“He Beats Me There”

March 1st, 2016

Head coach Dirk Koetter gives more detail on the behavior of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter was grinding away as an offensive coordinator with a new team last year.

Koetter even was getting to know an unfamiliar staff that Lovie Smith handpicked for him.

He had a mountain on his plate with a rookie quarterback, but still, Koetter couldn’t outhustle that quarterback in the morning.

During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio last week, Koetter was asked to describe getting to know Jameis and working with him for a year. “‘Wow’, would be my word,” was Koetter’s instant response.

“He’s in the building at 5:45 in the morning. I get there early. He beats me there,” Koetter said of Jameis. “He’s always studying film. He’s by himself studying film. He’s up in the quarterback coach’s office. He always is asking, ‘What more can I do?'”

“And then just little things on the field: ability to take a hit. Take some hits that you go, ‘Wow. That was a big hit.’ Or how he is after a bad interception, one that is definitely on him. Or how he is after a great play. So many things that you learn about a guy during a year. And Jameis is, I couldn’t be more impressed.”

Perhaps more exciting is Jameis’ apparently inevitable growth from Year 1 to Year 2. Jameis is putting in the work right now.

On this judgment day for Doug Martin, Joe hopes the Bucs recognize the value in keeping quality and continuity for Jameis. That starts with the NFL’s best rushing duo in 2015, Martin and Charles Sims. Adding wide receiver depth is a necessity, too.

15 Responses to ““He Beats Me There””

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    I heard the whole interview on SiriusXM NFL radio, there was a lot of Bucs talk on lately!!! Head Coach Koetter sound great in the interview!! I am very excited to see how the rookies progress in year 2!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  2. Bob in Valrico Says:

    couldn’t agree more Joe
    and this will be the season,Koetter gets to make this offense his own.Hoping Martin wants to be a part of that and will get and sign a fair contract.There
    is a better chance for longer future in the league if there is a two back system.
    Might be a good selling point for Licht to point out what happened to Adrian Foster and Marshon Lynch.
    A good O line and a good running mate is the best insurance a running
    back can have in this league other than his ability.

  3. tnew Says:

    For the Buccaneer “fans” that Winston hasn’t won over yet… I feel sorry for you.

  4. Nick Says:

    They must tag Martin if they can’t get a deal done today. Makes no sense to play nickel and dime games when you’re $50-60M under the cap with no other big names to sign. Also sends a good message to rest of the team. Production is rewarded.

  5. Espo Says:


    I don’t think it says anything of their fandom. It speaks of more of a personal trait, deep within. It’s the guilty if accused crowd. Nevermind the evidence or testimony. It’s also the feminists who just aren’t happy unless they have something to complain about.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    No – today is NOT judgement day as Licht will not be taking your bad advice to franchise DM. Judgement day is when Martin figures out he ain’t AP and won’t be getting 8 figures per year and agrees to sign a deal that is fair to both sides.

    $25M for 4 years with $12M guaranteed is more than fair for a 1st round pick running back who only showed up on the stat sheet in a significant way 2 out of 4 years. Granted they were 2 very good years and one of them was last year – but the problem is those 2 good years were sandwiched around 2 BAD years. And Yes injury played a part in that – but what about the 1st 6 games of 2013 and a # of games in 2014 where he wasn’t injured but was totally ineffective and just running into the line with his head down?

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    And yes Nick – it DOES send a message to the rest of the team. Don’t ask for Adrian Peterson $ if you ain’t AP.

    Nickles and Dimes eh? Try tens of Million$ over the course of a multi-year deal.

  8. Nick Says:


    Because i mentioned Adrian Peterson?

    Feel free to read the entire post, not just respond to me as if I’m a 3rd grader with dyslexia.

    If no deal is reached, then franchise him. That’s $11M for one, uno, ein year. We are ridiculously short of the cap. We have no keystone players to sign this year, or even next, other than Martin. Their is no moral victory to be won for letting Martin walk out the door if we can easily afford him. Stringent accounting practices rarely win games in December. If the Glazers aren’t willing to maximize the talent value the market cap allows, then they need to sell the team.

  9. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Lol😌 I can’t argue wit that last one pick.

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    All ima say is this Jason Licht said he molding this team after what he learned and seen go on in New England. How many rbs have we seen come and go over the years in that organization. Personally I hope DM stays but if something else occurs I’m sure Lichtenstein has a plan.

  11. Tnew Says:

    Nole, I believe that you are 100% correct on your last take. If that thought proves to be true Martin will be on the open market and he will receive fair value from someone other than the Bucs. the message that it sends is that rbs are not players that the organization will invest in. How many 1000 yard rushers where on playoff teams last season?

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    Being way over the cap this year ain’t the point. The point is you don’t grossly overpay a guy who only performed up to expectation 2 out of the 4 years he has been here considering the team already invested a 1st round pick in him. If Doug thinks he is worth $9 or $10M per year on a multi-year deal – fine – go out there and see if anyone else is willing to pay that considering the history. The answer is NO ONE will pay that much on a multi-year deal for a position that is becoming less and less important in the league – UNLESS that player is among the best at his position every single year. Consistency is what Martin is lacking and why he will not get 8 figures per year like his agent is probably telling him he’s worth. Let the market sort it out for him.

    If he truly wants to be here like he says – then Doug needs to be reasonable as I’m sure the offer already on the table is fair. Licht knows what he is doing and this is an important contract negotiation because it DOES send a message to the rest of the team. The Bucs will gladly pay for consistent production – perhaps even above market value (see Lavonte David at $10M per year which is a good bit more than any other non pass rushing LB makes). But when a guy waits until his contract year to decide to “re-dedicate” himself to the game of football – there’s a price to pay for that.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Jamis needs to be washing Doug Martins feet right now. Lose Dougie Jameis and You are not only gonna have to work twice as hard, your completion rate is gonna drop and your interceptions will go up. Martins value is very underrated. I’m gonna LMAO when Martin walks. He walks and our problems are just beginning. Like I’ve always said, My poor Bucs seem to be caught in that Tom Cruise sci-fi movie where he keeps getting killed doing the same stuff over and over again. That’s my Tampa Bay Cheaponeers.

  14. BUCSJUNKIE Says:

    Joe, please mute Mike Johnson! Dude is obviously a troll that only says negative comments to get a reaction. It is easy to see he is not a true Bucs fan.

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Ahhh… Spring is coming..the fresh scent of free agency is here. Doug martin is changing jersey’s. Jameis is going to have to do more. Old man Vince Jackson is one injury away from retirement. And butter fingers Evans is starting a family. Mr. Mankins has decided to knock back a few well deserved libations at the ranch during retirement. And the new..golden Boy Koetter Atlanta Bucs are on the scene. What a great smell. That smell of..spring losing!