Father Dungy And The Bucs

January 5th, 2014

father dungy

Now in this CBS Sports video, popular sports radio and television personality Adam Schein, Jason La Canfora and Amy Trask discuss the Lovie Smith hiring and how Team Glazer had reached out to Bill Cowher in November to take over the team.

This tells Joe that Team Glazer had hit a boiling point from the 0-8 start by the Bucs along with the mess started by leaky Rip Van Freeman, and long ago decided former Bucs commander Greg Schiano’s fate.

But also in the conversation, La Canfora brings up the possibility Team Glazer is trying to recreate the image of the Bucs by going to the wayback machine nearly two decades ago, when Team Glazer hired Tony Dungy.

La Canfora floated the possibility that Father Dungy may accept a position with the Bucs (watch the video for evidence).

Now Father Dungy has several times said he is done with football, as recently as a week or two ago. But that doesn’t mean he may not accept a position as a consultant. Joe has always felt Father Dungy would be a tremendous front office man. Just look at his coaching tree. The man had an uncanny knack for picking really good (defensive) assistants.

A problem for Team Glazer would be they also would have to find a consultant to seek input on the offensive side of the ball.

174 Responses to “Father Dungy And The Bucs”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    I’m not convinced that they reached any conclusions at 0-8 but there is no doubt they started preparing just in case at an early stage. Which shows they did learn from there last mistake of waiting til the last second to hire Schiano.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    “Joe has always felt Father Dungy would be a tremendous front office man.”

    I agree 100%.

  3. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Jason La Canfora is worse than the weather man. How does this kid maintain a job. Bill Cowher just said on National TV that no has contacted him about ANY opening. And If they where to contact him, he has no interest. smh

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *no one

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Buc1987

    Why, what great defensive player was drafted under his watch?

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Regan Upshaw?

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL LUV…I’m not saying to make him GM or anything.

  8. Brandon Says:

    Joe,

    Check out Wyoming QB Brett Smith. He’s probably a 2nd rounder, but he’s a lot like Manziel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYmQ4SAwIcw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFL-kzFIMqE

    Watch his game tape and tell me you wouldn’t be excited about him.

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Ok Brian Kelly & Ronder Barber

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Donnie Abraham & Marcus Jones

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Anthony McFarland Bust?

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Although he was not all that good around the press. He is very knowledgeable about what it takes to build a winner. Either way I don’t see him signing onto anything Bucs related. I just don’t see it. Then again, once again. Who the hell knows anymore?

  13. lurker Says:

    i had to post this from the other thread because this seems like it is going that way.
    —————————–
    NY Buc Said:
    January 5th, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    let’s take the nostalgia train ride one step further…often lost in selective memory history is the fact that the solid foundation of young Bucs talent that later became our SB team was drafted by fan non-favorite but good talent evaluator Sam Wyche (who inherited a Bucs team that was a bit of a mess). Dungy took the foundation Wyche left him and turned it around yet couldn’t get the job done (in Dungy’s case going up to Philly and winning in the postseason). Enter Jon Gruden who came in got the job done. SO in this story Wyche = Schiano, Dungy = Smith, and (Jon) Gruden = ? (perhaps Jay Gruden). Now that would be nostalgia!

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Dwight Freeney- Robert Mathis- Bob Sanders-Antoine Bethea-Philip Wheeler

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Buc1987

    Lol, just a little Sunday Sarcasm Bro

  16. PRBucFan Says:

    Dunden = Lovie ;) lol

  17. lurker Says:

    however…i think a big reason we won the superbowl was because our defense knew the playbook. that’s not our fault Callahan didn’t change the hot reads enough, and we probably woulda won anyways, but that was a smackdown!

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    I liked Abraham and Kelly.

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @PRBucFan

    smh..hahaha

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    lol lurker NY Buc makes a good point. Perhaps it has been a Glazer plan all along.

  21. lurker Says:

    if we can have dunden, that would be great. but i hope ballard works out better than mckallen.

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Buc1987
    Yeah, was kinda upset that we couldn’t retain Donnie when he became a FA. Had great instinct for the ball

    Never forget how we were destroying Peyton on Monday nite. Brian goes down, then the unthinkable happens..smh

  23. Yar Says:

    If Dungy was running the show the Bucs would probably have 1 RB a punter a kicker 10 Offensive lineman and 40 Defensive players and score 2 points a game.

  24. lurker Says:

    dang luv, doesn’t your neck hurt?

    al that “smh” you do in every post!

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @ LURKER

    I stated the same 2 wks ago:

    LUVMYBUCS Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 9:31 pm
    IMO-Dungy did Extraordinary Job molding the teams Culture. But lets not forget most of the intrical parts of a defense were already here. Due in Most Part to Sam Wyche & Rich Mckay.

    *People are quick to forget, that we won more than -6 FREAKIN GAMES for the FOR THE 1ST TIME in 14 years in 95′. After winning five of its first seven games, we lost seven of its last nine games (7-9). He lift the team in faaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr better shape, then what it was-when he 1st arrived.

    Gruden took us to the next level though

    LUVMYBUCS Says:
    December 26th, 2013 at 10:11 pm
    Sam Wyche

    DE
    Chidi Ahanotu

    DT
    Warren Sapp

    NT
    Brad Culpepper

    WLB
    Derrick Brooks

    MLB
    Hardy Nickerson

    CB
    Martin Mayhew
    Charles Dimry

    SS
    John Lynch

  26. PRBucFan Says:

    Ahahaha Me too Lurker, me too

  27. eric Says:

    Always amazes me how folks twist history to avoid giving a man his due. Dungy and Gru are both victims of it.

    One would think five years of disaster would cause people to appreciate their outstanding contributions.

    But the same old nonsense is spewed regurgitated from the local Media hacks.

    No wonder neither one would come back.

  28. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @lurker

    hahahaha, Ok nah

  29. lurker Says:

    it must be hard to find a capologist and telent evaluator in one…

  30. lurker Says:

    eric, so what part is twisted?

    so do you believe sam Wyche had no influence at all? so dungy had no influence on the superbowl team?

    i think that it was a path that led to a superbowl win, one i am glad we took, but one that covers many years and coaching/gm tenures.

  31. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dungy can do anything he likes except coach us in a Playoff game…

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    My hopes are that we get some new blood to go with Lovie….Tedford was a good start….Ballard too…

  33. JonBuc Says:

    ” Glory Days !” Bruce Spingsteen

    The Bucs seem to be like the guy that tries to recapture former glory by trying to squeeze into some old threads while washing and waxing his bitching Camaro for a victory lap. All of this nostalgia is a bit much. Like Johny Cash…I’m looking for a “fresh” answer not named Morris or Schiano that is…

  34. PRBucFan Says:

    We’ve tried fresh, it’s not so fresh

  35. JonBuc Says:

    Speaking of not fresh….Pewter Report Fan. Lil’ Scotty R.? That you?

  36. PRBucFan Says:

    That the best you got?

  37. PRBucFan Says:

    By the way, the facts were still right, so what the hell are you complaining for?

    Lol asking for a more credible source

    When something is fact it’s fact regardless of where it comes from genius

  38. PRBucFan Says:

    And a fan of Pewter Report, you can tell all that based off one time that I sourced them?

    LoL Keep it coming oh wise one.

  39. lurker Says:

    we tried over-reacting…

    Raheem was because of tomlin in pitt. when morris interviewed with Denver, the bucs freaked and hired him a headcoach after just promoting to dc. (interestingly, Raheem might interview for the Washington and Cleveland headcoach openings…rooney rule?)

    schiano was an overreaction to chip the dip accepting, then lying about the job and Raheem’s loose team. schiano had to come in and instill discipline.

    i’m all for new hires. jay gruden, Darren bevel oc seattle/minnesota. whisenhunt as a rehire, but he is going to the lios if he wants it…it is his to lose, reportedly.

  40. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @PRBucFan

    I know that I’ve been, harping on and on about signing C Alex Mack. I didn’t realize how much respect Tedford has for his former center. Especially if we sign Jim Michalczik as the Oline coach.

    I know its only speculation, but the signing of the two coaches could give us a hand on acquiring his services.

  41. PRBucFan Says:

    Yea I have a feeling this offseason will be very very active in FA acquisitions that have ties to our new coaching staff

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Yep

  43. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    If Chiefs Executive Chris Ballard becomes our new GM. He could give us a lead on signing G Jon Asamoah. The list goes on and on

  44. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It will be very interesting to see who we keep……Players like Michael Smith, Keith Tandy, Steven Means, Anthony Gaitor, Jeff Demps, Gary Gibson & some many others….could be gone.

  45. Eric Says:

    Lovie doesn’t need a consultant.

    He knows what to do on his own.

  46. investwax Says:

    Dungy might affiliate with the team unofficially. But there is no reason he will put himself in a position for the Glazers to fire him again.

  47. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Off topic, I’m lol’ing at Andy Dalton flaming out in the playoffs again with a choke-worthy performance. I can’t remember if it’s Joe or not, but his name gets thrown around here as some sort of standard we should be aiming for with a young QB. Still roflmao at that idea as we speak! Ha!

  48. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan

    Buc’em, even though it would be interesting to see if Frazier tries to utilize Means as rusher backer. Similar to the way he used Everson Griffen at times. Seattle did the same with Bruce Irvin this year.

  49. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    All I’m saying is that it will be very interesting to see who comes and who goes….a very exciting off-season filled with news…

    In a way, we are lucky…the past is behind us and now we look forward to the future….again, as Buc fans. Dejavu all over again!!!

  50. Couch Fan Says:

    @TBBF

    The only player you mentioned that might be gone that I hope we keep is Demps. The rest wouldn’t bother me.

  51. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan

    Yes Lawd. Its a new day

  52. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *Rush Backer

  53. White Tiger Says:

    HAH!

    Don’t look now moron joe, but your fear is showing…

    You conveniently left out the OTHER guy the Glazers spoke to about bringing back the “Salad Days”…

    Jon Gruden.

    You’re entitled to your own opinion, you’re NOT entitled to your own FACTS.

  54. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We’re Gettin the Band Back Together
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOHq5WbQ8k&feature=player_embedded

  55. NY Buc Says:

    Speaking of the Bengals loss, one of the reasons I’m so hesitant to jump on the Lovie Mob bandwagon is Marvin Lewis. He and Lovie strike me as almost the same coach in philosophy.

  56. Couch Fan Says:

    Marvin Lewis has been in the playoffs a lot the last few years, yea they are usually 1 and done, but I’ll take that any day!! much better than 4 to 7 wins every freakin year.

  57. NY Buc Says:

    Speaking of the Bengals loss, one of the reasons I’m so hesitant to jump on the Lovie Mob bandwagon is Marvin Lewis. He and Lovie strike me as almost the same coach in philosophy. Both guys are good coaches with solid NFL resumes and both are considered excellent defensive minds as well as ‘player’s coaches’. What I also see are two coaches that will field competitive teams but probably never deliver the fans to the ‘promised land’ of Super Bowl victory. I know a lot of Bucs fans are saying they’d love to get a whiff of the playoffs even if it’s a one and done deal, but human nature is we’d never be satisfied with that long term. Need proof, look no further than why Dungy and Gruden are no longer coaching in Tampa. I’m sure a lot of the Bengals fans will agree if you ask them. You don’t always hit on an unknown coach, but sometimes the reward when you do is worth it when you find the guy who will be coaching your franchise until he chooses to leave (ahem…Belichick)

  58. NY Buc Says:

    sorry for the partial double post, must have somehow hit reply before I was done typing.

  59. Couch Fan Says:

    Lovie has been to the super bowl correct? So if he’s made it there before, whos to say he can’t make it back?

  60. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    As Gru use to say just get us to the dance. Anything can happen from that point. Would be insane if Lovie gets use going, can’t get us over the hump(Dungy). Then Gru come back in takes us again. Yeah u right that would be Deja vu

  61. PRBucFan Says:

    The thing is, he’s not Marvin Lewis, He’s Lovie Smith.

    He took time off to get better to identify and work on his weaknesses.

    He’s got a plan and i’m excited to see what he does.

    He stated in a interview that Chaicago was a learning experience and he is now a greater coach than he was than.

    I’m willing to trust that and see where he takes us.

    People wanted change we got change, and to truth is people will never be satisfied.
    Regardless of the decisions made people will always have something to complain about.

  62. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    49er’s Online should inspire us all.

  63. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Talking about putting a hat on a hat. Wow

  64. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    (POWER BALL)-Dominate the game in the trenches
    LT Joe Staley
    LG Mike Iupati-Joe Looney-Ryan Seymour
    C Jonathan Goodwin-Daniel Kilgore
    RG Alex Boone-Adam Snyder
    RT Anthony Davis

    PLAY ACTION WITH
    TE Vernon Davis-Vance McDonald-Garrett Celek

    WR Michael Crabtree-Kassim Osgood
    WR Anquan Boldin-Jon Baldwin-Quinton Patton

  65. Joe Says:

    Dumb@ss White Tiger:

    Don’t look now moron joe, but your fear is showing…

    You conveniently left out the OTHER guy the Glazers spoke to about bringing back the “Salad Days”…

    Jon Gruden.

    You’re entitled to your own opinion, you’re NOT entitled to your own FACTS.

    Want facts? Joe wrote an entire article about the Glazers reaching out to Chucky this morning.

    Want more facts? Joe didn’t mention Chucky in this article is because if you would have watched the video Joe linked La Canfora never mentioned the Glazers contacted Chucky in November.

    Too bad you are entitled to type.

  66. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    @White Tiger

    Not sticking up for Joe as he’s more than capable of that himself, but you should stick to criticizing his opinions and ideas if you disagree and stay away from calling him a moron or any other demeaning name like that. You don’t have to pay for this site and he puts in dozens of hours a week providing you Buccaneer content free of charge. The least you could do is offer some minimal level of respect for that. Either that or start your own blog and let people who disagree with you call you a moron and see how you like it.

  67. Rrsrq Says:

    Remember how Dungy and McKay built the team, if one man went down or left via FA, they had a starter in waiting. I think Lovie will do the same, those players drafted by Schiano/Dominck, if they can play they will stay, because Lovie will build depth at every position. I’m hoping for playoffs but relying more on patience. The problem with Rah and Schiano, you rarely if ever saw improvement/hope from week to week, you knew what was going to happen, ie, can’t score in first half (Rah), can’t score second half (Schiano)

  68. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We focus our line and we will dominate# Trust

  69. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Couch

    I agree, I’d like to keep Demps…but we have 5 RBs & 4 FBs….depends on special teams…

    Frankly, I’d rather go with 2 TEs (if we get a good one) than a FB….If we have a FB, I want one that can run & catch….like Tolbert.

    I know I’ll get a lot of flack for this but it is possible that Martin could be trade bait for moving up in the draft.

    If not, we will probably trade Rainey or James….(unsure of Rainey’s FA status)

  70. Couch Fan Says:

    Yikes, I can’t agree with trading away the only game breaker we have. I would rather trade V-Jax than Dougie.

  71. PRBucFan Says:

    Negative ghost rider lol

    No trad o el Dougie o

  72. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Whats forgot is remember how when Dungy came in we trade off Santa Dotson and other for DRAFT PICKS…Hmmmm This time hopefully we don’t use those prime picks on the likes of Regan Upshaw, Reidel Anthony, Jacquez Green and freaking sorry a$$ Kenyatta Walker

  73. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One of the elements with a new HC & GM is they are not bound by their predicesors bias’/opinions on players.

    For example….Dominick would be reluctant to get rid of Means, Tandy, Carimi….players that he acquired (that includes Revis)
    Schiano would be unwaivering on Glennon.

    These new guys can make all sorts of moves….it will be very interesting.

  74. Chef Paul Says:

    PR,

    “Regardless of the decisions made people will always have something to complain about”

    That’s the truth!! I went to the Pats Bucs game this year in New England. And even those fans were bitching about how they are running the team. Just tearing Robert Kraft a new one. A fan base as a whole will never be content, unless its super bowl every year.

  75. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan

    Good Point

  76. NY Buc Says:

    We’d probably be lucky to even get a 7th rounder and a bag of chips for Rainey. That’s not a knock on what he accomplished for the Bucs (waiver wire pickup and thrust into a productive starting role shortly afterwards), but the position is already getting so devalued in today’s NFL that I doubt teams would give up much in return for either Rainey or James.

    As for moving around in this upcoming draft my own personal opinion is stay put and draft best available for team need. To the best of my knowledge we don’t have a GM (yet) and Lovie’s drafts while at Chicago weren’t Raheem poor but weren’t as good as Schiano’s either (my personal opinion of course). Lovie had some good picks but whiffed on a few as well (we have one of his first round whiffs on the team in Carimi). Better to see how our new HC/GM combo does at evaluating talent and drafting before getting too cute moving around adding/trading away picks…at least for this draft.

  77. christopher schiefen Says:

    ?!? Dungy would be brought in for personnel, not for defensive analysis strictly. Jeff Tedford, a major college coach at a traditionally intelligent school with a 600 page playbook who has the ironclad endorsement of the best analyst outside coaching (Dilfer) would seem to have the offensive side on lockdown.

  78. Couch Fan Says:

    This is going to be a fun but very long off season. And they pushed the draft back to May now. Lol

  79. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I hope ya’ll hear them brag about that 49ers Oline.

    59 Jonathan Goodwin C 35 6-3 318 12 Michigan
    75 Alex Boone G 26 6-8 300 4 Ohio State
    77 Mike Iupati G 26 6-5 331 4 Idaho
    67 Daniel Kilgore G 26 6-3 308 3 Appalachian State
    78 Joe Looney G 23 6-3 315 2 Wake Forest
    62 Ryan Seymour G 23 6-4 301 R Vanderbilt
    68 Adam Snyder G 31 6-6 325 9 Oregon
    76 Anthony Davis OT 24 6-5 323 4 Rutgers
    74 Joe Staley OT 29 6-5 315 7 Central Michigan

  80. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Then you gonna hear about how Dominate Carolina’s Dline is. And how it controls the tempo of the game.

    90 Frank AlexanderDE 24 6-4 270 2 Oklahoma
    76 Greg Hardy DE 25 6-4 290 4 Mississippi
    96 Wes Horton DE 23 6-5 265 R USC
    95 Charles JohnsonDE 27 6-2 285 7 Georgia
    91 Colin Cole DT 33 6-2 335 7 Iowa
    92 Dwan Edwards DT 32 6-3 305 10 Oregon State
    98 Star Lotulelei DT 24 6-2 315 R Utah
    99 Kawann Short DT 24 6-3 310 R Purdue

    Folks keep talking about Keep a $16 million dollar corner. DLine & Online is where the game is won and loss.

  81. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    As you can see control the line of scrimmage U will impose your will on others. Neither teams Receiving core or Defensive backfield is nothing to brag about. Think about it my BUC brethren.

  82. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I hate to put this forward & I’m not saying it will happen…but.

    What position are we very deep?
    What players are under contract there?
    What player would other teams really covet?
    What player would command a high draft pick?

    James or Martin.

    You can best believe that we won’t trade LVD or GMC with Lovie, but Martin could be trade bait.

  83. PRBucFan Says:

    We have wait 10 more days than we normally would have for the draft this year.

  84. PRBucFan Says:

    I don’t think there’s a chance in hell we trade our franchise back

    But I can see where your coming… nah I can’t lol ;)

  85. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Revis
    Revis
    Revis

    wait

    Revis
    Revis
    Revis

  86. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @PRBucFan

    Whatever sun..lol

  87. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *won & lose

  88. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ LUVMYBUCS

    Revis is too expensive to keep & way too expensive to trade!!!

  89. NY Buc Says:

    @tampabaybucfan

    I hope they don’t even think about trading Martin! The guy is young, very productive, and a complete player (and his injury/surgery shouldn’t hamper him as at all in his position). Besides do you think the Bucs would get a 1st round pick higher than what they used on him a couple years ago? All signs are pointing to fewer RB’s being drafted in the first round, so I personally don’t see the benefit of trading away one of the Bucs few young offensive stars for perhaps a 2nd round pick in this upcoming draft…but that’s just my take.

  90. Couch Fan Says:

    If Lovie thinks improving the team by giving away the little bit of offense we do have is a good idea then we all should be very worried. We can’t win with only a good D.

  91. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan

    Like I said before, so was Asante Samuel deal when he was with Philly. Yet once u can find a trade partner, similar to the way Philly engaged in talking with Atlanta at the time. You can restructure the deal to consummate the trade. Except Revis in coming off a Pro Bowl. So we good.

  92. NY Buc Says:

    I realize the Schiano hate is abundant here, but he did a pretty good job of getting the talent on the roster. I’m not sure we really need to trade away any of our star players for additional draft picks. Talent wise the team isn’t that far away (injuries hurt bad this past season especially since quality depth is a big issue for the team). I personally think Lovie and staff (a GM too if the Glazers decide to hire one sometime before the draft) need to focus on bolstering the ends on both lines and adding either another hybrid TE or WR as well as quality depth at as many positions as they can this offseason. I absolutely agreed with Schiano when he said they were only a couple pieces away (assuming the rest of the team had stayed healthy)…DE being one of them.

  93. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Couch

    I’m talking about using Martin to trade up for a QB….I wouldn’t trade him for a defensive player or draft a defensive player with the trade.
    All I’m saying is that its possible & Lovie won’t be as committed to any player as Schiano/Dominick would be.

    I’m also not proposing that we do that. I like staying where we are in the draft and picking there or trading down.

  94. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan

    WHAT!!!!!!! LOL

  95. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    True but Lovie had major Luv for Forte. I can’t see him trading Forte’s clone. But then again you never know

  96. Couch Fan Says:

    Yea I understand what your saying but under no circumstances can you trade away any of the good offensive pieces we have. Which is pretty much Doug and V-jax. Those 2 should be untouchable because without them this offense is scary and depressingly bad.

    Even if you want to trade up for a QB, why would you do that by giving away the only good player he has? Your putting him in an even worse position than Glennon was last year.

    You could be right. I just hope not because that is a very bad start for next year.

  97. PRBucFan Says:

    Yea especially when Ballard was the one credited for bringing Forte to Chicago.

    I’d bet he will be in love with Martin.

  98. lurker Says:

    LUVMYBUCS Said:
    January 5th, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    “As Gru use to say just get us to the dance. Anything can happen from that point. Would be insane if Lovie gets use going, can’t get us over the hump(Dungy). Then Gru come back in takes us again. Yeah u right that would be Deja vu”

    jay gruden maybe

  99. lurker Says:

    imagine martin and james splitting time…

    james is electric

  100. PRBucFan Says:

    As a Cane fan I was so stoked when James got drafted, the kid can ball

  101. lurker Says:

    i’ll post this here…

    so who is the better qb? rodgers vs kaepernick.

    so far the better qb has won the games.

  102. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @lurker

    Nah bro. Jon

  103. bucs55 Says:

    Idk about anyone else but I love the way mike James runs he runs with patience and then hits a burst true the whole as well as he’s a great receiver our the back field reminds me a lot of Graham I think he’s a steal and trading Martin do sent sound as back if we get wat He’s worth 4

  104. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Of course the Super Bowl winning QB always gets the nod

  105. PRBucFan Says:

    Rodgers

  106. bucs55 Says:

    Lurker

    Kap would never be better then Rodgers not even close Kap ain’t even a tip 10 qb

  107. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I’ll admit that I wasnt too high on James. He’s made a believer though

  108. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @bucs55

    I don’t know about never bro. Kid has tones of the P word+Plus he’s young. Remember Aaron wasn’t too hot the first 3yrs. Kap just gotta put the work in; the talent is clearly there.

  109. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan

    Ebb and Flow young grasshoppa..Ebb and Flow…hahaha

  110. Me First Says:

    Not saying Johnny Manziel will be Colin Kapernick but they run exactly the same

  111. lurker Says:

    i wonder if rodgers can pull this out.

    …then i can point out how important the qb position is versus defense lol ;)

    ps i’ll post it for you

    luvmybucs says:
    smh

  112. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @lurker

    ahahahaa..smh

  113. lurker Says:

    from what i hear, brett hundley of ucla is very similar to kaepernick

  114. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hundley is staying in school…maybe next year.

  115. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    …then i can point out how important the qb position is versus defense lol

    Tom Brady’s reaction after 2 losses to the Giants: smh

  116. bucs55 Says:

    Luvmybucs

    look at the way he plays no where close to to a qb in the NFL he’s mind set is always i couldrun you can tell look how hes read option from last year got figured out and look how he has struggled tru the year only reason hes even playing in the playoffs is because hes defense is one of the best yea not saying he can’t develop because the nfl is about developing you’re young players but just doesn’t seem like he’s interested in changing his game Aaron Rodgers had 1 bad year his first year he started and from there on he has shown he’s a top 3 qb even with the worse offensive lines in last couple of years and the horrible defenses and a lack of the runnin game he still has took en his team to the playoffs year in and year out

  117. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @bucs55

    I watched Steve Young do the same thing. Nothing every is set stone except Death & Taxes. Give the young man time. Some folks learn at a different pace thats all. You see it in all walks of life. There’s a season for everything

  118. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *ever not every

  119. bucs55 Says:

    You watched Steve young do the same but who did he have to sit down and learn from because he wasn’t good enough to lead his own team joe Montana from the west coast system not a pistol or a read option system and like I said before not saying he won’t ever grow because you never know what people do in the off season to get better but as off right now I don’t see it

  120. bucs55 Says:

    Kap do sent have anyone to watch or learn from he’s learning as he goes and you can see itin his face he gets Pissed off easily because shit does not go his way half of the time lol

  121. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Steve Young as a Buc:

    Steve Young 2ndyr(rookie yr only 5gm) 8 13 65.5

  122. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Don’t even get me started on how horrible Elway was the 1st few years…Lawd. Same for Favre, etc, etc , etc

  123. bucs55 Says:

    Like i said not with his arm but with his feet watch the game he’s shows as he goes and if you get a chance watch his face he gets madder as the game goes

  124. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I hear you, Let do a recap in 3yrs (Lawd willing)

  125. bucs55 Says:

    Bet bro i will be here bucslife4ever just remind me when the 3 years are up lol

  126. Bucfever40 Says:

    Not to change the subject, but I really was hoping for Jay Gruden to get the nod, but there is NO question that Lovie will make a huge difference over Schiano, does anyone remember back in April ’13, 49′ers OT Anthony Davis went off on his former coach in Schiano?

    http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2014/01/49ers_tackle_anthony_davis_on_greg_schiano_he_was_an_expletive_but_thats_old_now.html

    I mean, I knew Schiano wasn’t the warm and fuzzy type, but I didn’t know he was THIS bad, according to Davis, he gave him NO preparation to the NFL ranks and basically came off like he genuinely hated the man, I’ve never heard a player go off on his college coach like this before, which makes me think the Glazers saved a lot of heartache by firing Schiano now, ’cause I’m sure the word was out that he’s NOT the coach you want to leave it on the field for, Lovie on the other hand brings instant respectability to the mix, he’s the epitome of what a “players coach” is, and you HAVE to have the players respect to get everything out of them (ala Dungy), they simply will not want to let him down, it appears with GS, there was the potential for a lot of resentment….I think we have a lot to get excited about here. because it will be completely different than what we just had.

  127. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    ahahaha

  128. Brandon Says:

    LUVMYBUC

    You mean “won and LOST”. Some of your posts are really on point, but oh so painful to read.

  129. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Brandon

    I working on it. Bare with me brotha

  130. bucs55 Says:

    Aaron Rodgers is a stud i really hope Glennon is watching and training real hard for next year hopefully what schiano said about him been a brain and a work feel is true hopefully he could be a student of the game and get his play up

  131. Couch Fan Says:

    Just read that Bucs are interested in Tony Sparano as O-Line Coach

  132. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Hate excuses, typing on you iPhone while on the move. Oppose to sitting down typing on Mac# different. Then there’s the alcohol…smh

  133. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @bucs55

    Hopefully Jeff Tedford will pull a page out Greg Olsen book(Drew Brees/Freeman). And ask Rogers to give Glennon some pointers.

  134. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Luvmybucs

    The point is that all Buc QBs struggle…Dilfer & Doug Williams & Young won Superbowls with other teams.
    What is the guarantee that we trade up to draft a QB that he will play well for the Bucs.
    We won ours with journeyman Brad Johnson
    I think we need to have a serviceable offense and a devastating defense.

  135. bucs55 Says:

    Hopefully not that page that had the end around with benn lol

  136. bucs55 Says:

    Imagine Aaron Rodgers been the 49ers qb i don’t even think it would be fair Davis Crabtree and bold in as well as great offensive line and good runnin back smh

  137. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Oooo anything but the Benn’d around.

  138. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dilfer, Young & Doug Williams won Superbowls with other teams….perhaps the prescription for us is to have a serviceable offense with a devastating defense. We only need 2 or 3 players to have an outstanding defense.
    DE, LB, CB perhaps 2 DEs….

    Maybe will will get a shot at Clowney, Barr, Mack in 14

  139. BigMacAttack Says:

    Pattern is full

    Need a Football Czar instead of Consultant.

  140. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Later brothas

  141. PRBucFan Says:

    Night

  142. lurker Says:

    need a qb, we have a defense

  143. PRBucFan Says:

    I don’t understand why I never see anyone spy Kap..

    One day I hope he gets rocked so hard he thinks twice before running around like he’s untouchable.

  144. lurker Says:

    great games to be continued tomorrow night

  145. Macabee Says:

    Tony Sparano. O-line coach? Maybe!

  146. PRBucFan Says:

    Tony Sparano as O Line coach

    Our staff will be a bunch of former HC’s lol

  147. PRBucFan Says:

    Bwahahahaha

    That’s some funny junk Mac

  148. Macabee Says:

    No! I’m serious, got that from Ian Rapport! You guys verify, I’m terrible with rumors!

  149. PRBucFan Says:

    No I said it was funny cause we both posted that exact thing at almost the exact same time 9:20

  150. PRBucFan Says:

    Rather I Bwaha’d for that reason :D lol

  151. Buc1987 Says:

    Fire Schiano!

    Oh wait a second…

  152. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Just us hard-core Buc fans left….can we stir something up?

  153. Macabee Says:

    In the future PRBuc, I will kindly defer on all rumors to you and LUV. My track stinks! lol

  154. Macabee Says:

    **track record

  155. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How about seeing if there is a whiner out there….maybe a Freemanite, Blountamite, Bennettanite,Talibasite or……and this is a reach…..a Myronite….

  156. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Where is the Buc Realist?…..we got rid of his “Pop Star” now he has nothing to post….”one trick pony”…

  157. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Did you see the beatdown Joe gave the White Tiger earlier?

    I thougt about asking Joe to be merciful in his case because I think he is retarded, or at the very least slow….

  158. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hell….this isn’t any fun posting to myself….I think I’ll sign off and watch a rerun of Tony Sparano…..

    excuse me TONY SOPRANO

  159. PRBucFan Says:

    Lol your on fire TBBF lol ;)

    And Mac no man by all means keep it up haha, I’ve just been lucky lately lol

  160. Tom Says:

    Johnny Football…….5’11″. 205 lbs.
    Colin Kapernick.. 6’4″ 238 lbs. and fast as hell.

    Johnny won’t out run NFL linebackers.
    QB has to throw from pocket and play within system.

    MG8 needs to hit the Gym this off season. and get stronger. He will be fine in the new system. If the our new OC can trained Dilfer to be top 5 pick. I’m convince that he can help MG8 improve his skill set in different ways.

  161. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says
    “Dilfer, Young & Doug Williams won Superbowls with other teams….perhaps the prescription for us is to have a serviceable offense with a devastating defense.”

    I’m not intending to be rude or attack you, but of those guys you named, only Steve Young was good enough to win a Superbowl in todays NFL.

    Tony Dungy was interviewed on one of the local stations Friday. The host asked him point blank, “Tony, do you believe a team with an average offense and a great defense, like the Bucs of your days in Tampa, can win in the nfl these days?”

    Tony’s answer was, “You can win and occasionally get into the playoffs, but if you want to win superbowls you must be able to put points on the board.”

    Tony was saying that the phrase “Offense sells tickets, defense wins superbowls” no longer applies.

    This is especially true of the NFC South, a division that is quickly developing into a high scoring division.

    It’s not that defense isn’t needed. It’s that the NFL is now doing its best to make rules that hamper defenses and cause offenses to flourish. Offenses can now force penalties on defenses, therebye rigging the games. All a wr has to do iff he sees a tackler coming is lower his head toward the tacklers helmet. The refs will call it on the defense every time.

    The Panthers have a good defense. They have a better offense. The Saints have a very good offense, a not so great defense. The Falcons may have had a bad year, but they are built on offense.

    Yes, defense can be the difference in ‘some’ games, but we have to beat the teams in our division to make it into the playoffs. To do that, we need a better than average QB and better than average offense.

    Denying that is remaining stuck in the past, because the NFL is going to keep changing the rules to benefit the offense.

    The next thing will be the removal of kickoffs. Teams will soon start at the 20 every time, and good defense on special teams will be contained to just punt return defense.

    And then the NFL will try to extend the careers of RBs by changing the rules for tackling them as well.

  162. PRBucFan Says:

    Whelp It’s not like any of us know the kind of offense we are going to have.

    I’m pretty sure Tedford is planning to put points on the board.

  163. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “I’m not intending to be rude or attack you, but of those guys you named, only Steve Young was good enough to win a Superbowl in todays NFL.”

    How can you be rude when I’m just stating an opinion…and by the way….so are you.

    You have no idea how anyone would do in a hypothetical situation….pardon me if that’s rude….and by the way….Dungy’s opinion is his opinion also….and, the last time I checked, he’s no expert on offenses.

  164. lurker Says:

    saints actually have a top 5 defense, don’t they?

    but we actually need a more mobile quarterback. glennon did ok but I would want a backup plan. we are not getting it all done in year 1. there will be good defenders, receivers in next year’s draft.

    I am curious about the offense though. I wonder what will be asked of the qb.

  165. sho-nuff Says:

    am I the only one that remembers clyde Christensen and dilfer getting pass after pass after he joined the fantasy club?….sorry dungy won when he was told that he had zero control over the offense….just sayin…oh my bad am calling out that pesky elephant in the room again……

  166. WalkdaPlank Says:

    The problem with Johnny Boy’s size is definitely his running game. The kid has an arm, but if he runs half as much in the NFL as he does in college, he won’t make it to Week 8 healthy. Not against an NFL front 7. Of course running isn’t out of the question, but he’ll have to change his game if he doesn’t want to end up like Michael Vick or RGlll, and he’s smaller than those guys.

  167. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Walkdaplank

    Yea…..Johnny thinks sliide is a ride at Six Flags…..From the looks of him, discipline isn’t in his DNA….I don’t thiink he would last.
    There is no doubt he can throw & throw on the run.
    I just don’t think a coach like Lovie is comfortable with his style play.

  168. lurker Says:

    wow, all that from looking at johnny manziel. but, others can’t do that with glennon.

  169. buc4lyfe Says:

    You could tell last off-season Schiano had no plan of direction and simply had no clue how to actually coach, one he cleaned out the locker room he was lost, say what you want but if he had treated Freeman like an adult or any of his players he’d still have a job, Schiano sabotaged his own career with bad coaching. Classic example, the jets and saints games both games won with Freeman sitting in the bench waiting for the D to close out the game cuz that’s Schiano specialty right….wrong. I don’t want us to go buy up free agents, i want lovie to make Schiano and his coaching staff look even more stupid and pathetic by taking these same players people are saying are no good and beating the hell out of teams next year

  170. buc4lyfe Says:

    Glennon isn’t our guy but still even if we traded up for the number 1 pick in the draft for a quarterback in not ready to see another rookie learn on the job, Freeman and Glennon that was enough, I’d rather see us draft someone and let him sit at least half a year if not a year even if he is the guy unless he comes into training camp and dominate, don’t want a Sanchez/geno smith situation here where they both look awful, hope aaor Rodgers helps his brother learn this offense maybe he can be a diamond in the rough

  171. Awaiting moderation Says:

    All this speculation is pointless until they get a franchise QB

  172. adam from ny Says:

    ok for starters, what we relly need to know is what is lovie smith’s real first name because it sure as hell ain’t lovie…secondly, imho lovie smith is a good coach…maybe above average, but i feel we should have searched for a top notch hiring…but there wasn’t a top guy available i guess…on a scale of 1 to 10 lovie is like a 7.5 as coach…schiano was like a 3…rah was like a 4.5…dungy was like an 8…chuckie was like a 9 to 9.2….these comparisons all are in relation to belichick, parcells, etc…so lovie is above average – but whisenhunt is also like a 7.5…so i guess we got a guy who is familiar with the tampa surroundings and way, and who has more experience under his belt now…let’s see if lovie can up his game from a 7.5 to a 9….once again what is his real freakin’ name…mama didn’t name him lovie???

    adam from ny

  173. juan0525 Says:

    I’m dusting off my old superbowl video and making room for my new one! Lovie Smith will command respect and pride in the Bucs. Great Leaders create Great followers!

  174. juan0525 Says:

    Thank you Tony Dungy your legecy continues!

 
 

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