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Bucs defense shines in Day 3

The weather surrounding Tampa Bay has gotten the best of the Buccaneers and their training camp schedule. But as the rain scaled back, it was the defense that got the best of the offense during Day 3 of training camp.  The defense forced rookie quarterback Jameis Winston into throwing several interceptions and the secondary blanketed receivers. The defensive players have talked...
Via The Bay Cave
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith says Lavonte David 'will be taken care of'

Lavonte David may be in the final year of his rookie deal, but there's little concern it seems that he won't be getting a new deal sooner than later. At least, not much concern from head coach Lovie Smith, according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.“Lavonte will be taken care of,’’ Smith told ESPN. “You can go back to any shot that I’ve given on Lavonte David and how I feel about...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucs speak after a rain-delayed first practice

View image | gettyimages.com The Buccaneers had their first open practice delayed then cancelled due to weather. But they decided to move it to University of South Florida’s practice fields to get some work in.  Here are some quotes and reactions after meeting with the media. Head Coach Lovie Smith (On whether fitting in a late practice due to weather delays helps the team...
Via The Bay Cave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers hungry for success after disappointing season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are eager to distance themselves from their worst finish in nearly three decades. They're hoping Jameis Winston will lead the way, but coach Lovie Smith knows it'll take a lot more than the top pick in this year's draft to turn around a team that hasn't made the playoffs since 2007. In addition to addressing their quarterback woes this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith announces that Jameis Winston will be the starter for the Buccaneers

There will be no quarterback competition in Tampa Bay. Even though training camp has just started, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has already named rookie quarterback Jameis Winston as the team’s starter. “Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback, he’ll take the first reps tomorrow,” Smith said, via the team’s official site. “We’re excited about that. A...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Jameis Winston is entering his first ever NFL season, but it does not sound like the rookie is facing much competition for a starting role. At his first press conference of training camp this week, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Winston will be Tampa Bay’s starting quarterback heading into the season. “He’ll be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue re-branding effort

It started with the firings of head coach Greg Schiano and long-time Buccaneers employee Mark Dominik, who at that time was serving as general manager. They hired Lovie Smith as head coach, added Jason Licht as general manager, and took the first step in a new direction. Later came the new logo, then came the (scrutinized) new uniforms and a new day was born. That new day brought...
Via EndZoneScore
6 days ago  |  Discuss

10 facts you may not have known about Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith

Lovie Smith is entering his second season as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he’s been a major figure in the NFL for almost a decade now. He’s led the Bears to a Super Bowl, and he’s long been known as one of the smartest defensive minds in all of football. But what do we know about the real Lovie Smith? Here are 10 facts about the Bucs head coach you may not...
Via cover32
June 26, 2015  |  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
May 13, 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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