Clock Ticking On Regime Change

November 18th, 2018

Bucs and Dirk Koetter are 9-20 since their highest of highs.

It’s hard to lose with proficiency like the Bucs have displayed since their highest of highs in the post-Chucky era.

The Buccaneers’ five-game winning streak ended in December 2016, a run that pushed them to 8-5 and to the brink of something beautiful. And then it starting raining losses.

Our beloved Bucs, Dirk Koetter’s Bucs, are 9-20 since the streak.

They’ve lost with turnovers and penalties and historically bad defense, and via brutal special teams play that includes a lack of discipline on return teams. Throw in a circus show at quarterback, and it all adds up to a new head coach next season.

Now it’s just a matter of how Team Glazer manages the regime change. Team Glazer was on the field before the game at Giants Stadium talking to Jason Licht extensively and schmoozing with various important-looking people.

Joe doubts a move is made before the end of the season. But you just never know.

95 Responses to “Clock Ticking On Regime Change”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Can we please fire this clueless bum already?

  3. SteveK Says:

    I think we need a new GM along with HC. I’m not sure if Jameis is the future, as I hope he shows us he is the rest of the way.

  4. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Jameis played admirably. So did most of the offense sans Djax. And Peyton Barber looked like a stud.

  5. Bucs Fan #7423 Says: Says:

    Coward coach Koetter still refuses to help fix the defense. Tough to win when you gotta score 48 points!!!!!!!!

  6. Buc believer Says:


  7. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Please be done with Dirk.

    He showed how much he knows by trotting a 35 year old journeyman and trying to sell fans that he represents our best chance to win.

  8. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Dirk and the whole coaching staff need to go. We need to resign Jameis and gut the defense.

  9. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Licht needs to be first out the door he is solely responsible for this disaster

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    0-5 Fitz

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    put the poor guy out of his misery

  12. VFL98 Says:

    BYE BYE DIRK!! Winston haters have egg all over their faces.

  13. Pete O'Connor Says:

    Hopefully, Koetter is fired by tonight, Monken to be the interim Head Coach and we can start conducting a head coach and GM search now and get a jump on most other teams.

  14. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I promise you the GLAZERS will fire the GM

    …………..CleAn house glazers

    blow it up!

  15. TheNorm Says:

    Fumble in the end zone.
    A pick
    And should’ve had another pick.

    Lmao yea really worth 20 million.
    You people that think he’s good should stop breathing

  16. VFL98 Says:

    one thing about the Glazers, their dumb enough to listen to us fans. Fire Dirk!

  17. nycBUC Says:

    “Ryan Fitzpatrick gives us the best chance to win’

    not my words, just the idiot from pocatello Idaho who is somehow still the coach of this team. Just leave him in New Jersey, don’t let him get on the plane.

  18. TheNorm Says:

    Egg on their face?

    Why because he played ok against a 2 win team?

    Lmao hahahahah ok moron

  19. Rick Says:

    If only we can keep Jameis for a one year prove it deal, under a new regime with a plan B of coarse.

  20. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Glazers should fire Koetter during his post game speech.

  21. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    So the 36 year old turn over prone guy with a weak arm gave us the best chance to win today??? GTFOH! Only the JW haters and the head coach thought that. You dug your own grave with that decision. Pack your sh1t and get out!

  22. VFL98 Says:

    THE NORm.! How does that egg feel!!! 4 drives, 4 touchdowns.. splat!!!

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Hey, just curious…who called the offensive plays today?

    Monken. So don’t blame Koetter for bad play calling.

  24. VFL98 Says:

    Yea Egg on their face!! Winston did his job. That’s why your a clueless fan, you don’t get it.. SMH

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    TheBucsAnthem Says
    “I promise you the GLAZERS will fire the GM”

    How is this loss on the GM?

  26. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Be honest bucs fans

    JAMEIS almost had three turnovers

    a fumble and two INTs…………

  27. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Yeah Norm he threw 4 touchdown passes and moved the team with absolute precision. GTFOH talking about a last second Hail Mary that got picked off. Your hatred is blinding you.

  28. VFL98 Says:

    THe NORM is calling me a moron because Winston played well enough to keep his!!! Another Tampa fan showing their IQ…

  29. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Bonzai

    Cleaning house

    The GM gotta go

  30. TheNorm Says:


    Hahahaha wow. Ok. A fumble in the end zone. An INT to finish the game. And should’ve had 2 more picks. Lmao. Egg on my face?

    No that’s nuts in your face.

    The giants are a 2 win team and you’re acting like Winston is great or elite?

    Are you stupid?

  31. Rojas Says:

    Are we really blaming Jameis for a hail marry INT, that DJax clearly gave up on ? An didn’t even attempt to fight for ? lol.

  32. NoTalentonDefense Says:

    Without canning the GM too, firing Dirk is just putting a band aide on a gaping wound.

  33. VFL98 Says:

    Almost??? really?

  34. Pete I Says:

    5 drives , 4 TD’s and one INT that cost us the game.

    Sounds like Winston.

    San Francisco will be excited…

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – Dirk was holding the call sheet and talking a ton, that’s generally the sign he’s calling the plays. I know he said Monken would, but I think Dirk flaked out again and changed his mind.

    In any case the offensive game plan wasn’t bad, they got a ton of yards, just the wrong QB was in there.

  36. VFL98 Says:

    NORM.. really? quit typing on your jail cell computer and get back to your hole..

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    I literally said the Winston haters at the end of the day would say he cost them the game. LOL! They’re such idiots.

  38. SilverBuc Says:

    The haters have egg on their faces for sure!! Hahaha

  39. TheNorm Says:

    Wow you dudes love some sack in your mouths lmao

    You are literally acting like the Bucs won. Lmao.

    He is not worth 20 million.

    2 turnovers and should’ve been 3 or 4 and you’re happy?

    Man the bar has been set so low that you people think average is elite.

  40. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    TheNorm has a point

    The Giants arent a good team

    While Jameis did good things

    …….he still almost had three turnovers himself before the hail mary

    and you can’t deny that

    I wouldve loved if DJAX atleast tried to contest that last pass but DJAX never fights for the ball

  41. BrianBucs Says:

    Bucs just lost to a horrible team that was 2-7 coming in. FIRE EVERYBOBY!

  42. Anonymous Says:

    Norm is an idiot!!! He threw a Hail Mary that got picked and you say it was a bad throw. Learn football!!!

  43. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Fire Koetter! Goodbye you have developed nobody, and that’s what coaches do.

  44. SilverBuc Says:

    Rod you called it! This is a comically bad fanbase

  45. Matts17 Says:

    Koetter and Licht can help each other pack. GTF outta my town.

  46. TheNorm Says:

    Ok wait till they play real teams and the Winston of old will rear that head.

    Well see who has egg on the face at the end of the season.

    Odds are it’ll be you nut suckers

  47. Architek Says:

    Trash team trash quarterbacks

  48. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Say goodbye to GMC, Grimes, David, Dotson, djax, Fitz. Time to finally build this defense and get Winston NFL caliber coaching.

  49. Troy Says:

    Today, Dirk proved why he’s not a head coach. Should have replaced Fitz at half. It was a no-brainer. Koetter needs to go now and this team needs to be put on notice that the roster is going to be rolled over next year.

  50. SFNJ Says:

    Hire Tony Dungy as President of Foot Operations and let him do the future hiring. Please!

  51. TheNorm Says:


    These idiots literally think he walks on water. They don’t understand logic.

    The giants are a terrible team with a crap defense and yet they act like Winston did something great.

    Lmao such idiots.

  52. Pops Malone Says:

    Its all bad. But keeping Mike Smith around with this garbage defense may be the worst of all. He kept his buddy around, ended up having to fire him anyways, and soon enough he will pay for it with his own job, I hope you feel like your loyalty to your buddy was worth it. Because you are going to lose your job because of it. What a mess. Worst part is, I don’t think the idiot owners are capable of fixing it either. Whatever.

  53. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Oh and Winston again is the least of our worries. Since he has been here our defense has been probably the leagues worst. Keep Nassib, JPP, Kwon, and all rookies that’s about it. Purge the rest!

  54. John B Says:

    Winston was lucky to not have thrown 3 more int’s – we were playing a D nearly as bad as us, let’s not get excited please

    DJax is a PUNK

    Fitz showed who he really is again

    Can we even beat SF with this joke of a D?

    Moniken coached their QB in college – he is going to pick this crap show apart

    Please cut Devante Bond immediately, Kevin Minter has to be better than him

    Whole FO is gone – 3-7 is all that matters, again

  55. Hamsandwichtime Says:

    Pete is a moron.. the Hail Mary cost us the game. Are you kidding. Learn the game.

  56. Iron wombat Says:

    Jameis haters when your basing your arguments on hypothetical turnovers you’ve got nothing.

  57. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Only person on offense I would give up on is Jackson. He barely gives any effort on not perfectly thrown balls. Guy is selfish. Simple as that!

  58. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey guys if we said at the end of week 10 the Bucs would be tied with the Jags for wins and have one less win than the Packers, I’m sure we’d have all taken that. So by that standard Dirk is having a great year!

  59. TheNorm Says:

    Lmao ok Winston lovers just wait till we play some better teams

  60. Hamsandwichtime Says:

    Haters are morons. Pete thinks Hail Mary lost the game… lol

  61. Dapostman Says:

    Koetter and DJax need to take their bromance to another town. DJax is a ZERO effort guy and a one trick pony. Koetter is in way over his head because he’s wishy washy. He changes play callers. He changes QB’s. He doesn’t have a blueprint on how to win in the NFL. DJax is just another diva WR.

  62. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @vfl don’t act like fitz hasn’t came in after Winston screwed up and did the same thing Winston did today. I’m not a Winston hater and fitz lover. I’m a fan of my bucs. Let’s hope the next gm and hc can determine if Winston is worth keeping or getting another franchise qb.

  63. Bucsfan951 Says:

    @rod lol right! That made me chuckle


    Not a QB3 honk. Just a guy who likes football. Got a Question… Why do people continue to bitch about “ALMOST TURNOVERS?”

  65. D-Rome Says:

    The offensive play calling was fine. It’s on the players.

    Who brought in these players?

  66. Rod Munch Says:

    BROCKTACULAR – Better question is why didn’t we hear that same thing when Fitz played Carolina, he literally had 2 passes that “should” have been INT’s and he fumbled in the Bucs red zone and a Bucs offensive lineman just happened to fall on the ball saving the turnover. It’s almost like the Winston haters have an agenda…

  67. Bucsfan Says:

    That Hail Mary pass was weak as hell , here’s a nugget for everyone neither Winston or fitz is the answer both are bad qbs.

  68. D-Rome Says:

    “Why do people continue to bitch about “ALMOST TURNOVERS?””

    Because it shows the decision making process and lack of ball control, the same exact problems that haven’t changed since his FSU days. 50 games later it’s the same BS.

    Fitz vs. Jay-Miss is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter who starts. What matters is if he has what it takes to be a franchise QB. We know that answer already. Let’s not pretend we need to see more.

  69. Dapostman Says:

    Aaron Rodger’s team is 4-5-1 and should be 4-6 if the Vikings pk could kick.

    Matt Ryan’s team is 4-6.

    Carson Wentz is 3-4.

    Matt Stafford is 4-6.

    All these QB’s have losing records and have better rosters than Tampa’s yet they are LOSING. Winston or Fitzpatrick will not lead a bad roster to the playoffs. Right now better QB’s than them are in the same boat.

  70. Burton21 Says:

    Bruce Arians!

  71. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    Find a way to win or lose. Fitz decision plus going for it on 4th down in the first.

  72. Dapostman Says:

    When people call Fitzpatrick, Fitz and Winston, Jay Miss it just shows bias. Pretty simple to see.

  73. Maddognavy Says:

    Who are they going to get that would be willing to come in and Coach this team?

  74. Drunkinybor Says:

    I may be in the minority but I think we should stick with Dirk. Hire a real D-coordinator anf keep the offences continuity. With some damn defence we would be killing it. I blame the g.m more then the head coach who was brought in to fix the offence. Dirk did that now fix that horrid horrid defence.

  75. Bobby M. Says:

    Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades….and Winston die hards.


  76. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Bruce Arians!!

  77. Troy Says:

    I can’t wait for the season to end. I freaking hate saying that. I want the entire office at one Buc cleaned out. I know that can’t happen until the season ends.

  78. Fire Light Says:

    Hopefully The Glazers told Licht he’s gotta fire Koetter and then he will get fired shortly after.

  79. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Bucsfan insert next name at QB and you will say the same about him as well like you know everything. Again our issue at QB is not the issue so focus your efforts elsewhere.

  80. Dapostman Says:

    @Bobby M,

    Winston is 18-7 when his defense gives up 24 pts or less. 24 pts is the league average. So when Winston’s defense plays average or better he is a winning QB. Why are Buc fans sooooooo obtuse?

  81. TBTemojin Says:

    TheNorm has lost his mind lol!!! He’s out here crying like he just lost an election. Hahaha face it bro Jameis > Fitz!!!! Both are not the problem with this team….. That pathetic a$$ defense though… The $20 mil argument for a starting QB proves you don’t know the NFL. $20 mil is the floor for starting QBs so its either $20 mil or a rookie and Jameis is better then any of the rookies coming out this year.

  82. Nprbuc Says:

    Dirk refused to replace Smith. Still believe it was the Glazers who forced him into it. He has said he doesn’t know what the problem is, doesn’t know how to fix it, Djax can decide if he wants to return kicks/ punts, doesn’t get involved with the defense, etc.etc. How many HCs would talk like that about their team? Players can decide what they want to do? Don’t get involved with the D? Kept Smith and all assistants when not ONE player on the field has been coached up in 3 years? He needs to go, Licht needs to go, most off the D and a few on the online. Just do it. Sooner the better. Start dressing Griffin for Gods sake! He buried Barber for two years too! Probably the most heart on this Sorry team. Griffin could be a HOF for all we know. JUST DO IT!

  83. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Postman, half the time the defense gives up more than 24 pts it had to do with Winston turning it over.

  84. Darin Says:

    Clock should stop ticking. Do it now Glazers!!

  85. Dapostman Says:


    disagree. Most of Winston’s turnovers are in + territory. Don’t forget the defense never even giving Winston a short field either.

  86. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    On a positive note, the kicker was 5-5 on extra points.

  87. Mike Johnson Says:

    FiringRrange..Hanging or Lethal Injection. You pick’em.
    Dead man Walking!

  88. OneBucPerson Says:

    Anyone else interested in Jack Del Rio as a HC candidate?

  89. iwokeupstillnotdeadagaintoday Says:

    time to walk the mile koetter

  90. calbucsfan Says:

    So looks like I’m commenter # 90 unless someone types faster and I don’t even care to read the article. Bucs are 3-7 and everyone from the front office to the coaches to the players on the field have 6 games left to prove their worthiness.

    So please stop writing dead man walking $hit about the head coach, defense sucks (they do) and Licht needs to change the spelling of his last name to Lynch to match his fate.

    Dammit, the season is NOT over and there is still a very small outside chance to have success this year to prove all naysayers (yeah, that’s you Joes) wrong. So many close games this year, a break here or there and this team would be right in the hunt for a wildcard spot. There’s plenty of time to have anyone affiliated with the team walk-the-plank in the offseason and yes, I”m just as frustrated as any Bucs fan should be, BUT THE SEASON IS NOT OVER YET! LET’S GO BUCS!!!

  91. calbucsfan Says:

    BTW, Koetter wasn’t the one who threw 2 UGLY passes that were intercepted, Fitz-Tragic was!

    First he throws a jump ball in the end zone to the SHORTEST wideout on the team on a drive that should have ended in at least a field goal which is the exact amount of points they lost by, then he tries a side arm toss that is SO FAR OFF target that the defense plays patty cake with it and scores a TD!

    Both plays led directly to the difference of winning and losing the game! If it’s ok to roast Koetter and JW non-stop, then Fitz-Tragic deserves his share of it too because once again, his turnovers cost the Bucs a game!

  92. firethecannons Says:

    Hopin for regime change-including Jason Licht getting fired

  93. Troy Says:

    I’ll fly to Tampa and pack their sh1t for free if the Glazers fire Licht and Koetter now.

  94. RyJo Says:

    I think Koetter made (and hopefully will make for some other team) a fine offensive coordinator. He is, however, a bad head coach. When the Bucs had the league worst defense and he brought back the entire defensive staff (minus, I think, 1), I knew to lower my expectations for the season. How many players have stunk up the place only to have Koetter stick with them out of loyalty (“our guys are our guys”)? The man just doesn’t have the “stuff” to make the tough decisions and fire people who deserve to be fired. I’m convinced most, if not all, of the coaches/players that Dirk has let go were because he was prompted to do so by Licht or the Glazers. I think the Bucs can rebound quickly with new leadership (the new head coach will be inherited a DAMNED good offense). I think its worth considering the possibility that Jameis can be salvaged with a new voice in his ear. I’m a second-generation Bucs fan so I’m not going anywhere. I can play the long game.

  95. TOM Says:

    First off you can’t give up 38 pts and expect to win. I know JW got lucky on the turnovers but lets wait & see what he does the rest of the season. As it stands now there is no way I would give him 20+ mil for 2019. The fact remains the Giants game was all but lost before JW even got on the field. As far as Licht & Koetter are concerned I think ones as bad as the other & both need to go.