“Appearing At The Mirage For A Two-night Set… “

August 11th, 2018

Stand-up routine.

Joe thoroughly enjoys press conferences held by Bucs coach Dirk Koetter.

Koetter is often upfront, occasionally brutally honest, sometimes glib, often revealing and, yes, informative. And Koetter had the full range going yesterday when he has his first day-after presser of the 2018 season.

The highlight for Joe was Koetter laughing while trying to deadpan an answer as to why Bucs kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 53-yard field goal. Koetter was asked if he could “pinpoint” what went wrong.

Then Koetter went all-David Letterman.

“Yeah, I can pinpoint it,” Koetter said, slowly breaking out in a laugh. “He missed it. Is that pinpoint enough?”

Then Koetter held up his hands to mimic uprights.

“There’s these goal posts like this and — ssshhooo — it went right off to the side.”

Koetter then turned serious and offered he has no issue whatsoever about Catanzaro’s kicking.

This is one reason why Joe likes Koetter. You never know when Chris Rock might make an appearance.

22 Responses to ““Appearing At The Mirage For A Two-night Set… “”

  1. jmarkbuc Says:

    Sorry but this dude is a schmuck….

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Actually that’s pretty funny. How do you even answer that stupid question without giving a stupid answer? Love it.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    LMFAO Joe….that’s hilarious..and anyone that thinks otherwise IMO is a schmuck. JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ lighten the —- up it’s preseason and Koetter IS trying to win FOR the team, himself and YOU!

    jmarkbuc..REALLY??? Why bother?

    Stay Classy………………………..jmarkbuc

    Now I’m starting to understand Joes….wow what an interesting fanbase!!!!

  4. JAB83 Says:

    You never pass the door man… He knons EVERYTHING about everybody… They know everything about everybody…. I found that out the hard way

  5. Back2bucball Says:

    Look ladies and gents , it’s an entertainment business and we get serious about it. At least I do. However just take it for what it is and enjoy it ! When we finally turn the corner, start winning some games and start playing some good football , your going to wish you never bad mouthed your team at all.. We are finally putting some pieces in place and let them gel.. Go bucs

  6. Pete Says:

    I liked his response when asked about Cross!

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe, best I could see, Monken called the entire game from upstairs. Thought it was all very ‘efficient’ … no real gimmick plays, more along the lines of ‘take what the defense gives you’. Had it been a REAL game, with Fitz & the first team offense staying in there, I think the Bucs could’ve put up some big numbers offensively & done a good job of controlling the clock in the process. Do you think we might see more of Monken calling the plays from upstairs during the season or will Dirk stay stubborn & hold onto the reins?

    BTW, would much rather have Catanzaro miss in preseason than during the REAL games. He’s having to get used to a new long-snapper & a new holder, and preseason is the best time to work the bugs out IMO.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    More like sarcasm than comedy. Jenna Lane seems to ask the stupidest questions on a fairly regular basis – coach K just giving her a verbal eye roll in this case….

  9. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Defense Rules

    It is very possible! I think the fact that they are testing Monken for playcalling for 4 games is interesting!!!!! I think it is not set for sure that Head Coach Koetter will take back the playcalling!!!!! And remember, that was only one game!!!!!

    Another layer is that from JW3 camp last year leaked that Winston and Head Coach Koetter were having issues, and did not see eye to eye on somethings!!! Having Monken call plays puts another layer between JW3 and Head Coach Koetter!!!!! Definitely a situation to monitor!!!!!!!!!

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

  10. Bob in Valrico Says:

    No Question that being in the booth calling plays can be an advantage.You have additional advantage of having spotters to help point out weaknesses on the
    opposing defense.
    I still believe Koetter can call plays effectively,but to do that the offense has to come out clicking from the whistle like it did in this game. A more consistant running game should help any coordinator balance the offense and keep the
    the defense guessing. Its also possible that Evan Smith might give the running game an edge in opening up holes for bigger gains. Two of our TD’s came from the running game. Thats a welcome change from last year.

  11. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Koetter does a great job revealing the obvious while hiding what shouldn’t be common knowledge. People trust what he says and that’s refreshing. Weird connection…..I worked as an electrician on Rodney Dangerfied’s last apartment in NYC on 75th St, as well as the Buccaneers’ first lockeroom in the Tampa Stadium expansion 1976.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    Realist … Most veteran QBs probably don’t see eye-to-eye with their OCs from time to time, so I’m not surprised if that might’ve been the case with Winston & Koetter. And especially when you have a losing record. But at the end of the day, successful TEAMs find a way to make the relationships work. Hopefully that’s the case this year. Looks to me like both Jameis AND Fitz can get the job done running this offense.

    Bob … No doubt in my mind that Barber is the key to our running game. (RoJo & Sims add a nice additional dimension, but Peyton will be the one who’ll force the defenses to respect our ‘up-the-gut’ capability. RoJo made a beautiful cut on his TD, but that was a pretty nice hole that the OLine opened up on the left side.

  13. Kobe Faker Says:


    For 3 years, Kobe Faker demanded a new playcaller and finally the dream is about to happen

    The mike martz clone and his deep routes doesnt work without a consistant profient short passing attack

    Monk with his spread college short passing scheme is the answer

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Defense Rules

    I am sure that OC’s every year don’t see “eye to eye” and that is the nature of it!!!!!! But the leaking to the media is a big deal!!!!!! That erodes a huge layer of trust!!!!!!!

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

  15. Godeep66 Says:

    How much will Joe like Dirk next year when he is the QB coach at Cincy? To that end, coaching up his man crush JW.

  16. webster Says:

    Oh my god. Here we have another nobody speculating on what is taking place in the bucs lockerroom. I guess that is why koetter said a long time ago he wished jameis would change the plays more often and it is why jameis said he trusts koetter and will stubbornly run whatever play that is called. If they did not see eye to eye, wouldnt you think jameis would change the play an awful lot? But sure, come on jbf comment section and spew whatever. Buc fans smdh

    Off topic…..where are the armchair gms bashing licht for not drafting derius guice? He is done for the SEASON after 5 rushing attempts. Sure injuries can happen to anyone and it is unfortunate but bashing licht for not picking YOUR guy is utterly stupid. Armchair gms are too funny.

  17. jmarkbuc Says:


    i’m right or I’m wrong..we’ll see soon enough.

    For the record I hope I’m wrong.. but this guy has no cache. Just a coach of convenience. Pretty good OC, but that’s about it.

  18. Season Is Over Says:

    That is the condescending tone only displayed after a Buc win. So, most people simply don’t recognize it.

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    Rodney gets no respect just like the Bucs, their preseason games should be in black and white.

  20. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Keeping up with Marpet moves ,that would put the rookie roommates back together again. Bet there will be some good chemistry there. Now we have to get the seasoned vets on the right to have a friendly competition.

  21. Jeffbuc Says:

    Go deep and Jmark seriously why do you guys even come to this site. All you do is post negatively on every article. So what fun do you get from coming and reading these articles if you hate everything. It’s like me and all espn liberal bs race bating articles. I simply just don’t read them because I don’t like them. Let me guess you are the type of guys who just like go against the grain even if you don’t believe it just to ruffle feathers and get people to argue with you. Because if just added your two cents to every article no one would care so you go the route of naysaying every article. Awesome life’s you two have. Where your joy comes from being negative all day on joe bucsfan

  22. jmarkbuc Says:


    I don’t hate the Bucs. I love them. Makes me sick to see what they have become. ESPECIALLY on Defense.

    It’s the off season, when there are real games being played there will be more interesting things to talk about. I think this coaching staff is not good. Do you really believe they are anything thing but a stop gap until the new regime comes in? So in that regard I don’t see a whole lot of positives.

    Besides how boring would it be if everybody came on here and said “The Bucs are great! DK is the best! If any of that were true, that might be one thing, clearly they are not. If I thought we could all sit in a circle holding hands and chanting “I’m smart enough, I’m good enough, and gosh darn it people like me” and that would turn this team around, I’d be willing to give it a try.

    If you’re old enough to remember the movie “Network” then you remember the climactic line “We’re mad as hell and we”re not gonna take it anymore”

    When the Bucs start doing good, smart things, I’ll cheer as loud as the next fan, but they are gonna have to show me first.

    Until then, I call ’em like I see ’em. Judging by our record, I’m not too wrong at this point.