“If I Go In There, I’ll Just Screw’em Up”

September 29th, 2016

dirk-koetter-0914Dirk Koetter has molded rookie quarterbacks and inexperienced quarterbacks during his NFL years.

So with newcomer QB Trevor Siemian leading the Broncos into the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway on Sunday, Joe served the coach a relevant question yesterday.

Given Koetter’s familiarity with young QBs and their tendencies, would he devote more time to the defensive gameplan this week following study of Siemian and the Denver offense?

“No. [Defensive coordinator Mike Smith] and the defensive staff, they know what they’re doing. If I go in there, I’ll just screw’em up,” Koetter said.

“Those aren’t the type of things we talk about. We talk more about communication issues, strategy-type things, but, you know, as far as scheme, those guys know what they’re doing.”

So there you have it. Nobody’s going to accuse Koetter of being a micromanager.

And the defensive screwups seen to date through three games? Well, it’s pretty to point an accurate finger when it comes to the responsible coach.

17 Responses to ““If I Go In There, I’ll Just Screw’em Up””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Good for Coach Koetter. Micro-managing never works. And it’s good to see everyone standing behind our DC, Mike Smith. Now if we could just teach him to run a little faster, or tackle a little better, or be more situationally-aware on the field we’d win the rest of our ball games. And we definitely need to upgrade him as he plays all 11 positions.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    He has his hands full prepping for the Bronco defense……good luck with that!

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Most of the “explosive” plays have been communication errors on the bucs part!!! and seeing how they faced the #1 and #9 offense and the defense is not that much off of the last 3 games of coach my scheme!!!!!

    Clean up communication, Clean up some turnovers on offense, more pass rush!!!! and this defense will start to climb out of the whole it currently is in!!!! Coach the lovie out of them and see who is coachable and who needs to be replaced!!!!!!!

    The culture is changing!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  4. scott Says:

    Its not really the defense. We are turning the ball over way way too much. Not enough picks though

  5. unbelievable Says:

    It’s both.

    Turnovers killed us against Arizona no doubt. They had a negative impact against the Rams, but we still allowed them to drive down the field 4 times.

    JW has to be more protective of the football!
    Sims has to catch balls that hit him in his freakin hands!
    Defense needs to learn their spots and stop giving up HUGE plays! (Especially against bad teams)

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Unbelievable … Good recap, and you’re right. You win and lose as a team. The most obvious strength of our Bucs right now I think is the OLine … they’ve been doing an excellent job overall of protecting Jameis. It’s obvious that we miss Martin on offense and Ayers on defense. Doubt either will be back until after our bye-week, but it’d be awesome to win 1 of the 2 games until then. On any given Sunday in the NFL, anything’s possible.

  7. Eric Says:

    Of course when Lovie laid off the offense he was roundly criticised.

  8. Bama Rich Says:

    Realistically I expected to win one maybe two games out of the first five. Let’s face it when you face the Super Bowl Champion, the runner-up, a team that lost in the NFC Championship game and a team with the runner-up Defensive Player of the year in your first five games with a new staff our expectation should’ve been low. Now after the break I expect seven or eight wins followed by high expectations leading into the 2017 year.

  9. Kevin Says:

    Hey dirk, you cant screw up our defense any more than it already is. I think you need to get in there and show your defense what the oppositions offense is seeing. You know how to puck apart a defesne as good as anyone, maybe you should show Smith how bad is defense sucks

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    I agree with Kevin.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    @unbelievable All the non-catches by Simms that I’ve seen have been overthrown balls by Jameis

  12. Patrick in VA Says:

    I may be reading this incorrectly, but it sounds like the defense is being given an awful lot of autonomy to do whatever they want. That’s fine, if they’re performing. This group is not and Dirk shouldn’t be allowing them to operate with impunity. That’s every bit as bad as a lack of individual player accountability.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    Agreed Kevin. Actually that’s what a head coach is suppose to do. If your a good offensive HC you show the defense the other teams weaknesses and vise versa for defensive HC. I haven’t liked it one bit since Koetter has been saying “I give total control to Smitty on the defense.” Really makes you sound like you should’ve just stayed being an OC.

  14. Da Fonz Says:

    @SOEBUCS How can you say every pass that has bounced off of Charles Sims hands has been overthrows.

    Another thing I keep hearing everybody say Charles Simms have Matt forte type hands yet this season he has shown other wise

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist….enough with the excuses….how did jim schwarts come in and coach the “chip” out of players in 1 offseason….that team was a mess…he came in implemented his system and it didn’t need 3 or 4 games to get things down pack….communication issues should’ve been hashed out during training camp and preseason….cant say talent because we smashed them and put the nail in chip’s coffin….OWN IT…GO BUCS!!!

  16. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Of course when Lovie laid off the offense he was roundly criticised.

    Sorry but I do not remember a single criticism for that. In fact after his horrid first year and his refusal to hire an actual “professional” OC I read nothing but praise when he brought Koetter in.

    I do remember tons of criticism for his defense and his overall ultra conservative philosophy that surely effected some of Koetter’s decisions last year.

    At Bucboi

    If the Eagles finish the season like the Falcons did last year…remember how Quinn has turned around their chemistry overnight…winning the first five before blowing it.

    Oh and let’s see who the Eagles have mastered…the 2-1 Steelers not a bad win…although we beat Pittsburgh in Pitt with MG8

    Then there’s the powerhouse 0-3 Bears and the even stronger 0-3 Browns.
    Yeah Schwartz has done a masterful job turning around the Eagles against that killer schedule.

    AGAIN…some of you just might be feasting on some crow at the end of this season when you make such overall pronouncements based on THREE GAMES

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    There’s a reason Koetter and Smith are no longer coaching the Atlanta falcons. Just ask Arthur Blanks..If you can get him to take that smile off of his face.