“I’m Not Going To Start Throwing Stuff”

December 1st, 2014

lovie smith 0106bLovie Smith was asked today whether he is angry.

Lovie didn’t deny his inner rage.

“Am I angry right now? I guess the only way I wouldn’t be angry is if I was satisfied with what’s going on right now,” Lovie said this afternoon at One Buc Palace. “I’m not going to start throwing stuff, kicking guys around, getting physical on the sideline. But, uh, disappointed where the football team is right now.”

Joe can only imagine how frustrated Lovie is. Earlier in his news conference, he acknowledged the Bucs’ intense woes with penalties are a new experience. Lovie said he’s learned first-hand how penalties can negate a team winning a game’s turnover battle, like the Bucs did Sunday against the Bengals..

Joe hopes Bucs fans stay calm like Lovie and don’t throw stuff.

60 Responses to ““I’m Not Going To Start Throwing Stuff””

  1. tgreg Says:

    Wish we could toss Lovie. What a moron.

  2. FowlBall Says:

    This is the way the ‘season” ends

    Not with a bang but a whimper.

    (with apologies to T S Eliot)

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    He can start by throwing away the OL. Whiles he’s at it throw away the offensive playbook. YUCS are better off just winging it on offense.

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    The Bucs greatest fear as an organ-eye-zation is that the fans stay calm and calmly forget to renew their season tickets.

  5. Makie Lovie Says:

    The team shares his nastiness…

    The Michael Johnson of Coaches…

  6. Makie Lovie Says:

    This team has inner talent…

  7. "TheKevin" Says:

    When this team starts to win after getting a qb this off-season and in a few years things are different I don’t wanna hear any of you loser haters jumping onboard. Go jump off a cliff or better yet kill yourselves.

  8. Vincente Says:

    Lovie knows what he’s doing it’s these players that are not playing hard for him. I can’t really see why they don’t play hard. The defense is looking good but I don’t understand the offense

  9. RastaMon Says:

    OK…this is a WIN..WIN…the G”Boyz don’t “fire” Lovie….they keep him as the new DC….at an appropriate salary….and hire a new HC…naw…that ain’t gonna work either…bye Lovie…better this year than next….it is clear …Lovie is as Lovie does…

  10. SteveK Says:


    Wrong again. I love that you think a QB is going to be a cure all.

    LOL, so wrong, so funny, so wrong….

  11. lightningbuc Says:


    Kev is so classy he wishes you, me, and many others to off ourselves. Geez, last I checked, it’s just a game we’re arguing about.

  12. "TheKevin" Says:


    No that’s not a cure all moron. But it’s painfully obvious we don’t have a FREAKING qb do we?

    And fix the o-line and find a competent offensive coordinator. That would certainly go along way to getting things moving in the right direction.

    Look dude, lovie is here for 3 years whether you or anybody else likes it.

    So what you gonna do just come on here everyday and gripe fire everybody like all the other losers?

  13. NewTampaChris Says:

    Even when the offense isn’t committing penalties, it is unwatchable dreck. The only game this year when the offense wasn’t vomit-inducing was in Washington. And that’s because McCown connected with Evans on several bombs. In today’s NFL, you’ve got to make big plays.

    Rainey runs wild against the Rams — we lose. Bucs have a good rushing first half against Cleveland — ten points. Bucs have a good rushing first half against Cincinnati — ten points. You can’t win in this league if your QB can’t pass you into the end zone a few times.

  14. bucrightoff Says:

    Lovie years missing playoffs = 6
    Lovie years making playoffs = 3
    Lovie playoff wins since 2006 = 1 (only one season not coaching in that time)

    Why do people think this guy is some amazing coach leading us to greatness? At best he’ll make us mediocre, and that’s if we can find another HOF returner in Hester and a few more HOFers on defense. People seriously need to readjust their expectations for what Lovie is going to do here. He’s not Bill Belichick, he’s not even John Fox level good.

  15. DB55 Says:


    Is this you outside the stadium?


  16. The Buc Realist Says:


    LOL, Thats some funny stuff. And that is one of the clowns that think that Lovie is going to take the Bucs to the playoffs!

  17. DB55 Says:


    How about the saint and steelers game. 31 points not too shabby.

  18. DB55 Says:


    When keeping it real goes wrong. Lol. I think that’s kevin (bucs fan).

  19. kirk Says:

    I’d like to see a Lego version or our 12th man play.

  20. DB55 Says:


    Best case scenario for us is if they fire Rivera after this losing season or if marinelli gets let go. Neither of which will happen so well just have to wait until they become available. It takes time (sarcasm)

  21. The Buc Realist Says:


    after watching the video 4 times. its either Kevin or Mark Alstott!

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    FIRE Frazier. Fire Arroyo. Fire our punter and McCown. Fire our center. Fire all the oline but Mankins.

    Trade Goldson. Trade Jackson (no point in paying top dollar for him when he’ll be too old to be of use by the time a rookie QB is good).

  23. J moné Says:

    After all this past seasons of garbage I don’t mind us losing out this year for mariota

  24. Buctebow Says:

    I thought Lovie was a good coach, but this year he is a horrible game manager among other things like player evaluation.

  25. nate Says:

    Its time to draft a qb.. then drop everyone we got in the off season including logan mankins…

  26. RastaMon Says:

    I say…pray…dream… the new GM & coach…trading down twice in the 1st round….and start the REBUILD !!!!!

  27. Yungry Says:

    We have gotten worse at almost every position on offense from 2013 to 2014!

    Glennon>McClown(numbers don’t lie)
    Alex Smith>Myers

  28. Spirit of '76 Says:

    From the “I thought it was a good idea at the time”

    Lovie – Let’s get this practice squad guy to be our center.
    Arroyo – But Coach, he’s never snapped a ball in his life.
    Lovie – What’s the worst that can happen?

  29. RastaMon Says:

    From the “I thought it was a good idea at the time”

    Lovie – Let’s get this practice squad guy to be our center.
    Arroyo – But Coach, he’s never snapped a ball in his life.
    Lovie – What’s the worst that can happen?

  30. CC Says:

    Fire Lovie and the entire scouting department. Lovie sucks out loud as has this scouting department for how many freakin years now. How many draft picks not counting this year are still on this team? THIS FRANCHISE SUCKS!!!!

  31. Yungry Says:

    The most penalized team in the league and the only team without a home victory…Major changes have to be made

  32. billy buckaroo Says:

    This team will get better next year-
    because it can hardly get much worse

  33. tgreg Says:

    Can somebody tell me the “franchise QBs” drafted in the last 3 years that have actually turned a franchise around? The concept is nonsense

  34. ddneast Says:

    I agree with you Kevin. Most of the people who post out here are complete morons, not real Buc fans and no very little about football other than what they saw on “Rudy”.
    Most of them are either to fat, lazy, broke or stupid to ever find their way into RJS.
    I agree with what you say about our QB. We don’t even Ned a franchise QB. Right now we would be at over .500 if we just had a Brad Johnson. Matt Moore is going to hit FA this year and I would rate him as a B quarterback.
    Yes, we need help on the OL but it can be fixed with two additions. Yes, two FA’s have been a huge disapointment but Jacques Smith and Danny Lansanah haven’t.
    A month ago these same clods were talking about how the Cover 2 was outdated and didn’t work but it seems to be working more and more week after week.
    As for our OC, I wished the best for him but after seeing his work after the first four weeks, I knew we were in trouble.
    As for Lovie’s demeanor, I like the calm cool collected persona, the only thing I learned from anybody yelling at me was that my suspicions of them being an asshole were correct.
    Really, can you imagine an geomoetry or physics instructor screaming and yelling at his students in order to get them to learn mathematical principals.
    Lovie treats his players like men. He expects them to respond like men and do their jobs right. Those who don’t (Barron and Casilas) are moved out the door.
    You can expect more of that in the offseason.
    The same will go for the coaches.
    Why not ask Chicago fans right now if they would like Lovie back.

  35. ElioT Says:

    Lovie will get at least two years to make this thing work. After what we’ve been through over the last decade, I’ll take a mediocre team.

    However, the complete and utter negligence displayed with the evaluation and acquisitions of/on the offensive line cannot be understated. That’s all on L&L!

    Stevie Wonder could have seen this coming.

    Arguably the most important position group on any football team was so carelessly mis-handled that it almost boggles the mind.

    Now look at which position group is committing the most penalties and single handily destroying games, week-in and week-out?

    Unreal what a horrible job L&L did in putting this group together.


    Go Sucs!

  36. tgreg Says:

    Cool, calm, and collected? That’s a freaking deodorant commercial. Give me a Ditka!

    I had the privilege of playing in a golf tournament with Ditka as my team captain several years ago and saw first hand what a leader is like.

  37. Tye Says:

    Looks like spending a year off in your basement, scouting guys you want to make up your team when you are a horrible evaluator of talent was a mega waste of time….. Not worth his pay!

  38. lightningbuc Says:

    ddneast is the poster who alleged that all of us who think Lovie is a buffoon are racists. Consider the source!

    Lovie treats his players like men? Really? Is that why they aren’t allowed to swear?

  39. RastaMon Says:

    Yeah…but Lovie still needs to be fired !…what is the point of waiting ?….Lovie is what Lovie does…..NFL dinosaur…fine man I am certain of that !

  40. tgreg Says:

    Rasta..again, AMEN

  41. ddneast Says:

    Hungry, the thing is is that those players you mentioned weren’t doing such a bang up job here last year, especially the three OL men you mentioned.
    It doesn’t appear that our offense is much better but let’s face facts, we have an OC who wasn’t very good in the position in Division II college. This might be the main reason our our offense has struggled so much this year.
    Our OL stunk last year. Both Joseph, Penn, and Larsen were getting pushed around last year. Penn was credited with allowing 14 sacks.
    As for allowing Gilchrist to play center, did you have any other alternatives or were you just being stupid again Rastamon.

  42. DB55 Says:

    Chicago fans are laughing at us right now. They have been since the preseason. They warned us but homers like you don’t listen. As for Lovie treating players like men, did you not see joes article about mj tuning Lovie out? Lovie’s top FA signee don’t give a F* about what Lovie has to say. As to fans visiting RJ, this fan has spent at least 5 years inside of RJ but not anymore, I spend Sunday afternoons playing with my 3y old daughter and she tells me that the “bucs stinky yucky daddy”. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

  43. tgreg Says:


    Bottom line is Lovie doesn’t know talent. In every case, in an anti-Schiano reflex, he replaced a better player with a lesser

  44. Pelbuc Says:

    I’m with you Rastamon but L&L are incompetent and stubborn. Glazers will not fire them obviously so as not having to pay 3 coaching staffs but also firing them would confirm what we all know.. glazers have no clue. We’re stuck with Lovie for a while which means no offense, bad coaching and no discipline. The dark ages are back. Oh, but the defense is improving cuz now they don’t give up 38 pts in less than a half of a game. As for the draft, what makes anyone think Bucs will do well after last year’s draft and FA acquisitions.

  45. Buccfan37 Says:

    “TheKevin”… You can’t stop the Lovie bashing. It’s in the air. It’s the right thing to do. You can say ease off the coach, he’s a good one and needs time to right the Bucs ship. I doubt you will ever get the chance to say I told you so. If you want to be go all peaches and cream on Lovie, go right ahead. That does’nt make you any more of a Bucs fan than those expressing critisism. You come across as snobbish and full of yourself.

  46. Mando PLayr Says:

    Schiano’s team would kick the sh!t out of these guys.

  47. tgreg Says:

    After his condescending “we were a 4-12 team” comments last year, Lovie will own up to a 2-14 this year?

  48. Yungry Says:

    It doesn’t take time with a good new coach! Chiefs were the worst team in the league with 2 wins and made the playoffs because they brought in Reid…The Eagles brought in Chip and made the playoffs and are tied for best record in the NFL…It doesn’t take time it takes the right coach

  49. tgreg Says:


    But this team likes their coach. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

  50. Dave Pear Says:

    Hey guys,
    What’s with all the vitriol and hostility towards each other. I’d like to believe we are all Buccaneer fans here, some longer than others. I myself have been here since Day One. I didn’t attend the first game but I was there for their first home win. Do you realize that after 39 years our win/loss record is …
    221-372-1? That includes a 9 game season in 1982 due to a strike and a 15 game season in 1987 due to a I forget.
    We’ve had 11 winning seasons out of 39 and 5 of those were 9-7 records.
    My point is we’ve been losing for a long time. This season is more of the same. Don’t get worked up about what you can’t personally change.
    On a lighter note…I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night and this girl keeps banging on my door.
    So I finally got up and let the b!tch out!

  51. RastaMon Says:

    Players talk…No FA will want to come to Tampa…the ones that sign will because of money first…..
    Trade down twice in the 1st round and get on with the rebuilding

  52. Tye Says:

    I am not sure if their has ever been in NFL history that an “experienced” HC has come along and made the team this much worse and in time fixed his own mistakes to make that team winners…. I certainly do not believe Lovie is capable of doing so… The Bears knew what they were doing when they fired him and the bucs are the unfortunate team that gets to validate their decision…. losing w/lovie for a long time!

  53. bucrightoff Says:

    ddneast Says:
    December 1st, 2014 at 7:04 pm
    Why not ask Chicago fans right now if they would like Lovie back.
    Serious question: If we had a coach who in 5 of 6 years missed the playoffs and only won one playoff game in that time, would we miss him later on? I doubt it

    Well, seeing as that’s exactly what Lovie accomplished in Chicago in 5 of his final 6 years, I seriously doubt they miss him at all. We wouldn’t miss a coach like that, and neither would any rational fan base. The fact the guy they replaced him with isn’t good doesn’t change the fact Lovie had to go at the time.

    The impassioned supporters of Lovie are a bizarre bunch. I mean in theory from what I read from them, John Fox is an uber elite, Hall of Fame coach. The guy is pure mediocrity and yeah that;s better than its been, but it’s still shooting exceptionally low. We should expect better.

  54. Mando PLayr Says:


    Yes, they just love their Lovie. Lovie in turn treats them like men, he let’s them wear earrings! A real Loviefest.

  55. JJV Says:

    Lovie is disappointed. Well coach, you made your bed now you have to sleep in it. This is your hand picked coaches, players, system, and decisions that brought about this putrid season. In many ways we have regressed not progressed from last season. It has been said the team is getting better and improving. What the heck are we measuring it from? From where we were earlier in the season? Like Scott Brantley once said, you can’t polish a turd. That is what we had, have, and will have with you leading this team. It’s depressing to think we are stuck in this situation for the foreseeable miserable future. No amount of “needing time” is going to change it. The truth hurts sometimes but will set you free( hint Glazers).

  56. Zam Says:

    How can he be upset? The Bucs are still in the playoff hunt! Come on ties happen all the time. (in soccer)

  57. mikeh Says:


  58. mikeh Says:

    3 YEARS HUH WE SHALL SEE. cuz this pinhead is coaching himself out of a job .

  59. mikeh Says:

    yup that’s why Chicago got rid of him cuz he was crying he wanted more pull they said f..k u ! hit the bricks.

  60. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    While I am no Glazier I would imagine Lovie is one or two more blowout losses in the next 4 games away from getting fired. If the defense continues to play solid average to slightly better than average every week and the team stays competitive than yes Lovie will probably return. Guaranteed money or not the man needs to show that there is some improvement heading into next season. Glazers need to sell all that new logo merch afterall