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LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Line anchors a problem for the Bucs

In last week’s matchup against the Bengals, replacement center Jeremiah Warren did an exceptional job helping out in pass protection and blitz pickups. He was also seen often helping guards Ali Marpet and Logan Mankins.  But Saturday night’s game featured Evan Smith back at center and it did not turn out too well for the offense. Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston rarely had...
Via The Bay Cave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: DC Leslie Frazier fine with HC Lovie Smith calling plays

When it was reported that head coach Lovie Smith would be the one calling the defensive plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, many fans wondered what it meant for defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. While Frazier and the defense as a whole struggled in 2015, this isn't a move that left many completely stunned. Smith is a brilliant defensive mind, and has spent time with his...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers making strides on defense under Lovie Smith

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is just one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be better. A defense showing signs of improvement this preseason is eager to do its part, too. The Bucs forced three more turnovers Monday night during their 25-11 exhibition victory over the Cincinnati, giving them six in two games. They also had four sacks, scored...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith: Offensive Guru? According to Chicago Bears he is!

“I’m all about that O, Bout that O!” (AP Photo) Bucs fans last year were crying for the days of Jon Gruden who was known as an offensive minded coach, even though only one year did the Bucs reach the top 10 in offenses (2003 when Brad Johnson played every game: record was 7-9). Lovie Smith on the other hand is know for taking the Tampa Two, creating his own little wrinkles...
Via Buc Stop
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Leslie Frazier the Jim Bates for Lovie Smith??

Down Goes Frazier! Lovie will replace current DC. Were playing Lovie Ball this year folks. Not Leslie Ball, Not Dungy Ball, LOVIE BALL…he’s the boss and he’s doing what he does best, call the defensive plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lovie Smith was hand picked from the bright defensive coaches of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the success of the newly named Tampa Two...
Via Buc Stop
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith to be defensive play caller in Tampa Bay

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported today that Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ head coach Lovie Smith will take over the defensive play calling, relieving defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier of the duty. Bucs' coach Smith will call defensive plays this season http://t.co/cePppyFhwx via @TB_Times — Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) August 20, 2015 This certainly raises some questions...
Via EndZoneScore
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith felt Jameis Winston's first start was 'typical'

Jameis Winston’s first NFL start was a mixed bag of highlights and lowlights, which is typical of a rookie quarterback’s first exposure to the big-boy league. However, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith made it clear that his quarterback didn’t do anything during the game than what the team sees typically during practice. As we detailed after the game, Winston struggled...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith, Jason Licht not handing out starting jobs this year for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

You put in the JV team in the second half of last years New Orleans game (week 16) so you had a shot at losing the finale and securing the top No. 1 draft pick in the NFL. You spends umpteen thousands of dollars to oversee every aspect of his life, digging up any possible stones, why would you NOT hand the starting job to Jameis Winston as soon as Camp Starts? Because last year the...
Via Buc Stop
29 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
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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