How The Bucs Got Lovie

January 3rd, 2014

NFL insider Adam Schefter explains how the Bucs got their man, Lovie Smith, in this BSPN video.

131 Responses to “How The Bucs Got Lovie”

  1. PRBucFan Says:


  2. Trey Says:

    Just seen that Lavonte David made the All Pro team.

    So much for the Pro Bowl voting system.

  3. Jwayne Says:

    Sammy Watkins round 1 then Taj after. Love that combo.

  4. nate_tweetz Says:


    Where’s the Sammy Watkins Open Thread??? Just one for Johnny Football?

  5. dee Says:

    6 for sammie watkins

  6. Jwayne Says:

    He is what we need on offense, and kick return. Look at Patterson for the Vikings as a return man..all pro game changer. And Boyd is solid competition for Glennon without the first round price tag.

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    I’ve been wanting Sammie since the end of last year. He will be a stud and would be fantastic in the slot next to V-jax and Mike W.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This is my first time seeing a full game of Sammy Watkins. So far, very impressed, obviously.

  9. PRBucFan Says:

    Many people has him going to us prior to love coming into the picture

  10. Eric Says:

    Sammy Watkins looks awesome.

  11. PRBucFan Says:


  12. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Watkins has been outstanding in this game, a one man wrecking crew.

  13. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I think I’m developing a new man crush on Sammy Watkins. That means there’s no way in hell we are going to draft him.

  14. PRBucFan Says:

    Frazier is our D coordinator

    He’s the better coordinator.

    Rod is elite when it comes to D line, he’ll be missed

  15. Jwayne Says:

    His brother is a beast to (Jaylen Watkins ) db for the Gators. Although I think he still has a year left in college.

  16. PRBucFan Says:

    News just broke on Leslie

  17. Mitch Says:

    Leslie Frazier bucs DC!!

  18. bucrightoff Says:

    Well Watkins is somewhat of a luxury pick because the Bucs have bigger issues…but if he’s there at 7 then I will have a hard time saying no.

  19. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t know if there was a bigger issue than WR for us this year. Aside from Jackson, no one could get any separation. We have no one that can turn something into nothing. In fact, we haven’t had that in a really really long time. Granted Williams was hurt, but injuries happen. If you don’t have 3 legit Wr’s in today’s NFL, you’ve got nothing. Plus, by reading his twitter, I am very worried about Williams. I really hope he hasn’t gotten his money and got comfortable, but that’s my fear.

  20. Macabee Says:

    I’m jumping on the Watkins bandwagon too. The guy is a playmaker any where on the field.I would be happy to take him at #7.

    Frazier says he’s committed to joining the Bucs as DC. This will work out fine as Frazier will be in holding pattern for a couple of years until his ticket comes up for HC again.

    Marinelli has 1 year remaining on his contract in Dallas. When that is up he will surely join Lovie in Tampa. Frazier could move into the role of Asst. HC and take on the role similar to Butch Davis. Marinelli can then become DC. These guys are wedded at the hip. It’s just a matter of time before the reunion!

  21. PRBucFan Says:

    Yea I was going to say

    Marinelli will join us in 2015

    If Jones thinks he’ll get Marinelli to extend by offering him DC after he blocked him from joining his best friend he’s mistaken.

  22. Couch Fan Says:

    The O-line was just as big a problem as receivers. I think both are huge issues. Which is why I am so against drafting a QB in the first round.

  23. Hesson0208 Says:

    The Joe’s are slippin… Why no story yet on LVD & GMC named All-Pros? Also, Leslie Frazier is our new DC… Here’s a nice thought… If we bring in Jared Allen, Julius Peppers, Charles Tillman, & draft Sammy Watkins, we might go to the Superbowl next year. Even with the big white (super genius) giraffe at QB.

  24. PRBucFan Says:

    #TradeFarm4Bridgewater 😀

    Texas has opened it up for offers

  25. richardtyson Says:

    It’s not the 16 mil a year that bugs me, it’s what we gave up to get him in the 1st round pick we traded. If he gets traded it better be for something good.

  26. BucFanForever Says:

    Houston, want Revis?

  27. Jwayne Says:

    We don’t have a 3rd and 6th rounder and you want to give up more picks to get the number 1 overall!? Did we already forget who’s picking 2nd and why? And that was for the number 2 overall. Draft Sammy at 7!!!

  28. bucrightoff Says:

    Next year is the QB you trade the farm for.

  29. Couch Fan Says:

    Exactly. Giving up pretty much our whole draft for a rookie QB to play behind a bad 0-line and very few weapons is your answer to getting us a winning season?

    Not smart to me.

  30. PRBucFan Says:

    Next year that wouldn’t happen

    Nobody will give up the first pick when its a once in a generation player like Winston.

  31. PRBucFan Says:

    Anyways I trust what Lovie will do ultimately and it was more meant in a joking manner but just saying the choice is there for Bridgewater who in my opinion also is going to end up a special player and he would be that franchise QB we’ve been looking for.

    If we are that desperate, don’t think it won’t be looked into haha.

    And I like Watkins but the kid would be a luxury pick.

    We’ll pick d line before that

  32. Jwayne Says:

    @ prbucfan

    Heard the same talk about Clowney this time last year….

  33. PRBucFan Says:

    Clowney is no Winston 😉

  34. Jwayne Says:

    I need 2 years before I believe that lol

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Hopefully the following coaches will join his staff as well

    Mike Singletary
    Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers


    Joe Woods
    Defensive Backs

  36. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    One good thing about having a lot of holes is that we can truly go best player available. We could use a tackle, a DE, a WR, a QB, or a Guard. I think our biggest need is getting help of the offensive side of the ball. I think even if we stand pat on defense, Lovie and Frazier will put our defense into one of the top 6 or 7 in the league. I don’t see Tedford, or any OC for that matter, making us a top 6 or 7 offense as presently constructed. But again, if Clowney is there at 7, how do you pass him up?

  37. PRBucFan Says:

    You’ll get it

  38. PRBucFan Says:

    Yea I agree Hawaiian

    Lovie would snatch him up in a heartbeat

    Just depends who would be left at the QB position and if we get Allen or Hardy in FA

  39. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Yeah, I don’t see how we don’t go Oline with the 1st pick.

  40. Couch Fan Says:

    Watkins scores again.

  41. nate_tweetz Says:

    Joe, Again….

    Where’s my Sammy Watkins Open Thread!?!?!

  42. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    It’s a good thing I’m not a GM, because I’ve fallen in love with Watkins, and I’ve only seen him play once, lol. He’d be my impulsive, uneducated, pick.

  43. PRBucFan Says:

    I would love Watkins

    Just think we’ll go more need based on our pick

  44. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    There’s a bunch of quality High & Mid level talent- this year at DE DT & CB(FA). IMO we need to bring in some proven vets at those positions. It was sad to hear GMC say this year that he’s never had ANY veteran leadership on the line to help him out.

  45. Jwayne Says:

    Remember last years number 1 overall pick. Did nothing this year. We can fill holes on both side of the line in free agency. You don’t pass on a Julio jones type wr in Watkins who btw….just scored again. Luxury my arss lol

  46. PRBucFan Says:

    Skill has nothing to do with him being a luxury pick which wtw he still would be.

  47. PRBucFan Says:


  48. nate_tweetz Says:

    I’ve been touting Watkins for our pick for a good while now (check the archives). Tell me he wouldn’t be the playmaker this offense desperately needs.

  49. PRBucFan Says:

    Depends whose available and what we do with our pick

    Better bet if its Watkins vs Clowney

    Clowney would get picked first based on the fact that Clowney is need not luxury

  50. Couch Fan Says:

    A receiver in a passing league does not sound like a luxury pick when you only have 2 and 1 is aging.

  51. Eric Says:

    Sammy Watkins can’t be covered.

  52. Me First Says:

    I say add veterans through FA for DE. .BPA in draft I say Watkins,but clowny(slim chance),barr,mack, Matthews would be smart too even though OL makes me sick in top15..

  53. Jwayne Says:

    Ya cuz our what 32 ranked offense and aging number 1 wr who gets caught and drops often (this year) and number 2 coming off injury couldn’t use some speed. Cuz we’re stacked at weapons on O outside of Martin right lol not a luxury pick

  54. Cody Says:

    Please draft Sammy Lovie…

    Watkins in the slot with Jackson and Williams outside, Doug in the backfield, and Tim Wright at TE would be flat out nasty…

    Of’course our Offensive line would have to block somebody…

  55. PRBucFan Says:


    Lovie would take Mack or Barr over him too

  56. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    That’s where I disagree with you. I happen to believe that WR is our biggest need. You know I’m not a huge Glennon fan, but he had no one but Jackson to throw the ball to last year. Can you imagine what would happen if Jackson missed a game? We may not be able to get a first down. If your WR’s can’t get open, it doesn’t matter how good your line is.

  57. PRBucFan Says:

    Compared to all our other needs it is indeed luxury regardless of what you think of our WR’s who are much more well off than some other positions. That’s fact

  58. nate_tweetz Says:

    How about we draft Watkins in the 1st, Boyd in the 2nd, and Bryant in the 4th? LOL. I kid, but man those guys are fun to watch.

  59. Me First Says:

    An alot of traditionalist think a reciever in top is not a good value pick..Not me its 2014 times have changed

  60. PRBucFan Says:

    That’s fine, everyone is entitled too their opinion

    IMO Come draft day we’ll all see WR won’t be our first pick.

    IMO Its not our biggest need, they’ll bring in more talent through FA at WR before they pass on need with the talent that will be available on the defensive side/oline and possibly QB position in this draft.

  61. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Don’t get me wrong, Everytime I’ve watched any of the offensive players for Clemson the last few years, all you can do is sake your head in disbelief. Their that damn good.

    But outside of the following players at this position I don’t see quality LT in Free Agency. Word is Eugene Monroe & Jordan Gross are staying put.

    -Alex Mack( All-Pro)
    -Evan Dietrich-Smith
    -Brian De La Puente


    -Jon Asamoah
    -Willie Colon
    -Matt Slauson


  62. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I don’t think we are well off at all at WR. Mike Williams is tweeting tonight about how he needs 10 girls to be in a music video, and he’s paying them at least $500 each. That’s a bit of a concern for me. I’ve yet to see him tweet once about rehabbing. And he tweets a lot. I practically know when he goes to the bathroom.

  63. nate_tweetz Says:

    How is WR a luxury when you had THE WORST OFFENSE IN THE LEAGUE??? You can’t say that about any other area of our team… Our offensive line was trying their best to take complete credit for our suck-a$$ offense, but it’s more than that. Either way, I like luxury. Julio Jones was a “luxury” to Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez… was that a bad move?

  64. Couch Fan Says:

    Where besides O-Line are we worse off than receiver? DE? nope. CB? Nope.

    Even if we fix our O-line. They can block all day but our receivers still can’t get open. V-Jax can’t do it all himself and Mike W. Wasn’t all that impressive before he got put on IR. Thats fact.

  65. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m with you nate_tweetz and Couch Fan!!!

  66. PRBucFan Says:

    That’s your opinion Couch not going to get into a debate about this lol.

    Not in the mood honestly.

    IMO DE yes Oline Yes and depending on what Lovie and Jeff think QB trumps all.

    I honestly don’t care if you disagree. Id you do than fine good for you.

    You won’t see it happen.

    For not that’s all I’m going to say on that.

  67. CC Says:

    Just announced Leslie Frazier new dc.

  68. PRBucFan Says:

    I honestly don’t care if all of you disagree.

    Just my opinion. I didn’t state it to try and be convinced otherwise lol.

    Your entitled to yours and that’s fine. State it and move on.

    We’ll agree to disagree.

    When draft time comes around we’ll come back to this talk and see who was right.

  69. nate_tweetz Says:


    That was so 45 minutes ago… lol

  70. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    CC is on Hawaiian time!

  71. Couch Fan Says:

    Watkins will look great in pewter and red. It’s been a long time since I felt like we’ve had a real chance to get the guy I wanted. I wont say anything else though. Dont want to jinx it.

  72. Macabee Says:


    Branden Albert is pro bowl LOT and is leaving KC. Matt Slauson resigned When Cutler deal was done! There are others out there like Jared Veldheer/LOT and Wade Smith/LOG.

  73. nate_tweetz Says:


    It’s everybody’s opinion on here. that’s the whole purpose of the comment section is to debate. And just because you may be right about them NOT draft Watkins doesn’t mean that they SHOULD’NT have. big difference. Personally, I would not be surprised if the didn’t, but I think they should. That’s all we’re saying BucFan.

  74. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I truly believe Mikey will benefit from a legit inside threats(one that can block)

    Detroit has major cap concerns this year because Ndamukong Suh’s contract balloons up $22,412,500 in 2014. Because on Mar 14 2013 Restructured 2013 base salary from $12.15 million to $630k. IMO Brandon Pettigrew would be solid

    Along with (Drafting in the later Rounds)
    Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State 6-5 235
    Josh Huff WR Oregon 5-11 202

  75. PRBucFan Says:

    Thanks, your a good man Couch

    It’s been a while since we’ve disagreed

    It’s usually You, TBBF, and myself against the world lol

  76. PRBucFan Says:

    Good for you Nate, i’m done talking about it

  77. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Good Point

  78. Couch Fan Says:

    222 yards good god. He is tearing it up tonight.

  79. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Against the world bro? lol

  80. Couch Fan Says:

    Lol nothing wrong with disagreeing. It keeps things interesting.

  81. PRBucFan Says:

    It’s an expression buddy

  82. PRBucFan Says:

    True true lol

  83. Eric Says:

    I still prefer using this high pick on a QB and I understand it means other glaring holes will go unfilled.

    Just don’t think Glennon is the guy.

    Gotta think long term.

  84. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Lol, I hear u man.

  85. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I feel you E, Mike solid though. Maybe grab a vet with a few wins under his belt, along with drafting a rook in the later rounds.

  86. Cody Says:

    Reply to Eric…

    Glennon was NOT the problem for us this season, our Offensive Line was; that unit cost us this season period! they were putrid this year; with the exception of about 3 games…we had no depth at WR behind Jackson (whom was banged up most of the year himself); thank God Tim Wright emerged…our starting RB for the last 8 games was literally picked up off the street…and the offensive play-calling was suspect all year…

    We’re all passionate about our Bucs so we’re all entitled to our opinion….I just believe that all of those factors listed above have to be taken into consideration before completely giving up on Glennon…Imo played very well considering the circumstances…

  87. Macabee Says:

    Let’s not get our hopes up too high on Watkins. That stupid Shanahan sold his soul to the Rams to get RG 3 sticks. The Rams have the 2nd pick and if I know Fisher, his mouth is watering bout now! Let’s hope he stays greedy and trades out for even more picks. There oughta be a law!

  88. Cmurda Says:

    Leslie Frazier welcome aboard sir. Really getting pumped up. Get Dungy in there. Having this staff without Dungy almost seems odd. Lets make him, I dont know, the useless position that Butch Davis held. I mean what in the world did Butch even do? Does anybody know?

  89. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I post this draft BS every year. Last year when I found out that Taylor Lewan was staying in school. I started beating the drums for Ziggy, Sio Moore, Robert alford, Terron Armstead, and Kenny Still (among others). This year I’m sending it to One Buc just to say I did it. lol

  90. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I with you on that bro

  91. nate_tweetz Says:

    “good for me”??? confused right now.

  92. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Damn WR Tracy Moore for OKC is a nice prospect too.

  93. PRBucFan Says:

    Cmurda from what i’ve hear Frazier was the better *Coordinator anyways.

    Rod was just elite with the DLine.

    Eitherway he’ll be reunited with his bestfriend once the last year of his contract is up and we’ll have his services than 😀

  94. Couch Fan Says:


    Yea I thought of that possibility to. Luckily St. Louis also needs a tackle and Mathews is one of the best players available in the draft so I’m hoping they go that route. Knowing our luck though, they dont.

  95. Macabee Says:

    First, welcome aboard, Leslie! Tune in every Tuesday night for the Leslie and Lovie Show. Sounds kinda…… but as long as they win, I’m good! lol

  96. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Lol, I hear you. Damn shame to have that many premium picks allotted to you. The man can wheel in deal what can I say.

  97. lurker Says:

    there are no decent free agent qb’s this year. the talent level for our other holes is greater in freeagency than the qb position. draft qb, get oline, dline help in free agency.

    watkins looks great but who will get him the ball? mike james on a trick play?…lol

  98. Cmurda Says:

    LMAO Macabee. Watch it Chris Kluwe is listening to everything we write. Bwahahaha.

    Sounds good to me PR. Get Marinelli in there so I can have an Italian back on the staff. One I actually like this time.

  99. Que589 Says:

    Watkins is not a luxury pick, he’s a need pick. We need a speed WR that can take the top off a defense. M. Williams is a solid WR but he’s overrated and can’t get separation.

  100. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Couch Fan

    I don’t know nor, I hear that kid out of Auburn LT Greg Robinson is coming out early. Kids a freaking man child. And he can seriously block out the sun. Cant wait to see how he matches up against FSU.

  101. Cmurda Says:

    I would be A OK with Sammy. He was already regarded as the best WR in the draft but now his stock is off the charts high. Fisher might be licking his lips.

  102. Couch Fan Says:

    Boyd with the costly pick. Uh oh.

  103. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    * I don’t know bro (correction)

  104. Macabee Says:

    Bad move for the Gators! Great for Charlie Strong, new coach at Texas. Shoulda been the next Gator coach. Anyway congrats to Charlie!

  105. lurker Says:

    wow….these have been some great bowl games this year, i’m sure everyone can agree on that.

  106. Couch Fan Says:


    As long as they dont take Sammy. I’ll be good. Lol, there are lots of ways we can go that I would be happy with. That’s just my personal favorite.

  107. PRBucFan Says:

    Lurker the more I think about it

    Unless Jeff and Lovie absolutely want Glennon I believe they make a move for a QB if at the very least to legitimately compete with him.

  108. Couch Fan Says:

    Agreed, lots of good games. FSU VS. Auburn will be another good one.

  109. PRBucFan Says:


    With the rumors of Al being a bum and leaving UM I wanted Strong at the U.

    Booo lol

  110. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Yes Sirrrrrrr

  111. Cody Says:

    @ Que…

    U R so right my friend…

    My old football coach use to say “U cant coach speed…U either have or U don’t”…

    The things I luv most about Sammy Watkins is he has size, speed, versatility, hands, and heart…We could line him up inside, outside, in the backfield, punts, kick-offs, etc…If he makes it past the Rams I think we should tak’em at 7…If Watkins and Clowney are gone take the Offensive Tackle….

  112. PRBucFan Says:

    Wow another great finish in the Miz bowl game lol

  113. lurker Says:

    wow prbucfan, is that really you?

    I saw some of your posts above and wondered if someone was on your pc…lol

    I hope, like every buc fan that lovie does well, and many are guessing 7-8 wins. that will not put us in position to get a qb next year or after…the aaron rodgers slide is haley’s comet rare.

    why not double our chances at qb? if the rook fails, we still have glennon to do what he did this year. we still need a few pieces and will not get them all this year, but I think this year is the best chance at a qb.

  114. PRBucFan Says:

    Yea its me hahaha 😀


  115. lurker Says:

    excited for the championship bowl game Monday! go noles…

  116. PRBucFan Says:


    I’m kinda bummed with the news of Al Golden possibly leaving UM.

    There goes our monster 2014 Draft class lol

  117. Macabee Says:


    Rumors are flying all over the place. I heard that Butch Davis and/or Schiano might be candidates at The U. Old stomping ground, you know!

  118. BucYou Says:

    My fear is Williams is our next Clayton….fur coat and all.

  119. Cody Says:

    Please no QB with the 1st pick…I don’t want another rookie QB starting next season…

    Imho, WR and OL are bigger needs than QB for us…

  120. PRBucFan Says:

    I know bro, I know Schiano had a past of being a great recruiter and what not but I’m all Schiano’d out lol.

  121. Greg Says:

    After the last two players we drafted out of Clemson, before tonight, I’d say HELL NO to drafting anyone out of Clemson. Watkins is Megatron Jr, we cannot pass up the chance to draft this guy if (big IF) he’s still there at 7! I’m a Watkins believer after tonight, he can make Dan Orlovsky or possibly even Shaun King look like a HOF’r!

  122. lurker Says:

    that would be ironical if schiano went to the u…

    if we don’t select a qb, i would want Sammy Watkins.

  123. lurker Says:

    st. louis need a lt but will they pass on Watkins? cleveland or oakland might move up.

  124. PRBucFan Says:

    QB, Clowney, Watkins, Mack, Barr is my list in order right now

  125. Me First Says:

    Mike will does not get great seperation.. what he does is make plays when given the chance.With.that being said,Sammy is wat we need

  126. BucThis Says:

    I could see the Ram’s taking Watkins but that would leave Matthew’s and/or Barr to the Buc’s – so that’s not a bad thing at all! I also can see a trade between the Bucs and Rams – if this were to happen, the Bucs would have the second pick and would take J. Clowney…The Ram’s picking at 7 would have a pick of one or both of their favorites being Matthew’s or Watkins…Ram’s make out for the second year in a Row!!

    Buc come away with the best DE in a generation…the compensation for this? I don’t really know – certainly their second and maybe even the first next year…I believe it would be worth it however becuz what Clowney would do for this D there is No way that first round pick in 2015 would be any higher than a mid 20 IMHO (getting to the QB has been a Big Buc achilles heel) – Its worth it based on the teams current talent and depth and hopeful free agent pick ups…

  127. QB Says:

    No way Lovie lets Revis walk. A great coach adjusts to his players and gets the best out of them. Lovie is smart enough not to let the one of the top 3 CB in the league walk just because of some minor schematic details.

  128. QB Says:

    We do not need to draft a WR, DE, G, or TE in the first round. Michael Bennett was undrafted and produced just fine. Donald Penn, and Demar Dotson were also undrafted and the tackle play this year was excellent. Davin Joesph was a first rounder and is terrible and Nick was a 5th round pick. Mike Williams and V-Jack are our 1 and 2 and you don’t draft a WR 1st to play the slot.

    The NFL is a QB driven league and if you do not have an ELITE QB nothing else matters. We need someone as good or better than Brees, Ryan, and Newton and unless you want to gamble over and over again with the 1 in a million to find another Brady late in the draft we need a QB first.

  129. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Hopefully the following coaches will join his staff as well

    Mike Singletary
    Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers
    Joe Woods
    Defensive Backs”

    That would ease my concerns somewhat. Those would be good coaches.

  130. Greg Says:

    @ QB, you obviously didn’t watch Watkins last night, he’s five times better than Mike Williams!

  131. ChrisU813 Says:

    With the Texans making it known they are willing to trade #1. We need to pull a swap of picks and pounce on Clowney while he’s still there. No way in hell he lasts to our pick at #7!