Cleared For Take Off

June 14th, 2016
DIrk Koetter's offense makes Jameis smile.

Dirk Koetter’s offense makes Jameis smile.

So if one believes the recent words of Bucs coach Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay will be true to its Florida heritage and go all NASA this year with a passing attack worthy of the 21st century.

To be direct, the Bucs plan to use much more no huddle and — wait for it — uptempo offense.

And America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is good with that.

“I think me playing fast-paced, the more you can cut out thinking the better you are, Jameis said. “Especially with the players we have. You get up there and call the play and go with it. Anytime you can create rhythm and repetition, it works so it is good. I like no-huddle. Everyone likes no-huddle.”

This is all interesting to Joe. The Bucs have one of the better running attacks in the NFL. The Bucs return 1,931 yards of rushing with Doug Martin, everyone’s favorite Muscle Hampster, and Charles Sims.

How can a team incorporate an up-tempo, no-huddle offense without a pounding running attack? That seems to be trying to mix oil and water to Joe. 

14 Responses to “Cleared For Take Off”

  1. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Air Coryell 2.0 ?

  2. Wombat Says:

    I don’t think the run game is done, it’s just that you need to have multi facetted looks and styles. Going no huddle early in the Florida heat in a game… genius! Plus why not throw out Humphries, Dye and Bell and run the DB’s ragged early. Then later settle in with the big boys and some run game….

  3. tickrdr Says:


  4. JimBucsFan Says:

    I don’t think this spells any sort of end to our running game. We all know that the modern NFL is a pass-happy league, so I think we are simply trying to keep pace in that department. If a team has to prep for your air game as much as your ground game, that makes us more unpredictable and dangerous on offense.

    I see this as a good sign, Joe.

  5. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Our offense is going to be firing on all cylinders this year. Believe that!

    Buc Dynasty starts Now.

  6. TEBUCS Says:

    Back when Jameis was at FSU playing behind he played his best football. When they were behind they went to the no huddle and he would always bring them back…

  7. unbelievable Says:

    no-huddle and running the football are not mutually exclusive.

  8. salish_seamonster Says:

    Well, if they get that up tempo passing going, Dougie can run some of the delayed draws. Maybe he’ll pick up more yards on screens and a few downfield plays, and less in the ground game. I don’t really care how he gets his numbers… It’s all about picking up the yards, busting big plays, and scoring.

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “no-huddle and running the football are not mutually exclusive.”

    Exactly. It’s as if Joe never heard of Chip Kelly

  10. BucMania Says:

    Quit calling Doug muscle hamster . You know he doesn’t like it so it’s pretty tacky..

  11. Kevin Says:

    Works in NE, works in NO, works in GB. Im not worried at all. I the happiest as a bucs fan as Ive been since before Gruden was fired

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    Bucmania – but he said it in a cutsie way – “Everyone’s favorite Muscle Hamster” – so in Joe’s mind that doesn’t count – LOL

  13. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Seems like some of the best teams/offenses go no huddle, Joe….New England/Arizona etc.

  14. McClorasMaddenDaddy210 Says:

    C’mon Joe, your borderline trolling to his face when you want a quote. REAL TALK…don’t do that. THIS IS the greatest site I’ve ever come to! How can you ask another GROWN man about anything while in public disrespect his name. F#cK B!!! DON’T DO THAT…don’t wanna call him #Dougernaut ,fine. But please chill on the bogus name calling. Here, lol
    YO JOE!
    GO BUCS!!!