LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lovie Smith seems to like the depth at running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

No team has made more moves this offseason than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the last two experiments at the head coaching position failed miserably, the Buccaneers ownership had no other option this season than resorting to the hiring of a head coach with NFL experience. The Glazers reached back into the past and tabbed the unemployed Lovie Smith, a coach who cut his NFL coaching...
Via thepigskinreport.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith talks up Doug Martin

The Bucs are two days into their mini-camp practices at One Buc Place but head coach Lovie Smith is talking as if the team is set to hit the regular season schedule tomorrow. Especially running back Doug Martin.  Martin suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder during the team’s Week 7 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta last season, sidelining him for the rest of the season. So...
Via The Bay Cave
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Expectations set after just one day on the field

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the practice fields for the first day of mini-camp practices on Tuesday afternoon. Wearing their new practice jerseys, the team worked on several new aspects that they have been presented with the previous two weeks.  One of those aspects is that players have to get used to a new system with each other. The roster saw lots of turnover this past offseason...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be Winners in 2014

The biggest reason the Bucs will be winners in 2014 is that they really weren’t that far away in some aspects in 2012/2013. Consider this…with no QB to speak of, The Bucs lost 3 of their first 4 games by 6 total points. While they surprised them, Tampa Bay still put it to Seattle on the road before succumbing to the Seahawks in the second half. That spurred a Bucs revival in...
Via Buc Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Buc Stop
11 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
14 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
17 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
22 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
25 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...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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