Lovie’s Secret, Simple Prospect Grades

April 29th, 2014

lovie and lichtLovie Smith and Jason Licht went before local media this afternoon for a Q&A session about the NFL Draft. The Bucs’ dynamic duo put forth a very relaxed, smiley unified front.

Licht said he and Lovie will continue evaluating players and tweaking and reviewing their draft board until draft day, but it’s been a pretty agreeable process between them. But their methods are different.

“Lovie’s got his own grading scale, where [my personnel department and I] have numbers and things and Lovie’s just, ‘I like him,’ or ‘I love him,'” Licht said. “So he makes it a little easier on me.”

Of course, that drew some laughs for the media. It was on the heels of Joe asking Licht to talk about what he’s learned about Lovie as a scout (not a head coach) through the pre-draft process.

Licht gave a visual answer. He used his body and words to explain that when he and Lovie are watching tape of “offensive linemen,” then Lovie is slouched back in his chair. When it’s “defensive players,” Licht said, Lovie is at the edge of his seat.

Lovie and Licht sure are an interesting team. Old school and new school. (Stick with Joe through the day. Joe will have more on Licht’s new school approach.)

8 Responses to “Lovie’s Secret, Simple Prospect Grades”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Interesting. Really hope thats not his attitude in general when it comes to the offense.

  2. unbelievable Says:

    ^^ Agreed!

  3. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Licht on offense “Lovie we really need a WR and some help on O-line what do you think about these guys?”

    Lovie on offense “Zzzztttt…huh, did I hear Clowney and Mack are still available!?”

    Texans are still on the clock Lovie, never mind

  4. feelthepewterpower Says:

    With the 7th pick in the NFL Draft…The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select..Anthony Barr, LB/DE, UCLA 😉

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    feelthepewterpower Says
    “With the 7th pick in the NFL Draft…The Tampa Bay Buccaneers select..Anthony Barr, LB/DE, UCLA”

    Darn it, I was about to type that in, lol. I figure if they do not draft a QB, Barr is the pick.

    Mack is rated higher, but there is a red flag or two that still render him as more of a risk.

  6. Nick H Says:

    I’m picking up a cool kind of yin and yang between those 2 guys, should be an interesting few years with them at the helm.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I really like Carr.

  8. Buc the Haters Says:

    Wise up, gentlemen… 3-4 OLB’s don’t really have a place in a 4-3 defense. They are usually not powerful enough to play DE & not quick enough or athletic enough to play LB. I don’t think L & L will be naive enough to try to fit a square peg into a round hole.