Alstott Talks Dirk Koetter: “I Love Him”

April 12th, 2016


Old school Buccaneers are starting to go public with their love of Dirk Koetter.

Chucky got the ball rolling with his endorsement of Koetter becoming a head coach back in early December. 

Ronde Barber was all pumped about Koetter in March saying Koetter has “a great demeanor.”

Last night, Mike Alstott spent time with Koetter at Alstott’s charity event and was glowing this morning on WDAE-AM 620.

“I love him,” Alstott said of Koetter

“I love his personality, you know, his communication, and stuff like that. You know what I mean? Very outgoing. He makes a former player feel good, you know, to be able to come out there and see him. Not that Lovie didn’t, though, but you know it’s the same thing immediately. I’m excited for what he’s done.”

Alstott went on to say he was very impressed by the numbers Koetter’s offense put up with a young roster last season. “He’ll get the rest of the team on track,” Alstott added.

Yes, Joe realizes all these old Bucs, except for Chucky, raved about Lovie, too. But something feels a little different about the energy surrounding Koetter. Joe really wishes Warren Sapp would finally speak out.

16 Responses to “Alstott Talks Dirk Koetter: “I Love Him””

  1. JAB83 Says:

    Sapp needs to keep his pie hole shut (for now) and let the real coach Smith do his thing… Sapp can come around after we reestablish dominance!!! For now just enjoy hanging around with the guys like he is…

  2. Kevin Says:

    I was saying when he was in ATL he should be a hc. The day he was hired here I hoped somehow it would happen. This guy is a true players coach!

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Both Dirk Koetter and Lovie Smith started off here in Bucsland with the same record: 0-0. Both were experienced coaches when they started off working for the same ownership, with the same GM, and with the same fans. Both were received with high enthusiasm … when their record was 0-0.

    But I see several major differences, and that’s what’s got me excited about our Bucs future. The key difference I think I see is in the two men themselves and how well they work with and listen to others. Lovie had HIS system, and he was determined to make that work … ‘Stay the course, but stay it better’ was supposedly all it’d take to succeed. That only works in my experience if you’ve got the best players and the best coaches … Lovie had neither and won only 25% of his games as a result.

    Dirk has shown himself already to be a lot more flexible in his approach to the game and in his approach to people. We’ve already seen his initial results with a very young offense, and it’ll get even better in the years ahead no doubt. And to his credit he’s surrounded himself with a very high quality coaching staff and that’ll pay huge dividends I’m convinced, as will the increased authority that the Glazers have given to Jason Licht and his staff.

    Almost all of the pieces are in place now for a Bucs future that promises to be much brighter than these past 10-plus years. A solid draft (maybe two), and some time to develop the chemistry that winning teams all have, and we’ll be back in the playoff hunt once more.

  4. DemBoysFromDaBay727 Says:

    Dirk and Lovie are polar opposites, they couldn’t be more different. Lovie ismore up tight, we’re gonna do things my way, to the point where his stubborness became a wekness.

    Now Dirk on the other hand is a way more layed back type of guy that will speak what’s on bis mind and not give you the coach’s speech like mr. MY scheme. He’s gonna give it to you raw and not beat around the Bush and you gotta love that.

    It’s nice to finally have a HC with sum personallity, not that chuck didnt, Dirk is way more relaxed then chucky.

    Love the direction this team is headed in and the HC, and the current and former players do as well.

  5. Architek Says:

    When they start winning Joe and the results manifest, then you will see these ex-Bucs climb on board.

    As I stated months ago, when Lovie was jettisoned you would swear that some of these guys were fans of Lovie and not the logo.

    Even some of the so-called media. I wish I was petty I would name people and give examples but it’s not worth it.

    I’m a big Sapp fan and I know he will speak soon.

  6. Bob in Valrico Says:

    given the fact that Sapp has reached out to McCoy and offered his advice,and that McCoy appreciated it.
    My conclusion would be that Sapp wants the same thing as you do for this team to be great again.
    I think his play on the field has earned him the right to be around the team just like any other buc great.

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

    During his presser yesterday Jamies stated “coach Koetter just made a bold statement” during his initial message first time addressing the entire team. He wouldn’t elude to what was said when media heads attempted to pry. But it made him smile a little. I can’t help but wonder although I do have an idea.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    For me….I move beyond the Koetter/Lovie comparison to the Smith/Smith comparison…..that is where I think the true difference will be…..we have the best of Koetter with the offense & Mike Smith instead of Lovie running the defense.

  9. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Can we just move on from the Lovie debacle?

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    We didn’t land on the “lovie debacle”!!!
    The “lovie debacle landed on us”!!!!!

    And I agree with Tampabaybucfan, That will be the most visible difference of comparison!!! But Head Coach Koetter message will be on all squads!! We will not players upset with lack of communication like the last coach! There will actually be accountability, which the players will respond to!!!

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    I proceed with cautious optimism. I have total confidence in Licht and believe the offense will have no setbacks as long as a quality WR is picked up for when VJAX misses games. If Dye or Murphy make the roster the bucs WR corps are in a world of hurt. It will be very interesting to see what kind of talent the defense really has. I give Verner and Banks a free pass because of the poor coaching and piss poor system. It will be interesting to see what good coach Smith can get from front 7… I’d like to see LVD cut loose a bit. It’s a great time to be a buc fan.

  12. Tiny Tim Says:

    Sapp has earned the right to speak whenever he wants to. Definitely way more than jab83.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Tiny Tim….thanks for sticking up for my favorite Buc!

  14. William Walls Says:

    “Joe really wishes Warren Sapp would finally speak out.”

    Why? Seriously, why? Surely, you’re not that desperate for content.

  15. Mike Johnson Says:

    Ok Alstott and all you active and retired players. We get it. You Loves Mr. Koetter. Nice to be loved. Even nicer to turn that Love into some Wins.
    Love will not get it done in the NFL. Only blood swat and tears does it. So enough of the..Jib-jab. Lets go to work and get us to the playoffs Mr. Koetter.
    Getting just a tad sick of all of this..manly Lovefesting here.

  16. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Sapp lovvvvvvvvved Lovie…we saw how it turned out.