Dirk Koetter: Choreographer

July 4th, 2016


The Buccaneers are heading across the state to bang heads with the Jaguars for two days of practices next month.

What are the odds Demar Dotson gets in a fight?

Pretty darn good, if you ask Joe.

Inevitable sweaty, angry practices aside, head coach Dirk Koetter has been planning the Jacksonville festivities to every last detail, so reports Jaguars beat writer Ryan O’Halloran.

Tampa Bay won’t just show up here for joint practices with the Jaguars Aug. 17-18. Things will be mapped out to the minute. “We’ve had a number of conversations and we’ve already exchanged practice plans and formats and things like that,” Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said of him and Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter.

Yes, Bucs fans can attend the practices alongside EverBank field. Joe’s got the details here.

Joe loves the idea of joint practices to best prepare the Bucs to hit the ground running against their brutal opening schedule. But with four total training camp practices against the Jags and Browns, Joe’s concerned the Bucs are ramping up their risk of preseason injury, especially in the trenches. Joe hates the thought of some second-team Browns tackle taking a cheap shot on Noah Spence.

13 Responses to “Dirk Koetter: Choreographer”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Its a risk associated with the sport. That type of conditioning can potentially cause a serious injury, but I also love the idea of creating a highly competitive nature on the team. Next man up thats how good teams make it far. Practice like you play, play like you practice. It’s a necessary evil to an extent. Four practices isn’t overkill. It would be horrible if we lost a starter but it’s genius if they all make it through healthy and we start the season with a winning record. I’m all for it.

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Lovie didn’t believe in joint practices. Therefore, I’m a huge believer in joint practices.

  3. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I’m on the fence when it comes to the idea of joint practices. I figure that’s what the preseason I for. I’m sure there are things that coaches love about them but it can sometimes seem like an unnecessary risk.

  4. feelthepewterpower Says:

    you can get hurt celebrating field-goals in this league, Joe.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    In the grand scheme of things it’s always better to be lucky than good.

    I’ve been blessed to have the “luck of the Irish”. I think the Bucs are on their way. #3 clearly is not Irish but I believe he has our luck. And I’m not being snarky….I’m serious…I think “luck” is just another variable that #3 brings to the Bucs.

  6. uckinator Says:

    It’s not bad if you are the one giving the bruises. Just ask Butkus and Nitchke how it’s done. O J Simpson said all he heard was a sound of an oncoming train and then lights out. Compliments of Dick “Friggin” Butkus.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    You can not coach, plractice or play scared. Do everything possible to prevent injuries but you have.to coach, practice and play hard. Can’t be afraid of injuries or be too cautious.

  8. MadMax Says:

    They know when to let up….and most don’t want a cheap hit injury on their conscious…karma that’s why.

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    Considering this team’s lack of modern success or anything that resembles something worth watching I’d say it’s worth the risk of injury.
    Hate that this has not been a staple in our camp. Well done coach K

  10. Trubucfan22 Says:

    You can’t really prevent injuries. They just happen and you have to move on. You can’t play or practice scared of injury. Injuries happen in underwear football in noncontact drills. There is just no way around them. The bigger issue is just the beating on the body, more collisions on the body and just nagging sore muscles are more likely what the players will endure. Hopefully the coaching staffs on both sides will coach their players to be respectful and not to go at knees and that stuff.

  11. Fred McNeil Says:

    I think it breaks the monotony.

  12. pick6 Says:

    i seem to hear players, coaches, and fans lamenting how game-type action is getting written out of practice and how post-CBA practices are increasingly. these joint practices seem to be a way around those limitations, as well as a way for young players to compete against different styles of play in Training Camp

  13. pick6 Says:

    *how post-CBA practices are increasingly ineffective