UnRealistic Expectations: Don’t Expect Bucs to Dominate for Years

Most people in the business agree; Tampa Bay will turn things around with Lovie Smith as new Bucs head coach. His being part of the Tony Dungy tree and his experience in Chicago tells us that with that alone we can expect the Bucs to compete in every game next season and beyond. But during the hey day years under Dungy, the Bucs did more than just win. They were consistent winners...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers are most likely team to go from worst to first

The NFC South is  an interesting division to say the least. Its top two squads, the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, have both taken steps back while the Buccaneers are hitting the reset button with Lovie Smith. The Falcons should be able to get back to their competitive ways after they tanked last season. With so much shuffling going on in the division, it’s really anyone’s...
Via This Given Sunday
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the “Tampa 2″ outdated? Will Lovie Smith have any success in Tampa with it?

We all know that the Tampa 2 is known for the pressure the front four bring to an opposing offense, but is the Tampa 2 becoming outdated? Typically, the [Tampa 2] players don’t have the prototypical size of other NFL defenders. Instead, stress is put on speed, smarts and flawless tackling. [...] A quick defensive […] The post Is the “Tampa 2″ outdated? Will Lovie Smith have...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is looking to bring in his former player Major Wright

Major Wright is a Florida boy that would love to return to his home state, and he might have that option.  He will be excited to return to his state, but will also enjoy playing for his former coach Lovie Smith. Wright, formerly of the Bears will be visiting the Bucs soon according to Ian […] The post Lovie Smith is looking to bring in his former player Major Wright appeared first...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs have some lukewarm interest in DeSean Jackson

It sounds like both Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht would be interested pursuing DeSean Jackson “I’ve had a chance to be on the other side of the field and have watched him make a lot of great plays,” Smith told the Tampa Bay Times. “He’s a great football player. Of course, we look at everyone we think can help us win.” Licht didn’t...
Via Pro Football Zone
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agency review: Bucs' overhaul shows Lovie Smith's plan in action

TAMPA, Fla. -- A joke has traveled throughout the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' media room in recent days, one that rings true for these changing times. ''There's a reason they got new uniforms. They would have had to change all the names on the back anyway.'' Sounds about right, doesn't it? Goodbye, Donald Penn. Hello, Anthony Collins. Goodbye, Davin Joseph....
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman said he wouldn’t mind joining his former coach Lovie in Tampa

Today when Charles “Peanut” Tillman was asked about his future, and would he be excited to leave in free agency, Tillman brought up his former coach Lovie Smith.  Lovie was hired as the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs, and Peanut talked a little about it. “Obviously, it makes the deal probably a […]The post Charles Tillman said he wouldn’t mind joining his former...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers hire Hardy “EL Dragon” Nickerson and 10 more assistants

Lovie Smith did not play around with his coaching staff. We have already announced that Jeff Tedford was the offensive coordinator and Leslie Frazier the defensive coordinator. But the Bucs announced 11 more hires Thursday evening. The Bucs hired Marcus Arroyo as quarterbacks coach, Joe Cullen as defensive line coach, Andrew Hayes-Stoker as wide receivers […]The post Tampa Bay...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs hiring Lovie Smith as new head coach

Jay Glazer reports that the Buccaneers are finalizing a contract with Lovie Smith to be their next head coach. The post Report: Buccaneers Hiring Lovie Smith As HC appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports have Bucs lining up head coaching candidates

The Buccaneers ownership group has begun their search for their next head coach. They are known for being very thorough but with several potential top candidates that could interview for other teams they may not want to waste much time. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Tampa Bay assistant and Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is the favorite for the vacancy. Former Bears HC...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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