“That’s Really Your Head Coach”

July 16th, 2015
A Bucs starter talks about new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

A Bucs starter talks about new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

Back at the 2014 Pro Bowl, Joe learned from Matt Forte that Lovie Smith is a very hands off guy when it comes to the offense.

Joe doubts that was the case last year, but Lovie is hands off now, says Evan (Dietrich) Smith.

The Bucs’ starting center hopped on Movin’ The Chains on SiriuxXM NFL Radio recently and told hosts Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller that Dirk Koetter is in full control, emphasizing that Lovie is focusing on defense.

“That’s really your head coach, when it comes to that group,” Smith said of how Koetter is viewed by offensive players.

“It’s his show. He wants it run the way he wants it. On top of that, he’s just a great coach.”

Smith went on to say the Bucs had a great offseason regarding installing the offense, and he assured the hosts that there was no slower learning pace to accommodate for a 21-year-old rookie quarterback, aka America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Man, Lovie must be so happy to have Koetter, a competent seasoned offensive coordinator. Lovie burned through a mess of miserable OCs in Chicago, and Lovie chose — yes, chose — to hand the offense to ill-suited Marcus Arroyo last year.

As far as the Bucs starting center saying, “That’s really your head coach,” well, Joe knows there’s a radical faction of Bucs fans that would like to see Koetter actually get that job in 2016.

73 Responses to ““That’s Really Your Head Coach””

  1. Buc-A-New Says:

    Glad Koetter’s here but I’m not giving up on Lovie yet.

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    How much did Chucky mess with Monte Kiffin’s defense?

    The Koetter hiring, and the drafting of Jameis have me believing that Lovie has learned his lesson.

    Koetter has a pretty good resume. The Bucs were not his only option. I do not believe he would have taken the job if he wasn’t sure who would be calling the offensive shots.

    This is all to Lovie’s advantage. All Lovie has to do now is produce a decent defense. If the offense takes a dive Koetter will get all the blame.

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And yet…if the offense does badly, the drones here will blame Lovie Smith.

    The offense WILL do badly, at least at first. It’s going to take time to bring things together.

    And teams will blitz our QB all the time because he processes slowly. Or did in college.

  4. Señor Mofo Says:

    Hiring Dirk Koetter is one of the shrewdest moves this organization has ever managed to pull off.

    Hey, imagine this. Our team might actually manage to score 400 points this year. Something we have never done in 39 years of football.

  5. Waterboy Says:

    That was actually another issue that I had with Gruden. He was always to busy being the offensive coordinator to focus on defense or anything else. I prefer a coach that delegates power and has coordinators handling day to day planning for the unit and play calling power responsibilities while he focuses on the team as a whole.

  6. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Dirk as HC and Lovie as DC would sweweeeeet!!!

  7. Señor Mofo Says:

    Have you ever had people ask you who, from all of human history, are the five people you’d like to have dinner with?

    I usually answer with Aristotle, Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Ben Franklin.

    Because those guys were brilliant polymaths who moved the world forward with their thinking.

    But in the football world, Bill Belichick would be on that list. I mean, you don’t really want to sit down to dinner with Belichick, because he’s boring and abrasive.

    But he’s a good football coach. And he’s good because he studies his opponents really hard, and knows how to exploit their weaknesses. He’s ruthless.

    Dirk Koetter knows how to exploit his opponents’ weaknesses, even though it doesn’t always work. But it will work for us as long as Lovie focuses on defense and lets Koetter run the show on offense.

    Lovie has never shown that step-on-your-neck mentality that we need to bury an opponent on Sunday. And winning in the NFL is really all about game-day coaching and preparation.

    Bring it on, Dirk, bring it on.

  8. Buc Neckid Says:

    Cannot understand how people think that Lovie changed?
    He WANTED his Offensive Coordinator to be the Offensive Coach.
    But Health issues took him away from that.
    Otherwise it would have been this way last year.
    Still like Koetter Much Better than …
    what was the name of last year’s Offensive Coordinator?

  9. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    For get it dewy Lovie is the man and will remain the head man for along time. But I understand why many of you are rubbed wrong by his presence as head man. Exercising my right to keep my opinion quiet.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The addition of Koetter will not only shore up the offense…..but Lovie will be able to concentrate on the D.

    Time for another Lovie Confidence Poll

    I would predict the his confidence rises considerably from the last one.

    Chase for and acquiring Jameis
    Hiring Dirk Koetter
    Dumping McCown, Johnson, Collins & Cousins
    Drafting Oline

    Yep….Lovie may be here for a while….the Glazers will give him the time necessary to turn things around.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Forgot the FA solid D-Depth pickups…..

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey

    Workin’ hard to get my fill
    Everybody wants a thrill
    Payin’ anything to roll the dice
    Just one more time
    Some will win
    Some will lose
    Some were born to sing the blues
    Oh, the movie never ends
    It goes on and on and on and on

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    No way Koetter will be Head coach in 2016. The Lovie sheep are already getting their excuses ready. ” He tanked the season so he can get his DE with the Top 5 draft pick!” They will say that that is the last piece for a dominate defense event though they will finish 18th/19th by the end of the year!

    year 7 and the rebuild continues!!!

  14. Señor Mofo Says:

    This lunch break is gonna take all afternoon,
    And half the night.
    Tomorrow mornin’, I know there’ll be hell to pay,
    Hey, but that’s all right.
    I ain’t had a day off now in over a year.
    Our Jamaican vacation’s gonna start right here.
    If the phone’s for me,
    You can tell ’em I just sailed away.

    And pour me somethin’ tall and strong,
    Make it a Hurricane before I go insane.
    It’s only half-past twelve but I don’t care.
    It’s five o’clock somewhere.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist…year 7 for whom? Lovie and Licht? The Glazers? What is this year 7 rebuild you keep talking about. I thought they just started rebuilding last season. Considering almost the entire roster is gone from 7 years ago

  16. Señor Mofo Says:

    @The Buc Realist

    Yes, there is no way that Dirk Koetter is HC (of this team) in 2016.

    Because we are winning the division this year, which solidifies Lovie’s job security.

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Senor Mofo

    Interesting exercise. I might have added some spiritual leaders to mine such as Christ, Buddha, or Ghandi. But your list is excellent and I’d enjoy dinner with all those luminaries.

    But Belicheat. He was a losing coach, run out of Cleveland, losing in New England,until Tom Brady came along.. I give Belicheat no credit for Brady since he wasn’t taken until the sixth round….a pure shot of LUCK for Belicheat.

    When Belicheat produces consistent winners without Brady then I’ll be ready to crown him as equal to Parcells and some other greats. He’ll never be Don Shula.

  18. The Buc Realist Says:


    Its year 7 for the Bucs and the fans!!! the rebuild was started when Gruden was fired and Dominik threw Mr Derrick Brooks out of 1 Buc like he was Sapp at a strip club!

    Thats when it started and it continues today!! and of course its almost entire new roster, Dominik was GM which means its new every 4 years!!!

  19. Luther Says:

    I would rather have a sitdown with Bill Walsh over Belicheat. Walsh changed the NFL all over the place. His impact is still being felt.

  20. Señor Mofo Says:


    Belichick wasn’t “run out” of Cleveland.

    Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore, and then fired Belichick even after he had promised Belichick that he would retain his coaching job.

  21. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Despite how the tampa 2 is viewed as being out dated…..and I partially agree. I think if its being run by the right coach and players it can be effective which is why I like Lovie running the D.

    In my perfect imaginary world, Lovie Would take a step back and give the head coaching gig to Koetter and take over DC. BUT THAT WONT HAPPEN. Unless Koetter is one of these guys that has no intentions of becoming a head coach than he will be gone eventually. As much as I would hate to lose Lovie I gotta say I think Id keep Koetter over Lovie in todays league. But thats not now. Right now this team has what it takes to win games. Some postions lack depth but thats on every team. Thats where the coaching staff gets guys to step up. This will be a fun season to watch!!!!!

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    I just checked out the national NFL football magazines in the grocery store, they all picked the Bucs to finish last in their division and all picked Carolina to win it. They all picked the Bucs to improve last year and were wrong. I expect them to all be wrong once again this year.

  23. Señor Mofo Says:

    @The original “Kevin”

    Technically, all defensive schemes that we know by name are outdated. All NFL teams run some variation of cover-2 or cover-3 or Tampa-2.

    There are only so many players on the field, and there are only so many things you can do with them.

    A really good QB will pick your defense apart no matter what you try to do.

    But QBs can’t win games by themselves. They need their skill-position players to step up and make big plays at key moments.

    The NFL is stocked with better athletes now than it ever has been before. That’s why coaching is so important. And by coaching, I mean planning and strategy, not rah-rah speeches.

  24. Señor Mofo Says:

    @Buccfan37 said:

    I just checked out the national NFL football magazines in the grocery store, they all picked the Bucs to finish last in their division and all picked Carolina to win it. They all picked the Bucs to improve last year and were wrong. I expect them to all be wrong once again this year.


    Yes, they are all very wrong. The Buccaneers will win the division this year.

    And that’s not me being a homer, and it’s not any kind of testimony to the strength of the Buccaneers. It’s testimony to the weakness of the division right now.

    The Buccaneers will win the NFC South this year, and we will be a playoff team, whether we deserve it or not.

  25. Mike10 Says:

    2 Points to make on this one:

    1. Joe are we marking down 7/16 as the first official day that you refer to Koetter as the Head Coach?

    2. I feel like/hope we’re going to realize how important good coaches can be, and how much we’ve been missing it. Let’s hope Frasier and the OL coach (who I’m not even going to spend the time trying to recall) raise to the occasion!

  26. Harry Says:

    @Realist says,
    “…the rebuild was started when Gruden was fired and Dominik threw Mr Derrick Brooks out of 1 Buc like he was Sapp at a strip club!…”

    Are you suggesting the Bucs should have kept Brooks? I think cutting him was justified by the fact no other team signed him. Sure, maybe he could have signed, but obviously no team was offering decent money to Brooks or he would have likely taken it. If you are complaining about the way it was handled, I get that. That was done very poorly.

  27. The Buc Realist Says:


    no, they should not have kept him and were in the right to release him, But that was the moment that the rebuild started.

    And The Buc Realist 5 are

    Doug Williams, Bruce Allan, Raheem Morris, Coach Gruden, and Coach Schaino. we would all just tell stories how Dominik Lied and backstabbed to get and kept his job and other stories of how incompetent he was!!!

  28. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Senor Mofo

    Agree with your prediction of winning the division. Still meh about Belicheat.
    Perhaps I was guilty of hyperbole in saying he was “run out of town” in Cleveland.

    However I was correct in that he was a LOSING coach until Brady. In fact his record pretty much sucked! He had a losing record in five of his first six seasons in the league including his first season with the Pats. He had a record of 41-55 before Brady. He had only ONE winning season without Brady against five losers.

    Now am I suggesting that Belicheat sucks. Of course not. I do believe however he is enormously overrated and has ridden Brady’s coattails to success.

    Again however…IF he can win without Brady then I’ll give him more props. For now he’s enormously overrated.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist…Welp if Dom was fired. Then I consider this a new rebuild because the last one blew up. Same as if we were rebuilding an engine in a car. If the engine gets rebuilt and then blows up. Most of us start over fresh with a new engine and not rebuild the one that blew up.

    So I consider this year 2 of the rebuild. The last motor sucked and can’t be rebuilt again it’s been blown to smithereens so bad.

    I hope everyone’s following what I’m trying to say. It’s margarita night tonight at my house!

    Who’s coming over?

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    If they win the division in Winston’s first season they ought to erect a bronze statue of the kid out in front of RJS and give him the key to the city to boot.

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    Headin’ up to San Francisco
    For the Labor Day weekend show,
    I’ve got my hush-puppies on,
    I guess I never was meant for
    Glitter rock and roll.
    And honey I didn’t know
    That I’d be missin’ you so.

    Come Monday It’ll be all right,
    Come Monday I’ll be holding you tight.
    I spent four lonely days in a brown L.A. haze
    And I just want you back by my side.

  32. Buc-A-New Says:

    If I had my own plane I would be there 87

  33. Buc-A-New Says:

    Mad props for the Jimmy Buffett lyrics. I see on the thread that many people are talking about who they would like to have dinner with. I didn’t have dinner with Jimmy Buffett but I did have a few drinks and burn a doobie with him! That was more fun than dinner. Cool freaking dude. Introduced himself as Jim.

  34. The Buc Realist Says:


    that is just it my friend, They tried to rebuild the engine, it turned over and then caught the car and the whole garage on fire!! We never even saw it on a road!!!

    So in come the Old mechanic with his Old, outdated, and passive tools, and he is just trying to get it to crank up again!!!

    And this point, finishing second in the division would be an unbelievable feat!!!

  35. Seminole Bill Says:

    A smart manager in any endeavor will surround himself/herself with smart, competent people, give them authority commensurate with responsibility, and let them do their job. If they don’t, fire them and get someone else. Lovie has made a good choice.

  36. brett Says:

    Evan Smith really said on the radio Dirk is really the Head Coach? Something tells me Evan really won’t be with the Bucs next year.

  37. Buc-A-New Says:

    Same way with a G.C. like me Seminole Bill. I hire really good carpenters to do most of my work, (I do the specialty stuff), and I hire good quality other subs to do their specialty. It is much simpler to build a Hotel I am sure than it is to coach a NFL team I am sure but you are spot on in your correlation.

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Buc A New…when I worked at Innisbrook in Tarpon Springs for 6-7 years I met LOTS of famous peeps. One of the best jobs I ever had in my youth. Literally hung out with Walter FREAKIN’ Payton for about 2 hours. Lit Willy Nelson’s cig on a back loading dock, never said a word to eachother though.
    Took Chi Chi Rodriguez to the airport and got him lost much to his bitchin and moaning in the back seat. Dude walked into the private hangar (when we finally found it) looked at the man at the desk and said tip this boy a hundred.
    Met Tiger Woods before he was “The great Tiger Woods”.

    The best of all was when they had an awards banquet for the NFL QB club. Every QB that was in the league was at that banquet. I chummed it up with Jim Kelly discussing Shaq’s autographed shoe at the silent auction for charity. Kelly turned to me and said “did you see the size of this effin shoe?”

    Brought a cordless phone to Mike Ditka once. He tipped me $20.
    Got some Tylenol for Steve Beurlines date out of my glove box and got another $20 tip.

    Pretty much EVERY qb was in the building. We were told by our bosses to leave them alone and treat them as guests. That wasn’t going to fly as waiters and waitresses were showing up with clean footballs and stacks of football cards. Lots of them kept them hidden until the right time.

    It was awesome!

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    Love him or hate him talked with Limbaugh for about 5 minutes and got his autograph. I’m trying to remember more stuff, but those were my LSD, weed smoking and pretty much anything goes days.

    Met the smothers brothers briefly. Oh yeah I shook Drew Carey’s hand.

    There’s just too much to remember, and the tequila’s not letting it through.

  40. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Dag 87 sounds like you’ve had some helluva times my man.

  41. Buc-A-New Says:

    Oh I have met many celebs 87. Madonna, Susan Sarandon,…. Tom Petty, Geddy Lee Neil Peart, and Dusty Hill were some of my fav Rock Celebs. But I didn’t spend two hours getting twisted and having a blast with them.

  42. cmurda Says:

    I see Koetter as a double edged sword for the fire Lovie, hire Dirk crowd. If at the end of the season Dirk is looked upon favorably, then that means we had a competent offense. With Lovie focusing 100% with the defense and the fact that this is the 2nd year from in his system, the combo of Lovie-Koetter could mean big things. If we show improvement in our record with an offense that has more potential than Lovie’s job should be safe. The only way the opposite is true is if our defense stinks it up and we fail to win games because of it.

  43. cmurda Says:

    @87 I met the doobie brothers. I tried to smoke trees with them but they laughed and said no thanks. I’m pretty sure they considered it though.

  44. Buc-A-New Says:

    Can I get an E- Margarita 87??

  45. Buc1987 Says:

    I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer
    Well good God almighty which way do I steer for my

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    Payton was the BEST time though. When he died I nearly cried. We talked about so many different things outside of football. Never met a more down to earth football player in my entire life. I was lucky to have that opportunity.

    When I see “A football life : Walter Payton” on NFLN, and hear people saying what a great person he was, I full understand it. He was just an AWESOME human being.

  47. Buc-A-New Says:

    You were blessed indeed 87!

  48. Señor Mofo Says:


    Yes, Bill Belichick had a losing record as a coach before Brady miraculously became Brady.

    But he was widely regarded as one of the brightest young minds in football (yes, he was young then), and many teams wanted him.

    Brady or no Brady, Bill Belichick is a relentless planner who will prepare his team to win every week.

  49. Buc1987 Says:

    The Chi Chi thing was hilarious though. I was just a banquet waiter standing there waiting for the party to file out so I could clean up. Chi Chi was the guest speaker for the banquet.

    After he got through with his speech. I see him circling around and talking to himself saying “where’s my limo, where’s my damn driver?” Next thing you know he walks up to me and says “Can YOU take me to the airport, do you know how to get there?” Having been to Tampa airport many times I quickly said YES, yes I can. But I have to check with my boss first to leave property.

    I walked up to my boss (who already knows me as the staff clown and BS’er) and said “Chi Chi wants me to take him to the airport. He looked at me like stop BSing me. Then he said the same words as his look. “Stop BSing and get back to work.’ I said no he REALLY does, let’s go ask him yourself. He asked him and away we went in a rented lincoln town car.

    He was telling me this story and that story on the way there. Then he says” my life is boring tell me about yours.” I just laughed and told him a few things about my life at the time.

    Here’s when things got out of hand. I proceeded to go to the airport down Tampa road. When we reached the turn to go to the airport, he quickly shouts from the back ” NO it’s not this turn, where are you taking me?” I said I’m taking you to Tampa airport. He says “my planes in a private hangar, hangar one.” I just told him I don’t know what your talking about maybe we should turn here at the airport and ask them where hangar one is. He said no keep driving, eventually we turned around. Then he says to me take this left up here. So I did and we proceeded to get onto the Courtney Campbell Causeway. Then he blew a head gasket because I told him now we are headed to Clearwater with no way of turning around until we get to the end of it. He LOST it. Cursing in spanish and english and then back to spanish.

    Once we turned around and got back into Tampa he says to me : “pull into the airport and ask for directions to hangar one”. I though dayum that’s what I told you to do in the first place.

    We found hangar one, he walked into the private building told the clerk to tip me a 100 and I left.

  50. Buc1987 Says:

    Señor Mofo…plus from what I gather Bilichik was pretty much on the verge of turning the Browns around, but I agree with St Pete as well. Brady was a lucky break for him. Let’s just say that I think the 2 of them are a marriage made in heaven.

    Doesn’t mean I don’t despise either of them though.

  51. Señor Mofo Says:

    ¿Qué mierda, tío, eso es una larga historia.

  52. Buc-A-New Says:

    If I ever met Chi Chi. I would ask him about that crazy a$$ swing and how he made it work.

  53. Señor Mofo Says:


  54. Buc-A-New Says:

    Speaking for G-a-t-r-b-u-c,
    “Senor Mo Fo is lucky that Joe doesn’t speak Spanish.

  55. Buc1987 Says:

    Needless to say I took my time getting back to work and cruised Clearwater beach for a bit, bought a burger and fries before heading back to work.

    Funny memories..

  56. Señor Mofo Says:


    Señor Mofo doesn’t speak Spanish very well either. That’s the only reason that Señor Mofo has such a high success rate with beautiful senoritas in the bars of Mexico City. They just don’t quite understand what an idiot Señor Mofo really is.

  57. Buc-A-New Says:

    Lol Sr Mo Fo. I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts for the last 2 plus yrs. Carry on my friend and keep spreading the Bucs Gospel. You are one of the most level-headed fans here IMO. I can name a few others but you have always viewed this team without a College allegiance.

  58. Buc1987 Says:

    Senor Mofo…do you prefer a girl with a shaved, trimmed or full moustache?

  59. Señor Mofo Says:


    I’ve been a fan since 1976, and I’m not giving up anytime soon.

    But I’m not stupid. I just calls ’em like I sees ’em.

  60. Señor Mofo Says:


    I like a girl with a bleached moustache and a full bush. I mean, not a jungle bush, but something I can get lost in anyway.

  61. Buc-A-New Says:

    I’m a 76er too Mo Fo. I sat second row 40 yard line from 76 to 96 and only missed 2 home games. I have been though spirals as you have and now I live almost 3000 miles away as the crow flies and I still love us just as much as ever but I have become more realistic lately.

  62. Buc1987 Says:

    When I lived in Cali I used to frequent Tijuana quite often. The drinking age was 18 and I was 19. They had american style clubs all over the place, playing american music, had volleyball nets up and such. One night I met a mexican chick that really liked me. She knew no english, but her friend new a little so she was my translator. It was dark in the club, but when we went out on the balcony into the light she had a thicker moustache than Eddie Murphy’s aunt Bunny. Didn’t matter to me though. I was pretty damn drunk from the free tequila shot with every purchase of a bottled beer that went on for happy hour. Plus I hadn’t been laid in months, I was newbie to San Diego.

    The next thing I know my brother taps me on the shoulder and says it ‘s time to go and you can’t take her with you back to San Diego. That crushed me, because I just wanted to get laid…

  63. Buc1987 Says:

    Buc-A-New…I wore my Vinny creamsicle jersey out in Cali all the time, only to get picked on by Niners and Chargers fans. I still wore it though, proud as can be!

  64. Señor Mofo Says:


    Cool. So, where do you live now?

    I think I’m only 1200 miles from Tampa as the crow flies. But I lived in Atlanta for many years before coming down here. And I drove down here to Mexico City.

    I have no immigration status here in Mexico. I live here as a tourist, so I have to drive up to the border every six months to get a new tourist card and renew my vehicle permit.

  65. Buc1987 Says:

    Sometimes I think life goes by REALLY fast until I start remembering all the things I’ve done in my life and the fun times I had. Then everything kind of slows down for me.

    I dunno it’s works for me when I think damn I’m getting old and wow life just flies by.

  66. Buc-A-New Says:

    I live in West Yellowstone Montana. That is the West entrance to Yellowstone Nat Park. I left Fla in 2000 because there simply isn’t enough money in construction there for me. I was raised in Carolwood and Mad Beach. I wish I could still fish for Snook

  67. Buc-A-New Says:

    Why is my comment in moderation?
    I didn’t cuss.

  68. Berdj J. Rassam Says:

    It’ll be interesting to see whether or not the coaching changes translate to more wins for the Bucs in the upcoming season.

  69. BucsFan85 Says:

    Needed a fix so bad i watched game vs. cincinnati and couldn’t believe i didn’t remember so many things about that game. Orie Lemon was a beast filling in for LVD and on special teams. Louis Murphy can change a game (without penalties on the play) , Danny Lansanah is a versatile play maker. Josh McCown SMH. Cameron Brate splash play! Russell Shepherd has potential. I like Brandon Dixon, Hawk in training! Garrett Gilkey and Oniel Cousins cost us the game in penalties and bonehead plays. Ghost Michael Johnson, didn’t even notice him at all. GMC is a beast. We were so close to a win with so many mistakes. OPTIMISM for this season is all I can say.

  70. Mo_Downs Says:

    Dirk Koetter has never been a coach in any capacity on a team that went to the Super Bowl, let alone won a Super Bowl. Why would he suddenly be HC material above current HC Lovie Smith?

    I would suggest that Buc fans who are quick to dog Lovie look at his resume and real world NFL accomplishments. He took a team to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman vs Peyton Manning/Tony Dungy and lost by a few points. The year Lovie was fired by the Bears they went 10-6. In 2 seasons as HC, “offensive guru” Marc Trestman never had a winning season and was fired.

    For all the negative talk about former Bear OC’s, most of them had success on offense with their former teams before Lovie hired them for the Bears. And it’s a little crazy to dog-out an OC who was able to get a Super Bowl season out of Rex Grossman and a back-up QB. And Super Bowl winning HC Mike Martz was the creator of the “Greatest Show on Turf”.
    Mike Tice was HC when the Vikings had Moss and Culpepper and set both NFL and Viking offensive records. So, I can understand they underperformed as OC’s in Chicago when they never had the talent along the OL, even after several promising drafts of OL.

    Maybe Koetter has the potential to be a great HC. If so, it’s funny how the NFL owners aren’t falling in line to hire him. Let’s see how he performs as OC for the Bucs before we crown him king.

  71. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Top of the morning Bucc nation. Yo Buc whus good man,87 I appreciate that Payton story he was one my close friends idol as kid so naturally I gravitated to him as well. Nice to hear we was a truly humble super star. I also wanna say thanks for that slowing life down method of reflecting back on your own personal life experiences. It’s a method I’ll be exercising from now on.

  72. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    Lovie did say that he would be more “hands on” with the defense this year. Now we know why he said that.

  73. Owlykat Says:

    Don’t forget Winston loves Lovie and Lovie has had a great effect in keeping him focused on Football and out of trouble so it is important to keep Lovie HC. With Koetter we will be able to move to elite status next year with just one more great draft–1st DE, 2d LT, 3d Big RB (If Dominick Brown doesn’t fill that need this year.) If we still need another Safety then get A proven one in free agency. Resign the rest of our players and we will be ready to establish a Dynasty for years to come and we can attract a Great OL Coach!