Dirk Koetter’s Final Victory

January 5th, 2019

Giving back.

There just wasn’t enough wins behind his name.

Joe stated he got no joy from the removal of former Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. Yes, it was time to move on. Despite boasting of how talented of a team he had, Koetter, after his first season, just couldn’t find a way to get out of the losing rut.

That doesn’t mean Koetter left with animosity like some of his predecessors. Koetter’s final act as Bucs coach may have been his most meaningful. On his way out the door, Koetter — or someone inside One Buc Palace — kept the less fortunate Bucs fans in our community in mind as Aaron Mesmer of WTVT-TV Channel 13 reports.

Koetter may have had too many more losses than wins to his record as a Bucs coach, but as you will see in the video below, he left as a champ.

31 Responses to “Dirk Koetter’s Final Victory”

  1. Coburn Says:

    Solid move. Don’t think anyone can knock Dirk from a character perspective. Always seemed like a good dude, just made a few costly mistakes like being too loyal to his friend Mike Smith

  2. buccluck Says:

    Wish him nothing but the best and wish it would have worked out better between him and our Bucs. Always liked the guy.

  3. Bradentonbuc Says:

    A good man. Thank you Dirk

  4. BucsfanTexas Says:

    Sad to see him go , needed to happen but definitely which him the best.

  5. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    Joe, I have a request from a humble veteran.

    When you go to the Super Bowl to do your media coverage: Can you find out how many, if any, players are on their phones at halftime? I am curious to hear what the locker room is like from WINNING organizations.

  6. Thelawsrewq Says:

    What a creep. Hes probably not going to wash any of those

  7. TonyC Says:

    Good guy but not a very “good” coach. I would rank him ahead of Schiano, Lovie, Bennett, Williams, Perkins, possibly Wyche but behind Raheem, McKay, Gruden, Dungy. We’ve really had two, possibly three decent coaches in the team’s history the rest we’re pretty much dregs. So I would put Koetter in the dregs category. I’ll venture to guess that if Arians comes in for 2 years he’ll turn this crap float around pretty quickly.

  8. Joe Says:

    Can you find out how many, if any, players are on their phones at halftime? I am curious to hear what the locker room is like from WINNING organizations.

    Will ask around. Thanks.

    And thank you for your service!

  9. Bosch Says:

    Let’s make this a MOVEMENT across the community. EVERYBODY take all their Bucs gear, jerseys, hats, bobble heads, EVERYTING and donate them to goodwill stores, or better yet, homeless shelters. Then you will have sent a message to these ungrateful Glazers. Show them the value of their brand!

  10. Dan Says:

    Great idea. I’ve given most of mine away since 2011 but I have a little left.

  11. Erik w/ Clean Athletics Says:

    Petty Officer Buc,

    Great question!

    And thanks for your service…

    @Joes, I will definitely be anticipating the results of your findings…

  12. Tval Says:

    Better than Lovie and wyche????? You MUST be remedial. Don’t blame those two for the bucs nonsense. They succeeded elsewhere, which MANY seem to have to do

  13. Todd Says:


    “What a creep.”

    I think you are projecting. Anyone who can view this story and arrive at the conclusion this guy is a “creep” is just an insensitive a$$hole.

    I’m sure you’re perfect in every way. I get it.

  14. Kobe Faker Says:

    “This is what happens when you cross Jenna L”

    Jenna Laine

  15. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    He basically washed his hands of all things Bucs and anything that would remind him of us

    F Koetter

  16. NPRSageBoy Says:

    I thought he was always gonna be a Bucs fan. How quickly that changed; fired on Sunday and clothes at Goodwill by following Thursday. Fans like Koetter we don’t need.

  17. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    What’s funny is if Desean Jackson did this Joe would demonize him

  18. Hodad Says:

    No more pictures of Koetter, Grimes, or any other who will be shown the door, what’s the point? It’s what O.J. Simpson once said. like beating a dead horse. Turn the page, move on Joe, Koetter’s gone, now let us forget.

  19. Buc believer Says:

    Looks like he valued his Bucs gear as much as he valued his job.

  20. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Not surprised at all. Dirk is a solid man and a good man.
    Thank you for your time as Buccaneers coach and good luck in all that you do.

  21. martinii Says:

    Good coach, good man, three players short (and a kicker) of a good team. Good luck Dirk. Bring in the new punching bag so the haters have someone to bitch about.

  22. Kalind Says:

    Good coach. Good guy. May even regret letting him go. But his loyalty and stubbornness killed hi. It’s a shame.

  23. FowlBall Says:

    After the parting shots from DJax and Grimes, plus Dirk’s refusal to involve himself in his team’s defensive problems, this is obvious: Dirk was a good OC, but
    he was an absolutely “weak d**k” as an OC. A scared coach is a doomed coach.

  24. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    That’s pretty cool

  25. BucTown Says:

    This is reminiscent of the feel-good stories written about me every time I give Goodwill a load of clothing that I’ll never wear again.

  26. Michael Wright Says:

    Dirk will land safely and fine. Besides, Its kinda hard to feel sorry for a guy who will still be paid millions by the Glazers thru 2019. He will make an NFl team a good OC or a nice little college a great HC. And..he can still take his road-dog pressbox Smitty..with him!

  27. Solinor Says:

    This happened to me ironically but it wasn’t Koetter stuff. It was running back coach Tim Spencer’s windbreaker, sweatshirt, and a couple t shirts. It was about a year and a half ago when I found it at a thrift store(can’t remenber which one).

  28. Anonymous Says:

    Not a big deal at all. The guy was here for a number of years I’m sure he kept some stuff and got rid of some. What’s the problem? Think about it as a coach you get plenty of gear, this is his 2nd team is he supposed to keep everything they give him?

  29. Rod Munch Says:

    Some kid in Ethiopia was looking forward to that gear to go along with their Falcons World Champions jersey that was generously gifted to them a couple of years ago.

  30. Fire Light Says:

    Paid too much.

  31. Fire Light Says:

    MeJax gear wouldn’t sell. Nobody would celebrate owning a piece of crap even if he never wore it and it’s still in packages. Oh… never mind, Fitz bought it all from him.