Dirk Koetter’s Unmagic Number: 14

December 2nd, 2018

Besides the ineptitude of Ryan Fitzpatrick, there’s another reason the Bucs got thumped by Carolina four weeks ago, 42-28.

Dirk Koetter taked about it Friday night on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

The head coach was lamenting 14 missed tackles in that game. Fourteen! That was the Bucs’ in-house count, Koetter explained, and he called it “just way, way, way too high.” It’s been a major focus in advance of today’s game, he added.

Maybe the Bucs can cut that in half today. Their tackling was better against the 49ers and 14 is freakin’ unthinkable.

Seven missed tackles would still be too many, but with Cam Newton and Christian McCaffery on the field, it’s understandable.

13 Responses to “Dirk Koetter’s Unmagic Number: 14”

  1. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Monte Kiffin said it best before the NFC playoff game against the Rams; “If you ain’t ready to tackle, don’t get off the bus”.

    Enough said….

  2. passthebuc Says:

    I have just one question that no one is asking.
    Why have they not signed Hump to a longer-term deal?

  3. Not there yet Says:

    They’ll get smashed and hopefully people can stop feeding into the playoff talk. I do want them to win, I hate every other team in this division with a passion and the fact that this regime and players can’t compete with them makes want the bucs to be in a position that leaves no doubt certain loser players and this coaching staff need to go. Still on the fence about Licht but that’s more because as bad as the glazers are at hiring coaches they are even worse at hiring gm’s

  4. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Last meeting, Bucs could not run the ball , Panthers ran wild and Fitzpatrick threw 2 interceptions while Newton threw none. Reverse this and Bucs should win.

  5. it's only just begun Says:

    has the fashionable flamer met his match, will Mcaffery runs be mired in muck, and will the carolina D get torched by the famous one and his band of merry men, all this and more later, same bat time, same bat channel

  6. Larry Says:

    Let’s see if Winston can go another game with no interceptions. (there were 2 last week that should have been intercepted). If he can, the Bucs just MIGHT have a chance. It seems they MIGHT have their kicking problems solved. Kicking, or lack there of, cost them at least 3 games this year. Kicking, turnovers and bad tackling. You absolutely cannot win like that.

  7. Philly Buc Fan Says:

    Someone who writes these posts was pretty adamant if a certain journeyman an could somehow not screw up 1 or 2 games to start the season, King Heinous would guide us to the promised land. Face it he is the second coming of Trent Dilfer. If the receiver is not facing him there is a high likelihood the pass will be incomplete. Please dear god I hope one day too eat these words

  8. Larry Says:

    The Bucs need to talk to Carl Peterson and/or Urban Meyer about being the Bucs next HC. They are both winners. They are both good at evaluating and developing talent. They have turned around and rebuilt programs where ever they have been. TIME FOR A CHANGE in Tampa!!!

  9. Oneilbucs Says:

    Why do yall say it should have been 2 turnovers? You go back and look at every game and say that about every quarterback that every played and say what should have been a turnover. See that’s my point of why I call this fan base trash . Just say what you really want to say . Yall really want a white quarterback for probably some of yall and the rest don’t know nothing about football. When you tell me it’s not the defense or the run game but Jamies. Then I know you know nothing about football or you looking at his race and you just can’t say it…… keep Jamies and build a defense and a running game and we will win look at the saints. People want to say Drew Brees but when the running game got good and the defense got better. That’s why the saints are wining not just quarterback . Give Jamies what Brees have and we will win the super bowl with Jamies !!!!!!! Go bucs…….

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Urban Meyer. Are you freaking kidding me. He’s gone to two powerhouse programs and succeeded in no small part because of thugs and villains he brings in. For heaven’s sake he threw his wife under the bus this last off season.

    Again my son lives in Columbus. His walls used to be decorated in OSU regalia…he especially loved Tressel….he absolutely hates Meyer and no longer even roots for the Buckeyes.

    Urban Meyer is a quintessential winner in the NCAA…and the total loser off the field. I just dislike cheering for jerks. Sapp was the last and probably only jerk I’ve rooted for.

  11. Darin Says:

    Because they dont know who the coach or gm is gona be next year. Id bet the glazers cut licht off until end of season.

  12. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Why worry about what they score? If we score more than them we win.

  13. Jean Lafitte Says:

    we’re supposed to be one of the top offenses and we worry about our defense. Outscore them