Dirk Koetter was signed as the Bucs’ OC in the offseason after serving the same role in Atlanta a year ago.
“He’s a smooth guy,” Mike Evans said after Thursday’s OTA practice. “He knows what he is doing. If you look at the Falcons’ receivers last year they had some of the best stats. He gets his receivers the ball and on this team we have some really good playmakers at the receiver position. I like the way he gets the receivers the ball, so hopefully we’ll have a great year.”
Vincent Jackson feels similarly. He’s been in a few different systems since entering the league in 2005. But this system will spread the ball all around the field and utilize Jackson in several different ways, something he’s excited about.
“Obviously the way I’ve worked in the past was being very dynamic where they can play me in multiple places and Dirk (Koetter) is having fun with that and he’s putting me in a lot of different areas. It’s fun to play inside, outside, stretch the field, cross the field, and that’s what’s good about this offensive system is that we’re going to put the ball all over the place.”
Evans finished as the #11 receiver in standard formats and #13 in PPR. He should enjoy a quarterback upgrade this year and should continue to develop as a receiver. Expect more of the same. After finishing as a low-end WR3, Jackson is a bounce back candidate given the upgrades the team made at quarterback and offensive coordinator.