Koetter The Student

August 4th, 2017

Still learning.

Cool nugget yesterday from winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter.

Koetter reminisced about the previous day, Wednesday, when the greatest coach in Bucs history, Chucky, was in the house and spent the entire day with the Bucs from having a 90-minute sitdown with Koetter to watching practice, to the press conference announcing his fall induction into the Ring of Honor to his passionate speech to the team.

Koetter seemed thoroughly enjoyed having Chucky around.

Apparently, the Bucs still have an old playbook from Chucky’s days and Koetter said he dusted it off and went through it with Chucky and talked ball. And yes, Koetter admitted, he uses some of Chucky’s old plays.

“Oh, of course,” Koetter said. “There’s a lot of them in there. Different terminology. He doesn’t understand our terminology and I don’t understand his, but I’m good at seeing those pictures and knowing what they mean.”

What a quizzical mind Koetter has. Joe remembers Koetter talking about the time he went to the Pro Day of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, in Tallahassee. Koetter talked about sitting in a room with Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher where Jameis was being quizzed. Koetter said he picked up Fisher’s playbook and was thumbing through it and said to himself that, dang, Fisher had a more complex playbook than he did.

But you know what, a coach who thinks he knows it all wouldn’t be sifting through other coaches’ playbooks. He wouldn’t use other coaches’ plays. Koetter sure comes across as a guy who is constantly trying to learn, trying to add ammo to his arsenal, looking for new ways to try to get over on a defense.

Joe thinks that is cool as hell.

8 Responses to “Koetter The Student”

  1. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    Camp sure looks like it’s off to a successful start…fingers crossed here to avoid any injury crap…

  2. Buc50 Says:

    Very humble of Koetter. No doubt that Gruden had some great plays.

  3. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    Koetter always trying to learn … Jameis always trying to learn … Kwon always trying to learn …

    Someone get me some shades, the future’s looking pretty bright.

  4. Jarod Lauderdale Says:

    I have to admit , even tho we have not won anything yet coach k is quickly becoming one of my favorite ! Go bucs

  5. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Koetter is simply practicing what he preaches to his players.
    Everyday is an opportunity to get a little bit better. DK will use every resource at his disposal to achieve his goals.

    Again…wife and I describe these kind of folks as “getting it.” and “being comfortable in their own skin”.

    DK KNOWS how good he is…he is FOCUSED!!!

    “What I must do, is all that concerns me, not what the people think.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

  6. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Everybody including Licht is willing to learn and get better.

    Fluidity takes you to where you want to go in “LICHT ” speed!

    Bucs fans enjoy every second.

    The difference between 2002 and now is:



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

    We have the Right Guys in the building, Gentlemen (and Ladies).

    Everyone in this organization (on the field, the sidelines, and in the front office) are driven and fully committed to Success and also open-minded enough to continue learning and growing and getting better at their craft.

    We are truly set up for Success, Buc Fans.

    This team will be a Dynasty.

    I say we’ll win 5 Superbowls in the next decade.

    Jameis is a future HOF’er…

    GMC is a future HOF’er…

    OJ is a future HOF’er…

    Mike Evans is a future HOF’er…

    Kwon is a future HOF’er…

    And who knows how many more on this team will be in the HOF. Maybe a handful of guys…

  8. GoBucYourself Says:

    One of the things Dirk keeps in his office is a framed scrap of paper.
    It’s a pencil drawing, Xs and Os, of the first play he ever diagrammed. He drew it when he was six years old. Offensive football runs through his veins.