The only constant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the last decade has been disappointment. Well, not for Falcons fans. By the time December rolls around, Falcons fans are filled with glee after new personnel and coaches find the same result. Both young, exciting coaches and established, veteran coaches fail, despite expensive signings and top draft picks.
Was the Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith duo finally going to turn it around? I think we knew the answer to that. Now there’s some serious conflict between Koetter and franchise quarterback Jameis Winston at the end of another lost season.
From @NFLGameDay: A look at the possible medical clearance for #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers... and why the relationship between #Bucs coach Dirk Koetter and QB Jameis Winston is not in a great place. pic.twitter.com/oT3LNu38jB— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 10, 2017
Per Rapsheet, Winston doesn’t feel like he has enough support from the team, and is unhappy with the play-calling. Winston’s play has fell off considerably from last season despite having a good number of offensive weapons.
The Buccaneers have shown little to no life, and were quickly stuck in the NFC South basement by October.
I expect the Falcons to play against a new coaching staff in Tampa Bay as early as next season.