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Bucs offense had no direction, says Dietrich-Smith

This shouldn’t come as a shocker, but the Buccaneers were offensively challenged throughout the 2014 season. Yes, you all are fully aware of that. The difference now is a current Tampa Bay player described how bad it truly was.  “We were really trying to find ourselves all year and I don’t think we ever really got a foothold on that,” said Bucs’ center Evan Dietrich...
Via The Bay Cave
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign C Evan Dietrich-Smith

Evan Dietrich-Smith took over as the starting center from Jeff Saturday late in the 2012 season and played solid in limited action and then graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 8th ranked center in 2013 in his first full season as a starter. He’s still just a one year wonder, but this deal is a steal, getting him for under 4 million dollars per year. I can’t believe the Packers...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers lose Evan Dietrich-Smith to Tampa Bay

According to multiple reports, center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed a four-year deal worth $14.5 million dollars to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dietrich-Smith has spent the last four years in Green Bay, and the Packers’ strategy during the free agency period has been to keep things close to the vest and focus on re-signing players, rather than bringing in new talent. Green...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay will have a new starting center this season

Evan Dietrich-Smith has reached an agreement with a team. Unfortunately for Aaron Rodgers, Dietrich-Smith did not re-sign with Green Bay. The center is taking his talents to Tampa Bay with a four-year, $14.25 million deal that solidifies the team’s offensive line. Smith started at center for the Packers last season and was a productive member of the line. He was instrumental in...
Via cover32 - Packers
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Dietrich-Smith Signs With The Buccaneers

Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith Tom Silverstein has been a busy guy, first reporting on the resigning of defensive end/nose tackle BJ Raji and now reporting that center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   #Packers lose their first free agent. C Evan Dietrich-Smith is signing with Tampa Bay, according to an NFL source. — Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein...
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs continue rebuilding offensive line, agree to terms with Evan Dietrich-Smith

TAMPA, Fla. -- Another new offensive lineman is coming to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team agreed to terms Friday with Evan Dietrich-Smith, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, on a four-year deal worth $14.25 million, per FOX Sports NFL Insider Peter Schrager. A five-year veteran, Dietrich-Smith has played in 61 games with 25 starts. He's listed as a center, but he could receive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign C Evan Dietrich-Smith

  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have signed former Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith on Friday. The #Bucs have agreed to terms with C/G Evan Dietrich-Smith! #itsabucslife — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) March 14, 2014 Ian Rapoport reports that Dietrich-Smith receives a four-year deal worth a total of $14.25 million. Dietrich-Smith...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Packers Free Agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith Visiting With The Buccaneers

  Pro Football Talk first reported that Packers free agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith will visit with the Buccaneers. Dietrich-Smith, 28, proved to be one of the better centers in the league this season.  Green Bay has done a good job of acquiring quality depth on the offensive line, and re-signing Dietrich-Smith would finalize the rebuilding process. The Buccaneers are in the process...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Annual Checkup: Evan Dietrich-Smith

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Paul Imig gives an in-depth statistical analysis and film study of every Packers player in his annual offseason checkup. Check every weekday through mid-April for his latest report. Evan Dietrich-Smith, starting center Season stats: 17 games (all starts at center), five sacks allowed, 10 QB hurries allowed, three penalties season rating...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agent Dietrich-Smith will let free agency play out

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Most Green Bay Packers players who are about to hit free agency find some way of publicly stating that their preference is to re-sign with the team. James Jones did just that this year, as did John Kuhn and Mike Neal. Whether they truly meant it or just found it to be the best thing to say in the situation, the three of them represent the vast majority. Evan Dietrich...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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