“About 19 Seconds” Of Nonsense

August 8th, 2017

Blame Dirk Koetter

There’s a reason Joe didn’t sprint to his laptop yesterday afternoon to type up the official Tampa Bay depth chart for the Bucs-Bengals preseason opener on Friday.

The first preseason depth chart is about as worthless as a membership card to the Mike Glennon Mob, even if some fans and media read it like it’s the bible.

Joe asked winning head coach Dirk Koetter about it today. Here’s the exchange:

JoeBucsFan.com: On the preseason game depth chart that came out yesterday. Is there anything worth reading into that at all?

Dirk Koetter: Yeah, I think it’s worth reading into it that I spent about 19 seconds worth of time [on it]. You know, Trying to fit 90 guys … Get it right now. Get your cameras on it. I screwed up. And I put Jeremy McNichols ahead of Peyton Barber. That was an accident. I told Peyton about that in stretch today and he laughed. ‘So when they ask you, tell them it was my fault. Don’t start crying or anything.’ It’s preseason. It will all work itself out.

So there you go. Don’t worry about early depth charts. However, speaking of Barber, Koetter had a lot of strength in his voice and tone when talking about Barber the player and the running back depth. Koetter really emphasized he like what Barber and the rookie McNichols are bringing to the table.

16 Responses to ““About 19 Seconds” Of Nonsense”

  1. Mojiska Says:

    Long term that could be a solid 1-2 combo with a sprinkle of sims.

  2. Pa Privateer Says:

    Now there is something I haven’t thought about. What would a Future, Rodgers-McNichols-Barber be able to accomplish?

    I am not saying get rid of Martin and Sims. I am just saying that building depth and looking to the future can be intersting.

  3. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Uh oh….trolling the Doug Martin Mob!

  4. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    But yet Bonzai swears Barber will be the odd man out. We’ll see about that.

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That’s right, Nole. Unless you expect them to keep 5 running backs, he will be.

    Doug Martin, Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims, Jeremy McNichols

    Who exactly will he replace?

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Dirk Koetter to Peyton Barber: “‘So when they ask you, tell them it was my fault. Don’t start crying or anything.’” That has to be one of the funniest lines Coach has delivered in his 2 yrs here. Dirk is starting to remind me of John McKay whose interviews were always hilarious. One of his all-time best: “Emotion is highly overrated in football. My wife Corky is emotional as hell but can’t play football worth a damn.” Got a hunch he caught it when he got home that night.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    And Bonzai, Charles Sims is great at catching the ball out of the backfield IMO (75% last yr), but so are Martin (88%), Rodgers (81%), McNichols (???) AND Barber (83%). And those 4 can run between the tackles, and are supposed to be decent at pass blocking. Sims contract is up this year, and McNichols has a very similar skillset. When I do the math still looks like Sims is odd man out … not because he’s not good, but because the other 4 are better. Of course, poor performance or injuries could change all that in a heartbeat.

  8. Piratic Says:

    Barber is gonna score a CLUTCH TD for us this year!

    His power will make all of the difference in short yardage situations.

    Go Bucs!!!

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    Joe – has anyone asked Dirk about last season, going from the skybox to the sidelines, if that had a part to with his awful play calling compared to 2015? Did he not see the field as well, was he overloaded with coaching duties?, what was it and how did he address it?

    I like Dirk more and more – I just hope he’s worked on his play calling this offseason and isn’t so conservative like he was last year.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    All 4 backs will be on the final 53 and once Doug Martin comes back from suspension they will have to make a decision as to who gets cut if injury hasn’t already made the decision for them.

    That is not likely to be an easy decision at the start of week 4 if all are healthy and playing reasonably well.

    Barber and McNichols are the only ones eligible for the practice squad.

  11. bucs_365 Says:

    If they like Barber and McNichols so much, and Rodgers is there, and Dougie isn’t going anywhere (despite Joe’s efforts), then it looks like Sims is expendable.

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    I guarantee you Koetter likes Sims playmaking ability. Health issues have been Sims biggest draw back. When he’s healthy – he’s a weapon as a receiver – make no mistake of that. Might only get 5-8 touches a game as part of a “committee” but one of them is likely to be a big play.

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    It wasn’t a mistake. I don’t buy it. You don’t just put somebody’s name on to the bottom of the depth chart without even realizing it. Nice try Coach

  14. DB55 Says:

    membership card to the Mike Glennon Mob
    I’ll come see you week 2 and we can discuss

  15. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    Barber can replace Sims. Outside a few plays what has Sims done? Barber is still relatively untested. Deserves a fair shot.

  16. Iceman Says:

    Outside of Martin there is a guy who couldn’t get on a team until midseason, a guy who primarily catches, and two pipe dreams. Anyone who thinks we don’t need another rb, via draft, is an idiot. Free agency doesn’t look like a rb market.