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What will it take for Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter to keep their jobs?

All eyes are on the Bucs’ general manager and head coach.

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There is something brewing on the minds of Buccaneers fans and media alike. And that is what will save general manager Jason Licht and head coach Dirk Koetter’s jobs.

We know that nothing in the NFL is guaranteed, unless the money is. But players, coaches, and executives can lose their jobs at any time. That has to be on the minds of both Licht and Koetter.

Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud touched on that subject during his podcast episode where he answered questions from his listeners. The first question was about how Licht and Koetter can keep their jobs. Stroud answered by saying they would need at least a winning season with nine wins but it depends on how the season plays out.

That is interesting and something many may not be open to. As Stroud stated, injuries and other uncontrollable circumstances may save their jobs despite the record. That may be true. While I agree with Stroud, many folks won’t accept this. They feel there is enough talent on the roster to overcome such problems. The team is built — on paper — to win now. Playoffs have been linked to this team, which presents a big problem in the court of public opinion if they fail.

So is there a number of wins that would save their jobs? Or will it depend on how the season develops?


How many wins will allow Koetter and Licht to keep their jobs?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    (17 votes)
  • 59%
    (456 votes)
  • 21%
    (163 votes)
  • 17%
    Depends on what happens during the season.
    (136 votes)
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