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LOVIE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Tampa 2-Year Process

In hiring head coach Lovie Smith before the 2014 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signaled a return to the organization’s signature style of football: a zone-based defensive scheme known as the “Tampa-2” that was made popular in the NFL by Warren Sapp, Derrick Brooks, Ronde Barber, and John Lynch.Smith, a linebacker coach under Tony Dungy when the defense was created, would...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith disappointed by Bobby Bowden’s comments

Lovie Smith stood up for his new quarterback in response to some negative comments Bobby Bowden made about Jameis Winston Tuesday. In an interview with Paul Finebaum, Bowden said Winston was at times an embarrassment to Florida State. He’s not wrong in his characterization of Winston’s time at Florida State, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovie Smith Has Strong Response To Bobby Bowden’s Comments On Jameis Winston

Lovie Smith had a strong response to Bobby Bowden's comments that Jameis Winston was "an embarrassment."
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

13 of 14 Draft picks used on Offense for Lovie Smith’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Where are the Lovie haters going to hide this year? He drafted the most dynamic quarterback of the last 10 years, he spent 13 of the teams 14 draft picks over the last two years on offense instead of defense, but yet still Lovie Smith is said to have had the game “pass him by”. The only thing being passed by are the footballs at Raymond James Stadium, and you can best believe...
Via Buc Stop
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucs go O-Line strong in Day 2 of the draft

Talk about protecting your investment. After selecting Jameis Winston first overall, the team drafts two offensive linemen in the second round.  Tampa Bay selects Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith with pick No. 34 and Hobart College offensive tackle Ali Marpet with pick No. 61 after trading up four spots. Both picks may have been a surprise for some, but they were both...
Via The Bay Cave
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers use second pick on Donovan Smith

In a bit of a head-scratcher, the Buccaneers used the 34th overall selection on Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith. With Jake Fisher and T.J. Clemmings still available, I don’t understand this move at all. Charles Davis and Mike Mayock praised Smith on NFL Network, speaking about his long arms and how much of a “people mover” he is. Well, I would argue that so is T.J...
Via EndZoneScore
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone in the organization is in “total agreement”

Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith had their pre-draft press conference on Monday from One Buc Place. Yes, the questions were mostly about the first overall pick.   For some time now, TheBayCave.com has reported that the high level of the organization — Smith, Licht, and the Glazer family — have all been on the same page regarding the No. 1...
Via The Bay Cave
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Bucs comfortable drafting Jameis Winston

The Tampa Bay Bucs appear ready to draft former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, despite the most recent civil lawsuit by the former FSU student who claims Winston raped her.  “I think you have to do your research, look a guy in the eye and feel comfortable with the answers you're getting. And I feel comfortable,” Tampa Bay Bucs coach Lovie Smith told the Tampa Bay Times.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

It is the general consensus that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select Jameis Winston with the first pick in the upcoming 2015 NFL draft. This leaves quarterback-needy teams potentially looking into Mike Glennon as a possibility. On that note, Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith indicated that teams have contacted him regarding Glennon (via the Tampa Bay Times). We’ve had the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers’ Lovie Smith Looking Beyond Quarterback Position in Draft

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the No. 1 overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft and therefore have the option to select anyone at any position they wish next month. While most people would bet on the fact the Bucs will choose between quarterbacks Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota, head coach Lovie Smith indicated the team is looking beyond quarterback, sharing these comments while...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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