Koetter Sees It Too

June 13th, 2017

Might be quicker.

Joe understands readers like to browse Joe’s practice notes, and the feedback is great. Glad folks enjoy them.

Today, you may have read where Joe wrote , that Bucs running back Doug Martin just seems quicker, though it may be a figment of Joe’s imagination

Apparently, Joe isn’t the only one who noticed. Seems Martin’s (new?) running style has caught winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter’s eye, so Koetter explained after underwear football practice.

“Well, again, it’s hard for a running back to not look good when you’re going in shorts and nobody’s playing blocks, nobody’s on the ground,” Koetter qualified his statement. “But Doug, he’s definitely in fantastic shape. He does look quick.

“As we’ve said all along, the main thing with Doug is him being healthy and having his issues behind him. Running backs, linemen on both sides of the ball, their time to shine is coming in training camp. … That’s when those guys will really show how they’re doing.”

So when the Bucs put on the pads and can hit like in real football, we shall see if Martin is deceiving both Joe’s eyes as well as Koetter’s.

Joe tends to believe Koetter because he has tape of every underwear football practice. Joe does not.

23 Responses to “Koetter Sees It Too”

  1. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Cue “The Martin Mob”.

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Sounds like Doug’s highly motivated to turn this whole situation around. Granted Joe, we won’t know anything definitively until Game 4 at the earliest, but Martin being in better shape, looking quicker, etc is all good stuff. Boggles my mind how anyone could not root for him to succeed. If Doug succeeds, the Bucs gain, and in a big way. Seems like that’s kinda a good thing.

    And tmaxcon, same thing goes with GMC. And yes for whoever out kicker ends up being. We need all-hands-on-deck this season to make the playoffs.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Defense rules

    The bucs need talented and driven proven winners to contend consistently not talented unreliable career losers like gmc Martin and dotson. They simply do not know how to win that has been proved beyond a shadow of doubt

  4. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Well said Defense Rules..

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TMax is so predictable…lol.

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Let’s go Doug! Former Glennon mob, present Sims mob, Martin mob and Bucs mob.

  7. No_Bucs_Given Says:

    Joe starting to step away from his comments in the last 2-3 weeks about Martins demise with the team.

  8. SB Says:

    Joe tends to believe Koetter because he has tape of every underwear football practice. Joe does not.,….
    Never would have guessed that one.

  9. Brett Says:

    Martin is still the best short term option (if the Bucs are convinced he is clean) until someone proves him otherwise.

    2018 is another story.

  10. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Joe have you change your mind yet about Martin????

    He will run 132 yards in the Super Bowl for us just like Pittman.

    Go Bucs!!!

  11. Steven007 Says:

    In case Maxi missed it on the other thread…


    “Hot” Ayers has, in one MORE season than GMC, 10 fewer sacks…from the DE position. That’s an average of 4 sacks per season. Wow. Shiver me timbers, that’s one hostile DE! Pfft, whatever. More hot air from the local troll. GMC from the DT position has averaged 6 sacks per season. Listen, I like Ayers just fine. But he has his own health issues like many players. Perhaps he’s ice cream of a different flavor. Or more likely referring to an NFL player as the ice cream man is simply ludicrous and what a troll does. Yep, that must be it. Can’t hijack facts Trollmax, leader of the loser posters culture.

  12. Steven007 Says:

    Back to the OP, what Defense said in comment#2.

  13. Atlbuc28 Says:

    Tmax… Not sure if it was ur sister, mom or maybe you that 93 broke it off in… Dude its getting stale .. You actually used to post some good stuff.. now your .. broken heart deal.. just has grown old… peace..

  14. Atlbuc28 Says:

    Steven007… Awesome idea!

  15. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:

    Well said, Defense Rules and Steven007.

  16. Joe Says:

    Joe have you change your mind yet about Martin????


  17. Atlbuc28 Says:

    Martin has to prove every day that he’s the best choice..the rest of his life… as long as he does that, hes good. That’s a big load to put on ones shoulders… He only has himself to blame for that… Good luck Muscle Hamster… life just got real!

  18. Mike Hohnson Says:

    Hmmnnn, I’ve said repeatedly Martin is going to..beast out this season. Despite many of you who wanted to..throw him under the bus.

  19. tnew Says:

    this isn’t rocket science and this is why you don’t restructure him unless he’s willing to sign a one year prove it deal here without testing the market (very doubtful) Martin is motivated by money. Many players/people are. Its very human. Once he feels security, his edge is gone. He has an edge now, because he knows that if he slips, he’s cut and there is zero chance of seeing this great of a contract again. But he also knows this is the ultimate contract year. The bucs are getting the best that he can deliver.

    I agree, he will be a stud.

    Now the other side of the coin. I’ve seen no evidence of the Joe’s position changing, which is smart, pragmatic stance. I disagree with it but I’m coming from a hopeful stance. If he starts balling when the pads go on, lights up preseason games early, the tone will most likely change. Anyone of the running backs go down before week 4 and the tone will most likely change. But there are things, these guys here that doesn’t reach the public forum. Duemig was on the inside of this and let hints slip several times regarding his recreational drug abuse. He heard things we didn’t and he couldn’t totally let them fly. Pragmatism isn’t always all bad, but neither is hope.

  20. BoJim Says:

    Buccfan37 Says:
    June 13th, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    Let’s go Doug! Former Glennon mob, present Sims mob, Martin mob and Bucs mob.

    And of course your own imaginary mob that you lead proudly.

  21. Cash Says:

    ^ I completely disagree with regards to Duemig being an insider who knows things regarding recreational drug use with regards to Doug Martin. Im much more of an insider than him because I know the man personally and I unequivically state the nonsense being alledged is untrue. Many athletes become addicted to drugs and the same teams that condemn them when it becomes a problem prescribes them to help them suit up and play hurt. There is a reason his team has not condemned him and it’s simply because they know their hands are not 100% clean and this could happen to anyone. Let one of you get in what amounts to a car accident every Sunday and have someone offering you medication so you can keep going and I guarantee some of you will take it too. That is NOT the same as some guy selling out his team because he has a desire to go get high. That is a guy sacrificing his personal health for the good of his team.

  22. PRBucFan Says:

    As if there wasn’t a way for the Bucs to know if he was clean or not lol…

    Cause that method doesn’t exist right?

  23. mrcajones Says:

    @tampax…….f**k off