“They Want A Guy That’s A Disciplinarian”

September 17th, 2016

koetterleftIs Dirk Koetter a players’ coach? That depends how you define it.

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht dove deep into this topic on 98.7 FM in Phoenix this week.

Licht explained that Koetter is much like Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, “No BS about them. Both very direct. Black and white with the players,” were a few Licht comparisons.

He also called Koetter a “throwback ball coach that has innovative ideas and philosophies,” much like Arians is.

But more interestingly, Licht explained his philosophy of what NFL players want, a whip-cracker.

“The players I don’t feel necessarily want the quote-unquote players coach that takes it easy on them, that is going to give them days off here and there, more so than the next guy,” Licht said. “They want a guy that’s a disciplinarian.

“I remember talking with [former Cardinals Pro Bowl defensive end] Darnell Dockett on several occasions about Florida State and Mickey Andrews his defensive coordinator. Mickey Andrews would just grind them, make them do bear crawls three times up and down the field after losses, or after games where they didn’t play particularly up to standard.

“And I said, ‘Did you like that?’ And Dockett said, ‘Hell, yes. That’s what we loved about him.’

“There are a lot of different personalities with these players, as you know, but at the core, they want a guy that’s going to ride them and make them better.”

Telling stuff from Licht and great insight into the kind of coaching staff he believes in.

Joe’s seen staunch disciplinarians have great success, much looser coaches, too. Loving guys have had their share of triumphs, too.

A coach must command respect. The journey and approach to achieving that isn’t too important.

That written, Joe loves Koetter’s old school, in-your-face style. Joe finds it soothing.

12 Responses to ““They Want A Guy That’s A Disciplinarian””

  1. Ray Rice Says:


  2. BucfanBF Says:

    I love this coach and our staff!! They already appear to have the players respect and proof is how hard they played for them against the dirty birds.
    Now off to Zona and let’s beat those angry birds !!!

  3. Chris Says:

    Truth is, if Schiano had JW3 he might still be here , Winston wouldn’t have folded like a cheap suit like Freeman did . But I do love Koetter, just don’t take the gas off the pedal like last game. Get Arizona down and be like Louisville

  4. BigStinky Says:

    Every time we get a new coach I drink that Kool-Aid and believe things are going to change. After seeing that game last week I think we can beat any team and pick Tampa to win this week. I am probably wrong when I think about it though, this is going to be one of the toughest games we play ALL year. Arizona is a good and desperate team, hard to see them starting out 0-2 at home. Would feel better about it if JS56 was playing though. Time for JW to step up again and lead us to a victory 27-24, maybe in OT.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    Soothing sure beats asleep like before.

  6. Dave Says:

    I agree To a point. You do not want Raheem, the coach trying to be buddy buddy. But you don’t need a complete a-hole either. If you are tough, but get results and give praise when do ….that’s what is needed.

  7. Turd Koetter Says:

    I grew up in Sulphur Springs and I was was called a whip-cracker non-stop. I was also called Vanilla Ice and Peckerwood, but what can you do? Go Bucs

  8. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    @ Joes….I have to agree..top flight management commands respect, which has to be earned. If someone demands respect, good chance it has lost a large percentage of the people who can make you look good. The best are usually Alpha’s.

  9. KingBuc17 Says:

    What a breath of fresh air this coach has been. Even with the press you can tell he doesn’t like to waste time or BS. This team has responded to him because he knows what he is talking about (offense) and is a good leader. He lets his defensive coaches coach their side of the ball…

    Lovie was a players coach but they just didn’t respond??? Defensive minded and we were one of the worst his entire tenure, plus undisciplined as most penalized team both years..

    Can’t wait to see how well we are prepared for the angry birds and the game plan we use to beat them in their nest. Go Bucs 29-17.

  10. That Guy Says:

    In his last head coaching gig, Dirk had a player who beat up women and murdered a teammate. So yep, he’s a disciplinarian by NFL standards.

    He also had a losing record. lol

  11. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Wasn’t to sure about this signing at first but the more I see the more I like and think we finally have the right ball Coach here along with a great staff to go with it. Love his style , he keeps it 100 and doesn’t beat around the bush like most coaches do. There’s something special about Dirk and his relationship with Jameis. Our future looks very bright here in Tampa Bay

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    That Guy

    Do a little research on the ignorant and incompetent Lovie smith bears team. It was one arrest after another…. hell i could not even get to my office one day because the bomb squad had to block 4 city blocks while removing excessive ammunition from one of lovies players jouses tank Johnson …. when you coach thousands of players over the years like koetter your bound to have a ahole or 2… by your logic every coach that came in contact with all the UF felons are bad coaches… i dont think koetter has any ex players serving life