The Bucs and Saints got into a brawl in their first meeting of the year, and it seems like some of the bad blood was still lingering after Tampa’s Week 17 win over New Orleans.
A video has surfaced showing head coaches Dirk Koetter and Sean Payton meeting at midfield for their postgame handshake, but things get awkwardly aggressive when the coaches won’t let go of the handshake and Payton slaps Koetter in the shoulder, which elicits a harder return slap from Koetter.
After breaking, Payton doubles back and seems to reference the teams’ fight from earlier in the year as the reason he was so upset. Koetter awkwardly smiles the entire time, which makes it even weirder.
Whatever the issue is, these guys don’t seem to like each other.
Interesting exchange between Dirk Koetter and Sean Payton following the game. The shoulder pats getting a little aggressive. Sounds like unresolved matters from the week 9 scuffle involving Winston, Evans and Lattimore. (credit @JeffTewksFox13 for video) #Bucs pic.twitter.com/IWDdml3LLM
— Scott Smith (@ScottSmithFOX13) January 1, 2018