Foul Language Orders In Effect At One Buc

April 15th, 2014

Man, I just don’t get it. Lovie’s stifling these guys’ verbal creativity. We never would have won a Super Bowl if I couldn’t have called Simeon and Keyshawn mother %#@$^&’s every day. You think I could have had Chris Simms take us to the playoffs without ripping him a new assho*e every other %$^&’n minute? It’s unnatural, man.”

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.”

54 Responses to “Foul Language Orders In Effect At One Buc”

  1. Buccanole Says:

    If Talib was still here this is what his response to Lovie’s rule would have looked like:
    “#*$! You *%$#!*%$$#@&*%@ Piece of &*%# and %$#* This Team as a matter of fact $#@! your whole family I am out this %$#@*%”
    picks up phone
    “yo homie I need a &*#[email protected]!*& joint have it ready for when I get home this new coach is out of his $%&*@&! mind”

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Do they have to sit in the corner for 5 minutes if they cuss? Or is there a cuss jar?

    Actually, the new D-line coach, Joe Cullen, had a cuss jar in Jacksonville and used the money for charity. Don’t know what they have now. –Joe

  3. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Treating men like men. LOL

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    Telling pro football players they can’t use foul language in the locker room or on the field? What is going on?

  5. Nybucsfan Says:

    Why to be a man you have to curse?

  6. StAugBuc Says:


  7. Tristan Berry Says:

    Look up Swear Jar on YouTube. 🙂

  8. deminion Says:

    i used to cuss alot before i got saved and its totally gone just saying u just gotta have a bigger vocab instead off cussing or u use other words simple

  9. StAugBuc Says:

    If you expand your vocabulary, you’d be surprised how much more biting and effective your words can be.

  10. deminion Says:


    i agree

  11. Phillip Says:


    Left the house this morning at 7:30 am to get out to Tampa(nasty back up on I4 west for a semi that flipped and caught fire) for work got home at 4 pm and you cranked out some articles today! Reading some comments on the other stories about so many JF articles and today is just an example of how little you actually write about him…

    The foul language thing is a good way to raise money for charity and doesn’t seem to be enforced like the dictator we just tossed overboard!

  12. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    If they only donated team fines from Freeman and (house-party) Williams we could have solved the homeless problem in Florida!

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ St.augbuc

    On my trip to Crescent Beach….went to the South Beach Grill….as you suggested…lots of cussing….damn the view is beautiful…..but damn this food tastes like $hit….

    I agree….avoiding the foul language develops better communication skills….

    Sure, its the NFL….but it still is a workplace and Owners, Managers have a right to their rules. What’s said at the bottom of a pile to an opponent will likely be overlooked.

  14. RastaMon Says:

    This will be the only approved venting…

  15. Macabee Says:

    The size and kinds of fines that are levied in the NFL and by NFL teams must allow for a WTF every once in a while even if it’s muttered under your breath! Dashon Goldson should be allowed 3 WTFs.

  16. StAugBuc Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan Says:

    View good. Wings suck. But they offer Sierra Nevada, so that’s good!

  17. Kevin Says:

    It’s simple… be a professional. I own my own business and it’s not hard to keep cursing out of my vocabulary. Shootin pool with my buddies it’s the other way around. Grown adults should be able to conduct themselves in a manner that is expected of them. No different than someone who works in Wallmart. What if you walked in and the greeter said ” Wuzzup mutha [email protected]#er.” Or two cashiers joking around saying “B*^ch Please” . It’s not too much to ask to act like a professional when you are being paid to do so. When your on your own time it’s up to you. Unless your Riley Cooper.

  18. StAugBuc Says:


  19. finishers Says:

    most people can’t cuss at work!!!

  20. Shawnbucfan Says:

    Deacon Smith will not have foul language at his place of work

  21. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Oh, did my curse words hurt your precious virgin ears? Get over it, it is a part of casual conversation worldwide. They can cuss up a storm for all I care.

  22. Patrick Says:

    Does that mean none of this??

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    WTF Ever.

  24. StAugBuc Says:

    No one says your aren’t free to say what you want how you want. We’re just saying the words you choose will end up a reflection of who you are. Like it or not.

  25. DallasBuc Says:

    It’s a football locker room, not your church or your office. Just because people do use foul language doesn’t mean they have to in order to communicate effectively. A football locker room or field is no place to tell men they can’t use foul language. This is worse than anything I ever heard of Schiano doing.

  26. StAugBuc Says:


  27. tiny tim Says:

    That’s all we need. Fans coming on this board saying cut Barron or Deshon because they have a potty mouth.

    Its funny how some of you want to equate working at Wal-Mart or Bank of America as the same as an NFL locker room. Stop trying to make an NFL locker room conform to a normal workplace. It is not. These guys are wired differently. Your job does not require you to be on edge every snap as a football field. I applaud Lovie smith for being a man of faith and morals and wanting to implement such a rule, but as the article states, he is not going out of his way to enforce it. It is like Dungy. His players did not curse around him out of respect, but they still cursed.

    I know some of you want to feel as if your job or you are just as relevant as these professional athletes etc, and the players should have to go through the same mundane misery you go through on your jobs. News flash… reality we are not as relevant. Does that make them better than us? No, but they are sure more relevant. Evident by the fact that an organization is willing to pay them millions of dollars to be wired differently. Get over yourselves and your places of business. The NFL locker room is different. Always has been and always will be. These guys are wired differently. The sooner you understand that, the sooner you can stop hating and spewing jealousy towards them and enjoy them for what they truly are……..entertainment on Sundays. Just like the gladiators were back in the day.

  28. delson Says:

    Maybe it has somethin to do with self discipline. Or how well u can take orders without having an attitude. You know respect n maturity

  29. RastaMon Says:

    the only thing thats works is..having a stronger more talented roster than the opponent….sorry to pop so many dreamy bubbles…any sport…and level..pee wee to pros…yeah occasionally a good team with a “sport’n” chance will make a good story…but after a lifetime….superior talent is better than Vegas house take…hence the gambles on “low life’s”…literal meaning….betting the talent can stay out of trouble before their usefulness expires…

  30. Nybucsfan Says:

    Maybe they get payed millions to play football and be role models for kids and the coach wants them to do it with class.

  31. brandonbucfan Says:

    It all begins with respect. Schiano couldn’t pull off some of his stupid stuff because I don’t think the players ever REALLY respected him. It seems the players have a different feel for Lovie. Let’s hope it continues.
    Off subject…did anyone see the mock draft put out by Scott Reynolds…pardon me while I puke and haven’t even gotten to the Crown Royal and Coke yet!

  32. RastaMon Says:

    Maybe….in a make believe Madsin Ave NFL/World…the reality spills out into the sports page/media headlines….think of it a gettings herpes after a fling with R….. ……I’l l stop there

  33. Owlykat Says:

    I bet Igcognito can tell you why this ban is important. Dungy didn’t tolerate it either and it just goes hand in hand with an emphasis on good character.

  34. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    DallasBuc Says
    “Telling pro football players they can’t use foul language in the locker room or on the field? What is going on?”

    Obviously you have not been a Bucs fan long. Dungy had a strict rule of no cussing.

    And, I could swear Joe quoted a current or former chicago player who said he would have the rule.

    Frankly, I wish Joe would have the rule here.

    Only the people that cuss claim it isn’t ignorant.

  35. DallasBuc Says:

    These judgemental and self-righteous comments are entertaining. So is the notion of a no foul language rule on an NFL team!

  36. bigpoppabuc Says:

    We’re the god fearin’ Bucs!

  37. Jeff78280z Says:

    I believe he wants the players to hold themselves accountable. To show the players they can take it upon themselves to improve in life not just on the field. That they can set personal and team goals and achieve them. Is there a better way to show them this than by starting small with a soft no cussing rule. It’s up to the individual players to enforce it on each other. To some it will be easy to others not so easy. Or I could be full of it. Who knows.

  38. MadMax Says:

    F that jit!!! Cursing every other word can be annoying, but the F bomb will Fn drop when I mean jit is on! Swear jar? Id probably own that muthaFn Btch!

  39. BigMacAttack Says:

    Just Win Baby!!!

  40. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    DallasBuc Says
    “These judgemental and self-righteous comment…”

    Why is it when people have their obvious faults challenged, they cry “don’t judge me!” while at the same time judging people for not having those same faults?

    You understand you are attacking people because they have a higher moral standard than you, right? Why is it wrong to want to be better?

    Perhaps you feel you have a right to not have to hear other peoples thoughts on the matter? Well then, why do people not have the right to not hear foul language? To not have it forced on them?

    It works both ways.

  41. Digger Says:

    deminion Says:
    April 15th, 2014 at 5:23 pm
    i used to cuss alot before i got saved and its totally gone just saying u just gotta have a bigger vocab instead off cussing or u use other words simple

    Sure, that makes sense

  42. Digger Says:

    You understand you are attacking people because they have a higher moral standard than you, right?

    Cram your self higher morality notion up your ass with walnuts, Keep tithing the money you earn at late night 7-11 shifts, you idiot

  43. deminion Says:

    @digger Lol love u brother

  44. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    I think we should hire Dave Williams as our quality control expert.. When he is done eliminating the cussing (good luck with that) he can show us how to return to the playoffs and being relevant again…
    Dave Williams @ #7. lol

  45. Chef Paul Says:

    I’m a cusser. My dad is a cusser. My uncles are cussers. We are hillbilly’s, and are not in environments that frown on cussing very often. I’ve never really understood why the F bomb is worse than saying a word like “sticking”. Like the Stinking Panthers. It means the same thing. It’s just a word.

    But I understand we live in a society, and a society has certain rules. We dont cuss at inappropriate places. But NOT being a cusser, in my opinion, doesnt make you any more morral than someone who does.

  46. Bucs Draft Says:

    This will be good practice for the new NFL rule. We don’t need stupid penalties like last year. 2-3 games we would have won if nit for penalties putting opponents in FG range with 15 seconds left.

  47. William Says:

    You got to Love This!

    Is like going to a bar where you see people drinking beer, wine, hard liquor, soft drink or water.

    Everybody is downing their beverage and from their point of view their beverage causes a desired experience. For some, they like several types of beverages and they might have a thrist for a particular one at a certain time.

    It’s all perfect. And if you think is not, that is too…

    …Connor Shaw is coming to Tampa

  48. DallasBuc Says:

    Bonzai- you are either suffering from low reading comprehension skills or you choose to intentionally misrepresent and conflate my statements in an attempt to make your point seem more reasonable.
    1)I did not judge you or anyone else for not wanting to use foul language. I don’t care what you do or say. However, you and many others on here seem to be quite judgemental of those in this world that do choose to use foul language.
    2)Not using foul language does not equate to having a higher moral standard as a point of fact. That is a lousy self-serving and self-righteous opinion that you are perfectly entitled to but it is not a fact and it certainly makes you no better than others that choose differently.
    3)I never claimed to have a “right” not to hear other peoples views on the matter as you intentionally suggest to misreprepresent. Say what you want because it is your right. However others that choose to express themselves differently also have that right. By you judging someone’s morals for the use of foul language then falsely claiming they are the ones that are trying to silence you makes you a fraud and a hypocrite.
    Judgmental, self-righteous and hypocrite. Look it up!

  49. MadMax Says:

    @Chef Exactly! Im one of those guys who would LOVE to see the daily news with a cast of cussers. Helll, I’d pay extra each month for that channel haha.

  50. Chef Paul Says:

    I agree MadMax.

    I would love to see a news cast with hot bimbos cussing in the news, with their boobies hanging out and smoking a cigar Monica Lewinsky style.

    uummm yes please!!

  51. tmaxcon Says:

    CocoaBchBuc — Very Nice!!! David Williams is a scary, scary dude in my opinion. Those types always end up on the front page when they implode.

  52. BoJim Says:

    Sure is a lot of cussing going on around here. I don’t think Lovie will make a big deal about it unless it’s around him.

  53. Buc_The_World Says:

    If I was making the NFL league minimum and my coach asked me not to curse, I’m not cursing. It’s that simple, my money is worth more to me than cursing. That’s not asking a lot, many coaches ask for far more than that. So of you act as if this is a major thing, it’s not. Tony Dungy was the same way and Lovie has done it for years with none of his players complaining.

  54. Buc_The_World Says:

    I meant to say “some of you”