Dirk Koetter: Hurricane Issues Still Plague Players, Coaches

September 16th, 2017

Challenging times remain

Everything is normal and on point inside the wall of One Buc Palace when it comes to football, Dirk Koetter said last night. But the real world for some Buccaneers remains a hardship.

Koetter hopped on the Buccaneers Radio Network and explained that the typical post-hurricane doldrums across the Tampa Bay area haven’t yet left his team.

“Obviously, you still have players and coaches that are dealing with stuff on the outside,” Koetter said. “You know, we still have people without power; so we have some guys in hotels. And, you know, you have guys, like everybody has issues right now, as far as cleanups at their house, in their yard, gettin’ supplies, gettin’ groceries, that sort of thing.”

No surprise here. Joe’s got neighbors wondering when their Spectrum TV, phone and Internet service will return. Local television news remains filled with stories of neighborhoods without power — as the heat index breaks 100 degrees.

Koetter didn’t reveal any names of players and/or coaches displaced. Joe just hopes the mental (and sometimes physical) drain of the hurricane and its aftermath doesn’t show up on Sunday.

7 Responses to “Dirk Koetter: Hurricane Issues Still Plague Players, Coaches”

  1. Jooehelldeloxley Says:

    I’m sure that Sunday, when the stadium will be full, when the Stick Carriers and others fans will be cheering, when the crowd will be roaring at every big plays, I’m sure that there will be no hurricane issues anymore.
    Players and Staffs will be giving all they have to cheer the Tampa Bay people!
    GO BUCS !!!!

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    Yes – Tampa Bay area actually NEEDS this game to help us get back to “normal”.

    We need a WIN for the positive effect to be felt though. If the Bucs come out and kick da Bears ass or at least play well and win – then it will be a huge lift for the entire area – something positive to put attention towards.

    Lose and it will feel like a kick in the nuts on top of all that we have collectively been through this last week.

    C’mon Bucs – Get-R-DONE!!!

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    The Bucs have offered loads and loads (thousands) of tickets to families of the utiliites workers and first responders to help fill the stadium. How many of those tickets offered will actually be accepted. So while less than a thousand remain on the ticketmaster website (not counting resells), don’t expect a full upper deck and middle corners. No fault to anyone but Irma.

  4. Wausa Says:

    Obviously we always want the Bucs to win, but I hope they can win this one a little bit more to lift the spirits of the folks in SW Florida especially.

  5. 1sparkybuc Says:

    They’ve “our guys”, and they will give everything they can to win this game.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Big win = big ticket sales.

  7. Greg Says:

    No excuses fellas…win Sunday or all this momentum and hype has been a waste of time, money and effort.