After his Tampa Bay Buccaneers clinched a last-second 31-24 win over the New Orleans Saints, head coach Dirk Koetter admitted that ownership's decision to bring him back after a 5-11 season wasn't an easy thing to do. "It took a lot of courage for the Glazer family to bring me back [and] bring the staff back with the record what it is, but I really appreciate that," Koetter said. "We will start the evaluation process tomorrow. We will send these guys off on their vacation and we will start working on 2018." Koetter was informed Friday that he would be retained for 2018. It came after a month of difficult questions about everything from his relationship with quarterback Jameis Winston to if he feared he'd lost his locker room. After multiple players voiced their approval of the move Sunday night, Koetter said, "It makes me feel pretty good." Winston was one of those players.
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says he's grateful ownership retained him
ESPN | Jan 1