“Dirk Koetter Had To Be The Link”

January 14th, 2016

Wondering what ex-Bucs guard Ian Beckles had to say about the Lovie Smith firing? Joe’s got that — and more.

Beckles, the former iconic sports radio personality, sat down with former Tampa Bay DE Chris Hovan to talk Bucs. Enjoy!

11 Responses to ““Dirk Koetter Had To Be The Link””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … ‘Beckles, the former iconic sports radio personality.’

    Former is the functional word in that statement Joe. Ian fell out of favor back in the days of Jon Gruden and fans shouldn’t put much credence in his ‘insider information.’ Just a bunch of speculation on his part.

  2. StAugBuc Says:

    Kinda strange. Looks like this clip is secondary to something else they were getting ready to do. Not much substance, though. Love Chris Hovan, but he has to stop covering his mouth.

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The Bucs SHOULD hire Sean McDermott on the condition that he keep his hands off the offense. Make Koetter Asst. Head Coach with a big pay raise.

    Best of both worlds.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Koetter connection makes some sense…..probably the straw…..Lovie was on the bubble….
    But, until he’s hired….all bets are off.

  5. Eric Says:

    If you interview the OC for head coach, then hire somebody else, and then keep that same OC, aren’t you creating an immediate rift?

    Human nature would indicate resentment.

    Not so sure it would work well.

  6. Vic Says:

    Beckles! Great to hear him. I’ve missed him.

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The video offers absolutely nothing. All they did is state the obvious. Hovan barely spoke. It was all about Ian giving his usual ignorant opinion.

    Eric Says
    “If you interview the OC for head coach, then hire somebody else, and then keep that same OC, aren’t you creating an immediate rift?”

    That would certainly be a concern, especially if the OC was led to believe he would actually get the job.

    But you also have to consider this…Dirk Koetter had a really bad HC experience in college. It probably soured him to the idea for some time. He may not want to be a head coach. He’s interviewed for HC jobs nearly every year…but that might have been simply to increase his value (and pay) to the team he was with.

    That’s why I think if the Bucs offered him Asst HC, a good pay increase and give him full, unhampered control of the offense, he’d take it.

    After all, it gives him tons of power, and nowhere near the pressure of being head coach. It would also allow him to keep focusing on Winston. If he becomes HC, that focus will be divided.

    Then again…he’s had a year to work with Winston. If he takes the HC job in Tampa, then he must be totally convinced Winston is the real deal.

  8. McBuc Says:

    I really like these guys conversational pieces.

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    Beckles was the best sports radio talent they had. Hope he ends up back on the air in Tampa.

  10. Bucfan77 Says:

    Although this segment didn’t help in any way to bring clarity or insight that hasn’t been brought up already. I think Ian Beckles definitely needs to be back on with Ron Diaz or his own show with Shaun King,I Stop listening to Ron because he doesn’t have a clue, and the other guy is a yes man to Ron at least Ian would have some contrast or a opinion or insight about football that Ron just don’t have,.Bring the dude back,first Ian then Lovie who next…..

  11. BucTired Says:

    Miss Beckles. Can’t stand the drive-time slot (except for when there are non-gambling related guests like JBF). Being a sports fan, I can’t count the number of times I tried to listen on the way home and ended up on some oldies station instead. 97 the Fan wasn’t great, but it was nice option when 620 was too putrid to maintain