“We Still Got 28 Hours To Go”

December 23rd, 2016


Dirk Koetter dropped some news on nervous Bucs fans this afternoon on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Fresh off the practice (aka walk-through) field, Koetter jumped on the air and was asked about his offensive line.

Koetter revealed bad news: starting right Demar Dotson remains in the NFL concussion protocol. There was hope among Bucs faithful that Doston might be cleared.

“We’re still kind of putting that together,” Koetter said of his O-line. “We’re in a little bit of a state of flux. We still have 28 hours to go.”

Joe wrote earlier about how Kevin Pamphile could start at right tackle with Evan Smith jumping in at left guard.

Koetter has been very coy about his plans. It smells to Joe like there is a fresh plan in place and Koetter just isn’t going to tip off the Saints. Rightfully so.

8 Responses to ““We Still Got 28 Hours To Go””

  1. ClodHopper Says:

    Sounds like Lovie style, high school gamesmanship!!!

    Just funnin. Don’t jump down my throat!!

  2. StrangleHoldBucs Says:

    Why should he tip them off? listen, coach K. knows what he’s doing. I am so confident that we will win this game that ive bet Saints fans here in Hattiesburg Ms. , where i attend USM over $250 and bragging rights!!! GO Bucs!!!!

  3. Fred E. Buc Says:

    Joe is learning. Why would or should a coach tell a media guy anything about plans for anything that doesn’t benefit who owns the information. Yup, it is mum for coaches…about game or future coaching jobs. Shhhhhh

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    Don’t tip them off to the fact that we have no quality depth and can’t run block for sht. Don’t want to give them the upper hand

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Of all the injuries we’ve had this year, Dotson may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

  6. Trubucfan22 Says:

    What, do you think the saints have some special game plan especially for whoever plays RT? It doesn’t matter who plays at RT, it is a huge weakness of this o line. it has been all season. No matter who starts at RT, I expect that player to be tested thoroughly by the saints pass rushers.

    Knowing who will start at RT does nothing for the saints. It doesn’t give them or us an edge. It just leaves the bucs fan base in suspense. I don’t think koetter knows for sure who he is starting at RT.

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    @unbelievable- Crazy, isn’t it?! Of all the players AND timing!
    @Trubuc- I have to respectfully disagree. Despite his shortcomings, Dot is also calling out protections based on the alignment. That comes from experience. It may be a minute detail but if a veteran is there, at least we have a chance. If not, expect the floodgates to open.
    If I’m the Saints, I bring the heat to that side and often.

  8. Poor Glennon Says:

    Should have taken Tunsil instead of the invisible man