Koetter Hopeful All Injured Bucs Return Vs. 49ers

October 15th, 2016


Now this should get your blood flowing on a Saturday.

No, Joe’s not talking about watching college football at Abe’s Place and sucking down JoeBucsFan Jason Light Ale. Dirk Koetter is talking about the Bucs getting a truckload of injured players back for their next game.

That was the strong implication from Koetter yesterday on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“We had seven or eight guys that we’re counting on to be major contributors for us that were out on Monday night,” Koetter said. “Doug [Martin] is one of them. Gerald McCoy is another one – so two Pro Bowl players.

“You know, a lot of players get out of town during they bye week. Maybe go see their folks, or go back to their college and watch their college game. But all of our guys that are injured have been in there every day getting rehab and working on their bodies and trying to get back. I saw Doug down there [Friday morning]. I saw Gerald.

“We’re hopeful to get, you know, all our guys that missed Monday night. We’re hopeful they’ll all be back for next Sunday in San Francisco.”

For those counting along with Koetter, the key missing Bucs not on injured reserve were McCoy and Martin, plus Clinton McDonald, Robert Ayers, Luke Stocker and Cecil Shorts.

If the Bucs got all that firepower back in eight days against the Niners? Wow. What a shot in the arm that would be.

The scent of a 3-3 record is almost as intoxicating as the fruity essence of Bucs cheerleaders.

38 Responses to “Koetter Hopeful All Injured Bucs Return Vs. 49ers”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    No worries, they’re going 3-3 enroute to that 8-8 mark.


  2. BackHomeBuc Says:

    Hey Joe, is your Jason Licht ale something Abe’s has on the regular? Is it on tap or canned/bottled?
    The JoeBucsFan Jason Light Ale, as of right now, is only at Abe’s while supplies last. But it will return since reviews were strong. (No exact date yet). It’s only on draft, brewed by Big Top Brewing Company in Sarasota.

  3. Fire the glazers Says:

    Somehow I got the feeling that no matter who dresses for this next game we’re going to find a way to lose.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    Hope in one hand and Sh!T in the other. Martin and McCoy will be non factors remainder of the season. I have hope for Ayeres and McDonald at least those dudes have heart and desire that’s more than Martin and McCoy can say…

  5. Shadow man Says:

    After the bye 6-8 wins. Prob more likely 6 but hey, dirk has already reached lovies first year win total. So many of our core players are young. Give them a break this year and probably even next. Think of how bad the kitty kats were cams first 4 years..let Jameis and them marinate a bit and then watch out.

    By that time a lot of the toxic losers will be washed out and JL will put together another cpl solid drafts.

    We talkin bout progress?

  6. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Tmaxcon: I don’t ever comment but I gotta say, man, you cannot be fun at parties. We all get your stance on gmac and Martin but do you need to throw it down all of our throats every single day? We get it… You’re really cool in your “football world” and your friends probably do look up to you. Hope you don’t think of this as a put down. Just think of it as a fellow bucs fan trying to help another bucs fan from looking like a troll.

  7. Jerry G Says:

    I think Douggernaut and Jaquizz will be a deadly tandem then last years Douggernaut/Simms.the way Jaquizz was running like a madman monday night,fearless,heartless i cant way to see that!just when teams thought they caught a break with dougie on the sidelines and Jaquizz steps in they better watch out! Also i noticed in mondays game jameis seemed in more of self control than his eager self that shows up and wanting to make a big play every down!i think the 49ers game is going to come down to who scores more TDs, Jameis Or Kaepernick.

  8. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Well, tmaxcon is back to his normal hateful self. Next he’ll be calling for the heads of all coaching staff too. And eventually, probably this year, he’ll start saying Winston is a bust.

    Some things never change.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    As to ‘all’ injured players coming back, that just is not true. Sweezy won’t be. And a certain WR that I could care less about.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Would be nice though if our RT had to sit out a couple games…see if the next man up can get fewer penalties.

  11. tmaxcon Says:


    I appreciate you looking out. you are a hell of a guy or gal… I think of myself as more of a standards raiser and educator versus troll. As tiresome as it is reading my constant pounding of lovie, mccoy, vjax, martin and dotson It’s all in the name of bucs becoming relevant and winning gain. Until the bucs and fan base stop accepting excuses and mediocrity it will be another 13 years before a meaningful win. Even McCoy’s mother thinks the bucs could spend that 100 million more wisely and receive far more production from multiple positions.

    What is more annoying fans who are delusional and in complete denial of how bad the depth at certain position groups is or the fan that realizes that the roster is full of gambles with significant injury histories. Basically the bucs bet the season Martin, VJAX and MCOY staying healthy and of course that was not going to happen. So now – no running game and no help for Winston and Evans. I predicted it but I am not happy that it came to fruition

  12. tmaxcon Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai

    It’s not hateful when it’s accurate

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    The only way to shut up tmaxcon is for the said players to make him shut up.

    Until then, he is what he is.

    Plus I look up to him because he rocks my “football world”. 🙂

  14. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @ Tmaxcon: 11 games to play with 7 more games to win to show improvement over the last REGIME, this statement is not hateful but it’s so accurate!!Ha ha ha ha! That should shut him up! Tho I doubt it! Ha ha ha ha ha!?

  15. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    It’s a bit complicating for me to really say if it’s “as intoxicating as the fruity essence of Bucs cheerleaders.”

    I never smell one of them.

    Joe, could you pleas ehelp me with that and send me an invite to your jacuzzi party with the Bucs Cheerleaders squad 🙂

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

    Wow ! Fatboy “Just got paid” Dougie sighting

    better lose that 20lbs. Fat Alvin Chipmonk

    “Damn it! i wanted to be on vaca for the whole year chilling next to Sweezy drinking some licht ale and now i got a Jerry curl runt trying to take my job” ” Kobe your such a Troll”

    Doug Martin

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    you in big trouble looking up to me my friend LOL…

    It’s true the though when She had her good game against Falcons I was one of the firsts posts saying what a great game she had.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I forgot all about Cecil Shorts……we need speed.

    I’m hoping that our major help comes from Stocker & Ayers…….the trenches.

    As for Tmaxcon…..I think he says publicly what others feel privately….it’s not fun to hear and we all hope he’s proven wrong. Every player we have could improve in some way….and some do….look at Evans so far…..crybaby & K Y last year….this year, possible pro bowl.

    Hats off to Realist for not beating the Lovie drum as promised….

  19. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Which is the better tasting beer , Jason Light Ale or Colt-45 ? I’m putting my money on the Colt-45.

  20. q Says:

    Joe any word on J.R sweezy returning after the bye?

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    @tmax is always full of hot negative air. He also claims to be one of us long-suffering fans. Prove it pal!!

  22. ndog Says:

    Bighog were you in depression after the win last week?

  23. Shadow man Says:

    Big hog dirk has already matched the win total of your blow up doll bf lovie in his first year. Get over it man. He doesn’t need 7 more wins you peasant. He’s already surpassing lovie in every measure except the color of his skin. Your uneducated and bigoted views are tiring and make us all dumbed every time we read anything you type

  24. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its great all hands will be back on deck. Because we are going to need every one of them. After the 9ers, there is no break with the Raiders and Falcons in succession. Raiders are flat out ballin. And we will see an improved Falcon team than before. No rest for the weary folks. This bee’s….the NFL.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why on earth would we want any of these players back?

    It doesn’t fit the narrative…

    They are all soft, they want to lay out and just collect a check….they could play with these injuries all along….why come back now?….let someone else take your job….why go to SF & get jet lag and subject yourself to all the tran$exuals?
    Lets stick with the scrubs……at least then we’ll have an excuse to lose.


  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    Kaepernick got his win over the Bucs. It’s the Bucs turn to stuff that QB and the Niners. Have to win that game.

  27. Pit Says:

    Tmaxcon nailed it. We need McDonald and Ayers back. Our def plays better without GMC for some reason.

  28. Rojas Says:

    I think it’s safe to say Cam Robinson is overrated.

  29. SOEbuc Says:


    Martin doesn’t have heart and desire?? Ummm, okay. Had enough heart and desire to be the 2nd leading rusher in the league last year so…

  30. SOEbuc Says:

    Tampabaybucsfan I’ll sure as hell take Stocker back for blocking purposes, but I’m glad all of them are coming back because they are “starters.” I also think they’re gonna be hungry to play some football after that Monday night win.

  31. Fred E. Buc Says:

    Now THIS is the type of story to write on a bye week–something fans can use. It definitely beats the “Grimes didn’t pay his 2014 taxes” news being reported at the region’s only newspaper. Can’t wait to see the players back at work; it will surely make a huge difference, although I hope at this point no one is penciling wins and losses in ahead of time. The dynamic is shifting every week on who is who, and it’s going to be a wild ride.

  32. Fred E. Buc Says:

    The “fruity essence of the Bucs cheerleaders.” Are you kidding me? “Joe” you are no Tom Jones, and thank goodness for that! You already were probably the only one who gave the Bucs a prayer to get back to 2-3, and here are, two division wins on the road and what our team does with it is up to them. Beating the now #6 power ranked team and last year’s NFC Champ in their house is no small feat, ugly as it can sometimes be.

  33. MegaDaveUK Says:

    Maybe the worst picture of Douggie i’ve ever seen lol, you’re brave Joes

  34. MadMax Says:

    So glad we have time to rest and heal this weekend…..much needed rest!

    I hope the guys come back healed and ready, but please dont rush it Coach K. We a l r e a d y KNOW we’re not making the playoffs this year! So go easy and see what we have with the “next man up” players to build upon. And get ready to work that draft and free agency. Its all good. I wasnt expecting playoffs this year anyway.

  35. Mort Says:

    Mark Cook from pewter report keeps… erm… reporting… that Louis Murphy may be back for SF as well. No reporting on that, Joes?

  36. Tbucks Says:

    I the dougernot back. If so I drafted him on my fantasy football league search myfantasyleague.com and search in find leage put sw mash up

  37. Seminole Bill Says:

    The Bills rushed for 312 years against the 49ers this afternoon. Please, oh please, get Dougie healthy for next weekend.

  38. SOEbuc Says:

    Agreed Mad Max. If Doug is coming back I want him to be 100% because those hamstrings are dangerous.