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Bucs’ coach Dirk Koetter considers giving up play-calling duties

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The questions that coach Dirk Koetter has about the Tampa Bay Bucs starts, it turns out, with Dirk Koetter. A day after his team’s season-ending,17-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers, Koetter admitted that he was considering – just considering, mind you – surrendering his play-calling duties. “I’ve been thinking about it a lot,” Koetter said. “I am probably not ready to make any crazy announcements on any of that today because I think about a lot of stuff all the…

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Bucs head coach Lovie Smith will assume defensive play-calling in 2015

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He grew up on the defensive side of the football. Now, it will bear Lovie Smith’s fingerprints. Smith will call the defensive plays for the Tampa Bay Bucs this season, taking over for defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. Smith, a former linebacker coach with the Bucs and defensive coordinator with the Rams, will assume personal responsibility for a unit that finished 25th in the NFL last year. And why not? It worked so well for Raheem Morris. Perhaps, with the addition…

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