Lets begin with a preface:
- This season is over, the Bucs are not making the playoffs. However, that doesn’t mean tune out. There is a lot at stake.
- I’m a Bucs historian, Ive studied, followed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since week 2 of 1979; There are people who know more about the Bucs locker room than I do, but there is only a handful who know the BUCS ORGANIZATION’s history like I do, and so that is the basis of this article.
- It wont be short, so cop a squat and get your read on!
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
The concept that Dirk Koetter was the driving force behind the Bucs turning the corner, winning 5 games in a row, is pure fantasy. Jameis Winston started to take over this team right about the same time, and it’s not obvious this team ebbs and flows as Winston does. For all the good Dirk Koetter did as Offensive Coordinator in 2015 setting Bucs records, when he became the Head Coach he added on a world of responsibility he has never had to accept before and the offense hasn’t been the same since.