PewterReport.com’s Scott Reynolds joined Dan Lucas and Annie Sabo on WFLA New Channel 8 for the Bucs Bonus Show to discuss the firing of head coach Dirk Koetter that took place soon after Tampa Bay closed out the 2018 season with a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Watch the video below and make sure to follow News Channel 8, the official station of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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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, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. 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 protected]

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  1. I feel sorry for Dirk he had two choices run the club the way he wanted to and he would have been fired in the middle of the Season or run the club the way the morons wanted and you get fired at the end of the season for losing it was a lose-lose situation for dirk I wish you the best in the future

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    • What on earth are you talking about??? Koetter did run the club the way he wanted, at least up until the departure of Mike Smith, whose services I am sure he was ordered to dispense with. However Smith should have been fired at the end of last season anyway, so the advent of Mark Duffner was a considerable upgrade at DC, which actually improved the Bucs and prolonged Koetter’s tenure.

      Dirk has no one to blame but himself. He was responsible for the play calling debacle against the Redskins, when he relieved Monken of his duties and racked up 3 points on 498 yards of offense. He presided over the Winston/Fitzpatrick QB shambles and as head coach he was ultimately responsible for the Bucs losing 75% of games decided by 7 points or less.

      This is a results business and the bottom line is Koetter wasn’t good enough. Period. Two abject 5-11 losing seasons, after a marginal 9-7 winning season, show quite clearly the Bucs were regressing under his leadership. He was deservedly fired and Licht who was responsible both for his hiring and also for overseeing the lack of depth on our threadbare defence, is fortunate not to be joining him.

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