Lovie’s Leaner Buccaneers

July 25th, 2014


Lovie Smith spoke this evening about how he wanted his whole team to focus on losing fat but not strength this offseason.

Lovie said he emphasized speed and strength are the top priorities, and weight and bulk are overrated.

Joe snapped this photo of Doug Martin at practice today. Interestingly, it seems the “Muscle Hamster,” always a weight room freak, has joined the crew of leaner Buccaneers. He sure didn’t look as squat and bowling-ball like as in the past two years.

Joe’s interested to see how Martin looks once the pads start banging on Sunday. He’s the top dog, but he’s got a lot of guys breathing down his neck.

Last year’s team strongman, Akeem Spence, also is a new man. He told Joe he dropped about six percentage points worth of body fat.

There literally is a new look to your Buccaneers, and it’s not just the uniform change.

5 Responses to “Lovie’s Leaner Buccaneers”

  1. Piratic Says:

    It might take until November or so for it to be obvious to us, but this newly initiated mandate is going to pay serious dividends.

    -Go Bucs!!!

  2. MT Tom Says:

    At first glance I thought that was a pic of Mike Evavns. Yeah, Doug has leaned out for sure. Jeez.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    Leaner meaner fitter hitter sounds great for the Bucs.

  4. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    See how it plays out I guess, but I for one am not convinced that every player is at their best fully leaned out. Sapp was a beast with a little bit of meat on him…other guys seem better leaned down.

  5. Brandon Says:

    I’ve taken Lovie seriously since day one and I’ve lost at least 6-7 lbs since he arrived. Anybody that saw me out there on Friday could tell I was ready for camp!