Dizzying Talk From Evan Dietrich-Smith

February 17th, 2015

lovie 1110bSomehow, in a span of just a couple of minutes, Bucs center Evan Dietrich-Smith contradicted himself multiple times when reviewing the Bucs’ 2014 season on SiriusXM NFL radio last night.

Dietrich-Smith offered an analogy of how the Bucs offense was a like an assembly-required kids toy but nobody knew how to put it together and the kids were “sitting back and staring” at each other.

Then he quickly talked about how Lovie Smith did such a great job getting the team ready to play, preventing an “internal implosion” and keeping everyone on the same page.

Dietrich-Smith next claimed the Bucs started figuring things out late in the season and played better football and are moving in the right direction.


How can the offense be near clueless, per Dietrich-Smith, yet the head coach did a great job getting the team ready? Is Lovie all of a sudden not responsible for the entire team?

And where was this better football the Bucs played? Please, tell Joe. Show Joe.

Dietrich-Smith and his O-line mates let their quarterback get abused and were soft in the run game.

Joe gets that it’s fashionable to blame Marcus Arroyo, and he was fired. But let’s stop pretending the Bucs were somehow ready to play and gave their all. If Dietrich-Smith and friends were giving their best, then the Bucs really need to blow up that line and start fresh, otherwise it might be time to start ordering a body bag for the next rookie QB.

25 Responses to “Dizzying Talk From Evan Dietrich-Smith”

  1. kurtkoy ikinci el eşya Says:

    How can the offense be near clueless, per Dietrich-Smith, yet the head coach did a great job getting the team ready? Is Lovie all of a sudden not responsible for the entire team?

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Horrible offenses, horrible OL play, horrible QB evaluation, poor overall talent evaluation, conservative decision making, extremely poor clock managment. For Lovie, these things appear to have not changed from Chicago and they probably never will. He is who he is at this point.

  3. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Sounds like EDS is making sure he doesn’t throw the guy who gave him a decent FA contract under any busses. I’m guessing he’ll have a harsher tale to tell of his time as a Buccaneer if interviewed after his eventual release/trade?

  4. FanOfBucs Says:

    Either you critique Lovie accordingly for the incompetent product or take assumption that he tanked after around wk 5.

    Neither are good

  5. OAR Says:

    EDS…sounds like some sort of disease. The Bucs have EDS!

  6. mac Says:

    Hey Joe I love the ad picture showing the guy with giant boobs… Almost as good as the Hooter’s girls…

  7. OAR Says:

    Seriously EDS’s problems, such as butt hikes, long snapper/duck shotgun hikes, fumbles, and hell…sometimes not hiking at all, are not things you pick up half way through the year or need instructions for!

  8. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    EDS is suckiing up to the coach…although what he said is probably accurate

  9. Architek Says:

    Not sure of what EDS was referencing – this offense was putrid and stunk out the gate.

    I mean we can blame Arroyo all day long but this offense couldn’t execute some of the basic assignments.

    Who’s fault is it missing blocks and protections?

    Yes Lovie sucks until proven but I’m tired of blaming everyone except the players.

  10. jb Says:

    Hey Joe…they didn’t have an offense to run for crying out loud! I realize Lovie’s the head coach, but he’s not an offense type coach. All things considered, I’d say we were lucky not to go 0-16. I have a feeling we’ll have some marked improvement this season. Especially if we draft #5 on April 30th!

    Funny how there was plenty of offense in Weeks 4 and 5, and a strong running game in Weeks 1 and 2. Blame game is easy. Reality is not. –Joe

  11. Robert 9 Says:

    EDS’ attitude is the problem. he wears it on his sleeve.

    if he can’t keep his mouth shut, nose to the grindstone and learn to hike the ball he should be hiked from the team.

    a rookie could do as well or better, less the attitude and actually want to learn

  12. Scott Says:

    The Offensive Coordinator has just as much to do with the Oline as the Oline coach

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    The recent success of the Patriots and Packers with rookie centers, each of them drafted last May. We should be encouraging the team to draft his replacement (Save $3,750,000)

    • B.J. Finney
    • Max Garcia
    • Dillion Day

    Bryan Stork was the main starter for the Patriots. Despite a leg injury, he worked the Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks.

    Corey Linsley manned the pivot for all of Green Bay’s 18 games, including the NFC Championship Game at noisy Seattle against the NFL’s top-ranked defense.

  14. The Buc Realist Says:


    Maybe it some kind of code. I have the full transcript here. Lets just take the 4th word of every answer.


    mystery solved. put that with your other 30 mysteries Joe

  15. OB Says:

    I have to agree with EDS, Lovie did have them ready to play every game, their wasn’t one time to my knowledge where they didn’t have their ugly uniforms on correctly that I could see. They wore their correct jersey with their name and number and it was not on backwards, same with pants and the shoes were on the correct foot. They were ready.

  16. Howard Cosell Says:

    Joe Mad

  17. Tom S. Says:

    Well if that isn’t an indictment of George Warhop I don’t know what is. But at least we got rid….oh wait.

    Thanks Lovie, can’t wait to see the same position coach hoping for a different result.

  18. carlstoe Says:

    Blame Aaron Rodgers! He recommended the OC who brought the failed system. Just think if Kubiak or Koetter were the choice, much better season!

  19. Fuzzy Red Coin Purse Says:

    ED’S learned the Lovie speak ver, very quickly and not so quickly. Again, I’ll go back to ver very quickly. I hope they get/do the Hard Knocks show. Lovie would be funny as hell to watch him dance around the cameras and mics.

  20. Trade_Down_Mob Says:

    Seems to me that players having confidence in their HC is a good thing, especially when things aren’t going well. The HC can’t overcome a lack of direction on offense unless he’s an offensive coach himself. Lovie’s not, so that explains that. Again, as usual, on a daily basis, this is an example of Joe taking a dump on a player because Joe’s bitter and loves complaining. Let’s move on and look forward to FA, the draft, and the season ahead. How many times do you have to complain about the same sh1te from a different angle?

  21. lion Says:

    Seems to me like EDS is trying hist best to defend the guys that gave him his fat contract that he didn’t earn, by passing the buck.

  22. ddneast Says:

    You guys are really clueless if you don”‘t think Tedford taking a powder and leaving an inexperienced inept first year coach in charge of the offense didn’t play a big part in the failure of the offense last year.
    Guess Joe is still upset Lovie cut a couple of his friends last year.
    Get over it Joe.
    At least you finally recognize the 2013 unit wasn’t all that average either.

  23. salish_seamonster Says:

    The daily bashing of the team, the players, the coaches, and the front office is just tiring and boring.

  24. bucrightoff Says:

    salish_seamonster Says:
    February 17th, 2015 at 4:07 pm
    The daily bashing of the team, the players, the coaches, and the front office is just tiring and boring.

    Yeah, because 3 of the last 4 seasons having 12 losses or more is cause for celebration. 15-49 since 2011. There isn’t much to praise right now.

  25. rayjay1122 Says:

    Not having an OC crippled this team more than people realize. The Bucs are cursed. First MRSA then a heart condition to the OC. This year it will be Winston’s presence. Like I said, cursed!