Maurice Jones-Drew Says Koetter & Peterson Fit

March 30th, 2017

Former Koetter workhorse speaks

A guy who knows a lot about the Dirk Koetter offense and the Dirk Koetter football mind was chatting it up on SiriusXM NFL Radio today.

Joe’s talking about Maurice Jones-Drew, the ultimate bowling ball running back who carried the rock a whopping 954 times for Koetter in three Jaguars seasons (2009-2011). Jones-Drew hammered away for 4,321 yards and 28 touchdowns in that span.

So Joe was paying attention when Jones-Drew talked about Adrian Peterson and Koetter being a good fit and Koetter’s desire to pound the rock, set up play-action and challenge defenses.

So what will Koetter’s interest be after he gets the desired workout report from America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston?

22 Responses to “Maurice Jones-Drew Says Koetter & Peterson Fit”

  1. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    I agree. I don’t think peterson worked very well in norv turner zone scheme. Peterson needs to be like 7-8 yards behind the QB and hit the gap full speed. I think the bucs do also have to draft a RB aswell because the load might have to be split to keep the backs fresh for january.

  2. uckinator Says:

    Make AP a low ball offer. If he gets hurt, no problem.

  3. Birdie Says:

    Sign him!

  4. Brandon Says:

    Take Peterson for 2 years at $5 mil per year. Draft TE Njoku in round 1, if Howard isn’t available, take either WR/RB Curtis Samuels or WR Chris Godwin in round 2 and then our offense is immediately one of the best in the league.

    If Peterson can stay relatively healthy, even if he’s lost a step or two, he’s still an immensely powerful RB that is better than 90% of the other RBs out there….including/especially Dalvin Cook. Keep Rodgers as the main backup and Sims as the pass receiving back.


    Google BEST RUNNING BACK PERFORMANCES OVER 30 YEARS OLD…. Notice the production of RUNNING BACKS at the age of 32 and 33 . Signing AP is a waste of money and waste of a roster spot.

    If I told you the Bucs were going to sign a 32 year old RB that had surgeries on both knees and missed 50% of his games the last 3 years and his name was not ADRIAN PETERSON, would you still want him.??

  6. zwak Says:

    I’m with Brandon..

  7. tmaxcon Says:


    YES they would want the injury prone player. I can answer that easily. Look at all the idiots that want Martin back. He plays 50% of his snaps and does not score. Blount nearly matched loser Martin career total in TDs last year alone yet some of the fans here act like Martin is a good back with trade value so yes to answer your question people love them a 50/50 back in these parts. no fan base Falls in love with mediocre injury prone players more than buc fan.

  8. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    @reginald gray
    When you put it that way I would say no. But as soon as you say it’s Adrian peterson then heck yes. He has something to prove. If we get 1 good year outta him while we break in a rookie it’s worth it!

  9. Tom Edrington Says:

    I chuckle at the guys here who think AP will play for peanuts.

  10. ZZBucs!!! Says:

    DRaft mccaffrey on R1, and bring AD for 1 year……Let Doug go…….bring WR Chris Godwin on R2…… If That offense can keep healthy could be scary….

  11. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    LT was pretty productive when he went to the jets and he must have been close or into his 30s

  12. Getaclue Says:

    How about googling rbs after acl surgery, same thing but Peterson is a different breed

  13. adambomb418 Says:

    What exactly did MJD say? There are no quotes! Come on Joe!



    LT gained
    914 yards in 2010 with the Jets — 31 YEARS OLD
    280 yards in 2011 with the Jets — 32 YEARS OLD

    under 1,000 yards… FATHER TIME IS UNDEFEATED.

  15. Canadianbucsfan Says:

    @reginald gray
    Thank you. I just looked it up aswell. He did have over 1200 total yards from scrimmage as well as 4.2 yards per carry in 2010 and 2011 he had over 700 total yards and 3.7 yards per carry average. This was in a split role aswell. I think Peterson is a different breed and has a really good season left. I still want the bucs to draft a RB aswell



    I know I went to public school, but since when does 914 + 280 = < 1,000?

    I digress, sign him for a year. He can't be worse then Doug was last year. Cut Doug but also draft a RB in the first four rounds. I trust Jason licht will do what he does in the draft and do a good job. Go bucs

  17. Troy Says:

    Curtis Martin comes to mind. He rushed for 1,697 yds at 31 yrs old…..Played in a full 9 games the following year and gained over 700 yds. That was over 10 years ago and medicine has vastly improved since then. I don’t think it’s always father time….It’s GM’s thinking about their employment beyond the year and decommitting from the players. Corey Dillon averaged over 4 yds per carry at 32 with the Patriots, an improvement from when he was a year younger (3.5), a significant increase. Adrian Peterson at 32….Totally worth the gamble for a year!!

  18. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Ohhhhhh Tom, u underestimate the power of JW3… Then again peanuts probably not, maybe cashews pffff If the franchise says nah… We’re still drafting a RB at some point, AP or not! Lots of RB’s this year as u kno! Go BUCS baby, this team is gonna b ballin!!!!!!

  19. libucfan Says:

    Sign AP for two years….draft Mixon in the 3rd-4th round and turn over the rock to him in 2018.

  20. Jamsalot Says:

    He won’t play for less than 8 mil a year. They have the cap room to spare. Gamble on him for one season. They can use Martin as trade bait or keep him to spell Peterson.

  21. FutureBucsGM Says:

    Don’t sign AP unless your picking up his heir apparent in the draft in Samaje Perine.

  22. FutureBucsGM Says:

    I hope Licht can sucker someone into giving him 2 2nd rounders for his 1st rounder so we can snag Budda, Leggett and Tabor.