“Little Light On The Back End”

September 5th, 2016

dirk koetter 1028No, Dirk Koetter wasn’t talking about extremely thin women at One Buc Palace this afternoon.

The head coach was being his admirably candid self at the podium following practice.

Joe applauds Koetter for the being the head coach for the Average Joe. The spin stops with Koetter. He shoots straight because he doesn’t know how to huddle in corners and feed a bunch of censored baloney to the media.

And he shouldn’t know how to plot and plan like that. It’s silly to invest all that mental energy into peddling nonsense, because thinking fans can see through regardless. Koetter knows his time is better spent elsewhere.

Coaches who do like to spin and overly censor and play games with media essentially are playing games with fans. Media is the connection with fans, the good people who line the pockets of players and owners and coaches.

Why con the good guys? The fans.

So amen to Koetter for saying today about his receiving corps: “It’s no secret that we’re a little light on the back end of that wide receiver group.”

You wouldn’t hear that from 90 percent of NFL coaches. It’s no real knock on Evan Spencer, who landed the No. 5 wide receiver job. It’s just reality.

The No. 4 receiver? Special teams captain Russell Shepard? Koetter previously and publicly has said he doesn’t think of Shepard as a receiver but Shepard was forcing him to change his mind.

As for that receiving corps, Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, JoeBucsFan.com columnist eye-RAH! Kaufman, believes the Bucs will add two new WRs to the roster before the season is finished. Joe would bet on one. Hopefully, all fingers crossed, the Bucs won’t need any.

Regardless, props to Koetter for respecting fans with his straight talk.

23 Responses to ““Little Light On The Back End””

  1. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    We should already have one! Guys are getting cut left and right!I am sure we’ll get at least one of them Go Bucs!!!

  2. Rrsrq Says:

    “Extremely thin women at OBP”, best line I heard in a while

  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    Well, at least Koetter sees what a lot of us see. He’s also a little light Way back in the Defensive secondary. We..see that also! Out season will be determined by..Next man up. Hope the reserves are ready. Because at some point, injuries gonna hit hard. they will be called on.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I like Koetter’s communication style…..not condescending or coy…..just straight…..he is usually stating the obvious….but we want to hear it from him anyway.

  5. BucfaninTn Says:

    I think Jeremey Butler could become one new one on the roster. He was the leading receiver for the Ravens in the preseason ( for what that is worth ). He looked better than Shepard or Spencer. Might just be a question of how long it takes to get the calls and signals down.

  6. sb_demon Says:

    I appreciate a coach who doesn’t mince words or play games. No amount of talking or fancy diatribe is going improve the team’s depth or fool the media and fans. It is what it is and Koetter calls it straight. His candor really contrasts with Lovie and his “poker face” mentality.

  7. FartinMartin Says:

    That honest statement re wide receivers should also serve as straight talk motivation ….. I know what I’d be thinking if I was #5 receiver.

  8. Kobe Faker Says:

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

    2015 season, anybody with a set of eyes seen how Jameis/tampa offense suffered when our old iNumber 2 WR VJ couldnt play because of injury

    What did our GM Forrest Gump do to address this huge problem as our 2016 season approaches?

    there is a highly likely possibility that VJ will be injuryed again.

    What did our GM Forrest Gump do to address this huge problem as our 2016 season approaches?

    “My name is Forrest Gump, But you can call me Jason boobie Licht”

  9. WelshBuc Says:

    Maybe Glennon could be traded for someone’s 4th or 5th receiver, he’s worth very little more than that. Hope we trade ASJ too, I believe very little that comes out of that guys mouth. Looking like WR then TE in first two rounds of next years draft. Get Jameis his weapons.

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

    Well evey coach in the NFL should be making the exact same statement. Can’t recall the last time I saw a 4th or 5th WR voted to a pro bowl.

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

    Can someone anyone explain to me when did 4th and 5th WRs become so valuable. Please help me undestand.

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

    One of the best trios Moss,Carter and Reed.Can’t think of another end on that team because those three were too busy catching all the balls.

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

    We talkin bout 4th and 5th recievers..

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

    I wanna know what 4th WR on any team had the most receptions last season??? If its over 35 catches I’d be dumbfounded.

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

    Y’all do realize ME about to get something like a 150 targets right.. Now you guesstimate between Vjax,Hump,the tight end group and Chuck out the backfield. How many balls will actually be going in the direction of our.. 4th and 5th receivers.

  16. JabooBuc Says:

    could it be we actually have 1st world problems for once? Every team in the NFL has depth problems in one area or another. The NFL is designed to be that way. The bad teams have problems at starting positions consistently.

    Could it be we have a good team?

  17. Brian Says:

    Gawd, you truly are an idiot Kobe.

  18. Poor Glennon Says:

    V-jax is always hurt. Humphries stays in the slot. So a 4WR or 5WR must jump into that 2WR spot.

  19. BigStinky Says:

    Let’s just hope ME and VJax both stay healthy this year and we don’t need a 4th or 5th WR to start any games for us. That is the ONLY way we are going to get 9 or 10 wins this year. Hell, we could get 12 wins if our defense can take that giant step to a top 5 defense. Pressure those QB’s and no more excuses. Go BUCS

  20. BigHogHaynes Says:

    We haven’t lost a game yet! No pressure no need to tap dance!

  21. KingBuc17 Says:

    We are really talking about the third receiver or the x or y. Z is filled by Hump and if Evans or VJ goes down for any extended time (likely) then we are really hurting if we bring in Shep or Spencer. Hump can’t go to the outside. Murphy in week six would be ok but there are better 3rd recievers on the street.

    I agree why are we not bringing on anyone? Butler is not the answer but can develop into the 4th or 5th receiver with Spencer. Wish we would have picked up Hester, or DexMc as 6th WR but mainly to return kicks, which is Shepards role. We must have faith in Shep as he was just named to SP captain????


  22. ForgotAboutDre Says:


    That all sounds well and good until injuries happen. Remember last year when Jackson, Murphy, ASJ and Bell all got hurt? And suddenly outside of ME and running backs all we had left to throw to were backups like Humphries, Dye and Brate, who probably weren’t going to see the field much at all. Depth matters.

  23. Brian Says:

    Somehow people constantly expect starters at 4-5-6 options at WR. It’s just not realistic. Injuries hurt teams. The end.