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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
20 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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

Falcons' road problems continue to mount

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Mike Smith can't seem to pull the Atlanta Falcons from their two-year rut on the road. The Falcons haven't done much right since losing last year's opener at New Orleans, dropping 10 of 11 road games as they prepare to visit Tampa Bay this weekend. Smith hopes to reverse the trend by finishing games better. A fourth-quarter meltdown as the home team...
Via Associated Press
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons blow largest lead in franchise history in 22-21 loss to Lions

Sunday’s loss against the Detroit Lions was one of the worst under the current regime. (Mike Smith) Blowing a 21-point lead was the largest in Atlanta Falcons history, setting a new low for the franchise and the current regime. The Falcons lost their fifth consecutive game after losing 22-21 to the Detroit Lions in London after jumping out to a 21-0 lead in the first half. Matt...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 27, 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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