“That’s Unfair”

December 23rd, 2018

Explains penalties.

Already today, Joe wrote that the countless times the Bucs offense gets into plus-territory and melts down, often by penalties, reflects a general lack of discipline with the offense.

So Joe thought it would be fair to ask Bucs coach Dirk Koetter if that was a fair assessment.

Simply put, Koetter said it was not fair and he explained why.

“It is frustrating to move the ball like that and not get touchdowns,” Koetter said. “Against good teams that is what you have to do.

“No. No. That’s unfair.”

The holding calls, Koetter said, were largely due to the Bucs’ offensive line battling one of the better quarterback rush defenses in the NFL. If anything, Koetter said, the holding flags were because the offensive line was trying to spare America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, from being maimed.

“Holding penalties are not discipline,” Koetter said. “Those [penalties] are those guys giving their all to protect their quarterback. That’s not a discipline issue. It doesn’t mean you like them, but that was a really good rush team we played today and our offensive line played their tails off.”

One reason Koetter waved off discipline as an issue is that he pointed out Dallas had more penalties Sunday than the Bucs.

“Let me tell you something, that is a good rush team,” Koetter said of the Cowboys. “That team really brings it and we threw the ball the ball 48 times today. If your an offensive lineman in the NFL your job is to protect the quarterback. It surprised me to look at the stat sheet and see [Dallas] actually had more penalties than we did.”

20 Responses to ““That’s Unfair””

  1. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Guys got beat so they hold because their technique sucks

    That’s BAD COACHING!

  2. Jean Lafitte Says:

    He’s right but it shows me we have a less talented O-line to be manhandled like that.

  3. Not Americas QB Says:

    Quit with the Americas QB thing, dude is an average or below average player.

  4. JimmyJack Says:

    Well Dirk seemed to know going in that they were great at rushing the passer……So maybe he could help his team by drawing up an offensive plan that doesn’t allow them to exploit their strength?

  5. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Jameis needs to learn not to hold.

  6. PhillyBuc Says:

    So by Koetter’s own explanation, since no one ever holds Gmac, he must really suck

  7. Maze Says:

    True the Joe’s hero Donovan Smith played like trash again this week

  8. Bird Says:

    The offense has gone into the witness protection program lately. Difficult for bucs to score with all these weapons? Not good enough.

    Our offense is throwing 5-7 yard passes over the middle over and over again. We are Super boring. Guys were beating their defenses deep down the field and not even an attempt to stretch field.

    Hey- don’t blame Jameis though. Not his fault. The Messiah cult mentioned several times throught this disaster of what a great game he was having?
    When is he gonna put team on his back to win some of these close games? Or when will he eat a W on the road again. Their best drive of course in garbage /prevent time. Not good enough.

  9. Bucs 14 Says:

    Bucs Suck. Let’s face it. Once again team Glazer has put a loser on the field.

  10. Troy Says:

    Of course it’s a discipline issue. It’s laziness because o-line men aren’t moving their feet.

  11. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Tampa Bay has become the farm team for historically big market franchises. Don’t believe me, watch how many players that don’t get resigned go to other teams and play better. I don’t care if you brought Lombardi back from the grave, he couldn’t build a dynasty here. We draft good college players, they play so, so, for 4 years, get released, and then sign with the teams they always wanted to play for in the off season and ball out. Anyone watch Mason Foster play the other day?

  12. Hodad Says:

    What’s unfair is we the fans have to listen to Koetter’s excuses every week after a loss! By the way, why does Koetter have his nose stuck in the play sheet if he’s not calling the plays? Maybe he should be looking at the play clock instead. I think Monken has to wait for Koetter’s O.K. on a play before sending it in, therefore causing delay of game penalties.

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    Dirk doesn’t know his ^ss from a hole in the ground. He is completely lost. He has no clue. He can’t figure it out and can’t adjust. His favorite line is the other team did something different today that they hadn’t seen before. He doesn’t plan for the unexpected. He can’t think on the fly. He’s a walking, talking, excuse making clusterfu€k. He is always behind the eight ball and never in control.

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    And Jason Licht is worse than Koetter.

  15. Frank Pillow Says:

    We’ve sunken so low that Dirk cites fewer penalties than our opponent as some sort of meaningful accomplishment. What happened to winning the ballgame, coach?!?!

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s not just the job of the Oline to protect the QB…..it is to open up run lanes and we don’t do that.
    Auclair had a disastrous holding penalty on a big run play.

  17. Buc4evr Says:

    Dirk just needs to shut up, he is not making sense anymore. He is gone after next week.

  18. Willy D Buc Says:

    Licht and Warhop are the culprits. Couple that with an average QB, and it’s a miracle that Koetter’s scheme has gained so much yardage.

  19. Pitt of misery Says:

    The only thing I have left is to just stay away from the bucs games its not fair to spend the amount of money and time to watch this product I wanted thi sto work out soooooooo badly this year, and all we hear is why we didn’t win week after week and this coach offers no way to fix it or any hope .

  20. Jason S. Mclaurin Says:

    I was in the bar today watching the game and every cowboys fan that was around me said the Bucs should fire the coach after that delay of game at the 1 yard line. Enough said for me. We gotta see deeper than the QB. Inconsistent on special teams and not updating the staff will cost this dude at this point. He kept Mike Smith and now George Warhop too long. After certain position underperformed there were never coaching staff changes only good players frustrating leaving Tampa and playing their tail off somewhere else. I still say we should give the guy one more year with Winston and a full team next season. I feel Licht the meathead scout actually has this team closer than appears. If Koetter decides to let Warhop go then he should be brought back. I feel with this draft here Licht can finish it off with drafting for the defensive line and offensive line for depth and roster turnover because Vinny Curry ain’t coming back neither is Mitch Unrein either so that’s salary cleared and roster spots as well for two early picks on defensive line in the draft.