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Have the 49ers learned anything? Has Chip Kelly? -
The latest and greatest Family Hour is here, breaking down the NFL coaching hires and previewing the divisional games. Come talk football with Stephen White, Danny Kelly and Ryan Van Bibber.

What should Chip Kelly and the 49ers do with Colin Kaepernick? -
Kaepernick is the most talented quarterback Chip Kelly's ever had to work with in the NFL. But that doesn't necessarily mean he's the right player for the job.

Pacman Jones kept his word and apologized to Antonio Brown -
Looking forward to this.

Earl Thomas and the Seahawks won't let unhealed wounds stand in the way of a Super Bowl run -
Old wounds are fueling a new question for Earl Thomas and his teammates.

The Cardinals’ ‘no risk it, no biscuit’ offense could be too much for the Packers -
Arizona's offense thrives on big plays. Can the Packers keep a lid on it?

This year's Packers are uglier but just as capable of winning it all -
It's a tempting comparison to make, but the 2015 Packers look nothing like the 2010 team that won the Super Bowl.

Seahawks DL Michael Bennett is even more devastating than you realize -
If the Panthers are going to have any hope of beating Seattle, they'll have to stop Michael Bennett.

Koetter Confirms Mike Smith to be Bucs' DC
Former Falcons head coach and Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith reunites with Dirk Koetter and will look to have the same positive impact he did on the Jaguars defense from 2003-07.

Coaching In Dirk Koetter's Blood
The love of coaching was instilled in Dirk Koetter by his parents at a very early age, and the decades since have molded him into the right man to lead the Buccaneers right now.

Dirk Koetter to Retain Play-Calling Duties
New Head Coach Dirk Koetter will still call plays, as he did in leading the Buccaneers to a record-breaking offensive season in 2015, and he intends to retain the majority of the current offensive staff.

5 Things to Know about DC Mike Smith
A few interesting facts about the Buccaneers' new defensive coordinator.

Evans Excited to Work for "Offensive Guru"
Mike Evans is looking forward to playing another season under Dirk Koetter.

New Bucs Head Coach Koetter Says, "Franchise Is Headed In The Right Direction" | Pewter Report
The Buccaneers introduced their 11th coach in franchise history on Friday at news conference at One Buc Place.

SR's Fab 5: More Points Needed From Koetter's Offense; Applaud The Glazers | Pewter Report
The Bucs have hired Dirk Koetter as head coach, the Glazers should be applauded and more Bucs news in this edition of SR's Fab 5.

Koetter's Staff Beginning To Take Shape | Pewter Report
Less than 24 hours after the Buccaneers made their most significant move of the offseason, with the hiring of Dirk Koetter as head coach, the rest of the staff has already begun taking shape.

Success with QBs is reason enough for Dirk Koetter to lead Bucs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs made the right call in turning to Dirk Koetter because of the work he has done with Jameis Winston and other QBs under his tutelage.

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter ready to roll up sleeves and get started
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter echoes the opinion of general manager Jason Licht. They both say the Bucs, who haven't had a winning season since 2010, can make the 2016 playoffs.

Dirk Koetter confident he can win over Bucs upset about Lovie Smith - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay's new head coach doesn't mind that some players weren't happy about Lovie Smith's dismissal -- it troubled him, too.

Former Jackonsville Jaguars assistants reuniting with Buccaneers - Jacksonville Jaguars Blog- ESPN
Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith worked together for one season in Jacksonville under Jack Del Rio, and now they'll be teaming up in Tampa Bay.

Team Turmoil rolling dice on Koetter to pave the way for Jameis & Co. | and The Tampa Tribune
The “search” was a sham.

Bucs hire ex-Falcons coach Mike Smith as defensive coordinator | and The Tampa Tribune
On Friday, in his new role as Tampa Bay’s head coach, Dirk Koetter proudly announced the hiring of Mike Smith as defensive coordinator. The long-time associates will work together for the third time, Smith tasked with running the Bucs defense.

Bucs players endorse Koetter’s promotion to head coach | and The Tampa Tribune
Dirk Koetter’s ascension to NFL head coach wasn’t surprising to Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

New Bucs coach believes you stand behind all that you say and do | and The Tampa Tribune
It took Dirk Jeffrey Koetter 56 years, all those coaching stops along the way, to get to Friday, to get to NFL head coach, Martin Fennelly says. His time is now.

Emotional Dirk Koetter introduced as Bucs' fourth coach in eight years | and The Tampa Tribune
After producing his fourth top-10 offense in nine years as an NFL coordinator this past season, Dirk Koetter was officially promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach of the Buccaneers on Friday. He is the franchise's 11th head coach, fourth in eight years.

Koetter moving quickly: Meet the new Bucs assistants | Tampa Bay Times
New Bucs coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday afternoon that he was bringing in former Falcons coach Mike Smith as his defensive coordinator, but that's just the start of his new coaching staff. Reports from have three more assistants signing on to join the Bucs.

Jones: GM Jason Licht says Bucs' Dirk Koetter is 'right guy' (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — What a week it has been for Bucs general manager Jason Licht.

Emotional Dirk Koetter takes over as Bucs coach (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPADirk Koetter held a piece of paper with a few scribbled notes and the future of the Bucs organization in his hands after being introduced as their head coach Friday. The only thing more unexpected than getting his first chance to be the boss of an NFL team at 56 years old was what happened when he began to talk about that journey. Known for his controlled passion, he suddenly wasn't able to hold onto it.