TAMPA, Fla. Adidas NMD R2 Outlet . - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are turning to veteran play-caller Dirk Koetter to revive their struggling offence.The former Atlanta and Jacksonville offensive co-ordinator is joining the Bucs in the same capacity, the team announced Thursday.Koetter, 55, was let go last month by the NFC South rival Falcons, who fired coach Mike Smith after a 6-10 season.The Bucs stumbled to a 2-14 finish, playing the entire regular season without former offensive co-ordinator Jeff Tedford, who underwent a heart procedure in August and did not return to work any games.Im very excited to welcome Dirk to our staff, Bucs coach Lovie Smith said in a statement released by the team.With over three decades of experience at both the college and the NFL level, Dirk has a proven track record as a top offensive co-ordinator, Smith added. During his time in Atlanta, he led one of the most productive offences in the league and I believe he will enjoy similar success here with the exciting young players we have on offence.And, perhaps a new quarterback.The Bucs have the first overall pick in this years draft. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariotta could be among the players Smith and general manager Jason Licht consider adding to an offence that ranked 30th among 32 teams in 2014.With Tedford sidelined, first-year NFL assistant Marcus Arroyo handled play-calling responsibilities. Even though the Bucs had a pair of 1,000-yard receivers (Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson) for the first time in franchise history, quarterback Josh McCown finished with the second-lowest passer rating in the league.Koetter was Atlantas offensive co-ordinator for three years, helping Matt Ryan post the three highest passing yardage season totals in team history. The Falcons were eighth in total offence this season.It became very apparent early in our conversations that we share some of the same philosophies regarding the offensive side of the ball, Smith said.Prior to being hired by the Falcons in 2012, Koetter was Jacksonvilles offensive co-ordinator for five seasons from 2007 to 2011. 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Now that the Canadiens know who theyll be facing in the second round, Michel Therrien has made a slight change to his line up at practice, opting to put the now healthy Travis Moen on the fourth line and replacing rookie Michael Bournival; a move to bring in more veteran presence against a very experienced Bruins team. ' ' '
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