Last week, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter yanked play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Todd Monken. Recently, Koetter told reporters that he’s unsure about who will call the shots on Sunday against the Giants, though he plans to finalize things before Friday.
“Every Thursday night we put the game plan to bed,” Koetter said (Twitter link via Pewter Report). “After dinner, after we get done with the players, we put the game plan to bed and make our final adjustments. After we do that tonight, we’ll decide and move on from there. That’s how we do it and I believe in our process.”
Koetter, who has spent the bulk of his career as an OC, called the plays against the Redskins and the offense amassed more than 500 total yards. Unfortunately, the Bucs’ only points came off of a field goal and red-zone turnovers undid a lot of their good work. Koetter got some results by doing things his way, but the shortcomings are giving him second thoughts about how to proceed.
Obviously, every coach of the 3-6 Bucs is on the hot seat, so the security of both Koetter and Monken will depend on the next seven games. The Bucs face long odds of making the playoffs, but they can keep their Wild Card hopes alive with a win this week.
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