Coach Koetter begins the arduous journey of righting the Buccaneers ship


Head coach Dirk Koetter has a long and strenuous task ahead of him. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already turned the knob up, on their offensive output, and now he must continue that trend while managing to do the same on defense. It will be a difficult undertaking, but with the addition of proven staff, it shouldn’t be too far away from the realm of possibility.

“Whether you agree or disagree with the Bucs blowing out another head coach after only two seasons — Lovie Smith’s 8-24 record notwithstanding — there are several things Dirk Koetter has to do quickly to make his hiring work. The Bucs believe they have a franchise quarterback in Jameis Winston, which means they have a chance. The offense finished fifth in the league in total yards with 6,014, a franchise record. That’s not bad considering they started five rookies in 2015 and several other second-year players. But the team was 20th in scoring at 21.4 points a game. Keeping Koetter was the safe choice. It provides some continuity and the same voice for Winston. Just through his maturation, the point total should increase next season.” – Reported by Rick Stroud

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