“He Brings Some Instant Energy To The Team”

March 29th, 2016
Throwing shade at Lovie?

Throwing shade at Lovie?

Joe understands why many Bucs fans were irked by Lovie Smith when he was deep in thought on the sidelines. He didn’t emote.

Cowboys coaching legend Tom Landry once said — when asked why he never got crazy on the sidelines — him getting excited on the sidelines meant he wasn’t concentrating, and he was always trying to think and anticipate what was around the corner.

Yes, Joe had issues with Lovie but his stoic nature was not one of them. In fact, Joe thought the critics were harshly unfair. Joe could rattle off all sorts of Hall of Fame coaches who were cigar store Indians on the sidelines.

Sure, someone like Will Muschamp could jump up and down and act like a total child on the sideline. No way he in hell Joe would want him coaching the Bucs.

The very last thing Joe worries about from a coach is temperament. But tight end Luke Stocker may be channeling Bucs fans.

In an interview with Casey Phillips of Buccaneers.com, Stocker explained why he is looking forward to having Dirk Koetter as his head coach.

“You know, he brings some instant energy to the team,” Stocker said. “He brought that to the offense last year so I suspect that to go into the team this year.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the energy the team comes out with all season this year.”


Energy and passion is great and sure looks good on TV, but pardon Joe for being satisfied to settle for execution (catching passes) and discipline (no stupid penalties and no barking at the officials). They often lead to wins.

Yeah, wins. Joe would rather have those than a cartoon character on the sidelines.

20 Responses to ““He Brings Some Instant Energy To The Team””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Energy and passion aren’t mutually exclusive with execution and discipline Joe. Lots of highly successful coaches through the years have been high energy and passionate (perhaps Vince Lombardi?) but were known for creating disciplined teams that executed pretty well. Dirk Koetter is not really the anti-Lovie … he’s just Dirk Koetter, new Bucs coach. Lovie’s old news; y’all need to let him RIP.

  2. Dreambig Says:

    Was Stocker talking about energy on the sidelines or energy in general?
    Yelling up and down the sideline or stoic silience, I could care less as long as the players are motivated to play their best, be mentally tough and not quit.

  3. Kevin Says:

    I think he meant energy in general. Lovie was a zombie. I cant tell you how happy away I am knowing I never have to watch another one of his press conferences

  4. Pawel Says:

    Kinda like the Cheerleaders that suppose to cheer us but is not working.

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I am so happy that Lovie Smith is gone. I didn’t think he was a good coach at all.

  6. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Que the Lovie Lovers in 3………2………..1

  7. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Here we go again! Stocker! Are we quoting Luke Stocker!?

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

    Defense rules you just said it best bro.

  9. The Buc Realist Says:

    Joe says
    “when he was deep in thought on the sidelines.”

    My favorite was when he would just stare at the jumbo-tron trying to figure out who let his defensive system down!! It was like he was counting how many Hall-of-Famers and pro-bowlers he needed to make his outdated defense work!!!! And for the record, he could have taken a nap thru each quarter if he just had a good game plane and could adjust in game!!!

  10. BoJim Says:

    I used to love watching Madden on the sidelines.

  11. I Got What I Wanted Says:

    I didnt realize Luke Stocker was the mouthpiece for the entire team. He must have really gotten a good chance to know how every player was thinking from all his time on the side lines.

    That said, i really dont care. I think every player resonds to coaching in different ways. Koetter has to figure out how to get to all of them. I seriously doubt the Pats play as well as they do because of Bilicheats manerisms on the side lines. Its about making them as prepared to play as possible before its time to play.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    its kinda hard for me to believe grown professional athletes still need to be motivated with a rah rah speech by a hc to get them hyped up…really don’t see good coaches hyping up the players…that’s the responsibility of the team leaders or captains…coaches like bill belichick, ron riveria, andy reed, mike mcarthey don’t have to jump up and down and act crazy on the sidelines to get their players to respond…i’ll admit I like to see a coach get after the ref and chew out a player from time to time but I agree with tom landry…coaches are suppose to focus and concentrate on their/opponents next move….for a team to come out flat or lacking energy i put that squarely on players like gmc and lvd…with that being said I put the blame on the teams penalty issues squarely on the shoulder of the hc and his coaching staff…they could’ve thought of something anything to limit the amout of penalties…fines, bench, chewed out in public something…GO BUCS!!!

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Energy = “The capacity or power to do work, such as the capacity to move an object (like a football) by the application of force.”

    This has nothing to do with gameday sideline demeanor Joe. Stocker is talking about Koetter instilling the passion, confidence, proper preparation and game planning to succeed. To WIN.

    Remember the “energy” that Jon Gruden brought to this team when he 1st arrived. That energy helped guide the talented 2002 Buccaneers team to a 15-4 season and a Super Bowl win.

  14. jvato24 Says:

    Pete Carrol is high energy and is not a sideline nut job, alot more goes into having a motivated team all week then how a coach acts on the sidelines, Not sure why the majority of article was about sideline antics when it’s a quote about a team having juice.

    Having energy has alot more to do than how someone acts on the sidelines. Bruce Arians is high energy in your face guy but pretty reserved on the sidelines.

  15. Maze Says:

    Still can’t believe Lovie unmotivated his team’s captians and players after pregame speeches for cussing. Koetter is the type of coach you want to win for. Seeing as how Stocker played the most snaps at TE and been on the Bucs a lot longer than Lovie could dream he knows what he is talking about

  16. DB55 Says:

    You lost me at Casey Phillips. I turned into Homer Simpson thinking about doughnuts. Hmmm doughnuts.

  17. CrustyCrab Says:

    C’mon Lovie has been coaching this way his entire and had a very successful until his Bucs collapse. So if a player needs the energy from his coach on the sideline to make him play better that player needs to find another career path.

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    Coaching energy is fine. Having good players who make plays is much better!
    We’d better find a few Defensive gems in this upcoming draft or else. You can be as animated as Capt. Crunch on the sidelines. But you’d better be able to stop SOME scoring drives during a game. Lovie is at Illinois now Joe. Lets figure out how Koetter and Co can get us to the playoffs……this year!

  19. salish_seamonster Says:

    Energy is good. Koetter wants players to play, have fun, and score points. Lovie was uptight and you had to play his scheme just right for it to work. I expect a greater enthusiasm because of the attitude from the HC on down. It can only help.

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    Defense Rules nailed it! Lovie’s gone, let it go.
    Go Bucs!