“I Thought Our Effort And Our Tempo Was 100 Times Better”

August 24th, 2017

Happy camp finale

How bad was the effort and tempo of practices leading up to today’s training camp finale?

Well, in addition to Dirk Koetter shaming his team publicly after each one, he put a mathematical value on it today. Thankfully, Koetter liked what he saw and was full of love after practice.

“I thought our effort and our tempo was 100 times better,” Koetter said of today’s work, while speaking on WDAE-AM 620.


Joe was a little worried by the broken-record takes from Koetter that practices were sluggish or performed with questionable effort.

The Bucs ended on a high note, per Koetter, and that’s all a coach can ask for.

Now the Bucs need to look like a team ready to win at least 10 games against the Browns on Saturday night. There should be no excuse not to put physical whoopin’ on Cleveland for a half of football.

If the available starters are out there, which they should be for the first half, then the performance matters.

7 Responses to ““I Thought Our Effort And Our Tempo Was 100 Times Better””

  1. Dooshlarue Says:

    This is the test.
    Is another inexperienced QB like Kirk Freakin Cousins gonna light us up?
    This is the test.

  2. Jim Says:

    Too bad WDAE is on my “no listen” list.

  3. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I don’t care that much how we do against the Browns. We won’t be scheming on defense or offense much. I just want to see the O-line hold up; the D-line get some pressure; and Godwin and the RBs getting chances and no injuries.

    Kizer looks pretty solid and at worst full of potential and the Browns are more talented than most people realize. They have one of the better O-lines in the league and a ton of talent at various positions on defense. Between Corey Coleman / David Njoku / Kenny Britt / Duke Johnson / Isaiah Crowell they have some OK playmakers.

    All that said – if this were regular season we’d destroy that team.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Kizer will provide a good test of how to handle a really speedy and elusive QB. Good experience for the D.

  5. BucEmUp Says:

    Cousins is a damn good qb….not great but damn good.

    I’m calling it…slant passes all the way down the field and a touch down by tight end Dan Vitale. Missed connection on a bomb from Winston to Djax and a missed 41 yard FG by Folk. Our Right tackle will get eaten alive but everything else will look pretty solid.

    Cleveland 24 – Bucs 28

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Agree with your assessment of Kizer and the Browns. Kizer is kind of the poster boy for the Browns…a rookie with a lot of talent. The Browns have really loaded up on the draft picks…fortunately they all lack experience. But in a couple of years this team could actually surprise some folks.

  7. uckinator Says:

    Don’t see the Browns being any kind of test. Players aren’t believing in the coach after he said he hoped players wouldn’t kneel down for the National Anthem. A good chunk disappointed him. So much for team unity. But it’s the Browns. They’re going to lose anyway. Too bad for the Coach though. It’s fine to protest what you want; Just do it on your own time. Not your employers ! Just common sense.