Did Buccaneers GM Jason Licht take veiled shot at Lovie Smith?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht had some praise for new defensive coordinator Mike Smith, but it came out sounding a lot like some criticism for former head coach Lovie Smith. Licht made an appearance on SiriusXM’s Movin’ the Chains show and was asked about getting players to fit Mike Smith’s system, and his response definitely raised a few eyebrows. “[Mike...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Buccaners dropped the ball with Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished this past regular season with a surprising 6-10 record. They were in the NFC playoff picture into December and tripled their win total from the previous season. With 2015 No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston playing good football and the Buccaneers showing themselves to be competitive on a consistent basis, there was no talk of any real shake ups within...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bucs fired Lovie Smith over the phone

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a surprising decision to fire head coach Lovie Smith on Wednesday night after just two seasons with the team. It’s possible that even the Bucs didn’t see it coming, which is why supposedly chose to not sit down for a meeting with Smith to inform him of his fate. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported on Thursday morning that Smith was fired...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Stunner: Tampa Bay Buccaneers fire Lovie Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday night that they have fired head coach Lovie Smith: The Buccaneers have dismissed Head Coach Lovie Smith. READ: https://t.co/gCXSNjCzCv pic.twitter.com/JYiUragENy — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) January 7, 2016 Statement from Buccaneers Co-Chairman Joel Glazer: “After careful consideration, we informed Lovie that we have...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith fired by Buccaneers

Lovie Smith’s tenure as head coach of the Buccaneers has ended after two seasons. Smith was hired by Tampa Bay in January of last year. The team went 2-14 in 2014 and finished the 2015 season at 6-10. While it was an improvement over the previous year, it wasn’t enough for Smith to keep his job. The following statement from co-chairman Joel Glazer appeared on the Buccaneers’...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Problems within Bucs staff perhaps main issues for struggles

As Bucs head coach Lovie Smith prepares to meet with his staff this week, he will need to figure out why there has been such a disconnect in his defense’s secondary. Sources have told TheBayCave.com that trouble has been brewing for some time among the secondary coaches: Cornerbacks coach Gill Byrd, Lovie’s son and safeties coach Mikal Smith and nickelbacks coach Larry Marmie...
Via The Bay Cave
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Buccaneers covet a rushing title for Doug Martin

Eliminated from the postseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new goal over the final two games of the 2015 season: Get running back Doug Martin the rushing title. Martin enters Week 16 with 1,305 rushing yards, or just nine yards fewer than Adrian Peterson, the current leader. “I think it’s important to our offensive line to help Doug Martin be the leading rusher in the...
Via The Sports Daily
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith on Buccaneers: ‘We’re not there yet’

In need of a win to keep an unlikely playoff dream alive, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers proved during Thursday night’s 31-23 loss to the St. Louis Rams that Lovie Smith’s team is still at least a year away from truly competing for postseason football. Tampa Bay fell behind by scores of 21-3 and 28-6 before a late rally fell short. Now 6-8, the Buccaneers could be mathematically eliminated...
Via The Sports Daily
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith on 5-5 Buccaneers: ‘We’re relevant again’

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t had a winning season in five years, but after Sunday’s 45-17 drubbing of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lovie Smith’s young team is now 5-5 and preparing for a potential playoff run. “We’ve talked a lot about being relevant again,” Smith said, via ESPN. “We’re relevant again.” The Buccaneers put a hurting on their Week 11 hosts, using...
Via The Sports Daily
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

This weekend in NFL stupid, featuring Bill O’Brien

This year on This weekend in NFL stupid, we’re focusing on one extremely stupid winner with an honorable mention or two on a weekly basis. To close out Week 7 of the 2015 regular season, we look back on a season-dooming injury suffered by a Pro Bowl running back. The winner: Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien  Logically, the more snaps a player participates in, the greater...
Via This Given Sunday
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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