“Everything We Discussed, We Were On The Same Page.”

January 23rd, 2014

It’s a happy marriage over at One Buc Palace. Lovie Smith and new Bucs general manager Jason Licht are bonded. And it happened quickly, much like Joe’s love affair with Newcastle (the beer, not the soccer team).

Bucs beat man Tom Krasniqi was among the media types talking to Lovie about the union following Licht’s introduction to media this afternoon. Lovie made it sound like love at first sight.

“Everything we discussed, we were on the same page,” Smith told reporters after the press conference. (You can read Krasniqi’s full report on his Bucs blog at 620wdae.com.)

Now the skeptic in Joe wonders, “how could these guys be on the same page about everything?” especially if they dove into specifics during their four-hour initial meeting. But Joe surely isn’t questioning Lovie’s credibility.

It’s honeymoon time for Lovie and Licht. Joe hopes it lasts.

19 Responses to ““Everything We Discussed, We Were On The Same Page.””

  1. tom in st augustine Says:

    “the beer, not the soccer team.” ~ LOL!

  2. ecspider Says:

    I feel excited about the new king and the generals relationship I hope that turns into wins

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    “Now the skeptic in Joe wonders,”

    The skeptic in Joe always wonders lol

  4. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    If you like Newcastle Brown, Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale will rock your world and make Newcastle look like Rosie O’Donnell in comparison.

  5. Kevin Says:

    I can’t wait until next season.

  6. Theodore Says:

    Licht gave it up too soon, should have had Lovie take him out to dinner first, as planned. All it took was a few before-dinner drinks…

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I watched the presser. stooping down to speak into the microphone made him appear shifty to me. Not the best presser, but what maters are his skills and deal ability.

  8. Andrew 1 Says:

    idk… I like the new coach and gm hires, but I just cant get over the fact that we are starting all over again. Hope these two have better luck.

  9. BucsfanUK Says:

    Newcastle Brown, the ladies love it in the north of England.

  10. Mike J Says:

    I was just discussing cheap vs. pricey beer w/ a pal, & I mentioned having had Newcastle Brown on tap 20 years ago & how really good it was (can’t say the same for Guinness Stout).

  11. Drew Says:

    2 years from now I wonder what will go to print.

  12. lurker Says:

    cool, so they both agreed that we need a starting caliber nfl qb. go get one, boys!

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    They agreed the Rachel Watson is hot & Amanda Tynes in not.

  14. SAMCRO Says:

    Well at least with the Smith hire the media won’t try to destroy Smith’s credibility like they did with Schiano when he was first hired. The media cockroaches were coming out of the woodwork trying to discredit Schiano from day one. They made claims like Schiano was difficult and a tyrant at Rutgers and that it wouldn’t translate to the NFL. That he was a college coach and wasn’t well liked by some NFL scouts.

    They tried to dismantle him at the beginning, during the season, and were instrumental on him being fired. They purposely shed him in a bad light to change peoples perception of the kind of coach they were getting, and Schiano really never recovered from it. Some of the fans and even players believed all of it as if it were gospel. Hell, you had people on here claiming he was a tyrant as if they knew him personally, but the whole time they were basing their opinion on what they heard from the media.

    What makes it ironic is as if the media wrote the script, and then directed it. Schiano only lasted 2 years. The script should be a prime time 2 hour movie called “How to Take Down an NFL Coach in Only 2 Years”
    That’s unheard of. What if Smith doesn’t have a winning record at the end of next year? Will the media get him run? Schiano never had a chance to win the hearts and minds from the beginning.

    From Sgt Vaseline, Hightimes TJax, Price, and Bennett to the Adderal twins, Freemangate, MRSAgate, It was an uphill battle for him the entire way and no-one made it easy. The Glazer’s had no other choice than to fire him. He had become so polarizing that there was noway to believe he could turn it around.

    Again, “What happens if we finish below expectations this year?”

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Mike J

    Gotta try that “OLD RASPUTIN RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT ” though.

  16. Patrick in VA Says:

    @samcro – at the end of the day, with all the off the field stuff aside, the product on the field was still really bad. It was a poorly coached team with sub par players staying where good players had been cut. Their schemes just weren’t working and nothing changed from week to week. He might have gotten a tough break from the media and he did have some oddball circumstances come up but there really wasn’t even a glimmer of a good team ready to fine through once the pieces feel into place. Schiano had a bad game plan. Like revis said, hopefully he learns from it but it wasn’t a fit here

  17. Hawk Says:

    Joe, the reason for, “Everything we discussed, we were on the same page,”, is because Lovie *first* said, ” The Glazers gave me absolute power in everything Buccaneer related; including replacing you. Are we on the same page here?” LOL

  18. NewTampaChris Says:

    Is the media making too much of the “who has final say” issue? Who cares? No matter whose contract says what, a team is in a world of hurt if a GM acquires players that the coach won’t play. As we sit here today, we don’t what happened over the last two years but it doesn’t matter. The team didn’t win and everyone got blown out.

  19. Brian Jones Says:

    I’m extremely excited for Lovie to be back in Tampa, along with the hiring of Licht. Looking forward to this new regime, and a Big thanks to Ed, Joel and Bryan for making these great hires!