Koetter Explains Receivers Stepping Up

November 26th, 2016
Koetter explains Jameis' distribution of passes.

Koetter details Jameis’ distribution of passes.

With so many other receivers other than Mike Evans hauling in passes — Freddie Martino and his Band of Renown catching a touchdown against the Bears, for example — America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is distributing the ball around more rather than forcing to Evans.

That’s not exactly how it’s working, Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said this week when asked about Jameis’ varied distribution.

“I don’t think it Jameis spreading the ball,” Koetter said. “Jameis is going [to receivers] based on coverage and then his progressions. The other thing you have to remember is you have to have time to do that. Last week we had such good progressions is that Jameis had time to get through his reads.”

What Koetter says makes sense. If Jameis has time to throw, then he can go through all his progressions and wait until a receiver gets open rather than rush a pass and hope a ball gets to Evans.

14 Responses to “Koetter Explains Receivers Stepping Up”

  1. cometowin2 Says:

    Complementary football. Simple as that.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wr on the 3rd and 4th option are beating teams 3rd and 4th defenders!!!! One more Receiving option would really make it tough to defend and easier on the other weapons as well!!!!

    Go America!!!!!!

    And GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. BoJim Says:

    He should always be spreading the ball around.

  4. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Very insightful comment BoJim. SMH at Captain Obvious!

  5. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    please no stupid picks or fumbles this game 🙏🏽 And hopefully mike Evans doesn’t get punked by Sherman into a stupid penalty or something

  6. orlbucfan Says:

    Famous knows we’re got 3 solid, healthy receivers: ME13, Hump, and Brate. Muscle Hamster is getting back into game shape, and we have Shepherd and Cross. That’s 6 now. This game is following a similar pattern to last week’s as:
    **we are playing a top tiered ball club in the Conference. KC–AFC and now, Seattle–NFC.
    **That team has injuries in some critical areas esp. on defense.
    ** Bucs are pretty much back to the same shape as in game 1 when we beat the Dixie Chicks, and it was a solid win.
    **Bucs are back home, and have to win for the fans–the team has plenty of motivation right there. Go Bucs!! Defeather the Seaturkeys!!!
    I normally am skeptical, but not on this one. Go Tampa Bay!! 🙂

  7. Willy D Buc Says:

    Todd Monken has done wonders for our receiving core, eh?! How many drops have they had, collectively? I bet it’s less than Mike Evans’ drops from last year alone.

  8. RustyRhino Says:

    Easy now BoJim, “He should always be spreading the ball around.”

    That would lead to the “Messiah” (last time I will use this, it is just wrong) being called out by “buc Fans” here as “Mr. Checkdown”, and those same “buc Fans” wanting to get rid of him Because they all know how he should always complete the deep pass for a TD or First down every play. Not that those Defensive players are not getting PAID to play Defense against our team, no way they would never do that. Reality being what it is, yes you look Deep, but if that receiver is doubled or triple covered do you still throw it anyway? No, you look to the second read on that play, and maybe they are covered. Throw it to them, maybe or keep looking for the guy that is not covered. That is checking down right? Just spreading the ball around to the other receivers we send out who are open. What a concept! You are on to something here BoJim. “He should always be spreading the ball around.”

    I do agree. That is how we can move the chains as needed with everyone getting chances to make a catch for a positive gain. Now do all of our receivers make the catches offered up to them, hmmm Let me get back to ya on that. They are getting better at making those catches as well as our QB having confidence they will make their catches. With another top young WR, we should be able to cause many more issues to opposing Defenses.

    It is nice to see the growth in our QB and WR and coaches connection.
    Go Bucs! Lets fry us a SeaHawk for our Thanksgiving weekend game.

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    Cant wait til Sims comes back. He can run and make plays after catch

    Hope we see Quizz catching some screens sunday. Quizz is a playmaker

  10. RustyRhino Says:

    Wow, Me too Kobe Faker I agree with you. I hope you didn’t hurt anything writing something positive. Keep on doing it if you didn’t hurt anything.

  11. DB55 Says:

    Jameis had time to get through his reads.”
    Looks like Koetter has been paying attention to DB55’s posts on JBF. How long have I been saying that Jameis is constantly under duress? The best thing about Jameis is he makes everyone look like or produce like NFL receivers: Shep, Hump, Brate, Cross (lol). Jameis has developed his practice squad rookies in winners and that my friends is a miracle.

    #Rejoice #TheMessiah

  12. Jerry G Says:

    I’m not too worried about Mike and Sherman acting like toddlers like we seen on Thanksgiving with Norman and Dez.those 2 or just a bunch of toddlers that don’t know how to act.mike is grown now, more mature and Sherman is a different caliber of CB than Norman. I think Sherman gets more respect because his actions are louder than his mouth.

  13. Kevin Says:

    Yep….if Prescott didnt have that line in Dallas you think him and Elliot would be having this success??

    Makes all the difference

  14. satchseven Says:

    i am glad to see jw3 look at other guys.it was pitiful to see him forcing balls to a double covered me13 for dumb picks