Bucs Have New Locker Room Theme

July 28th, 2018

There’s an interesting summer theme inside the gates of One Buc Palace.

It’s a lot better than Lovie Smith’s “California Dreamin'” slogan rolled out years ago.

Dirk Koetter wants everyone “Discipline Driven.” Koetter was wearing that big and bold on the back of his t-shirt today and various members of his staff had it on yesterday, even some players after practice.

Joe talked to many members of the Buccaneers about this and it’s clear that it’s a message that includes an on- and off-the-field approach and mentality.

Kwon Alexander was very firm with Joe in how he interprets the message. “This is a veteran team that knows what to do. Our coaches are back. We know what works and what doesn’t, so now go do what works every minute of every day. Discipline is nothing new to me, but it’s a great way to think about everything your’re doing. I like it.”

Joe asked Adam Humphries what it “Discipline Driven” means to him.

“We’ve had Lavonte [David] speak on it [to the entire team]. Mike Evans spoke on it yesterday. I think it means different things to everybody, but it was good to hear their opinions,” Humphries said.

“You know, to me it’s discipline in what you do off the field and what you do on the field is very key, but it’s just the consistency in how you do it. Can you do it every down. Just keeping that word discipline in your mind when you approach every practice, every play, when you’re watching film and you’re sitting in meetings, I think that’s the key to the motto that we have this year, just bringing that consistently to every aspect of life.”

16 Responses to “Bucs Have New Locker Room Theme”

  1. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    LVD and many others need to talk less and play winning football

  2. jmarkbuc Says:


    Slogans on T shirts don’t do a lot for me. Especially when “it means different things to everybody” and team leaders have to “speak on it” and discuss their feelings about it. Geez, what is this an EST meeting?

    On the bright side, they didn’t go with


  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Discipline – Driven

    So basically the exact opposite of the Swaggy Baker methodology…

  4. Not there yet Says:

    I agree this is a veteran team and the coaching staff has been around long enough that discipline should be easier meaning communication issues shouldn’t happen. There should be no slow starts on offense and no lapses on defense

  5. Jman5 Says:

    Someone better tell JaBoob

  6. Bob in Valrico Says:

    LVD and many others talk when they are asked a question. Unfortunately too many people try to pick apart their attempts
    to answer the questions. Just like the team theme, there can be a number of interpretations of what they said and what they meant.

  7. Jman5 Says:

    LVD is a relatively quiet humble guy a lot like London fletcher putting up great HOF type numbers but little to know acclaim.

  8. Jman5 Says:


  9. BucNole Says:

    Its ok i guess. . . even if it is a little meh

    How about:
    Always earned, Never given!
    Win from Within!
    Team First!
    Refuse to Lose!
    It’s Our time!
    Yes We Will!
    Believe & Achieve!
    Ready to Rumble!
    Eyes on the Prize!

    ok sorry I got a little carried away

  10. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Jman5, you are correct, there may not be a better comparison

  11. TbT813 Says:

    Every team every year has a slogan, from little league to high school to college to pro. I like the slogan it’s simple and to the point.

  12. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Dusty Rhodes please stop it because then the self entitled fans will say he owes them a response since they help pay part of his salary!

  13. Ed Says:

    Most successful phrase—Pound the Rock

    If this comes close to an 11-5 season, give Koetter a raise

  14. teacherman777 Says:

    Mantras are good!

    They are American proverbs!

    I like the US Soccer Team’s song,

    “I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!”

    Mantras are deep.

    I liked the Bucs Super Bowl team’s mantra.

    “No excuses. No explanations.”

  15. jmarkbuc Says:


    That was Tony Dungy’s mantra. But an excellent one

  16. Will Morton Says:

    Anyone know where to get this shirt?