Todd Monken Will Call Plays On Sunday

November 16th, 2018

And back we go to Todd Monken. Dirk Koetter officially has executed the handoff.

This has been one strange Buccaneers season. Dirk Koetter turned over playcalling duties to start this season after saying he had no plans to do that ever.

Then Koetter took back the deck of cards last Sunday against the Redskins. The Bucs scored three points, but former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht and Monken said Koetter did a heck of a job. Throw away the point total, they said.

But now it’s back to Monken, Koetter said tonight on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Joe can only assume Koetter thinks Monken gives the Bucs the best chance to win.

These Bucs are never boring. That’s at least something.

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44 Responses to “Todd Monken Will Call Plays On Sunday”

  1. Dooshlarue Says:

    Skins last week Joe….. but hell yeah, Monken should be calling the plays!

  2. BucEmUp Says:

    Make Monken head coach , Buckner dc, and gave Koetter hand washing jock straps after the game

  3. Dave Pear Says:

    Then Koetter took back the deck of cards last Sunday against the Chiefs.
    I think you have your Indians mixed up.

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    Not boring? Not entertaining either

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    The Dirk yo-yo continues. Anywho let’s see what the Bucs do on the first play of the game, if it’s a run up the gut then we know who is actually calling the plays.

  6. The Real Malloy Says:

    Chiefs, Redskins…all the same. How insensitive Joe. I kid…

  7. Dapostman Says:

    This is the problem with Koetter. He has no set blueprint on how to win consistently in the NFL. He changes play callers. He changes QB’s. He changes safety’s like underwear. He’s wishy washy. Dude put down your blueprint on how you build a house. Koetter is like a woman who wants to change everything in mid build. It’s comical watching this guy just following the tumbleweeds to where ever they lead him.

  8. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Monk has that same Fitz gives us the best chance BS as Dirk. He seems no more competent than the incompetent one. Sorry but it would be a dang joke to have him as our HC, I mean even more so.

  9. Zwak Says:

    I wish the games were as entertaining as the choices our coach makes! Just so random with no reasoning what so ever. I feel bad for Jason Lichts pool, hasn’t been used in years.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Who would want Buckner as DC????

    He hasn’t eeven made a difference on his current job.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    This is so freaking amateur. Dude, you have 53 grown men playing under you. They need a trusted leader. You starting going back and forth like this and they begin to question you…….This is no way to lead men into battle.

    Each moment these guys question you is a wasted moment/wasted energy. Considering this and the stupid flip-flop at QB I’m guessing there’s a lot behind the scenes your players question too.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    F*********ck man f*****”***ck!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t believe my HC is this amateur. Each story I read like this and all the losing begins to make more and more sense.

  13. Dooshlarue Says:

    Yeah, Buckner talked a good game at first, but I’m not sold on the results just yet.
    I would give him at least another year providing that Softie93 gets kicked to the curb and we get more JPP type players who actually seem to want to win.

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Bonzai…..I hear a lot of chatter for Buckner but I’ve yet to hear and sensible reasoning to accompany the chatter.

  15. Dooshlarue Says:

    ….Oh, and please……pretty freaking please Glazer Boys……DO NOT try to come up with a catchy advertising theme/motto to get us idiot fans excited for the next season.
    That crap with GMC saying don’t make me laugh was a total joke.
    All that did was piss me off.

  16. JabooBuc Says:

    Man, Joe’s sure do get a lot of mileage out of this play calling thing.

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    Doosh……..McCoy say don’t make me laugh then proceeds to lead the worst defense the league has ever seen……..Don’t worry a$$hole this crap don’t make me laugh…….But GMC don’t need fans. Apparently he’s proud of himself.

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    Play-calling isn’t the problem and it never been the problem.

    The problem is and always has been gameplanning.

    That’s why Dirk had much more success as an OC. Good play caller awful game planner.

  19. FortMyersDave Says:

    So look for the Bucs to have 100 yards and 3 points at halftime, being down 24-3. The Giants being a bad team like the Bungles will go prevent in the 3rd quarter and the Bucs will suddenly make it a close game or even tie it up. The Giants then wake up and Eli throws a TD to OBJ, Fitz gets the ball back and throws a game ending INT. The Bucs end up with 450 yards of offense but still lose with the Bucs rushing for 100+ yards (but a lot of that will be Fitz scrambling for his life). That pretty much sums up a Monken run offense, not his fault as the D is bad, the OL is average at best and Fitz is Fitz and the Bucs have no running game. Its tough being a Bucs fan.

  20. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Lol! Only reason Klueless was somewhat competant as OC was because Lovie was right beside him and Klueless knew he had to run the ball

    Klueless the Klown isnt a Head Coach but a juggling bipolar smuck

    Kobe was really hoping that Monk would be playcaller next week with JW as QB after the loss to the Giants, but with Monken as playcaller, the offense is going to be potent

    OJ Howard is going to be the top Tightend this week”

    Kobe Faker

  21. JimmyJack Says:

    You got it Kobe. And when Dirk was in Jacksonville it was the same thing.

  22. Kobe Faker Says:


    “Seems all Kobe is reading is this BS lack of Football IQ from the Bucsheep

    Fitz skillset and strengths always and always had in his other 7 bottom dwelling teams strived in broken down run for your life uptempo Quarterbacking

    All 7 of Fritz teams he played under was consistant in their lack of talent and pathetic offensive lines…

    Fritz always produced in that environment and reason why he was hired to be the QB in 7/8 different teams

    Fitz is smart mofo and has fran tarkentenish awareness.

    In this consistant helter skelter situations he played under 7 different times…

    Fitz compares better than the HOF QBs of all time…but this always has been a short time success occurrences

    All 7 different times, Fitz production came back to the mean and he was let go all 7 times because he couldnt sustain the initial success”

    Kobe Faker

  23. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Jack Del rio is/was a heavy run offense with dominate defenses philosophy/scheme Head Coach”

    Kobe Faker

  24. Jameis Almighty! Says:

    Koetter gives it back to Monken… Koetter is crap! Monken for HC!

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    Fitzpatrick was still a good signing as our backup.

    I will take Fitz as my backup all day. Signing Fitz as a backup was one of the good signings this GM has made……..But, like everything else, the plan they had blew up in their faces.

  26. Ndog Says:

    Koetter is proving every week how lost he is.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    Almighty………WTF? Monken for HC?

    Dude we need an entire coaching staff here not just a Coach. Who the hell is Monken going to bring over here to coach this team?

  28. Cobraboy Says:

    @JimmyJack: how do you separate game planning from play calling?

  29. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I knew before this season started we were at a crossroads. I didn’t think it would end up being a soap opera.

  30. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Monken will over compensate for getting the play calling back. He will be to aggressive and Fitz will get into early int trouble.

  31. BUC IT Says:

    that move by Koetter taking the play calling last week cost him his job……

  32. BUC IT Says:

    Koetter lost his job last week when he took the play calling…..

  33. JimmyJack Says:

    Cobra……..The first few series of most NFL games have already been scripted by the offenses. That’s what the pro analysists tell me.

    When you watch the first quaters of most games you can usually use those plays to see what the attack plan was and which mismatches they were planning to exploit.

  34. JimmyJack Says:

    Cobra……The first few series of each have have usually been scripted by the head coach/ offensive coordinator.

    You can look at the plays called during the first quarter to see what the plan was and which mismatches they were planning to exploit.

  35. JimmyJack Says:

    Cobra my answers keep disappearing.

  36. JimmyJack Says:

    Dewey……Is that really Monkens call.

    I understand Monken is calling the actual play but don’t you think Dirk is aware if Monk is going to be ultra agressive. And isn’t thst the coach’s decision whether to be agressive or not?

  37. SB Says:

    OMG what an indecisive clown. No wonder this team a mess. You have a guy worked his entire career for the opportunity he had in Tampa. Doesn’t have the “im smarter than everyone” fire that gives you need in this league. Sean Peyton. mcVay has it. Belicheat has it. Koetter like a politician who is in politics to be a politician, instead of someone fighting to make a change based on their beliefs. He just is not that smart. He sucks

  38. BrianBucs Says:

    Koetter admitted that he tried to slow down his offense to keep his horrible defense off of the field.
    Maybe Monken can get it back in high gear

  39. Greg Says:

    If I remember correctly, in the beginning of the season Koetter was not even carrying play call cards. They reappeared something like the third game. I could be wrong…..

  40. Greg Says:

    I take it back. I just checked video. He had cards in the saints game.

  41. Buc15 Says:

    I get the feeling the Glazers made the call

  42. orlbucfan Says:

    Buc15 Says:
    November 16th, 2018 at 11:13 pm
    I get the feeling the Glazers made the call
    If that is true, we’re in real trouble. Bucs curse has always been inept ownership. We winning the SB was a fluke.

  43. Season Is Over Says:

    “Joe can only assume Koetter thinks Monken gives the Bucs the best chance to win.”

    It never occurred to you that maybe the Glazer’s are making this call? Koetter is the supposed offensive guru. He seems to be unable to fix the kicking game, running game, QB play and no longer calls the plays. He is being stripped of power if anything is to be taken from this.

  44. Dapostman Says:

    If the Glazers are making the call on who should call plays why do they keep a coach who can’t make the right decision?

    The Glazers aren’t telling Koetter what to do. They are in in-season evaluation mode for 2019. The only thing I can see the Glazers doing is telling Koetter they need to see Winston this year to evaluate him for 2019. I expect that to be the last 6 games.