During a conference call with the Detroit Lions media, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter made some problematic off-hand (no pun intended) comments about Matthew Stafford and his injury. Koetter, it seems, suggested that the Buccaneers will go after and specifically target Stafford’s injured throwing hand:

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter in a conference call was asked how things change when a QB’s dealing with a hand injury: “We try to get ahold of his hand”— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) December 6, 2017

It’s hard to pull true meaning and sincerity from just eight words during a phone call, but if Koetter was being honest, this looks bad from the NFL’s point of view.


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