In his latest Monday Morning Quarterback column, Peter King of Sports Illustrated interviewed Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter in his “Four Questions” segment.
They touched on topics ranging from Koetter’s meticulous approach on coaching – “I have a 150-page book that outlines every step of the program,” Koetter explained – to his relationship with Jameis Winston and how it, along with his input in the overall game plan, differs in his new role.
Perhaps the most eye-opening answer, however, was Koetter’s take on analytics. The former offensive coordinator made headlines in November when he called the strategy using advanced numbers “a freaking joke,” but told King that his comments two months ago were overblown. In fact, Koetter specifically alluded to Pro Football Focus as a resource and claimed that he gave the Bucs head of analytics a 25-page list of what he wanted when he joined the staff in 2015.
The underlying theme of the Q&A was that Koetter, 57, has patiently awaited this opportunity and now he finally has his shot to succeed as a head coach in the NFL. To read the rest of the interview, click here
Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders.
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