The Buccaneers need to make many changes. Running back issues, offensive line problems, receiver and tight end usage, defensive line play, linebacker consistency and secondary efficiency are all big areas of concern.
However, for me, the biggest of them all lies within the coaching staff.
This team lacks an attack mentality. Football is not a finesse sport, it is violent, angry and aggressive.
I don’t mean the coached have to be spitting fire and cussing out referees on every play, but some passion wouldn’t hurt.
Honestly, I can’t help but go back to the tweet sent out earlier this year by the Bucs’ social media account. You remember it? The one where Vernon Hargreaves and Jameis Winston are giving each other a high five as the cornerback walks out of the locker room? That one.
Dirk Koetter not only disapproved of the tweet, but went on public record apologizing to the Falcons for the tweet. Really?
Ok, I could write a whole other post about how I felt about the act, but this isn’t the time or place.
It’s just an example though. This isn’t a coaching staff led by the desire to be better than their opponent. It’s soft. It’s overly professional. I understand professionalism, believe me. I live it every day of my life.
However, there is also a part of my life which requires some unfriendly acts of aggression. When the time comes, I can tap into that part of me and ensure my opponent knows we aren’t friends.
This coaching staff isn’t interested in doing this. They lack the fight. And you know what they say about the size of the fight in the dog.
Either find it, or the Buccaneers need to find coaches who have it already.
What is the biggest change needed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from what you’ve seen in 2017? How can this team become successful in 2018?
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