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Give Lovie Smith Credit, He Won’t Rest Until the 53 Count! Solomon Patton was one of the unfortunate ones on the final cutdown, getting that dreaded phone call from the Turk, just like Larry English. Now both players have been given an opportunity to help out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their head coach, Lovie Smith, who deserves some credit for not settling. Patton...
Via Buc Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs hopeful OC Jeff Tedford can resume full-time role this week

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jeff Tedford could accept full-time play-calling duties soon. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Tedford, who had a procedure done Aug. 25 that placed two stents in an artery near his heart, was back at the team's facility early Monday and led meetings. Smith said the Bucs are "gearing toward" Tedford being ready to resume his full responsibilities...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Sugar coat this…Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be a mess before they win

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will win under Lovie Smith. No, Smith did not coach his best game yesterday. Tony Dungy was wiped out in his opening game in 1996 yet things turned positive that year; albeit too late. Which seems to be the theme for these Buccaneers this season; too late. You can get on Luke McCown for his best McClown impersonation, I sure did. In the end, it does not matter...
Via Buc Stop
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith had to pep talk Mike Glennon to wear Cam Newton’s jersey (Photo)

This week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Carolina Panthers, and to emmulate what Cam Newton does on the football field Lovie Smith had to give Mike Glennon a pep talk. That was not to act like Newton, but rather put on a Newton Jersey. @ODonnellFox13: Lovie Smith: Had to give Mike Glennon a little […] The post Lovie Smith had to pep talk Mike Glennon to wear Cam Newton’s jersey...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
10 days ago  |  Discuss

SURPRISE!! SURPRISE!!! Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense shock the NFL world?

Who will run the offense? What is Tedfords offense? SHH…its a surprise! Lovie Smith isn’t giving answers now. He is asked questions by the media, he does not answer, or does answer, cryptically. The offensive line practiced in a parking lot behind a covered obscured view. No one even knows who is calling the plays, as only a handful of coaches know this offense. So will the Bucs...
Via Buc Stop
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Selling North Suburban Home for HOW MUCH!?!

Lovie Smith may be earning nearly $25 million with Tampa Bay, but the Chicago market is still paying the former Chicago Bears coach. Smith recently put his Lake Forest home on the market for $2 million. Smith’s former home was built in 2002, and Lovie purchased it for $1.63 million in December of 2004. Celebrity Real Estate: Former Bears Coach Lovie Smith Lists Lake Forest Home...
Via Sports Mockery
17 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
August 04, 2014  |  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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