“Most Impressive” To Jason Licht

January 28th, 2016

KoetterDirk Koetter had plenty of excuses available for rolling out a garbage Bucs offense last season: major injuries to key receivers, rookie quarterback, late-to-the-party offensive linemen, among others.

But that’s not what happened.

Koetter guided the Bucs to some record-setting offensive numbers, behind a revived offensive line that was among the league’s very best.

Koetter made a tasty cake (not delicious) with second-rate ingredients. Yesterday, Bucs general manager Jason Licht said that was Koetter’s signature dish.

“I think the most impressive thing Dirk did for us as the coordinator was, you know, most of the season we didn’t have all the pieces. Vincent was down. Austin Seferian-Jenkins was hurt for a good portion of the season. And we were still clicking with guys like Adam Humphries and Donteea Dye in there, which were undrafted free agents, actually tryout guys that made our team and were making an impact for us in their roles, especially Adam Humphries,” Licht told Movin’ The Chains on SiriusXM NFL Radio

“To do it with those pieces, plus the street free agents that we picked up late with Joe Hawley and Gosder Cherilus. To get it going the way he did was very, very impressive.”

It was impressive, and now Koetter is head coach. Ironically, if Koetter was just a little bit better, Lovie Smith would still be head coach.

8 Responses to ““Most Impressive” To Jason Licht”

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    @Jason Licht: ” … tryout guys that made our team and were making an impact for us in their roles, especially Adam Humphries.”

    Great to see that Licht appreciates Adam Humphries clutch performances as much as many of us fans do. Not flashy by most standards, but always seemed to find a way to get open and caught just about everything thrown his way that was catchable. Hope that he sticks this year. Every QB needs at least one WR like that.

  2. Bucco brice Says:

    More reason to focus TOTALLY on defensive additions this offseason. Dirk and Jameis can produce without a bunch of blue chips…

  3. 1nebuc Says:

    I do believe that free agency is where you fill the team needs and the draft is where you must always go best player available. J Licht knows this , thats why when people say we are just going to go defense … I look at them like they are crazy.
    We are building , so most of the team needs upgrading!
    This is Dirk’s 1st time being a head coach in the nfl and the offensive is his signature.
    This was suppose to be a good offensive year in free agency (Dez,A.J.,Thomas)but that changed quick when those 3 were removed.
    probably most important , JABOO😎! You have invested and you must do everything for him to succeed… EVERYTHING!!!!!
    So Jason will step into the spot light big time this year and he will nail it this year and this team will be issues for the nfl next year

  4. Wausa Says:

    In a year where we had an unprecedented amount of drops especially from one of the most talented receivers in the league(led the league in drops) we had a small undrafted free agent become the player with the most reliable hands.

    Adam’s size limits him to being a slot receiver but he has a bright future in the league especially with the top young QB in the NFL throwing him the ball.

  5. tdtb2015 Says:

    “Ironically, if Koetter was just a little bit better, Lovie Smith would still be head coach.”

    Lovie got stale on DEC. That is why he is not here.

    But just like Lovie’s record his first year got us “The Messiah,” in the future we might be looking at Dec. 2015 as when the red carpet was rolled out for good things to come our way!

    Thank you Lovie. I wish you the best. It’s time to Rock n’ Roll!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  6. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Cameron brate was another one I would like to see koetter do more with
    this year.good hands and Winston had a connection with him.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Last year in the off season we were all salivating at the prospect for our offense.

    All those targets…and #3…we were freaked out about our OL.

    So what happens…we fix the OL overnight…and all of those targets disappeared and some dropped the ball when they did show up.

    So once again this offseason we are left dreaming and hoping for what could be…if all the offensive players just had decent years and played to their capabilities and stay out of the hot tub…this team could be scary good on offense!

    And if that materializes a scary good offense instantly makes our defense better. Keeps them off the field…generally better field position…and plenty of points on the board to perhaps change opposing OC’s plans against us.

  8. ColoradoBuc Says:

    ” Ironically, if Koetter was just a little bit better, Lovie Smith would still be head coach.” LMAO!