“Those Guys Are All On One-Year Deals Anyway”

December 14th, 2018

CBS senior NFL insider Prickly Pete Prisco was talking “complete housecleaning” of the Bucs coaching staff yesterday.

It built upon a theme Prisco was floating previously; it’s already over for the Dirk Koetter regime.

Speaking on WDAE-AM 620, Prisco noted that while he expects the Bucs to play “fiesty football” in Baltimore on Sunday, and that Koetter teams stay fiesty, it won’t matter for the Tampa lifespan of the head coach.

Prisco noted that “those guys are all on one-year deals anyway.” And Joe presumes Prisco was talking about Koetter’s assistant coaches.

Before last season, various reports had Bucs coaches having additional one-year options exercised by Team Glazer on their two-year contracts, a typical deal for NFL assistants.

Of course, Mike Smith already was launched, and it’s unclear how many millions the Bucs had to eat there.

Prisco’s point about the contracts is probably a non-factor. But money is money, and Team Glazer not owing another nickel to Koetter’s staff could provide a shred of extra incentive for a “housecleaning,” to use Prisco’s term.

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26 Responses to ““Those Guys Are All On One-Year Deals Anyway””

  1. Defense Rules Says:

    Honestly believe that Dirk Koetter is a ‘nice guy’ (as you’ve written before joe … about both Dirk & Smitty?), but the results just aren’t there. Same goes for Jason Licht by the way … the results just aren’t there. No guarantees whatsoever that a ‘housecleaning’ (to use Prisco’s term) will yield better results, but to keep on doing what we’ve been doing will most likely assure that we continue in our mediocrity.

    ‘Change for change sake’ guarantees nothing. I’ll keep beating the drum that the Bucs desperately need an ‘adult-in-charge’ … a President of Football Operations. Some owners can function themselves in that capacity; the Glazer Boyz have proven to me that they can’t. I suspect that there are a number of highly-qualified folks with a long track record of success who’d love a challenge like this one (names like Bruce Arians come to mind, not as coaches by as ‘visionaries’ functioning above the GM & HC).

    But that’s just the start of rebuilding our Bucs into a perennial contender IMO. Replacing Jason Licht as GM is essential. The ‘talent’ he’s accumulated in 5 years (and ‘non-talent’) is mediocre, especially given the high-picks that’s he’s had AND the amount of $$$ he’s had to work with (actually thanks to Dom’s ‘frugality’). The results simply aren’t there, and to saddle a new coaching staff with his GM ‘decision-making prowess’ would just guarantee more of the same results that we’ve had with Lovie & Dirk. The ‘house-cleaning’ has to start at the top.

  2. Buc believer Says:

    Just look at the Chargers, two years ago we went to San Diego and beat them down. They were a sad sad team who sucked out loud. Now two years later after beating KC they are 11-3!!! I mean c’mon!!! We can’t even sniff being respectable!

  3. Bucsfanman Says:

    Defense Rules- 100% agree. They need some football people to run this organization. Arian’s is a name that’s intriguing.

  4. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Vita Vea gets bullied on the line of scrimmage because he’s a cupcake, and Gerald McCoy can’t get a sack because he’s a big fat softie.

    Jamies can’t put together a complete game because he’s just an average quarterback, and the kicker keeps missing because the buccaneers are a clown organization lead by the beta male glazers

    Coaches can’t coach, General manager can’t draft the right players, and the only thing dependable are the water boys.

    Feels great to be a Buc fan

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I have a solution….especially with a new GM…..lets lose all our remaining games and get a better draft position. (sarcasm)

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Unfortunately, the team ownership is on a lifetime contract…..

  7. D-Rome Says:

    Spot on Buc Believer. The failures start first with Jason Licht. No one in that organization needs to be shown the door faster than Licht.

  8. ncbucsfan Says:

    Vic Fangio for Head Coach and Louis Riddick for GM

  9. ncbucsfan Says:

    Maybe look at Lincoln Riley for HC because obviously he knows how to groom a QB.

  10. AlteredEgo Says:

    One year deals…which is why they’ll all be back for 2019….L&K and Jamyth…this time next year we’ll know with certainty

  11. 813bucboi Says:



    chargers sucked…..they hired a former player, that had been an assistant for years in the league and was known for developing players…..anthony lynn came in with the mind set that they were going to run the ball and play good defense and ST….and look what happened…..

    as a first year HC he went 9-7, established a culture….this year, he lost several key pieces on offense and defense in the beginning of the season but they are still performing at a high level…..

    KRIS RICHARD will be the next anthony lynn…..

    kris richard was a former player, learned from pete carroll, helped establish a winning culture, developed a bunch of mid round picks outside of earl thomas into the LOB and now calls the plays for dallas defense who are playing at a high level…..players all over the league respect him and have played hard and developed under him….

    01/01/19 8am clean house…..01/01/19 10am make the hire….

    KRIS RICHARD 4 HC!!!!!


  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    All of their contracts expire after this season, including Koetter and Licht. The Glazers won’t have to fire anyone. Well…I think Buckner has a couple years, but he might be the only one.

    Only a big name HC would have the pull to insist on hiring his own GM…and I can only think of Jim Harbaugh who fits that category. There might be another, but it’s early, I’m sick and my brain isn’t awake to recall.

    So, I think Licht gets a three year deal to stay.

    If the Glazers go after a defensive head coach, Monken and some of the offensive coaches might get deals to remain as well, except OL & RB.

  13. Knack2Babbyyyy Says:

    Condoleezza Rice will be the Bucs next Head Coach. Change my mind.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Kris Richard…a name several people have latched onto. Based upon what? The fact that Anthony Lynn is doing well? Please

    Lynn is an offensive minded coach in a league built for big offenses. Richard has done absolutely nothing to prove he is a worthy candidate. He’s Raheem Morris 2.0! (both were DB coaches).

    The new league is stacked against defenses. No one can honestly argue that. We need a head coach who understands that and can adapt, a man with a daunting winning record, and a man with head coaching experience if at all possible.

    The last thing we need is another experimental head coach like Kris Richard.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs Fan #7423 Says
    “Vita Vea gets bullied on the line of scrimmage because he’s a cupcake… ”


    Does that Russian Troll Farm provide you with room and board? Or do you live in your mother’s basement?

    Vita Vea is not getting bullied. He started off rough, and is now beginning to look better and better. Go back to planting stories to destabilize world politics and leave our Bucs alone.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Also, Kris Richards DB philosophy is hard hitting, and that doesn’t work anymore.

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    if you think kris richard has done nothing in this league then your a damn fool…..he’s done plenty….like develop players and create effective game plans…..and if you did your research you’ll see that…..

    who was anthony lynn before he was a HC?….can you answer that?….i bet not….

    kris is head and shoulders better than morris…..making that comparison just proves you know nothing about the man besides he’s black and a DB coach….even tho he calls the plays for dallas’ defense along with being the DB coach….he’s the passing game coordinator…..

    the league is stacked against defenses but dont tell the chargers that….who just beat the high powered chiefs and holding them to under 30points…..

    dont tell kris richard that because he just held the saints to 10 points a couple weeks ago…..but i guess you missed that game huh…..

    the last thing we need is another re-trend HC that has failed somewhere else before…..

    kris knows how to teach his DB’s to hit hard the correct way…..not leading with the head…..something he’s been teaching since his days in seattle….

    and your wrong about his philosophy…..it isnt hard hitting….its attacking….which does work in todays league…..just ask the saints…..


  18. 813bucboi Says:


    and kris richard’s name keep popping up because he’s a young innovative HC prospect just like mcvay, nagy, shannahan….anthony lynn will be 50 next week….the others that i named are all in their 30’s just like kris richard…..

    we dont need an “old school” re-hire….we need someone who’s young an innovative…someone that can create a game plan to stop high powered offense like the saints….something kris has proven he can do…..


  19. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    “I’ll keep beating the drum that the Bucs desperately need an ‘adult-in-charge’ … a President of Football Operations.”


    What would you think (if it were possible) of bringing back Richie McKay in this sort of capacity? – Would he be interested in returning to Tampa Bay, a place and team that will always mean a lot to him? — Or was that bridge burned during the Gruden era?

  20. Joe Says:

    ‘Change for change sake’ guarantees nothing. I’ll keep beating the drum that the Bucs desperately need an ‘adult-in-charge’ … a President of Football Operations.

    They already have one. His name is “Jason Licht.” He’s in full and complete charge of the football wing of the organization and directly answers to the Glazers.

  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Bucs Fan #7423

    Obviously you are no Gerald McCoy fan. Certainly your prerogative. Is it necessary to continue with the “Big Fat Softie”?……… days after Gerald, out of the goodness in his heart, fed many Bay Area families with Christmas dinners?

    Does he not deserve just a little bit more respect from us as Bucs fans for the years of service that he has given us, and the difference he is trying to make in our beloved Tampa Bay?

    Just a thought, man. No disrespect. It just hit a little harder this week.

  22. TOM Says:

    Tampa Bay Demon… I agree for his length of service & what he does in the community deserves more respect. But the problem I have is I don’t think at this time he is worth 13 mil. I would definitely see what they could get in trade. Bucs really need the cap space.

  23. D-Rome Says:

    So, I think Licht gets a three year deal to stay.

    LOL, you also thought the Bucs were going 11-5 this year and that Koetter would be a great leader.

    Being optimistic is fine. Don’t be ignorant in the process. In the NFL a franchise can turn it around in two years. Jason Licht has had five years and before any of the mouth breathers out there start saying “Lovie”, the majority of the impact players on this team were drafted or extended when Lovie Smith was here. Licht squandered the 2016 draft and 2018 was a huge disappointment.

  24. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^ Definitely understand your points, Tom, and well expressed – Go Bucs!

  25. RustyRhinos Says:

    Well as the results show, in 2020 we will bust it all up again. Same in 2022, 2024, 2026? Maybe a 3 year run in there but not likely. I hope those who keep beating that Blow it all up drum man up if the next guy is worse that the guy we have today. The grass always looks greener across the fence until you walk around in it a few steps then you see that it is SSDD. Been a fan since 1975 when we moved to St. Petersburg. And always will be.


  26. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    Late to the party but it appears yet again Pear Shaped Petey D. ( not Crisco…who has actually slimmed down in recent years ) has his “facts” wrong. Licht’s Out was inexplicably given a 1 year extension in August that goes through 2019. I see the “Koetter is getting a 2 year extension” has been replaced with Licht is getting a 3 year extension. This type of fantasy no doubt serves him well writing about Gnomes & Fairies…