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LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

With RB Depth Dwindling, Lovie Smith Now Goes Martin "Bell Cow"

Coach Lovie Smith called running back Doug Martin his "bell cow".Fantasy Spin:It is a little curious why Martin's ADP has slipped to the early third round as Martin is going to be the focal point of a run heavy offense. There are still questions about the Buccaneers offensive line but Martin provides tremendous value at where his ADP is right now.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneer’s Doug Martin’s Fantasy Football Value Rising

According to the Associated Press, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has come out and issued some terminology for his premier running back Doug Martin, “Bell-Cow.”   He’s had a good camp, hasn’t missed a beat. He’s going to rush for a lot of yards for us this year.” – Coach Smith on RB Doug Martin. As Smith says, “With Mike James (shoulder) going down...
Via FF Locker Room
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Da’Quan Bowers understands he is on the bubble in Tampa

Yesterday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith called out Da’Quan Bowers because he has missed quite a bit of camp with health problems.  Lovie said that Bowers spot could be in danger because he has missed a lot of time.  Well today Bowers responded, and agreed with his head coach.  “Everybody’s on the bubble,” […] The post Da’Quan Bowers understands he is...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Says He Loves Dashon Goldson’s Physical Play

Dashon Goldson may rack up some more fines this season, but his new head coach in Tampa is okay with the safety’s nasty style of play. Although Goldson has been one of the NFL’s most penalized players, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said he doesn’t think the free safety needs to make major changes to his playing style. “We’ve had a lot of conversations,” Smith said....
Via Thacover2
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Continue Training Camp Tradition

Today was the last day for the Chicago Bears at the campus of Olivet Nazarene University and that means following  a tradition that started when Lovie Smith was in control of the team. “After becoming head coach in 2004, Lovie Smith has had his coaches use bicycles instead of golf carts to get around the campus of Olivet Nazarene University during camp. Following the last practice...
Via Sports Mockery
15 days ago  |  Discuss

It's only preseason, but Lovie Smith excited about first game as Bucs coach

TAMPA, Fla. -- Lovie Smith last coached an NFL game on Dec. 30, 2012, when his Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions to close the regular season at Ford Field. For a short time, his team's hopes of clinching a fourth playoff berth under him were kept alive with a 10-6 record, though the Minnesota Vikings' narrow victory over the Green Bay Packers that day at Mall of America...
Via Fox Sports Florida
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs embracing urgency, not false bravado, under Lovie Smith

TAMPA, Fla. -- If the first six months after Lovie Smith's hire offered idealistic visions of what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be, these humid nights in late July and early August serve as a grounding moment. Training camp is a time when stars rise, surprises emerge and bubble players fight to see September. Urgency, not idealism, stands as the dominant theme. Gone are the hours...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith's mission is to change Bucs' meaning of success

TAMPA, Fla. -- Lovie Smith remains a figure of hope and opportunity for a franchise that aches to recapture its former glory. But in time, he will be defined by how well the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet his definition of success. Success, most NFL coaches will insist before training camp, means winning the Super Bowl. It's a safe response. It shows ambition in late July, no matter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers could be a landing spot for former Bear Idonije

Today the Chicago Bears released DL Israel Idonije, is a very solid run stuffer but he could be headed to Tampa where his former coach Lovie Smith is. Idonije’s Bears reunion ended up lasting three months. Idonije spent 2004-2012 in the Windy City before appearing in 15 games for the Lions last season. He ended […] The post Buccaneers could be a landing spot for former Bear...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith got an ice-cream truck for last day of Bucs minicamp (Photo)

Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith had an ice cream truck come by for his players on their final day of minicamp. I really hope theres enough ice cream. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Lovie Smith got an ice-cream truck for last day of Bucs minicamp (Photo) appeared first...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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