“Turd Koetter” Blast Is Served

April 30th, 2023

Former Bucs receiver Kenny Bell seems bitter.

Joe had no idea that a fun flashback Tweet yesterday about former Bucs wide receiver Kenny Bell would get a strong reaction from, well, Kenny Bell himself.

The Bucs drafted speedster receiver Trey Palmer in Round 6 yesterday and since he played for Nebraska, Joe was reminded of 2015 Bucs fifth-round pick Kenny Bell, who also starred for the Cornhuskers.

Joe’s Tweet is below and it was simple, “A Nebraska receiver in Round 6. What the Kenny Bell?” followed by a smiley face.

Bell replied (also below) “No Turd Koetter, Kid might stand a chance. 🤙🏾”


This surprised Joe but was not surprising all at the same time. Bell got a quick hook from then offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter before the 2015 season started. Bell fumbled a game-opening kickoff in his second preseason game and didn’t catch a pass through his first two August contests. And then he sort of vanished.

He was placed on injured reserve with a hamsting injury and was lost for the season. Bell returned in 2016, with Koetter as head coach, and was cut in early September. He bounced around the Ravens’ practice squad a couple of years before his career ended in 2018 with the Broncos.

Bell never caught a pass in a regular season game.

Like Palmer, Bell was a burner, posting a 4.41 time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, along with a whopping 41-inch vertical leap. Palmer ran a 4.33, but Joe will note that 40 times have improved since the turf was changed at the site of the Combine.

Whatever happened with well-spoken Bell and Koetter is unclear, but it’s all a great reminder that there’s so much that goes on within a team that fans never know.

23 Responses to ““Turd Koetter” Blast Is Served”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    First, I didn’t now that Hairgirl ever played for anyone else. Not surprising since he never caught a pass in a game. I never know that Koetter coached for the Ravens or the Broncos. And having Koetter as OC didn’t seem to hurt Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, or Cam Brate. Hmm.

    Gotta admit, Kenny. I’m stumped.

    Wait a minute! I know. Maybe it’s simple. Kenny Bell sucks at football.

  2. DR. POPS Says:


  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Good zinger by Kenny ( the old Salt Lake Stallion ) but he was out of the NFL fast.
    I did hear he was almost picked up by Soul Glow hair care products…..

  4. Coburn Says:

    Sucks when you’ve been an elite athlete all your life but just can’t make in in the NFL where everyone else grew up similar. Wasnt just Koetter, but who knows what happened. Hopefully he’s found success doing something else

  5. sasquatch Says:

    Hopefully we’ve got a little more in Trey Palmer. His highlight reel is lengthy with one deep ball after another. But he lasted as long as he did for a reason, so whatever his shortcomings he’s got, hopefully he can rectify them because we sure could use that kinda of explosiveness.

  6. Rand Says:

    Well according to his ability to stretch the field he might see some fly pattern action in 4 receiver sets but I didn’t see much on precise route running. Like Joe implied he’ll probably see a lot of special teams, maybe KR or PR.

  7. teacherman777 Says:

    I still remember when he fumbled that kickoff.

    He literally stopped running before he got crushed.

    Kenny Bell was scared to get hit.

    He was way to skinny for the NFL.

    Jaelen Darden was also scared to get hit and way too small.

  8. Tap-Out Says:

    Doooshbag ….jealous?🤷🏿‍♂️

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    Lovie : “Where’s Kenny?”

    Dirk: “He’s afraid of getting hit so he’s in the locker room grooming his hair for the after game press conference.”

    That sums up the wussman’s career right there.

  10. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sounds like a kid who refuses to own up to his own shortcomings.

  11. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    I prefer Dork Koetter.

  12. Hail2dabucs Says:

    Hey doooshlarue , yes yes he did pick up soul glow products but then immediately fumbled it on the back of someone’s couch !

  13. Old School Nole Says:

    I wish Kenny Bell played football as well as that response. Turd Koetter is funny.

  14. westernbuc Says:

    Koetter/Monken made Mike Evans into the Hall of Famer he is today so maybe Kenny Bell just sucked

  15. Mort Says:

    Cool zinger bro, but I’d prefer a bit more context if you’re just gonna put the man on blast. Explain yourself young man.

  16. Pewter Power Says:

    That’s kind of ignorant man. I guess every time we draft a late round receiver no matter who the coach is we’ll get a Kenny bell reference. Yea it’s a serious joke, you are trying to be funny but you really mean it. boooo no need to wonder who tweeted it out

  17. Coburn Says:

    Yeah western Evans had his best years under that regime. I feel that offense really fit Evans best

  18. Christopher Says:

    Dear goat fondlers and doosh cords…. On Kenny Bell’s worst day he is a better athlete and man than you could ever aspire to be

  19. BuxfaninTX Says:

    The Uncle Rico of Bucs draft picks…always the coach’s fault…

  20. Goatfarmer Says:

    Christopher – wow, man, you are so insightful. Of course, people on this site are generally fans, not aspiring NFL athletes so folks aren’t comparing Hairgirl to ourselves. For that we’d have to talk college degrees, net worth, business success, etc. I am certain that Kenny Bell is a better athlete than you, however, and probably more successful after football than you, so thanks for your butthurt, overly ultra-sensitive belch. Hypocrites like you should eat a big pile of mushrooms and go for a long walk in The Everglades.

  21. CrackerBall Says:

    So if I understand the last few comments correctly – you can not point out the obvious flaws about a former NFL player if: 1) he is a better athlete that the one making the claim?

    I am SO sorry Antonio Brown… you have no mental stability issues because your 40 time is clearly much faster than mine. Please forgive me.

  22. Goatfarmer Says:

    Right CB. This Chrissietopher has to puff out her holier-than-thou chest and scold people for commenting on facts and good heartedly making analogies to Belk’s grooming habits, in addition to sticking up for Koetter who was and is a good dude.

    She probably gets mad when her husband picks a tomato, calling him a murderer.

  23. LakelandSteve Says:

    Come on Kenny, don’t blame Koetter. Look within grasshopper.