Sean Payton denies rift with Dirk Koetter

Following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ upset win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 17, coaches Dirk Koetter and Sean Payton were seen in a handshake that wasn’t exactly friendly. Cameras caught the two talking about the brawl that broke out in the first meeting between the two teams.But answering a question about it on Wednesday, Payton denied that he has any animosity towards Koetter...
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January 24, 2018  |  Discuss

Did Bucs keep Koetter because Gruden wanted too much?

For several months, it appeared like Tampa Bay was the most likely landing spot for Jon Gruden if he decided to return to coaching. Now, Gruden is on the verge of signing a deal to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders. In the process, he may have saved Dirk Koetter’s job.The Buccaneers took a huge step back this year after going 9-7 in their first season under Koetter...
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January 03, 2018  |  Discuss

Jon Gruden denies having talks with Bucs about return

There were several reports over the past few months that linked Jon Gruden with his former team, but both sides say there were not talks about him returning.On Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Dirk Koetter will be retained as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach for 2018. The Times’ Rick Stroud updated the article on Saturday and said that no talks took place between the...
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December 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter returning to Buccaneers next season

Dirk Koetter was viewed as a coach on the hot seat, but apparently he will live to see another year.The Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud reported on Friday that Koetter has been informed by Bucs ownership that he will be back to coach Tampa Bay next season.There was speculation that Koetter’s job could be in jeopardy amid a disappointing 4-11 season. However, ownership apparently understood...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Buccaneers to retain Dirk Koetter for 2018

This is breaking news. Please refresh for updates.The Buccaneers’ 2017 underachievement will not cost Dirk Koetter his job. Ownership informed the second-year coach he will receive a third season, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times’s Ian Rapoport also reports Koetter will coach the Bucs next season (Twitter link). The Bucs are 4-11 and have endured multiple five-game...
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December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter will be retained by Buccaneers in 2018

So much for all the Jon Gruden rumors. The Glazer family, which owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reportedly told Dirk Koetter he will be retained for the 2018 season after a 2017 campaign that was full of misery, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.Heading into Week 17, the Bucs sport a record of 4-11, though at least we can say they have been competitive in many of their losses...
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December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Job security a distraction for Bucs’ Koetter

After leading Tampa Bay to a 9-7 record in his first season as head coach, Dirk Koetter and the Buccaneers entered the 2017 season as breakout favorites in the NFC. Things have not gone according to plan, however, with the Buccaneers sitting at 4-11 entering the final week of the season. The dismal display has prompted talks about the coach’s future with the team, which have been...
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December 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Dirk Koetter: Rumors I've lost Bucs' locker room 'distracting'

Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints could well be the final game that Dirk Koetter coaches for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On Tuesday, Koetter was asked if the rumors were distracting. His response was refreshingly honest.“Of course,” Koetter said, via ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “It’s your life, it’s your life. It’s what you do. So just flip it around. Of course it is. But we all...
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December 26, 2017  |  Discuss

The Dirk Koetter gamble looks like a miss for the Bucs

Two years after the Buccaneers tasked Lovie Smith with rebuilding a franchise buried in the rubble that was left behind by Greg Schiano, the team abruptly fired the head coach the week after the 2015 season ended and promoted offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to the job.Koetter is now eight games away from equaling Lovie’s stay as head coach. Barring a miraculous turnaround in the...
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November 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Bucs HC Dirk Koetter sick of 'Hard Knocks' questions

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to get their first national close-up with Hard Knocks on Tuesday night, but head coach Dirk Koetter is already over it.Speaking with the media Tuesday morning, Koetter made it clear he’s already tired of the questions aimed at him about the popular HBO show. That Koetter is tired of talking about something outside of football, per se, is hardly surprising...
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August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

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