Bucs’ Koetter recognizes bad, must bring better

by Gary Shelton on September 1, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

The Bucs offensive line did not show improvement Saturday night./ANDREW J. KRAMER

The Bucs offensive line did not show improvement Saturday./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Tuesday, 6 a.m.

He was brought in to make the right call.

He was brought in to make the uncoordinated look coordinated, to make the rookie quarterback look experienced, to make the broken offensive line look whole again. He was brought in to make the Bucs look offensive.

And now, for a refreshingly raw play-call by Dirk Koetter:

“Bottom line is we stunk,'' he said.

Well, give Koetter points for honesty. Bucs' history is filled with offensive coordinators attempting to sound intelligent hours after the offense looked thick-headed, of coaches trying to spin their way out of poor performances. At least Koetter seems to know the difference at first glance. At least he seems have expectations.

And goodness, isn't it about time?

Granted, owning up to ineptitude is not exactly conquering it, but perhaps it's a start. The Bucs' offense still doesn't look like it's going to win a game of Jeopardy, but Koetter gives the Bucs a chance they did not have last year when then-offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford was shelved by illness and then, evidently, by a lack of interest.

"I’m not going to lie. I was a little disappointed,” Koetter said. “I didn’t sleep too good Saturday night. Again, that’s coaching. I get paid to coach. The other coaches get paid to coach.

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