Bucs coach Dirk Koetter has said he will continue being the offensive play-caller next season, but the move he made Sunday could at least provide him with another option. Todd Monken will no longer coach receivers but rather serve as a full-time offensive coordinator while offensive assistant Skyler Fulton has been promoted to receivers coach, Koetter confirmed Sunday. "Promoting Skyler Fulton to WR coach,'' Koetter said in a text to the Times. "Monken will be a walk-around OC like almost every other team has. Really nothing more to it than that at this time.'' When asked to provide the thinking behind the moves and whether he still planned to call plays during the regular season, Koetter would not elaborate. "Not getting into all of that right now,'' he said. The Bucs averaged 20.9 points per game, which ranked 18th last season. There are a lot of reasons why Koetter may believe he needs Monken to be more involved as a "walk-around'' offensive coordinator rather than have his duties divided as a position coach. Monken could provide a new voice in the ear of quarterback Jameis Winston, whose development seem to plateau last season. Part of that was because of a right shoulder injury that forced him to miss three games. But there was an NFL.com report that the relationship between Winston and Koetter was 'not in a good place,'' although both men denied any serious disagreements.
Bucs make Todd Monken a full-time offensive coordinator
Tampa Bay Times | Jan 29