Dirk Koetter: Noah Spence Will Play Sunday

October 19th, 2018

Change is coming to the Buccaneers defensive line.

You only need one hand to count how many snaps defensive end Noah Spence has had this season. The No. 39 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft has been a bust unable to crack the lineup on the NFL’s worst defense.

But that will change Sunday.

Dirk Koetter announced on his Buccaneers Radio Network show this evening that Spence will be active against the Browns and will play.

“Noah will be active and he’ll get a chance to get in there and do some damage,” Koetter said.

Vinny Curry and Gerald McCoy are out with injuries and Spence now has a chance to change his career.

Whatever has been going on with Spence, it won’t matter any longer if he can produce.

33 Responses to “Dirk Koetter: Noah Spence Will Play Sunday”

  1. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Ok Noah Spence, here you go, this is your chance. — This is your chance to make a statement and to make some plays to show that you are going to be a factor on this team going forward. — Take hold of this opportunity and MAKE something of IT.

  2. Easy Says:

    But will he play special teams?!

  3. Clarence Says:

    Since Spence has been kept off the field by the worst defensive coaching staff in history, it’ll probably turn out that he’s actually progressed incredibly well and gets three sacks lmao

  4. BucThis Says:

    But can he pass block though????

    Opps wrong 2nd round pick

  5. Locked In Says:

    He must be in ecstasy! oops, poor choice of words.

  6. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Spence needs to show something in this game. For his sake and Jason Lichts’.

  7. Alphabucfan Says:

    TBD you hit the nail on the head bro. Go get em Spence plzz prove all of wrong an take the bust label banner down bro

  8. Alphabucfan Says:

    Why are my comments not posting joe lol

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    My God with this guy……just show up and get shut down so we can release you and forget about you. Three years of this guy and I’m sock of his ugly face!!!

  10. LakeLand Says:

    Will he play on running downs?

  11. Lunchbox Says:

    Ecstasy lol classic

  12. i like gunslingers Says:

    this is the end my dearest friend the end, to our elaborate plans the end, no safety or corner the end, to look in koetters eyes the end

  13. t.posse Says:

    Looking forward to Noah playing too! Well said TBD. Go Bucs!

  14. Kobe Faker Says:

    “This is why you cant win with a bad GM who continuously wiffs on players…

    Nowhere Spence, Ryan Smith, Caleb Benenoch, our 199lber shouldnt be dressed in an NFL game but the team is forced to play these stiffs so the GM wont look bad”

    Kobe Faker

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    I heard Duffner was asking Spence today if, Molly wanted a cracker?

  16. The Real Malloy Says:

    I’ve already seen more from Carl Nassib than I have Spence. He’s our future starter.

  17. Season Is Over Says:

    Noah Presence is going to shock the world.

  18. Not there yet Says:

    Ok Noah it’s your chance to give us production or decent compensation in a trade because it’s pointless to sit this guy on the bench. Hope he changes his own fortunes Sunday

  19. SOEbuc Says:


  20. Jim Says:

    Told Koetter I’d jump into the line up and he was about to take up my offer, so kinda glad Spence got the nod. See me flung about like a rag doll…

  21. PolkFan Says:

    People do not realize he’s a 34 olb it hurts

  22. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Ya’ll called him Spawn!

  23. Bucsfan77 Says:

    I see the comments about the drugs, has there been a report that I haven’t read that details that is or was his issue? I know there was talk about gaining a lot of weight and loosing it which would point to a PED, but I haven’t read anything confirming that.

  24. Mike Says:

    I really hope he has 5 sacks- and they fire Koetter and Light

  25. Destinjohnny Says:

    Time to unleash the 4.88 ballooned up 255 pound guy with one move to the outside

  26. adam from ny Says:

    is he like some dope fiend or something?…are they hiding him on the bench or something because there’s like a rule or something that maybe if you don’t play a certain amount, you might not be eligible for the random drug testing?…is there a stipulation like that in the rules and they are protecting “yung spawn”???…why is everyone suggesting he is all doped up in the above comments?…
    i haven’t heard anything about this inside the publics supermarket i chill at…what’s going on???


  27. MadMax Says:

    another poser….sheseh, get rid of these posers already!!!!

  28. MadMax Says:

    rich guys posing as football players….im SICK OF IT!!! GTFO!!!!

  29. Owlykat Says:

    Get after it Sunday and show us how you got over five sacks with a bum shoulder! I also hope Nassib gets some sacks too so JPP doesn’t get double teams all day!

  30. Reach87 Says:

    Way to go numbskull! Starting some baseless drug talk without any evidence whatsoever. Against someone on this team. You call yourself a Bucs fan? No excuse for that garbage. Go Bucs!

  31. Stonedbuc Says:

    How many Bucs players were at 2001 this week?

  32. DalvinCookRules Says:

    Terrible defense now besieged with injuries, it’s hard to see this team winning more than 4 more games this year, at best. This team really needs a new coaching staff, one that is more hard-nosed & attentive to details. You need a new guy in charge of finding talent as well, because they are going to find at least three stud defensive players next year to have any hope.

  33. Buc4evr Says:

    I hope I’m wrong, but the guy has nothing at DE and unfortunately tomorrow will probably more of the same. He should be playing OLB, not DE, but what do I know….