Pump The Brakes On Monken: "The Play Caller"
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By James Yarcho

There was a lot of excitement surrounding the offensive play calling in Thursday’s 26-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins to kick off the Buccaneers’ preseason slate. The Bucs were finishing drives, the quarterbacks - yes, all three - were placing balls perfectly, the timing was there. It all seemed to come together.

And it was Todd Monken that was controlling the play calling, not Dirk Koetter.

Many have been calling for Monken to take over as the full-blown offensive coordinator, including being the man who not only creates the weekly game plan, but calls and executes that plan.

Just don’t get too excited quite yet.

Dirk Koetter has always called the plays and it’s far too early to tell if he is willing to give up on that part of his job. Yes, Thursday night was promising and encouraging, but that doesn’t mean that Monken will get the nod all season long.

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times already pointed out an impressive improvement over last year’s preseason following the game;

The Bucs would of course tack three more points on to that total, but it was nice to see the Bucs’ offensive improvement - albeit preseason - with Monken at the...

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