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LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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Buccaneers Buccaneers rookie QB Jameis Winston has been impressing the Buccaneers coaching staff in offseason workouts. “We have to kind of tell him when to leave,” Bucs HC Lovie Smith said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com.“For him, there’s been a lot of individual work, but having a chance this week to go against our best defense and things like that [has ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith already sees improvement in his rookie QB

The Bucs have only completed three days of OTA practices but some of their young players have already shown signs of improvement. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is one of them.  Winston was not practicing with the team on Thursday because he is with the NFLPA as they kick off their four-day Rookie Premiere event. However, that did not stop the questions about the 21-year-old...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Tampa 2-Year Process

In hiring head coach Lovie Smith before the 2014 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signaled a return to the organization’s signature style of football: a zone-based defensive scheme known as the “Tampa-2” that was made popular in the NFL by Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and John Lynch.Smith, a linebacker coach under Tony Dungy when the defense was created, would...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith disappointed by Bobby Bowden’s comments

Lovie Smith stood up for his new quarterback in response to some negative comments Bobby Bowden made about Jameis Winston Tuesday. In an interview with Paul Finebaum, Bowden said Winston was at times an embarrassment to Florida State. He’s not wrong in his characterization of Winston’s time at Florida State, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Has Strong Response To Bobby Bowden’s Comments On Jameis Winston

Lovie Smith had a strong response to Bobby Bowden's comments that Jameis Winston was "an embarrassment."
Via Gamedayr
16 days ago  |  Discuss

13 of 14 Draft picks used on Offense for Lovie Smith’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Where are the Lovie haters going to hide this year? He drafted the most dynamic quarterback of the last 10 years, he spent 13 of the teams 14 draft picks over the last two years on offense instead of defense, but yet still Lovie Smith is said to have had the game “pass him by”. The only thing being passed by are the footballs at Raymond James Stadium, and you can best believe...
Via Buc Stop
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers use second pick on Donovan Smith

In a bit of a head-scratcher, the Buccaneers used the 34th overall selection on Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith. With Jake Fisher and T.J. Clemmings still available, I don’t understand this move at all. Charles Davis and Mike Mayock praised Smith on NFL Network, speaking about his long arms and how much of a “people mover” he is. Well, I would argue that so is T.J...
Via EndZoneScore
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Bucs comfortable drafting Jameis Winston

The Tampa Bay Bucs appear ready to draft former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, despite the most recent civil lawsuit by the former FSU student who claims Winston raped her.  “I think you have to do your research, look a guy in the eye and feel comfortable with the answers you're getting. And I feel comfortable,” Tampa Bay Bucs coach Lovie Smith told the Tampa Bay Times.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers’ Lovie Smith Looking Beyond Quarterback Position in Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the No. 1 overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft and therefore have the option to select anyone at any position they wish next month. While most people would bet on the fact the Bucs will choose between quarterbacks Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, head coach Lovie Smith indicated the team is looking beyond quarterback, sharing these comments while...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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