“What Took Them So Long?”

January 15th, 2016
The 11th Bucs head coach.

The 11th Bucs head coach.

Yes, the Bucs have a new coach. Dirk Koetter, the 11th coach in team history. This afternoon, he will have his coronation in the auditorium of One Buc Palace.

Of course, fans were itching for the news for days. It came about 18 hours after former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik predicted it would.

Many, including those who work at BSPN, asked, What took Team Glazer so long?

Adam Schefter answers in this BSPN video.

21 Responses to ““What Took Them So Long?””

  1. tdtb2015 Says:

    Our ship just got new SAILS! Shoot them CANNONS!!!!!

    Licht bring us Jim Schwartz and Mario Williams!!!

  2. tdtb2015 Says:

    Licht get Martin on board! BaBY! Its a new day in Tampa Bay!!!

  3. Bucs Believer Says:

    Awesome move Glazers!!!! Now lets go win some football games!!!

  4. tdtb2015 Says:

    Hiring Koetter makes us one shoe in with probable playoffs celebrations next season. Licht bring us Jim Schwartz and Mario Williams and a bi-week might be in order for us during the playoffs.

    Joe – you will quadruple website hits this year!!!!! Actually, Joe only expects such a thing when the Bucs are finally winners. Real winners.–Joe

    Thanks for all your insights. I’m looking forward to make your server drag in the off season.

    Go Bucs!!!!

  5. Rob Says:

    Smart move by Buc management and well worth the wait. About time we had an offensive minded HC in Tampa. Delegate the defense to the best, most aggressive defensive coordinator we can find. Not sure who is out there but I trust Licht and Koetter to find the right man for the job. Continuity with Jameis was key and I really like the way our new HC tells it like it is. Press conferences are going to be much more fun to watch now. Go Bucs!

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Why do you people think that old, washed up, four-sacks last year Mario Williams is your answer?

    COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. theodore Says:

    When your team immediately improves by removing the HC, why be in a rush? 🙂

  8. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Williams had a career year in 2014 with 14.5 sacks in a defense (Schwartz) geared to his strength of having a hand in the dirt

  9. The Buc Realist Says:

    Actually, since they fired lovie latter than everyone, It was the shortest coaching search!!!

    Or maybe some just think they were being extra through and wanted to even interview Hue Jackson cousin Hue Jassole!!!!

  10. ChessMaster Says:

    Let’s get behind our new coach! Let’s hope the new captain can right the ship.

  11. Tom Edrington Says:


    It’s a huge mistake to judge older players on what they did TWO years ago……haven’t you learned by now that free agency doesn’t work for this team??

    Old is old, that simple, guy is out of gas and you want to ride with him….you’ll be standing on the side of the road with our thumb in the air hoping for a ride!!

  12. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    There’s no reward without risk in FA. Many said the same about Julius Peppers when he went to Green Bay at 33. Williams is only 30.

  13. Tom Edrington Says:


    You just pointed out ONE out of hundreds……as I said, this team swings and misses on FA….find good young pass rusher in the draft….

  14. Rich Money Says:

    I fail to see why I should be excited by this hire. In the last four games the Bucs greatest offensive asset was Doug martin, yet he only carried the ball an average of 15 times a game. His stats during those games: 61 carries for 269 yards (4.4 YPC) and two TD’s. He also had 10 catches for 77 yards. During this same time Jameis Winston was doing his best Jay Schroeder impression, regressing mightily from where he was in the middle of the season. The offense was penalized a ton this season, and Koetter wouldn’t use his best assets to their best value. Martin could have relieved a lot of the pressure on Winston had he been properly used, but that didn’t happen. The offense was a shambles the last four games (17 PPG average) and yet Dirk Koetter is going to come in and turn us into the Greatest Show on grass? Whatever…you have to be smoking some of that grass to believe that. I hope I am wrong, but my gut feeling is that Koetter will be lucky to last two years and we’ll be on the coaching merry-go-round again all too quickly.

  15. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    1 of 100’s is a stretch, Tom. Mario Williams is not a ghost, he’s a few years
    of production away from earning a HOF bid.
    No doubt the Bucs should draft a young DE, but it’s arguably the weakest position on the team for depth.

  16. buzzed Says:

    rich money you are a turd

  17. Joe Says:

    1 of 100’s is a stretch, Tom. Mario Williams is not a ghost, he’s a few years
    of production away from earning a HOF bid.

    Mario Williams had three straight years of double-digit sacks until Rex Ryan comes in, installs a 34 defense, and moves Williams to outside linebacker.

    Until Ryan screwed with him, Williams was one of the NFL’s elite defensive ends.

    Who was Williams’ defensive coordinator before Ryan? Jim Schwartz.

  18. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Michael Bennett is 30; who wouldn’t welcome him back? The best pass rushing 4-3 defensive end of the past 3 years is Cameron Wake, currently 33.

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    No risk no reward! ANY move…player, coach, change systems is a big gamble.

    Sometimes we have no choice because the current situtation is no longer tenable. If it’s already failing the worse we can do is match that failure.

    Some people here act as if there is a “right” answer to these hires and player acquisitions. Yeah but nobody really knows up front. You can only perform your due diligence and then roll the dice.

    If we brought in Schwartz and Super Mario there is a major upside and downside. Do you feel like the odds are strong enough to take the gamble?

  20. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    Having Mario Williams as the rush end would make everyone on that defense better. Imagine if the DBs only had to cover a guy for 3 seconds because Williams was getting hits and sacks on the QB and forcing 3-step drops?

    If you think back to the classic Tampa-2 under Dungy/Kiffin, that defense was solid from about the midpoint of the first season, but it wasn’t dominant until Simeon Rice showed up and wreaked havoc from the rush end position.

  21. Mark Says:

    JBF: Please consider switching to a video format that is mobile-friendly.