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Buccaneers Fire Head Coach Dirk Koetter Following 5-11 Season

The Buccaneers made the first official firing of the offseason, as following their final game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, they fired head coach Dirk Koetter. The Buccaneers canned Koetter after the team failed to make the playoffs for the 11th straight season, this despite the trying to stockpile talent over the past few seasons. […]

Saints Coach Sean Payton Denies Bad Blood with Buccaneers Coach Dirk Koetter

Saints coach Sean Payton on Wednesday denied that there is any bad blood with Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter, despite a rather animated exchange when their two teams squared off in Week 17, a game the Bucs won 31-24, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports. “Not at all,” said Payton, who is serving as the head coach […]

Buccaneers Coach Dirk Koetter Admits Talk About Job Status Has Been a Distraction

When your job is on the line it’s not easy to stay focused, and that very well might be the situation right now with Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter. On Tuesday he said that rumors surrounding his job status have been a distraction. “Of course,” Koetter said when asked if rumors have been a distraction. […]

Don’t Expect Bucs Coach Dirk Koetter to Give Up the Play Calling Duties in 2017

While he admitted there was a number of mistakes in play calls from a season ago, it doesn’t sound like Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter will be giving up calling plays anytime soon. The Bucs coach led the team to a 9-7 mark and they were in the playoff hunt up until the last week […]

Buccaneers Close to Naming Dirk Koetter As New Head Coach

The Buccaneers are ready to hand their head coaching duties over to the director of the most the prolific offensive attack in franchise history, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports. Dirk Koetter, who orchestrated an offense that set a franchise record by gaining 6,014 yards during the 2015 season, was “close’’ to completing a […]

Bucs OC Koetter Says Winston Well Prepared as NFL Rookie QB

Bucs offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter acknowledged what many draft experts were saying about the differences between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Winston played in a pro-style offense at Florida State. Mariota ran a spread system at Oregon. “Even though I love watching spread football on TV, spread football doesn’t necessarily prepare guys the best for […]