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Dirk Koetter apologizes for good tweet mocking the Falcons

Coach does not like mocking opponents.

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A few days ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Twitter account had an excellent response to the Atlanta Falcons Twitter account taunting them. We in the business call this kind of thing a Good Tweet, for the record.

The 28-3 references the last Super Bowl score. You know, the one where the Falcons were up 28-3 before somehow ending up losing 34-28. Good fun.

Or at least, I thought it was good fun. Dirk Koetter doesn’t, though. He apologized to the Falcons today, calling the tweet ‘unprofessional’ and noting that the Bucs maybe should get to a Super Bowl before mocking Super Bowl losers, per the Tampa Bay Times.

"I want to make sure, on behalf of the Bucs organization, that I apologize to the Falcons. Whatever it was supposed to be that went out on social media, that's not what our organization is all about. That was totally unprofessional and not smart on our part, whoever was responsible for that.”

I don’t know, Dirk. I think this was an outstandingly professional tweet, given the amount of likes and retweets. Plus, y’know, fans like this kind of thing. I get that it isn’t your style, exactly, but...y’know....let folks have some fun maybe?