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Daily Bucs Links: Return of the Dirk

On the Bucs retaining their head coach, and more.

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Jets extend head coach Todd Bowles, GM Mike Maccagnan -
Bowles has the team headed in the right direction.

Ranking Jimmy Garoppolo’s 6 wins as starting QB for 49ers, Patriots -
Beating the league’s top-ranked defense? An easy No. 1 pick.

Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB believes 2018 isn’t in jeopardy -
Andrew Luck returned from the Netherlands to meet with reporters in Indianapolis on Friday.

Jimmy Garoppolo is succeeding with the 49ers and Patriots fans miss him -
But most are happy for his success with the 49ers.

Best NFL blocks of Week 16: Patriots OL Shaq Mason’s legal peel back -
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz brings us a holiday edition of Disrespectful Blocks of the Week.

Browns vs. Steelers: Myles Garrett still wants to sack Ben Roethlisberger -
The No. 1 overall pick has had his sights set on Pittsburgh’s quarterback since he was drafted.

Buccaneers won’t fire head coach Dirk Koetter, despite 4-11 record -
Jameis Winston's regression and an average defense led to Tampa Bay firing Dirk Koetter.

Giants new GM Dave Gettleman promises return of 'big-boy football’ -
Gettleman is back with the Giants, and his first order of business is to fix the offensive line.

Pewter Panel: Week 17 vs. New Orleans Saints
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith and Team Insider Casey Phillips discuss a variety of topics before the Bucs' game against the Saints.

Watch: Dirk Koetter All-Access, Week 17
Senior Writer Scott Smith sits down with Head Coach Dirk Koetter to discuss the game against the Saints.

Close Losses Indicate Rebound Potential
Data Crunch: The Buccaneers have a 1-4 record in games decided by three or fewer points in 2017…Have NFL teams with similar records tended to rebound the next year?

SR's Fab 5: Koetter Or Gruden? Should Bucs Switch To 3-4 Defense? | Pewter Report
Who will be the Bucs’ head coach in 2018 – Dirk Koetter or Jon Gruden? Should Tampa Bay switch to a 3-4 defense? Find out in SR’s Fab 5.

Glazers Rolling The Dice Keeping Koetter | Pewter Report
In a year where it seemed lie changes were going to be made, the Bucs ownership is taking a big gamble keeping Koetter for 2018.

Bucs face numerous difficult roster decisions after season ends
TAMPA — The Bucs have decided to bring coach Dirk Koetter back for 2018, and general manager Jason Licht is under contract for next season as well, but there still could be considerable turnover ahead

Jones: Bucs make right move keeping coach Dirk Koetter
Dirk Koetter is returning as head coach of the Bucs next season. That’s one way to put it.Here’s another way, the more accurate way: Dirk Koetter isn’t getting fired

Bucs sticking with Dirk Koetter for 2018
TAMPA — Based on five straight losses and the 4-11 record, Dirk Koetter had every reason to suspect he may be coaching his last game for the Bucs on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers opt for stability with Dirk Koetter - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs' decision to retain Dirk Koetter might not be a popular move, but it brings organizational consistency, particularly around Jameis Winston.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers bringing coach Dirk Koetter back for 2018 season
Despite a disappointing 2017 that started with high expectations, the Buccaneers will keep Dirk Koetter as their coach next season, a source confirmed to ESPN.