“It Looked Clean As Hell”

September 14th, 2018

One ex-Buccaneer was highly impressed by the overall operation of the Bucs in New Orleans — outside of the playcalling.

As fans know, Dirk Koetter made the bold career move of turning over playcalling to offensive coordinator Todd Monken. So how did that translate?

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht studied all things Bucs-Saints and gave Bucs’ game management high marks, as led by a Dirk Koetter who was freed up to interact with all phases of the team.

“I’ll tell you what it’s done for Dirk, from a game management and engaging with players on both sides [of the ball] and just kind of running the operation, it looked clean as hell,” Becht told WIP sports radio in Philadelphia this week. “And I think that was a positive thing, as well, as I watched last game.”

On Monken’s new role, Becht said he saw improvement in the design of the offense.

“It’s been a really nice flow. It seems like there’s a little bit more opportunities, play-to-play within the passing game,” Becht said. “When I went back and watched the tape, you just saw every play had something for the quarterback to throw and it was well designed. You know, Dirk Koetter still has some say; it’s his offense. I think Monken doing a good job in the preseason, it kind of fell in his lap a little bit.”

It was just one game, but things were humming along well in arguably the NFL’s toughest road environment — except for the Bucs defense. Unfortunately, Dirk Koetter, with his newfound free time, couldn’t get out there to rush the passer and cover Michael Thomas.

Becht added the Bucs offensive line was the best he’s seen it in a while in New Orleans, though he sees right guard as a weak link leading into the matchup against the Eagles’ talented D-line.

15 Responses to ““It Looked Clean As Hell””

  1. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Outstanding! Very, very cool !! — GO BUCS!!

  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Any news in Vita ?

  3. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs have won 2 straight games

    Against the same team

    There”s a lot of football left to be played

    15 games to be exact

  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    Vita Who ?….it has been said it is a “calf injury”….vague ….muscle”…Achilles?…ruptured blood vessel ?…nerve ..?

  5. El_Buc941 Says:

    @LakeLand Yeah it was the same team….that was trying to win the last game of the year to secure the NFC South Crown and the first game if the year AT home. They were suppose to have a better run game than us,better defense, and home field advantage.so yeah..

  6. joestang Says:

    Never seen Dirk smile so much on the sidelines. I will keep smiling also if Monken is calling plays.

  7. LakeLand Says:

    This is nothing to get excited over

    That’s all I’m saying

  8. SOEbuc Says:


    True fans get excited every week. Even if we go 5-11. Going up against the former SB champs week 2 at home with our back up QB that threw for 400 yrds and had 4 TDs is something to be excited about.

  9. DPewter Says:

    Why is there no news on Vita Vea? What happened to a return in 2-4 weeks? C’mon its not like hes some waiver pickup, hes our first round pick!

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    would really like to see 2TE sets this week…..OJ and brate would have mismatches all day…..


  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    Excitement to the moon and back, I know that has never happened but with this all around proclaimed tough Bucs schedule a 2-0 start would be a big time message to shout out to future opponents that these Bucs ain’t to be trifled with this season.

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    Becht makes a good point: from a coaching/game management perspective, hat game did indeed looked “clean.”

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Don’t you guys think if there was some news on Vea, that Joe would post it?


  14. ManzielMadness Says:


    Agree with you on that, would like to see OJ and Brate get more targets

  15. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    I can just see it, Brees tackled in the backfield by Koetter…

    Sean Payton comes running out and a sideline clearing brawl ensues!

    Both head coaches are ejected…

    I like it!