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Dirk Koetter to return as Bucs coach in 2018

30 December 2017

That's debatable, from our perspective, as Winston seems like the same mistake-prone passer he was when he came out of Florida State a few years back.

Let's start with Baker, who the Bucs signed to a three-year, $15.75 million contract over the summer, only to be rewarded with a mere 32 tackles and half a sack thus far; Baker recorded 101 tackles and 9.5 sacks over his final two seasons in Washington. Tampa is expected to fire Dirk Koetter next week and Gruden is their top candidate replace him. But the team has struggled with injuries, poor performance and close losses. As head coach, he still is the play-caller and mentor entrusted to develop the franchise quarterback and fulfill his promise as a No. 1 overall pick.

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The Buccaneers won't be giving the quick hook to a second consecutive head coach after only two seasons.

"I think that combined with some balance in the running game has really helped him and probably an ally for every quarterback". You watch them play team after team, and it's like you're watching a bunch of film on playoff teams and you're sitting there just watching.

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We'll post more details shortly. "Everybody has their different characteristics, but at the end of the day we all love each other".

Nothing to play for, no, the Bucs refuse to look at it that way. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes against Tampa Bay, his most against any opponent in the NFL. For the Panthers, a win by any means necessary against Tampa Bay on Christmas Eve would clinch a playoff berth, the team's first since making a Super Bowl run in 2015-16.

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Injuries also were a major factor in the record this season. But he also has shown the past four games that he will tuck the ball and run, totaling 52 yards rushing on 13 attempts, averaging 4 yards per carry, in that span.

Dirk Koetter to return as Bucs coach in 2018