Koetter Good With Fights

August 8th, 2016

ring card girlBucs coach Dirk Koetter seems half-amused and half-peeved by questions about fights in practice.

Today at the Fruitdome in St. Petersburg, there was an altercation that, per various reports, had PO’ed Robert Ayers in the middle of a scrum that America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, pulled him out of.

Just like a couple of guys throwing down on the sidewalk, fights in practice gets people’s attention. But this seems to befuddle Koetter, who doesn’t think anything of players tossing fists.

“There are little fracases that break out every day,” Koetter said this afternoon at One Buc Palace. “I’ve said before, these are grown men. They get irritated. We are sitting here preaching ‘Compete… compete… compete… ‘ And when you are competing against the same guys every day they are going to get mad at each other.

“They are always accusing each other of holding each other. That’s fine, we had the refs. O-line and d-line, they are going to be going at it. Receivers and DBs, they are going to go at it. Tight ends and linebackers, they are going to go at it.

“These are the most competitive guys in the world. They are profession athletes. So, it is going to happen. I don’t want anybody to get hurt in a fight but at the same time, I understand it is going to happen. If there is a real fight, they will get booted out. That was just pushing and shoving.”

Joe loves how Koetter wants these guys to be mean and nasty and have an edge. In the immortal words of noted philosopher and psychologist Moe Howard,”It’s football, chump!”

And just judging by Ayers’ press conference today, Koetter has bigger fish to fry than worrying about colorful language being spoken by men who play football.

13 Responses to “Koetter Good With Fights”

  1. LovieBall Says:

    Much better than “No Cussin” Lovie.

  2. salish_seamonster Says:

    Lovie didn’t like the colorful language. Foek that guy! 🙂

  3. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Ayers even let the sh!t word fly out during the presser…love him and his bad azz ways..

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    Reading about fights reminds Pablo of Hulio Cesar Chavez “El Cesar de Boxeo” Hulio was the greatest boxer of all time (arguably)…..Pablo would love to see a fight between Howard Hones and Haquis Smith but Hay Hayes would not like players of the same position fighting each other. Pablo doesn’t want Haboo to fight or even break up fights. A wild uppercut to Haboo’s elongated arc could spell disaster for Pablo’s Bucs.”

  5. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    mmm hmm!!!

  6. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    LOL Pablo!

  7. cmurda Says:

    The funniest part about Pablo (much love TBBF) is not just how witty and comical the lines are but the history behind it. I laugh a little harder each time as I think about how it all came about.

  8. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Re: the pic leading this post: Moar, plz!!!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes cmurda…Pablo was a real JBF poster…..the only thing that explains his absence is the cutting of Josh Freeman….Pablo was a huge Freeman fan as I recall….
    Those that missed the real Pablo missed a genuine treat……

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    Allegedly lovie fought once in training camp. Someone said something about the Tampa2, and I guess “Dem be fightn words!!!!!”

  11. Dreambig Says:

    As long as Koetter dosn’t go too soft on the discipline issues. Mike Evans and others had some temper issues last year that hurt the team. I think it was against either NO or the Panthers where the DB got in MEs head and he got 30 yards of personal fouls in one series. A tough, smart player will bait and manipulate a hot head all game long. Roddy White used to own Talib when he was here with that crap. Be tough, compete, but for gods sake be smart is all I am saying.

  12. Dave Says:

    Let them vent and play with an edge as long as they don’t cross the line with idiotic penalties

  13. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I love Koetter even more every time he keeps it real. He realizes this team has got to shed the “soft” label and get sum gritty dawg in em. And it looks like Ayers was the perfect signI’m for that. I’m love this guy more n more too. There’s no room for the weak hearted around here anymore.
    #Ayers setting the tone