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15 August 2017

Transcript: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Training Camp Media Availability (8/15/17)

Below is a transcript of Head Coach Dirk Koetter’s earlier media availability:
  
HEAD COACH DIRK KOETTER
 
(On if practice was more to his liking on Tuesday)
"There was some good, some not so good."
 
(On what was good about practice)
"Well, we had a little urgency about us today, better than yesterday, as far as the offense goes. It's a different practice because I'm only on one field but the offense had a little more urgency."
 
(On quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Mike Evans connecting repeatedly in practice)
"Sure. They're working on stuff, Jacksonville's working on stuff, we're working on stuff. The way the script worked out today, the coverage dictated that Mike got a lot of balls. Mike and Jameis should hook up in the red zone."
 
(On if he could describe what happened in any of the practice-field skirmishes)
"No drills that I was in – we didn't have any issues in the drills I was in."
 
(On if players will be disciplined for fighting)
"I don't know what you're talking about. I can't talk about stuff I didn't see."
 
(On two fights breaking out)
"Who won? I don't know, I didn't see them."
 
(On if fights are an expected part of joint practices)
"There was talk going on on both sides. That's part of it, that's part of doing it. I thought the coaching staffs on both sides were – on the field I was on – the coaches handled it fine. You keep playing. Both teams knew that if it was out of hand they were going to get kicked out. Like I said, I wasn't on those fields so I can't really say more than that."
 
(On the Jaguars being in full pads while the Bucs were in shells)
"I didn't even notice that. Like I said, I didn't even notice that. We were in shells. I didn't notice that."
 
(On if the starters will play the same amount in the second preseason game as in the first)
"No, they'll change. We'll play more, the ones will be closer to a full half. We went a little bit longer with the offense last game; the defense didn't play much. We'll take those guys [deeper into the game]. I'd like Jameis [Winston], if we have the ball, to get into a two-minute situation at the end of the second quarter, if we could."
 
(On where he wants to see improvement in Thursday’s game)
"Just overall execution. You're working against different teams. Especially when you practice – I think what happens in these practices a lot is you work on stuff for two days and then both sides show a bunch of different stuff in the game. How we adjust to things that we need to see – that's the beauty of preseason. There's no real scouting report. You're working off of one game."
 
(On rookie cornerbacks Jonathan Moxey and Maurice Fleming)
"Both those guys really compete. I'm proud of how those guys work out there. So far, Moxey's made a couple plays. He had an interception yesterday, made a nice play on special teams in the game last week. And Fleming, he's tough. He'll stand his ground and he'll definitely, definitely compete."
 
(On what the next step is in defensive end Noah Spence's development)
"Well, he's still learning. He's just in his second year, he was a part-time player last year, so I think Noah's just continuing to learn and develop. He's worked on his body. Noah's a 'motor' player. That's his strength is his motor, more than anything else. They can talk about quickness, size, speed, toughness but the guy gets by on having a great motor. I think his game is going to show up as a game wears on more so than just a three or four-play set."
 
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