No Hard Knocks Glow From Dirk Koetter

August 8th, 2017

Winning head coach Dirk Koetter was asked today if he already watched the Buccaneers’ debut episode on Hard Knocks, which rolls out tonight at 10 p.m. on HBO.

Yes, Koetter watched it. And, well, Joe is a two-plus-year student of Koetter’s body language and it sure seemed like Koetter wasn’t exactly thrilled with the show.

See for yourself here on There was no glowing endorsement. Koetter also made it clear he didn’t want more Hard Knocks questions at his training camp news conferences.

Joe could share all kinds of interesting theories as to why Koetter wasn’t playing Hard Knocks cheerleader. Joe would enjoy getting intelligently creative with that, but really, there is no point. It could be as simple as Koetter hoping his parents don’t hear an F-bomb. What appears on the show tonight is a mystery that will be solved in a matter of hours.

Perhaps Joe will speculate on what Koetter did or didn’t like after the show.

And come back tonight and in the early morning. Joe will have plenty to share from Hard Knocks.

16 Responses to “No Hard Knocks Glow From Dirk Koetter”

  1. JWilson1016 Says:

    Joe you are really outdoing yourself lately!! Post Hard Knocks coverage? Thanks for all you do for us fans. It was nice to hear You, Commish, and Stick Carriers get a shout out from Peter Shraeger!!

  2. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Joe do you think you could just be reading between the lines or that there is something of concern? Also if dirk didn’t like something doesn’t he have a say on what is put on the show?

  3. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Also I agree w jwilson. Youguys are the best and we appreciate the hard work you guys put in

  4. NewTampaChris Says:

    Of course the producers will look for conflict and negativity. How boring would it be if everyone is happy and smiling? Even I might want to kill myself if I had to stare at Gerald McCoy’s cheesey smile for an hour.

  5. Elivs in STL Says:

    After viewing the clip of Jameis watching roaches “give birth,” I have a sneaking suspicion not everyone will be cast in the best light possible.

  6. BucswinBucswin Says:

    An article based on one statement. A bit of an over reaction Joe.

  7. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    It’s garbage !

  8. StickCarrier3 Says:

    I think it’s awesome that he doesn’t want to talk about the show… It shows where his heads at and what he’s focused on.

  9. Alaskan abdominal snowman Says:

    I would assume that when the Bucs accepted doing hard knocks there was some kind of agreement that they will help boost the national public image of Jaboo. As fans we know how great Jameis is but most media outlets still pedal the same negative BS from years ago.

  10. Joe Says:

    An article based on one statement.

    Been the backbone of since 2008. Climb aboard.

  11. kh Says:

    From Koetters perspective I bet its like replaying a voicemail you just left, you never like the way you sound.

  12. Mikadeemas Says:

    Get tired of all the JBF keyboard critics. Get your own dann blog. Go JBF AND GO BUCS!!

  13. Capt. Blighe Says:

    NFL Network had clip that played up how poor Jameis was growing up.
    Jameis gave it to them but I think they made him look bad. We will see in the full episode.

  14. Lamarcus Says:

    Because Keotter is a straight up G. he ain’t into all that.

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Joe Says:
    August 8th, 2017 at 6:58 pm
    An article based on one statement.

    Been the backbone of since 2008. Climb aboard.

    No one turns a 20 minute interview into 6 (or was it 8?) podcasts like the Joes! And I do mean that as a compliment…

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    That’s because no head coach in their right mind wants this kind of distraction. But….the NFL keeps on whoring these non-playoff teams out to HBO whether they like it or not.

    Anymore, corporate NFL has very little to do with actual football, and everything to do with a drama filled soap opera. I am personally sick to death of the non-football related bullsh!t involved in the sport now. I feel terrible for what my son’s are going to be growing up with as far as “professional” football is concerned.