Koetter Down On Overanalyzing

December 16th, 2016
Dirk Koetter talks Brent Grimes

Dirk Koetter talks Brent Grimes

Could Brent Grimes have played for Greg Schiano? No way.

Except for unapproved movies and improper food temperature, nothing made Schaino bristle more than the common football term “make a play.”

Schiano hated that and didn’t believe in it within his defense. “Do your job,” Schiano would bark. “Don’t make a play.”

Enter Dirk Koetter, the anti-Schiano and the anti-Lovie all rolled into one.

Koetter was asked by Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com this week talk about the standout play of cornerback Brent Grimes, and Koetter explained he likes Grimes’ playmaker instincts versus the alternative.

“Brent, you know, he’s a wily veteran back there. I mean, we heard stories two weeks ago about how many times he picked off Philip Rivers in his career. And we have a ton of respect for Philip Rivers, have just as much if not more for Drew Brees, one of the best that’s played all-time.

“Brent’s seen all this before. And Brent is a little bit of a risk-taker, which we like that about him. He’s got really good ball skills. He’s not afraid to make plays. You know, some guys are back there and they’re overanalyzing everything. That’s not Brent. Brent sees it and tries to make plays.”

Yes, Grimes has made plays. If you don’t believe it, look at the legitimate numbers, and those don’t include a couple of key touchdown-saving tackles.

What a score by Jason Licht. Even Rex Ryan agrees.

5 Responses to “Koetter Down On Overanalyzing”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    People usually point to Bellicheck as an example of an authoritative as4hole that makes it work.

    But I can’t recall New England having a defense as good as Seattle’s or Denver’s or the 49ers when they were good. They’ve always had a decent D but never one that scares the league – despite typically drafting a lot of defensive players.

    The hawks & broncos let their players play loose. Harbaugh was the same way with the 49ers. THere has to be a balance. You can’t toes-on-the-line certain players and get the same big play results because some of that stuff is just natural instict and you don’t want to coach it out of them

  2. Gilhealy Says:

    These fella’s are here ’cause they can ball. Let ’em ball. Cut ’em loose.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Yet Schiano fielded the best def that Tampa has seen since Kiffin. Still don’t get all the hate towards Schiano. Make a play or do your job it’s all the same. Don’t get beat that is all.

    Yo LC
    I took your advise and watched another team last night. Oh boy, I like a guy that with 5mins left in a meaningless game in a meaningless season is making a play 5y behind the los while carrying a guard on his back then if that’s not enough fight for you he throws the flag back at the ref then kills the QB on the next play. Like knocks him out, ouch that hurt type hit. Or you find him sprinting 20y to the sideline to hit somebody else. OMG. Dude if that doesn’t turn you on then you’re just not a football fan. Lol. You my boi LC.

  4. Buc Nut Says:

    I want Schiano to be our next Defensive coordinator.

  5. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Schiano was a great coach. His results weren’t that great in his two years here but regardless, he was a great coach. Rutgers is terrible since he left there. People say he didn’t win at Rutgers but his record there was actually amazing for Rutgers because he built a program. Very few coaches could have done or will do what he did there. He’ll get another head coaching job.