King: Chucky Saved Koetter

January 9th, 2018

A sect of Bucs fans wanted Dirk Koetter gone this month because the Bucs terribly under-performed and finished with a 5-11 record.

Well, for those folks who have been in hibernation since Team Glazer decided to retain Koetter, there is one man to blame, said chewing-with-his-mouth-open, soup-gulping, California train-romancinganti-football proliferationouthouse-admiringairline-nappingsteerage-flyingYogi Berra-worshipingurinal picture-takingvideo game-playingTaylor Swift-listeningpickpocket-thwartingBucs-uniform-frowningAllie-LaForce-smittenBig-Ten-Network-hatingpedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerking, craft beer-chugging, cricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-readingNPR-honkfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-training, social activist Peter King of fame. And that man’s name is Chucky.

Appearing last week with the one and only Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, heard exclusively on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio, King noted that if Chucky wanted to coach the Bucs, he would be the coach of the Bucs today.

Chris “Mad Dog” Russo: Out of all the coaches who stayed, are you surprised Koetter survived down there in Tampa?

Peter King: I think Koetter saved his job not by winning his last game of the season or anything like that. I think he saved his job because Jon Gruden went to Oakland.

So there you have it folks. For those who are angry Chucky is not on the Bucs sidelines, blame Chucky, not Team Glazer.

47 Responses to “King: Chucky Saved Koetter”

  1. Nate Says:

    yupp…sounds about right

  2. Lamarcus Says:

    Even if Gruden was available I’ll still would of went with Koetter.

  3. Nate Says:

    But whats deeper when you strip this onion Joe is WHY he went to Oakland

    The Uber thing plus the loose cannon tirades from the eating W nonsense that should of not elevated over alphabet soup speech

    plus the New Orleans New World Order Booker T finger push imitation

    LEAD to grudens choice….right or wrong ….we shall see


  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    Whatever. I just hope it works out for the Bucs. I’ll enjoy watching from the couch and not the stadium next season. Good luck with ticket sales.

  5. Joe Says:

    Even if Gruden was available I’ll still would of went with Koetter.

    Struggled through a Dull Patrick podcast because a reader swore he heard Patrick reference JoeBucsFan (it was actually Joe Buck) and man, did Patrick tee off on Chucky being an overrated coach. Basically said Chucky’s made tens of millions off a lie (that he is an offensive guru). Patrick believes Chucky will destroy Derek Carr.

  6. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    Nate it’s a 100 million reasons he went to Oakland. Not any of them have to do with yours.

  7. BrianBucs Says:

    No way the Glazers were going to shell out that much money for Gruden or anybody else. Plus we really don’t know if Gruden wanted to come here anyway.
    When the Glazers only extended Licht’s contract for one year, bringing back Koetter and with Winston entering his contract year, I think that was the Glazers saying “you guys have one more year to turn this thing around”

  8. Nate Says:

    Buc Fan in NC Says:
    January 9th, 2018 at 12:26 am
    Nate it’s a 100 million reasons he went to Oakland. Not any of them have to do with yours.



    I like jameis as much as the next fan …but IF your a real bucs fan you will admit he has to lock in like Brady does…and don’t be afraid to call out the foolishness

    UNLESS you have friends that played for his brother or played for him himself


    Some og you I tell you if you have NO LIMIT TO CALLING YOUR QB OUT WHEN NECESSARY

    what do you think that does…enables him to get worse or make him better

    I guarantee you his FSU brethren is telling him the same thing but he answers to the bucs front office which has the same attitude as you

    I wouldn’t feel I would need to change for the better either SMDH

  9. Nate Says:

    Some of * you / typo

  10. Nate Says:

    (and that brethren would be Brooks btw)

  11. Eric Says:

    Naturally it couldn’t possibly be that Chucky didn’t trust the Glazer boys and went with the organization he had best chance to succeed.

    That, in my book, makes it the Glazer’s fault. The same reason they couldn’t get anybody else of any note to coach the team.

    We shall see if he “ruins” Carr.

    But even if he is league MVP I’m sure nobody around here would give him any credit.

  12. Guzzie Says:

    Ok enough already We all have been doing this bulls!t too long, Bucs management get this done already
    A fix our defense
    B tell our QB to grow up
    C get a RB
    D stop playing for fieldgoals
    E try to save your Fusking job dummy

  13. Guzzie Says:


  14. Joel Says:

    Brilliant obvious observation by Peter King.


  15. Joel Says:

    I think the sun came up this morning because night time was over.

  16. Joe Says:

    But even if he is league MVP I’m sure nobody around here would give him any credit.

    Joe will!

  17. IE Buc Says:

    Just because Gruden went to the Raiders does not mean Koetter should have stayed. Koetter should have been fired no matter what.

    There were plenty of coaches available, all who were upgrades over Koetter. They were young hot shots like Nagy and DeFilipo and former HCs like Schwartz and McDaniels.

  18. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I’ve been thinking this all along. This isn’t 2002 anymore otherwise Lovie Smith might have panned out. What makes anyone think Jon is going to do squat after 10 years? Did he get us over the hump? Yes. But after that what did he do?
    He tried to remodel this team, but in the end he left the cupboards bare. What young QB has he developed? Who has he drafted?
    Thank you glazers for bucking this coaching carousel and giving this team what it hasn’t had in 10 years, a 3rd year coach. Thank you for ignoring this moronic fan base for once. A fan base who clamors for change for the sake of change. Who demands instant gratification instead of understanding how to build. You might not presell as many tickets but everyone will hop back on the bandwagon when we start winning.

  19. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Bottom line….you can trust what Koetter says. Gruden lost the trust of the players. I’ve had my fill of liars over the last year or so. Gruden won with players other coaches trained. The spotlight should be on the team, not the HC. Give Koetter a healthy team and he will win. This franchise needs stability, not another regime change.

  20. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Correction 7 years. Forgot about Raheem. Raheem deserved a 3rd year more than Koetter does but Heem’s players quit on him bad. Too many Freemans and Winslow clowns and not enough Jameis(es?) and Kwons.

  21. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    Nate wth are you saying? I can’t understand that jibberish you typed up. Please construct proper sentences when responding. I’m not in your brain so I can’t understand it.

  22. Bird Says:


    Don’t listen to ball gargaler NC buc..Jameis does nothing wrong in his eyes …everyone needs Jameis to be the guy and everyone is behind him , otherwise , the bucs will be set back another 5 years. Unfortunately , he cannot be criticized by many posters here , even though he is the most important player on the field , who touches the ball every offensive play.

    I know you have commented being former player. But not Nate Webster. Are you able to share ? All good if not…

    Us Nates need to stick together!

  23. Bird Says:

    Watch the Alabama game last night ?

    Two qbs for Alabama. Same players on offense. Same coaches.

    1 qb was losing the game for Alabama

    1 qb won the game for Alabama.

  24. AceofAerospace Says:

    Well now, Peter King said it. Then it must be true. Did you notice he said “I think”? Not “I know for a fact”. It’s his opinion. Nothing more. Show me the offer the Glazers made Gruden. I doubt they made one. “If” they wanted Gruden, it’s their fault, not his. Period.

  25. Phil Says:

    I have to say I agree with Peter on this one.

  26. bkbuc Says:

    I wanted him gone because he was out coached in every game.

  27. Rrsrq Says:

    Glazers should’ve gave him the Lovie ultimatum, Lovie fire your son or you’re fired…. Dirk fire your friend or you’re fired, ijs.

  28. denjoe Says:

    So there you have it folks. For those who are angry Chucky is not on the Bucs sidelines, blame Chucky, not Team Glazer.

    How about blame the glazers for this team sucking for years and for not identifying a good coach since Chucky left.

  29. Jim Says:

    Gruden got way overpaid. The Raiders set him up for failure by offering that contract. He has no room for failure, its Super Bowl or he will have failed.

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m happy Koetter got another year…..let’s fix the problems with the Dline and add a RB and things will change…..oh, and Koetter needs to learn his limitations. Delegate the playcalling, Dirk

    As for Gruden, I wll be eternally grateful to him for that Super Bowl and I wish him luck with the Raiders……I have mixed emotions about bringing him back, but I don’t have to deal with those anymore.

  31. WillieG Says:

    What if Gruden planned to go to the Raiders all along and asked the Glazers to remain silent so that he could negotiate more money? That would be funny as hell.

  32. Roadwarrior Says:

    Another horse being beaten.

  33. Pick6 Says:

    where is this “better organization” everyone is talking about? If you consider the Glazers to be a liability, baby Davis has to be considered the same with the Raiders. After failing to get a stadium in the longtime home, he came in 3rd place in the race for Los Angeles and then botched his first attempt to move to Vegas. What evidence is there in the time both have been without Chucky that one is a better franchise than the other

    On the field The raiders have barely been better than the 80s\90s bucs since they lost that superbowl to us. They have 3 great young talents in Carr and Khalil Mack but the rest of the roster needs to get younger and\or better.

    In the end, ownership and talent would not have outweighed the dollars and the roster control assurances. No matter how bad or impatient an owner is, you get paid for 10 years of work. and no matter what is happening with the roster, if you plan to see out your 10 years and control the whole operation, David Carr might be the only player still on the team when the contract is up

  34. Pick6 Says:

    *2 great young talents


    Bottom line… Whether Gruden succeeds or fails miserably, THAT MTHRFKR GETS 100 MILLION DOLLARS!!! that’s crazy.

  36. ndog Says:

    Why does everyone have to make everything about Jameis. Man the hate for this kid in this town is so strong. He works his butt off, cares about winning, is a great teammate, is good in the community (if you don’t believe it look it up) and is getting better no matter what anyone says. Despite all of that any article that comes out regardless if it about him or not you will still have 15-20 (at least) comments about how it is his fault. You people kill me and clearly have not seen QB’s play for this team that did not care, were not talented, or did not improve. You have no idea how lucky we are to have a player that wants it so badly and cares so much, that alone should give him the benefit of the doubt, but nope just rip rip rip all day everyday.

  37. Hodad Says:

    The Bucs need to be on the lookout for the next Gruden.

  38. chickster Says:

    Ticket sales will be down next year due to the upcoming lack luster season a lot of buc fan have very little to get up about . Team glazers have to make a splash and I mean a big splash . if the upcoming season is what I think it will be we are back in the Culverhouse era and worse

  39. The Buc Realist Says:


    It can’t be helped if the sheep only get excited for sideshows!!!!!! If they were not excited by the last game of the season, which was DAMN exciting!!!!!! Then we do not need fake fans at RJS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fix the “real” problems!!!!! The Trenches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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



  41. ben Says:

    ndog.. Winston has more weapons the most other teams and yet is at best an average qb. cant connect on the long ball with one of the best receivers in the league. Makes poor decisions on the field and bucs back up qb won 2 games. As far as community goes I agree but _if he gets suspended ,another story.For the 1st pick in the draft he has been passed by with other new qb’s drafted after him.

  42. 813bucboi Says:

    IE Buc Says:
    January 9th, 2018 at 3:30 am
    Just because Gruden went to the Raiders does not mean Koetter should have stayed. Koetter should have been fired no matter what.


    GO BUCS!!!

  43. 813bucboi Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    January 9th, 2018 at 9:45 am
    It can’t be helped if the sheep only get excited for sideshows!!!!!! If they were not excited by the last game of the season, which was DAMN exciting!!!!!! Then we do not need fake fans at RJS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOL….why wait until the last game of the season to give the fans what we want……a “WIN!!!”…..

    the first 15 games are important too!!!!…..someone should’ve told dirk!!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  44. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Chucky was and IS fabulously wealthy if he quit today and turned down the Raiders contract. I just do not believe money was the driving force. So if the Bucs offered half or only 50 million does that make us understand the decision any better based solely on money?

    Chucky has at least three years before he gets fired. In three years what are the odds that either Carr or #3 get injured. What if they’re not even still playing.

    As important as QB is to any team…and given Chuckys rep as QB guru…I get the conversations comparing Jameis and Carr but I simply find it hard to believe a man makes a decision based on ONE player in a league where the players get hurt all the time.

    I’m sure the QB is a “factor” but I can’t believe that’s the determining factor.

    If you’re adding all the “factors”…$$$…CONTROL…you might add the Raiders D…they have some generational talent there.

    I just don’t think Chucky fit here. Not saying that in a bad way just an observation. He could only have failed here short of winning another SB.
    A lot less pressure in Las Vegas.

  45. LakeLand Says:

    $10 million a year is not overpaying a Head Coach. Players are making over twice that much.

  46. pick6 Says:

    @SPBF, i don’t think it was all about money. however, i think he has an opportunity with the money with the Raiders that probably would not exist in Tampa. Despite the denials that he’s getting a piece of the team outright, i bet he can hit certain milestones and use much of that $100 million to buy a piece of the franchise whenever he retires. Al Davis got his stake in the Raiders in a similiar way IIRC, so it makes sense to me that his starstruck son would put that added touch on the deal. I think a pathway to ownership and the promise of something approaching absolute control (which contributed to his downfall here) were 2 difference makers that meant more than the 9 figure contract in the end. But hey, 10 guaranteed years of income is not a bad thing either

  47. JonBuc Says:

    Just heard Gruden’s introductory press conference on XM radio. He sounded good…and of course Mark Davis was a giddy little dutch boy. Raiders should be excited…meanwhile The Dirk continues to be an apologist to opponents and limp chimp to the media and therefore fans.