Second Look At Koetter, Roddy White & Jameis

January 15th, 2016

dirk koetter 1222Ten days ago, Joe wrote about Roddy White, Dirk Koetter and a potential marriage in Tampa.

In a nutshell, the Falcons owe White about $6 million in 2016, and there’s talk in Atlanta of the veteran wide receiver getting ousted as a salary cap casualty. ESPN reporter Vaughn McClure was buzzing about it again today. Weeks ago, Koetter told ESPN that White is the most competitive player he’s ever coached.

Joe wrote that a guy like White would be an amazing addition for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, as he tries to change the culture of the Bucs and turn losing attitudes into winning attitudes.

But now, perhaps, the Bucs won’t have that same weak mentality as they did under Lovie Smith. Perhaps head coach Koetter will know how to weed out the softies and motivate the rest.

Maybe the Bucs won’t need a guy like White any longer.

Regardless, the White situation is worth watching. The Bucs need help desperately, and they also need winning-attitude veterans to help rid the disease of losing.

36 Responses to “Second Look At Koetter, Roddy White & Jameis”

  1. scott Says:

    Screw Roddy. We need Vincent back

  2. Luther Says:

    How about we resign Jackson AND add Roddy White. Practice habits alone is worth the signing. Evans needs to watch guys like that in practice.

  3. mac Says:

    This is going to be R. White’s 12th season… He just got done with the worst two years of his career… Only 43 catches for 506 yards last year… Can he help us? I’m sure he can contribute but we better get him at a very fair price… We already have one elderly over paid receiver we don’t need another…

  4. tdtb2015 Says:

    Evans, White and Jackson pick your poison defenders.

    Hmmm, I like the sound of that!

    But lets not forget Mario Williams our future DE.

    Carolina who?

    The Sails are up and we are coming to the playoffs, Baby!

    Go Bucs!!!

  5. joethistakeisnuts Says:

    Dood he had 1 TD this year, 1! VJ is a much better option, MUCH better!

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    White is intriguing

    ……but is a luxury option at best.

    White will only sign here if he accepts a lower contract……

  7. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Sign roddy. He is an on the field coach. And a great team player. Look at his production this year. He saw significant drop off, but he remained a great teammate. He is smart and humble. Evans can use all the veteran presence we could throw at him. Try to sign Roddy to a small salary fully guaranteed pay day and let him be the 3rd or 4th wr.

    Resign jackson to a better deal, or draft his replacement. 2nd or 3rd round wr.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Can they now say the S word in the locker room or do they still have to say doo doo?

  9. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    If Murphy’s return is doubtful then sign White. Regardless, we must keep VJax. We can’t keep letting talent leave. Add depth. The more good players the better.

  10. JBF Addict Says:

    Keep VJax and sign White as a number 3 or 4. Far, far better than Sheppard or Dye IMHO. Especially for that fire and all the other intangibles. But get him at a good price!

  11. Pancake Block Says:

    Didn’t we rag on Lovie for bringing his washed up and tired retreads from Chicago cause they knew the system?…déja vu all over again

  12. M.Stevbobucfan Says:

    Iam with Scott. .just resign Jackson he’s younger than White and why trade 1 mullti million dollar contract for another I also think the WR # 11 on the bucs team is gonna be pretty good too. Lets add some more young talented WRs to the team.

  13. Dreambig Says:

    ha, I’ll never forget how badly Roddy used to screw with Talib. He would smoke him, talk smack, Talib would get pissed and want to fight. and Roddy would own him the rest of the day.

  14. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Hasnt “Hot Rod Roddy” been injured the last few years AND given his age, not sure if this would be a smart move unless of course any deal was cap friendly.

  15. Bucco Brice Says:

    The season Roddy White just had. My guess is he’s just about done. With all the attention Julio got, he was only a 4th option to Tamme and Hankerson(who was eventually cut)….

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Kotter may think twice before he starts to bring in a bunch of familiar faces…

    As for White….if we are going to have an older receiver on our team, it should be VJax….we don’t need two.

    There are many options in FA for a WR.

    I’d like to see us throw everything…our Glennon pick, Rounds 5, 6 & 6… trade up with our first four picks to find 4 starters on defense….I mean, lets get some real thumpers….

  17. mike Says:

    roddy white is done. Humphries is better than him at this point

  18. Another J Says:

    Roddy White is older, and far less productive than V-Jax.

  19. Bucco Brice Says:

    yes to VJAX and everyone else. Depth is a problem everywhere on this team. Sign EVERYONE and add many draft choices…

  20. Nick2 Says:

    Roddy is washed up we need a potential #1 if we can find one anywhere because Vincent is long in the tooth and Evans has the dropsies. Don’t forget we do get back 4th rounder Kenny Bell who has great speed and should at least replace Dontae Dye. If he can stretch the field we might be able to get away with one more competent veteran like Roddy White but I am not so sure.

  21. Rojas Says:

    I wouldn’t mind Roddy on a 1-2 year cheap deal.

  22. Rrsrq Says:

    Travis Bejamin, Browns free agent, may be small, but he is tough, talented and got speed, also a threat on special teams, give Jameis some speed, he could be like Harry Douglass was for the Falcons in Dirks offense

  23. Tiny Tim Says:

    Roddy White????? Stop the madness please. He is done. Can we please learn from the Colts signing Andre Johnson? Some of you including Joe is just looking at the name. He brings absolutely nothing to the table that the bucs need. Murphy is just as good as White at this point in his career. Stop the madness please!!! This is the real Tiny Tim.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    At any rate the future looks upbeat. It’s going to make going through the offseason much more interesting. The storm clouds have cleared and there is actual light at the end of the tunnel without what’s his name.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    37…maybe that’s the Glazer Way. Keep getting rid of coaches often to keep the fans wondering how good next season will go until they finally get lucky and land a HC that turns the team around. lol

  26. Wesley Says:

    Give me Jackson over White any day.

  27. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Tim Jennings, Tim Brown, Roddy White, etc. 🙂

  28. Brandon Says:

    Roddy White? Why not bring back Tim Brown? He’s faded and long past his glory days… hell, while we’re living in the past, let’s just lure Jerry Rice out of retirement too. He’s the greatest of all time.

  29. Abdominal Snowman Says:

    If we can get him close to veteran minimum salary why the heck not. Vincent is a beast in the slot and we played a lot of 3 or 4 WR sets so having more reliable pass catchers could only be a good thing. If he just had a similar season to last and with what he brings off the field this is a worthy endeavor. Plus injuries will certainly occur with ME13 or VJAX and definitely ASJ so why not have more depth instead of playing non drafted FAs.

  30. D-Rome Says:

    I recall how impressed I was of Roddy White as a person while watching Hard Knocks a couple of years ago. He seemed like a really good dude. That said, he’s a bit too long in the tooth for this team. He’s had a nice career though.

  31. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Take Roddy and offer to pay half the contract he has now with ATL. That will get the job done, and it will be worth it to have him in house.

  32. satchseven Says:

    go get some young speed roddy white is been done for two years

  33. Spanico Says:

    I would much rather see them go after A. Jeffries of the Bears. He will be a free agent this year unless he is franchised by the Bears.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    Roddy White would be fine for 1 season to help mentor the yougin’s like Mankins and Vjax have done.

    With our WR corps depleted each season I wouldn’t mind Roddy for 1 year. Pay cut of course.

  35. satchseven Says:

    go get speedy young college guys. you do not need this guy

  36. Horice Says:

    And why don’t we add Fred Flintstone on the D-Line and Barney Rubble as TE while your at it. This is the dumbest suggestion I’ve heard. Why waste a cent on a washed up WR? We have Vjax and Murphy, neither were able to influence Evans to catch the ball this year. If you keep this type of talk up the WR room is going to need wheel chair access.