Up Next, A New Head Coach

December 9th, 2018

Anyone think the Buccaneers looked well coached today? How about this season overall?

Remember the Dirk Koetter motto/slogan for players this season was “Discipline Driven.”

Joe’s beloved Buccaneers looked anything but disciplined today, and they certainly fell apart offensively with a lead, much like they did last Sunday.

Why does that happen in Year 4 of an offensive system with the same starting quarterback?

This time the offensive collapse resulted in a home blowout, 28-14, in a must-win game against a division rival. That’s a terrible look for a head coach on thin ice.

Ten penalties for 84 yards, a blocked punt that was an inexcusable blocking failure by Cameron Lynch, and an overall lack of fire in the second-half of an everything game at home, it all added up to another messy performance by the 5-8 Bucs coming off a 5-11 season.

Now Tampa Bay heads to face a sledgehammer playoff-caliber team in cold Baltimore, and then to a totally revitalized Dallas team at Jerry’s World after that.

Team Glazer knows what they’re watching from Koetter. Will they possibly chat this week and believe Koetter is their next Super Bowl head coach? No chance.

If the coach-shopping didn’t start already, it really needs to ramp up tomorrow morning.

100 Responses to “Up Next, A New Head Coach”

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jameis blew this game…he can not hit anything but a stationary target…all that pocket scrambling is because he is waiting for a WR to come to a stop….time to draft a real modern ear NFL QB…

  2. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Fire JAson Licht too, he has done nothing to improve this team

  3. rrsrq Says:

    I believe Joe posted it earlier this week, Sean Payton would our coach and out scheme Dirk

  4. BucEmUp Says:

    I said it in previous posts …thus team would be beaten by coaching and not talent..At this point there is no reason to fire him today let him look like a fool for the rest of the season. The entire team offense and defense went dormant in the second half. This is pathetic. The playcalling (bet me.it wasn’t Dirk koetter ) was atrocious. FIRE this son of a bitch before I see him while I’m working in South tampa

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Hey guys we might have lost the game but we won the turnover battle, and as we know from the Winston haters, it’s not the W’s and L’s that matter, it’s winning the TO number on the stat sheet. So I don’t get why anyone would call for Dirk to be gone, we WON the TO battle, and that’s what is important!

  6. WalkdaPlank Says:

    “Jameis blew this game”

    I’ve been on record here saying Jameis is not a franchise QB.

    But this is WRONG

  7. Chris Cotten Says:

    How do you fall apart like that????……GgggggggDamnnnnnnn

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    It’s always a tale of 2 halves for Koetter

  9. Dooshlarue Says:

    Ugly 2nd half for sure, but I don’t think I’d call it a blowout Loe.

  10. Loyaltotheend Says:

    GM gotta go
    Head coach gotta go

    Just a badly coached team lacking talent on the o line and RB

  11. MadMax Says:

    So now it should be ok to tank for draft position…..no chance in hell they make playoffs…..and we need a new QB to sit behind jw next year and get ready.

  12. Tom S. Says:

    Up next, a new GM. Anyone think 11 straight years of missing the playoffs and getting top draft picks has made this a super talented team? How about free agency?

    Fire the meathead. Give Joe another GM to fawn over regardless of record or accomplishments. I can’t wait for the new GM’s nickname.

  13. Bucsfan951 Says:

    What kills me is that there are pieces to this “existing puzzle” that can be used on this team when a new head coach and gm come in next year but they’ll most likely clean house and start over. That mean another 1-2 years of rebuilding. Who knows if this new next gm wants Winston as their franchise qb. We’re back to 2014 all over again. Fml!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Mike McCarthy please! And new Defensive Coordinator! And new kicker! and new GM!

  15. buddy Says:

    Good!! Take him and his snitch of a equipment manager with him. His incompetent staff has been his downfall. I love seeing this jackhole humbled after he treats the media with such arrogance and he hasn’t won anything as a head coach. Good bye and get out #KLUELESSKOETTER

  16. westernbuc Says:

    If your takeaway is that the 9.5 point underdog should fire its head coach after being competitive and in the lead for most of the game, you’re missing the big picture.

    And let’s be real, Glazers haven’t proven they can pick a head coach

  17. Jack n Says:

    The dome team played better in wet sloppy conditions then the home team that should be used to it. Plus no surprise that Brent Grimes stole another week paycheck from the Glazer’s. Fire koetter….

  18. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Warhop has been in charge a crappy unit and questionable personnel moves since day 1 as in lets sign anthony collins and let penn walk…..and sitting desean was a great move the bucs have no speed……..LICHT should be first one fired time for a RED WEDDING in tampa

  19. Me Says:

    Jameis did not lose this game. This is on the online 100 percent
    The dude has zero time to do anything with out having people all over him!
    We’ve got a lot of needs that need to be addressed

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    Headline Should Read -“Up Next another Garbage Hire by Incompetent Glazers”

    bucs will get whatever loser coach does not have any other options. no one wants this crap job. this team has NO heart.

  21. Waterboy Says:

    2 missed field goals, a blocked punt and a bunch of penalties cost this one.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    Gotta have better coaching then this. The Saints turned the 2nd into a playoff game and showed us how far way we ate from contending.

    Dirk got blown out. We had no answers. Dirk has been unable to fix the problems on this team.

    This team always plays like garbage in big games. We we’re unprepared again.

  23. DBS Says:

    Did Mike Evans get hurt or did the Saints really take him out of this game? Seems like there were no real threats at. WR today.

  24. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Alter ego if it wasn’t for his scrambling ability the game would have been worse. Only fools like you continue to point every f’n problem on the QB because you know nothing about football. How about oline, dropped passes, and special teams was a serious problem today. Coach will be fired because He lost this season overall.

  25. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Koetter and is plays the 10 seconds it takes the WR’s to run is killing Jameis and this team. Along with D SMith, you know the top 5 OT Koetter and Licht keep crowing about, and our boy turnstile #77, and the now old Dotson can not keep Jameis from running for his life. Oh and then there is NO run game to boot? Play Wester, Cappa, Ronald Jones, play ALL the young guys, let them get some time and see what you have.

  26. Willy D Buc Says:

    O-line and QB play doomed us. Gameplan was good. Personnel is the problem, not the head coach.

  27. buddy Says:

    Good can’t wait for a new head coach. KLUELESSKOETTER needs to go and take his snitch equipment manager with him. Players hate the culture of the locker room. Can’t wait until Black Monday!!!!

  28. Architek Says:

    Habitual losers

  29. richbucsfan Says:

    A divided team can’t win…>>>>>>>>>>>>#3 & #66 took it into the locker room…team came out with other things but the game on their minds

  30. D-Rome Says:

    “Good for them”, right coach?

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    Look at all our punts this year. That block has been coming since week one. It’s a problem that’s gone unaddressed all year.

    No excuses for Dirk on that. It’s his fault.

  32. Season Is Over Says:

    Mr. Magoo once again crumbles against the closest thing to playoff situational football he has seen since being a Buc. Failing his team and the city with his lack of awareness in the red zone. He even broke the rule of never handing to Barber inside the five. It almost never ends well. Mr. Magoo must have left his glasses in the locker room at half or he ran out of visor swag. It will be a long offseason being a loser for the fourth year in a row. With any luck he will fall back into good graces with the team and they will put his image back on the side of the building. Dirk ” We were done by Halloween” Koetter should be proud of his guys. I know as a fan I am.

  33. Crazed Bucs fans Says:

    Peyton Barber is USELESS!!! Fu(k!!!

  34. BucEmUp Says:

    If you are a fan who judges the talent drafted by a gm after he has been poorly coached by a bad head coach you are a complete moron..

    Go snuff some more glue.


  35. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Right side of the Oline and Special Teams threw this game away. If you came away from this game thinking anything different, you’re a moron.

  36. Geno Says:

    It was not a good effort by the Bucs but the continued theme on the coach is old. Koetter did not look horrible out there. Did you hear the analysis? There were mistakes on the players that we did not have the last few games and New Orleans is the best NFC team out there.

    I would say:
    1. Credit to New Orleans.
    2. Blame on players.
    3. Coaching.

    Why so much love for Jameis and so much hate for Koetter?

  37. JJV Says:

    Let ‘s tap the brakes Bucs fans. We are still mathematically not eliminated from the playoffs. Also, Koetter still has a chance to improve on the record from last year. If the record improves, who could blame the Glazers for staying the course yet one more season.

  38. BucEmUp Says:

    Hey question to all the dumbass bucs fans….woukd you rather have had cam.newton 5 weeks ago???!!!!


  39. BrianBucs Says:

    Jason Licht should go also. This is his huge mess

  40. JimmyJack Says:

    Willy D the coach has had three years to assemble an Oline.

    Oodles of recourses given to him and no results. We have gotten manhalded by strong passrushes for Dirk’s entire tenure.

    This Oline will never get fixed under Dirk.

    Get a HC who can assemble an Oline or this team is doomed to get beaten by strong passrush in 2019.

  41. Oneilbucs Says:

    Jamies is good enough for us to win. We need a running back and defense. If we draft another young quarterback he will lose here to and yall will blame him as well. So why would any young quarterback want to come here? Jamies is 24 and yall want him gone. That’s what a rookie quarterback will look at. You need a running back and yall hate Jamies so much that yall can’t that . Go get him a running game and a defense and he will win .

  42. Jawo75 Says:

    Ja “miss the playoffs” Winston is 21-30 as a QB. That’s just beyond sub par by any measure for an NFL starting quarterback, much less a number one overall pick. Plus he’s a sexual predator to boot. Time to take out the trash.

  43. Rod Munch Says:

    In fairness the Bucs weren’t beating the Saints today, they’re what, 11-2? The special teams coach should certainly be fired today, I said back when Smith was fired to fire him. Will it matter? I have no idea, but the special teams have stunk for years. Two missed FGs and a blocked punt, that’s sort of a big deal.

    Meanwhile you have Dirk over and over and over again saying the most important thing for Winston is to protect the ball, so he does, he doesn’t take risks, and guess what, the defense isn’t giving up 12 a game like in 2002 and you need to throw it downfield.

    Also how many balls did Hump miss on today? He showed why he’s an excellent #4 WR, and why he shouldn’t get #2 money.

    Anywho this is the boring “safe” game all you Winston haters have said over and over again that he needs to play. This is the outcome of that.

  44. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    And bring a new QB while we are using Lysol in that locker room…

  45. Ed Kerber Says:

    Time to fire the Head Coach now. Other teams are starting their search. The Bucs should officially do the same.

  46. JimmyJack Says:

    Winston was in 3rd & long for the entire 2nd half.

    He didnt make any plays to get us out of it and the team around him did nothing to get us out either. Continued mistakes on most plays.

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    Ravens lost, blew a 4th quarter lead… Harbaugh still might end up being available.

  48. Zwak Says:

    Can’t blame any QB or RB with an O-line like this just can’t do it

  49. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Glazers need to wash their hands of this entire coaching staff and general manager

  50. JJV Says:

    We should trust Team Glazer. We need to have some patience and faith in them.

  51. JimmyJack Says:

    Munch we were a better team in the 1st half. At halftime the Saints kicked it up a notch and we had no answers.

    They played at a higher level we couldnt match. We are incapable TBH.

  52. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Waterboy Says:
    December 9th, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    2 missed field goals, a blocked punt and a bunch of penalties cost this one.

    You can whine about Winston & fault Koetter all you like……but Waterboy has this right…..the momentum completely changed.
    We recovered a fumble and couldn’t even get 3…..

  53. Not there yet Says:

    Well joe to be fair I think you were the one stoking the playoff fire all week. Fans with common sense knew this coach couldn’t lead this team or inspire playoff football in its players just like we knew it was going to be a wasted year by bringing back dirk who was stupid enough to bring Mike Smith back with him.

  54. Zwak Says:

    That’s because the saints made adjustments at halftime, that’s what good coaches do!

  55. firethecannons Says:

    The penalties were inexcusable and O-Line performance led to this loss.

  56. Destinjohnny Says:

    Should be up next
    3 corners
    4 offensive linemen
    2 safties
    2 backers
    2 running backs
    1 qb
    1 gm

  57. buddy Says:

    censoring my posts now Joe?? Last 2 didn’t show up

  58. Destinjohnny Says:

    Ps one kicker

  59. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    destin johnny sounds like a 12 days of bucs christmas song there

  60. JJV Says:

    You can’t blame the owners for trying. After all, they control the organization and can operate it any way they want to. They will continue to make boatloads of money whether fans like it or not.

  61. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    JJV they got to start worrying about the money when the seats are empty

  62. Conte Piscatelli Says:

    How has the special teams coach not been fired yet, he may actually be worse than Smith. The special teams have looked more like a special Olympics team than anything else. Wait that isn’t right, the special Olympics guys look better than the Bucs special teams.

  63. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    I’m still looking for Gerald McCoy… Can anybody find him?????

  64. tmaxcon Says:

    JJV Says:
    December 9th, 2018 at 4:33 pm
    We should trust Team Glazer. We need to have some patience and faith in them

    Obviously you are joking…. 16 years without a single meaningful win is patience enough

  65. Ed Says:

    So many disappointing aspects to this game, could write a book just a few observations-

    1. 2 missed field goals
    2. One was off fumble by Brees and no points
    3. Winston was very inaccurate especially overthrowing Humphreys multiple times and making receivers have to readjust. Numerous overthrows on deep balls. Hardly a performance that leads one to believe he is clutch.
    4. Poor pass protection and poor running game.
    5. Blocked pu
    6. No halftime adjustments to generate any points.
    7. Penalties all over the place.


    Horribly unprepared team with so much to play for, so many bad performances.
    Undisciplined poorly coached team. Little reason for fans to expect the final 3 games will show any improvement.

  66. Rod Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – Well halftime adjustments are traditionally where Dirk and gang have fallen apart. Also there is the fact that the Saints are just clearly the better team, I mean they’re 11-2. The Bucs needed a perfect game today to win, and they didn’t get a perfect game.

  67. JimmyJack Says:

    Ed add Chris Godwin to that list please.

  68. orlbucfan Says:

    All I can say is Buc Curse strikes again. Bucs were winning handily in the first half. What in hell’s bells name happened??

  69. Tattoodonny Says:

    I’d like to see us go after matt Lafleur as HC, he’s young and has helped Marcus look decent, give him a real QB like Jameis and this offense will shine. Also maybe go to a 3-4 defense bc more hybrid LB/DE coming out of college.

  70. JJV Says:

    Duthsty- The seats have been empty for quite some time. Increasing TV revenues alone will keep them financially happy with or without fans in the seats. Again, the bottom line is they will run the team their way, not the fans. They have the money and power to do whatever they please.

  71. Bob in Valrico Says:

    A number of thing s contributed to the loss in addition to penalties. Godwin was not as dependable today. It seems like when he mistakes ,they come in bunches.
    Jameis had a pretty good first half. Evans seemed to be hobbled but even a hobbled Evans is still the best option. Jameis failed to connect with Godwin on either of the deep throws to him. and its questionable whether he brought his good hands on this day. Jameis throws to Hump sometimes looked like he was
    throwing to Evans at times.
    We needed to generate more scores early in the game, Two missed kicks didn’t
    help. Jameis took a couple of big sacks in the second half and the offense
    didn’t score in the second half. Easy to blame Koetter, but a series of miscues and
    bad play led to the loss. Also think that Jameis did not match his first half performance and he needs lead more scoring drives when you’re playing an explosive team like the Saints.
    To Jameis’s credit his runs add a new wrinkle to the offense. and he is decisive when he takes off.

  72. JimmyJack Says:

    Munch you are Right!!!!

    The Saints clearly made adjustments that Dirk could not match.

    Anybody thinking this team is well coached is not paying attention.

    Yes the players are bad. No excuse there. One problem does not take away from the other.

  73. Jeagan1999 Says:

    A new HC will come with a new scheme and most likely want a new QB. Which is probably what the Bucs need.

  74. BUCS BAGIJ Says:

    Boomer Esiason said that it would come down to coaching and NO would outcoach Dirk and win.

  75. Troy Says:

    Licht isn’t going to be fired, even if the Bucs lose out. I think the Glazers like him and I think he’s going to be responsible for hiring Dirk’s replacement. I’m not saying I agree that Licht should be kept, but I suspect he will be. The kicking situation has me so pissed, I’d probably fire him just because of that.

  76. JimmyJack Says:

    Yes Bob…..Chris had a really awful game last year as well. Forget which one but he was bad all day.

    Getting away from Chris was an adjustment that could have been made. He didnt earn the right to be in that ge for critical moments but we had him in anyway.

    And you saw the result.

  77. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Coach has been the issue all season and has to go.

  78. JimmyJack Says:

    Bucs Bag…..Phil Simms said the same. Joe had an article about it.

  79. Ed Kerber Says:

    It is not just Koetter. It is whole staff. On two coaches worth saving and that is Buckner and Duffner. Everybody else stinks.

  80. Bucnut2 Says:

    take a eep breath everyone. It’s about time that we ALL come to the painful truth. Winston is in his fourth year now and is who he is. He’s turnover prone and when he is turning it over, we can’t win. It’s also tru the the doesn’t have the skills to play turnover free without going way to conservative. Here is reality, whether turning it over or not Winston is just good enough to be a losing NFL QB.

  81. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    Do it now,get ahead of the game for once. Doesn’t matter what they’ve done in the past,obviously that has not worked out to well anyways…

  82. cmurda Says:

    @Bucnut. When did Jameis turn it over? At the end of the game throwing up a Hail Mary in which Mike Evans was interfered with twice? Godwin dropped everything and the O Line didn’t give Jameis a chance. This simply can’t be pinned on Jameis. This was coaching.

  83. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    25-0 for the second half. One team made adjustments and one team did not. It’s time to “cut” Koetter.

  84. Ed Says:

    Nothing to build on after this loss. Only JPP, Nassib, LVD, Whitehead and Vea have a future with the team. The rest of the defense folded in the second half. The offensive line was manhandled.

    If you are GM this is a team of more underachievers eating up a lot of money.

    I don’t see this getting better in the short term without some players who can shine in the clutch and make some game changing plays.

    Other than New Orleans the NFC South has suddenly become a division of teams on the decline.

  85. BUCS BAGIJ Says:

    What cmurda said

  86. Ed Says:

    What is most frustrating is how bad the Browns and Bears have been and how those teams are on the rise while we continue to fall on our face every season

  87. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    You’d have to be a complete idiot with zero football knowledge to pin this one on Winston. Oline didn’t show up at all. No run game at all. Dropped balls all day. Grow up haters

  88. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Jameis could help himself if he just tries to be the best he can be. He is not the team disciplinarian and his confrontation with Jensen was uncalled for. Let the coaches coach. Warhop gave them both an earful but it seemed like Jameis got special attention . Emotional outbursts are something he needs to avoid to stay in the game emotionally.

  89. tmaxcon Says:

    Ed Says

    Bears and bucs have a lot in common both rosters destroyed by one of dungy the clowns ignorant stubborn assistant frauds i mean coaches…. lovie dovie and family plan left its mark on both cities

  90. BUCS BAGIJ Says:

    Bob, do you say that when you see Brady chew players out on the sideline?

  91. Bob in Valrico Says:

    There is no comparing Brady’s play and experience to jameis’s. Enough said.

  92. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Also not aware of Brady headbutting a defender. Poking a defender in the helmet,
    or having to be restrained from going after a referee by a coach.

  93. Pete O'Connor Says:

    I hear Mike McCarthy is available. Koetter must go, and so much Licht. Lure Ted Thompson away from Green Bay to become Tampa’s GM. This cr@p that the Bucs have put on the field these last many years is a stick in the eye to all Bucs fans.

  94. Dre Says:

    Keep litch , fire koetter and let him take his quarterback with him … and trade Gerald McCoy , cut Ronald Jones and j.rodgers , get rid of Donovan smith and Demar Dotson along with bennenoch … garbage football players and coaches thank you good night joe

  95. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Got an itch to ditch litch,but we have to get somebody better.

  96. Anonymous Says:

    And you guys wanted Glazers to Gruden and how is that working for the Raiders!!!

  97. DayOnePaul Says:

    Waterboy Says:
    December 9th, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    2 missed field goals, a blocked punt and a bunch of penalties cost this one

    …and a crap offensive line.

  98. Anonymous Says:

    You just can’t make this crap up. See you in 2019. LMBO!!!

  99. Willy D Buc Says:

    Firing Koetter would be a colossally dumb mistake for the Glazers to make.

  100. BUCS BAGIJ Says:

    Bob. Yeah, but Brady did cheat by deflating footballs. And, he ran off the backup quarterback because he was scared for his position. BTW Brady is the most overrated player in football history. He hardly ever throws a pass beyond 15 yards. And his position is a plug and play position. Any quarterback who can throw an accurate 15-yard pass could be successful in his place and history proves it. Under backup quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, the team went 3–1 during Brady’s suspension.