Lovie Doesn’t Like To Talk Toes

August 3rd, 2014

Bucs C Evan Dietrich-Smith no longer has a toenail on his injured big toe, but he claims he will be ready to rock and roll in Jacksonville.

Joe figures the Bucs have heard enough talk about toes to last the next eight years after the Carl Nicks toe saga (and “Toes On The Line.”) So Joe understands how Lovie Smith feels about toetalk.

This subject about toes came up when Lovie was asked about the status of Evan Dietrich-Smith. The Bucs’ starting center had his big toe stepped on Thursday and not only was he unable to participate in the night practice at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, EDS also walked around in shorts and requisite Bucs floppy hat today.

(It seems under Lovie, the uniform for injured players not able to suit up is a floppy hat.)

When asked about EDS’ injury, Lovie winced in his post-practice presser and seemed to wish he had heard just about anything but toetalk. Lovie noted few players can play when their big toe is mangled and, frankly, toetalk is not pleasant, especially for the Bucs, especially in light of recent events.

Although Lovie confessed EDS had the toenail removed from his injured toe, the injury itself is not believed to be serious.

EDS proclaimed his status for the first preseason game at Jacksonville this Friday to be “good” and that he will play.

“I’m getting better,” EDS said. “They gave me the day off [Sunday] and I wasn’t arguing with them about it.”

14 Responses to “Lovie Doesn’t Like To Talk Toes”

  1. Jon Says:

    Mike Williams good enough to start for Buffalo but traded away for a late 6th round pick. Whose are 3rd wideout this year again? Owusu? And I thought the Dom didn’t have a plan?

  2. Uncle Albert Says:

    As I am now somewhat concerned to hear about our starting Center with a “Big Toe” issue, if I even hear the acronym MRSA uttered I may completely lose it and head for The Sunshine Skyway with a bottle of Jack.

  3. Orca Says:

    Jon Says:
    August 3rd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Mike Williams good enough to start for Buffalo but traded away for a late 6th round pick. Whose are 3rd wideout this year again? Owusu? And I thought the Dom didn’t have a plan?

    Off topic. Get over it.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    “Off topic. Get over it.”…off topic maybe but he is right. Sure would like to have Mike Williams instead of butterfingers Herron from Nowhere St U.

  5. Stanglassman Says:

    I lost my big toe nail mile on 12 running 1/2 marathon in Chicago last year. It was 4 weeks prior to the full marathon in NY and I was able to run it fairly well. But I can tell you one thing he won’t be playing pain free for awhile.

  6. Phillip Says:


    Mike looked go out there tonight.. I hope he does have a good season this year… All depends on if EJ though (totally inaccurate and stares down his number one read way too much)…

    Toes (feet in general) are gross in general so why would anyone want to talk about them?! Hope they don’t rush EDS back too soon as he is basically gonna be our linchpin to the center of the O-Line

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  8. Phillip Says:

    on EJ*… geez I must be still hungover from last night!

  9. Deputy Buc Says:

    While I loved Mike Williams talent and think it would have made for an awesome trio of WR’s, I’m feeling more comfortable with the depth of our WR corp after attending practices. Granted it is not game action, but I see the makings of some positive depth.

    Streeter has been super consistent. Herron has improved some (love his body control in air), just needs to be reliable at bringing in the balls. Patton has been steadily improving and could be reliable KR/PR (as far as securing the football goes). Owusu makes some fantastic catches but seems to have lapses in concentration.

    While getting back on topic, my little buc heart sank when I saw EDS62 walk out onto the field friday night with the dreaded floppy hat. Hopefully, a week off and he can manage it. The interior of the line can’t take anymore of a beating than it is.

  10. OB Says:


    I would rather have them hurt now that in the regular season, they will be fine by the start date.

  11. Joe Says:

    I would rather have them hurt now that in the regular season


  12. teacherman777 Says:

    Mike Williams looked SLOW last night!

    Mike was a punk like Blount.

    Good riddance!

  13. Harry Says:

    I agree, the Williams trade made little sense. We basically gave him away. But worse than that was giving away Jeremy Zuttah when we did not have the guard situation stable. If we had kept Zuttah as a guard, he could slide right over back into his more productive Center position. The fact that he was so versatile is what really makes that trade dumbfounding.

  14. Johnny Dejay Says:

    Why hasn’t Nike, Reebok, or Adidas come up with some kind of toe/foot protection scheme for football players? We see several players permanently injured this way every season, costing the teams, the league, and the players themselves tens of millions every year.