“It Means Refreshness”

August 12th, 2014

lovie smith 0729Ahh, the spirit of liberation, aka Greg Schiano leaving One Buc Palace and holing up in his South Tampa home.

It’s a such a¬†freeing feeling it even evokes new words for the English language.

Joe’s unfamiliar with the term “refreshness.” But after spending a day this week¬†interviewing Leslie Frazier, Josh McCown, Alterraun Verner, Lovie Smith, Jason Licht, Lavonte David and Doug Martin¬†for SiriusXM NFL Radio,¬†former Buccaneer Booger McFarland seems to have crafted¬†the new¬†word.

Among other subjects, including predicting rookie Kadeem Edwards will start at guard on opening day, McFarland says the ousting of Schiano and the insertion of Lovie has brought “peace” and “refreshness” to One Buc Palace.

Enjoy the SiriusXM NFL Radio video from One Buc Palace below.

21 Responses to ““It Means Refreshness””

  1. lurker Says:

    what was refreshness about the first preseason game? it was utter crapness.

  2. jo_mama Says:

    I thought Greg Schiano did a great job.

    I think we owed him more one year.

    Would have been nice to see what he could have done with glennon with a full off season and training camp.

    Freeman was a bust and he was the cause of all the black outs and losses last year.

  3. Buccfan37 Says:

    I thought Schiano deserved another year also. Instead, the Bucs went throwback.

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    So glad Freeman is gone! The best part is that we don’t have to hear that he is only “24” any more. by the way, how is that nflpa investigation going?

  5. Piratic Says:

    Refreshness=The predictable result of giving a former athlete their own microphone.

  6. DB55 Says:

    Lovie did not to hear about the guard situation. Sounded like he had enough already. Lol

  7. knucknbuc Says:

    Hahhahaahhahaha ppl saying schiano deserved another year. Fools rooting for a guy that could barely win in the big east to coach in the nfl are fools. Lol hey what’s shitano doing now? Who’s he coaching again? O that’s what i thought….

  8. Harry Says:

    @jo_mama Says:
    @Buccfan37 Says
    “…I thought Schiano deserved another year also…”

    Seriously??????????? Just curious, are you also part of the MGM? Wow, that would figure.

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  11. Couch Fan Says:

    Hey C’mon now Harry. Not All us MGM’s wanted Schiano to stay LoL

  12. Mort Says:

    Schiano was in a tough situation, but he brought a lot of things on himself which was his undoing moreso than the progress made on the field I believe. He was a jerk to former players (and current ones) and was a jerk to the media and thought the fans apparently were stupid. Yes Freeman lost his mind but I mean that isn’t exactly at the feet of Greg Schiano who was brought in to clean out the garbage left by Raheem Morris. That took time and they were drafting pretty damn good. It’s a part of the reason this roster is as strong as it is with guys like Lavonte, Akeem Spence, Steven Means, Goldson, Gholston, Banks, Casillas, V-Jax, Glennon, Doug Martin and more.

    You can vilify him all you want, but you have to recognize the situation he walked into and the talent he brought in. Yes it’s largely his fault he’s still not here because he was such a micromanaging hard-ass, but give the man his just credit.

  13. BUCSFAN68 Says:

    Lovie’s approach is more professional; he holds the players accountable and still treats them like adults.

  14. Bucs Fan #237 Says:

    Questioning Lovie Smith already?

    Well, that didn’t take long. At least you know the subject of 2014 that will garner 50+ comments a day.

    What I love about football, is that, much like Herm Edwards used to say… “You have to play the game.” So unlike government politics, one can not just spin and sway opinion from actual results… in football, these results will be wins and losses.

    Every game Lovie loses, the heat will crank up. Every game he wins, he will buy himself another week. For each winning season, his legacy shall be etched in the Buccaneer history books.

  15. Jason Says:

    @ Mort

    Could not have said it better, exactly.

  16. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Agree Mort, but I’d also add the media fabricated a lot of stuff which worked a lot of fans into a frenzy to see the guy get fired. 0-8 certainly didn’t help his cause, but last season had the feel of a scripted soap opera with all the crazy drama. I personally think he should have gotten a third year just like Rivera did on Carolina, but it’s the Glazer’s team. As for the poster asking why Schiano isn’t coaching…there are 3 million ($$$) reasons why as well as wanting to leave his family in Tampa for one more year.

  17. McBuc Says:

    Shiano’s schemes were not working regardless of the talent that he admits he had a small role in picking are. I feel Lovie will get more out of the talent, which is what counts. You can say this and that about the media hype, but his two losing seasons and all the drama fall squarely on the head coach and GM as the leaders of the team. If a company performs horribly the CEO and CFO are usually ousted, same with a football team. Oh, and MG did haver a full off season and training camp to prepare his rookie year, he was given more than the usual snaps in practice and preseason. Stop worrying so much about one lousy preseason game, and be happy we finally hired an experienced coach after the last two failed experiments.

  18. Miguel Grande Says:

    Schiano should have been fired, Day 1.

    He cost the Glazers tens of millions of dollars with his hard headed stupidity and it got worse from there.

  19. Mort Says:

    It’s hard to say his defensive schemes didn’t work when the defense produced tons of turnovers and two all-pro players. The offense sucked and that is a combination of a lot of things, but josh freeman is at the top of that list.

  20. Mort Says:

    Don’t misunderstand me, his loop de loop line stunts and some other decisions I didn’t agree with, but the defense as a whole, other than not enough QB pressure from the DEs and some hitting issues from one Dashon Goldson… Other than some things like that, the defense was good enough to win games and the offense just wasn’t.

  21. Pawel Says:

    Reason Schiano and GM got fired was they spent all the money on goldson, revis, and wright and didnt produce nothing from it, Schiano might of been good getting the right players but couldn’t get a good gameplan going and remember how we couldn’t finish games at the end, but then again we can say he should of got one more year, once again, team go worse after all the big money spent on FA.