DIRK KOETTER NEWS

Beware of reading too much into recent offensive hires by Bucs

Forget about all the chatter that has come with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' hires of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian -- about how the "stars are aligned" for Marcus Mariota to wear pewter and red next season, about how the No. 1 pick is all but decided, about how there's little drama left between now and April 30 but to wait for Roger Goodell...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Koetter likes potential of young Tampa Bay offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Dirk Koetter is confident he can help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers become relevant again. The team's new offensive coordinator is taking over a unit that ranked 29th in scoring and 30th in total yardage during a 2-14 season that not only left the Bucs out of the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season but also left the team examining the prospect of selecting a...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bucs' Case For Marcus Mariota

“He’s very careful with the football. He can take care of the football…. He’s very mobile. He’s a winner.”Regardless of what Bucs fans think of Dashon Goldson’s first two seasons in pewter and red (disappointing and overpaid come to mind), his very succinct opinion of who the Bucs should take with the number one overall pick when they are on the clock on the night on...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Browns, Buccaneers, Falcons, & Raiders

Draft Miami WR Phillip Dorsett mentioned that he interviewed with the Chiefs. (Terez Paylor) New Redskins GM Scot McCloughan said they’ve interviewed “tons” of prospects at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl. (Zac Boyer) McCloughan stressed that they play to add playmakers at all positions. “My belief is the core of the team, you start this year in the draft,” said McCloughan...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hire Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to revamp their offensive staff, adding Mike Bajakian as quarterbacks coach on Thursday. Bajakian spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee, where he also mentored quarterbacks under coach Butch Jones. Tampa Bay ranked 25th in passing, 29th in points scored and 30th in total offense while...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs have their QB coach

The Buccaneers are no longer without a quarterbacks coach.  After reports earlier on Thursday surfaced that Tennessee Volunteers offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian would be the next Bucs’ quarterbacks coach, several outlets called the report premature. But as the day went on, the reports were accurate as Bajakian and Tampa Bay have come to terms. Bajakian is no stranger...
Via The Bay Cave
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Mock Draft

View image | gettyimages.com No team wants to finish a season 2-14, but unfortunately for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is how the 2014 season ended. So you have to wonder what steps need to be taken to keep this franchises head up and to keep pressing forward. Not long after the season ended the Bucs’ brought in new offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter to the coaching staff...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs, former OC Marcus Arroyo can grow in healthy ways after parting

TAMPA, Fla. -- He will be recalled as the misfit who became the face of one of the NFL's most miserable offenses. He will be remembered as a green NFL assistant who shriveled and turned brown with each painful Sunday from September to December. Marcus Arroyo, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach turned acting offensive coordinator, was like a ship passing in the night...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

There may not be a more important move this offseason than the one the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already made when they hired Dirk Koetter away from the Atlanta Falcons.The Buccaneers know all too well how good the Atlanta Falcons offense can be, having surrendered 56 points to them in one contest early in the season.The team and head coach Lovie Smith are hoping Koetter can bring...
Via Football Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Resurrection, not rebuilding: New Bucs OC Dirk Koetter has big job ahead

TAMPA, Fla. -- It took less than a minute for the most obvious question of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offseason to be delivered like a stiff pass to the chest of new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston? This happened on a conference call Tuesday afternoon, which served as the platform for Koetter's first public comments since he agreed to terms with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Koetter made quick decision to join the Bucs

New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was introduced Tuesday via conference call to the media. Koetter talked about many things including what attracted him the most about the job.  “That’s an easy one.,” Koetter said. “Just look at some of those young players that they have and some of the veteran players that they have. There are some really talented players...
Via The Bay Cave
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Welcome Koetter as New OC

View image | gettyimages.com Bucs hire Dirk Koetter as new Offensive coordinator News breaking out of Tampa this evening that the Bucs have decided to hire Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator. Lovie Smith and the Bucs organizations have spent the last two weeks looking to fill the slot for offensive coordinator. This previous season the Bucs hired Jeff Tedford as...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offseason Primer

With a rather forgettable 2-14 season in the books, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sail into the off season needing improvement at multiple positions.According to spot.com, the Bucs are projected to have more than $28 million in cap space to play with, and that’s before they make some likely cuts. They also hold the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and seven other draft selections...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter Inherits a Blank Slate with Bucs

In the movie Fight Club, there is a moment where Tyler Durden says “it’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” This quote has me thinking about the Buccaneers and their offense.When Jeff Tedford left the Buccaneers (at first to recover from a heart procedure, then later to go pursue Canadian head coaching positions), it sent the offense into...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator

After losing Jeff Tedford during the pre-season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense was terrible this season. The Buccaneers finished 30th in total offense and 29th in points scored. After Tedford agreed to move on in December, head coach Lovie Smith’s search was on to find a new offensive coordinator. After a couple of weeks of interviews, the Buccaneers have found their guy. The...
Via No Guts, No Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs hire Koetter as their next OC

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have agreed to terms with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.  Koetter joins Tampa Bay after three seasons working as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2012-14). During Koetter’s three seasons with Atlanta, the team cumulatively ranked second in the NFL in completion percentage (67.4), third in third-down conversion...
Via The Bay Cave
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Hire Dirk Koetter As New Offensive Coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tapped Dirk Koetter to be their new offensive coordinator.
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs announce former Falcons OC Dirk Koetter as new offensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found their offensive coordinator. The Bucs announced Thursday night that they have agreed to terms with Dirk Koetter, who served as the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. The development ends the team's brief search to fill the position, which began in full after Tampa Bay finished its first season under coach Lovie...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs hire ex-Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for same position

  Dirk Koetter is the new offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have the first overall pick in the NFL draft and may use it to select a quarterback. Koetter was let go from the same position with NFC South rival Atlanta, which fired coach Mike Smith after a 6-10 season. The Bucs stumbled to a 2-14 finish this season, playing without former offensive coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs hire ex-Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Dirk Koetter is the new offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have the first overall pick in the NFL draft and may use it to select a quarterback. Koetter was let go from the same position with NFC South rival Atlanta, which fired coach Mike Smith after a 6-10 season. The Bucs stumbled to a 2-14 finish this season, playing without former offensive...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hire Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Dirk Koetter s their new offensive coordinator. Koetter was the play-caller for an explosive offensive unit in Atlanta the last three years but was left out on the street after the firing of Mike Smith. The Buccaneers offensive unit is not nearly as exciting as the Falcons – mainly because they lack a quarterback – but he should still be a...
Via Tireball.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs Name Dirk Koetter Offensive Coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named Dirk Koetter the teams new offensive coordinator. The Buccaneers' new Offensive Coordinator is Dirk Koetter. The team and Koetter agreed to terms Thursday. — Scott Smith (@ScottSBucs) January 8, 2015 Koetter, who spent the last three seasons as the offensive coordinator of the division rival Falcons, is now the offensive coordinator in Tampa...
Via Thacover2
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Hire Dirk Koetter As Offensive Coordinator

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Thursday that they have hired Dirk Koetter as their new offensive coordinator. Ian Rapoport reports that Koetter receives a two-year contract from the Buccaneers that includes an option year. ESPN’s Adam Caplan mentions that Koetter was on the list of two head-coaching candidates for a potential offensive coordinator position, so he appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis, Dirk Koetter, & John DeFilippo Potential Options For Browns OC Job

Multiple reports have confirmed that the Browns are “parting ways” with OC Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains, so changes are once again coming to Cleveland’s coaching staff. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports mentions that the Browns interviewed Falcons OC Dirk Koetter for their head-coaching vacancy last year, and Raiders QBs coach John DeFilippo for their...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest on the Bucs’ offensive coordinator search

Some are wondering why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been quiet as of late since they completed what seems to be their first initial round of interviews for their offensive coordinator vacancy. But as time goes on, so do the candidates.  Greg Roman, who the Bucs interviewed last Friday, will reportedly meet with the Buffalo Bills about their head coaching vacancy. Then you have...
Via The Bay Cave
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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