“A Coaching Correction”

August 11th, 2016
You f@#$*^% right Dirk Koetter is a correction. About time someone over at One Buc hired a G45 damned offensive coach to run things. Jiminy Christmas!"

“You f@#$*^% right Dirk Koetter is a correction. About time someone over at One Buc hired a G$% damned offensive coach to run things. Jiminy Christmas!”

The Lovie Smith mafia is alive and well. Need an example?

Take steerage-flying, Yogi Berra-worshipingurinal picture-takingvideo game-playingTaylor Swift-listening, pickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-staying, fight-instigatingbarista-training Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame.

As he is wont to do, King stepped down from his Manhattan ivory tower last weekend to grace Bucs camp. He performed his annual drive-by training camp reporting for a few hours then quickly whisked his way to another camp. In his Tampa Bay report, King reiterated a theme he has been pounding since he spoke with Joe at the NFL Scouting Combine: King believes Lovie was wronged by Team Glazer.

Well, Justin Pawlowski of Scout.com strongly disagrees with King and thinks by running Lovie and his second-worst franchise winning record, Team Glazer righted the franchise.

Oh please. So, the only wise move the Bucs could have made was to watch any of their failures as coaches continue on? Let’s recap, shall we?

It still baffles me to this day that the Buccaneers are the franchise that fired both Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden only to have the next coach be a position coach named Raheem Morris. That decision alone exemplifies the last 7 years for the Buccaneers franchise. They hired an inexperienced Raheem Morris only to finally figure out that he was in way over his head and needed to be fired after 3 seasons. He completely lost all grips of the franchise. …

“[T]he move to Dirk Koetter as head coach was not a coaching change, it was a coaching correction. Dirk Koetter was the right guy at the right time. He is bringing unity to the players and the fans. I expect the Glazers to give Koetter time to succeed because I don’t anticipate it taking Koetter a long time to succeed.

Joe likes the way Pawlowski thinks. Hiring Koetter was a “correction.” Clearly Koetter is more qualified than Rah was and has a better NFL resumé than Schiano did.

And while King claims there were members of the Bucs who didn’t want to see Lovie go, there were just as many who wanted a change and wanted the Bucs to elevate Koetter to head honcho. So there’s that.

27 Responses to ““A Coaching Correction””

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Thanks for the Intro!!! Some of called my a “futurist” when it come to things, but that is not true!!! Even though It seems like “magic” to others, It is just the Tampa2 mafia and the lovie loyalist!!!! Plotting their next move is as easy as a coach my scheme game plan!!!!! and you know their are not adjustments!!!!!! Buc1987 can see it!!! He has been warning of what the lovie loyalist are planning!!!!! Tmaxcon knows what is to keep them back!!! to fight on the wall!!!! as do others! Just like the players at training camp, we have been EXPOSING the incompetent one so they will not revise history!!!! They lovie loyalist already let it slip that because he took a 2 win team to a 6 win, that you can just add 4 more wins if he stayed!!!!!!!!!!!! SO I thank all that have served with my on the wall fighting the sheep and lovie loyalist!!!! And to all those that told us to just move on all those times!!!!!!!

    The Realist Says:
    Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men!!!!! Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Tampabaybucfan??? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Coach my scheme, and you curse the Animosity Amigos. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Coach my scheme’s Firing, while tragic, probably saved Wins. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves Wins. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you Realist, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a Keyboard, and make a post!!!!!! Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. JAB83 Says:

    Who??? What??? Not sure what this article is talking about NOR DO I CARE…. Keep running these Joe and I honestly will have to consider you all bums…. BUT I will still visit to hear what The Custodian has to say while cleaning up ur vomit

  3. Phil Says:

    Lovie Smith is a moron. Getting rid of him was the best move ever made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Of course hiring Lovie Smith was the worst move ever made by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I’m glad they corrected their mistake.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    There’s a big different between not wanting a person you like to get fired and recognizing that there needs to be a coaching change. If you’re talking to people inside the organization, chances are they liked Lovie. He’s a likeable guy, I’m sure, to those that know him. I’ve got a guy that works with me who I like quite a bit, but he’s an awful worker and probably doesn’t deserve to have his job. I’d hate to see a friend get let go, but I’d get it and understand how the company would be better if they brought a better performer in.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Patrick in VA

    Then after they do fire him, and they hire a guy who is a good worker and Great for the company and is a good guy, They wonder why they put up with incompetence for so long!!! and how easy and fun things are all of a sudden!!! The incompetent one was not so beloved as some think!!!! Joe saying that there were equal numbered players that wanted him gone was being generous!!!!!! Even the defensive roster was outnumbered of lovie loyalist!!!!!!

  6. Architek Says:

    Is it football season yet???

  7. JMN Says:

    The fact that King still thinks Lovie was unjustly fired by Team Glazer just shows how he is so out of touch with reality. I bet he didn’t watch one entire Bucs game during Lovie’s tenure as head coach.

  8. BigHogHaynes Says:

    You want the TRUTH, you can’t handle the TRUTH! Truth is coach K will be and I believe has already been told he will given at least 3 drafts to build on what err….(GM Licth has built). Let me state here LOVIE is no longer a part of the organization, so let’s move forward and try to figure a way to wins as we navigate our way around these walls of bull spit!

  9. Cannon Says:

    Anytime you start to feel like Lovie got a raw deal, just remind yourself, 41-14, opening day, against Tennessee.

    See, now you don’t feel that way anymore.

  10. teacherman777 Says:

    Lovie is a fundamentalist Christian with zero creativity

    Lovie is a coaching fundamentalist with zero creativity.

    Dirk Koetter is a genuine human but not a fundamemtalist.

    Dirk Koetter is down to earth but very creative.

    Dirk Koetter was a great hire as OC.

    The Falcons loss is our gain!!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    For the record……Lovie was a terrible coach that needed to be fired…..I agree completely…..my problem with all of this is the continual beating of a dead horse….and I mean dead!!! It is the extreme negativity on a daily basis….multiple times a day that I object to.
    Hopefully, you are a person of your word and it will stop tonight. I expect you to respond to Joe’s articles on Lovie….that’s certainly reasonable…..but when we have an article about Evans dropping a pass and you reference “The Incompetent One”……that’s pure BS.
    As for Joe continuing to beat the dead horse….he will do that as long as he gets responses…..
    As far as I’m concerned there are many other subjects more interesting than Lovie Smith.

  12. Maze Says:

    Haven’t taken King seriously for years. Hard to believe he’s worth the read or time for some people. Who cares the real fans know whats up to

  13. Dreambig Says:

    Realist – Have to give you props for that one. Nicely done!

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    I stand up and applaud you Mr. BigHogHaynes!!!!!! I hope that is the TRUTH!!! Because some around here can’t handle the truth!!!!! I Hope that at some point we can sit next to one another in the stands and High Five and toast beers together as Our Bucs make great plays!!!! That we become a model of how fans that have disagreed can come together under the umbrella of Bucs Fans!!!! That you have already crossed the Wall to Cheer for the Bucs this year!!!!! I hope that is inspiration to all the “sheep” and “Lovie loyalist”
    To all them, I say, Sheep, Tear down that WALL!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  15. D-Rome Says:

    The Buccaneers are 58-102 over the past ten seasons thanks to Team Glazer. Yet, we are to believe that after 10 years of inept leadership that *THIS TIME* it’s going to be different.

    I hope it is.

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Realist- Thank you for your tireless redundant efforts but tonight, tonight I say, Mr. Realist, TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!!!

    Tonight we finally get to see some football. Optimism springs eternal.
    Go Bucs!

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Dang, you beat me to it!

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    I doubt there is one current Buc player who wishes Lovie and his hangers-on and spawn were back in charge.

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    D-Rome … Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. As you said, “Optimism springs eternal”. Go Bucs!

  20. ben Says:

    i hope your right but… bucs head coach has NEVER been a head coach in the nfl and his short head coaching position in college was a failure….

  21. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Tbff the political right Joe and all his little cronies all follow that mantra. They love to whine and complain about the same thing over and over. They enjoy dragging someone thru the mud as much as possible. They’re self righteous and like pointing out peoples faults. Feel sorry for their wives/partners when they make mistakes. They’re overly negative people so asking them to let it go is like asking the kkk to love black folks…..ain’t gonna happen.

  22. Buccfan37 Says:

    With the Bucs overall dismal record somebody has to take the blame for stinking out loud for so long, but then there are teams that have never been in a Super Bowl or have never won it. The Bucs are 1-0 there, yay! Bring on the new season, hope springs eternal. Sports do not get more exciting than what is about to play out.

  23. William Walls Says:

    @ Realist:

    Thank you. Just, thank you. That wasn’t just awesome. That was Crown Royal Awesome.

  24. DB55 Says:


    Did you order the firing?


  25. gilhealy Says:

    @Ben, in what world was Koetter’s tenure as a College coach a failure. Are you just repeating what someone wrote, or have you actually looked at his record? It ain’t bad. Great seasons at Boise, before they were Boise. And very good seasons at ASU where they compete against USC, Stanford, UCLA, Arizona, Washington for recruits. A failure is the antithesis of what he was. C’mon, man. You can do better than that.

  26. Buc_The_World Says:

    It’s funny how Raheem “The Position Coach” always get’s the blame for everything when he is the only one in the last 7 years that had a winning season.
    Schiano came in got everything he wanted, couldn’t win. Lovie came in got everything he wanted, couldn’t win. But lowly Raheem who couldn’t even pick his coordinators or his players, with far less experience, far less talent, and far less salary still managed to get to 10-6.

  27. salish_seamonster Says:

    Typical of the national media, his opinions are limited by superficial observations. It’s interesting that almost no one in local media, those covering the Bucs on a daily basis, were sorry to see Lovie go. They could see this team was poorly coached. And really, outside of 1 or 2 years, the Bears were generally mediocre with Lovie. Too many in the media were intoxicated by Lovie’s reputation – which wasn’t really based on his results as a HC.