Lovie Claims Glennon Was “Great”

November 5th, 2014

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Bucs coach and overlord of football operations Lovie Smith has yet to address the local pen and mic club today — he will shortly — but he did speak with the Atlanta pen and mic club in his required Wednesday teleconference with media covering the opponent.

Lovie hinted that part of the reason Josh McCown was reinstated as the starter (in place of the quarterback of the past and the quarterback of the future but not the quarterback of the present) is becuase he was the starter previously and is now healthy enough to throw the ball, types D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I think whenever you make a change at any position it has an impact. But you hope the impact won’t be that much. That’s just a part of it. Each week, very few teams have the same rotation each week. I know that the quarterback position is really important. . . .I just look at it as being able to get the best available guy in there and feel good about him being able to lead our team. That’s where we are right now. Josh was our starter before he went down with an injury. He’s healthy now. Mike (Glennon) did a great job when he was playing. We are just moving in that direction.”

So Glennon did a “great job” but has been benched, maybe for good. Right.

You know, Lovie would get a lot of respect from the public if Lovie just came out and said he is grasping at straws for a win and that Glennon is unable to do that (even though he got the Bucs their lone victory this season).

Trying to con people into believing a guy is “great” but is benched is arrogant, obnoxious and, frankly, fraudulent to those buying tickets and loyal fans, much less to Glennon himself.

Players who do “great” do not get benched. Simple as that.

Joe feels sorry for the next player Lovie calls “great.” Dude might want to start looking for the exit signs.

29 Responses to “Lovie Claims Glennon Was “Great””

  1. AmbushBuc Says:

    Lovie is trying to recapture the magic of McCown’s last start — the Atlanta Falcons game!

    Every day brings fresh evidence that hiring Lovie Smith was a huge mistake. I was all for firing Greg Schiano, but I really wasn’t sold when they announced Lovie’s hiring. Guess my first instincts were correct.

  2. RastaMon Says:

    Don’t even bother Lovie….you are INSULTING the FAN BASE…..

  3. bucrightoff Says:

    Someone seriously needs to put a muzzle on this guy. Every time he talks he digs his grave a little deeper. Just shut your hole until you start winning Lovie, all you’re doing is pissing off the fanbase.

  4. RastaMon Says:

    Somebody please tell Lovie he has dog poop on his shoe and is tracking it all over One Buc Place

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    I don’t want to hear anything that Coach Liar Smith says until he announces he is stepping down or shown the door!!!

    Joe do not waste anyone’s time posting what he has to say!!!

  6. Celly Says:

    Glennon had the chance to force Lovie’s hand in this decision. His less than average play over the past few weeks (save the Pit game) made the decision easier.

    Had Glennon won more games (hell, if he would’ve even just won vs Browns) I think he’d still be the starter.

    I don’t know if its just me, but it seems like Glennon isn’t getting past his 2nd read. If its not there, it seems like he panics. I don’t remember him looking ASJ way even once last game and off top of my head, i can’t remember many checkdowns.

  7. BucFanInArkansas Says:

    Coach needs to watch some Belichick press conferences and start modeling his style after HIM. Curt answers, say as little as possible, don’t go into details.

  8. al121976 Says:

    He is not a liar, Glennon did great for a backup QB. Glennon proved he is not ready for a starting spot, might as well let McCown get used to the offense because he will prob start the season next year while the rookie learns the system. That, of course, is providing we don’t have a knew system next season.

  9. bucs911 Says:

    Lovie is going to put McCown in for one play then say just kidding and yank him for Glennon.

  10. Buc1987ForJameis Says:

    If Glennon is great than Winston is freaking Superman, Spiderman, and Batman combined.

  11. gt40bear Says:

    As I’ve been saying for a few weeks now, the more Lovie talks, the more I hear Raheem! Please Lovie, until your team can start winning a few games, PLEASE, PLEASE be quiet!

  12. RastaMon Says:

    I actually think Raheem would be a better 2015 NFL coach than Lovie….no I don’t want either…just saying…
    We all know Lovie spent a year in his basement last year…..
    were the lights on ?

  13. Robert 9 Says:

    I now realize lovie just took this gig for retirement money.

    he is begging, screaming to get fired.

    just do it glazer boys, this a$$ clown is only playing you and losing the fan base.

  14. D-Rome Says:

    Trying to con people into believing a guy is “great” but is benched is arrogant, obnoxious and, frankly, fraudulent to those buying tickets and loyal fans

    I am not going to pay to go to any more Bucs games this year. I’m glad I didn’t buy season tickets.

  15. ruggyup Says:

    Enough with the dialogue already. The only words I want hear is when The Glazer chief hands Lovie Smith his buyout check and a futbol shirt and LS says only, “thank you”.

  16. biff barker Says:

    The Cannon pretty much gave Lovie the out to get what he wanted all along.


    Not a real smart move though. But I’m not really not at all impressed with Lovie.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Can’t agree more. The only words coming out of his mouth should be “I have not done a good enough job.”

    Does he think anyone believes anything he is saying about this team or it’s players anymore? I understand there is always some “coach speak”, but the BS pouring from his head every week is just ridiculous.

    I’ve truly lost interest in the Bucs this season, which has never happened no matter how bad we were in the past.

  18. DB55 Says:



  19. Bucs_Sam Says:


    Lovie is acting like a guy scrambling to save his job? I’m a huge GlennonMob guy, and I’ve been insanely frustrated by the statue. BUT, is a McCown an upgrade of a lateral move?

    It’s clear Lovie has a mancrush on McCown and this was always inevitable.

    What a waste of a season. McCown isn’t a long term solution, what do we gain with this move? Maybe pick up 2 wins so Lovie can feel better about things?

    I’m no expert but benching Glennon makes him untradable and doesn’t give you enough to see if he can grow into a starter.

    This move doesn’t put us back to square 1, it puts us a year behind it. The next time the Bucs rep calls me about tickets, i’m gonna say why should I shell out the dough to watch this joke.

    The season is really lost now, and probably next year too. When can I order my Bucs Culter jersey? I’m sure that’s coming as soon as Jay has absolutely nothing left.

  20. DWE Says:

    Lovie’s mistake (just one of a gazillion)is when he did not just say that glennon was the starting QB when mcclown was injured. Then ride out the storm and concentrate on coaching and draft a QB in April. Oh, I forgot, he can’t coach. Oh just forget everything I said as I give up.

  21. Soggy Says:

    No cusing allowed but lying and deceit is fine – Lovie Smith

  22. DB55 Says:

    Lovie is going to spontaneously combust when he see’s Peter at the gate.

  23. Skyline Crew Says:

    I hope Lovie saying Glennon is still the QB of the future is a smoke screen or he really isn’t looking to draft a QB next year.

  24. Greg Says:

    Every thing he says is a smoke screen
    I think he voted for amendment 2
    Now thats funny

  25. ElioT Says:

    Spewing lie after lie…

    Not very “Christian” of Lovie.


    Go Sucs!

  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie may be suffering early onset dementia for all I know. He does’nt seem to remember his past statements and is stubborn and standoffish to legitimate questions. Maybe he will get it figured out in a couple of years. I don’t see the Glazers getting rid of him. Better get used to the long haul.

  27. Rob Says:

    “Great” – so great he had to be sat down in favor of a 35 year old quarterback who was HORRIBLE before hurting his hand.

  28. ddneast Says:

    Wow, Joe, guess you joined the Glennon mob as well.
    C’mon Joe, do you really expect Lovie to say he was disappointed in Glennon’s performance last Sunday and he lost a job that was his because of his mediocre and poor play.
    If he had done that everybody would have jumped on him. You included, for not being diplomatic enough.
    I would have loved it if Gllennon had played well in the last two games against teams that weren’t as talented as ours and won the games. But the simple truth is he didn’t.
    The end result is Glennon lost the job on his own. A job he could have made his with better play.

  29. florida hillbilly Says:

    Lovie’s own words, I think whenever you make a change at any position it has an impact. Hey Lovie how about a coaching position?