Koetter: “That Makes We Want To Throw Up”

December 13th, 2016

koetter-glareDirk Koetter isn’t carrying the baggage of Bucs fans who endured losing seasons since the 2010 campaign.

Last night, one fan’s loser mentality got to the head coach. 

It was a delicious moment on the Buccaneers Radio Network, one of those big motherf#$%’n stick exchanges that have become a Koetter trademark.

Early in his coach’s show, a fan texted in a congratulatory take to Koetter that was read to him aloud by host T.J. Rives. The fan was appreciative of Koetter specifically because the Bucs’ eight wins means they can’t have a losing season this year.

That remark got under Koetter’s skin. About 15 minutes later in the show, Koetter brought up the comment and barfed on the sentiment.

“Our mission is not complete,” Koetter said. “You know, when you said a minute ago ‘congratulations’ from the [fan] question on clinching your first non-losing season. I mean, that makes me want to throw up. That’s not what we should be thinking about: non-losing season. That’s not the goal here. So yeah, things are going well right now. We’re playing really good defense right now. We’re playing solid on special teams. We got to play better on offense.”

Yes, ironically, Joe wrote an entire post Sunday titled, Losers No More, all about the Bucs avoiding a losing season for the first time since the Raheem Morris era.

Like most fans, Joe is/was as beaten down by endless losing. So the post was more symbolic in nature, a representation of positive change, rather than a true celebration of non-losing.

You know, kind of like giving fans a game ball without actually letting them touch it or see it.

35 Responses to “Koetter: “That Makes We Want To Throw Up””

  1. Hargreaves4President Says:

    Fans at the Saints game did get to touch the fan game ball

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Joe Says:
    “avoiding a losing season for the first time since the Raheem Morris era.”

    You mean that lucky hollow year where the panthers tanked for 1st overall draft pick and when the Bucs did not win 1 game with a team over .500 except the last game when the saints were walking into the playoffs!!!!!!

    This year is different sheep!!!! They are beating multiple good/great teams in a row!!!! The roster is incomplete and the coaches are doing an excellent Job covering up deficiencies!!!! I Have been telling you for months of how exciting this is going to be!!!!! Its safe to jump on the bandwagon sheep!!!!!

    Enjoy the Bucs Again!!!!!

    Go America!!!!!

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

  3. Patrick in VA Says:

    He’s been here for nearly two years. We’ve been sifting through this for nearly a decade. Yeah, we did ok in 2010. That was with a bad of misfits and those wins weren’t coming in any kind of convincing fashion. It’s been a long, long time since we did any sort of legitimate winning where it didn’t feel like we just got one over on the other team. It’s been a long time since we’ve had any reasonable expectation of winning. I’ll be honest, I’m still not used to it. I’m still not sure how to feel. It’s going to take some time to break the culture in the fan base. It starts in the locker room, it spreads to the field, and then it spreads to the community. The fans are excited about the team. They’re showing up to the games and they’re getting loud. They’re along for the ride. But you can’t expect us to just act like the last 10 years didn’t happen.

  4. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Big nasty got a pic with the game ball on Twitter bra

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I understand where that fan was coming from and also Koetter…..they can both be right….after all….there is no guarantee we win another game this year…while that would be a tremendous disappointment, it shouldn’t eliminate the fact that we avoide another losing season. We are making progress.
    I don’t think the fan was being synical or sarcastic.
    With all of our draft picks and plenty of cash, we should be able to really improve our team greatly next year…..even getting one more year’s experience from our younger players will help greatly.
    We have a young team….thinks are pointed upward.

  6. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    My man crush on Dirk just became full blown love

  7. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Then give us a big %$#@#%^^&&* Super Bowl. Its easy to come in here after being bad for so long, (13 years) sniff and say we should be thinking about more than having a winning season. Ok coach, lets go all the way. Im in.

  8. Buc1987 Says:


  9. GhostofTedford Says:

    I hope Dirk understands that this fan base has endured heartbreak after heartbreak in the years since Gruden. We have had to watch the Raheem meteoric rise and fall. The Schiano debacle, complete with rushing the Eli Manning kneel down to MRSA to the Freeman break up. The Lovie walk down memory lane and his attempt to make us the Tampa Bay Bears. So DIRK KOETTER, we appreciate all you have done and right now are just thankful to be able to walk down the street wearing a Bucs jersey, T-shirt or hat and not worry about being seen by anyone we know. It has been a long time coming, countless drafts waiting for the second coming of Brooks, Lynch, Sapp, Dunn etc. You have made it great to be a Bucs fan again. THANK YOU DIRK KOETTER

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist…ok…calm down….GO BUCS!!!!

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    I like his moxie! Don’t ever settle Coach!

    @Realist- You have a strange fascination with sheep dude! Just saying!

  12. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Lot of credit given round here to gruden. The man merely brought an offensive scheme to this team and beat his old team in the superbowl. And tell me what transpired after. Any coach wit an above average offensive mind could’ve accomplished what he did.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    @NosBos- I have to respectfully disagree. He did more than bring scheme and I think given enough time, would’ve brought us back to respectability. It’s not like we absolutely tanked after the SB.
    I think most would argue that he was missed after his firing.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    NOS…just wikipedia Jon Gruden. There you will find exactly what he did for the Raiders before coming here. He didn’t exactly inherit a good Raiders team like he did with the Bucs. The Raiders flat out sucked for years before Gruden.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Lots happened to that team after the SB. They had a lot of high priced vets they had to unload. The draft picks they gave up to get Gruden were gone. The Glazers were getting cheaper by the day.

    Anyone else care to add anything?

  16. Last Buc Fan Says:

    Joe, I’m surprised you missed this but the Bucs did present a game ball to the fans. They had one that was released in section 108 at the game and then a replica will be put on display at a future date. It was on the mobile app.

  17. Tony Says:

    I’m telling you once again Joe – I’ve lived in many sports towns through work and Tampa has the most negative woe is me attitude of any of them. It’s crazy for the “Sunshine State” to have a mentality where they feel the need to wallow and refer to their stadium as the “den of depression”. The team feeds off the crowd – it’s that extra 1% intangible that actually does make a difference. Late in the game – team gives up a big play – Buc fans tend to moan and audibly create a large negative sound of despair that envelopes the stadium. The players hear that. It does effect them. In other towns, fans brush off the bad play, and the fans cheer wildly to… wait for it… INSPIRE the team. If no one thinks this matters, then why are all the players raving about the fiery passion and speeches and letter that have made all the difference in the locker room this season?

    It matters.

  18. Tony Says:

    @ Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun:

    Your Gruden comments are the epitome of ignorant and being a naysayer for the sake of being a naysayer. Half the Bucs roster was overturned the year the Bucs won the Super bowl and Gruden won several division championships after that.

  19. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Tony – Other fan bases sit quietly when their teams make bad plays?? Really guy? do you think you’re the only person that’s been to other stadiums? Your point is well taken. The fan base is very negative and they tend to focus on the bad. They will twist statistics or discount positive things by holding our players to standards that their peers on other teams aren’t held to. But saying that the fans shouldn’t be audibly upset when a bad play happens is, again, holding the fans to a standard that other fan bases aren’t held to.

  20. Bucsfanman Says:

    @1987- Well put sir! I was generalizing but you nailed it. People forget or only remember the ego. To this day, I still contend that it was a mistake to fire him. My opinion.

  21. webster Says:

    @ 87

    Do not forget we gave up two #1s for keyshawn too. Not having those picks did not help.

  22. webster Says:


    It was definitely a mistake to fire gruden. He was great at coaching up inferior talent. We could have used some of that these past few years.

  23. cmurda Says:

    Yeah, as said before. The game ball was passed around the stadium for fans to get selfies etc with. Of course, the ball didn’t ake it’s way to me but the gesture was awesome.

  24. Not there yet Says:

    Koetter has nothing to do with the bucs losing history.

    The reality is as a head coach Koetter is 8-5. He’s a winner at this point in his short head coaching career so yea he doesn’t know or pain he was to busy winning as a coordinator prior to last year

  25. Birdman Says:

    Joe why are your panties so up in a wad about a game ball? Seriously, that’s a real question.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Once you wiki Gruden.

    Then you’ll understand.

  27. Midnightstroker1 Says:

    I didn’t touch the fan game ball. Guess it didn’t make it to section 314 lol.

  28. Gigglypuff Says:

    Lol koetter is a snippy sob sometmes

  29. yrbndr Says:

    @Nole on Sat…
    Come on bro, you have had some good takes but you lose all credibility with the Gruden bash! A very shallow post that shows not much thought! You went to the tired default that he won with Dungy’s team… as stated above he retooled the roster and won our only Super bowl!

  30. Eric Says:

    Love this Dirk guy.

    Coach of the year so far.

  31. SB with Jameis Says:

    Hey Big Hog……………Get ready to munch on a Big Fat Hogleg of crow here soon. Your racist BS will come to a halt. We all knew it would anyway tho.

  32. SB with Jameis Says:

    “Meanwhile, the passing game has been mostly absent for three weeks now. Dak Prescott has thrown for 195, 139 and 165 yards, with just three touchdown passes against three giveaways. Here’s the deal: Dak has enjoyed a fantastic rookie campaign, far exceeding what anyone expected. But use the eye test. The Giants went conservative on offense late because they didn’t think Prescott could beat their defense. Now he’ll have to rebound against the hottest defense in the league, with Tampa Bay coming to Dallas for “Sunday Night Football.”

  33. Jim Says:

    So Joe, basically Koetter is saying they are still losers. Until they win the Super Bowl. Hmmm

  34. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Dirk ‘Digler’ will slap you with the toolie yo if you talk crazy mess like that. Get all Boogie Nights and stomp you with roller skates! Though we as fans can understand he’s a coach so shouldn’t understand the not a losing season mentality. We’ve been holding our breath so long just to break even and now thru this win streak waiting for the bubble to pop. Now we can exhale and really yell rant and rave with some pride especially if them boyz win against Dallas. Now he needs to learn to NOT play not to lose and get up on some of those plays that made us one of the top offenses of the league last year!

  35. Buc Nut Says:

    Koetter seems to always have the right mentality in everything. He also admits when he has made a mistake. This guy is just too big to fail at this point.