Koetter Not On Head Coaching Radar?

November 30th, 2015
Lofty words for Jameis.

Lofty words for Jameis.

What could be more important in the world of the Bucs than to keep offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter from bolting for a head coach position and abandoning America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston?

Joe can’t think of anything.

Joe shared last week that Koetter appeared in reputable national chatter for an NFL head coaching job, but new chatter from NFL Network reporter/insider Ian Rapoport yesterday did not include Koetter on the list of hot candidates.

Joe will take the temporary relief!

Rapoport shared the following names as potential head coaches: Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Lions DC Teryl Austin, Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula, Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn, Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable, Broncos OC Adam Gase, Pats OC Josh McDaniels and former Bills head coach Doug Marrone.

The NFL’s infamous “Black Monday” is in 35 short days. Koetter’s got a strong resumé and has interviewed for NFL head jobs previously.

Joe doesn’t think the Bucs are off the hook, and Joe would love to see Team Glazer make Koetter assistant head coach to be certain that he stays in Tampa.

27 Responses to “Koetter Not On Head Coaching Radar?”

  1. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    How could anyone who competently runs an NFL franchise seriously consider Tom Cable, Mike Shula or Doug Marrone….Gase and Mcdaniels are intriguing but those recycled others I feel bad for that city

  2. D-Rome Says:

    How is McDaniels interesting? Remember, that’s the same Josh McDaniels who wasted a first round pick drafting Tim Tebow.

  3. NewTampaChris Says:

    Koetter’s probably a victim of being 56 and never having an NFL HC job already. You’d think that Bruce Arians would have already taken care of that problem. Better question: Does he want to be an HC?

  4. FR Says:

    How about swapping spots Koetter head coach and Lovie defense coach? Or no Lovie that’s even better.

  5. Maybe Lovie Has To Go Says:

    Hopefully, Koetter will look at his situation thinking he has plenty of time to be a head coach. He may want to ride the Jameis Winston train for awhile, giving himself even more street cred.

  6. destro44 Says:

    I’m not suprised that Koetter isn’t on any hot lists for head coaching jobs. He is working in NFL Siberia. National media acts like we don’t exist. Unless the Bucs make the playoffs behind a top 10 offense no one outside of Bucs fans are going to notice. This is a good thing for us, Koetter is byvfar the best offensive coordinator we have had in the last 10 years.

  7. Sapp, STFU Says:

    Oops, this computer still had me as Maybe Lovie Has To Go

  8. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Destro is right on

    Seriously, let’s imagine that we’re fans of another team with an open HC spot. How do you think you would react if ownership was going after the OC of a (let’s just say) 7-9 team? There would be riots in the streets here in Tampa.

    Gase & McDaniels will have HC jobs next season. There will be some college names as well, I would bet. Kevin Sumlin, Jim Mora Jr, etc etc. I guarantee you every fan base would prefer any of those 4 names over Koetter and don’t underestimate the “season ticket sales” aspect to coaching hires.

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    In other words Koetter is not such a hot OC-HC prospect after all. That’s what I figured.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs are there own worst enemy. I’ve noticed reporters always asking Jameis about Koetter. And, the media in Tampa are always talking him up. DO you guys want Koetter to leave? Maybe he just wants to be the best OC ever. Not everybody wants that HC job you know. Keep talking him up? And he will Leave. Let the man do what he does best for now.

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    Any franchise DUMB enough to hire Mike Shula needs their brain matter examined!

  12. stulaake Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Isn’t Adam Gase with Chicago?

  13. Phil Says:

    I’m OK with Koetter staying but Lovie needs to go. Probably won’t happen but it sure would be nice if it did.

  14. ndog Says:

    What was with all of the tosses yesterday instead of just running the ball up inside like what actually works for us. Also going away from the run game early was not ideal. Also not sure if it was poor reads by Jameis or bad play calling but we went downfield way to often with the amount of pressure they were brining. Offense took a step back yesterday.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If believe he is a head coaching candidate. I only HOPE that he refuses to consider working with Winston for less than 2 years.

    Frankly, he’s a great OC. IF the Bucs win the next 4 games (very possible), he’ll get a ton of offers. There wouldn’t be much chance of Lovie getting fired then either. Maybe he would consider a promotion to Asst HC for another year if it comes down to it…and a big pay increase.


    There isn’t an OC out there that won’t abandon the run when playing from behind.

  16. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I should become a prophet:


    Funny thing. A loss is always hard to swallow, but I’m actually not at all stressed.

    I knew the team would start rough. I knew the offense would take time to gel. I knew the problems at defensive end were not really addressed yet.

    When you prepare for it, and it comes, it doesn’t bother you as much. I’m completely chilled. Because I know the team we see now is not the team we will see by game nine.

    I have plenty of patience.

    If anyone is willing to listen for a change, I do have some words of encouragement.

    Game by game, the Buccaneers will steadily improve. It will start next week. No, I’m not promising a win. I’m saying the team performance will be better than this week. And then the next game will be slightly better than the last. And so on…

    …so don’t give up. It’s coming. You just had to face the likelihood that it will take a little time.

    Sure, this game was embarrassing. Not just for the fans. The players and coaches too. But the game happened. No changing that. How the team responds is what matters.

    And it will respond by steadily getting better.

    Well said, if I did say so myself!

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bonzai.. you just predicted the Bucs would win the next 4 yesterday, mellowed some huh?

  18. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    No…I have not. I stand by that prediction.

    In fact, I bookmarked it.

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    That quote above was from just after our first game, not yesterday. Click the link.

    I was right.

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I know the team we see now (JUST AFTER GAME 1)is not the team we will see by game nine.

  21. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    Dirk Koetter walks and talks like a football coach and the results he’s gotten so far have been nothing short of miraculous. If anyone in NFL circles is watching, and let’s hope they’re not, then it’s obvious that he is an amazing football coach and deserves to be a head coach in this league.

    I think there is a good chance that nobody is really noticing because, as stated above, he’s working in NFL Siberia and his previous coaching jobs in Atlanta and Jax had mixed results due to personnel issues. That won’t happen in Tampa unless something wacky happens with Winston. He has a solid core of young players that are locked, cocked, and ready to rock. He will surely get some solid interest once the Bucs are a perennial playoff team.

  22. Fsuking Says:

    Would you rather have Lovie and no Koetter. Or Koetter and no Lovie? I think there is only one logical way to answer that question and I don’t think anyone could disagree. If Koetter looks like he might leave for an HC job, we need to promote him! Honestly who really cares what happens to Lovie anyways? I heard the Tampa Bay Storm need an HC. That’s right up Lovie’s alley!

  23. Fsuking Says:

    I Bet his soft cover-2 would revolutionize the AFL!

  24. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I don’t think anyone could disagree.

    Perhaps here at JBF with all the “expert” armchair GM’s…but the rest of the league does NOT agree with you. It’s as simple as that.

  25. Nuc if u Buc Says:

    Does he have any college coaching background, TaggRt suks

  26. JonBuc Says:

    Koetter might win the title of best home perm….but let’s ease up on the anointing oil, shall we. I remember when Mike Sullivan was hotter than the Joes’ in some snug jean shorts. Now he had to ask for his old QB coach position, hat in hand , with Coughlin and the Giants.

  27. Macabee Says: