Dirk Koetter Talks About Kwon’s Hamstring

September 22nd, 2017

It’s rare to get any kind of detail from Dirk Koetter about a Buccaneer injury.

Koetter likes to refer media to the official injury report, which is about as descriptive as a Walmart milk jug.

So Joe nearly dropped his craft beer and Abe’s wings tonight when Koetter spoke of Kwon Alexander’s bad hamstring on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Koetter said it was “re-tweaked” against the Bears during Kwon’s interception return of Mike Glennon. Koetter said Kwon went all “Bo Jackson” on the return and that took out his hammy.

As Bucs fans know, Kwon didn’t practice the rest of the week.

The Bucs are in an interesting spot. Kwon’s hamstring surely needs rest and rehab to heal well. After the Vikings game Sunday, the Bucs will play two games in 11 days, the Giants followed by the Patriots on Thursday Night Football. Might it be prudent to just sit Kwon through the Pats game and bring him back October 15?

25 Responses to “Dirk Koetter Talks About Kwon’s Hamstring”

  1. Realbucfan941 Says:

    Not really excited about that idea, but Beckwith looks legit and Glanton/Bond are capable SAMS. I’m more worried about the flu messing with the O-line and D-line.

  2. PistolPete Says:

    Give Beckwith all the reps he can get.

  3. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Bring him back when he is ready. No need to rush. Playoffs are in the future.

  4. gilhealy Says:

    I think we’re good. Glanton can ball. Beckwith is a solid tackler. We’re good. Ward will make up or it.

  5. gilhealy Says:

    “for it”

  6. Captain Big Stick Says:


    agree 100%.. LB corps is deep enough to buy some time for Kwon to rest the hamstring.. sounds like the same thing that happened to Doug last season though and we all know how that turned out

  7. TampaTown Says:

    Will Joe Dirt get called up from the practice squad for depth?

  8. Captain Big Stick Says:

    no you still have glanton bond and lynch

  9. Bird Says:

    Lavonte will have to be all world again

    Just like before kwon arrived

  10. adam from ny Says:

    rest kwon…bring back up joe dirt from the squad – he’s gonna be hungry af…even though he’s a step slow – bring dat boy up now!

  11. Realbucfan941 Says:


    Yes Hammy’s are funny, best to err on the side of caution. I’d like to see him back for New England though. Some of Doug’s issues I feel were self inflicted though.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    i think we can get through the vikes and Giants but it sure would be nice to get Kwon back in time for the Pats. On the other hand, if missing 1 more game was gonna mean he was healthy the rest of the season, I’d sit him out.

    Too bad no one is psychic and hammies are a b!tch!

  13. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    We’re stacked at LB!! Nice to say this, eh!!??

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    We do have a whole bunch of LBs and Beckwith at MLB. Rest Kwon as long as he needs. Hopefully that will be Thursday night against the Pats.

  15. Leighroy Says:

    Joe, the “re-tweaking” is more so what I meant in other post. Aware Kwon hasn’t missed regular season time to injuries, but this has been an ongoing issue beginning in the preseason this year. He should have been taking extra precautions.

    I too am hopeful Joe Dirt gets a call to dress this week, but like the fact that we have a lot of capable depth at LB.

  16. Getaclue Says:

    Any one beckwith touched went down even if it was a finger . That’s great I’m just worried if he will be a liability to forgotten man Kyle Rudolph. We had a lot of problems stopping TEs before Kwon

  17. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Please stop with the “Joe Dirt” talk! That guy needs work, he is a liability in pass coverage, and will get shredded ! So, if you need to satisfy your man crush, go watch repeats of Hardknocks!

  18. JAB83 Says:

    Ice tub, hot tub, message and stretch. 2-3 times a day. He will be fine if its not torn.

    The quad is the one I could never get to heal right.

  19. BucEmUp Says:

    He needs time to heal or this thing will not go away.

    Injuries in this league are a joke these days. Guys are dropping like flies more and more every season. Many of these guys are not conditioned the way they should be to play this sport.

  20. biff barker Says:

    “re-tweaked” means never healed. Kwon had an extra week
    off: but as hammy’s go, it’s not nearly enough time. He won’t be right all season IMO.

  21. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I fear Biff might be right. What the hell does “tweaked” even mean?

    Is it a pull…a very slight strain…obviously not a tear but just how bad is it?

    I’d like to see him get rest! Sadly our next games could have playoff implications when it comes to the wild card. Minnesota and perhaps the Gmen..although they appear fading to me…are obviously in the NFC. I wouldn’t push him for the Pats an AFC team. I know we need all the wins we can get thankfully though our division opponents are backloaded and I’d like Kwon healthy for them.

  22. Longfella Says:

    No division games until week 8 I would give as much rest as possible to ALL the bets wether it’s teams or even just soreness no bye week let’s be careful not to go into 2nd half season hobbled

  23. SteelStudBuc Says:

    I think he’ll be back for the NYG game

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    Alexander’s rehab time depends on how well Beckwith and Glanton play against the Vikes.

    If those two play well, I suspect Alexander will be given proper rest.

    If those two lay eggs, Alexander gets brought back more quickly.

  25. Rob Says:

    Luckily Kwon has the bye week coming up to rest and get right.

    Oh wait…