Put Your Name On It

December 16th, 2017

Wants leaker to step forward.

It seems Dirk Koetter has about had it with questions related to Ian Rapoport’s NFL Network report claiming there is rancor in the relationship between the head coach and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

This subject seemed to die down until yesterday when Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken dove off the top rope at his press conference and indirectly raked Rapoport over the coals for what Monken said was a “flat-out joke” of a report.

(If you haven’t viewed Monken’s presser yet, do yourself a favor. Grab a cup of coffee and click here. It was the most entertaining presser from One Buc Palace that Joe can recall in years. Monken only addressed one question that wasn’t related to Rapoport’s report.)

Of course, since Monken went off earlier in the day, Koetter had to address it later and it sure seems like he wants to turn the page. In short, Koetter believes whoever was tipping off Rapoport is a coward because the tipster(s) didn’t go on the record.

“I don’t know who said what,” Koetter said. “I have to put my name on everything I say. But can there be stress? Is it possible? Sure. We spend a lot of time together – players and coaches. So, coach-to-coach, coach-to-player, player-to-player when you spend as much time together as we do, of course there can be [stress]. In specific as far as my relationship with Jameis, it’s been really consistent throughout for the last three years.

“You can’t worry about stuff you don’t control. I encourage our players to put their name on it and for our coaches to do the same thing. That way you can always settle it like you would settle anything. Anything that is unnamed – there is no way to settle it anyway, so there is not really much use worrying about it.

“I think any time you have a problem with anybody in your whole life, in any relationship, if you want to solve it you should resolve it face-to-face with that person. If you’re going to go through a third party, at least do the justice of putting your name on it.”

As Joe wrote a few days ago and Monken all but stated the same thing, There are many, many examples of quarterbacks who clashed with their coaches but it didn’t stop them from winning games or Super Bowls. Several Hall of Fame quarterbacks didn’t get along with their coaches; one actually asked an owner of a different team to save his career and trade for him.

It just smells like someone or some folks, be it inside or outside of One Buc Palace, leaked this information in an effort to Pearl Harbor Koetter’s job.

28 Responses to “Put Your Name On It”

  1. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jason Licht can’t put his name on it. Lol!

  2. CalBucsFan Says:

    Until someone man’s up, it just fake news.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    when you are losing and a certified dysfunctional franchise with spineless owners this will happen… the drama around the bucs has been far more exciting than the on field play for over a decade thus the basement residency.

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    if the glazers were any kind of leaders they would have squashed all this BS weeks ago so the team could focus. Regardless of their future intentions being silent with all this high school BS is wrong and clear sign of weak leadership. no leadership from the top equals a permanent residence in the basement with ZERO hope for the future. Reality Sucks but is very real!

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    I put this mystery right with the , who was the ” fired by phone ” source!!!

    In fact, I wonder if there was a warning way back, that this might happen!!!!!!
    OMG its another “Realist Repost”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    February 11th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    As far as the “letting it go” that will be the real issue!! The Tampa2 mafia is mad! Just wait and see once the season starts and how quickly they will disparage and try to clown the Bucs over the most trivial of things!!! I tried to tell you last year that the players in the locker room were not happy and looked how that turned out!!! I am telling you now that once the season starts, the Tampa2 mafia and their sheep will be coming for the Bucs!!! Pay attention!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  6. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Who gives a damn if their relationship is strained? For the record if I was the head coach, and my QB did the same stupid shat over and over, I would be strained too…

    At the end of the day, don’t really care if they like,each other or not. Just win Baby. Koetter will get fired,for many other reasons than his relationship with America’s Groper/ Turnover Machine.

  7. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Nobody cares about their strained relationship, outside of Joe and the local Media. I dare say if I was HC and JW was my QB, our relationship would be strained too….

    At the end of the day, there is plenty for Koetter to get fired for, no matter what their relationship.

  8. tmaxcon Says:


    the dysfunctional franchise gives all the ammo to the tampa2 mafia with their weak leadership and horrendous on field product. nothing will change. no hope bucs will never win another playoff game that is reality.

  9. Locked In Says:

    I hope the hire Gruden so all this drama stops!


  10. tmaxcon Says:


    kids getting their driver’s licenses in 2018 after february were NOT born the last time bucs won a meaningful game. in two more years they will be going to propaganda safe spaces formerly known as universities. 3 years after that they will be legal drinking age and able to drown their sorrows after each disappointing loss. and still no hope for a playoff win.

    a little glimpse into the future for you realist

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Unnamed sources……absolutely cowards…..and it’s pretty sleeezy….and we have to live with it daily…..this story needs to end….but apparently everyone wants to have the last word.

  12. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Oh Locked In

    That would be the beginning of a Drama that would make today’s Drama look like a Middle School play..

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    but hell i might and try this selective memory epidemic next year. join the club with the optimists, lower my standards and start making excuses for the inexcusable. that is an optimist after all. given the bucs pathetic history outside of one year i guess settling as become required.

  14. The Buc Realist Says:


    My favorite is when they say they want “teachers” for coaches, But they treat them and give them the authority and dangle them like substitute teachers!!!!! because they will not accept “growing pains” and with the same breath wonder why there is no “growth”

    They want and allow a reality tv show when they are supposed to be working, and clap and cheer when it turns into the “gmc dance party” and months later ask the coach why the training camp was not “tough” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They should write a book on sabotaging oneself, because they are experts!!!!!!

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “OK, Pablo admits to being the source……Haboo came to Pablo….said “Pablo, I”m having trouble with my elongated arc. What do you think it is?” After questioning Hamus, Pablo determined it was caused by stress between Koetter and Hamus. Pablo suggested that “exercising” the arc helps but it may put some wear on the shoulder. Pablo is ambidextrous so he can exercise his arc with either hand.”

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Who on this coaching staff is doing an excellent job? Or even satisfactory?

    Water boys look pretty good…

  17. AlteredEgo Says:

    this was nothing more than a bait rumor….why it is still being featured I have no clue…

  18. loggedontosay Says:

    The evidence that Koetter’s playbook is to predictable and that Koetter did not support Jameis is too overwhelming to call Rapoport a liar.

  19. loggedontosay Says:


    How much money did you lose?

  20. Jmarkbuc Says:

    What kind of support did Koetter “not give”

    What was he supposed to do? Come out and say Jameis is hurt that’s why he’s not playing well.

    All coaches generally talk as little as possible about injuries. JW has a penchant for wanting people to cover for him.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    I agree Koetter. Put your name on it. Just like YOU..have put your name on a..4-12 season!

  22. lightningbuc Says:

    The fact these coaches are getting so worked up leads me to believe it’s true.

  23. not there yet Says:

    Nobody cares dirk. It’s true we just don’t know how true. Winston had an Uber driver accident him off groping her, did he? we don’t know but we know he was in the car. People complain to their spouse or co-workers about their job or boss all over the world but they continue to go to work and put on a fake face about how they really feel. So is this really news yes but it was unnecessary, dirk can’t coach he can’t adjust he can’t be a CEO of a team and call plays.

    You can tell he’s a newbie drafting the best tight end in the draft and using him to block. Only a newbie would use his best weapons as decoys in order to throw to lesser players. I’m not on the hire Chucky train but I’m sure as hell on the fire dirk train. He just doesn’t have the fu*k it mentality a coach has to have in a division like this

  24. 911bucs Says:

    Not so sure the Glazers are responsible for squashing this. Use the Chain of command that’s what Licht is supposeed to be for not just drafts.

  25. NFLNut Says:

    I really like Koetter as a person … and I even like him as a coordinator … and I even like him a little as a head coach … but I like Bruce Arians, Jim Harbaugh and Jon Gruden more as head coaches.

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    NFLNut … Arians has a job as HC Arizona that he’s pretty secure in. Jim Harbaugh has a job as HC Michigan that he apparently really likes. Jon Gruden has a job working 3 hours a week for probably more $$$ than the Bucs would pay him.

    Everyone seems to want a different HC (after 2 years yet again), but hopefully the Glazers aren’t so quick to pull the rug out from underneath Koetter. The BIG mistake was making him HC AND OC. That’s a daunting task for experienced HCs like Sean Payton & Andy Reid. For newbies like Dirk, it’s the kiss of death. And yes, you can thank the Glazers AND Jason Licht for dual-hatting him. Can also thank them for not providing him with adequate resources (i.e., quality play-makers) to do the job.

  27. Jimmy T Says:

    Everyone needs to improve including KOETTER . He got caught up in Djax early in the season and his play calling suffered. Also everyone bitches about Jameis turnovers yet no one talks about his TD passes. The new stat is 52 Turnivers in 41 games , what a joke. That’s the new Rick Stroud stat. Hmmm, I did some checking and wow Andrew Luck, everyone’s golden boy has 78 total turnovers in his 70 games played and geez he was 24 when he came out of college. 2 time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning had 73 total turnovers in his FIRST 57 FREAKING GAMES so enough of that stupid stat please. Last week had Dirk started Peyton Barber MAYBE Jameis doesn’t fumble or throw a pick because Barber is BETTER than Martin right now. Everyone should look in the mirror

  28. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    All of this is just another system of 4 wins!!! Win some football games and this “stress” all goes away.