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Tedford: “I’ve been good to go for a couple of months now.”

When Jeff Tedford had coronary angioplasty done to place two stents in an artery just before the season, his future was uncertain. But once the team ran out of excuses as to why he hasn’t been on the field after several weeks, head coach Lovie Smith became irritated with the questions regarding Tedford.  “We’re going on like Jeff won’t with us for the rest of the year...
Via The Bay Cave
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith doesn’t know what’s wrong with the running game

The Buccaneers aren’t exactly the worst team running the football in the National Football League. They are not even the second or third worst team. But they are the fourth worst team in the NFL when it comes to the ground game. What has been consistent is their lack of production in the second half that has contributed to a lowly 84 rushing yards per game this season.  Sometimes...
Via The Bay Cave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith cautiously optimistic about Da’Quan Bowers

Buccaneers’ defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers was close to not having a spot on the team this season when head coach Lovie Smith issued a challenge over the summer for him to show up in 2014.  He has been unable to live up to the hype that followed him out of Clemson and has even failed in his overall response to Smith’s preseason assessment. But in the last three weeks...
Via The Bay Cave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs spread holiday cheer with surprise shopping spree

TAMPA -- They came for a tour but left living a dream. They came expecting red-carpet treatment at One Buc Place but left with grins, gratitude and wonder after much more. They came with their eyes wide open but left with hearts full. Ten Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive linemen, coach Lovie Smith and other staff took part in "D-Line Delivers Christmas" for underprivileged families...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GAME DAY! Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will NOT be losing on purpose for a top draft pick. There, that is out of the way. What NFL coaches and players think is completely different than what NFL fans and fantasy football players do. NFL players on todays roster could care less about the top player in the draft, basically, next years rookie, who will be getting their breakfast...
Via Buc Stop
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Major colleges should be targeting Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith

Tis the season for major college football programs to fire coaches if they aren’t happy with the way this year unfolded. And 2014 is no different than most seasons, as some big-time jobs have opened up as a result of underperformance. Right now, high-profile gigs at Florida, Michigan and Nebraska are available. Currently, those top-flight programs are courting coaching prospects...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith can’t explain why his team is undisciplined

credit cards to rebuild bad credit credit cards to rebuild bad credit Another week in the books and the Buccaneers once again beat themselves. They are losing games in the same fashion as they have all season.  Between the penalties in crucial moments of the game and the penalties committed during big plays, Tampa Bay’s record is justifiable. Their 102 penalties this...
Via The Bay Cave
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Atlanta Falcons fire Mike Smith if the season ended today?

If the NFL season ended right now, with most teams having played 10 games, the playoff match-ups would be interesting. Some of the usual suspects (New England and Denver) would be taking part, while some preseason contenders (Seattle and San Francisco) would be on the outside looking in. Some surprise teams (Detroit and Kansas City) would be playing, while others (Miami and Buffalo...
Via cover32 - Falcons
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2 defense could give struggling Chicago Bears trouble

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith’s “Tampa 2” defense was built for defending offenses like the one he’ll see in Chicago on Sunday. Smith’s defense has always been criticized for a lack of aggressiveness and great quarterbacks usually do find holes, but offenses who make mistakes will usually make them against Smith’s defense when he has them playing well. A...
Via cover32 - Bears
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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