Praise For Dirk Koetter’s August “Change-up”

July 13th, 2016

dirk koetter 1210cHas another NFL team scheduled a total of four training camp practices against a total of two teams?

Joe knows of none other than Dirk Koetter’s Buccaneers.

Koetter believes deeply in battling strangers to prepare for the regular season. Lovie Smith thought the practice was senseless.

Bill Belicheat, however, is known to embrace the practice. Greg Schiano’s Buccaneers hosted New England during training camp 2012, and the Bucs got off to a great start that year. The Patriots welcomed Tampa Bay in 2013, and the Bucs started the season 0-8.

There’s no “right” or “wrong” approach, but tight end Luke Stocker told Joe he’s pumped up to practice this summer against the Jaguars and Browns. He thinks it’s valuable, “a good change-up,” Stocker said, that will help the team mentally.

Asked about Lovie passing on joint practices, Stocker said coaches have their reasons.

“Every coach has his own way. Some people, like, they don’t want other teams to scout and pass on something about another team,” Stocker said.

Joe loves the concept of joint practices. It’s a learning opportunity for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, that simply can’t be duplicated in traditional practice.

(Here’s Joe’s update on the August practices in Jacksonville.)

20 Responses to “Praise For Dirk Koetter’s August “Change-up””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    But will they finally be Tennessee ready 12 months later…. thank god that has been that never was is in the corn fields

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe yo have been going to. The Stocker well for quotes fairly often this offseason. Budding bromance brewing ?

  3. pick6 Says:

    i don’t think lovie was worried about other teams scouting his scheme in joint practices. he had the most telegraphed defensive playcalls in history. don’t take my word for it, ask the parade of newbies & career backups who carved the bucs up the last 2 years

  4. unbelievable Says:

    See but that’s the thing, Lovie WAS worried about other teams knowing his plays (offensively and defensively).

    That’s the head scratcher.. just what the hell was he worried about? They only showed 1 look on defense (and yes I know the played man, cover2, cover3, etc.). They still always had 1 look when they lined up, and it wasn’t fooling anyone.

    We have called the scheme “Cover-None”… as in no one… Here’s hoping mike smith does a better job. Go Bucs!

  5. TheShaz Says:

    If come September 8th 2016 and we are “Tennessee Ready” We ate screwed.

  6. DB55 Says:

    Lovie would even discuss injuries prior to deadline as to not give opponents an advantage. Lovie is a funny guy.

  7. GhostofTedford Says:

    And somewhere from deep in a basement…..lovie weeps.

  8. DB55 Says:

    Holy Christmas the Joes are talking fantasy football? It must be the end of times. The real question is will Joe draft ASJ?

  9. Dwe Says:

    I think Sergio may win his first major

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m trying to think of a dig at Lovie but I can’t find my crusty old shovel, I must of left it out back in the outhouse.

  11. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I have no doubt that the two ex-Atlanta coaches will have us “Atlanta ready”.

  12. Brent bull/buc Says:

    I’m no lovie fan but I’ll give him credit, I don’t remember a lot of injuries coming out of training camp. Koetter well have to as fans wait and see..

  13. Fsuking Says:

    We are always Atlanta ready under Dirk Koetter

  14. Mike Jhnson Says:

    Lovie bashers? Unite!

  15. Fred McNeil Says:

    Why is the comment section closed on the radio show thing? I didnt’t get to hear the show and wanted to see what the rest of us thought.

  16. Dave Says:

    I think it’s great. Anyone who played football in high school and had double practices in August no what a change of pace and different mentality it brings.

  17. Fred McNeil Says:

    I think the joint practices are a great idea.

  18. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I agree, I think it’s great were practicing against someone other than our own, it’s a little different when u got another team across from you I stead of the same guys day in n day out.

  19. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Practice….we talking about practice? What matter does it make who you practice against? It’s not like game day… It’s practice!

  20. Mike Johnson Says:

    Change ups in practicing mean absolutely didly squat unless they produce results. And I’m waitin for those results. This new coaching staff looks good, feels good and says all of the right things..smiles galore. But can they produce a winner? Winning is the only thing that matters…The Great Vince Lombardi..
    The clock is ticking and us old heads are watching……