Koetter, Robinson And The Titans

January 14th, 2016
Could Dirk Koetter be lifted right in front of Team Glazer's eyes?.

Could Dirk Koetter be lifted right in front of Team Glazer’s eyes?

[UPDATE: Per Adam Schefter, Jon Robinson is the new Titans general manager.]

So word sifted out late last night on Twitter from heavy metal head-banging Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports that Jon Robinson, the right-hand man of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, could bolt for the Titans this morning to become their new general manager.

Of course, the Titans do not have a coach, either.

So, let’s play a little connect-the-dots, shall we?

Late in the season, Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, who may or may not be the leading candidate to replace fired Lovie Smith, was asked about scouting both America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota last winter and spring, the two quarterbacks who led off the 2015 draft.

Koetter mentioned he looks at prospects not so much as who is the best prospect, like a scout or a general manager would, but with an eye to whether he can work with the player? Koetter said that, yeah, he determined from workouts and film study and interviews, he could work and mold Mariota.

To hear some from One Buc Palace, the reason the Bucs took a second trip to Oregon to work out Mariota was because of Koetter, who seemed more intrigued with Mariota than others at One Buc Palace.

Now, one guy from the Bucs’ front office is leaving (if you believe the reports) to take over the Titans this week, and Koetter is still out there as a head coaching candidate. Might Robinson swoop in quickly and hire one of the top offensive coordinators in the game who he both knows and has watched first-hand build an offense? A guy who already has stated he could have worked with Mariota had the Bucs drafted him?

Stay tuned.

Always remember and never forget, Team Glazer works on its schedule, not ours. If Koetter bolts to Tennessee, then Joe would not be surprised if the Bucs still had an opening for a head coach after the Super Bowl.

Wouldn’t be the first time.

28 Responses to “Koetter, Robinson And The Titans”

  1. Bucnut2 Says:

    Interesting but no way this happens. Chip Kelly’s is going to be the next coach for the Titans. He’ll have his qb to run his offense.

  2. Bucnut2 Says:

    Also we’ll find out whether is was licht or Robinson who was responsible for last years draft success. If it was licht, the success will continue, if Robison, we will see a drop off.

  3. University of Seffner Says:

    I never heard anything about Dirk interviewing with the Titans. With Jon Robinson leaving, that’s no surprise.

  4. Defense Rules Says:

    Nightmare scenario. Bucs lose 2 key people because we diddled around. Never happen … unless you’re the Bucs or Browns of course.

  5. tdtb2015 Says:

    Just like the Glazers have private interviews which we find out after the fact Titans owners might have been in SF and might have met with Koetter.

    Good point Joe. Excellent observation! Keep that Cup of Joe working for you.

    We appreciate your work!

  6. tdtb2015 Says:

    I think Joe is RIGHT!

    Nevertheless, if Koetter stays with the Bucs, he will cash in a serious contract.

    Remember they are doing business. This is where Koetter’s agent will move every possible stone to find a gold mine.

    Can anyone spell CHA-CHING!!!!!!

  7. tdtb2015 Says:

    I can hear Koetter’s agent running this option right now.

    DO I hear 30 million dollars?????

    Going once! Going twice!!!! Sold to …..

  8. Name Required Says:

    This would be pretty funny.

  9. tdtb2015 Says:

    The real question is:

    If we loose Koetter,

    1. will Winston re-sign with the Bucs after the end of his contract????

    2. Will Winston reunite with Koetter with his future team at the end of his contract? TA-TA-TANNNN!!!!

    o.k. guys I’m KUTTing back on the caffeine…

  10. Mark Says:

    Have you no shortage of articles? This is baloney.

  11. Kevin Says:

    Great!!!!!!We are screwed once again. Joke of the league. Go bucs!!!

  12. tdtb2015 Says:

    If you are doubting Koetter’s possible exit, I’ll bring up another good question.

    Is Winston leverage enough for Koetter to decide to stay?

    Koetter has been in the inside of One Buc Palace now for a year. I’m sure he now knows more about the GLAZERS and the coaching carousel for the past 6 years. I’m sure Koetter also knows between Licht and Johnson who really is the mastermind.

    We’ll see later today where Koetter lands. Hopefully here…

  13. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    I’m starting to think that Licht and the Glazers honestly do want to give the job to Koetter, but they’re just waiting to see what quality of assistant coaches he puts together before committing. I’m sure Licht realizes his career in Tampa is tied to getting the HC pick right.

  14. DallasBuc Says:

    This is getting annoying. Don’t care who or when as long as they win

  15. tdtb2015 Says:

    Koetter has the leverage over the Glazers. Koetter is lining up assistance to get the HC position rolling sooner rather than later. Koetter likes Mariotta also. I think will know soon about Koetter’s future…

  16. CC Says:

    Tom Korun last night and on twitter has pic of Koetter getting a new Bucs license plate at the DMV. Looks to me like he is staying in Tampa.

  17. FortMyersDave Says:

    If the Glazers want Koetter just sign him, stop this nonsense, why wait? Its ridiculous. I believe the Rooney rule requirement has been fulfilled so the Glazers again look like baffoons just ****ing their fan base around….. I hope CC is right about Koetter getting the buc vanity plates….. The Titans may make a play for him, lock him up ya morons!

  18. CC Says:

    FMD…heres the link

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    Complete speculation. Don’t let the Joes get you guys so worked up!

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    As I posted elsewhere: 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.

    Bucnut2 Says
    “Also we’ll find out whether is was licht or Robinson who was responsible for last years draft success. If it was licht, the success will continue, if Robison, we will see a drop off.”

    And if Lovie was the one making the drafts a success? We’ll already be on our way to a dropoff.

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    For heaven’s sake, people!

    Dirk Koetter is lining up “Assistants”!

    Not “Assistance”

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If I were the owner…

    Head Coach: Sean McDermott
    – Hands off offense

    Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator: Dirk Koetter
    – With Raise

  23. Stanglassman Says:

    Bonzai- That is a dream scenario with McDermott HC & Koetter staying OC. I wonder if Koetter would let his pride get in the way after being considered the front runner. I noticed on the Eagles fan page McDermott had 70% approval when ask if he should be the next HC.

  24. cmurda Says:

    Nope. Koetter would not be Robinson’s guy. Josh McDaniel would be. You’re welcome. Dirk will be the Bucs Head Coach. Mark it down. You heard it here for the millionth time.

  25. grafikdetail Says:

    just when i had slim hope for the Bucs’ future they fire the head coach, lose best talent evaluator/scout and may lose OC… really are Cleveland Browns South

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Silly season started early Tampa this year.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    cmurda…that’s exactly why I don’t come that much anymore. The HC is going to be Dirk Koetter…thee end. End of story.

  28. JenaW Says:

    I can’t think that Koetter would leave all the potential of Winston, who had a pretty amazing year given with what he had to play with, to be the 3rd coach in a year to try to mold Mariota into a pocket passer QB. Especially now that Mariota went out twice in his rookie season.

    I’m not knocking Mariota as a player; he ended the season due to a bad hit. But, Winston took more QB hits than what, 90% of the other NFL QB’s? He held up strong. So, if you’re looking for success in your offense, you look at how much you might need to tweak it. If you have the option of continuing with the growth potential of Winston and the personnel keys to the making of a great OL or a QB who still needs to work and change to become the desired type of NFL QB, who may or may not be injury prone, I think the correct option is a given! But, the question is does Koetter have those options?

    Lots of speculation that he’s the defacto Buc’s head coach and now a click bait story that he could go to the Titans. If he does have the choice and he’s as smart as most say he is, sometimes going for the most money ISN’T the best option! Just look at Jimbo Fisher and FSU. He was approached for multiple bigtime head coaching positions just recently (LSU?!) and had boatloads of money thrown at him. He’s a savvy dude and knows what he has at FSU. Boatloads of money can’t help your reputation if you’re booted for not righting the sinking ship in quick order. Lovie Smith can verify that.

    Bucs made significant moves towards that in 2015. Not enough to save Smith but enough that a smart and talented new HC, given another great draft, could show major improvement even from the 2015 season. I don’t believe the Titans could say the same even with Koetter. Given the choice of HC jobs – Koetter stays with the Bucs.

    IMO – should, by all that is unholy, Saban come to the Bucs. I think he would ruin Winston! I would no longer even search for the scores for the Bucs! I would hope desperately that Winston could find some way to remove himself from the destruction that Saban would bring upon the Buccaneers before the canons start firing random shots with live ammunition in a suicide attempt to relieve TB fans from the Hellmouth Saban would create. (yeah, I am not a fan of Saban)