“Written Reports” Are “Due”

April 12th, 2016
Dirk Koetter talks draft

Dirk Koetter talks draft

The glorious NFL Draft is in 16 short days — sixteen! Joe can’t wait to drink beer with Bucs fans at Draft Picks and celebrate the annual injection of hope.

Dirk Koetter is a first-time NFL head coach and his team finally arrived at One Buc Palace yesterday. He has loads on his plate, but it seems the draft is Priority No. 1.

Joe asked Koetter yesterday how much time he will invest in draft-related matters from now until the Bucs’ first pick on Thursday night, April 28.

“At least about half of our day is still involved in the draft,” Koetter said, adding that it’ll be that way until about 48 hours before the draft.

Koetter and Jason Licht also have their staffs busy working the keyboards and honing their scouting duties.

“And the coaches are back from all of their workouts. The coaches have to have their written reports due, I think, either today or tomorrow, their written reports have to be in,” Koetter said.

“And then the next step is that we get together with Jason, the coaches get together with Jason and his guys and we watch some film together and we stack the board – Jason stacks the board and we watch him. But the coaches have input on that and, you know, I thought it was very, very productive in the part that I sat in on last year. And I’m looking forward to getting in there – I’ve watched a lot of tape and, of course, Jason and his guys, that’s all they do.”

Yes, Koetter has a significant voice in the draft process. And Koetter is a strong personality, the reason why Licht coined the phrase “Koettered” back in January. It would be so much fun to watch Koetter and Licht engage in a verbal war over a potential prospect. Damn, Joe would pay good money for that on pay-per-view.

But perhaps the Bucs will have harmony through their entire free agent and draft process, just like in 2014.

34 Responses to ““Written Reports” Are “Due””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I suspect that Koetter delegates more than Lovie…..and will especially with the defensive players…..we have Smith & Hayes along with some other very experienced assistants….
    On offense…..Monken & Warhop will have strong input….
    I like our team of HC, GM & Coaches

  2. mark2001 Says:

    I wonder if anyone “welcomed back, Ko(e)tter”? Couldn’t pass that up…but probably should have.

  3. Bucfan951 Says:

    “Jason stacks the board and we watch him”. Sounds to me like he’s been the one in charge of the draft since he’s gotten here. But shhh, don’t tell bonzai.

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Get that homework in boys! Another grand slam in the draft would be nice.

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    And uh mark2001, funny! Should’ve left it alone even though I’m jealous that I didn’t think of it first!

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Didn’t The Lovin Spoonfull sing that “Welcome Back” song? Welcome back welcome back welcome back Koetter.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Welcome Back Kotter theme song was sung by John Sebastian….

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Used LOOOOOOVE that show.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Singin’ : “Ah ba ba ba….ba ba Barbarino.”

    🙂 lol Go Bucs!

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Joe – You don’t have to have these mixers at bars and golf events. Judging by these references, you could just go to a local retirement center and you’ll find the biggest concentration of your fan base.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    lol Pat that was the 70’s and I was a child.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    I like that everyone is involved and everyone’s opinions seem to be heard and considered. Of course its Licht’s call as to who the picks will be – but he’s getting a lot of info and a lot of input from his scouts and now also from the coaching staff. The more informed the decisions can be the better. Yes I like it.

  13. biff barker Says:

    The front end is a team too!

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Tampabaybucfan… Right, John Sebastian sang it after being lead singer for Lovin Spoonfull.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Patrick in VA… Old Bucs fans are the biggest Bucs fans. Hands down!

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hard to find an older Buc fan than the TBBF……..was season ticket holder in 76 & wasn’t a teen then….I hope I’m young enough to see another SB.

  17. BucFan20 Says:

    Not that hard. There are really a bunch of us still around.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Buc Fan 20

    I am 112……top that!

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo should get credit for being the most loyal Buc fan. Pablo is a fan even though their are no Hispanic players……how would other Buc fans feel if there were no white players or no black players?….Pablo knows it would be difficult to field a team with Indians & Asians….But Pablo still loves his Bucs”

  20. The Buc Realist Says:


    maybe Pablo should cheer for the grounds crew???

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “@Realist…..Pablo thinks you are stereotyping”

  22. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think they’re going to do a good job at the Draft. Jason Licht has an eye for talent. I’m just starting to get that warm feeling about this team.

  23. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Evening Fellas. After reading this all I can think of is that Bucs fans are “Due” a winning season!!!
    Go Bucs!!!

  24. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Strange filters here for auto-moderation.

  25. The Buc Realist Says:

    Careful Bucs SB with Jameis, if it worked like that, Cleveland is “Due” for a four-peat of superbowls!!!!

  26. gotbbucs Says:

    I would give anything to be in that room to witness the discussions……and put my two cents in.

  27. SB with Jameis Says:

    Dadgum this place is ded tonight. I guess this time of yr we should be doing more family stuff than football.
    G’nite fellas and Joes.

  28. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Aaaah..you guys are great and so funny…I swear on a stack of Mac eyeshadows, that when I’m feeling the blahs..i just come here..

    On a very bright note…draft is coming!! Oh my goodness, seems like an eternity..

  29. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I think Licht is a great GM. Even though he holds the power it isn’t in his head. He will listen to his coaching staff and consider their input. Some GMs draft a team they want, instead of the team that the organization needs.

    Licht is doing it the right way, and I couldn’t be happier with our GM.

  30. SB with Jameis Says:

    Why are all my comments in moderation?
    All I said possibly wrong was dad-gum.

    You left a word out of your username and Joe’s spam filter did not recognize your edited username. — Joe

  31. SB with Jameis Says:

    Ok. off to bed for me. Go Bucs.

  32. SB with Jameis Says:

    You left a word out of your username and Joe’s spam filter did not recognize your edited username. — Joe
    Sorry Joes, I was just making my username shorter. I guess I shoulda figured out that but I am kinda old and not that user friendly on a puter.

  33. Dave Says:

    Sounds to me like Licht and the scouting staff will rank positions and overall groups and then the coaches will input after that and adjustments will be made. Perfect.
    I am really starting to think Dodd or Lawson go in Rd 1 and they go WR/DB in Rd 2 and 3 unless Spence falls, then a possible back to back for DE.

    I just don’t like all this projection of Dodd in the top of the first round. He was a low first rounder with the possibility of being snagged in round 2.
    I think he will be the best pass rusher in the draft and was hoping they could snag him in round 2.

  34. Caleb Says:

    VHIII, if he’s there at 9. Don’t be dumb and ruin my draft day, lol. Best player in this draft!