Bucs Had Disrupted Practice On Wednesday

October 28th, 2017

Last week, before the defensive collapse in Buffalo, Bucs players and coaches all said they had a smooth and very successful week of work.

Not so this week.

Formerly winning head coach Dirk Koetter explained on the Buccaneers Radio Network that high wind halted practice Wednesday and the team packed up in the middle of the session and moved to their indoor facility.


So what if there’s a big breeze, isn’t that a game condition to get used to for a team that plays outdoors? Jiminy Christmas!

Hold on. There’s a reason.

Koetter said winds hit 28 miles per hour and that forces team camera people perched high about 40 feet above the field to stop filming and come down to the ground from their apparatus. Anything more than 25 miles per hour and they have to quit for safety reasons, he said.

So everyone marched indoors and practice had to restart.

It’s all understandable, but still a little odd distraction for a team that plays outdoors in the elements.

34 Responses to “Bucs Had Disrupted Practice On Wednesday”

  1. johnnybuc Says:

    man what a distraction ….

  2. BFFL Says:

    Already setting up excuses.. not good

  3. John Says:

    Those teams back in the day wore leather helmets and didn’t film sh*t cmon lol

    Go Bucs

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    They used their new practice facility to get some very much needed practice reps in? Stop the damn presses. Feeling thoroughly informed at this moment.

  5. Buc believer Says:

    Already setting us all up for excuse Monday.

  6. Waterboy Says:

    Glad they have the indoor facility now. Last year they would’ve had to cancel the remainder of practice.

  7. Kgh4life Says:

    Just my opinion, but it seems this team, especially the defensive side of the ball lack a strong mentality. It could be a result of a easy training camp and it seemed to have crept up in the middle of the season.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    So this is what it’s come down to? Dirk now wears the moniker “Formerly winning head coach” AND folks start second-guessing his decisions about where to practice and under what conditions? “Odd distraction?” How about giving our HC credit for making a sound safety decision instead.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That is the reason they built the new practice facility, is it not?

    Good to see it is paying off in practice!

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Thumbs up, Defense Rules!

  11. The Buc Realist Says:

    Just add it to the list that started with the “reality” show they had to do, so the owner could “expand their brand”!!!!!!!!

  12. Doctor Stroud Says:

    The high winds were the direct result of Coach Koetter being such a breath of fresh air.

  13. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Stop the press!!!! No news to read here, keep moving along.

  14. DayOnePaul Says:

    It’s times like these when I miss “The Babe Of The Day”.
    It’s time to bring em back Joe.

  15. ScottyinFatAntonio Says:

    Film is probably why we are 2-4…soon to be 2-5.

  16. SB Says:

    Meanwhile Marcel Darius is on his way to Jacksonville for a 6th round pick.

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I would love for the Bucs to run the table. But not for the simple reason of cheering for the Bucs and playoffs! It would also serve to clean this blog up of the folks who come here just to pee on folks and the Buc’s parade.

    Nobody expects us to cheer a 2-4 start but some of the conclusions here were obviously made long before the season started and some go back years. And some have now grown absurd!!!

    And so we have a bizarre and growing divide on JBF…at least at the poles…in the middle there are still folks who come here just to post without rancor or the need to be observed as “smart”.

    I’m from the group who comes here to cheer lead. I do not mind and in fact I enjoy honest analysis from folks like Defense Rules, TNEW, Pickgrin and too many others to mention. They do not sugar coat stuff but they do not seem like they believe they know more about football and the NFL than DK or Licht. I respect honest opinion until it’s get biased unless it’s biased towards the Bucs.
    This is after all Joe Bucs FAN

    I apologize for the times I may have come across as arrogant or a know it all…but let me go on the record….DK…Smitty…Licht have forgotten more about football and the NFL than I shall ever know. Doesn’t mean I don’t feel free to disagree about some decisions and the truth is there have been decisions that they themselves probably regret and now disagree with but nobody is perfect.

    Maybe somebody should start a blog called “The Bucs Suck” for some of our more unhappy posters here. 🙂

    I love the Bucs even when they suck! But that’s just me and so I confess to my rose colored glasses and homerism.

  18. Joeypoppems Says:

    The Bucs were never going to be in the mix for Dareus. They didnt want to pay Campbell and Dareus’ is on the hook for $18 million next season. He is too expensive. Kudos to Licht for NOT getting involved in that.

    Besides, the Bills ate $14 million in dead cap to get rid of him for next to nothing. To me that says a lot about what they think of him.

  19. Conte Piscateli Says:

    What I think is lost in the Darius trade, is that it shows the market for a high price player. The trade GMC crowd seems to think we would get multiple 1st round picks for him. Guess what we can either have GMC or a conditional 5th. That’s the reality.

  20. LakeLand Says:

    It don’t make sense to hold on to $18 million of cap. You can always spend on one year contracts.

  21. LakeLand Says:

    That $ 18 million should have been spent before the opener.

  22. Joeypoppems Says:

    @Conte Piscateli

    Thats a good point. People will still say that a conditional 5th would be better than GMC tho lol

  23. Seminole Bill Says:

    I’ll be at the game on Sunday, but silently wondering if this season is already a bust and whether we should be playing for a high draft pick so we can pickup a quality DE.

  24. FortMyersDave Says:

    Bucs could go 11-5 and Lakeland and that TMC troll would whine about something followed by Buford T justice bragging about how he hurt the Bucs by selling his “Club Seat” Level 200 tickets to Yankees from the north who will help derail Tampa while he chuckles to the bank and hopes that the Bucs go 2-14 while Evans is on their roster…. Is not this place for Buc Fans to talk about our team and have constructive talks, yet this JBF site is infested with trolls who really make it hard to enjoy the site…
    Yep, JBF has great trolls…. And Buford T Justice, I have a son in law who follows the Bucs from a place called Okinawa, he has no issue with flag sitters, he feels it is his privilege to allow such radical views as yours to be allowed, as well as some you may not agree with, so continue bragging about selling your club seats and laughing as the Bucs lose. True colors always show the coward…

  25. StPeteBucsFan Says:



  26. LakeLand Says:

    So now FACTS are whining….ok

  27. LakeLand Says:

    FortMyersDave Says:
    October 26,2015 at 6:50 am

    DefenseRules I’ll ask you since you are a sincere Buc fan who likes Lovie: I have to admit I have not been in his corner for awhile though I have been a fan since inception 1976.

    So as firing Lovie is unlikely until the season is over and the Bucs could finish 2-14 or 3-13 and everybody realizes that its his D that is the major culprit I suggest that something like this could happen: “Lovie is told to quit calling plays on D or be fired immediately per the Glazers and he is forced to let Leslie Frazier assume operations and as a first order of business release one Mike Jenkins, a former pet project of Lovie…”: Or is that too much to ask???? Look the D is what is holding this team back and that is on Lovie. Should not the Glazers clip his wings if they do not fire him in midseason???? Two 31 point games vs bad offenses tells me that Leslie Frazier could not do any worse! If the Glazers want to keep Lovie why not covertly tell him to quit ****ing with the D, it has gotten worse since he touched it!


  28. LakeLand Says:

    And the same thing is happen now and this fool call me a whiner!

  29. LakeLand Says:

    FortMyersDave Says:
    October 26, 2015 at 7:42 am

    destro44: the Bucs had their chance to can him at the bye week ala philbin but Lovie actually got a W against the Jags (barely with lovie’s hand picked D making Bortles looking like Aikman on a Super Bowl run) so the SOB bought himself the season which he promptly rewarded us fans by laying an egg after a BYE week! A BYE week fans; Lovie allowed this to happen after a week of rest; iexcusable: fire him now!

    Now the Racist call the man a SOB

  30. Brion Says:

    We take a lot of things for granted in this world. I think we should all stop and take a second to recognize and appreciate it. For example: Joe just made more money than I make in a month by writing “it was windy Wednesday”. Brave New World indeed.

  31. Defense Rules Says:

    Lakeland, you’re surprising me. Not sure why you’re pulling a Realist (JBF comments from 2 years ago?) but … if I ever called you a whiner, I apologize. You’ve always IMO stated honest, forthright opinions about what’s happening with the Bucs, and that’s not whining from my perspective. And I agree with ya about the $18 mil, but maybe for a different reason. Bucs front office KNEW that we had holes & weaknesses on defense, and could’ve done something about it in this year’s FA & the draft. The gambled and went ‘cheap’ … and by the looks of it, they lost.

    Also interesting to me what FortMyersDave says about me liking Lovie in that quote. If you’d picked other comments I made at the time you also would’ve seen at least 2 other factors in play. First, I had a lot more problem with Lovie’s defensive position coaches than I did with Lovie the HC (of course, Lovie was the one who created that mess in the first place by hiring his clan). Second, constant HC & OC & DC firings after Gruden really screwed up the Bucs, big time. Offensive & defensive philosophies kept changing, FA signing & player drafting was constantly a problem, and player development was seemingly non-existent. So yes, I’m very much in favor of less coaching turmoil. In my career I always believed strongly in selecting the best folks, making sure that they were perfectly clear in their understanding about the mission of the organization, giving them the guidance AND resources they needed to accomplish that mission, then turning ’em loose (micro-managers bug me). We’ve got some very good coaches right now & I have no doubt they all know what their mission is: TO WIN. We’ve given the offensive side of the ball adequate ‘resources’ to do their part of the mission. But the same can’t be said about the defensive side. Not yet … but that day is coming.

  32. Not there yet Says:

    Mental midgets starting to make me miss Raheem. Dirk is not the type of coach I thought he would be. Less than half a season in and I’m thoroughly disappointed in his coaching style

  33. 813bucboi Says:

    HK ain’t got nothing to this…. This is soft coaching… should’ve been the perfect time to practice the run game!!!…GO BUCS!!!

  34. BoJim Says:

    Guess the Bucs would rather not have their camera people DIE! smh