December 31st, 2017

Dirk Koetter believes Team Glazer has a set a brass ones.

There are all kinds of examples of courage. There’s a person who runs into a burning building to save someone. There is a Marine who jumps on a hand grenade to protect his brothers. There is the dude that hits on Rachel Watson even though he is way over-kicking his coverage.

And then there is Team Glazer, who decides to battle a wave of fan unrest and retain a suddenly unpopular coach.

That’s the way Koetter saw it. In his postgame presser, Koetter was asked about his return for 2018 despite a 5-11 record, well below high expectations.

Koetter paused as he didn’t feel the time was right to talk about him. He wanted the postgame questions focused on his players after a huge come-from-behind win on a spectacular touchdown pass from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, to Chris Godwin.

Koetter did remark, “I am certainly appreciative to the Glazer family for every thing they have done for me, my family and all the things for the franchise to win. … It took a lot of courage for the Glazer family to bring me back, for the staff back, with the record what it is.”

Koetter almost sounded like he was throwing himself under the bus, talking about how Team Glazer erected an indoor practice facility, which Koetter remarked was “beautiful” and an important piece to winning, as Koetter remarked how Team Glazer will do whatever is needed to help a coaching staff win.

We will find out next year if that courage pays off or not.

24 Responses to ““Courage””

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    the only thing the glazers have is a case of the dumbarses…. they have not made a good decision since the firing of the one dimensional ignorant fool dungy.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    The Glazer did the right thing!!!!! Even though the sheep are all riled up!!!!! Nothing angers them more than being told that they will try to re-live the past only to have the wool snatched from them!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Amazing what happens when you show confidence!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    when will you write the article how free-agency held this team back!!!!!!

  3. DB55 Says:

    We might find out next week ….. something’s fishy and knowing the glazers they’ll find a way to fck this up too.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow Dirk, way to kiss a…..

    Anywho you bought yourself like 8 more games – I truly hope you make the best of it and prove everyone that says you’re not head coaching material wrong.

    Then again you’re kinda old to change things up, so we shall see.

    We have no choice at this point so I do hope you figure it out how to be a head coach over the summer, another wasted year of Winston, Evans, Marpet, McCoy, David, Alexander, etc – what a waste if you’re just going to be a 7-9 level coach.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    The Buc Realist

    bucs will always struggle with free agency it’s not a desirable location based on the losing tradition the franchise boasts… 4 good years in 42 is a hard sell… maybe bucs should hire IRA for free agency he pulled off the biggest sales scam in nfl history by getting that bum dungy enshrined in the hof.

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    Well it’s a good sign that Dirk realizes he has done a poor job with this team. I’d like to see more good signs from him in the next few weeks.

    A new QB coach could be a wise move. Giving up playcalling would be a good sign……..I don’t think Mike Smith needs to go if the year believe they can find the pass rushers he needs to run his defense…….They(Dirk, Licht) need to seriously get together and decide if they are confident actually getting the Ends we need…..If not they need Smith to switch things up.

  7. K_Bassuka Says:

    If that’s the definition of courage, no wonder why this team it’s where it is. Lot of work needs to be done @ Cleveland south.

  8. buddy Says:

    Klueless Koetter way to suck up to Team Glazer, what a joke.
    So having a indoor practice facility equals winning??
    You got your indoor and what exactly was the record?? LOLOLOLOL

  9. Rick Says:

    This is how great stories start. Next year we won’t be talking about pie in the sky BS but real stuff. And hopefully that translates into a super bowl season. Eh, just being hopeful for the new year. Go Bucs!! Good luck and health!

  10. AlteredEgo Says:

    Patience Coach Hoppers…

  11. lightningbuc Says:

    The three stooges!

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Tmax that’s just untrue…….If the team is winning they will lure free agents. Last offseason after a 9-7 finish and high expectations we were very desirable and probably why DJax came here…..Of course that was a blunder along with this whole season.

    We won’t be attracting any free agents this year and the Glazers aren’t going to spend a ton of money signing anybody for a 5-11 team that botched last years money.

    If the team can start winning the free agents will come. Simple as that.

  13. tmaxcon Says:


    don’t kid yourself they would have replaced koetter if anyone would have wanted to come to this crapshow franchise…

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    bucs are the least desirable location in nfl… losing franchise that has never contended consistently, horrible endorsement opportunities compared to other nfl cities and most importantly the entire league players, coaches and front office staff have zero respect for glazer clowns and understand the glazers are NOT committed to winning.

  15. tmaxcon Says:


    i do like your sense humor by stating if they start winning. you know damn well they will not start winning anytime soon. glazers will screw up next year. they will bring martin and gmc back they prefer the losing culture over driven winners. driven winners get labeled bad character guys because they demonstrate passion… the choirboy career losers led by the crying clown cancer93 get all the love. just like buc fan is incapable of understanding the difference between popularity and greatness they can’t accept passion it’s automatically bad character.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    Tmax…..If the team starting winning you can throw all that out the window.

    Like I said last year they were a desirable location due to winning and expectations. They start winning again and players will want in.

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    again i like your sense of humor they will never start winning…. glazers and cancer93 will not allow it

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    Hahaha…..The Glazers are preventing it? They put a football guy in charge and let him make all the decisions. They don’t get involved in the draft, free agency, personnel, or anything else football related.

    They literally make one decision and that’s it. Everything else is on Licht and his choice Dirk now………Maybe they are the wrong guys, again, for this franchise. I haven’t been happy so far but won’t claim they can’t fix it.

    I also won’t claim they will. I’m in prove It mode with this coach. I’m willing to see how they come out next year and if this team learns to adjust.

    Your calling them dead before they get a chance. You’re just a sore loser dude.

  19. Bobby M. Says:

    Sounds like the Glaziers got played….Good for Gruden if so.

  20. DB55 Says:

    Courage my ass Gruden played the glazers.

    Or the glazers once again made a terrible decision. We’ll see who won this battle next yr.


  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    COURAGE said in the same sentence as Bucs? 5-11. Some courage here guys.
    I’m starting to really think this franchise is..Snakebit from the top..down.

  22. BucfaninMi Says:

    Glazers didn’t get played, we did. Glazers never talked to Gruden, it was Oakland the whole time, plus they’re giving him a stake in ownership!

  23. Tom Says:

    Glad for Gruden if he goes to Oakland. Glazers don’t deserve a good coach. If they want to fire somebody, they should fire themselves. Also, would like to see Del Rio as DC & for God’s sake get rid of Jay Hayes, another Bengal reject.

  24. Big Daddy 58 Says:

    What id like to know is,Who looked at Chris Baker and said ,Thats the guy we need ? WTF