Sean Payton Says He’s A Big Dirk Koetter Fan

January 24th, 2018

After chest-slapping, bounty-loving, grudge-holding Saints head coach Sean Payton had breakfast with Gerald McCoy, he was on the Pro Bowl practice field today coaching the NFC team.

When the Bucs last saw Payton 3 1/2 weeks ago, he was hitting Dirk Koetter in the chest after the Bucs win during an exchange that went viral. (Video here)

The two played a short game of slappys and, before running off, Payton shared with Koetter that he was still bitter about the events of the Bucs-Saints game in early November, when Mike Evans and Jameis Winston lost control on Saints Pro Bowl rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

((For the record, Joe’s highly confident Koetter would have kicked Payton’s ass if the two went at it. Joe envisions a Mark Breland-like roundhouse right to Payton’s jaw.))

Today, Payton was asked about that season-ending slapfest with Koetter, and Payton got all syrupy talking about how it’s all no big deal and about how he respects Koetter after so many years together in the NFC South. Payton referenced how they even had a connection via former Bucs QB Luke McCown, who played for Koetter in Jacksonville before spending many years backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans.

It all felt a little phony, but Joe can report that Payton was very relaxed talking about Koetter and Payton did not slap Joe in the chest.

26 Responses to “Sean Payton Says He’s A Big Dirk Koetter Fan”

  1. Buc You Says:

    I probably would’ve bought season tickets for life if Koetter had delivered a haymaker right to Payton’s puckered butthole mouth.

  2. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Eff Sean Payton!!! That is all.

  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    Of course he likes Koetter. Smitty too!! He’s probably sayin, keep both of them as coaches Tampa Bay. Just keep doin what you been doin. Put Paytons record up against Koetter’s. Now watch the Saints keep Winning.

  4. Eric Says:

    Super Bowl winning coach, had three straight losing seasons, Saints didn’t pull a dumb ass and fire the guy.

  5. SB Says:

    What Buc You said and I live in Montana. I would have bought them and given them away.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    Payton vs Coach Koetter record head to head is 2 to 2!!!!!!

    and Coach Koetter is 4 wins behind payton since Coach Koetter became head coach!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    I sense dis-ingenuousness…

    I have really grown to dislike this coach over the last few years.

    Holding a grudge against the relatively minor incident of Evans protecting his QB – Yet I’m sure you knew nothing about the Bounties – right Sean?

  8. Not there yet Says:

    I’d be a fan of dork too if I was coaching in this division, he an easy win for them

  9. Locked In Says:

    I bet he’s a big Vikings fan too.
    Skol!!! LOL

  10. Espo Says:

    Did you tell him you’re glad we broke his leg?

  11. Espo Says:

    Not There Yet

    Have you even been watching or bother to look up the games?

  12. Buccan8 Says:

    Espo wins at the internet. I needed that.

  13. SOEbuc Says:

    When Payton wins the division against Koetter’s 5-11 basement team, I would be a big fan of Koetter’s also.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    January 24th, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    and Coach Koetter is 4 wins behind payton since Coach Koetter became head coach!!!!!!

    how many rings does dirk have?….sean is a far better coach and it aint even close…..GO BUCS!!!!

  15. darin Says:

    Youre right Eric. They fired the defensive coordinator and replaced him with an aggressive one. Then payton decided to get back to running the ball. Plus nobody is confusing dirk with payton. As much as i cant stand the guy he won a super bowl. If dirk had won one nobody would be asking for him to be fired. Well not as many that is. So yeah we would love to copy paytons plan to get back to the playoffs. Problem is the bucs dont want to

  16. unbelievable Says:

    Bucsfan951 Says:
    January 24th, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    Eff Sean Payton!!! That is all.


    We talking about Sean Payton, the HC coach of bounty gate?!?

    Fck that guy.

    What a two-faced, hypocritical, lying douchebag. I hope we break his leg again next time our teams play. Just so I can see that pissed off look on his face again.

  17. Rod Munch Says:

    Dirk got totally punked in that exchange and looked like a wimp – then later when asked about it instead of doing something to excite the fans and to create a rivially, instead he just meekly said he likes Payton and hopes for the best. It was an absolutely pitiful display by Dirk who came out looking like a beta male. Dirk could have saved the entire situation by doing everything he did and then at the end when talking about the playoffs he could just simply told Payton to ‘break a leg’… that would have been a huge moment and helped to create some legit hatred between the teams. But to come up with that line would require wit, and to say it would require some balls, neither of which is something I’ve seen Dirk capable of displaying.

  18. DB55 Says:

    This is a bigger crock of crap than when he said McIceCream is good. Lmao.

  19. I’m with Tmaxcon Says:

    Saints haven’t swept us since we’ve drafted Jameis, so to say it’s an easy win is absolutely wrong!

  20. BucEmUp Says:

    One fire away from getting out of the NFC basement and it ain’t Dirk.

  21. Destinjohnny Says:

    Dirk needs to be more of a task master.
    It will be interesting to see how good he can coach if we get him a good roster.

  22. TampaTown Says:

    For the record I would love to see anyone punch Sean Payton in the mouth. Seems like the past month his Mom forgot to give him his Ritalin. He trolled the Falcons with the 28-3 score, he got into a slap fight with Dirk Koetter, he broke out a broom in the locker room after beating the Panthers then mocked Vikings fans with “Skol” before getting kicked in groin by the Minnesota Miracle. Talk about Karma. Seems like he needed to be Tasered and put to bed. And that was the best line ever Espo!

  23. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    Please… he’s already put a bounty on Dirk for next season.

    Brees will throw a pass to the sideline, and Ted Ginn is gonna chase it right into Koetters knee cap!

  24. loggedontosay Says:

    If I knew where I could eat two W’s whenever needed, I would love Dirk Koetter.

  25. loggedontosay Says:

    Highly confident Joe? Why? I have this image of Koetter running all of Raymond James field.

  26. adam from ny Says:

    he does pucker like a fish, or girl doing a selfie on instagram…fish lips payton…word is he alway has lox and cream cheese bagels on sundays before games, so he smells like it too…

    he mad af…we busted his leg and flexed all over his rookie…now he wants to give dirk koetter purple nurples at the 50 yard line as a post game vendetta