Koetter’s Core: Passing And Loyalty

June 25th, 2016
Fresh insight into Dirk Koetter

Fresh insight into the Bucs’ new head coach

Interesting insight into Dirk Koetter is coming out of his home state.

Specifically, Joe’s talking about Idaho State Magazine. Koetter was a quarterback at the university in the late-1970s and early 1980s.

During a recent feature honoring his rise to NFL head coach, Koetter explains what he learned most from his Idaho-coaching-legend father, Jim Koetter.

“I learned the fundamentals of quarterback play and how to attack defenses with the passing game, two areas that my Dad was ahead of his time. I also learned about loyalty, which I consider to be the number one characteristic of successful assistant coaches,” Dirk Koetter said.

Joe is intrigued.

Koetter referencing loyalty as the key to being a good assistant makes it even more laughable that people think he somehow orchestrated a coup to overthrow Lovie Smith. Also, it makes Joe think Koetter now in command could mean more change than some think. He’s not a loyal lieutenant any longer.

As for a lifelong love and appreciation of attacking defenses, Koetter might be salivating a little more than expected at the opportunity to run an NFL offense with, what Koetter called in January, “a license to be a little more aggressive.”

13 Responses to “Koetter’s Core: Passing And Loyalty”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There didn’t need to be a coup to overthrow Lovie…….going 0-4 with a declining defense did him in. After all, Chucky, who won us a Superbowl was canned at 9-7 after going 0-4.

  2. Rrsrq Says:

    ^^^^^^^, yep that

  3. BoJim Says:

    ‘Air Koetter’. Sounds nice.

  4. Bucnut2 Says:

    I really like Dirk

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Captain Dirk for president of the US, his side job. He’d be better than what’s offered up. That I have no doubt.

  6. 1KCool Says:


  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    As usual agree completely with TBBF. I remember saying before the season when folks were speculating about our record that the actual number of wins wasn’t any more critical than how he achieved them.

    If Lovie had lost the first ten games and then gone 5-1 with a convincing win over Carolina to end it all he’d still be here despite a 5-11 record.

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Jamies will get higher quality reps in training camp by facing a new and improved defensive scheme. I could figure out Lovies defense just by watching the games last year as a fan, the only attempts at disquise were a safety rotation and fake dbl a gap blitz that we never actually ran, that was followed by a very basic version of cover 3 or cover 2. Fans shouldn’t be able to figure an NFL (high school) defensive playbook. At mini camp this year, I saw a rep where Darrly Smith lined up at backer and sprinted to safety post snap, that says a lot about how multiple our defense will be this year, I’m excited.

  9. Kevin Says:

    Not sure if Lovie would have lost the first ten games he would have made it to 11 after the first season. I think the plug would have been pulled at that point and cuter would have got the job regardless.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Alls I can say is Koetter better Win and win big. The gallows await its 4th 2 yr annual feeding,

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    After reading the Idaho State Magazine link I’m more convinced that making Koetter the Bucs head coach is a brilliant move. Not sure if this was Licht’s call but it has success written all over it. I expect the Bucs to reach 2-0 in Super Bowls before too long, seriously. Defensive coaching upgrades play into that opinion.

  12. Dave Says:

    It is definitely a new day in Tampa bay. For the first time they have the coaches to go with the talent on the field on offense and defense. I think they are going to light it up on offense by next year with the addition of another receiver or two

  13. Rrsrq Says:

    Koetter and Jameis is > Payton and Brees because they will have more SB rings