“Buying In More In What The Coach’s Philosophy Is”

November 25th, 2014

jacquies smith 1120How could Joe not celebrate all things Jacquies Smith? What a September pickup by general manager Lovie Smith and Jason Licht, and what a good job developing this guy quickly!

As the sacks leader among Bucs defensive ends with four, Smith has all of Joe’s attention.

Today at One Buc Palace, the WDAE-AM 620 microphones caught Smith talking about what’s improving on defense. He said guys are “buying in more in what the coach’s philosophy is.” Joe’s assuming that was Lovie Smith being referenced.

“And, you know, guys understanding what they need to do and being in the right position to make plays,” Smith continued.

Of course, that all sounds like it’s about of the boring playerspeak manual.

However, Joe always perks up when he hears players say guys are “buying in more.” More? Why the delay? How do you not buy in completely by Week 1?

Oh, well, Joe’s just frustrated and wants wins and physical football.

Hear all of Smith below, via the 620wdae.com audio player. He sounds very hungry late in the interview session.

15 Responses to ““Buying In More In What The Coach’s Philosophy Is””

  1. biff barker Says:

    Sounds like the coaches are providing the prompt.

    Credit is due to Jacquies Smith though.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Nice pickup, though it completely blows our top DE has only 4 sacks all year. Mario Williams has 5.5 in the last two weeks. Randy Gregory, come on down to Tampa…

  3. DB55 Says:

    Do the bills have any other DLs they’d like to cut? Maybe we can trade their $5mil 3tech for our $100mil 3tech. We win either way.

    Bengals sign Meredith. It blows my mind how contenders see value in our players but our 2-9 coach doesn’t. Apparently it’s not just the posters on JBF that don’t know anything about fb.

  4. BirdDoggers Says:

    Makes sense. The players don’t buy in until November, just like the head coach doesn’t believe the season starts until November.

  5. Brandon Says:

    Playing effective gap control defense is never about what an individual player sees, it’s about what a player does. Telling a player to not trust his eyes requires that player to have faith in the system…faith that these players obviously didn’t have and are now developing.

  6. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    @ DB 55,

    So Donald Penn who was cut is starting for the Raiders

    Davin Joseph who was cut is starting for the Rams,

    Jeremy Zuttah who was cut is starting for the Ravens,

    Ted larsen who was cut is playing for the Cardinals,

    and now Jamon Meredith who was cut is with the Bengals.

    Meanwhile our O-line plays like garbage. Talent evaluation anyone?

  7. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    Wait, almost forgot, Gabe Carimi is with the Falcons.

    All of last years offensive linemen that were cut are with other teams.

    Hey Joe, how many sacks did last years unit give up compared to this years unit?

    Difference in rushing yardage between this year and last year?

    This is what has me totally frustrated.

  8. DB55 Says:


    Si senor. That is correct sir. Player evaluation indeed. Other than Penn who imo is the best player on that list, everyone else is sniffing the playoffs. Well, so is Lovie smith. He’s only two games out of the playoffs you know. The first 5-11 team in playoff history. It’s so sad, its hard to make fun of it.

  9. The don Says:

    Connor Barth signed with broncos

  10. billy buckaroo Says:

    Andy Dalton-let me introduce you to Mr Jacquies Smith

  11. Dave Pear Says:

    Connor Barth=Happiest Man In The World.
    Gets to play in a kicker friendly atmosphere with a playoff bound team.
    Doesn’t get any better than that.

  12. Tye Says:

    I would be shocked if any one of those players would rather have stayed on this Bucs team…. They were the winners this season getting the boot…

  13. Jon Says:

    Hey L&L are at least 2 for 30 in talent evaluations. I’ll give them Evans, but my neighbor could have picked Evans and Smith. So maybe just 1 for 30

  14. Ole Bill Says:

    Haha I’m sure you’d all be the best talent evaluators, Captain Hindsight come hither we are in need of your wisdom. My jerb at analyzing statistical data all day would surely make me the greatest GM ever, bow to me and my power!!!!

  15. C. Alaka Says:

    Players don’t mind Joe from the start b/c once things don’t go right right away they don’t stay the course…thru games & experience within the scheme you realize that if you do what is asked of you things will work & if you don’t, even for one play you will be exposed…players are stubborn for the most part till they’re convincingly proven wrong…especially when you had a coach last yr w/ his wacky D that preached the same thing..you don’t know what to believe anymore lol

    I see change on D & that’s great…I don’t think we will see that in the O till the QB by the grace of God gets smarter/better or we draft a top flight QB who is smarter/better