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Lovie Smith: Buccaneers Not Looking Trade Any Players

Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith told reporters on Monday that they aren’t looking to trade any of their players. “We’re not trying to shop any of our players,” Smith said, per Rick Stroud. Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that Buccaneers have received a “tons” of calls regarding WR Vincent Jackson‘s availability. “They are getting a ton of calls on him,” Rapoport said...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Smith optimistic Bucs will get the ship sailing

Down 38 points and with little chance of mounting a comeback, Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith told his team at halftime of the Baltimore game last week there was nothing left to play for that day but pride. Less than a day later, Smith delivered a completely different message to his struggling team. Though their 1-5 record suggests the Bucs are as far out of the division title race...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith is a Charlatan and a Fraud

Don’t let the final score of Baltimore whooping Tampa Bay 48–17 fool you; it wasn’t nearly that close. The Ravens led 28–0 after one quarter. In the first 17 minutes, Joe Flacco had already thrown five touchdown passes. The 38–0 halftime deficit was the largest in NFL history for a home team. And this wasn’t long after a 56–10 shellacking against Atlanta a few weeks...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs hope competition at nickel corner will help the position

The Bucs have added a new old young bear to the mix, signing Isaiah Frye who played for Coach Lovie Smith as a rookie in Smiths last year with the Bears; 2012. He will be added to the mix with Kieth Tandy, who replaced Leonard Johnson last week midway in the game after season long poor performance at the position. In Lovie Smiths version of the Tampa Two, the Nickel Back has his...
Via Buc Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith’s Director of PD Arrested at Taco Bell

Lovie Smith’s problems in Tampa Bay continue as his Director of Player Development was arrested Thursday morning. Isaiah Harris, who worked that role for the Chicago Bears and Smith from 2008-13, was taken into custody for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. How He Did It According to Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer Greg Auman: Harris, 35, refused to have his blood...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers will use bye week to make corrections

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lovie Smith says Tampa Bay's bye week is coming at a good time, though not just because the break will give some injured players a chance to get healthy. No, the struggling Buccaneers (1-5) have been blown out twice in the past month, and the coach is hoping having the embarrassment of a 48-17 loss to Baltimore will be motivation for the team to get back on...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Compares Mike Glennon to Michael Vick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is showing why he’s a defensive mind here. According to, Smith drew a comparison that makes everyone who has watched a single down of either quarterback play take a second and third take (h/t  You know, you didn’t think I would say that about Mike (Glennon) moving around and keeping a play going like that,”...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is on the hot seat

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Just three games into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Lovie Smith Lovie seems to have no clue what he’s doing in Tampa Yes, he’s only three games...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Says Changes are on the Horizon for Buccaneers

When you start a season as bad as this year’s 0-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have, you’d better be looking to make some changes if you’re head coach and value your employment, and according to ESPN Lovie Smith is looking to do just that. After Thursday night’s 56-14 drubbing at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons, Smith mentioned that changes to the team/staff would be in the realm...
Via BlackSportsOnline
29 days ago  |  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...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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