Lovie: Urgency & Patience Will Mark OC Search

December 29th, 2014

lovie 0322Lovie Smith was asked all kinds of questions about his pending offensive coordinator search at One Buc Palace today.

It’s already started, Lovie conceded, and it’s a premium priority.

In summary, Lovie said he’s not ruling out college coaches, and he’s eager to talk to potential candidates still employed by NFL playoff teams.

Lovie said the only order he’ll have for a coordinator is to have a balanced offense that’s successful. The head coach joked that contrary to public opinion, he’s not interested in running the ball 99 percent of the time.

The head coach conceded that picking a coordinator to mesh with a potential draft pick is a part of the equation in narrowing the search.

As for whether he’ll evaluate his offensive coaches without a new coordinator in place, Lovie said he doesn’t plan on it, but he reminded media that he is the Bucs’ overlord of football operations.

“I’m gonna, in the end, I’m going to make all the decisions, like I’m responsible for everything in our program,” Lovie said. “I’d like to get the coordinator in position, and from there, we’ll go forward.”

40 Responses to “Lovie: Urgency & Patience Will Mark OC Search”

  1. Patrickbucs Says:

    Well see. I guess the Glazers had a stern talking with him about his debacle this year. Way to go boys!! How about bringing a President of Football Operations to at least advise on these moves and the draft?

  2. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    And in a “can things get any weirder”…Lovie hires Marc Trestman for OC

  3. 1bucfan88 Says:

    “I’m gonna, in the end, I’m going to make all the decisions, like I’m responsible for everything in our program,”

    If that doesn’t make you nervous, Buc fans, I don’t know what does.

  4. bucrightoff Says:

    He’s gonna hire Ron Turner and this place is going to imploded from the anger.

  5. lightningbuc Says:

    Career suicide to OC for this incompetent boob Lovie!

    Can you imagine you were hired to replace someone at a place of employment who had been fired, and at your one year review you have done only 50% of what the fired guy had done. Think you’d keep your job?

  6. INDYbucsfan Says:

    1bucfan88. Exactly what I was thinking

  7. armchairGM Says:

    That last paragraph should be sending chills down the spines of all Bucs fans.

  8. Harry Says:

    I am sure we can rule out Trestman and Chudzinski because they make too much sense!

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Chan Gailey’s chillin in recently renovated crib in Clarkesville, Ga.

    Please give him a call and…..

    Hire the Ole ball coach as the new Senior Offensive Asst. …Lovie!!!

    All he’s doing is cutting the grass, and playing golf. Gailey recently said he couldn’t turn down an opportunity to “keep his hand in the game”. But you might have to throw him some extra coins, to pull him out of them Appalachian Mountain Foothills .

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:



  11. biff barker Says:

    Great job in staff relations!

    So all Licht has been is a glorified scout?

    And people think still think Tedford chumped on this team?

  12. Barry Says:

    College OC? Is this guy a moron? Licht better man up.

  13. Zam Says:

    just like he’s responsible for the 2 and whatever season.

    I hope he pays a little more attention to his choice of o/c than he did to his choice of free agents.

  14. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    This is why I can’t be critical of Licht. How can you judge someone if they don’t have full control?

  15. Phillip Says:

    As much as I didn’t want Lovie as our HC (and still don’t obviously) because he was an old school stubborn defensive minded coach (safe and average offense, play good defense make FG’s etc.).. I got to believe he is smart enough to know that whoever he brings in to run the offense has to work.. There can’t be any experimenting like this year with Tedford…You can’t finish last in the NFL and expect to have job security the next year…

    As much as I want Scott Frost as our OC to pair with Mariota.. Thinking Lovie is going to go with someone with professional experience (Trestman or Chud in that case please)…

    Damn Glazers should have actually did their due diligence and interviewed successful OC’s or DC’s instead of just handing the keys to Lovie after that 0-8 start to the season.. Promote someone for once instead of a retread.. Morris doesn’t count as they were on some good drugs when that happened.

  16. Robert 9 Says:

    egggzactly biff.

    lovie is all powerful. the all powerful buffoon with no fire and no ability to evaluate people or talent.

    best of luck teford.

    if he is already preaching patience…….I’ll translate that for yall. the top candidates they have in mind are not even close to being a lock/don’t want the job/have better offers.

    so, this is going to drag out until he can get the least competent boob that will do as he says and lay on the sword at seasons end. God help us.

  17. ihateloviesmith Says:

    well stoneface we have seen how your stinking decision making has gone haven’t we. I swear this guy is going to have the 1st and 33rd pick should be two grand slam home runs, and some how some way he is going to screw it up. and if he does not have the right offensive coordinator, to go along with these 2 picks plus the draft picks of last season, what good is it going to be. I sure hope the (G) men, aka glazerboys reign this idiot in and put some pressure on his inept arse, in fact just get rid of him now and save us all the heartache.

  18. ihateloviesmith Says:

    next 6 months are going to be so stressful, with the L&L REGIME, man imagine what could be ,with a innovated offensive mind and the first and 33rd pick along with a new O.C.

  19. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Any of you that thought we were gonna be a winning team this yr are idiots.
    Coaching changes and almost complete roster upheavals take time to jell.

  20. ihateloviesmith Says:


  21. lightningbuc Says:

    gatrbuc17 Says:
    December 29th, 2014 at 3:47 pm
    Any of you that thought we were gonna be a winning team this yr are idiots.
    Coaching changes and almost complete roster upheavals take time to jell.


    Winning team? I guess it was crazy to even think 3 wins was doable.


  22. Nick2 Says:

    Ok so I just saw the name and for some reason didn’t recognize it but I knew there were ties to Oregon and yes Scott Frost is the Oregon OC. Now reading more the guy played in the NFL for 7 years. Played for the Bucs? (Dont remember that LOL) But he played for Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells. So whats wrong with having this long discussion with him. Can you make your offense work in the NFL? Obviously he would want Mariotta as his QB. Has anyone seen the Philadelphia Eagles???? Can you imagine an offense like that with us??? Yes O lineman is the next task but that would excite me.

  23. Lovie equals 2015 Blackouts Says:

    Lovie Smith’s performance has made me hate the Bucs.

    I stopped watching them in the second half of the season… something I didn’t do with even Raheem Morris.

    It was as if Lovie was purposely trying to lose by starting McCown over Glennon.

    Say what you want, but Lovie didn’t try to lose… he lost because he is an idiot.

    In fact, he tried to win the last game… the game he was supposed to lay down. He is the worst.

  24. bucs4lyfe Says:


    He’s gonna hire Ron Turner and this place is going to imploded from the anger.

    Ron Turner was just here as quarterbacks coach but left schiano for Florida International University coaching job

  25. Jerseybuc Says:

    Didn’t Lovie make all the decisions this year? Oh good, we are going to let him do it again? Our problem is right before our eyes. He is a clueless overrated and arrogant coach. Nice guy though….

  26. Tye Says:

    Losing w/ lousy Lovie continues 2015 edition…. As long as Lovie remains so will the losing…. He will remain the way that he always has, building poor offense….

  27. port richey george Says:

    lovie don’t hesitate you should have been preparing a short list
    weeks ago as too whom you would wish to be the offensive coordinator.
    wait too long and you will be getting sloppy seconds.

  28. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    You forgot this part Joe…

    “We’re keeping all options open, from spread looks to – we just want to be able to run and pass the football when we want to and when we need to. If we mold this Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense together, it’s not like I’m going to be over the guy’s shoulder saying do this, do that. I’ve given a lot of offensive coordinators that I’ve had a lot of full range to implement their system.’’

    SPREAD looks = Mariota

  29. Delson Says:

    We need a coordinator with moxie.

  30. Eric Says:

    Trestman plus Winston or Marcus sounds good to me.

    Lovie will turn this around. Stay the course.

  31. CC Says:

    Glazer should sell the team. I have no confidence in them or Lovie having final say in coaching staff and players.

  32. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    It’s hard for me to imagine anyone worth hiring as our OC would actually WANT to come here. Tedford was in….but then SOON wanted out. Nobody want’s to be here. It sucks. I can’t even get excited about next season. I wish I didn’t care. I wish I was from a different city. But I’m stuck here being a bucs fan. Hopefully one day it turns around but I sure can’t see any “LIQHT” at the end of the tunnel…

  33. mikeh Says:

    LIKE IM GONNA LIKE IM RESPONSABLE FOR EVERYTHING!!!! REALLY JUST LIKE U ARE. this guy is a idiot and all he cares about is power that is exactly why the bears fired his a$$ cuz he kept crying he wanted more power. now he has it and the bucs the owners and the fans are going to pay for it. this clown should be only head coach only! if it was up to me he would be gone already. rex ryan is twice the coach this pinhead is.

  34. mikeh Says:

    URGENCY AND PATIENCE- well which is it pinhead? he don’t even make sense when he talks moron. I hope his friggin seat is at least warm already. power hungry idiot!!!!

  35. mikeh Says:

    LOVIE THE IDIOT DOVIE IS AFRAID- to hire a real OC the guy might take his job!

  36. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    What is it with guys like Lovie and Dungy? They simply refuse to hire any OC with a cutting edge philosophy and simply are okay with a guy who will use a vanilla offense and hope that the defense is adequate enough to win 13-9 type of games where one mistake on the defensive side normally results in a loss. Nothing against winning games in a 13-6 Dungy style but wouldn’t it be better to actually have someone as OC who could turn that 13-6 kind of win into a 27-6 kind of domination? I mean the most dynamic OC either one of these guys ever hired was Les Steckel who was renowned for alienating his Viking team in his only stint as a head coach for running the workouts like a Marine bootcamp…. Hopefully I am wrong but it just seems out of character for Lovie to hire anyone with moxie, spunk or innovation. I expect more ****ing vanilla but I hope I am wrong… As for as what Lovie said about hiring a new OC: well nothing new just more of his BS, its simply hard to trust this guy; he reminds me of a used car salesman….

  37. T REX Says:

    Patient urgency?

    Gawd, we have a total moron as HC.

  38. mikeh Says:

    @FORT MEYERS DAVE- like I said yes I agree with you. its like there afraid that they wont look good if the offense wins games for the team not there defense its all about them LOOK AT MEEEE!!! lovie is a power hungry idiot! period.

  39. J Moné Says:

    They will get it done.

  40. Soggy Says:

    “I’m gonna, in the end, I’m going to make all the decisions, like I’m responsible for everything in our program,”

    Hey joe I guess there is our answer for who is running the show..Lol