The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were expected to be a good team this year, in fact, some believed this Buccaneers team would even make it to the playoffs. But sitting fourth in the NFC South, the Bucs are far from that spectacular year.
Buccaneers insider Roy Cummings joined the Erik Kuselias Show to discuss the disappointing year, which got uglier this past weekend. Julio Jones led the Falcons past a lacking Bucs defense.
“If there are two people in the NFL who should know how to handle Julio Jones or how to take him on in a game it’s got to be Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith (Bucs defensive coordinator),” said Cummings. “They coached the guy for four years.”
Cummings talked about Koetter and Smith’s backfired plans tackling Atlanta over the weekend, which brought up the topic of the hot seat. Going into the NFC South rival game, the head coach was already on the hot seat in many peoples opinions, and his seat didn’t get any cooler.
“This was their chance to go out and beat someone with a winning record, they haven’t done that yet this year,” said Cummings. “All that they’ve done is beat teams that are horrible.”
“This was a team that expectations were so high for. We all thought the Buccaneers were going to be that team that was going to rise and become a playoff contender and was everyone’s darling in the preseason.”
Cummings believes while Koetter is still on the hot seat, the seat got a little hotter for Smith as well.