Evan Dietrich-Smith Changed His Name

May 6th, 2015


In a move lacking the swagger of former Bucs sackmaster Greg White becoming “Stylez White,” Bucs center Evan Dietrich-Smith is now playing under a new name.

No, it’s not Edward StickyBalls. He’ll now be known as Evan Smith.

The Buccaneers gave word of the change today without an official explanation. Surely, Smith has some of sort of personal/family reason.

The change could make things interesting on Buccaneers’ jerseys. Will he wear “E. Smith” on his back, while Bucs rookie tackle Donovan Smith wears “D. Smith?”

It sure could get messy when Logan Mankins has to make place cards at the next barbecue, if he can find a suitable grill and yard.

84 Responses to “Evan Dietrich-Smith Changed His Name”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    Interested to see how folks spin this to be related to Winston, Mariota or a win/loss projection

  2. Buddhaboy Says:

    Can only help. This guy was HORRIBLE last year. dribbling the ball back to mccown, bad turf spot.

    not impressed

  3. ThunderBuc81 Says:



  4. Senor Mofo Says:

    I think he just went by “Evan Smith” until college. Then he added the “Dietrich”, probably as an homage to his Swiss heritage. Not sure why he suddenly wants to de-Swiss himself now, though.

    Maybe to avoid references to the Bucs o-line play and Swiss cheese?

  5. Transformer Says:

    probably grew tired of all the erectile disfuntion jokes

  6. Buddhaboy Says:

    Damn Joe, you are never gonna get off of that barbecue story.

    Freaking hilarious. Conjures up visions of the boys sitting around the big green egg smoking their meats. lol

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Patrick maybe mariota is driving Winston to mankins BBQ to help recruit mankins much needed replacement L. Collins which would guarantee 7-9. It cold hsppen and its on topic. Jus t saying

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo was hoping he would change his name to Sanchez…..Pablo thinks that’s the only way Pablo’s Bucs will have a player who’s name ends in a Z. Pablo was subjected to yet another draft without hearing a name called for one of Pablo’s amigos”

  9. Patrick in VA Says:

    @tmaxcon – Nailed it

  10. Nick2 Says:

    And in other news Logan Mankins is now wearing Fruit of the Loom underwear switching from his lifelong favorite Jockey brand.

  11. OAR Says:

    Name change? And here I thought he’d spend his time in the off-season learning how to play center CORRECTLY!

  12. Transformer Says:

    does pobalo have an opinion on skippyjon jones?

    “My name is Skippito Friskito. (clap-clap)
    I fear not a single bandito. (clap-clap)
    My manners are mellow,
    I’m sweet like the Jell-o,
    I get the job done, yes indeed-o. (clap-clap)”

  13. Buddhaboy Says:

    Well Pablo, the last one to be in the NFL that ends in the letter Z, Aaron Hernandez ….

    See how that worked out for you.

  14. Patrick in VA Says:

    Victor Cruz

  15. Patrick in VA Says:

    Nevermind that. I misread what you were saying. Cruz doesn’t apply.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “OK….tease poor Pablo….now that you don’t have Johnson, Collins or Mariota to pick on. Pablo was crushed when Aaron Hernandez turned out to be a bad hombre. Pablo was excited when the Bucs had interest in the Wiz (ends in Z) only to find out that his name was Wisniewski. Keep teasing poor, poor Pablo. Pablo will bring out his voodoo doll on your a$$es.”

  17. Kenm Says:

    Should have changed his name to Don Evan Smith

  18. Senor Mofo Says:

    Why would a guy named “Pablo” have a voodoo doll?

    A plastic Jesus on his dashboard, maybe.

  19. Captain Doom Says:

    pablo got a chevy impala with fuzzy dice and a muff diver license plate

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Senor Mofo

    Speaking for Pablo

    “There are many varieties of Mexican Voodoo Dolls…..just Google it and many pictures will appear. Pablo would give you the link but Pablo is afraid of Joe. Pablo wants to be able to continue to add to the commentary”

  21. Buccfaninhawkeyecountry Says:

    Great. Now i have to replace my Dietrich-Smith jersey.

  22. WS99 Says:

    Oddly enough tom Brady just changed his name and added “cheater” to it.

    Tom “the cheater” Brady

  23. Senor Mofo Says:


    Señor Mofo is not Mexican. Señor Mofo is merely a gringo Chilango. Señor Mofo will be sure to avoid these Mexican voodoo practitioners in the future, in much the same way that Señor Mofo avoids the hoards of cartel members who apparently lurk in every alley and around every corner, anxiously waiting to lop off Señor Mofo’s gringo head.

  24. Mike10 Says:

    ahhhhh this is probably the funniest message stream i’ve seen

    They’ll say, “those Bucs fans might have the worst team in the NFL, but I’ll be dammed if they still got their humor”

    Here’s my contribution, how bout if he gets beat out by Marpet his name has to be “Hobart”

  25. Buddhaboy Says:

    agreed , this chain has gotten away from us.

    Lets just hope, like OAR says, he was also learning how to be his best self this offseason, starting with the name change.

    Need these louses to step up.

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Senor Mofo

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo love Senor Mofo (but not in “that” way”

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo loves name changes but Pablo thinks it rarely helps the player get better. Pablo is reminded of the famous name change from Chad Johnson to Chad Ochocinco. Pablo thinks Chad needed to be changed also because Pablo thinks Chad is sort of sissy. Pablo has had to change his name many times.”

  28. Captain Doom Says:

    does pablo have a green card?

  29. Clodhopper Says:

    Let me know when he changes his shQtty attitude. That would be a more impressive story.

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo has explained before that Pablo was born in America. Pablo is a proud American citizen…..don’t be confused by Pablo’s name changes…they come from Pablo’s Madre….changing Maridos (husbands) on a regular basis. Pablo’s Madre was very loose”

  31. Gator - Bucs Says:

    WS99 Says:
    May 6th, 2015 at 11:40 am
    Remember last year all the “experts” had us in the playoffs and one even said we were supperbowl bound. If the experts are saying we won’t improve its a safe bet that we will win the division.
    See, now THIS is what Im talking about.

  32. Gator - Bucs Says:

    Hey TBBF. ‘Esposo” is the word for husbands. Awesome try though bro

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Gator

    Both words can be used….look it up…

  34. WS99 Says:


    Thanks, I thought my post were invisible for like a week now. No one loves me anymore. 🙁

  35. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Re the name change I think Transformer nailed it…

    probably grew tired of all the erectile disfuntion jokes

    Re the bbq for the Bucs Oline. I see the scene out of Blazing saddles where they are all sitting around the campfire enjoying their beans and farting loudly.
    I can see Mankins bombing E Smith and laughing his butt off as D Smith lets a real bomb fly.

    More beans Coach Warhop? No I believe you boys done had enough beans!

  36. Ray Rice Says:

    Different name. Same weak FUK!

  37. Capt.Tim Says:

    I wonder how stupid is it, to spew hate at players, who were obviously tanking for JW.
    Mankins has been a pro bowler how many times? And the mouthy losers here have been a pro bowler how many times?
    Shut up
    Mankins had no training camp, and started with no idea what the plays were.
    E Smith and Mankins will both return to form this season, as mission was accomplished.
    If our rookies play up to L&L’s expectation- line will be great
    If Jameis can get Colin’s here- it could well be elite.

    In the mean time, stop trashing the guys who helped deliver you franchise QB!
    It’s like slapping Santa!
    Instead, thank them for sacrificing reputation- to deliver this teams savior

  38. Bucco bruce Says:

    Fire up the barby….get it together boys…oline is key to the season…

  39. DallasBuc Says:

    He got rid of his maiden name. Who the hell cares?

  40. Buczilla Says:


  41. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    LOL…..boy I didn’t think this topic was going anywhere when I first saw it appear…..gawd….it’s gonna be hellish around here until the season opener…Dietrich….SMH

  42. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    If we get A. Smith, B. Smith, and C. Smith, we’ll have a full o-line!

  43. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Can we confirm if Mankins is BBQing with charcoal or gas, and further, briquettes or lump? This will determine if he is a worthy BBQ leader.

    (the correct answer is lump)

  44. robert9 Says:

    I got a lump in my shorts.

  45. I Get It Says:

    Robert9 should change his name to “Not on this site any more”

  46. robert9 Says:

    I get it doesn’t.

  47. SteveK Says:

    Cool story, Bro.

  48. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    hey…what is this ?
    tic toc …tic toc…tic toc….

  49. robert9 Says:

    Something for your breath

  50. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “robert9 Says:
    May 6th, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I got a lump in my shorts”

    Glad you are finally admitting your true feelings for Jameis. I knew you couldn’t stay away from him or here.

  51. robert9 Says:

    I’m going to phins up. stay here you losers

  52. Dave Pear Says:

    See ya.
    Take Barry the car thief with you.

  53. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “robert9 Says:
    May 6th, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I’m going to phins up. stay here you losers”

    There’s virtually no chance of this happening. The draft was a week ago.

  54. The Real Malloy Says:

    i don’t like robert9……

    and i dont like pablo…..

    but I do LOVE “The Barbecue Master”

    maybe now that he changed his name, he can finally go shotgun bud lights with “The Barbecue Master” and smoke a brisket.

  55. Robert9 1/2 Says:

    I’ve never smoked brisket. I’ve smoked cigs cigars weed meth crack no brisket

  56. Dave Pear Says:

    I think Jameis is totally consuming you.
    Get help.
    Get help now.

  57. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Real Malloy

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo is hurt because Pablo loves everyone”

  58. BuccaneEric Says:

    Maybe changing his name will somehow void his contract…. Lovie: “Evan Smith?? Never heard of him”!!

  59. HotRod Says:

    Not only was this the most entertaining comment thread in a long while but then I click through and read that article about stickyballs. Good times, good times. Last season will live in infamy for some time.

  60. Gator - Bucs Says:

    TBBF……..I am almost fluent in Spanish and I never heard this before. I stand corrected.

  61. Barrys Lawyer Says:

    Is EDS like Prince or P Diddy now?
    Next year he’ll demand that everyone calls him “The Deit”
    or he won’t respond.

  62. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    EDS isn’t the only name change…..JBF has many name changes……

    Robert 9 1/2…..

    Many more, I am sure.

    How about 87 1/2?

  63. '74 Bucs Fan Says:

    This thread took a hard left, you guys are freaking hilarious!!

  64. Barrys Lawyer Says:

    Has anyone seen Barry?

  65. Buc1987 Says:

    Who’s I’m Tired and 87 is Right?

    That’s what I want to know.

  66. Barrys Lawyer Says:

    Let me know if you received your jersey in a timely manner
    or if we need to pursue a breach of contract.

  67. robert9 1/2 Says:

    Barry is with me and supersam we’re smoking brisket under the overpass

  68. robert9 1/2 Says:

    This $hit is good

  69. robert9 1/2 Says:

    I’m tired and 87 is right are YOU.

  70. WalkdaPlank Says:

    EDS was probably part of the MARIOTA MOB. So like a bunch of posters here, he is changing his name.

  71. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I like Greg “Styles” White, but when was he EVER a “sackmaster”?

  72. BuccaneEric Says:

    87, I’ve been wondering the same thing.

  73. Capt.Tim Says:


  74. SteveK Says:

    Bring in some more beef on both lines.

  75. Patrick in VA Says:

    How in the world do we get 75 comments on a story about an average dude on the team changing his name?

  76. The Real Malloy Says:

    Robert 9.5

    I see what you did there…

    That’s funny…funny stuff

  77. Senor Mofo Says:

    @ Gator – Bucs said:

    TBBF……..I am almost fluent in Spanish and I never heard this before. I stand corrected.


    Yes, “esposo” or “marido” are both words to describe a husband. Hence the title of the FoxLife series “Escuela para Maridos” (school for husbands).

    Now, if you are almost fluent in Spanish, please explain to me when to say “para” versus “por.” I’ve been living in Mexico City for almost two years now, and that’s still a ballbuster for me.

  78. Senor Mofo Says:

    The upstart from Hobart is going to be a beast.

  79. Andrew 1 Says:

    I don’t know about the Hobart guy, but I’m fully confident in Donovan Smith protecting Winston. He is an Elite pass protector. Screw the highlights, if you have a chance go back and watch Penn State vs Ohio state game and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Against the best team in the nation, He completely shut down the left side in pass protection. Guy’s couldn’t go around him, and they certainly couldn’t go through him, so they would literally just give up mid way through the play. They were just caught standing there looking silly. Now, he does struggle in run blocking, and I’m sure that’s why he fell to the second round, but as far as pass blocking is concerned he is up there with the guys who went in the first round. And that’s why I think L&L drafted him, because they had protecting Winston in the forefront of their minds

  80. Senor Mofo Says:

    @Andrew 1

    Smith has good feet and good legs. But relying on a rookie left tackle to protect a rookie QB with a slow release has never been a recipe for success.

  81. Andrew 1 Says:

    Got no other choice, as of now he is our best option when it comes to protecting Winston. I also think the “slow release” claim is exaggerated.

  82. PABucsfan Says:

    Yeah there’s probably a personal reason why. Solike everyone else in “the media”. Try and dig so these people get 0 privacy. This is why players don’t like the media.

  83. Senor Mofo Says:

    @Andrew 1

    Tony Romo’s release is 3 seconds. Mariota’s release is 3.4 seconds. Winston’s release is 4.5 seconds.

    Winston’s release is very slow. That doesn’t mean he won’t be great NFL QB, but it is what it is.

  84. pick6 Says:

    he’s hoping that when he release him next year, people won’t be able to find all his bad 2014 game tape thanks to the name change