Foul Language Orders In Effect At One BucApril 15th, 2014
After a regime of Buccaneers cursing out the head coach and not being punished (see Talib vs. Raheem), followed by a regime that had rules for room temperature but not naughty language, change at One Buc Palace is significant on the potty-mouth front.
Lovie Smith has spent years around some of the nastiest defensive manbeasts in the NFL, but he does tame their language. And that hasn’t changed as Buccaneers head coach.
Joe asked Gerald McCoy today whether Lovie’s no-cussing stance was a transition being felt among his teammates. McCoy said it is but wanted to make it clear that Lovie isn’t clobbering anyone for violations. “
“Yeah, that’s him. He told us Day 1, ‘You know, that stuff ain’t flying around here,'” McCoy said. “I was like, ‘Hey, I don’t curse anyways. It don’t bug me none.’ But the thing about him is he understands we’re all grown men. He lets people be themselves, he just holds us to a standard. But he just doesn’t, you know, overly enforce it.”
So there you have it. Training camp will be a G-rated event for young Bucs fans.
Of note is McCoy joining the long line of Bucs this offseason that has referenced how Lovie treats them like “grown men.” It’s clear that’s code for “Lovie is the anti-Schiano.”