Sitting UpMay 11th, 2014
Bucs coach Lovie Smith joked yesterday that after his team drafted nothing but offensive players in his first draft with the Bucs, that it proved to fans they had him pegged all wrong. That actions speak louder than words and showed he really does like offense.
Bucs general manager Jason Licht once joked that in meetings, whenever the discussion focused on offensive linemen, Lovie would lean back in his chair and become disinterested if not bored, twiddling his thumbs and looking at the ceiling and artwork on the walls trying to pass the time.
Well, Licht noted, there was one time that Lovie wasn’t dozing off when discussing offense; that’s the time the two were looking at tape of newly drafted tackle Kevin Pamphile.
“I think we were going through the offensive line, Lovie and I, we did that back in March,” Licht said. “We had the reports on Pamphile, we knew what he was, but when we got together and watched him together, he was one that Lovie wasn’t sitting back in his seat.”
In case you didn’t know it, Pamphile was a high school basketball star. So it seems, to find a Jeff Tedford type of a Lovie Smith type of a player, always look to the basketball court.
While Lovie may or may not be a fan of offensive football, it appears he’s fond of hoops.