“Do I Get Pissed At Him Sometimes? Yes.”

March 23rd, 2016
Dirk Koetter talks about his relationship with the franchise quarterback

Dirk Koetter talks about his relationship with the franchise quarterback

Dirk Koetter keeps things real like few NFL coaches do.

Joe got Koetter into one of those gem moments this morning at the NFL Owners Meetings, and Koetter revealed more of his relationship with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

JoeBucsFan.com: Do you and [quarterbacks] Coach Bajakian plan to push Jameis harder this year? Was there any element at all last year where you laid off him a little bit, as far as driving him to greatness?

Dirk Koetter: Jameis wants to be coached hard. I mean, he tells me that. He tells [Bajakian] that. He was coached hard in college. He was coached hard by his dad when he was young. Jameis wants to be coached hard. I think that’s Mike’s job. I think Mike does a really good job of knowing how to handle Jameis. I see my role as just being able to communicate with Jameis.

Now, Do I get pissed at him sometimes? Yes. But I also think that my job is to make sure that no matter what, me and him have open communication. And he’s going to get mad at me sometimes, too. You know, I always tease him about the clips of him yelling at Jimbo, and you can read Jimbo’s lips, saying ‘Let me call the game!’ I talk to Jameis about that all the time.

That famous Jameis-Jimbo clip can be found here.

Joe’s going to take a break and be grateful for a moment. Just imagine the horror it would have been if Koetter had somehow left the Buccaneers after last season. What a massive setback that would have been for young Jameis.

Joe thinks the Jameis-Koetter relationship is extremely healthy, and it surely should be able to withstand the inevitable sideline meltdown/blowup..

16 Responses to ““Do I Get Pissed At Him Sometimes? Yes.””

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    Push him! He’s good but he still has a long way to go.

  2. Buc since '74 Says:

    I love the passion, the openness, and the hard driving of Koetter and Jameis! Like you Joe, I’ve very thankful that we have moved on from melloland and saynothingville, and have our coach and QB of the future. Fingers crossed of course, but Koetter already showed what he can do on offense, and the players seem to really like him. The future looks bright and exciting!

  3. Pick6 Says:

    Koetter + Jameis – Lovie
    is better than
    Koetter + Jameis + Lovie
    and WORLDS better than
    Jameis + Lovie – Koetter

    as a bucs fan, being in the best case scenario is a rare feeling these days, but when it comes to who stayed and who left this offseason, we definitely got the best case scenario

  4. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    As to not get certain poster’s panties in a wad I will leave it as it is so damn refreshing when coaches “keep it real” instead of constantly deflecting blame or peeing on our heads and telling us it’s raining. I think that’s something I liked about Schiano too (just wish it had equaled more wins). I just hope that my gut feeling on Koetter is right (as in this guy and the staff he put together will have the Bucs sniffing playoffs this year and winning the South the following season). It would absolutely suck seeing yet another coaching swing and miss, but I’m feeling optimistic this time around.

  5. Brandon Powers Says:

    Ok, y’all. Who’s down for an audible?

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    to be honest…imo.. I think jameis could’ve made marcus arroyo look like dirk koetter…the kid is that good…doesn’t matter who’s calling the plays jameis can win with any oc…(this coming from a gatorfan)…GO BUCS!!!

  7. salish_seamonster Says:

    ^^ Disagree. With poor coaching, I think Jameis could’ve looked like a bust last year. I mean, he nearly did anyway in the early going. His decision making was suspect, his footwork was sloppy, his delivery was garbage, and his accuracy was not great. If you think Jameis’ improvement over the course of the season wasn’t about good coaching, you’re just dreaming. To JW’s credit, he’s worked hard, taken coaching points, and learned a lot. Plus, he’s in a system that plays to his strengths.

  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    We are going to be talking about Dirk/Jameis for years. (Thankfully in a good way.)

  9. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Spot On Salish. Spot on.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If you want to know if coaching matters…look at Chris Sims. He had all the potential in the world…all the skills. And coaching ruined him.

  11. CrustyCrab Says:

    Coach Bajakian deserves does more credit getting Jameis ready but you give Koetter all the praise glad to see Koetter acknowledge who is really getting Jameis to be his best. The good QB’s know the extra time their position coach put in and that’s why the Manning’s and Brady’s sing the praises of the QB coach.

  12. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Eli manning had high praise for his offensive coordinator,Mike Sullivan.And peyton had a pretty good OC in at Indianapolis inTom Moore.Every body involved in a good offense gets credit.Koetter devised an offense that Jameis was very successful in.

  13. Pick6 Says:

    1) I like that both Jameis and Koetter keep deflecting credit towards Mike Bajakian. It’s classy and when the 2 most important individuals in a franchise (HC & QB) are doing that, it’s an encouraging sign when guys with such strong personalities unfailingly pull others into the spotlight people are trying to shine on them. Still, I hope they keep Mike B under the radar enough that teams don’t come calling when they want the next proverbial “Quarterback Whisperer” as an OC

    2) i don’t want to get ahead of myself, but i think the best case scenario here is a Sean Payton\Drew Brees style partnership that carries the franchise for a long time. Kudos to the Glazers for recognizing that potential and making a call on Lovie Smith that they knew was going to get them killed in the court of public opinion (from people who never watched a full game of Lovieball during his TB years, of course)

  14. BuccoDav Says:

    I have to disagree regarding the Chris Simms comment. He was progressing nicely until he left his spleen on the field. Never was the same after that.

  15. Pick6 Says:

    on #1 above, this is of course nothing new for Jameis. this is the kid who, when every national media outlet and every coach and scout came to watch his pro day, began the session by introducing everyone to the guys who were catching his passes on the way to a 25-1 college career

  16. Lamdog Says:

    Please: he will be gone in two years. The Raiders of the South has set there precedent.

    HC Bajakian: nice ring, watch your back.