Lovie Says “Don’t Overreact”August 9th, 2014
Bucs fans are supposed to be out-of-their-mind excited about their beloved football team that is striving to be “relevant,” the buzz word of new head coach Lovie Smith.
But fans are, you know, fans, which is short for fanatics. Heck, the Bucs even had their in-house reporter chronicle Lovie’s activities for his first 100 days and share 30,000 or so words about the experience.
That’s how intense the Bucs want their fans to be. That’s a good thing.
However, Lovie told media this afternoon at One Buc Palace, “Don’t overreact” to the horrific first-team offensive line play witnessed last night in the preseason opener at Jacksonville.
“Let it play out a little bit,” Lovie advised twice.
Frankly, Joe’s not sure that’s possible. Ugly is ugly. Fans are fans. And Lovie can’t have it both ways.
Joe’s not blasting the head coach, but Joe is saying the first-team offensive line play was worthy of a giant reaction. There is real reason for concern. Just ask Josh McCown. It was that bad.
The fixes may be on the Bucs roster. They might be somewhere else. They could be a year away. Fans will find out.
But when you love your team, when you live A Bucs Life, overreacting — to positive and negative — comes with the territory.