“Competitive Nature” Is “A Lot Different”

June 16th, 2016
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There’s a new head coach in the house.

So everybody interested in the Buccaneers wants to know, “What’s different?”

Joe has written about a ramped up energy and pace of spring practices, combined with plenty of work with no helmets to keep guys cool. But pace and energy don’t always mean competitive and intense.

Thankfully, Doug Martin told NFL Network that in this case, it does.

“Just the type of competitive nature that we have during OTAs is a lot different than what we’ve had in the past,” Martin said. “So I’m pretty optimistic about this season and what [Dirk Koetter] can do.”

That one-liner about competition should make every Bucs fan smile. It’s great to hear.

Frankly, it’s clear Koetter is all about competition, not just talking about it. That’s a big reason he scheduled joint practices with the Jaguars and Browns during training camp. Few NFL teams square off against two teams in camp.

As Joe has written, Joe believes this entire ramped up spring and summer is about avoiding an 0-2 start (at Atlanta, at Arizona) at all costs.

Koetter’s been around long enough to know what a disaster that is for nearly every club that experiences it.

10 Responses to ““Competitive Nature” Is “A Lot Different””

  1. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Funny how dudes in their early to mid 20s react to HAVING FUN. Lovie coulda learned a thing or two rather than throwing the Tampa 2 bible at em

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Tampa 2 bible…. great line China… great line…

    And all along we were feed this bs crap about lovie being a players coach. Lovie was about 2 things and 2 things only, padding his retirement account and making sure his friends and family were getting paid regardless of qualifications or results. Hardly the actions of a high character guy.

  3. pick6 Says:

    i don’t think lovie is\was insincere in taking the job. however, to play off a statement by our QB, he had the wrong “why”. Lovie took the job because he desperately wanted to coach. You want a guy to take the job because he desperately wants to win

  4. No_Bucs_Given Says:

    We were honestly hearing about the tempo changes being upbeat last year too……..

  5. Dreambig Says:

    No_Bucs_Given – I don’t think you are correct on that. Last year all we were talking about was Winston, off field issues, Jameis vs Mariotta, and how Jameis was going to be killed because we did not have a offensive line.

  6. Buccaneers Says:

    Tmax-Pretty bent to question somebody’s character based on assumptions. And it wasn’t bs that Lovie was a players coach……what you wrote following that line sure did look like some straight bs.

  7. tmaxcon Says:


    Loive proved he had NO character buy overpaying non-qualified assistants friends and family alike. he also proved he was a bad character guy throughout his career for NEVER taking responsibility for failures and throwing 17 offensive and defensive coordinators under the bus… why don’t you aks all those coordinators and their families about lovies character. Lovie is a media made JOKE…. going to church on sunday and not allowing cursing does not make one a good character guy…

  8. teacherman777 Says:

    love wouldn’t even allow music to be played int e locker room before games!!

    love was/is a close-minded christian fundamentalist.

    they are NOT creative people.

    Keep the music playing!!

    Like Seattle!

    And move on from a 2,000 year old myth.

  9. Buccaneers Says:

    Tmax- you need to clarify your opinions is all. You are using your opinions and presenting them as facts. This is why I called it bs.

    You are discrediting yourself when you present it this way.

  10. mark2001 Says:

    tmax…I think Lovie is a high character guy….just a poor HC. I never heard any player say that he wasn’t honest and a man of integrity …just give me one quote where anyone said otherwise about his character.