“Right Up Until That Time You Get Smacked In The Mouth”

December 9th, 2016

koetter-glareIt seems Dirk Koetter might have some issues with the “M” word.

Gotta love Coach Koetter, always keeping it real — even in a fluffy pregame studio chat at One Buc Palace with the official team website.

Calm and venerable Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com did is weekly sitdown with Koetter and dared to ask the head coach whether momentum is real and can help.

“It can help right up until that time you get smacked in the mouth,” Koetter said. “And then, you know, New Orleans doesn’t care about our momentum. This is a big divisional game for both teams. So it’s all nice. This is all nice talk. We do feel good about where we’re at. We got a long way to go. And if we don’t show up with our best stuff on Sunday, New Orleans will smack us right back into reality as fast as we can see it happen. We gotta be ready to go. This is going to be a heck of a game, and really looking forward to getting back out there in front of our fans.”

Lotta juice to Koetter this week (even more on that later). Don’t you dare talk to Koetter about streaks or momentum of playoffs.

Last year, after 12 games, the 6-6 Bucs came home to play the Saints. They came out lifeless and flat. The players admitted it. Four days later, they were “very flat” in St. Louis. before the nation on Thursday Night Football.

Joe will almost guarantee the Bucs give a big-time physical and energetic effort Sunday.

No way this team responds to Koetter like it did for Lovie Smith last December. They will “carry a big mother f#$%’n stick.”

17 Responses to ““Right Up Until That Time You Get Smacked In The Mouth””

  1. 1nebuc Says:

    If we ate real contenders this Sunday will prove it. To go on the road and win in December your run game must be nasty AMD your defense must even nastier . Ask Oakland what did the pass game do for them last night . Dirk knows this and that’s why we will be exactly where we need to be come January with a BIG F$#!%n? STICK

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Man I hope we just beat the sh1t out of them like 34-14. We have that potential.

    The Chiefs / Seahawks are legit SB threats and we dominated them. If we play like that again we will win easily.

  3. mike Says:

    im starting to love dirk

  4. cmurda Says:

    Dirk not only has this team focused but he keeps himself focused. It’s nice to hear a coach that keeps the team grounded with their eyes on the prize.

  5. Artemis Rand Says:

    Lovie Smith was what Trump called Jeb! – “LOW ENERGY”…

  6. Buc1987 Says:


  7. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Hope you guys saw the Tshirts with Koetter’s saying on Twitter..Samer Ali is making them..awesome shirt!!!

    Go Bucs baby!

  8. cmurda Says:

    @Life. Where can I see/order these shirts?

  9. cmurda Says:

    P.S. I suck at Twitter

  10. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    I’m in love with Dirk right now.

  11. LifeOfABucFan Says:


    Find Samer Ali on Twitter..he’s going to be at the tailgating with the shirts..

    Just search Samer Ali..or


    I apologise if Joe(s) don’t allow that link..but it is so Bucs related..

  12. cmurda Says:

    Thank you. I’m going to try to find him tailgating before the game.

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

    We DOMINATED them Lord. Some of y’all sleep man.

  14. Kevin Says:

    He will go down as 2016 coach of the year and the best coach this team has ever had. Glad they snagged this guy. And its.only his first season. The real deal!!

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    I love the straightforwardness of this coach. His no BS demeanor is such a refreshing change to the constant word gymnastics and shallow attempts at deception/non-disclosure that came out of Lovie’s mouth every week for the last 2 years.

    Dirk has this team on the right path – and even if the worst happens and the Bucs only win 1 or 2 more games this year – we can still look forward to next year with great hope and anticipation.

  16. R.O. Says:

    Sorry… I’d rather lose a heartbreaker to the Saints at home then go to Dallas and get a win. Followed by beating the Saint in NO and the Panthers at home.

  17. Dreambig Says:

    RO – you really haven’t thought that through. Bucs and Atl are tied at 7-5. Atl wins the tie breaker because their inter division record is 3-1. Bucs are 2-1. If we lose to NO we are 2-2 in the division and are in a bigger whole. Best we could hope for is 4-2 and with Atl’s soft remaining schedule, winning the division becomes less likely. Losing to Dallas is the least impactful game to lose of any remaining game we have left.