“He’s Going To Be A Captain This Week”

November 7th, 2018

Dirk Koetter has DeSean Jackson’s back in a big, big way.

Koetter was adamant today that he doesn’t know whether or not Jackson asked for a trade from the Buccaneers a couple of weeks ago even though the head coach has talked directly with general manager Jason Licht, “I don’t comment on other people’s speculation.”

And Jackson is a very good teammate, Koetter said. “He’s going to be a captain this week.”

Outside of the captains voted by players, Koetter selects an addition captain or two for specific games.

D-Jack is Koetter’s guy, apparently even if he wanted to jump ship two weeks ago.

41 Responses to ““He’s Going To Be A Captain This Week””

  1. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Let’s see if this motivates him.

  2. Kansas95Buc Says:

    who cares?!?!?! can we get a running game and some damn defense?!?!?!

  3. Nick Says:

    This guy is a total clown. Man Sunday and another blow out can’t come soon enough!

  4. Knoxville Buc Fan Says:

    How about putting your man back there to returns some punts. We all like Hump,Cat can run some good routes. But punt returner he is not. Atleast not when you have a dude that runs like a Cheetah

  5. Kansas95Buc Says:

    this guy worried about captains and wont touch the damn defense which is about to be the worse EVER in the HISTORY of the nfl

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    GhostofSchiano – Unless he can throw the ball to himself and put himself in on punt returns, I’m not sure what movating himself is gonna do? Also I’ve seen no lack of effort so I’m not even sure that means. He does seem to alligator arm passes from Winston, and while it often looks bad, I’m not sure it’s more about the TV angle – I don’t know, but I haven’t heard anyone credible say he’s loafing it out there.

  7. K_Bassuka Says:

    And sh!t like this it’s why the Bucs suck.

  8. Dom is gone ... Licht? Says:

    Koetter is clueless … hard to believe y’all ALL wanted this guy!

  9. Zwak Says:

    This is getting very Bizarre!

  10. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Like many of us, I have gone back n forth on DJax many times.

    At least he is showing some damn passion about wanting to win and for this team to play good football. That, I can get behind. Maybe that is why Koetter will make him a Captain this week.

  11. Andrew Says:

    Dirk is a dead man walking

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    I do like Dirk. He’s not been great but he’s a good guy. I sure hope they can get a convincing win this week. He probably needs it worse that the players do. I can only imagine having Mike McCarthy as our Coach or John Harbaugh. Those guys are proven winners and know how to build a team.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    Jason Licht should be replaced immediately.

  14. Buccluck Says:

    This just about does it for me. Djax is a major cause of this teams downfall over the past two years. All he’s done is whine and complain after halfa$$ing it to most balls thrown his way. Now that he’s publicly calling teammates out on Instagram a la Jameis Winston he’s going to be rewarded with a captaincy. NO WAY!!! I don’t like what I’m seeing from my team at all.

  15. Bosch Says:

    Koetter is right. Jackson is a good teammate. I would take him on my team any day.

  16. GhostofSchiano Says:

    @ Rod Munch

    Motivate him to stop the trade talk until AFTER the season. Just considering the distraction to the team. Sorry, I should have been a little more clear on the intended motivation.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    I like Dirk also, a mild mannered coaching example. To see him rally this team is harder to see and he really does not have it in him. Not his fault I suppose that he does not inspire a winning feeling.

  18. jmarkbuc Says:

    This organization has become a parody of an NFL franchise…Fully expect to see them on comedy central soon.

  19. Dom is gone ... Licht? Says:

    Guy asked for a trade. He is not helping us win any meaningful games. Should have traded him and anyone else that drew untreated for what ever we could get. Licht only hung on to everyone because he didn’t want to admit his mistakes!

  20. BucEmUp Says:

    Hey, great job COACH!!!!!!!!! You pay the guy an arse ton of money to come here, one of the most electric runners in the league and you don’t put him as a return man of any kind, then you force him the deep balls even though he refuses to lay out for a completion. Then you name him captain. Right! Man I thought you’d be a good coach but you suck very very badly. Maybe had.you cut ties.with Smitty after the first bad season rather than waiting until after you already started the 3rd season and hired someone worth a damn right??!!!!!!!

    Fire his arse hire Bruce Arians and DERICK Brooks. They can make all decisions frm there. Notice how the cardinals went to.complete crap very quickly without him?

  21. DB55 Says:

    least he is showing some damn passion about wanting to win
    I’m surprised this needs to be said but he’s passionate about not getting the ball. Ironically he dropped a TD vs Cleveland that could have put the game out of reach and he dropped a lateral that could have beat Atlanta if it was a legal play lol.

    If you know anything about djax you know that as long as he gets his he dgaf about no team. Garuntee that TO cared more about his team than djax but wtfdik

  22. donuts Says:

    Djax needs the Bucs….the Bucs need Djax. I smell a change of the team guard occurring behind the scenes. Teams vote on C patch usually after camp; even though this team didnt (signs of coach disorganization). I hope Winston is handling this like a Pro; his career depends on his maturity as this scene plays itself out. I suspect Fitz pulled him to the side and gave him some Ira flavored sage words from his own Jet history. QB room must be tough with Koetter in there; feeling or vibe is odd I’m sure. When this kind of stuff is going on in a locker room, its like a swing for the fence on strike 3 by the coaches. The deal is soft coaches equal soft teams and the killer was the coach K inability to get this team ready for battle (the early Buc scoring deficits are proof of that).

    I don’t understand the fan anger over djax. He just called out Winston and basically said he can see this team wont win with him and to trade me if you dont like it. He has records…he wants to be on a winner. I dont know of any vet WR diva that wants to go to a team and lose 2 years in a row. Djax is this years Robert Ayers. I think he was being honest and probably said the same thing internally to deaf coaches including Koetter. I am starting to feel like Koetter will not be here in week 16 as this team is swirling in the toilet bowl fast.


  23. Knucknbuc Says:

    Lol all these winston nuthuggers blaming djax. Is he the one throwing the pics at historic rates? Or maybe djax is the 1 who cant hit his wrs in stride or overthrows or underthrown everyone leading to them almost getting killed. Djax is proven in this league unlike Jameis Cutler hes never had a QB unable to hit him. Whose fault is that? According to the winston fans its djax fault. Get it right djax is a stud not his fault Americas turnover is inaccurate.

  24. Mikadeemas Says:

    Dang man. Dude is circling the drain!

  25. Mikadeemas Says:

    I’m saying Dirk.

  26. Lamarcus Says:

    This is DJ Cancer 11’s team while special guesting Koetter at the turntables

  27. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Wow! What a breath of fresh air, like a cool, mountain breeze with all of the doors and windows wide open.

    Next year, Josh McDaniels, Jason Garrett, or someone else will have DJax’s back…pushing him out the door.

  28. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Not only is Koetter Klueless but now he is an enabler…

    This POS selfish loser is going to be a coveted captain?

    LOL! People dont change. Klueless is the same leader he was in Arizona State… Bizarre Buffoon”

    Kobe Faker

  29. Ndog Says:

    Koetter is just unbelievable and again this proves my point that he is clearly dislikes Jameis and will do anything to spite him. Why else would he be dumb enough to name this selfish, no effort giving, out of bounds running, laying down, quitter a captain?

  30. snookman Says:

    I don’t hate Koetter. I don’t think he is a bad coach. I think The defense and GM have handcuffed him. he made it clear in 2016 that He wanted Mariota but our stupid GM and idoit former Coach decided to go with WInston. Mariota would probably not have fared better than Winston with this crap team but I still wouold have taken him over Winston. With that being said the QB position is the least of our major problems. The inability for the Denfese to Defend is what has held this team back. Koetter, much like Gruden (offense) overseas the offense and leaves the defense to the coordinators. Im not all about firing this guy this year. The team has not quit. They aren’t very good, but they did not quit like they did with the past 3 coaches.

  31. BucsFan33 Says:

    This seals the deal for me on Koetter. What kind of coach praises and puts a Me-First guy as a team captain?!

    Jaccpot only cares about himself, his records and his life. Notice how he was requesting a jump of ship. True competitors embrace tough times and rise to the challenge.

  32. Dapostman Says:

    DJax is a flash guy not a grinder. Flash as in throw me the ball but lay it to me like a pillow even if you are in the pocket and ready to take a big hit. DJax never goes out of his way to make a play. Sure he’s fast but fast and effort are two different things.Do you really think DJax was going to run through a DB on the last play in Atlanta. He would have tried to juke him and get armed tackled.

    Winston on the other hand is a grinder. Grinder as in running to score a TD against Cleveland and diving in. DJax? Hell no. Sure Winston makes the dumb plays sometimes but you can see he lays it on the field every game. No one has ever questioned Winston’s desire or effort. DJax? Meh!

  33. Not there yet Says:

    I get it because d jack played in Washington but seriously did it need to be announced. People are trying to figure why your hot garbage dirk. who’ll be team captain won’t matter if you get beat down after the coin toss AGAIN

    Your lucky to last this long and you got this crazy arse media saying you could save your job just by improving the record beating trash teams. Man soon the chatter will be they suck because the name changed from one buc place to Adventist health training center

  34. jjbucfan Says:

    Anyone else notice how many times Koetter does sh*t to try to get himself fired lately? Are the Glazers blind? Is Licht blind? D Jax? The same guy that asked to be traded a week ago is now your Captain? GTFOH Dirk! Do you hate the fans that much? Well it is truly reciprocal at this point I assure you.

  35. Burton21 idaho Says:

    At this rate I’m surprised he didn’t ask “Swaggy” Baker to come back and be an honorary captain. Seems fitting.

  36. John B Says:

    My favorite part is when he sarcastically stated they ‘missed a 70ydbomb by six inches what do you want him to say’

    We want you to say the receiver should make N effort to catch the ball, likereach BOTH hands up and adjust your body into the trajectory of the ball

    You know like a coach would say…..

  37. FairMinded Says:

    Personally think this is good leadership by Koetter. The guy is super talented and has that fire and aggression that just needs to be channeled. I’ll turn on him in a heartbeat if he becomes a crap teammate but just seems he wants to lead from the front. For all the crap Keyshawn got for declaring “give me the damn ball” he did a LOT of amazing things when he was given the damn ball. Our best receiver is Mike Evans and he quietly has that very same passion but DJax on fire is a beautiful sight

  38. BigOne Says:

    If Koetter has Jameis back like he does DJax. This team would be better off. Licht should be fired for just bringing in this guy. We had enough talent before we brought him in… And Koetter should be fired for not using him on every punt return.

  39. Frank Pillow Says:

    I love how this entire organization seems to operate like it knows better than you, me, and the 31 other teams in the NFL. We’re all idiots and morons in their world. It’s so bad that they can’t acknowledge what’s so painfully obvious to everyone else–that accountability, maturity, effort and leadership are all significantly lacking. Particularly with DJax- I mean is the guy so emotionally fragile that ever single play he misses is excused as someone else’s fault. CB made a great play. Need to make a better throw. Missed him on a read/he was open. Yeah, all of that may be true- but when the heck was the last time DJax tracked a difficult ball and/or came down with a contested catch? As asinine as the rugby play-call was, DJax goofed and missed scooping up the ball. The guy was a world class punt returner at one point in his career, shouldn’t be get some grief for butterfingering that ball? The guy wants out. The guy wants Fitz. When the heck did DJax become the single most important voice in the organization? What exactly has he done here to warrant the diva treatment and have Dirk and Jason as his errand boys?!?!

    A good HC looks hard and finds the one unheralded guy on this roster whose effort and film grades out the highest and makes that guy the Capt. What about JPP? He’s w/o question the best, most consistent player we’ve fielded this year-how about giving that guy the C and a platform to hold others accountable. No…our HC and GM both excuse, enable and reward the DJax’s, Gerald’s, Kwon’s and Lavonte’s of the world- like it’s a popularity contest that they want to win, rather than calling a spade a spade.

  40. B.Sazon Says:

    It’s time to put up the Fire Koetter signs on 275

  41. ck Says:

    Jameis Winston has played 48 games in his NFL career. He’s thrown 50 interceptions and fumbled 21 times. 48 games… 71 turnovers. He is what he is and if you expect it to change at this point.. that’s on you.

    Ala @wingoz tweet @ 12:21 PM Oct 28, 2018