Have Your Say

November 29th, 2017

It’s the Wednesday Dirk Koetter Confidence Poll. The weekly 24-hour poll posted at 11:3t a.m. Last week’s results are linked here.

34 Responses to “Have Your Say”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    No confidence. Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith knows the Atlanta Falcons players better than anyone else and Sunday’s performance was the best they could come up with?

    Joe, you brought something up on Ira’s podcast and I thought it was very telling. For years people have been critical of Jameis for his “slow starts”. In the games Ryan Fitzpatrick has played the team has gotten off to slow starts. Perhaps it’s not the players fault and this is an issue directly tied to coaching. I think the person you referenced in that tweet has a good point.

    Anyone who is “Totally Confident” in this coaching staff, which has been doing a *worse* job than Lovie Smith in 2015, is trolling.

  2. BuccaneerByBirth Says:

    Playing Winston with this awful hurt o-line? No confidence. I’m out.

  3. Pepsi Says:

    How can anyone at this point say “totally confident”

  4. C eh N eh D eh Says:

    I want to be confident and stay the course with coaches but man, the coaching mistakes are blatant and head shaking for veteran guys like Koetter and M.Smith…

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    NO CONFIDENCE!!!!1…..for the 8th week in a row!!!!

    @drome:….that a good point regarding the slow starts….its evident that ties directly to coaching….

    the only person(s) that voted “totally confident” are @realist and stpete and maybe one other….and those cowards wont even comment after voting like in the past….

    over 70% of the fans have “little to no confidence” in dirk is telling….that’s an indictment on his coaching skills….bye dirk!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  6. DB55 Says:

    Lil confidence – that’s a rap name. But seriously folks the whole grandmothers reading glasses look has me concerned.

  7. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Wow! Our sorry excuse for a president has better approval ratings. Sad!k

  8. T in Orlando Says:

    No confidence, first time this year. Koetter talks a good game about explosive plays, but they aren’t happening. I think there’s become too much of an emphasis on those types of plays, to the point that Koetter is calling plays just to get those explosive plays. Stick to fundamentals, create an identity (find one thing the offense does well, and plan around that) and don’t out think yourself or your players while trying to out think the opponent. Do this and with the players we have, the explosives will come.

  9. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:

    Zero confidence in Dirk at this point.

    Maybe he could change my mind in the future, but doubtful.

    Speak loudly and carry a very small stick, Koetter.

  10. AlteredEgo Says:

    Folks…it ain’t coaching….

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    AlteredEgo Says:
    November 29th, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    Folks…it ain’t coaching….

    ok, so what is it?….the players?….everyone cant be a first round pick….

    wake up and smell the roses….ITS COACHING!!!!….GO BUCS!!!

  12. ClodHopper Says:

    I knocked her down a notch to no confidence. It’s not the firing of coaches every two years that is the mistake. The mistake is hiring the wrong coach every two years.

  13. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    Dummy… It very much is coaching…..

  14. RachelWatson'sThong Says:

    I was holding out hope for him but after his last press conference it’s clear he’s not the man for the job. Jason needs to start making calls if he hasn’t already. I hate this time of the year when the games no longer mean a dam thing. oh well, fish are biting if you know where to go. DVR the game and watch it later. (maybe)

  15. D-Rome Says:

    I want to be confident and stay the course with coaches but man, the coaching mistakes are blatant and head shaking for veteran guys like Koetter and M.Smith…

    I have no confidence in the coaching staff but I’m not advocating they get fired. The only person who should be let go in my opinion is Jason Licht. Four years and a worse winning percentage than Mark Dominick is long enough.

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

    clodhopper is a smart man

    Glazers never made a mistake firing the past 3 HCs. they should never have hired them in the first place

    koetter wants to be buddies to all the players

    you cant have that in the new NFL normal. You need the MAN in charge and its not a 23 year old

    Grudog will take control and everyone will be accountable

    he is not coming back to look like a fool. he is coming back wiser and with better judgement

    “I did it before, and ill do it again”


  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Keep Licht and Dirk for 1 more year. it will be Winston’s last year of this first contract also. if it doesn’t work out blow the whole thing up. decide if you want another coach for Jameis and sign hom to another contract at the same tme you are bringing in another gm/coach. Fire Smitty 2 minutes after the season finale.

  18. Ryjo Says:

    I would be okay with Koetter staying another year, but I’d like to see the following things:

    1. Koetter gives up playcalling. He has made too many mistakes and I think its because he has too much on his plate. He should give up playcalling and devote his newfound time to big-picture stuff.

    2. Mike Smith has to go. Somebody’s head has to roll and the defense has been the weakest link (its not even close). The Bucs had a very good defense for a short moment in time last year but that has turned out to be an aberration. The defensive trend under Mike Smith has been bottom-of-the-barrel.

    I’d like to see the lower level coaching staff shuffled around (bring in some new blood at position-level).

    This season is effectively over anyways, so I think the goal of the Bucs now should be to just treat the rest of the reason like an extended preseason. Test the 2nd, 3rd string guys to see what they’re made of. If they prove themselves – great! The Bucs then will have more options for next year or perhaps even a couple guys they can shop around for some more draft picks. Win-Win.

    Just my thoughts…

  19. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Licht is a horrible GM that has destroyed this franchise and basically the team and franchise has no identity or even path to get there, glory years it was defense but lately not sure, I liked koetter as the OC and the HC but this team is constructed poorly and it will take a great GM through FA and a great 2 drafts to get it back, the Eagles did it with an above average GM and some great talent evaulators, the bucs currently have neither and they are throwing around dimes like they are manhole covers, so untile the glazer boys want to spend some $$ the bucs will be cleveland south

  20. Mike Johnson Says:

    The absolute HORROR..of being a Bucs fan!!

  21. Kansas95Buc Says:

    I voted no confidence, why you ask? How many time can we get blown out by Atlanta, a team they use to coach?! No adjustments are made in any games we play, we’re always starting slow,. I swear we’re averaging 2 for sure blowouts a season. Why in the world are we not playing to our players strengths?!

  22. ChanEpic Says:

    Wait, people are considering keeping Koetter as long as he stops calling plays? I see it a little different. He was a career O.C. not H.C. so he should maybe stick to calling plays ONLY. His H.C. resume doesn’t scream out that he is cut out for that position. Please Koetter go BACK to playcalling, preferably here but if it is contingent on being H.C., nah.

  23. ClodHopper Says:


    Cuz he’s doing a better job AND he’s better at trolling his trolls!!

  24. unbelievable Says:

    Lowest approval ratings ever.

    Zero major legislation passed.

    Has appointed unqualified dimwits to every position possible.

    Currently under 5 different investigations.

    And the US has become a laughing stock to the rest of the world.

    He’s literally doing a better job than no one. But denial sure is great place to live in 😜

  25. ClodHopper Says:

    You have a lot of opinions. Very few facts. And left out a ton of positives about your favorite President.

    But blind hatred is a powerful emotion to get around.

  26. BucEmUp Says:

    I sincerely believe that once Dirk Koetter (if) a real DC he will be excellent head coach. Just not sure that will ever happen.

  27. ClodHopper Says:

    It could be just that the team saw 16 straight games it killed their morale. Swaggy. They never were a mentally strong bunch to begin with. BUT. That’s just another reason to can Goodell!!

  28. cmurda Says:

    I told you little or no confidence would be the result Joe. I mean, it wasn’t hard to predict, I admit. Look, for anyone that was still giving a vote of confidence but teetering, getting our doors blown off before halftime against the Falcons sealed the lack of confidence. What we think matters little but there is reason to believe the Glazers care about the fans and feel the same way about DK as the majority do. Smith needs to go faster than Dirk but I see them tied at the hip.

  29. BucThis Says:

    LMAO “WINNING” head coach Dirk Koetter has no confidence from his fans OR his players. Not even the stick carriers!


  30. SteveK Says:


    I’m totally confident in Koetter. Jameis has ability wing, no running game, and a pourous defense to compliment.

  31. SteveK Says:

    Reactionary fans are the best. What coach would come in here in this situation?
    It’s been 11 years since Simeon Rice, or any Buccaneer defender, had 10 sacks in a season.

    I would love to know why Licht would rather have Martin making 7 million and not cut him to put it towards paying Calais Campbell 15 million.

    Amazing to seee we didn’t have a need for an absolute stud defensive linemen? No pass rush=additional whoopings.

  32. Joe Says:

    I would love to know why Licht would rather have Martin making 7 million and not cut him to put it towards paying Calais Campbell 15 million.

    Helluva point. That $7 million was pretty much flushed down the toilet. Who saw that coming? (Ahem)

  33. SteveK Says:

    Right on, Joe. You saw it coming and stuck with your conviction in the face of an angry Martin Mob. Kudos to you, Joe. Not happy that you’re right that Martin is toast, but you are right.

  34. 813bucboi Says:

    SteveK Says:
    November 30th, 2017 at 12:22 am
    I’m totally confident in Koetter.

    then your as stupid as @realist….notice he hasn’t made a post showing his confidence…..stop trolling…GO BUCS!!!!