“I Can’t Explain It”

December 5th, 2016

No answers

Dirk Koetter is confused.

And he joins legions of Buccaneers fans in the process.

Speaking from the podium at One Buc Palace this evening, Koetter was asked about his team’s dynamic 5-1 road record.

“I can’t explain it,” Koetter said, explaining that he still believes it’s much harder to win on the road.

“We gotta carry that over to our home games,” Koetter added.

He noted the Bucs have played close contests at the Den of Depression but that’s unacceptable.

“Close doesn’t get you too far,” he said.

Yes, the Bucs are 2-4 at home this season. And the franchise owns the worst NFL home record since Chucky was booted from One Buc Palace.

As for that great road record, linebackers coach Mark Duffner believes it’s about family and a “teamness” that can’t be duplicated in Tampa.

As Joe has written, the Bucs should find a way to duplicate all those little things that happen on the road, minus whatever the hell went on in Arizona.

12 Responses to ““I Can’t Explain It””

  1. Dewey Selmon Says:

    It’s a good trait to have. Most likely going on the road during the p-word.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Going to ANY NFL stadium and beating the home team is tough sledding. Outside of maybe Cleveland and Jax.

    That’s why I realized a couple weeks back, that this team has turned. I’m not wasting time and waiting for the bandwagon to fill up like I did in 97.

    In about a month or so 2017 season tickets will be mine and I’m not giving them up for the next 10 plus years.

  3. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I think the win at home against Seattle was the tipping point for the bucs. That win was significant to the confidence on the team. I am 100% behind the bucs winning out the regular season. They have that special something happening right now. No one can put a finger on what it is, but they have it, and they are running with it. GO BUCS!

  4. salish_seamonster Says:

    They’ve won 2 in a row at home, so maybe the home woes are over and Joe will have to find a new name for RJS.

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Great subject Joe

    I can’t explain it either. But I’ll take a Bucs win anywhere

  6. Matt Cavallo Says:

    To me, the fact that the defensive tackles stat is so even every week is telling of the bucs success. I’m so used to mccoy and David wreaking havoc in the stat sheet, while the team withers away for the loss. The bucs defense is just wayyyy more rounded this year. Which also excites me in that regardless of what happens in the near future, the bucs are officially out of the cellar and will be for quite some time. Good job L&C (save for aguayo, licht and company have been killing it)

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Our Fans went Nuts with noise in the win against Seattle, and they will do the same this next game against the Saints. Like Buc1987 says, best get your season tickets now, while you still can. I think we have turned the corner.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    RayJay was a great fun place to watch a game in the very late 90s and very early 2000s – to me it was Jon Gruden that killed the place through his moronic personel moves and even if you go to say 2007 or so, it was nothing like being there in 1998-2003, not comparable at all. I think that is in large part do to the fact in those early RayJay years you had a young team that people got involved with because they got to see them grow into what they became, and by 2007 Gruden had just turned them into the Jeff Garcia’s of the world, a team you didn’t have any relationship with the fans because they were just FA’s and you knew didn’t have a future. That’s what is exciting about now – you see the core group of players who are still mostly young and fans can get to be a part of the turn around, and that makes you much more involved. If RayJay got back to those late-90s early 2000s days, man, that would be making football great again for this area.

  9. bojim Says:

    I’m not wasting time and waiting for the bandwagon to fill up like I did in 97.

    I was in Orlando at the time when they won the SB. The radio waves were full of fans calling in and saying how they were always Bucs fans. I got on a call in but don’t remember the station. I called BS in a nice way and asked where was the support at 0-26? Doh!

  10. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Us west coast fans tried to pack Qualcomm as best as we can and be as loud as we could be… Now we challenge YOU guys to go to ray j and pack it as full as YOU can and be as loud as YOU can be!!!

  11. Patrickbucs Says:

    951, how many times you going to post that man? Like the Bucs are the only team in San Diego to have 5-10k opposing fans or far outnumber them in that stadium? Same thing here and other nice cities to visit and to list.

    I love your enthusiasm I do. However we do have plenty here that go and support bud and yes there will be 5-10k Saints fans as well but it will be a sellout here I would think.

    Go Bucs!

  12. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    I gotta say the biggest change or spark this year has got to be Mike Smith making the adjustments after a few really bad defensive games. He is now making adjustments per game, mid game and you see the team come alive. The offense see’s this (mostly Jamies imo) and basically says we got your back and the defense responds in turm especially in the 4th quarter when it matters most. This is what makes exciting football!! The offense even with all the injuries are finding ways to compete and are 3rd down BEASTS. With the development of these young players i get all giddy inside, yes you can compare them to a young team with Lynch, Sapp, Barber, Brooks, and Alstott in that sense, but these are the players of our future now and personally i dont think we need the comparisons anymore. Brighter days are coming my Joe’s, time to fly those flags baby!! When this team believes, we believe and you can feel that now. All we gotta do is stay healthy and be there now for this team and im so damn excited!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!