Lovie And The Circle Scream

May 21st, 2014

lovie smith 0511One of the more bizarre sights at Bucs practice yesterday was hard to see.

But you sure could hear it.

Rather than roll in the popular, ear-piercing crowd noise machine, Lovie Smith decided to employ a more human touch. He had much of the giant spring roster circle Connor Barth and scream at him while he practiced a few kicks.

There’s a good look at Hardy Nickerson and DaQuan Bowers getting into it together on Buccaneers.com. Here’s the link.

Joe wonders whether it was just noise, or whether creative insults or mama jokes were hurled at Barth?

Regardless, it was an interesting tactic by Lovie and likely a creative bonding moment.

16 Responses to “Lovie And The Circle Scream”

  1. Walter Says:

    Haha I love it! Sounds like a fun idea

  2. brandonbucfan Says:

    With all the rules from the new CBA does this count as time that they are allowed “on the field?” If so, and with all our new players could the time have best been used elsewhere? I would doubt VERY SERIOUSLY if 50 guys yelling would make a difference to #10. Why not the old “loud speaker” trick?

  3. RealityCheck Says:

    Wow, someone actually found a way to complain about this. That’s impressive, brandonbucsfan.

  4. duthty rhothdes Says:

    cause the speaker trick gets you 4-12

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    The number of contact practices are limited, full pads and all of that. This doesn’t count against it unless they are doing that, which I’m not sure of…but I doubt it. Usually the contact stuff is saved for when they know the plays better.

    On topic, I really like this idea. Coaches are always trying to get into the heads of kickers. This will help Barth I think.

    Joe, how is Barth looking? Is he completely healed up?

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes brandonbucfan…you know more than Lovie. WTH does he think he’s doing out there?

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    As a matter of fact. Where do half of you people get off that you know more than Lovie and what he should or should not do on the practice field? It’s an honest question that you people NEED to ask yourselves.

  8. Chef Paul Says:

    Great story. And I agree with the bonding moment. It’s important right now to speed that process up.

  9. owlykat Says:

    Just shows Lovie’s creative side! I like a coach who thinks outside the box. Bet our coaches this year won’t have any trouble coming up with game time adjustments to win games!!!

  10. Jimbo Says:

    This is my favorite kind of story to read. Unique insider tidbits that show how our team is different from everyone else out there. And also, everyone be nice to brandonbucfan, he’s not a fan of new ideas and everyone has their thing

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Jimbo …he’s also not a qualified NFL coach that needs to worry about how time is being spent at practices, but hey it’s his thing. Let him worry about it.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “As a matter of fact. Where do half of you people get off that you know more than Lovie and what he should or should not do on the practice field? It’s an honest question that you people NEED to ask yourselves.”

    Don’t be a hypocrite. You know full well you’ve done the very same thing 😉

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And, if everyone is honest…if Lovie fails you guys would point the screaming circle out as one reason why. A lot of two-faced people here.

  14. DallasBuc Says:

    The real question is did Barth make all of his kicks?

  15. Jim Walker Says:

    How does this address the guard situation on the team?

  16. BoJim Says:

    Yeah. I wanna know too. Did he make them?

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