“You Don’t Control That”

December 15th, 2015
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Koetter responds to talk of him becoming an NFL head coach

As Joe has documented, Jon Gruden and ex-Jets personnel man Pat Kirwan, and others, have been talking up Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter as an NFL head coaching candidate recently.

So Joe asked Koetter about that today.

After informing Koetter of the public endorsements, Joe asked Koetter very simply whether he wants to be an NFL head coach.

Koetter smiled, talked about how much he loves his job, and how riled up he’d get dealing with media every day as a head coach — but he never said, “No.”

“You don’t control that,”Koetter said.

14 Responses to ““You Don’t Control That””

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    Head coach? Koetter is still perfecting his role as OC with the Bucs. I can’t understand the clamor that Koetter is somehow a hot commodity in the league. If he goes somewhere else, he is poop on my list.

  2. Vincente Says:

    Well. See ya later coach thanks for a good year.

  3. Waterboy Says:

    I like Koetter and hope they can keep him for a few years to allow Winston to develop in one system but if he chooses to leave their are other OC’s available. Ken Whisenhunt may be a good replacement.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No way he leaves….he’s got to hear…”Welcome Back Koetter” at least once.

  5. Dooshlarue Says:

    Sounds awfully familiar Joe………
    Sully Superstar ring a bell?

  6. pelbuc Says:

    Although a marked improvement from no OC last year, I don’t think Koetter will bolt. His lack of using Martin tells me he’s still figuring out the personnel. Also doesn’t help when bad WRs keep dropping passes. I’m more worried about the cesspool that us the defense.

  7. Fsuking Says:

    Koetter is the only reason we kept Doug Martin. I know right? Lovie Smith IS an idiot! But anyways, every time Chuck is on the field, Koetter is using him to open up the passing game or soften up the run defense. I just wish we would play with more 2 back sets, allowing Chuck to motion out wide. I’m sure he will install that package next year!

  8. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Im going to be really pissed if he leaves man….seriously. You have to keep guys like him around. It will be sad to see Winston go through the same OC shuffle freeman went through…only starting under different circumstances

  9. JonBuc Says:

    Exactly, Dooshlarue. 7-9 team record with a Top 10 offense…getting the “most” out of a QB. If anything Sully’s feat was more impressive with Freeman. Good fodder for the Joes’ no doubt but very few coordinator retreads get first NFL coaching gigs approaching 60 years old. Hope Saints replace Payton with The Dirk though..:

  10. Warrenfb12 Says:

    I heard it. Sounded like it would have to be a real good situation IMO. Sort of a duck, but pretty consistent with what he has said in the past.

  11. godzilla13 Says:

    I am sure Dirk Koetter would accept an offer for a HC position in a second. The problem is that there are a whole bunch of NFL HC candidates out there waiting for their opportunity. I can think of at least ten right now. Koetter as a HC is 2 to 3 years away and much depend on how well the team he is on is performing as well.

    DC Todd Bowles, Cardinals, OC Josh McDaniels, Patriots, OC Pat Shurmur, Eagles, OC Adam Gase, Bears, OC Darrell Bevell, Seahawks, DC Sean McDermott, Panthers, HC David Shaw, Stanford, OC Mike Shula Panthers, DC Teryl Austin, Detroit, HC Jim Harbaugh, Michigan and DC Matt Patricia, New England.

    Dirk, you can improve your chances by not pulling Martin every time the chips are on the line.

  12. JonBuc Says:

    Bowles is Jets coach…

  13. Joe Says:

    Good fodder for the Joes’ no doubt but very few coordinator retreads get first NFL coaching gigs approaching 60 years old.

    Just off the top of Joe’s head Bruce Arians springs to mind. Sure there are others.

  14. JonBuc Says:

    Fair point re: Arians. He did however have 2 Siperbowl rings I believe and was thrust into the temporary head gig when Pagano fell ill. That earned him at least co-NFL coach of the year and raised his stock even higher. I was hoping the Bucs would have given him a shot when they named Schiano. Let the bidding war for Koetter begin!