Before last week’s game against the Detroit Lions, a report about Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and the relationship between he and his head coach Dirk Koetter emerged that the two have a rift or strain in their marriage as passer and play caller.
The Bucs have had a struggling season, as their 4-9 record indicates. Both Koetter and Winston have addressed the reports and have said that they are false. On Friday, Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken decided to open up his own press conference – unprompted – by addressing the report himself before anyone could ask.
His answers were candid, real, and very needed.
Wow. #Bucs OC Todd Monken opened up his press conference by addressing the Winston-Koetter relationship completely unprompted and his statement is a MUST-LISTEN: pic.twitter.com/I3QoWnKIws
Monken continued on the player-coach relationships: "My frustration isn't that it comes out. I'm surprised it doesn't come out more often… DeSean Jackson's mad at Todd Monken… NEWS FLASH! My wife's mad at me this week. That's not news! It happens every week!" pic.twitter.com/1JGk6qkQMy
Final part of Monken: "It's part of it. It's part of what we do; the give and take… then you look back and think 'I'm better today because it was worth it'… if you don't care, you don't argue… if you don't care, you don't get frustrated when things don't go your way." pic.twitter.com/UzVXHUNarK
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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