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Bucs OC Dirk Koetter is not an analytics guy: 'I trust my eyes.'

Even though the Bucs have an analytics department, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter doesn't believe in them.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

Even though the Bucs have an analytics department, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter doesn't believe in them.

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The numbers suggested that the New York Giants had allowed more receiving yards to tight ends than any team in football. But in Sunday's 32-18 loss to the Giants, the Bucs attempted, and completed, only one pass to a tight end -- a 17-yarder to Cameron Brate.

So much for the numbers.

Even though the Bucs have an analytics department, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter doesn't believe in them.

“No. I trust my eyes,'' Koetter said Monday. "I trust my eyes, okay? I watch the tape. I watch a lot of tape and I trust what my eyes tell me. So I don’t need a freaking piece of paper with a bunch of numbers on there to tell me something my eyes can see.

“I mean, not to get pissed off, but that whole thing of looking at a piece of paper and telling you how to call a football game is a freaking joke in my opinion. That’s why I watch tape. Half the stuff on that paper, you can sort those stats out any way you want to. But I’m sticking by eyes. It’s work okay for me so far.''

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