Adam Schefter Talks Joe Flacco “Could Be In Play” For The Bucs, Possible Dirk Koetter Firing Next Week

December 13th, 2018

When your team is 11-21 in its last 32 games, the national heavyweight analysts start sniffing change in their travels.

One of those big guns is ESPN’s top NFL dog Adam Schefter. He was chatting on WJZ-FM in Baltimore this week and, of course, the subject of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco came up.

Schefter speculated that Flacco could end up in Florida next season because, per Schefter, all three NFL teams in the Sunshine State have unstable quarterback situations. “I would think that he’d be in play in any one of them,” Schefter said of Flacco being considered by the Bucs, Jaguars and Dolphins.

Assuming Flacco is traded by the Ravens after this season, the 33-year-old is due $18.5 million next year and $22 million in 2020. America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, would earn $20.9 million in 2019.

In talking about coaching changes across the NFL, Schefter noted the increasing impatience among NFL owners and noted the coach-cutting (coordinators and head coaches) is rolling weekly.

Schefter said he expects that trend to continue next week “whether that’s Todd Bowles or Dirk Koetter.” Schefter added it could be a different head-coaching name but he didn’t offer one up.

Joe would applaud Team Glazer getting an accelerated jump on the hiring process for a new head coach by firing Koetter. There could even be upside in turning the offense completely over to Todd Monken for the final two games.

If the offense subsequently improved radically, that could influence Team Glazer’s mindset and lean them toward hiring a defensive-minded head coach who would retain Monken.

58 Responses to “Adam Schefter Talks Joe Flacco “Could Be In Play” For The Bucs, Possible Dirk Koetter Firing Next Week”

  1. Cgmaster27a Says:

    Oh jesus no. Flacco’s is awful a d anyone who says QB should take him over Jameis should be banned from the site.

  2. MHBuc25 Says:

    Flacco for 20 million over America’s Trouble would be intriguing. The Bucs would feel comfortable putting his face on the side of the stadium.

  3. TheNorm Says:

    Lmao cgmaster acting like Jameis is elite lmao.


  4. TheNorm Says:


    Winston is an average QB with turnover issues lol.

    Only FSU fanes believe he’s elite. Literally no one else believes that.
    Lmao homers

  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    What has Monken every done? He is running Dirk’s offense. And how can the Glazers get a jump on hiring a new coach? They can have their eye on someone but can’t do anything until after the season. Might as well keep Dirk until black Monday.

  6. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Winston & Flacco very similar except you can count on flacco not to grab uber drivers or other women not asking for it

  7. Clodhopper Says:

    I’d rather have Jameis. If were going to have a QB that needs every other part of the team to be pro bowlers to win, it might as be one thats fun to be around.

  8. ben Says:

    Winston is NOT an accurate qb who also can’t throw deep …it is what it is …move on!

  9. Jeff Says:

    Flacco doesn’t know how to eat a W.

  10. Bobby M. Says:

    They don’t fire anyone unless they absolutely have the guy they want….IMO that would be a college coach but I still don’t see that coming out until after the bowl games. I don’t see McCarthy as their #1…..especially if we’re keeping Winston. This team is loaded with talent…has the #1 offense…The issue isn’t offensive genius, its roster structure and philosophy. The Bears are showing what it takes to win with an inconsistent QB….I think that’s where we are headed. Fix and coach up the defense, stack the running game and play Winston as a game manager. I believe that’s his best chance of success in the NFL.

  11. doolnutts Says:

    Cgmaster27a — So ummm all in favor for actually banning this guy??? LOL

  12. adam from ny Says:

    flacco is prolly on the tail end of being a starter in the league…but he might be the best darn back up a team could have in this league…but he is still a fringe starter for a couple years

  13. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    please NO to Joe Flacco…… a million times no.


    Jameis will be fine.

  14. adam from ny Says:

    dirk called the glazers this morning and said:

    “can ya let me go already so i can have a good xmas on your dollar”

    glazer responded:

    “Boy you’re gonna werk!” (in his best rupaul voice***)

  15. Eric Says:

    We would need Flacco plus the 2002 bucs defense.

  16. NPRSageBoy Says:

    If John Harbaugh somewhow becomes the new HC, I could see Flacco in a Bucs uniform.

  17. DBS Says:

    So in other words another one guessing what is going to happen or could happen.
    Join the rest of thousands of opinions.

  18. Waterboy Says:

    Flacco has already peaked out his talent/potential. He’s a decent mid-tier QB but that’s about it. Winston is about a mid-tier at 24 with plenty of room to get better.

  19. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Flacco sucks 4ss. He’s been a bottom 5 starter ever since his fluke SB run. His stats are terrible for the modern NFL. WInston has objectively been better in his first few seasons than Flacco has been throughout the prime of his career

  20. John Says:

    take “WHOMEVER” over Winston….. Too much talent on this team to be dragged down by a QB who is way over rated (by a few fans), turnover prone and has character issues…. Move on, move on………….

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^ Nah, that’s ok.

  22. Couch Fan Says:

    take “WHOMEVER” over Winston…..

    And the stupidity continues….

  23. Clw JB Says:

    If we don’t fix the OLine, you could bring Montana or Brady here and go 5-11 again…

    Swapping an end of his career decent QB for a 25 year old that is finally showing signs of maturing…not seeing it

    Would be completely shocked if JW is not here next year after seeing this season unfold

    I have changed my mind

    Flacco should end up in Jax – a running game and a defense and he could pull off another Ravens like run…and milk 4-5 more years out of his career

    If we changed QB’s, it has to be a gunslinger with the firepower we have at WR and TE -a game manager isnt going to work with this group…they will get very frustrated and end up like DSux…pouting all the time…

  24. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^ Exactly, Couch Fan.

  25. BrianBucs Says:

    Licht, Koetter and Winston all need to go. Just not a good chemistry or philosophy between the three.

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    no to flacco….

    and i agree with joe…..glazers should can dirk after the game and focus on a defensive HC…

    KRIS RICHARD 4 HC!!!!!!


  27. Bucsfanman Says:

    Ya’ll funny!
    Flacco is an accomplished QB, Winston is not……..yet!

  28. DB55 Says:

    So I’m watching the 3rd preseason game last night and I can say with confidence the Bruce Arians absolutely loves Jameis.

    Flacco would be great except that he plays less than ice cream mcbutterfly. 20 mil sitting on the bench for 6 weeks a season.

  29. Joe Says:

    So I’m watching the 3rd preseason game last night

    Dude. You really should not be admitting that in a public forum. Do you need counseling of sort? One of Joe’s doctor friends may have a guy to recommend.

    Of all the things life offers, watching a recording of an NFL preseason game is not among them. The only people that should aspire to commit such an act are those in solitary confinement.

    Really, a simple one-word question needs to be asked.


  30. Fire Light Says:

    Jameis is a future HOF QB. Jameis Bashers pathetic pieces of human garbage that have nothing better to do than put someone down in an attempt to make their sorry, lame, immassqulated selves feel better.

  31. DB55 Says:

    Lol. It was late almost bedtime. Had just finished a mini-marathon of Vikings. I don’t sleep much. But most importantly bc I can, ive got every game recorded. It’s how I’m so clever and all-knowing Joe.

    I wanted to compare their play/ growth since then. I was pleasantly surprised to see Bruce Arians in the booth doing commentary for cbs.

    Biggest take-away was the Bruce has known Winston since he was in tenth grade and seems to genuinely love Winston.

    But no there hasn’t been much improvement at all.

  32. BUC IT Says:

    adam schefter is a complete idiot….. there is no way we are signing joe flacco. Everyone can keep hating on Jameis but I have seen tremendous improvement since he re took the starting gig….. even last week when people were hating on him. The fact is the Oline was completely dominated last game and gave Jameis no time. The saints secondary was extremely physical and refs weren’t calling anything. I saw a couple bad passes from Jameis. But overall I have been very pleased since his benching. He’s still young and he is better then anything we could potentially sign or draft next year and that includes garbage flacco with no upside. No thank you!

  33. T REX Says:

    Future HOF’er? I chuckled. Winston cant even make the playoffs. I cant wait till we rid ourselves of the human scourge that is the Winston knob slobberers.

  34. Phil Says:

    I live in Maryland and I have no idea why anyone would think that we would want Flacco. Joe Flacco sucks and has for a very long time.

  35. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I can see Winston’s bust in the Hall of Fame. Right next to Josh Freeman’s.

  36. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    BUC IT Says:
    “….. there is no way we are signing joe flacco.”

    Phil Says:
    “Joe Flacco sucks and has for a very long time.”


    Agreed 100%.

  37. D-Rome Says:

    Flacco doesn’t know how to eat a W.

    Not true:

  38. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Jameis isn’t going anywhere. I would take him over Flacco any day. And I’m a UCF homer.

  39. BucsFansAreTheWorst Says:

    Man, when the Bucs resign Jameis can y’all clueless “fans” go somewhere else finally? Give Jaboo a defense that isn’t historically bad and a mid tier oline/run game and he’ll get you to the playoffs…

  40. tickrdr Says:

    I think I’m feeling a little “immassqulated” recently.

    I just come here for the comments.


  41. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    lol tickrdr!

  42. westernbuc Says:

    This is just how ridiculous the Fire Koetter crowd has gotten. Joe Flacco has become the savior.

    If we keep Koetter, change some assistants and give licht another solid offseason, this team is legit. Fire Koetter, you’ll get a complete tear down and rebuild. Then you get Joe Flacco.

    Good luck with that.

  43. jmarkbuc Says:


    Bucs D held Saints to 3 points and like what? 3 yds rushing in the first half…

    Then got him the ball back on first possession of the third qtr, and we still lost. This wasn’t a case of JW getting us the lead and the D blowing it, not this time….

  44. cgmaster Says:

    I’ll say it again, those wanting Flukko over jameis haven’t watched game of football in a long time. He’s awful and old. Hell he got replaced by a runningback playing qb, and the tools think he’s good. HAHA I’ve said it before, the IQ of most bucs fans is the equivalent of a brick wall.

  45. Cgmaster27a Says:

    Quite a few comments showing how dumb so.e bucs fans are. You want a qb who got replaced by a runningback playing qb. Haha I cant wait for Jameis to resign ,just so I can watch all you’re heads explode

  46. Destinjohnny Says:

    We need an elite qb
    But first…….
    We need a guard, center a right and left tackle
    And two running backs.
    Then and only them do we get our new signal caller

  47. Reach87 Says:

    What westernbuc said^^^. Spot on. Worst fans ever. Go Bucs!

  48. jmarkbuc Says:

    “Fire Koetter, you’ll get a complete tear down and rebuild.”

    That’s a reach…LA Rams got a new coach, turned it around in one year with a QB who had been dreadful.

    We need new defensive staff
    We need new Oline coach
    We need new ST coach
    We need new RB coach

    So what’s one more? Koetter is just the last Domino

  49. Tony LA Says:

    Jameis >>>>>>>>>> Flacco
    We all know this

  50. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^ Yes we do, Tony

  51. Dapostman Says:

    Could you imagine Joe Flacco behind this OL at 33 years of age? This is the funniest thing I’ve read today. No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jameis Winston is 24 years old and hasn’t thrown a real interception in 3 1/4 games. Also, only 1 fumble in that span. He has too much upside to consider a ‘Flacco’. The Bucs need improvement in the OL, RB and defensive backfield for sure. Get those things fixed and a winning season is for the taking.

  52. Bucsfanman Says:

    Don’t know why people are busting on Flacco. He may not be the fit for the Bucs right now, given. But, to take anything away from his accomplishments as a veteran NFL QB just shows how little some people know about football.
    Playoffs, Super Bowl, hardware! Yea, he MUST suck!

  53. Jeff Says:

    James is a Top 10 QB, literally #10 on my list, and Flacco is a bottom 10 QB losing out to a bogus rookie runnin QB. Silly talk from the idiots that don’t do any research. And for Context Marcus Mariotta is 16 on my list. Jameis on the upside of his career. No way the Bucs move on from Jameis. Not gonna happen. Get ready for a $23mm deal follows up by a $150mm deal. Mark the god damn tape!

  54. Jaycee Says:

    Great, another teams trash

  55. SOEbuc Says:

    33 Flaco for $18 million. Hahahaha. Glazers should been on the look when I’m pretty sure it was them who fired Smitty. People give Jameis so much sh!t but yet we all know he has not an o-line or running game since he started here at 19 years old. Koetter let him use his Heisman skills in running 4.5 years after his rookie year. Lots of things could change for him with a monster o-line.

  56. Bucsfanman Says:

    Jeff- Anyone with two eyes knew that Flacoo’s time was short when they drafted the kid. He was going to be replaced eventually. He didn’t “lose” his job because of performance, he got injured.
    Clearly, since Flacco is 30+ this is not apples to apples. BTW, where did you get “your” stats from?

    According to
    24. Flacco
    25. Fitspatrick
    26. Mariotta
    27. A. Smith
    28. Winston

    I’m guessing those “idiots” didn’t do their research!

  57. TOM Says:

    My gut feeling is that JW will be a Buc in 2019.

  58. Owlykat Says:

    I applaud Joe’s last line above. Get rid of Koetter (and I would include Warhop with him) and turn the offense over to Monken for the last two weeks and if they win get a Defensive minded Head Coach and keep Monken. Should the Falcons let their HC go at the end of this year, he would make a good Head Coach here. He was DC with Seattle and made them into one of the best defenses in NFL. He was also super as a DC with the Gators before that. If the Glazers could get a top HC instead then suggest to him to hire the Falcon’s HC as our DC. That with Monken and an outstanding OL Coach and we’d be set!