No Official Depth Chart Shakeup At One Buc

August 16th, 2016

dirk koetter 0716Tricky guy, that Dirk Koetter.

The NFL-mandated official depth chart in advance of Saturday’s preseason game against Jacksonville was released this morning. And unless Joe’s eyeballs are failing, there’s not one significant change from the one issued prior to last week’s preseason opener in Philadelphia.

Three days ago at One Buc Palace, Koetter told Joe and assembled media, “You’ll see some changes in the depth chart.”

No knock on Koetter here at all. The real depth chart is the one inevitably visible in practice and during preseason games.

For example, Koetter already has said Donteea Dye is the No. 1 kick returner for Saturday and he expects rookie safety/cornerback Ryan Smith and wide receiver Jonathan Krause to be next in line.

16 Responses to “No Official Depth Chart Shakeup At One Buc”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This is so unlike Koetter…….Joe, please ask him if you can why he stated there would be changes and there aren’t.
    He should be accountable for his statements from the get-go.

  2. Eric Says:

    Lol are you serious

    Joe can u ask him who are we planning on drafting in the first round next year!!!

  3. JonBuc Says:

    It’s much easier to claim to be a straight shooter about certain things…and much more difficult once a fella becomes a head coach and has to navigate the “political” land mines on a daily basis regarding injuries & depth charts.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    Maybe he is waiting to see what guys do in practice this week before making those promised changes. Simmer down fellas.

  5. D-Rome Says:

    This is so unlike Koetter…….Joe, please ask him if you can why he stated there would be changes and there aren’t.
    He should be accountable for his statements from the get-go.

    Good lord I hope you’re not serious. This is the NFL. Coaches change their mind all the time. It’s no wonder why most coaches keep their mouths shut and don’t offer much to the media. They don’t want fans, reporters, and bloggers saying , “Well, you said this last week.”

  6. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Reading way to much into it.

    Did he say there would be massive changes?

    no he just said changes. I think everyone needs to calm down a bit

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    Are we seriously trying to hold Koetter accountable for a meaningless depth chart for a meaningless game? Let’s get a grip fellas.

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  9. 813bucboi Says:

    so much for a str8 shooter….what happened to the breathe of fresh air of being a honest coach filled with great info during his interviews….like I said, we’ll see his true character during the week 1 post game….GO BUCS!!!

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The depth chart in the media kit for preseason game 2 says KRs are
    80 Kenny Bell
    29 Ryan Smith
    15 Bernard Reedy
    10 Jonathan Krause

    In that order.

  11. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    My theory is that the depth chart will change as the week goes on.

  12. Patrick in VA Says:

    My theory is that everyone at 1 Buc is scratching their heads and chuckling at the fact that people are debating this depth chart.

  13. Fred McNeil Says:

    The depth chart is meaningless right now. The joint practices will mean quite a bit more.

  14. Dave Says:

    I love football, but some of you need to get a grip. It is pre-season. All that means exactly nothing

  15. gotbbucs Says:

    As time goes on Koetter will learn to say less and less….at least I hope so. Coaching is much like being a poker player, the less you give your opponent for clues the better.

  16. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I wouldn’t put much stock into that depth chart until preseason is over. We might get a hint at next week’s depth chart when the starters play the most time, but you never know anymore with these coaches. Preseason is for sorting out your depth mainly, and sometimes to settle position battles wich u still don’t know who won until week 1. So don’t get bent out of shape over any of theSe moves.