“The Cream Always Rises”

September 5th, 2017

Playing time discussed.

Bucs fans are still giddy over Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht going all aggressive on a holiday weekend and signing safety T.J. Ward.

Yesterday, winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was very coy on how, when or if Ward will start, or how much he will be used.

Realistically, it’s difficult to imagine Ward, with only two or three days of practice (depending on Hurricane Irma) would have enough of a grasp of Mike Smith’s offense to start at Miami.

What Koetter did say was very logical.

“When he’s ready, it all works itself out,” Koetter said. “That stuff all works itself out. It doesn’t matter how you do it, eventually the cream always rises to the top. It always does.”

While Koetter may be dodging the question, his answer is correct. When Ward is ready to play, his actions on the practice field will demonstrate that. The cool thing is Koetter said when the Bucs researched Ward with some of his former coaches, the Bucs were told how savvy Ward is on the field and that he was like a coach on the field.

Hearing what Koetter had to say, Joe will be content that Ward will play when Ward is ready.

8 Responses to ““The Cream Always Rises””

  1. BigHogHaynes Says:

    This signing gave us the opportunity to rid ourselves of Conte and we failed the test!! I hear he has hamstring issues…..I would not play him until week three, that would give him a chance to familiarize himself with the Defence while working on the hamstring thing!!

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    I don’t know if this is going all aggressive, this is a $4.5-mil signing, not a Joe Harden $11-mil multi-year signing. The Bucs still, after this signing, have the 7th most cap space in the NFL according to overthecap. I really like the signing, but the praise for it being a huge master move, it’s really not, it’s the same that Evan Smith is getting paid this year.

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    Yes Joe. the cream always does rise. so why in the world did you tell me not to draft Jameis Winston? With my first choice? because of you my brother got him. Dude you better be right on this one or I’m losing my mortgage money.

    And yeah I know……yada yada you only like real fantasies but I’m here to tell you that it is real….very much so.

    Also, I still need some insider down low about Winston because I think I can still think I can swipe him in a trade pretty cheaply before Sun at 1:00.

    Shall I go for it now or let my team ride til the byes?
    What do you think?


  4. teacherman777 Says:


    Typo alert!

    Not Mike Smiths “offense”

    It should say Mike Smith’s “defense”

    Just trying to help you out buddy!

    from one joe to another….

  5. JimmyJack Says:

    Dirks quotes are all fine and dandy but he better be sweating bullets come Sunday(?). I have HDTV I wanna see it!

  6. NOSBOS Says:

    His words were “I expect to start” and what Mike Smith does here is similar to whatwadw phillips does in Denver”. He’s a vet I expect plug and play. If jay cutler can come in last minute and QB T.J can most definitely come and play safety right away.

  7. NOSBOS Says:

    He also mentioned his familiarity with facing cutler and how his teams have always dominated him in those meetings. T.J will start whenever the game is played.

  8. Michael Says:

    I don´t know for how long you watched football.

    First of all. Cutler has a lot more time. And second of all. QB and S are two totally different positions.