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Dirk Koetter seemed resigned to his fate.

in Allgemein 29.07.2019 08:44
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TAMPA http://www.broncoscheapauthenticstore.com/dre_mont-jones-jersey-cheap , Fla. (AP) —The coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was fired Sunday night a little more than three hours after the Bucs concluded a disappointing season with a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.Koetter was promoted from offensive coordinator to his first NFL head coaching position when Tampa Bay fired Lovie Smith in January 2016. He led the Bucs to a 9-7 record that year, but followed up with consecutive 5-11 finishes.His successor will be the sixth coach will be the fifth coach the team has had since firing Jon Gruden after the 2008 season. The Bucs have missed the playoffs 11 straight seasons and haven’t won a playoff game since their Super bowl run under Gruden in 2002.“I’d love to finish out my contract, of course I would,” Koetter said during his postgame news conference.“Whatever is going to happen is going to happen, and that’s just the way this business works,” he added. “If this is the last one for me, I appreciate the opportunity they gave me. It’s awesome to be a head football coach in the NFL. Coaching in the NFL period is awesome. It’s the best of the best.”The Bucs started 2-0 this year, and then lost 11 of 14 down the stretch, including four straight games to finish the season.Koetter, who had a 19-29 record, was dismissed after meeting with team ownership after the news conference.“We sincerely appreciate the hard work and commitment shown by Dirk over the past several years http://www.eaglescheapauthenticstore.com/shareef-miller-jersey-cheap ,” Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer said in a statement.Glazer said general manager Jason Licht would begin the search for a new coach immediately.Koetter was asked if he believed he deserved to keep his job after constructing an offense that ranked among the league leaders this season, including No. 1 in passing yards.‘There is no such thing as deserve in the NFL,” he said. . Numbers are nice but this is a winning league. I’ve been fired before and I’ve been hired before. I know this, if look yourself in the mirror at end the day and know you did everything you could, then I’ve no problem holding my head up.”Licht, whose record since taking over as general manager five years ago is 27-53, apparently is keeping his job despite a spotty track record in the draft and free agency, where Tampa Bay has made numerous mistakes —especially in Licht’s effort to overhaul a porous defense.Defensive coordinator Mike Smith was fired in October with the Bucs yielding a NFL-high 34.6 points a game through the first six weeks of the season.The team also must decide this winter whether Jameis Winston is the team’s quarterback of the future. Koetter was named coach, in part, because of his relationship with the No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft, however Winston has not blossomed into the dominating quarterback the team envisioned him becoming under Koetter’s guidance.Winston Zach Brown Jersey , finishing his fourth season, is due to earn $20.92 million next season in the final year of the contract he signed as a rookie.“It’s an empty feeling when you lose, no matter how you lose. It was an up and down year and didn’t turn out how we wanted it to turn out,”” Winston said, adding he has not been told if he will return in 2019.Winston and other teammates continued to express support Koetter right up to the end.Receiver Mike Evans, who set a club single-season record for receiving yards this year, called playing for the former coach “awesome.”“The fans might put stuff on him. That’s how sports works. You look at the head coach, Evans said. “I’m very fortunate to have played for him. “He took my game to new heights.” ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams skipped the opening day of the team’s mandatory minicamp reportedly over contract concerns.The reason for his absence reportedly shifted to a medical-based issue by Wednesday’s second day of minicamp.Williams’ no-show centered on frustration with the team’s training staff according to reports. The specific issue comes from the initial treatment of a growth on the seven-time Pro Bowl lineman’s scalp. Williams had the growth removed following the 2018 season.“I really don’t have (a response). I am just trying to focus on the guys who are here right now,” coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday of the report.“I know Trent knows how much we need him and want him back. That is the only thing I can do from here. As far as what happened between him and the doctors, that is between him and the doctors and hopefully we get that cleared up soon.”The absence and reported reason behind Williams’ decision dominated the second day of the mandatory three-day minicamp.“I think our medical staff has done a good job Devin Bush Jersey ,” Gruden said. “I think where the frustration might lie is the timing of the diagnosis. Maybe he wishes it was diagnosed a little sooner, from my understanding. But other than that, I think our doctors and medical staff have done a good job.”Asked if Williams communicated his frustration with the medical staff to him,” Gruden said, “No.”Injuries have been an issue for Williams during his nine-year career. He last played a full 16-game season in 2013. Williams missed three games in 2018 with a thumb injury. When available, he remains one of the league’s elite left tackles.“He’s a big part of this team,” running back Adrian Peterson said of Williams. “You just know you have that security with him there.”Peterson said he expects Williams, a longtime friend from their playing days at the University of Oklahoma, back for training camp though he would not comment on whether the two have discussed the matter.“There’s always going to be different reports out. You never know what to believe,” Peterson said. “It’s minicamp. I’m sure it’s not the first time he’s missed it before. Whenever he comes back, he’ll be ready to roll. That’s what I do know.”The Redskins rolled on with their offseason work http://www.steelerscheapauthenticstore.com/diontae-johnson-jersey-cheap , including the development of Dwayne Haskins despite the absence of the man expected to protect the rookie quarterback’s blindside.Williams has two seasons remaining on a five-year, $66 million contract.“I just know he’s absent, to be honest with you. The contractual stuff is out of my hands. The medical things that you guys are talking about are really out of my hands as well,” Gruden said. “My job is to coach the players that are here and that is all I can do.”As for whether he expects Williams back, Gruden said, “I sure hope so.”

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