This Koetter-Smith combo is better than the old one

by Gary Shelton on January 16, 2016 · 1 comment

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Saturday, 6 a.m.

For now, his vision is clear, his ideas seem brilliant and his path is paved in gold. At the moment, he is undefeated.

These are the best days for Dirk Koetter, the new coach of the Bucs. He has yet to lose to Carolina. He has yet to call a play that cannot be explained. He has yet to punt.

Koetter's charge is to make the Bucs a better team.

Koetter's charge is to make the Bucs a better team.

It is this way when a team hires a new football coach. On Day One, it all makes sense. You can see growth. You can imagine improvement. You can believe in a better day.

The truth of the situation is simpler, however. We don't know how Dirk Koetter is going to be as a head football coach. We don't know if this team will blossom, or if this front office has merely found the next man to blame. We don't know if the Bucs will be in the playoffs in two seasons, or if they'll be replacing another coach.

We do know this, however.

On his first day as coach of the Bucs, Koetter upgraded his Smith. Hey, it's a start.

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