“We’re Going To Practice In The Morning”

May 24th, 2016

Training camp faithful can rejoice

Get ready to call in to work late, or mow down a weekend breakfast at One Buc Palace this summer.

Training camp will feature all morning practices, Dirk Koetter said this afternoon.


Joe asked Koetter if he noticed the Bucs’ offense was drained of energy because of late, draining, summer practice conditions under Lovie Smith.

“No. We did a little study and in August, when we’re out here, it’s on average 11 degrees cooler at 8:45 than it is at 2:45,” Koetter said. “So I did quick Idaho State math and I subtracted that out and said, ‘Geez, 11 degrees cooler, why don’t we practice in the morning.”

Bravo, Coach Koetter! Joe will have more on this later.

20 Responses to ““We’re Going To Practice In The Morning””

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    I will simply rely on Joe(s) to be my eyes and ears at camp….

  2. DB55 Says:

    I like how koetter does everything opposite of Lovie but tries to be PC about it.

    Translation = yea it was pretty idiotic to be out here in the blazing sun. It almost killed the OC who preceded me and has kept countless players on the sidelines. So yes we’re practicing in the morning bc duh.

  3. Joe Says:

    I will simply rely on Joe(s) to be my eyes and ears at camp…

    Not nose? Why is smell not a sense you want to experience?

    You mean to say you don’t want to know what the sweat of the cheerleaders’ smells like? (Hint: It is a fruity smell.)

    Joe can also tell you the sweat of the players’ is gross, like fish left out in the sun.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    All of this stuff about using the heat to our advantage…….we have away games and 4pm games….our first 1pm game at home isn’t until October 30th……So much for the heat advantage….

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    not so much heat but humid…the humidity will be tough on opposing players…GO BUCS!!!

  6. Tom Edrington Says:


    lol, I don’t want to smell any sweaty fans either! Will task that to you guys!

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    The out of shape Tampa media will love this.

    Now we won’t have to hear them complain about how hot it is on the radio

  8. grafikdetail Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan it’s florida it’s always hots LOL nephew played a high noon game at Florida Atlantic a couple of Novembers ago & i almost passed out… and one older gentlemen actually did…which is why the only Buc game i’ll be attending next season is the night game against the Falcons LOL

  9. K2 Says:

    Smart coach! Less rain, less lightning, less humidity…and with less humidity less dehydration and less pulled muscles.

  10. Joe Says:

    The out of shape Tampa media will love this.

    OTAs are hotter than training camp.

    Won’t hear Joe complain about hot weather. Will take a Florida summer over a Midwest winter any day.

    Any day!

  11. Joe Says:

    Smart coach! Less rain,

    LOL Joe finds it amusing. Fans freak out about practicing in the rain (it ain’t baseball, folks) but Joe has yet to meet a football coach who didn’t like practicing in the rain.

    Shoot, practicing in the rain would be much cooler than under the sun in the morning.

  12. DraftJameis Says:

    Always hated the notion that killing guys in 100 degree heat for a month would pay dividends later on. How about practice when it’s cooler/doesn’t rain, and then just be better at football than the other team?

  13. Tom Edrington Says:

    It ain’t the rain Joe, it’s that electrical stuff that comes from the sky in the summer……now that can end a career in a hurry…..

  14. Dreambig Says:

    Yeah, I have never bought into the macho BS that practiceing in the extreme heat provides an advantage. All it does is makes the coaches slow things down and concentrate on preventing heat injuries. The Bucs history over the 1st quarter of the season does not show it as an advantage.

  15. LovieBall Says:

    Now they will get winded more during the games.

  16. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I can get used to this logically thinking head coach we’ve got. Things might start to make a lot more sense around OBP. And wins just might be the result.

  17. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I live in Wisconsin. I’ll take the midwest winter over the face melting florida Summers. You can always put on a jacket on in the winter. i’d rather not get arrested for running around naked when it gets too damn hot.

    The bonus is the half naked ladies running around during hoe hot florida summers. Alas we can’t have it all…

    It was 80 up here today, i felt like melting at work. I couldn’t imagine doing what i do in the florida heat. No thanks.

  18. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    TruBuc, I live in PA and I agree with you completely! I haven’t lived in the Florida heat in 20 years!

  19. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    But the heat is our advantage right?? Finally a coach who has sum common sense. The heat is not your friend. And it will not become an advantage for u if u continue to practice in it every day.

  20. mark2001 Says:

    TruBucs… You do know that the best of all worlds is the Northwoods during the Summer and Sunny Florida during the winter…right? It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Of course, you need to purchase gallons of DEET to avoid being carried off by the Wisconsin state mosquito mascot during much of the summer…and the Deer flies will feast on you.

    But you absolutely have to get back to Tampa Bay before the beginning of the regular Football season.

    And BTW…nothing is much worse than central Illinois flat lands during parts of the Summer and Winter.