“All The Time”

August 22nd, 2016
Talks fast starts.

Talks fast starts.

Joe noted earlier today that a trademark of Dirk Koetter’s offense in Tampa Bay has been slow starts through one season and two preseason games.

This seems to irk the coach.

Koetter again yesterday lamented a slow start in Jacksonville. Slow starts often let an opponent get an edge and paint the Bucs into a corner.

Koetter is still searching for the answer to this riddle. And per Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith, Koetter’s quest to get a fast start is ever-present.

“All the time,” Smith said of Koetter preaching fast starts. “All the time.”

In Smith’s eyes, playing sound, aggressive fundamental football is the key to solving this issue.

“It starts off from the first snap,” Smith said. “Not starting slow. Go out there flying around and having fun.

“It’s still a game. You still have to go out there from snap-one” and be aggressive.

Joe can think of one time the Bucs started fast under Koetter. That was the Capitol Collapse in Washington.

Pardon Joe a moment while he heads to the head and sticks his finger down his throat.

And, no, Joe doesn’t like that.

16 Responses to ““All The Time””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hate to say it, but the slow starts are on Jameis…..he absolutely must be on target with his throws early in the game…..that coupled with Oline penalties and receiver drops add up to early failure.
    It would really help if the defense started strong with a 3 & out….

  2. Dr. Lob Says:

    Jameis needs to be better in the starts and improve his accuracy.

  3. Kevin Says:

    Hate to say it, but I don’t think it’s Koetter. One thing I remember hearing about James Winston other than his off field issues, was that in college he would commonly have bad first half, and then bring his team back for the win on a regular basis.


    JBOO…don’t make a habit of that. Your good, but you aint Tom Brady good. Fast starts man. This aint college ball anymore. First team to score a TD usually wins.

    Oh and the FOCKING KICKER!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON???? How can someone so good be so bad once they come to Tampa?

    WTF man???!!!!!!!

  4. Kevin Says:

    Maybe take a page out of the drew brees pre game warmup. That guy is a beast pre game. I don’t know but it’s got to get corrected.

  5. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    That pic six for the first throw of his NFL career may be in JW head a little bit. May be being a bit over cautious. His first throw to Vincent Jackson looked like an abundance of caution as much as an inaccurate throw.

  6. feelthepewterpower Says:

    that’s why we must game plan to attack our opponent and not try just rely on our strength or covering up our weakness.

    Lovie wanted to run the ball last season REGARDLESS of whether that team was good against the run or not. Bellichick in NE is the master of attacking opposing defenses. His offense typically is the best at avoiding third downs….

    People worry too much about third down percentage. While that’s pertinent, the key is to avoid third downs, period. Bellichick doesnt care what he has to do against a defense, hell do it. If that means a defense is great at pass rush and even defending the pass rush…hell throw 50 times short…just getting the ball out of Bradys hands. If they can be exploited via the ground, he’ll pound it 25 plus times. If they can be attacked deep, he’ll work the play action, run game, and short passing game…then stretch the field at the right time.

    Buccs biggest problem has not been attacking the opponents weakness over the years….

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    To me the Jags would be tough to beat in the regular season, this Bucs schedule is full of teams just as tough or tougher. So yes early success is crucial, holding for the win more crucial. Go Team! Score early and defend often.

  8. Kevin Says:

    Tell ya what it aint Koetter, this guy has proven offenses and he is still calling the plays. This team needs to gel. Man I hope this weekend look better, if not we are in for a rough start!

  9. DB55 Says:

    First, JW always starts slow. It’s like he needs to warm up his pitching arm…oh wait my bad.

    Second, JW got hit the second he let go of that first pass. He needs time to throw. When he has time he’s lethal.

    Not sure why he can’t hit ME down the sidelines But I’m sure that will get fixed pronto.

  10. salish_seamonster Says:

    Winston has to be consistent. That’s the single most important issue. He’ll never be elite if he keeps this up.

  11. LargoBuc Says:

    Jameis does have alot to do with the slow starts. I sure as hell don’t want to risk getting Jameis injured, but he may benefit from staying in the next game vs Cleveland as long as possible as to get as much offseason rust off as possible.

  12. Brian Says:

    Jameis’s lack of accuracy kinda scares the hell out of me for him being as good as I hope he can.

  13. Warren Says:

    My theory on Jameis is he’s adapting to his new body. If he wasn’t much of a gym rat before he’ll need to work out the kinks. I’ve experienced this with my basketball shot going to crap when I started working out more. There’s no “muscle memory” when it’s all new muscle (and mechanics) if that makes any sense. Shouldn’t take this long but who knows. Not too worried for the regular season but wasting valuable time getting chemistry going

  14. Bill Says:

    I think this is mental, and on JW. It was an issue at FSU and has been here in Tampa. We can disguise it with play calling and demands for the defense to perform better, but at the end of the day, why does it take our QB 15+ minutes to get in game mode? It’s an issue that needs to get fixed.

  15. SOEbuc Says:

    This is a shorter yardage passing (10 to 20 yards) , running team. We have tall receivers and some good TEs but Jameis isn’t Ben Rothlisberger (yet). At the moment I’m hoping for a WR #1 and OG#2 in the draft.

  16. Bill Says:

    The performance of Martin, Simms, and Winston has many thinking our OL is suddenly a strength. Far from it. Our OL stinks and needs some serious help. WR should be a top target in the draft as well (I thought this year, perhaps the chips didn’t fall properly).