Lovie Says “Each Position” Is Improved, Draws A Line In The Sand

June 22nd, 2015

LovieNo excuses. None.

Dammit, your beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers must show significant improvement this season or heads need to roll.

Last week, Lovie Smith served up a can of worms boldly declared the Bucs are “going to be a good football team,” but Lovie didn’t clarify that statement.

Today, Scott Smith (no relation) shared a video sit-down with Lovie on Buccaneers.com, in which he asked Lovie to go deeper into that proclamation. Lovie identified three concrete reasons the Bucs will be a good football team.

In order:

1) “Each position” is improved versus last year.
2) It’s the second-year in his defense.
3) Watching how we’ve grown as an offense

Lovie went on to note how Dirk Koetter has been “installing a system that guys believe in.” (Hmm, interesting choice of words.)

Lovie summarized that his claim the Bucs are going to be a good football team is based on his decades of NFL experience.

Joe considers that Lovie drawing a line in the sand. The head coach expects to win football games. Joe will assume that means at least as many as the Bucs lose.

Joe still thinks the Bucs look like a 6-10 team for 2015, but after Lovie’s strong words, wild anger in the streets will ensue if Lovie can’t at least hit the six-win mark.

25 Responses to “Lovie Says “Each Position” Is Improved, Draws A Line In The Sand”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Didn’t we watch Lovie did this same hole last year! He watches his defense against the worst offense in the league in practice, then starts the talk!!!

  2. AdamBomb418 Says:

    Being a better football team doesn’t mean you will always win more games, just saying.

  3. bucco brice Says:

    If this team stays healthy, with no major injuries to key people, I don’t see why a division run couldn’t happen. Beyond the starters it’s very iffy. Injuries will determine the fate of the season….

  4. Buc_Realist Says:

    @The Buc Realist

    you really are a moron why do you come here??? are you comparing an offense that even marcus arroyo wasn’t familiar with to that of dirk koetter? you could easily argue that even a third year for mike glennon and drafting jameis Winston upgraded our offense regardless of the weapons. a healthy ASJ

    if your saying the offense and defense is comparable to last year you are stupid. I tend to think that if that awful football team on both sides of the ball lost 8 games by less than a touchdown that this year’s team can win more than half of those close games this year.

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    What’s going to change in Lovie’s game management skills? Is this team gonna play smarter and reduce penalties? Is Lovie gonna adjust his scheme to maximize his players talents or is he gonna stay passive and play not to lose?

    Bucs can add talent but talent can’t overcome a head coach of who refuses to adapt and change.

    4 wins and hopefully the glazers give Harbaugh anything he wants to coach Jameis. Lovie sucks

  6. WS99 Says:

    “4 wins and hopefully the glazers give Harbaugh anything he wants to coach Jameis. Lovie sucks”

    Interesting! I like your train of thought. If harbaugh really dressed in full pads for a practice then that’s the kind of moxy I want leading the team but I doubt some of our “leaders” can handle harbaugh bc he likes to yell and is passionate, that doesn’t go over too well here.

    President Lovie is just spewing his old talking points.

  7. Ray Rice Says:

    You mean to tell me no one besides Herron believed in the explosive Wyoming playbook? #whattha

  8. OneLove Says:

    I would be shocked if we didn’t get to at least 6 wins, barring any major injury(and I ain’t talking about Jonathan Banks!!). The only thing that makes me nervous is the holes we have up front on both sides of the ball.

    I have always liked the Lovie Smith hire, because he has proven that he can win at this level. But I have to admit this talk about Jim Harbaugh is getting me aroused! That’s wishful thinking, but it wont stop me from fantasizing(sexually) about it! He wont be leaving Michigan for a while!

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    I actually agree with Lovie, I mean he knows what he is seeing at this early date. Not hard to see the team getting better to an optimist.

  10. bucs4lyfe Says:

    I don’t remember anyone blaming schiano for lavonte david foolish penalty in that jets game a couple years ago just sayin, lol jim harbaugh is going to give up all that money and power to coach this team when he’s on easy street in college? no wonder so many people hate coaches and players, mentality of rich people doesn’t compute in the mind broke couch coaching fans. keep on dreaming and playing lotto

  11. Pat Says:

    Lovie, how do you interpret that statement? Blowout = 14+ points. Last year, of the 2 opponents we won against, we blew out 1 of them. That’s great! Or, of the 14 that we lost, 4 were blowouts. I guess time will tell. But I do see the glass half full.

  12. The Buc Realist Says:


    look again, nice comments bro

    later in the week you were even better!!!!

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    Lovie needs an intervention. Someone please help that man. A man that delusional to say every position is better than last year is just crazy… MLB is not better. We have a rookie draft picking learning the position and OLB learning to play MLB. Carter has not played a full season at MLB… Yep that is much better. Lovie is a fool. Only position with depth is DT everything else is unproven young guys or has been – injury prone system specific players. not game changers or proven starters. it’s all one big gamble…

  14. University of Seffner Says:

    Lovie sure is putting a lot of faith in Offensive line coach George Warhop for saying that the Offense has grown. Hopefully the brand new students (Smith and Marpet) are at least average in their rookie season. By the way, its rare for a rookie to be special in their first year in the NFL.

  15. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Joe…It’s time to retire the phrase “drawing a line in the sand”, Obama ruined it for the rest of us! How about…”issued an ultimatum” instead?

  16. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    University of Seffner. Bwahahah! Best name I’ve seen on here in a long while. I used to be the Hugh Hefner of Seffner as a young adult.
    Oh yeah. Lovie is an idiot until he proves he’s not. Everything last year is on him. IMO.

  17. Big Irish Says:

    Better chemistry under Dirk. Buc Ems will be 9-7……good enough to win the NFL South!

  18. linda Says:

    Anyone heard of Positive Thinking? Good God Bucs fans are negative…..try believing just a little bit. Se what happens.

  19. Bear the Bucs Says:

    Have to agree with Tampa Tony. Lovie’s game management was terrible in Chicago and is terrible here. Sure, he was in the Super Bowl with Chicago, but that was because he had great talent on the defense. (especially that linebacker group, Urlacher was worth 2 players, linebacker and safety all in one.).

  20. WS99 Says:

    Lovie went to 2 Superbowls and lost both. As DC for the Rams he couldn’t stop a second year qb from driving the length of the field for a game winning field goal. The one against the colts wasn’t even close 29-17.

  21. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Onelove, don’t you watch The League???! NO Rosterbating!!!!!

  22. Joe Says:

    Good God Bucs fans are negative

    Can’t imagine why. After all, if 2-14 doesn’t scream “Super Bowl,” what does?

  23. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Can we please stop talking about the fact that we lost close games and we should win the close games now. 2/3 of NFL games are decided by 1 score or less. The good teams win the close ones, and the bad teams lose them. Every team that didn’t make the playoffs can say the same thing. I would say that we had unfortunate things happen in two of the games where we could say that we “should” have won them; the Evans game and the 12 man game. But to use close games as a measuring stick is wrong.

  24. 813bigbucs Says:

    last year couldn’t have gone any worst for lovie…no offensive coor., the defenses first year in a new scheme mixed with players that didn’t fit the scheme, journey man qb, along with a few injuries…we still have to wait and see how the oline shakes up but I agree with lovie..on paper we look to be better/improved on both sides of the both..harbaugh can stay far away from tampa for all I care..he’s just like schiano.. dude is a college coach nothing more nothing less…GO BUCS!!!

  25. ptwalk Says:

    I see a team that will be a lot better. This defense will carry the team this yr. Lovie is the right coach for the this team.