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Lovie Smith talks about the progression of his defense

The Buccaneers’ defense was once viewed as a unit that any quarterback they faced was a must start in all fantasy formats. Well that is no longer the case.  Injuries across the defensive line have held back the defense’s potential for most of the season. But the team is getting healthier and they have been improving as of late. “We’ve been playing pretty good defense...
Via The Bay Cave
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The good, the bad, & the ugly in the Buccaneers’ loss on Sunday to the Bears

Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears was a tale of two halves, with the Bears coming out on top by a score of 21-13. Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith returned to Soldier Field for the first time since being fired by the Bears in 2012. Tampa was looking to extend their winning streak against Chicago after winning their second game of the season a week...
Via cover32 - Buccaneers
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith: 2-9 Bucs are still in playoff contention

Tweet Just how bad has the NFC South been this season? So bad that at 2-9, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just 2 games out of first place. Because they are a couple wins away from playoff contention, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith sees no reason to evaluate younger players in the final month of the regular season. “We’re two games out of first place,” Smith said Monday...
Via Los That Sports Blog
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith: The 2-9 Bucs Are Still In The Playoff Hunt

The NFC South is so bad as a division that all four teams are filled with playoff optimism despite having horrible records. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith met the media on Monday after the latest Bucs loss and talked about whether he would start giving more playing time to younger players as his 2-9 team played out the final five weeks. Smith stated that he wouldn’t feature all his...
Via Thacover2
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith: The 2-9 Bucs Are Still In The Playoff Hunt

The NFC South is so bad as a division that all four teams are filled with playoff optimism despite having horrible records. Bucs head coach Lovie Smith met the media on Monday after the latest Bucs loss and talked about whether he would start giving more playing time to younger players as his 2-9 team played out the final five weeks. Smith stated that he wouldn’t feature all his...
Via BlackSportsOnline
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Week 12 Recap: Bears Out-Lovie the Bucs

The Bears’ win streak improved to a whopping two games Sunday, with a 21-13 win over former head coach Lovie Smith and the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the win, the Bears improved to 5-6 on the season heading into a big divisional showdown on Thanksgiving day against the Detroit Lions.  In Lovie Smith’s highly anticipated return to Soldier Field, the Bears summoned one of...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa paper wants the Bears to take Josh McCown back

Yesterday’s Tampa Bay/Chicago match up had an interesting story line as head coach Lovie Smith and quarterback Josh McCown went up against their former team. After the first half, it looked like the Bucs might actually upset the Bears, but after halftime it was like a different Chicago team came out of the locker room, and Tampa Bay ultimately lost, 21-13. McCown threw two interceptions...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bears easily exploited Bucs’ weakness

The Buccaneers have lots of issues. That’s obvious when they are 2-9. But arguably their biggest weakness has been the offensive line and the Bears did a good job on Sunday to exploit the unit’s flaws.  “Josh [McCown] does a great job of escaping out of the pocket. He’s a fast and mobile quarterback and we saw that last year. We studied the offensive line that we were...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Game Tracker: Final Scores/ Recaps

Week 12 started with the Raiders winning their first game of the season on Thursday night. Now we move on to Sunday's games to see how each one went down. Check out each of the final scores and game recaps below. #459467024 / gettyimages.com Bears 21, Buccaneers 13 Last week, the Bears beat the Vikings 21-13. This week they took on the Buccaneers and won by the same score...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears overcome sluggish start to subdue Bucs

Spurred by an active defense that forced four Tampa turnovers, the Chicago Bears scored 21 third quarter points and ruined the “homecoming” of former coach Lovie Smith and QB Josh McCown with a 21-13 win at rainy Soldier Field Sunday afternoon. Matt Forte’s two touchdown runs and a short Jay Cutler to Alshon Jeffery touchdown throw were the only points the Bears [...]
Via Bears Claws
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Falls in Lovie Smith's Return to Chicago

In Lovie Smith’ first game back at Soldier Field since being fired as the head coach of Chicago in 2012 after going 10-6, his Tampa Bay Buccaneers come up short losing 21-13 despite being up 10-0 at the half against the home team and falling to 2-9 on the season. The Chicago Bears improve to 5-6.The Buccaneers made too many mistakes on offense to win today’s game. They turned...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fall in Lovie Smith' Return to Chicago

In Lovie Smith’ first game back at Soldier Field since being fired as the head coach of Chicago in 2012 after going 10-6, his Tampa Bay Buccaneers come up short losing 21-13 despite being up 10-0 at the half against the home team and falling to 2-9 on the season. The Chicago Bears improve to 5-6.The Buccaneers made too many mistakes on offense to win today’s game. They turned...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers observations: Homecoming for McCown, Smith turns into nightmare

Homecoming ruined. What began as an anticipated return to Chicago for Lovie Smith and Josh McCown turned into a nightmare third quarter. A 10-0 halftime lead became a 21-10 deficit in stunning speed, and McCown looked far from the composed quarterback who enjoyed so much success at Soldier Field last season. Credit the Bears' defense for scrambling an overmatched Bucs line in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chris Conte picks off former Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown

At last we have it: living proof that Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte is not the most useless defensive back on the planet. Halfway through the first quarter of today’s game against Lovie Smith‘s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Conte picked off former Bears quarterback Josh McCown. Have a look: Looks good, right? The bad news is the Bucs lead 7-0. If the Bears can’t beat Tampa at home...
Via cover32 - Bears
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown Gets Leveled, Chris Conte Makes Leaping Pick

Josh McCown and Lovie Smith are both playing against their former team today, as the Bucs take on the Bears this morning. Lovie’s defense forced Chicago’s offense to go three-and-out on their opening drive, but McCown’s day hasn’t gotten off to the kind of start he hoped for. Watch as McCown is absolutely leveled as Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Lovie Wins in Return

The Chicago Bears have a chance to prove that the firing of Lovie Smith was the right move if they win on Sunday. Even with the Buccaneer’s sitting on a 2-8 record, I believe they come up victorious at Solider Field. Look for Lovie to exploit the Bears biggest weakness in turnovers, something he mastered here in Chicago. Both teams are mathematically still in the playoffs and...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Day of love; can Bears make it two in a row?

Heading into a reunion Sunday with former head coach Lovie Smith, the Chicago Bears are more worried about their own play rather than renewing old acquaintances. At 4-6, the Bears can ill afford a home loss to the struggling Bucs (3-7) if they harbor any hopes of remaining in the NFC playoff picture. While much of the week was spent [...]
Via Bears Claws
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

After losing three straight games the Chicago Bears got back in the win column a week ago. Now they try to make it two wins in a row when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers (2-8) are finding things no different under Lovie Smith than they were a year ago while the Bears (4-6) playoff hopes hang by a thread. Coverage of the game between these two will air on FOX beginning...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: The Good, Bad and Ugly Of Lovie Smith Era

It was fun times when the Chicago Bears were under the guidance of Lovie Smith.  Here is an overview of it all; good, bad and ugly. THE GOOD Priority #1 – Beat Green Bay Coaches love to call every game on the schedule important.  That may be true in a logical sense, but in a rivalry sense it’s load a crap.  Smith knew that perfectly well when he was hired, inheriting...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears and Bucs: Trestman and Cutler vs. Smith and McCown

The 4-6 Chicago Bears and 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers will meet at Soldier Field this Sunday. Although both teams will miss the playoffs this season, the matchup is very intriguing to both sides. And it’s something more special for the Bears. It’s where long-time Bears head coach Lovie Smith will make his return, where he’s now the main man in Tampa. Smith coached the Bears for...
Via cover32 - Bears
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Briggs: Lovie Smith should be remembered as one of the great coaches in Chicago

The Chicago Bears host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday which also means the return of former head coach Lovie Smith. The former Bears coach is in the midst of rebuilding the Buccaneers, but still has a lot of respect for the Bears organization who he led to the Super Bowl back in 2006. Linebacker Lance Briggs was part of that team and knows how important Smith was to the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers fans would be wise to monitor these wild Week 12 bold predictions

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - 49ers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles fans would be wise to monitor these wild Week 12 bold predictions

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Eagles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Giants fans would be wise to monitor these wild Week 12 bold predictions

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Giants
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers fans would be wise to monitor these wild Week 12 bold predictions

Anyone can pick games. Whether selecting winners or making guesses against the spread, it’s essentially an exercise in flipping a coin. But providing some specifics about what’s going to happen in a game, detailing how things are going to play out, takes some thought, imagination and guts. And it actually provides some insight into what’s going to transpire on Sunday and Monday...
Via cover32 - Panthers
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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