“I Think Our Guys Say, Hey, This Is Possible.”

April 10th, 2017


You won’t find winning Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter backing away from Super Bowl talk.

Koetter may speak softly, but he, well, you know the rest.

Yes, Koetter went there at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix two weeks ago.

Koetter talked to Joe and a small media gathering about how the young Bucs on the roster possess zero hint of a losing mentality and the whole team gleaned confidence from their NFC South experience.

“For the veteran guys, the Gerald McCoys, the Lavonte Davids, who have been there for a while and haven’t won, you can see the excitement on their face,” Koetter said. “For the young guys, they haven’t been through a bunch of last-place finishes. They’re not expecting that. So we’ve got a good mix right now and we’ve got good leadership from our team. The fact that the last two Super Bowl teams have come out of our division; guys we know very well are going to the Super Bowl, I think our guys say, ‘Hey, this is possible, because we beat those teams. We beat those teams and watched them make it to the Super Bowl.’

“Expectations are a good thing. Because if you don’t have them, you’re not going to be around very long as a player or a coach.”

Man, you gotta love candid Koetter. So refreshing.

Joe often has written about how the rancid stench and infection of losing has been a factor for Bucs veterans. We all remember what happened after the very first play of 2015.

That kind of crap won’t be seen this season under the firm leadership of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, and the new breed of Bucs, which broke its five-year lease on the NFC South basement.

26 Responses to ““I Think Our Guys Say, Hey, This Is Possible.””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    the expectations this year are playoffs!!!…..with or without HARD KNOCKS!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  2. tdtb2015 Says:

    Wow! That first game in 2015 was devastating. Expecting our Bucs to be TENNESSEE READY and watching Mariotta take our defense to school. Then to here David talk that way blew my top. Ever since then David’s character is a BIG Question mark. Good thing there is great attitude around him to keep him in check. But 2015 got us to KOETTER and LICHT and new beginnings!

    Is a beautiful thing when you see the perfection in the domino effect of life.


    History gods are sharpening their pencils because their is a new sheriff in town.

    Expect different! No more old Bucs!

    Go Bucs!!!

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Unfortunately, I think I know the direction this post is going to go.

  4. Kevinthepainterimagine Says:

    Best coach in the history of the franchise when its all said and done

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    Am I the only one who would like to hear more from Mike Smith about the draft and future prospects?

  6. The Buc Realist Says:


    The only thing that was shocking, was that anyone was surprised!!!! And of course LVD54 was deflated!!! The incompetent one took over the defense and made it worse (even against a historic soft schedule)!!!! He was frustrated running a scheme that no longer worked!!!!! And it took part of last year to coach the lovie out of them!!!!!

    Now in 2017 the schemes are coming together as the offense in the 3rd year and the defense in its second year, should look even more cohesive this year!!!!!!

    But to make a deep run, everyone has to be on board!!! and it starts at the top!!!! Where winning is #1 objective!!!!! Not expanding the brand and being nationally recognized!!!!!! You know what really does that as a by-product????? being 10-2 and having your games flexed to prime time!!!!!!

    #1 Objective!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    Again, I’ll continue to remain…cautiously optimistic. Everybody is 16-0 right now and talkin smack. We..got this and We..got that. 9-7 went beyond some expectations. Now its gotta be even better. No excuses. Just win. I’ll cheer..with a beer..only after..the final results are in..For the Year!!

  8. NFLNut Says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Bucs bring in a SB winning player on both sides of the ball … someone who can teach the other Bucs about winning … a guy like LaGarrette Blount

  9. unbelievable Says:

    @mike Johnson

    Actually, every team is 0-0 right now 😜

    I’ve had some questions about LVDs attitude and work ethic as well since that game. Last season it seemed like he turned it around mid way through, so let’s hope he’s ready to go all in this season with the rest of the young roster.

    Go Bucs!


  10. R.O. Says:

    Key point….. 2 WEEKS AGO.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    LOL Hawaiian.

    I too had “coach the Lovie out of them” and “no more soft serve” in my head prior to even reading the comments. so I guess tmaxipad should be along any minute now that Realist has supplied his obligatory soundbite.

  12. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “I’ve had some questions about LVDs attitude and work ethic as well since that game”


    I’m always confused about why fans believe things like this. Unless you are in the building and witness him loafing, how can you question his work ethic? Are you seeing something on film that he’s not hustling? Are you seeing him out partying every night? As for his attitude, do you know him? What are you basing this off of? Perhaps you could say you worry about his fortitude, but his attitude and work ethic? I just don’t see it. We don’t know these guys. We don’t really know who works hard and who doesn’t. We don’t know who is a pain in the arse to deal with. I don’t understand why so many pretend they do. Everyone thought Freeman had great work ethic. How did that work out?

  13. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I’ll BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    “Everyone thought Freeman had great work ethic. How did that work out?”

    That is because mark dominik would tell anyone that would listen that Jfro-6pak was first in and last out!!! But Joe tells me that Bruce Allen is the “liar”??? Check your sources Joe!!! Ask Doug Williams who the liar is!!!!!!!!!

    years ago, my Sister-in-law had a baby at St Joseph’s Women’s hospital tampa, and from the second and third floor you can stare at the players parking lot!!! Parking lots full and this sports car comes zooming in!!! Out jumps freeman and sprints for the door!! time 9:45!!!!! that loser was late again!!!!!

  15. Lord Cornelius Says:

    So just was watching film on Njoku/Engram/and some others.

    I’m coming around on Njoku. He lined up in-line way more than I would have thought and seems to be a much more capable blocker than Cam Brate; although he still has work to do in technique. He’s very willing in his blocks though and seeks out contact. We could definitely line him up in-line and still use Brate in 2 TE sets. I can live with him at 19 now.

    Engram on the other hand is basically a big WR as he’s a terrible blocker. Didn’t even seem to try on most plays or was terribly out of position. He is faster than Njoku but doesn’t have the same big frame for boxing out. Still will be a weapon in the NFL but if we can get a TE that has that same type of athleticism in a bigger / more capable blocking type body then I want that all day.

    Adam Shaheen’s tape is hilarious. He looks like he’s playing with 13 year olds

  16. tdtb2015 Says:

    @ Realist

    Well, I was one who wanted Lovie one more year to see if it would turn around our team. Obviously, I did know enough to know the wreck that was taking place. I was hoping it was fixable with Lovie. But now I see the whole picture and the disaster Lovie was to continue creating unless the firing took place. I do understand Lovie was the big problem.

    But we are in new grounds now and all is coming together again.

    I understand your point with everybody being on the same page. I think Koetter and Winston are more discipline and driven to accomplish their task at hand. Winston’s leadership should keep the team working as one.

    The team needs to be diligent about their progress and execution to take advantage of having Smitty available these next two years. If all continues in the direction is going, Smitty should be exiting the organization with a Super Bowl ring.

    Go Bucs!!!

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “years ago, my Sister-in-law had a baby at St Joseph’s Women’s hospital tampa, and from the second and third floor you can stare at the players parking lot!!! Parking lots full and this sports car comes zooming in!!! Out jumps freeman and sprints for the door!! time 9:45!!!!! that loser was late again!!!!!”


    Geez, you must have amazing eye sight to be able to recognize Freeman from that far away! That being said, I had a similar incident with Freeman. I was at One Buc checking out the museum, then we started walking to take a picture by the sign on MLK. Next thing you know a car zooms past us with Freeman driving. He parked at the “Expectant Mother” parking lot, then ran through the museum. This was the day after playing like crap against Atlanta. I knew there was something wrong from that point.

  18. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    …………man……all this stories of Freeman

    I really feel bad for the guy……he had it all

    …and then threw it all away

  19. tdtb2015 Says:

    “I knew there was something wrong from that point.”

    Yeah, I happened to be there too that day. What was wrong…. was the room temperature. It was 70 degrees. When I notice, this I quickly exited the building while making sure to have my toes in every line I crossed.

    The nightmare still hunts me. lol

  20. destinjohnny Says:

    To be ELITE not just good> We need a better left and right tackle.
    you need a 10 sack DE
    We need a franchise rb and another corner and safety and TE and more deptth at LB

  21. Eric Says:


    Don’t even think of things like this.

    I’d love to slip into a wild card. Or, one of those horrible seasons where we win the division like everyone around here HATES.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    The slant passes were killing me though…

    Oh wait that was Lovie.

    Ya know that shyte will forever be burned into my brain. As a Bucs fan I grew to love a good defense. That was painful and still kind of is.

  23. tmaxcon Says:

    you either win it all or you are the first failure, simple as that. i am glad we have a coach who has much higher standards than the fan base and previous regimes. McKay, Gruden and Koetter are the only coaches in tampa bay history with a winning attitude the rest were soft, play / coach scared, and were more worried about BS than talent. The future is bricht with licht and koetter calling the shots. let’s just hope the glazer clowns stay out of the way. The new bucs are exciting. I am not sold the holdovers can be saved but time will tell.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh yeah and EF Josh Freeman too.

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “Oh yeah and EF Josh Freeman too.”


    Freeman broke your heart, lol. I remember when you were bragging about bringing a sign of support to ol’ Josh!!!

  26. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Sharpen those pencils!