Ball Slappin’ Lovie Smith

August 11th, 2015

lovie 0912Here’s a great look at what Lovie Smith likes to do behind the scenes in training camp.

The Buccaneers’ mic’d up the head coach at a recent practice and shared a compilation of Lovie takes and video. Click here.

What Joe found interesting is how in this entire video, Lovie is shown totally focused on defense, other than a one-liner to Mike Evans.

Also, Lovie has a habit of sneaking up behind players who are holding footballs off the field of play. Lovie likes to slap the ball to knock it free. The message is if you’re going to hold a football, then protect it at all times. Forge a good habit. Lovie likes that rookie Kwon Alexander is already on to him. Leonard Johnson is shown falling victim to the head coach’s ball-slappin’ ways.

23 Responses to “Ball Slappin’ Lovie Smith”

  1. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    “Ball Slappin'”

    Gross, Joe.

  2. Pickgrin Says:

    What a terrible coach – always trying to teach the nuances and details of the game. You can tell that the players hate his coaching style…

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    That Hurts!

  4. Tampa Tony Says:

    Now to teach some discipline to avoid penalties…

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    From the video, you could tell he was “passively” slapping those balls, according to his starting safties last year!!!

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Based on the way incompetent Lovie Smith dropped the ball repeatedly last year someone needs to slap his balls a little.

  7. Tampa Tony Says:

    Lovie’s balls? He left them in his Chicago basement

  8. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    And there you have them the Tampon Trio!

  9. Tampa Tony Says:

    David- Tampon? Speak for yourself. Not sure what Lovie has done to earn your trust or confidence? You must be hoping for a date from Lovie to defending a losing Bucs coach.

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Animosity Amigos team leader Dallasbuc back to usual antics I see. It’s all good though you and your fellow Amigos days are numbered being able to hate on the quality of head coach of this team has. Trust me when I tell you that winning thing is a given with this crew of guys. One time for America’s Head coach Lovie Smith.

  11. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Tampa tiny you sound incompetent to steal a word from your team leader dallas,especially if your assessment of the man is based off one single tank season. But I it’s safe to assume that is common thinking for an Animosity Amigos member.

  12. Tampa Tony Says:

    NeverwenttoFSUguy- 2-14 is 2-14 and as a Buc coach that’s what Lovie is. No denying that. I continually ask his cousins, nephews and ex girlfriends who visit this site to name something that gives you confidence in Lovie? All I get is crickets and insults.

    What that says to me is his supporters can’t find anything from his one year as a Bucs coach to have confidence in.

    I’ve stated before I’m a season ticket holder and if I paid full season ticket prices for a tank job I’ll be even more mad about 2-14 than I already am. Do I hope Lovie turns it around? Hell yes! I’d love to be wrong. But hope doesn’t make Lovie a better coach. He’s got a lot to prove this season.

  13. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Well Tony the way you guys resemble one…..white , uptight and out of sight you know what I’m sayin? Ha ha ha ha ha! The way you guys ride him well the title of this article says it all. Haven’t seen no hide or hair of you three in the other positive stories about the Bucs but soon as an article with Lovies name in it all three of you are here in mass. So who has a Lovie fixation???? Not me son. I just realize what last year was about when Tedford never came back and that was the race for Jameis. See unlike you three I can post about anything other than about Lovie. Last year was not all his fault but he has to show and prove.

  14. Couch Fan Says:

    I hope Incompetent Lovie does start winning here in Tampa and earns a much better nickname. You may believe that last year was a tank job but I dont, especially since a lot of the moves he’s made so far this season are just like last season. Gifting of starting jobs and such… Thankfully we drafted Jameis who I believe just may be good enough to win in spite of his Imcompetent coach.

  15. Tampa Tony Says:

    David- I’m glad I have a stalker. I do try to post on the positive stories as I am a Bucs fan and revel in any positivity I can find since the positive news is very few and far between. Lovie has full roster control and hand picked his gm so he receives the most blame since he has the second most power after the Glazers.

  16. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Couch you the one Amigo that’s alright with me. But all I’ve heard all off season was”Lovie better allow Koetter to handle the offense and stay out the way”. Seems to me according to this report that’s what’s going on. Yet another Lovie myth busted.

  17. Couch Fan Says:

    I hope so Nole. Allow a stud like Jameis to be free and watch him take us to the playoffs. I still would of liked to of seen a competition just so he earned that starting job but I’m coming around.

  18. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I feel you Couch..

  19. DallasBuc Says:

    So amusing watching guys defend such rank ineptitude.

  20. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    No Realist you have no stalker you don’t rate one. I’m not one of those incessantly happy go lucky kind of guys optimistic for no good reason but you and your compadres in negativity are irritating like the hiccups. It’s got to the point I couldn’t ignore the monstrous amount of hate thrown Lovies way. Before I get caught up constantly going back at you guys I’ll just ignore your posts again.

  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie has a lot in common with Alfred E. Neuman, what me worry!

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    DallasBuc Says:
    August 11th, 2015 at 12:48 pm
    Based on the way incompetent Lovie Smith dropped the ball repeatedly last year someone needs to slap his balls a little.

    You got a , yer always wagging! Put it to good use, and get busy

  23. Capt.Tim Says: