Welcome To Lovieball

August 16th, 2014

lovie smith 0511Joe can only imagine the absolute glee pulsing through Lovie Smith’s body in the second quarter tonight.

Gerald McCoy beat Dolphins guard Dallas Thomas yet again, and knifed past their center and belted quarterback Ryan Tannehill to force a fumble recovered by Michael Johnson.

Then the Bucs pounded the ball on the ground, hit a 10-yard safe pass to tight end Brandon Myers near the left sideline, ran the ball, and then Josh McCown stepped up in the pocket and pumped a 10-yard pass into the back of the end zone, where big Vincent Jackson caught the easy TD in between too-short defensive backs.

It was Lovieball, fresh out of the old school, Tony Dungy playbook. Heck, Joe was waiting for Puff Daddy to blare through the stadium speakers to really take the home crowd back to 1997.

Get used to it. Hopefully.

That was the kind of football the Bucs dream of, with a little deep-ball flair mixed in.

Joe’s not sure how far it will take the Bucs, but it looks like we’re going to find out.

14 Responses to “Welcome To Lovieball”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    and his “No Name Offensive Line”…..

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Miami on course to throw for 300 + yards. Bucs pass D is the goat of first half.

  3. P'cola Buc Says:

    Lets give credit where credit is due. Improved play on both sides of the ball. Keep up the good work! Go Bucs!

  4. buc4lyfe Says:

    It’s just like I said Leonard Johnson always makes plays after getting beat by receiver, when an offense needs a first down target Johnson, slot guy abused him all night and every third down

    Glennon’s ball placement sucks, it really does look like he throws the ball up for grabs if it’s anything other than a checkdown, maybe his nerves are rattled already from getting hit

  5. RastaMon Says:

    it really does look like he throws the ball up for grabs if it’s anything other than a checkdown…….insert any QB from any time in NFL history and the results would be the same….NO OL….and it WILL only get worse after preseason…only be worse….

  6. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Joe, are you so bored that you are posting stories during the game? I just have never seen you do this before, Ever.

    Umm, it’s called halftime of a preseason game. –Joe

  7. buc4lyfe Says:

    Glennon is garbage seriously you can go 20 for 20 who cares if you can’t move the ball against backups, people get so stuck on the stat sheet. Every quarterback has to deal with pressure, mccown got no slack last week so this week Glennon is showing uuum what he’s down since he got drafted

  8. LutzBuczFan Says:

    Oh my, Glennon looks like a back-up amunst the back-ups. I thought he was better than that. My bad.

  9. RastaMon Says:


  10. JT Says:

    Neither QB is very impressive.

  11. Pelbuc Says:

    Wow, not impressed with the 2nd stringers at all. Depth may be an issue, and here’s a news flash, the Oline still sucks. We’re back to Dungyball, except today, the offenses are much more potent, except ours. Gonna be a long season Bucs fans. I hope I’m wrong but the Bucs haven’t shown any reason for optimism. I really don’t see how this “mysterious” offense is gonna take off in the regular season.

  12. ruggyup Says:

    OK Joe, at 9:30 or so you are loving Lovieball and getting all warm and moist. Now, 5:00 left in the game and overall the odor is rancid. Sorta kinda shows that Miami having a game plan proved worthwhile and we have a great awesome distinguished learning experience going into pre 3. Please educate us great unwashed, what pearls did you find in that shell of offense/defense. No need to regurgitate how good McCoy looks.

  13. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    trade/cut: glennon, rainey, demps, clay, and oh yeah mike glennon is TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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