Lovie Takes Will Gholston Off The Hook

November 25th, 2014

GholstonlockerFor those eager to clobber defensive end Will Gholston for his second costly special teams penalty this month, Joe can soothe you.

Sunday’s first-quarter roughing the kicker personal foul on Gholston that gave the Bears a fresh set of downs was bogus.

Lovie Smith minced no words last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network. It was the wrong call, Lovie said.

“They threw him in there. That should have been holding on them or a no-call,” Lovie said. “And on that same play, they hit us out of bounds.”

Lovie had some other disagreements with officials, but he was clear that the Bucs are sloppy and player need to end the pre-snap penalties. Lovie even said something to the effect of players need to be men an realize they’re hurting their team.

“Those are the ones that show a lack of discipline that we have to clean up,” Lovie concluded.

17 Responses to “Lovie Takes Will Gholston Off The Hook”

  1. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    History continues to show that refs don’t give bad teams (especially on the road) calls in their favor.

  2. DB55 Says:

    Lovie the Destroyer.

  3. biff barker Says:

    Agree, that was a bad call, but they are a part of every game.

  4. Soggy Says:

    That’s right lovie tell the refs they suck on live radio..

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    Pointing fingers…throwing stones from glass houses, above reproach piece of sht. Refs were terrible if you ask anyone but the Joes. Lovie can do no wrong and takes no responsibility for 2-9. Class act

  6. Waterboy Says:

    The refs have been messing up a lot lately. That bogus hands to the face call against Banks a few weeks back is still fresh on my mind.

  7. Brandon Says:

    What about Jackson clearly being down but instead ruled and determined by replay to have been a fumble? That was extremely baffling… and the game losing call for us…. he was down, no doubt about it.

  8. Espo Says:

    Zebras hate pirates. It all began with that screw job during the great prairie raid of 1640. Read a history book people.

  9. Espo Says:

    @ Brandon

    The game losing call was deciding to start McCown.

  10. Jon Says:

    Lovie is the only one that knows football starts in December!

  11. PanthersSuck! Says:

    The NFL and their Refs hate the Buccaneers. It all started on a Monday night in 2003 against the Indianapolis Colts. BS then, and BS now!

  12. DB55 Says:


    Why you got to bring that up? Opening up old wounds over here. Jeez smh.

  13. Bob Digital Says:

    It’s unbelievable how turrible the refs have been for most of the season. The flag on Gholston was awful. And there were at least three times I recall McCoy was clearly held, yet no flag was thrown. Are the real refs on strike again?

  14. Mike J Says:

    Scotty in Fat Antonio, I told my boss c.1998, ”It’s easy to make tough calls against bad teams.” Nothing has happened since to make me change my mind–though ”small market” or ”not on the national stage” could be substituted for ”bad”, I have concluded.

  15. Lou. Says:

    I joined others in expecting Gholston to have a breakout season. He has not.

    Any opinions as to why?

  16. Bill Says:

    Who knew William Gholston was still on this team? Wow. You learn something new everyday…wait, he starts?

  17. Ana Says:

    If you have to ref your own games , you are not playing well enough to win !