No More “CFL B” In Tampa

January 2nd, 2014
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Shaun King says teaching and professionalism from Lovie Smith’s regime will shock Bucs players

What impact will the Lovie Smith regime have on the young defensive talents on the Buccaneers?

That’s unknown. But former Bucs quarterback Shaun King believes it will be remarkable because Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano were not ready for their head coaching jobs. Lovie will deliver a stunning change, King says.

King explained while speaking today on WDAE-AM 620.

“I mean, Gerald McCoy, Adrian Clayborn, Da’Quan Bowers, Mark Barron, these guys are finally going to get in the National Football League. Because they’ve been like CFL B as long as they’ve been here. You know they had Raheem who wasn’t ready to be a coach at the NFL level. They had Schiano who never should have been a coach at the NFL level. And now they get a guy who’s been to the Super Bowl, a guy whose resume says he’s very capable of achieving at a high level on a consistent basis. So this is going to be amazing for them, how things are actually run on a real NFL team.”

One of three quarterbacks to lead the Bucs to the NFC title game, King went on to say he believes Smith and rumored offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, the college quarterbacks guru, are fantastic teachers and will return the Bucs to the days of intense teaching of the game under Father Dungy. King said he’s especially impressed by Tedford’s work at the University of California and the University of Oregon.

“He’ll get the best out of whoever [the Bucs] have at quarterback,” said King, who now believes the Bucs will not draft a QB in the first round of 2014.

Now Joe doesn’t think teaching was the downfall of the New Schiano Order at all. So Joe has to disagree with King there.

Sure, the teaching may be better under Lovie, but that wasn’t the problem under Schiano. Somebody raised the games of Lavonte David and Mason Foster, and helped McCoy transform. Heck, McCoy even said Schiano taught him how to tackle, and Darrelle Revis said last week that what he admired most about Schiano was that he was always passing on fresh knowledge.

Joe’s confident the Bucs’ biggest improvement will be about good old fashioned game-day coaching and motivation.

Listen to King’s full interview below. Enjoy.

22 Responses to “No More “CFL B” In Tampa”

  1. Joe Dunn Says:

    I cannot seem to remember which Shaun played when he was here…..was it tackle or guard? Damn playa, take a few laps around the block once in a while! And, P.S. — I notice on facebook that nearly EVERYONE thinks his opinions are useless. Just sayin’

  2. Pro Libertate Says:

    With Lovie on board, I suspect we’ll pick up a decent veteran QB in free agency and draft a DE in the first round. Probably Clowney if he’s available. Other than the DL (esp. DE), the defense is more about depth than starters now.

  3. JT Says:

    When it came to x’s and o’s Schiano was below mediocre. Sure he may be able to teach technique but playcalling\adjustments hell no. I cant help but feel like the first few years of the players joe just mentioned well they’ve been wasted! I just hope those guys come out better players after facing such adverseity and being mired in mediocrity.

  4. Bucfan#37 Says:

    How in hell did King get a tv talking head gig anyway? Look, the sports airwaves are full of mediocre former players. It’s overkill. Now Tebow is joining the act. Another gripe is the poor clarity of espn sports programming, what no high def? All these bowl games used to be on free tv. These creepy capitalists will continue to drive their money grubbing fingers deeper into fans pockets.

  5. tj Says:

    why does anyone care what king has to say

  6. Bucamania Says:

    I agree Shawn! About time this team was run by a coach who knows what the heck they are doing.

  7. Ian P. Says:

    I’ve never agreed with King on anything, but I agree that the Bucs will not draft a QB in 2014.

  8. bigpoppabuc Says:

    King has to be my least favorite ex Buc in the media…. He needs to be axed. Movie will bring better schemes but no one can deny Schiano’s talent for finding and developing young talent.
    Raheem I thought was pretty creative playcaller on D. He definitely got into Drew Brees’ head a couple times.
    Glad to have Lovie, but King needs to back off a bit.

  9. Jon Says:

    King, if you look at it cost Dungy his job. He’s a loser who ate himself out of the NFL. But he causes comments and shake, he will knife lovie in due time…which is a shame.

  10. Bobby M. Says:

    “You know they had Raheem who wasn’t ready to be a coach at the NFL level. They had Schiano who never should have been a coach at the NFL level”…

    I love how King uses subtle statements to defend Raheem but then bash Schiano. Raheem should have NEVER BEEN A COACH AT THE NFL LEVEL, Schiano was the one that simply wasn’t ready and walked into a disaster. If you watch and listen to King, he is consistently bias towards black athletes and coaches, all the while coming from a guy that should have never been a QB in the NFL or CFL or Arena league.

  11. joseph mamma Says:

    I’m amazed that no other NFL teams jumped on Lovie and Tedford before us if they are going to instantly transform our organization back to respectability.

  12. Oahubuc Says:

    Sure somebody taught them how to tackle, but they dang sure forgot in last several games. Wow. People argued that they hung in there for Schiano, but the tackling shows a little crack in that theory.

  13. Oahubuc Says:

    Ian just said “supposed the Glazers picked Shaun King to be GM” and I think I had an accident.

  14. Oahubuc Says:

    King makes a point about Tedford that needs to be stated. Folks are worried about so many first round busts being on his resume, but someone turned half a dozen bums into first round picks, did they not? If only one pro coach could turn one of those guys elite, that ain’t his fault. He spun straw into gold.

  15. NY Buc Says:

    @ joseph mamma

    my thoughts too (why I’m still a little reserved about the hire). There were teams from last year that had plenty of opportunity to hire Lovie before we did and didn’t. I am cautiously optimistic for next season, but hopefully the team and staff make me eat my words with a Super Bowl (or even playoff) appearance.

  16. Chris Says:

    It’s funny that most of you bash Shaun king. But a lot of the things he has called Dom on for a long time ago, he was right. At the time he said in 2010 he would have taken a Lamar Houston or Carlos Dunlap over Brian price, he was right 4 years later. He said he liked the kid outta ucla over Lewis at cb in 2010. Verner is an all pro. Lewis is not in the nfl.

    You all cannot handle the constructive criticism bc everything he has said, he’s been right. I did not agree his freeman evaluation and that’s why he won’t be a gm. (He thought he could sign freeman 8-10 mm a year ).

    Last off season when we signed goldson and traded for Revis. He said why overpay a safety when the strength of the draft favors that position 3 rounds deep? He pointed out Vaccaro would be a pro bowl talent and perfect next to Barron. Hm?

    Could have gotten grimes, signed Bennett and went after Sean smith…

    All that money wasted by overpaying Joseph and nicks when you can replace in the draft. Only time you invest in OL is in your LT. You can find Gs in the draft.

  17. mark2001 Says:

    I wonder if Shaun ever figured that he blew his chance big time to be an average QB on a team with one of the best defenses of all time, and maybe even have a SB ring or two, if he had spent his offseason’s hitting the playbook, working out, and finding receivers to work with to develop some chemistry, rather than being filled with the fact that he started a few game for the team? A little harsh…maybe…but I wonder how many SB victories we would have had if he had a Brady or Rogers work ethic in his youth.

  18. BucYou Says:

    Dang! Just look at his picture above. Looks like a dang fat as# DE!!

  19. Kennedy Says:

    So many haters. King is awesome

  20. Bill T Says:

    Agree with Bobby M. And could care less what King says…and he could care less about taking care of himself

  21. Captain Buc Says:

    I’m so happy Lovie is our new coach! I do belive all the other coaches in the NFC South are worried. They know we won’t ever have a QB like Breeze,Newton,or Ryan, but we will have a defense that will make them look stupid. Tampa is back!

  22. Bucs244 Says:

    King’s just another former pro gas bag. When somebody is flapping their gums constantly, they’re bound to say something that is correct eventually.