Dirk Koetter Talks Hunger And Discipline

March 30th, 2017

You know how the Dirk Koetter saying goes, “Speak softly and carry a big motherf&%$’n stick.” It’s become a rallying cry for thousands of Bucs fans (at least the fun ones).

That mantra can be a way of life. It’s about staying a little humble and performing like a wild but well-trained animal on game day.

At the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix yesterday, Joe asked Koetter to pin down the personality of his Bucs.

Here’s the verbatim exchange, not the oddly sanitized version you might have read elsewhere.

JoeBucsFan.com: Dirk, what would you say the personality is of your team? You’ve been around a ton of teams. What’s the personality?

Dirk Koetter: Oooh, that a good question. Personality. I think, (pause) I don’t know why this is popping into my mind, but hungry. Hungry. Hungry. I want them to be hungry, but I think they are that. And I think we’re pretty loose. I think we got guys that are loose and hungry and like playing football.

Joe: Do you feel that you’re a players’ coach. That term gets thrown around a lot. Do you aspire to be one?

Koetter: I don’t aspire to be one, and I think that would be a question for the players. But I’m pro players. I, mean, if your players are happy, you’re team’s gonna do better. But at the same time, the head coach, no matter who it is, he has to be the final say on discipline. And I think if you ask our players, I’m not soft on discipline. The NFL and the CBA makes it very clear, the fine system. And we adhere to the fine system. But I learned when I first came in the league, the most important thing in the NFL is having your players fresh and ready to play on game day. And I’m a big believer in that.

So Koetter’s feels his team his “hungry.” Hell, he repeated “hungry” five times in the answer. Hmmm, the Bucs are rather young, too. Does that mean they’re “yungry.”

Joe was ecstatic to hear the no-BS Koetter call the Bucs hungry. What more could a coach want?

12 Responses to “Dirk Koetter Talks Hunger And Discipline”

  1. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Not youngry. Hungry. Send that term from 2009-2011 back.

  2. Bird Says:

    Don’t say yungry. Raheem jinxed the guys with that term and they became “yitty” shortly after that

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    No player was as “hungry” as fat donald penn!!!!!!! so hungry that had to put in his contract not to be so “hungry”!!!!!

  4. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Maurice jones drew says he does fit. I will take his advice on a running back fit millenniums before that bum.

  5. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    Oops posted that in wrong one. My bad y’all lol

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    In addition to ‘hungry’, the other word he keyed on Joe was ‘loose’ and that’s huge. The only way to play fast is to stay loose so you can take advantage of everything that’s given to you, whether it be on offense, defense or STs. I’m sure many will criticize this, but I tend to think that’s what GMC was really meaning when he talked about ‘having fun’. In the military, we used to call it ‘imposing your will on the enemy’ and that’s pretty much the key to winning. Bucs are well on their way.

  7. OAR Says:

    Well according to the new kicker their families are hungry too!

  8. Pawel Says:

    Hey now, that youngry team not long ago went 10-6 no?

  9. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    “Atleast the fun ones”? How bout for the ones whose sacs have dropped and have mentally matured enough past puberty to not have to shout aloud like some assinine teenage punk about a stick that didn’t amount to spit when the final seconds ticked off the clock to end last season without a playoff berth?

  10. Getaclue Says:

    ^ you must be fun at parties

  11. Lamarcus Says:

    Happy to have koetter

  12. Buddy Says:

    Way to be original Dork err I mean Dirk. He’s a clown, people will see this year when he has to play 7 or 8 playoff teams from last year that are on on the schedule. Someone is about to get exposed. All we basically have is a very good QB & without Famous this team isn’t squat. So people better cross their fingers he NEVER gets hurt. And everyone gets hurt at some point.