Jason Licht heaps massive praise on offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stayed active throughout the offseason, general manager Jason Licht believes the biggest addition actually wasn't a player. According to Zach Shapiro of Pewter Report, Licht believes the biggest addition was offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. “If we wouldn’t have signed or drafted any player, we still think we are a better team than we were last...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State Puts Its Fork In The Road (Again)

When morning dawned on Saturday, November 8, 2014, it was reasonable to think that Arizona State football was about to encounter a true “fork in the road” moment. Would, indeed, the fork need to be feared, or would the Sun Devils flinch in the face of a defining occasion? The question certainly needed to be asked, because it has rarely been answered in a positive way over the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona State Puts Its Fork In The Road (Again)

When morning dawned on Saturday, November 8, 2014, it was reasonable to think that Arizona State football was about to encounter a true “fork in the road” moment. Would, indeed, the fork need to be feared, or would the Sun Devils flinch in the face of a defining occasion? The question certainly needed to be asked, because it has rarely been answered in a positive way over the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Expectations for QB Jameis Winston

Before the 2015 NFL draft, Jameis Winston seemed to be the only thing football fans could talk about, but he seems nearly forgotten as we draw closer to this year's fantasy equivalent. I am personally guilty of discounting the first overall pick purely by means of relative comparison to Marcus Mariota, a man and player I highly respect, but off-field issues aside, Winston actually...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Smith says Dirk Koetter is really the head coach of the offense

Lovie Smith has always been known as one of those coaches who lets the offensive coordinator run his own show. Smith focuses on the defensive side of the ball in many ways, while still making sure the offense is a well-oiled machine. Fortunately, heading into 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have found the right man for the job in Dirk Koetter. According to Evan Smith, who recently...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers legitimately contend for the NFC South title?

A team that went 2-14 a season ago and had the number one pick in the draft doesn’t usually see the dividends of that pick immediately. However, there is a legitimate chance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to contend for the NFC South crown in 2015. It goes beyond the drafting of Jameis Winston. There is Mike Evans, another year more mature and conditioned to the NFL game. There is...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter named a top 20 coordinator heading into 2015

The new offensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is getting some high praise these days. After spending the last three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Dirk Koetter is now leading an intriguing offense that features rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, young superstar Mike Evans, talented veteran Vincent Jackson and a stable of running backs who are all hungry to break out...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Bucs, Lions, Packers, Panthers & Vikings

Buccaneers Pat Yasinskas of ESPN writes that it “looks” like Jacquies Smith and George Johnson will start at defensive end. According to Yasinskas, Danny Lansanah appears to have the edge on the strong-side linebacker job. Yasinskas expects to see more utilization of tight ends this season, due to OC Dirk Koetter‘s history of using tight ends. Yasinskas believes D...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Football – Diaper Dandies

Quarterback QB – Jameis Winston – Tampa Bay Winston enters the season surrounded with a trickle-down of character issues from his days at Florida State, yet those concerns should evaporate quick as he teams up with new Bucs Offensive Coordinator – Dirk Koetter. Winston walks into a very desirable situation in Tampa with WRs Mike […]
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vincent Jackson being moved all over the field by OC Dirk Koetter

Veteran receiver Vincent Jackson is back and ready to make plays for this young Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense in 2015. With that said, it seems like new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is going to do anything and everything to make sure he gets him involved, according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com."Dirk is having some fun moving me around and playing me in multiple places, and it's...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston draws comparison to Matt Ryan

While Dirk Koetter has formerly said that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon reminds him a bit of his old quarterback Matt Ryan, apparently Glennon isn't the only one drawing that comparison. According to Sander Philipse of Bucs Nation, Greg Cosell appeared on The Midday 180 on 104.5 The Zone and gave his thoughts on the similarities between Jameis Winston and Ryan."One...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Koetter going to Tampa keep Glennon, Martin on roster?

When Dirk Koetter came to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it immediately injected excitement about the direction of the offense into the team. Apparently, the addition of Koetter also gave both quarterback Mike Glennon and running back Doug Martin a chance to remain in Tampa through 2015, according to Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report. Koetter is apparently high on Glennon, even comparing...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Does Winston have competition at QB?

The first week of OTAs is over in Tampa and there’s plenty to speculate on now that the team’s back on the field. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is installing his new system and even more importantly, first overall pick Jameis Winston is getting reps with the full offense in its entirety. Like everyone expected, Winston has gotten many of the first-team reps under center...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC South toss-up: Atlanta Falcons

The NFC South has certainly been interesting since it’s inception. There has only been one team to repeat as division champions and that was the Carolina Panthers in 2013 and 2014. There was even a trend for a long while where whichever team finished last would go on to win the division the following year. This is the first part in a series explaining why each team will, and won’t...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Fantasy Impact of Buccaneers Rookies

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2014 season proved to be a disappointment on many fronts, but the offense, or lack thereof, could certainly be considered the biggest of them all. Thanks to a good amount of preseason hype from then-new head coach Lovie Smith, many felt good about the team’s supposed fast-paced, innovative offense. Instead, the offense lost its coordinator before the...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston’s teammates can’t stop raving about him

Bobby Bowden may not care too much for Jameis Winston, but his new Buccaneer teammates certainly do. Kenny Bell, a fellow rookie and Jameis’ roommate, was on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 last Tuesday, and he couldn’t stop raving about his new quarterback. “He’s the best roommate I’ve ever had. One of the best teammates I’ve ever had,” Bell said, via The Pewter...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turn things around in 2015? Yes; and here is why-

To really answer the question if the Bucs can turn things around in 2015, we have to take a look back to 2014 (from afar, I promise! We won’t get too close to that train wreck) and compare what we see so far from 2015 to what we knew. Some things stand out right off the bat:  Even if Mike Shula or Clyde Christiensen (both of whom have found a measure of success after leaving...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Offensive coaches are impressed

There is a common theme around the NFL: If a quarterback succeeds in the classroom, they should succeed on the field. That’s what the Bucs have in Jameis Winston.  On Monday, the media was able to get a taste for how the offensive staff has tested the rookies during rookie mini-camp but there was one particularly moment from his pre-draft visit back in March that should be...
Via The Bay Cave
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Jameis Winston with No. 1 pick

It was reported tonight that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Jameis Winston number one overall tomorrow night. Gil Arcia of BucsBlitz.com and TheBayCave.com was the first to report it. And if there is one person to trust with Buccaneers connections, it’s Gil. Gil Arcia was also the first to confirm the report we had here at End Zone Score on the hiring of Buccaneers’ offensive...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Evidently, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not closed the door on the potential of choosing someone other than Jameis Winston with the first pick in the NFL Draft later this month. The Buccaneers sent management to Oregon to watch the Heisman Trophy winner work out for them. Almost every mock draft list has Tampa Bay making Winston its franchise quarterback, but an impressive private...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Winston or Mariota could enter a risky situation in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota have zero snaps in the NFL. Both have never led a professional locker room. Both have never commanded respect from a huddle that includes men a decade older than them. Both have never stared down defenders on Sundays with the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter, victory or defeat in the balance. The Heisman Trophy winners are...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers State of Free Agency: Running Backs

This offseason over at Pro Football Spot, we have begun to look at each position group of available free agents, and figure out who the best targets would be for the Bucs to sign, as well as who is currently on the roster.This week’s position of interest is the running backs. Let’s take a look at what the Bucs can do via free agency or trade to improve their ground situation...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Koetter and Winston: “A match made in heaven.”

We are less than 24 hours removed from the Buccaneers releasing quarterback Josh McCown and some folks are suggesting there is still a chance they trade down or not take a quarterback (insert laugh here). But that’s a topic for another day.  After a report from ESPN.com that penned the reason for the Bucs hiring offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was because they shared the...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Free Agency: Five Underrated Targets

Although most of the Bucs’ offseason plans revolve around the number one overall pick in May’s draft, free agency could also help them improve several areas of the team. Essentially every position except kicker needs some help. Let’s take a look at five under the radar free agents that the Bucs should target once free agency opens up next month.Eddie Royal, WR, San Diego. The...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

OC decision based on future QB after all

The debate for which quarterback the Bucs select goes on but there is has been one constant theme if you have followed along and that is how much the Bucs like Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. For some time, both right here and over at BucsBlitz.com, we have been keeping you close to the Bucs feelings on Winston as well as Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. From what we have...
Via The Bay Cave
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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