Dirk Koetter was asked, during the league meeting in Boca Raton, FL what he was expecting from Jameis Winston, in this coming season. Dirk replied with a simple answer, “It’s got to be wins.”
Jameis Winston laid claim to over 4,000 passing yards as a rookie, becoming only the third to do so, and even with the help of Doug Martin’s 1,400-yard rushing season, the Bucs could only manage six wins.
The Buccaneers head coach said, “There’s not a three-year plan or a five-year plan. We’re trying to win games.” That’s a noticeable difference in attitude. The previous coach was fired for not being able to win games, and made this statement in his defense, “I thought we had a plan.”
Koetter would like more of the same production out of his QB’s second season, and while the offense is getting better, and the defense has filled some holes, it will be an uphill battle. There is no doubt in my mind that the new Tampa Bay coaches understand that there is a time clock looming over their heads, and it is counting down from two seasons. I would only assume that they will try to avoid the mistakes prior coaches have suffered from.