Found January 06, 2014 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
If you are a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan you have to love what new head coach Lovie Smith is saying.  The guy is giving it to the media raw.  He is not cutting corners, the guy will demand respect and it sounds as if he is already in deep control of his team. PewterReport Smith: […]The post Lovie Smith says “No Team” will play harder than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Tony Sparano Could Join Lovie Smith’s Staff, Raiders Unwilling To Commit To Coaching Staff

Mike Silver of the NFL Network reports that Raiders owner Mark Davis is only willing to offer the team’s assistant coaches one-year deals, despite urging from GM Reggie McKenize and HC Dennis Allen. Silver adds that offensive line coach Tony Sparano is “looking to bolt” and could join Lovie Smith’s staff in Tampa Bay. According to Silver, no other NFL team has taken this...

Lovie Smith to hire Hardy Nickerson and Tony Sporano

How is Lovie Smith Doing so far?   Lovie Smith has been busy busy busy! After hiring OC Jeff Tedford, formerly HC at Cal, and Leslie Frazier, formerly HC at Minnesota Vikings, Smith has reportedly hired former Bucs linebacker Hardy Nickerson to coach the same position. Also being reported, Tony Sporano is coming to more than likely coach the offensive line, although that...

Report: Raiders assistant coaches looking for better options

    According to Mike Silver of the NFL Network,  the assistant coaches on the Oakland Raiders are currently looking for better jobs. Raider coaches looking for better options: I'm told Tony Sparano may be bolting for the Bucs & Lovie Smith's staff & more security — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 5, 2014 This isn’t a surprise...

Tony Sparano hired by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their new head coach Lovie Smith have hired former Miami Dolphins head coach and New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, according to Pro Football Talk. Sparano is coming in to work under the Buccaneers' new head coach, although Sparano's role is currently unclear. Last season, Sparano worked with the Oakland Raiders under Dennis Allen...

Buccaneers Lovie Smith hires former LB Hardy Nickerson as assistant coach

One of the sticking points Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans had with the Greg Schiano regime was that it was trying to pretend the amazing and glorious past had never happened. The Tony Dungy era players, the Jon Gruden Super Bowl and all the past Buccaneers glory didn’t exist to the former head coach. It very much exists to the new head coach, as not only has Lovie Smith stated he plans...

NFL Rumors: Tampa Bay Buccaneers targeting KR Devin Hester offseason?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled out a press conference this afternoon introducing Lovie Smith as the head coach. After a 30 minute Q & A period, Smith seemed to answer all the questions in the manner that appeased the members of the media in the audience, but then again, he spent nine seasons addressing the Chicago media, a bit more harsh than those that placated him the in audience...

Lovie’s final say could make it harder to get a G.M.

Whenever a team has vacancies at both coach and General Manager and hires the coach first, the message becomes clear. The coach will be running the show. Coach Lovie Smith will indeed be running the show in Tampa. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Smith’s contract gives the former Bears coach final say “over all personnel matters.” This presumably includes the draft,...

Report: Bucs had interest in Bill Cowher, Jon Gruden before hiring Lovie Smith

    Prior to hiring Lovie Smith,  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Tampa Bay ownership pursued a reunion with former Super Bowl winning head coach Jon Gruden, according to league sources, making a run at him prior to their eventual hiring of former Bears coach...

Raiders should fire Greg Olson to keep Tony Sparano

The Oakland Raiders have not made any announcements about the future of head coach Dennis Allen or any of his assistant coaches. The only thing Raiders fans seem to know for sure is that general manager Reggie McKenzie will be returning for a third year. But as usual, the lack of concrete information from the Raiders has not stopped rumors about what is going on at the Raiders headquarters...

Buccaneers to hire Andrew Hayes-Stoker as wide receivers coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will add Andrew Hayes-Stoker as the wide receivers coach, according to CoachingSearch.com. Hayes-Stoker was previously an assistant wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears under Lovie Smith from 2010 through 2012, as well as spending four years as the Bears' football operations and offensive assistant. Hayes-Stoker played running back at TCU, backing...

NFC South Roundup: All quiet in Atlanta early in offseason

While only one NFC South team played in the wild card round of the playoffs, there were still plenty of storylines generated by the division. Only the Atlanta Falcons avoided NFL headlines, making the decision to stay pat on their general manager and head coach. Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff will both be back next season with the team, most believe owner Arthur Blank made the correct...

Buccaneers New Coach Taking Charge

Lovie Smith is taking Tampa Bay In a New Direction after the team ousted Greg Schiano and GM Mark Dominik

Buccaneers Officially Hire Leslie Frazier as Defensive Coordinator

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier wasn’t jobless for long. With new head coach Lovie Smith at the helm, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially hired Frazier as their new defensive coordinator, the team announced Monday night. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Leslie Frazier and I consider myself very fortunate to have him on my staff,” Smith said in a...

NFC South Roundup: Saints prove road is passable

While only one NFC South team played in the wild card round of the playoffs, there were still plenty of storylines generated by the division. Only the Atlanta Falcons avoided NFL headlines, making the decision to stay pat on their general manager and head coach. Mike Smith and Thomas Dimitroff will both be back next season with the team, most believe owner Arthur Blank made the correct...
Buccaneers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.