MIKE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mike Smith emerging as “top guy” in Jacksonville search

At a time when most coaching searches are skewing toward young offensive minds, the Jaguars may end up hiring a defensive coordinator who previously served as head coach of the Falcons. Amid plenty of chatter that Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith could be the next coach of the Jags, one league source tells PFT that…
Via Pro Football Talk
January 09, 2017

Bucs' Daryl Smith has fond memories of time in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Daryl Smith strolled around Jacksonville's practice fields Wednesday without a helmet or shoulder pads.It was probably a good thing he got the day off.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker spent most of the joint practice with the Jaguars chatting and laughing with former teammates and coaches."I think he had so many tackles on those fields that his tackle...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bucs' Smith gets warm reception in return to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Daryl Smith strolled around Jacksonville's practice fields Wednesday without a helmet or shoulder pads. It was probably a good thing he got the day off. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker spent most of the joint practice with the Jaguars chatting and laughing with former teammates and coaches. ''I think he had so many tackles on those fields that his tackle...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

“Finally, that Grimey &#($&^* will be on OUR SIDE!” Bucs sign Brent Grimes

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have continued to augment their roster with help, picking up former Atlanta Falcon Brent Grimes. Grimes was a Free Agent recently and went to Miami. Now in Tampa he is re-united with Former Falcon coach Mike Smith. Grimes is no past his prime Free Agent, he’s  been voted to the last three Pro Bowls and at  32 is in his Prime. Of course this is good news...
Via Buc Stop
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Buccaneers DC Mike Smith have used Lovie’s castaways?

Any way you look at it, there is still a SMITH running the Bucs defense this year. As I was watching the Bucs get trounced 56-14 by our new coaches, the Falcons Smith and Koetter, I remembered a list of players on defense no longer with use because Lovie cast them aside. Players like Mark Barron, whom the Bucs invested a high draft pick in. Or Mason Foster. Or dare I say it…Darelle...
Via Buc Stop
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Smith brings coaching to the Bucs

The Buccaneers have had coaching issues. Hence the reason why they have had three different coaches in five seasons. Players haven’t been put in position to succeed and instead have been forced into roles/schemes they don’t excel in. Enter defensive coordinator Mike Smith, who promises the team will examine each players strengths and weaknesses and put them in position to succeed...
Via The Bay Cave
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Smith excited to join Bucs as defensive coordinator

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mike Smith is back in the NFL as a defensive coordinator and eager to help new coach Dirk Koetter lift the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of the NFC South basement. The Bucs have finished last in the division each of the past five seasons and are counting on the former Atlanta Falcons coach to construct a defense that will help Koetter and young quarterback Jameis Winston...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers would fire Lovie Smith if the season ended today

If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Let the Mike Smith rumors begin as Atlanta Falcons lose again

Remember when the Atlanta Falcons rolled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a 56-14 count on Thursday Night Football? That victory seems like ages ago, as it was the last time Atlanta got a W; since that big night, the Falcons are 0-5. The losing ways continued on Sunday, this time in unbelievable fashion. The Falcons blew a 21-0 lead, tying the largest blown lead in franchise history....
Via cover32 - Falcons
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans must see these five bold predictions for Week 8

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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