While Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter is expected to be fired following Sunday’s game against the Falcons, NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport says no final decision has been made, at least as far as what he is hearing.
Rapaport, who is very plugged in among the NFL circles and is considered one of the most reliable NFL insiders, thinks Sunday’s game will be Koetter’s last, but sais on Sunday morning Koetter hasn’t been informed by the Glazers that he will be let go.
While Koetter hasn’t officially received his fate from ownership, on his radio show on Friday night, Koetter sounded like a man who can see the writing on the wall and said, “Whether I’m here or not, I’ll always be a Bucs fan.”
From @gmfb Weekend: #Broncos coach Vance Joseph is likely coaching his last game, but if not… John Elway may ask Gary Kubiak to be his OC; Meanwhile, #Bucs coach Dirk Koetter is expected to be doing the same, though no firm word on that. pic.twitter.com/LW928FrwfP
The Monday following the final weekend of NFL games is known as “Black Monday” and most likely Koetter will be among at least four head coaches around the league who will be let go. With a 19-28 record and possibly two back to back 5-11 seasons, combined with thousands of empty seats each game at Raymond James Stadium, Koetter most likely will coach his final game for the Buccaneers later this afternoon.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com