Lovie: We Need To Raise That IntensityAugust 2nd, 2014
Greg Schiano was all about cracking the whip all the time. Schiano’s attitude was that every minute of every day – literally — was critical to winning games.
Lovie Smith is all about timing and patience and teaching and picking his spots.
On Thursday after practice, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged that his team didn’t have its greatest day of energy on the field, joking that every day can’t be “your wedding night.” focused practice at the Stadium on Dale Mabry highway was a little lighter than normal, a result of the surroundings.
But laid back Lovie is now expecting more. Speaking to media last night, Lovie said his team will return with a different focus after a day off today.
“Sunday, though, of course next week is game week. We need to raise that intensity,” Lovie said.
Ahh, the phrase “game week” is music to Joe’s ears. The Bucs open the preseason on Friday night in Jacksonville following 2 1/2-hour practices on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Joe’s eager to see what the raised intensity Lovie speaks of looks like. If Joe could be granted one wish, it would be to see a smothering pass rush on display in six short days.