Ultimate Challenge For Dirk Koetter

March 20th, 2017

Dan Quinn talks coaching

The guy who coached the NFC representative in last month’s Super Bowl — and then choked away a victory! — has been talking Buccaneers football.

ESPN scribe Vaughan McClure, perhaps best known for trashing Gerald McCoy’s work ethic via anonymous sources, caught up with Falcons head coach Dan Quinn recently and got feedback on the Bucs’ adding crazy-explosive receiver DeSean Jackson.

Quinn shared his admiration of Jackson’s complete game and then sort of placed pressure at the feet of Dirk Koetter.

“I haven’t gone there yet,” Quinn said. “The way that they feature different guys with different tools, that, to me, is where the coaching comes about. When a guy has unique stuff with size or speed or strength or how do you position the players, well, clearly Mike and DeSean are guys people know how to feature because of their unique talents. They’re different, but both are really significant weapons. Yeah, it will be a battle that we look forward to.”

Amidst the euphoria surrounding the Jackson signing and his eventual pairing with Mike Evans, the challenge facing Koetter was a bit overlooked.

Koetter is getting paid big bucks to get the most out of these two incredible talents. They should give defensive coordinators nightmares, but it’s still on Koetter to have just the right touch. Sure, Koetter is drooling himself to sleep at night, but it’s not as easy as just telling America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, to throw to the guy who draws single coverage.

Bucs fans remember too well that Chucky openly stated he couldn’t figure out how to play dangerous receivers Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant simultaneously back in 2008.

Joe is confident Koetter will get the job done.

21 Responses to “Ultimate Challenge For Dirk Koetter”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Pretty sure he’s got a crazy blueprint in his head for how long he’s been asking for speed on offense going back to the end of the season

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Add a talented RB like Cook or McCaffrey to the mix, a young talented receiver like Zay Jones or Josh Reynolds in the 2nd-3rd round and a more athletic TE – THEN Koetter/Winston will have some proper tools to work with and the playbook will open up immensely.

    IF the Oline can do its job well this year that is – which will probably determine how good this offense can really be in 2017 regardless of how many “weapons” we acquire. We’ll see…

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    I too have tons of confidence in Koetter’s ability to capitalize on each player’s unique strengths through his play-calling. And I’ve got tons of confidence in Jameis’ ability to execute those plays. Just wish that I had the same confidence in our OLine. If their performance this season isn’t any better than last season’s performance it won’t matter what plays are called. The beasts in the trenches have to be able to run block and pass protect for the plays to work.

  4. James Walker Says:

    I was with him until he said “…we are looking forward too”. No, you are NOT.

  5. uckinator Says:

    Don’t forget the defensive line. You have to make it very uncomfortible for the other quarterback after 3 seconds.

  6. uckinator Says:

    Don’t forget the defensive line. You have to make it very uncomfortable for the other quarterback after 3 seconds.

  7. uckinator Says:

    oops !

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    he couldn’t figure out how to play dangerous receivers Joey Galloway and Antonio Bryant simultaneously

    Guess Joe never figured out the real story when after the season, Joey Galloway revealed that he had a broken bone in his foot and could not make cuts and was being used a a decoy as he could be ready to go at any moment, when really he should have been on IR!!!!

    He announced it on his own radio show on 620 Joe!!! But lets not look up the facts!!!!

  9. Supersam Says:

    If I was Dirk, I would be taking Andy Reid to lunch everyday picking his brain on how best to use Desean Jackson. BOOM.

  10. tdtb2015 Says:

    We are about to unveil Koetter 2.0. Get those cannons ready.

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    Coach Koetter had Jones and White during his watch- didnt he?
    He will be able to put all the pieces in Play

    Gruden didnt have Winston. He changes much.
    – liked your picks, agreed with your comments! Except “More Atheletic TE”
    Brate is extremely atheletic. He can strech the field like few other TEs can.
    We need another TE to play with him, in Koetter/Winstons favored 2 TE set.
    We need a guy who is a little less athlete, and a little more blocker.brate can stretch the field from 10 and beyond. We need a guy who can throw a block, and do the 5-10 yard underneath stuff..

    Love Zay Jones and Josh Reynolds. Hope we get one of them in this draft.

    I have Faith in the O-line to be even better than last year. Continuity is critical to O-lines. We should be starting at least 3, possibly 4 of the same guys. That really helps a line to play as a unit. Hopefully Sweezy can move in at Left guard- and that will be another young player that can hold his spot for years. If Pamphile can win Rt or Center- even better

  12. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    If chucky was still head coach then i’d be worried. Captn Koetter will have no problems getting his top 2 receivers the ball even while both are on the field at the same time.

  13. KingBuc17 Says:

    Dirk will know how to involve the speed he has been begging for since arriving in Tampa. Look at what Julio did for him in Atlanta. I think we compare favorably, but only slightly to ATL in WR’s… we need a power running back, WR3, DE, SS, TE in the draft and then BPA. Also, I like the idea of holding on to Drug Martin until week three, let him prove he is getting his life back in order and have him sign a league minimum revised contract to compete as a backup or use as trade bait then or cut loose. No need to rush the decision.

    I would trade back in the draft: OL is extremely week in this draft. If no one takes the two projected 1st rd OL by 19 trade back with Seattle, Texans, Chiefs or Falcons and pick up at least two new picks, more like three.

    2nda Obi M. SS
    Day 1 starter, a little raw and will strugle in beggining but sign McDougal to 1 year prove it deal for insurance
    2ndb D. Foreman RB Day 1 starter, D. Martin needs competition and will have to sign league min. revised contract to stay in Pewter. Foreman will carry the load first three games with JQuizz and Barber change of pace and

    3rda C. Henderson WR3 Day 1 backup to DJax
    3rdb B. Hodges TE2, will be All Pro in Year three of his rookie contract, plus a beast. Brate went down in NO and really hurt us.
    4th Josh Reynolds WR4, this guy is begging to play here.
    5tha C. Lawson or C. Phillips DE which ever is available
    5thb R. Douglas CB Tall and great insticts (8 picks) a little slow
    6th Toms C, this guys will replace Hawley or Smith next Year
    7th S. Williams RB, fast scat back to replace Simms next year

    KingBuc17 @ Dubai

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    Capt Tim says:
    “Brate is extremely atheletic. He can strech the field like few other TEs can”

    I like Brate. Glad we found him, gave him a chance to shine and developed him well. He’s one hell of a success story for a UDFA. BUT – he was undrafted for a reason. If Cam Brate was “extremely athletic” he would have been drafted on day 1 or 2. 8 TDs last year was very impressive – Cam is good at finding his spot and catching the ball – he has developed a great chemistry with Winston.
    But let’s not confuse Brate with a Travis Kelse, Gronk, Greg Olson or even Jimmy Graham type talent….

  15. Tampa Tony Says:

    I wonder how coordinators are gonna defend this offense. Do you double one receiver zone up the other and make Jameis go thru his reads and find the open guy. Especially since he has the habit of forcing the ball to receivers who are clearly covered.

    I think coordinators are gonna make Jameis prove that he’s accurate and can spread the ball around. If he shows that you’ll see a lot of off coverages and safeties playing deep

  16. Capt.Tim Says:

    Brates scouting report stated he was a very good Athlete.
    The reason he went undrafted, was that they had his weight between 225-235.
    Not going to excel as an in- line blocker.
    Brate suffered thru some of same problems as Mike Evans last year. They were the only recieving Targets for Jameis.
    Jackson will free up Brate, to run the deep routes. .

    I wouldnt lie to you

  17. Ghostofschiano Says:

    The thought of our O-line with Sweezy,
    Makes me a bit queasy,
    Like George Jefferson yelling for weezy,
    The solution is easy,
    Mangold for a pittance, just jeezey

  18. Bucballbaby84 Says:

    We’ve all seen this offensive line 100 times worse. I’m happy with the o line and I’d be even happier if pamphile comes to camp ready to kick Dotson’s butt in competition and take his job! No doubt talent wise this is the best passing offense we have ever had. I’m a buc fan from western New York and I love what we got going on with this team. Ppl can say what they want about licht but I have complete faith in him and his plan for this team. Continuity is key and if everyone can stay healthy there is no reason we can’t own this division again! Defensive line is going to be very disruptive again like it hasn’t been since sapp days. Buc ball baby!!!

  19. GhostofTedford Says:

    In Licht we all do trust,

    This year playoffs or bust,

    I admit for Miko I do lust,

    training camp will shake off the rust,

    Pre-season a preview is a must,

    our lone Lombardi trophy is collecting dust,

    in 2017 we will be top of the crust.

  20. NFLNut Says:

    Jameis is 3-1 against Matt Ryan …

  21. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Coach Koetter did a great job with sub-par offensive weapons last year (Excluding ME13 and Cam Brate) so I’m confident he’ll get the job done.