“I’m Kind Of A Scaredy Cat”

November 24th, 2015

dirk koetter 1028Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is a man with fears — and it’s not because he watched film of Josh McCown leading the Tampa Bay offense last year.

Koetter said last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network that he isn’t always as big a gambler as the men who work under him on his offensive staff.

“I’m kind of a scaredy cat,” Koetter said.

A great example, the co-savior of the Bucs offense explained, is that the touchdown slant pass to Vincent Jackson in Philadelphia on Sunday almost didn’t happen.

“We didn’t complete that in practice one time. It looked terrible all week in practice,” said Koetter, who wouldn’t reveal who convinced him to keep that play in the game plan.

Koetter also said that he is consistently telling offensive coaches to dial back their expectations of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, when it comes to crafting the plays of the week. Koetter said it’s so easy to forget Jameis is 10-game veteran, and the team still needs to protect him from potentially dangerous situation.

9 Responses to ““I’m Kind Of A Scaredy Cat””

  1. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    He sure didn’t play like a 10 game rookie against Philly:)! Wow!

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

    Well we can clearly tell who isn’t a scardy cat. Keep rifling them tight window… Jamies keep rifling baby.

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

    And I keep reading about his mechanics. How they need to be tightin. Didn’t appear that way on Sunday. I love his motion,he looks angry 😡 when delivering a football. I love that chit.

  4. LongSeasons Says:

    Jameis has worked on his mechanics and they are improved. Just remember that two weeks in a row he didn’t look as sharp. Jameis is still a work in progress. Like all quarterbacks, he will need to continue to work on and refine his mechanics. Especially rookie quarterbacks.

  5. Clodhopper Says:

    Maybe it didn’t work all week in practice because the Bucs D is finally stopping the slant!

  6. Nick Says:

    Jameis will meet your expectations. Expect the most.

  7. Bob Digital Says:

    Every Sunday afternoon feels like Xmas morning now that the Bucs have a franchise QB for the first time in 40 years (though I’ve, admittedly, only been a fan since ’97.) I really thought Freeman was that guy, especially after the 7-9 season in which he smashed all kinds of franchise records, but we all know how that worked out… But, I don’t think Famous Jameis has it in him to become a JFx5, too much heart.

  8. unbelievable Says:


    They were saying on BSPN yesterday that his throwing motion and release looked much more compact when we got into the red zone versus previous weeks.

  9. Fsuking Says:

    His mechanics are fine. People who don’t like him are still looking for a way to diss him, which is getting harder by the game.