Seattle’s Defense Is En Route To TampaFebruary 8th, 2014
Father Dungy, the man who brought Lovie Smith to the NFL, says Lovieball is going to look awfully familiar.
Asked about the Lovie regime on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday, Father Dungy seemed to brush off the importance of offensive football.
“I think you’re going to see in a year or two the type of defense that Seattle’s playing, that’s going to be played down here. That’s going to give you a shot. And everybody’s going to say, ‘well, you know you’re going to play New Orleans and Carolina and all these teams with the dynamic offenses,’ but I think the way Lovie’s going to build this team, they’re going to be a contender very quickly,” Dungy said.
Joe sure hopes Dungy is prophetic, but the Bucs need better quarterback play to accomplish their goals. Yes, Joe is fixated — rightfully so.
Joe does, however, have the utmost confidence in what Lovie will do with the Bucs defense. The new regime has a damn scary good head start with Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David, Darrelle Revis, Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron. Add better, smarter coaching and a couple of edge pass rushers, and that’s a top-5 defense.
Father Dungy also talked about his new book, his time jailed as a young man (yes, jailed), and his Hall of Fame “shock.” Enjoy the WDAE audio below.