Dirk Koetter gives Bucs’ playcalling back to Todd Monken

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After one game and three points, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter is giving up playcalling.

Koetter said on his radio show today that he will give playcalling back to offensive coordinator Todd Monken this week. Koetter took over playcalling on Sunday against the Buccaneers, in a 16-3 loss at Washington.

In fairness to Koetter, the Bucs’ offense did perform much better than “three points” would suggest. The Bucs gained 501 yards of total offense, but missed field goals and ill-timed turnovers held down the point total.

But overall the offense appeared to be better when Monken was calling the plays, and so it makes sense that Koetter is giving the reins back to Monken this week against the Giants.

24 responses to “Dirk Koetter gives Bucs’ playcalling back to Todd Monken

  1. At this point, why all the monken around? Just keep losing so the books can pay this man his money.

  2. Wow 500 yards and only three points to show for it. he’s giving Vance Joseph a run for the worst coach in the league but he’s not quite there yet.

  3. I’m surprised we don’t hear more about how ownership is what truly shapes football teams. It’s easy to see across all sports, and across all business really. The teams with clueless owners are always mediocre. Sure, they may put together a good run here and there, but over the long haul they will be, meh. I’m afraid that’s the situation here in Tampa. They fired a now HOF coach, who we all know built the Super Bowl team. Gruden proceeded to run that team into the ground. They hired that clown from the college ranks who proceeded to instruct his players to go at 100% on a kneel down play. They hired Lovie Smith. Average coach at best who is now out of the league. They replace him with Koetter, who is obviously way in over his head. Can we actually expect them to make a good hire the next time? Doubtful.

  4. Cannot wait till this coaching staff is fired and we can begin our rebuild. Hope he takes Licht with him.

  5. Fire Goodell.
    Fire the whole Glazer clan. They screwed Manchester United up and have done the same with the BUCS.
    Getting rid of Gruden was great, but they have hired lemons since.
    Remember the Bucs have had McKay, Wyche, Lovie Smith, Greg Schiano, Leeman Bennett, Ray Perkins
    plus assorted other clowns. This list did not include the latest loser, Koetter.

  6. Next Season on the Bucs:

    Owners hire new GM that makes no sense…
    New GM tries to make sense of the mess and how to fix it while searching for new HC and bringing in a competent QB..
    New HC has uphill battle changing the culture to a winning 1…
    New QB tries not to be a hot mess like all previous QBs before him…
    Bucs will look good at the beginning of the season and then fall off to miss playoffs, again…

    4-5 years of this then repeat… sound familiar anyone!

  7. “”Koetter took over playcalling on Sunday against the Buccaneers,
    in a 16-3 loss at Washington.””

    Yes… his play calling was definitely AGAINST the Bucs.

  8. Agree that the Glaziers keep making bad hires. They clearly want to win and spend the money however just don’t make good hires. They don’t meddle either. What they need to do is hire a proven football person to do all of the hiring from GM on down. Someone to be in charge of everything at One Buc Place, someone that can change the culture. Right now there’s no leadership there. As for firing Dungy for Gruden, that move brought a Super Bowl victory so you can’t knock that no matter what Gruden did after. For the person throwing McKay in with “asssorted clowns”, John McKay was a very good coach turning an impossible situation into an NFC championship game in less than 3 years. There’s a reason he’s in the Bucs Ring of Honor.

  9. Everyone is so quick to dismiss this guy as coach, but his offense has been the best in Bucs history with relation to yards per game. Yes the defense is not there, although last week was an improvement. Be careful what you wish for, statistically speaking, it’s hard to get better than leading league ( or second) in yards for an offense. Funny how every fan wants the Super Bowl each year but 31 teams fall short. Should we fire all those head coaches? At least the Bucs right now can move the ball and you know there’s a chance they can come back from any deficit. It’s entertaining which is what sports are about imo.

  10. “Koetter took over playcalling on Sunday against the Buccaneers”

    Of course, his playcalling going against his own team is a simple typo, but is actually quite accurate assessment of what took place.

  11. 0-26
    Other than few seasons here and there, including the SB season, they’ve always been losers. I think they should have a fan raffle before games and the winner gets to be head coach for that game. Certainly would help turnout and can’t be any worse than the usual result.

  12. groupertime says:
    November 17, 2018 at 8:36 am
    Everyone is so quick to dismiss this guy as coach, but his offense has been the best in Bucs history with relation to yards per game. Yes the defense is not there, although last week was an improvement. Be careful what you wish for, statistically speaking, it’s hard to get better than leading league ( or second) in yards for an offense. Funny how every fan wants the Super Bowl each year but 31 teams fall short. Should we fire all those head coaches? At least the Bucs right now can move the ball and you know there’s a chance they can come back from any deficit. It’s entertaining which is what sports are about imo.

    You do know moving the ball and having a bunch of yards doesn’t mean jack right? At the end of the day that just another pointless stat if it doesn’t translate to wins

  13. groupertime says:
    November 17, 2018 at 8:36 am
    Everyone is so quick to dismiss this guy as coach, but his offense has been the best in Bucs history with relation to yards per game. Yes the defense is not there, although last week was an improvement. Be careful what you wish for, statistically speaking, it’s hard to get better than leading league ( or second) in yards for an offense. Funny how every fan wants the Super Bowl each year but 31 teams fall short. Should we fire all those head coaches? At least the Bucs right now can move the ball and you know there’s a chance they can come back from any deficit. It’s entertaining which is what sports are about imo.

    You do know moving the ball and having a bunch of yards doesn’t mean jack right? At the end of the day that just another pointless stat if it doesn’t translate to wins

    Well, I know that if my team can’t move down the field then they’re probably going to lose. Measuring a football team that has a losing record by wins is pointless in terms of evaluating. You take what’s working and build on it. Getting rid of a great offensive mind and rolling the dice with another person isn’t the answer. See Tony Dungy for Jon Gruden for what happens when you scrap the entire project.

  14. :
    November 17, 2018 at 8:02 pm
    groupertime says:
    November 17, 2018 at 8:36 am
    Everyone is so quick to dismiss this guy as coach, but his offense has been the best in Bucs history with relation to yards per game. Yes the defense is not there, although last week was an improvement. Be careful what you wish for, statistically speaking, it’s hard to get better than leading league ( or second) in yards for an offense. Funny how every fan wants the Super Bowl each year but 31 teams fall short. Should we fire all those head coaches? At least the Bucs right now can move the ball and you know there’s a chance they can come back from any deficit. It’s entertaining which is what sports are about imo.

    You do know moving the ball and having a bunch of yards doesn’t mean jack right? At the end of the day that just another pointless stat if it doesn’t translate to wins

    Well, I know that if my team can’t move down the field then they’re probably going to lose. Measuring a football team that has a losing record by wins is pointless in terms of evaluating. You take what’s working and build on it. Getting rid of a great offensive mind and rolling the dice with another person isn’t the answer. See Tony Dungy for Jon Gruden for what happens when you scrap the entire project.

    Except what the Bucs have isn’t working. It didn’t work last week and it hasn’t worked since Chris Conte got stiff armmed into the Shadow Relam by Vance McDonald. You can gain all the yards you want like the Bucs do but it doesn’t matter cause said thing you claim to be working either gets into slow enough starts where winning is next to impossible along with a defense that has the Bucs defensive players from the 90s-2000s practically shaking their heads and/or banging their heads against a wall or practically puts on a dumpster fire like last week when the team couldn’t even get into the end zone ONCE!

    Nothing…I mean NOTHING has worked nor been built on for the Bucs since the false sense of hope they gave their fans after the first two weeks into the season.

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