Lovie Smith Avoids Ray Perkins Mark

August 23rd, 2014

Avoiding a Ray Perkins milemarker may have been bigger than today’s win.

Joe is the first to tell anyone preseason wins and losses don’t mean a damn thing. Still, when someone invokes the name of “Ray Perkins,” Joe wants to sprint to the nearest watering hole like a scalded puppy and commence drinking like a thirsty fish.

That’s what happened today when the Bucs starters dominated in the first half and won their first preseason game of the season, beating the sad sack Bills.

By winning today’s game, Lovie Smith avoided a lowly watermark by sourpuss Perkins. The last time the Bucs went 0-3 to open a preseason was in 1988 when Perkins misguided the Bucs to a 5-11 mark. Perkins is the coach who helmed the Bucs into the beginning of 13 dismal seasons.

Yes, Joe know preseason is about preparing for the regular season. Still, any time a Bucs coach comes close to anything Perkins accomplished it’s downright frightening.

9 Responses to “Lovie Smith Avoids Ray Perkins Mark”

  1. Eric Says:

    Id take Ray over the last two coaches we’ve had..

  2. Louis Friend Says:

    I think the only person who cares about that stat is you , Mr. Joe.

    For the record, Perkins had seasons 5-8 of the 13 straight losing seasons. McKay and Bennett split seasons 1-4.

  3. Joe Says:

    I think the only person who cares about that stat is you , Mr. Joe.

    Warms Joe’s heart you only read him. WTSP and TBO also discussed it, wrote about it.

  4. Orca Says:

    ^^ Way to find company with the lowest common denominator.

  5. buc4lyfe Says:

    Still doesn’t excuse how pathetic it is as a stat.

  6. Orca Says:

    buc4lyfe Says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Still doesn’t excuse how pathetic it is as a stat.

    Despite the fact that it’s a completely irrelevant stat…

  7. Capt.Tim, Back from Davie Jones's locker Says:

    Relevant to me. I want no similarities to that worthless coach. I wish we could wipe his name from all Buc history.

    I really didn’t like Ray. At all. Guy was a class 1 Ass.
    Schiano had the worst skills of all Buc Coaches- had none of the necessary skills to compete at this level
    But Perkins was still the Worst Coach. He had antiquated schemes, outdated Training practices- and the worst personality imaginable. And the most monotone voice ever- there should have been a game show” try to stay awake, listening to that Boring Monotone S.O.B, Ray Perkins”

    Yeah- I want this team to have nothing in common with him.

  8. Orca Says:

    ^^ Still irrelevant in any rational analysis.

  9. Nick Says:

    The losing started when Doug Williams was allowed to leave over $100,000. 2-14 and 6-10 for John McKay, and 2x 2-14 seasons for Leeman Bennett before Ray Perkins took over. Truth is, Perkins 1989 and 1990 teams were probably 2 of three best years during the drought (95 the other).

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