All About America

January 15th, 2016
Koetter hire all about America's Quarterback.

Koetter hire all about America’s Quarterback.

If anyone doesn’t think Dirk Koetter was hired to partially appease and fully grease the wheels for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, think again.

This is all about Jameis, and the franchise is all about Jameis. There’s just way too much investment, jobs and millions of dollars, to think or act otherwise.

There are likely better coaches out there than Koetter. There are certainly coaches with better resumés.

But Koetter was in the right place at the right time. He came in, molded Jameis, may have made him offensive rookie of the year, and there is no denying Koetter was a key reason why the Bucs went from the outhouse to the penthouse, offensively,

Stop with the “not-enough-points,” or “yards-in-garbage time.” Go watch tapes — if you have the stomach — of the Bucs’ offense under ill-suited Marcus Arroyo and then with Koetter. It is night and freaking day.

Don’t fool yourself, the hire has Jameis written all over it. So long as Jameis puts up good numbers, for the rest of his Bucs career, what Jameis wants Jameis gets.

Jameis spoke passionately about Koetter several times, and Jameis got to keep his trusted NFL tutor.

22 Responses to “All About America”

  1. Bucco Brice Says:

    Success rewarded….”simple as that”…

  2. tdtb2015 Says:

    Now lets hire the right DC to take Jameis to the promise land!!!!

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Does that mean lovie is Russia because he is now sanctioned????

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dirk Koetter…..”America’s Coach”

  5. Cody Says:

    Imho this was the best possible hire; I’m hoping we wont have to do this again anytime soon…Now if we can just find a solid DC, we’ll be on our way…Mike Nolan or Mike Smith seem like logical choices…Personally I like the idea of running a 4-3/3-4 hybrid; mixing it up, keeping offenses off-balance…Go Bucs!

  6. tdtb2015 Says:

    Yes sanctioned ten million was. Poor Lovie!

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  8. Ian_Beckles Says:

    Im thankful to have Jameis as much as any Bucs fan should be but IMO you guys gotta stop this America’s QB gimmick.

    Staying out of trouble and going 6-10 will get you laughed off of any national stage, let the kid earn it first

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Every day Licht gets more props from others around the league including new Lions GM Bob Quinn who pointed out just how prepared and detailed Licht is.

    So go back to this time last year. Licht would have wanted to cover himself and the team’s posterior and we know he had a file of potential HC candidates even before it became clear Lovie was a goner…he would have insurance.

    I’m now of the belief that Licht killed two birds with one stone when Koetter arrived. He had the guy in house that he trusted with Joe points out ‘The Franchise”…AND he had a top HC candidate already in house. He basically got the luxury (earned because of is thorough prep)of being able to give an HC candidate a one year working interview.

    2015 was Koetter’s working interview…just in case Lovie didn’t make it.

  10. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Stop with the “not-enough-points,” or “yards-in-garbage time.” Go watch tapes — if you have the stomach — of the Bucs’ offense under ill-suited Marcus Arroyo and then with Koetter. It is night and freaking day.”

    This one million times over. This will be his first offseason with no baseball (he was on the draft circuit last off-season). He will improve dramatically. He was a rookie!!!

    The people who don’t like Jameis (like lightningbuc) didn’t like him before the draft, and continue their bias, regardless of his acclaim, locally AND nationally, now.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Don’t fool yourself, the hire has Jameis written all over it. So long as Jameis puts up good numbers, for the rest of his Bucs career, what Jameis wants Jameis gets. – Joe

    I disagree.

    He has 2 years. That would give Jameis 3 years under him. The Glazers will fire him if the team isn’t winning, even if Jameis doesn’t look good.

    On the other hand…maybe we have the next Belecheck on our hands.

    We have had pretty good luck with offensive coaches.

  12. DB55 Says:

    Jaboowins week 16 presser was prophetic. Rejoice for the kingdom of Jameis is here!

  13. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Well this article is spot on and proves that Joe should have given zero credit to Lovie for his role in grooming Winston last year. I don’t know how many times the Joe’s gave Lovie credit for this but obviously it wasn’t accurate at all. We all suspected that they fired Lovie in order to keep Koetter in house. That was proven to be true last night when they finally hired Dirk to take over. Both the Glazers and Licht are making an emphatic statement with this hire that Koetter was the reason (from a coaching perspective) for Jameis’ success as a rookie. They obviously felt Lovie added no value to Jameis.

  14. biff barker Says:

    Glad we are attempting to fix only what’s broken.

    I like the idea of a 4-3, 3-4 hybrid as it plays greatly to our speed at LB. We can’t re-engineer the whole DL in one draft and FA’s bring an inherent risk.

    Spence will make an excellent NG too. Banks and maybe Verner if here, will fare better too.

    Whomever the DC is, I’d hope he utilizes the talent on hand instead of force feeding his scheme on an ill equipped roster. Koetter had the good sense to do this.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Well, you all got what you wanted. Lovie is gone. Koetter is head coach. I’ll stand behind the man, but if I were a betting man I would bet most of you will want Koetter gone by December.

  16. Dan Says:

    Joe, I agree with you but I don’t know if it was necessarily to appease Jameis. I think it was the leadership structure we saw evolve throughout the season. Current and former players often say that the coaching is overated, that is there is only so much a coach can do. There has to be a player leadership structure.

    Well we saw Jameis takeover leadership of the offense, and then the team. What we didn’t see is leadership on the Defense. David was supposed to be one of those leaders, and in after the first game he mentioned how the personal foul penalty on the first series of the first game took them out of the game mentally. WTF? Then later in the season after I believe the Rams game when our playoff chances were on the line, after the game he talks about how they came out flat. WTF? Then when Lovie got fired he was quick to tweet “stupid”. WTF? It’s a cut-throat business. You may not like it, but quit bitching. Play better. Inspire your teammates to play better. Quit wining and start acting like a leader. Need instructions? Watch Jameis. He’ll show you how it’s done.

    Gerald McCoy, solid player but he’s not a leader. We need leadership on that side of the ball. We also need safety help. Go out and get Eric Weddle.

  17. biff barker Says:

    TDTB, Lovie did have a hand in Winston’s success. He brought in Koetter and let him be the QB whisperer. Still cant say enough about the OL and Martin’s contributions there too. Team game right?

  18. biff barker Says:

    Bonzai, FYI, Elvis has left the building……

  19. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Agree with David. There’s some good to great players on defense. Is there a leader? I don’t know.

    It’s not GMC. It’s not Lavonte. Is it Kwon? Maybe.

  20. rayjay1122 Says:

    I enjoyed your post. If that was really his mindset in evaluation of DK last season, then that is an impressive thought process. I have been doing more reading than posting lately but I enjoy the educated posts more than the malicious, keyboard courage, drivel that some people get caught up in.

  21. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Thanks. I’m like you I enjoy the well thought out posts. This blog actually has quite a few articulate posters…lots of good guys.

    Glad your back around.

  22. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    I respectfully disagree. For one, Lovie had final say in who they brought in as the OC, not Licht. Second, he definitely isn’t making decisions on the assumption that the HC will be fired when he is only in his second year. He helped with the decision I’m sure but it was solely based on who they thought would be the best OC. Being basically a rookie GM I’m sure he wanted Lovie to succeed very much. There was a chance that they would both be gone after two years after the free agent busts and horrible record I the first year.