mike & Mr. Jackson are on the horizon.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    No one knew at the time, but the “Benn’d” around play was used because JFro could only remember a couple of plays and the Pop-star ordered his high draft pick to get some action!!!

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m high on the Koetter acquisition also. What a novel concept, an offensive coordinator with past success. Fire them cannons!

  4. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Oh but Lovie / Light are so incompetent! I mean wtf are they doing hiring this guy?! Wtf are they doing not hitting on every draft pick and not having 7 all pros from the draft last year? Wtf are they doing when not every FA acquisition pans out?! It’s THEIR fault that Sims got injured!

    Don’t they realize that every other NFL team never makes any personnel mistakes and hits on every draft pick??! Don’t they realize that every FA other teams sign goes on to become instant pro bowlers?

    Just figured I’d post this for the negative haters to save their breath

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    Thank you for that LC! I thought I was going crazy. Great hire. Maybe the most significant hire yet.

  6. OneLove Says:

    @Lord Cornelius

    HAHAHA! That post made me laugh and HORNY at the same time!! 😉

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith

    Lovie 2016!!!!

  7. WS99 Says:

    Improvement? Yes!

    Will he get us to where we need to be? Wait n see.

    Lord corn I was with you until the last paragraph. Lol.

    Whatever you think fact remains ATL scored 7 points in the NFCSC game last year. Wait my bad it was 3 points. 34-3 panthers. Ouch!

  8. Greg Says:

    All this means is that he’ll be here one year before he moves on to a head coaching job and once again Bucs will be looking for an offensive coordinator.