My New Year’s Resolution is a simple one and it’s for head coach Dirk Koetter;
Learn from your mistakes.
The play calling has been less than desirable and often times predictable. The use of Charles Sims on third down has telegraphed exactly what’s coming. The rotation of offensive linemen has hindered any chance for continuity along the trenches. The offensive line is supposed to work as one and with all the unnecessary rotating, they haven’t been able to.
The defense has been atrocious, especially on third downs allowing a league high 48% conversion rate by opposing offenses. Good buddy Mike Smith has put the defense in positions of failure time and time again with off-coverages, poor zone schemes, and no ability to generate a pass rush out of the front four.
This has all led to a 4-11 record.
Dirk Koetter is getting at least one more season and I lay out my concerns and grievances here, but the biggest mistake Koetter can make is to repeat the same broken ideas, game plans, and roll out the same failing staff from 2017.
He has to learn from his mistakes.
The best thing about failure is that you learn more from it than you do success. Koetter has now had one (arguably) successful season and one failed one. It’s time to go back to the tape, go back to the drawing board, and figure out what worked in the successful season as well as what didn’t in the failed one. Only then can the Buccaneers grow and get back on track under Koetter.