Coaches will always have ways to speak highly of their opponent leading up to a game. It is a sign of respect for the other team that can at times be nauseating. Get your barf bag ready, because Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dick Koetter has one of the most nauseating, if not ridiculous, comments to say about this week’s opposing quarterback; Jay Cutler.
“He’s a strong-armed, quick-release guy, stand in the pocket (passer),” Koetter said Monday, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
OK, that’s fair, and there is nothing wrong here. We can move on.
Wait, what’s that? Koetter has more to say about Cutler? OK, we’ll hear him out.
“He’s been a little streaky in his career, and when he’s hot, he’s red-hot,” Koetter added. And to be honest, this is true. Cutler has certainly been streaky over the cours e of his career, and he has had some really good streaks over the years. “I’ve seen him light teams up.”
OK, we can move on now. Oh… really? Koetter has even more things to say about Cutler? Very well then. Let’s wrap this up soon though, OK?
“This week, he’s Joe Namath to us. He’s the greatest quarterback, whoever your greatest quarterback is, because he’s the one we’re playing this week.”
I can’t even begin to put into words what I am thinking reading that quote over and over again. Comparing Cutler to Broadway Joe? That’s weird. Then going to the well saying Cutler is “the greatest quarterback” because “he’s the one we’re playing this week?” Give me a freaking break with this coachspeak.
The first kickoff of the NFL season has yet to be seen, and already we may have found one of the dumbest levels of coach speak we may see in 2017.