Koetter: “Library” Is Well Stocked

August 16th, 2016

jameis and koetterThe cupboard is full, says Dirk Koetter.

After “15 installs” of offensive plays, the Bucs have a loaded locker of Xs and Os that’s enough for four full games if all plays were rolled out, Koetter told WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.

From here to opening day, Koetter said, it’s about subtle changes and smoothing edges.

“We’re pretty much done, and then we’re going to tweak a couple of things for Jacksonville this week, and we’ll do the same thing for Cleveland next week because they’re a 3-4 [defense] team,” Koetter said.

“And then you look at that as kind of like your library that you pull from every week, to pull out the plays you’re going to use that week, and then you’re going to tweak the formations, tweak the motions, that sort of thing.”

And some fans wonder why the second year under the same offensive coordinator is typically smoother sailing. It’s Aug. 16 and the Bucs have plenty of time to hone their offense before Sept. 11 in Atlanta. There are two more preseason games for starters, plus four joint practices against the Jags and Cleveland.

As an added bonus, Tampa Bay has a franchise quarterback considered a football genius, and an offensive line regarded as highly intellectual and experienced.

If this Bucs offense can’t figure out how to cut offensive penalties and enhance its efficiency, then Koetter isn’t the coach 96 percent of Bucs fans think he is.

34 Responses to “Koetter: “Library” Is Well Stocked”

  1. Cover Deuce Says:

    This entire year is going to hinge on how Jameis adjusts to how the league has adjusted to him. Everyone has had a full offseason to study all 16 of his games. I have immense faith in Coach K and Winston to help this team take the next step, but it’s not going to be handed to them. Really can’t wait for all the talk to end and the playing to begin.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Trying to temper expectations, but I am pumped for this season!!! Go Bucs!

  3. D-Rome Says:

    If this Bucs offense can’t figure out how to cut offensive penalties and enhance its efficiency, then Koetter isn’t the coach 96 percent of Bucs fans think he is.

    It’s easy to blame the coach for undisciplined play but the truth of the matter is that undisciplined players are not very good players to begin with.

  4. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    This is exciting and shows that Dirk, even though this is his first NFL HC gig, knows exactly what he’s doing.

    Typically in week 1 of the preseason, a team just runs the plays that it’s been working on. Weeks 2 & 3 should come with a full game plan install focused on the matchup. Playing a 4-3 this week and then 3-4 next week is a big advantage.

  5. DAVID_54 Says:

    I’d like to be more excited, but game 1 was what? 10 penalties, 9 points and 5 turnovers.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    I like that both teams we are having joint practices with run a 3-4 front on defense. Its good for the offense to get used to seeing the different looks that can bring. And will be good to get extra work in against a 3-4 D since we play some teams that run it during the regular season.

  7. SB with Jameis Says:

    “then Koetter isn’t the coach 96 percent of Bucs fans think he is.”
    Big Hog and Mike Johnson and like three others represent the other 4% of posters here.

  8. Fred McNeil Says:

    Special teams really worries me the most. Those guys really sucked.

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

    That offense gonna be hard to handle when it fully matures.

  10. Dave Says:

    My biggest concern is interceptions for agoue reasons:
    Young WRs and JW tends to throw high. He got away with probably 5 more ints last year.
    I don’t want him held back, just settled down and using his feet to be more accurate.

  11. Mike Johnson Says:

    I was always taught by my moms to hold back and prepare for the storms..the rainy days. She use to say, as sure as the sun shines, the hard rain will pour. So be prepared. So I guess its Ok for you guys to get excited. Everybody is 16-0 right now. Just remember to have ample tarp, awnings and an..SOS radio for the heavy downpours to come. Just sayin.

  12. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    Jameis is going to throw a lot of passes this season. I predict his Int’s actually go up, but I’m ok with that. As long as all of the other stats (The good ones) go up as well.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Actually, everybody is 0-0 right now 😉

    But, everyone is undefeated….

  14. DallasBuc Says:

    Expectations are high, rightfully so. Would feel a lot better with reliable WR depth and the LG we paid for in uniform instead of scamming us out of his services. Between Koetter calling the plays and Winston, Martin and VJax I expect many points per game.

  15. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    DAVID_54 Says:
    August 16th, 2016 at 3:34 pm
    I’d like to be more excited, but game 1 was what? 10 penalties, 9 points and 5 turnovers.


    But remember, besides being preseason..Bucs played 62 of their roster out there..the only team that did this in their first preseason game..many guys out there that would still get asked for ID to buy a beer..

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    All of us recognize that every NFL team has strengths AND weaknesses. For the past several years the Bucs have unfortunately had more weaknesses than strengths it seems. Last year though I think we turned the corner, and this year we’ve made some big time improvements. Much better coaching staff heads that list. Jameis has a year of experience under his belt as does almost all of our offense … that’ll be huge as the year unfolds. We’ve added some rock-solid pieces on defense and any improved defensive play should add 2-4 victories all by itself. If Bucs can clean up our special teams, our penalties and minimize turnovers this could be an incredible year. Sticking with my 8-10 win projection … and who knows, maybe better than that.

  17. stanglassman Says:

    I thought this was going to be a article on the new DT signing, Library.

  18. DallasBuc Says:


  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We not only have the same OC and offense for the second year but every single player for the exception of Pamphile started last year……there is absolutely no turnover on the offensive side.
    We have added Monken…..our younger players all have some experience under their belt and the defense should get them the ball more often and in good field position.
    I am somewhat concerned about our special teams….hopefully that will work itself out.

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

    I want poser ‘s to stop complaining about money that didn’t come they’re pockets. But hey we can’t expect to receive everything we want in life right Dallas.

  21. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    Mike Johnson is gonna stay home and be scared of a little rain, we will all be outside making mud having fun!!!

  22. DallasBuc Says:

    Yeah it’s true that my money didn’t get wasted in all those lousy FA deals over the last 2.5 years, IR Sneezy included, but it represents an opportunity cost whereas those funds if successfully utilized could be a player that is actually on the field every day contributing to improve this football team. Now I don’t expect some people to grasp the concept of opportunity cost like some of the door knobs on here that pose (posers?) as thoughtful contributors but who cares, right NosBos?

  23. SB with Jameis Says:

    D Rome…….glad to see you aboard the Pickem

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

    I care Dallas,hears a thought since you clearly are not a man of much patience God forbid you hurt one of your typing fingers something we know you’re fairly decent at. How about you start a Glazers reimbursement fund. You know since it pains your heart so heavily to see those billionaires wastes millions of there own dollars. What you say Dallas.

  25. SB with Jameis Says:


  26. Rojas Says:

    The only thing I’m really worried about is the LG, Sweezy. That’s the weakest spot in the Oline. I wouldn’t mind trading for Ronald Leary from the Cowboys.

  27. O'Connor Says:

    The offense should be good but we need to get back to old school Buc defense.

  28. BigHogHaynes Says:

    This is what the BigHog says: after game three of the preseason I will let you know how I feel about Coach K as a head coach, I liked him as an OC but this is a step up to see if you can lead the entire team! Let it be known there will be no room for missteps!

  29. DallasBuc Says:

    NosBos- that concept still flying way over your head, huh? Not my money so not my business except in the capacity as it serves to impact the Bucs which I spend considerable time and money on as a fan. Maybe we should all pitch in to set up a fund to help educate your dumb as s. I bet the Glazers would happily pitch in!

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

    Testy testy allas no need to name call buddy. Just good to know I can affect your little weak emotions whenever I choose guy..☺

  31. DallasBuc Says:

    That’s not name calling, merely observational. My emotions are fully in check but if it makes you feel better I did get a little irritated at not knowing quite how to break things down for you. Did my best!

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

    Sorry for your anguish dude. Better luck trying to get me to get it tomorrow. Cause I’ll be right here ready to arouse your little weak @$$ emotion like women at that time.

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

    F@$! Boi..

  34. DallasBuc Says:

    Weird. Okay dude can we please keep our bickering to the Bucs. This nonsense getting old.