As general manager Jason Licht once said, the signing of offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is their best offseason acquisition. And players on the Buccaneers’ roster agree.
Many are anxious to see how the new Tampa Bay offense looks under an experienced play caller. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston should have some kind of success under Koetter, but wide receivers should as well. Second-year receiver Mike Evans is looking to build off a successful 2014 rookie campaign.
“If you look at the Falcons’ receivers last year they had some of the best stats,” Evans said following OTAs last week. “[Dirk Koetter] gets his receivers the ball and on this team we have some really good playmakers at the receiver’s position. I like the way he gets the receivers the ball, so hopefully we’ll have a great year.”The Bucs feel they have enough offensive weapons to have a successful and productive offense in 2015. Evans surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark last year but he wasn’t the only one to do so.
Veteran Vincent Jackson also reached that statistical milestone last season. Jackson has recorded 1,000 yards four consecutive seasons and his optimism and excitement could help him hit that mark for a fifth consecutive year.
“It’s been fun (adjusting to a new system),” Jackson said. “I’ve just been able to – obviously the way I’ve worked in the past was being very dynamic where they can play me in multiple places and (Offensive Coordinator) 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.”
The Buccaneers hope they can spread the ball around in a productive fashion. They just need to turn productivity into wins.
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