Lovie Enjoys Adversity

August 19th, 2015
Lovie loves adversity.

Lovie loves adversity.

Fans have gone bonkers (until the preseason farting by the Bucs in Minnesota) about rain (what, are the players made of sugar and will melt?).

Even yesterday, Joe got Twitters from angry fans about the rain-shortened practice.

(If anyone knows of a giant faucet in the sky, Joe is sure there are folks in Pasco County that want it shut off much worse than most Bucs fans.)

Bucs coach Lovie Smith is just the opposite of these irked Bucs fans. He loves the rain (as most football coaches do). You can’t prepare for rain on gamedays with a garden hose on a sunny afternoon.

So Lovie welcomes what he calls the “adversity,” including weird preseason scheduling. No whining or complaining from him.

“In an ideal world we like to play a week in between games,” Lovie said when asked about a nine-game break between the first and second preseason games. “In an ideal world we wanted to probably start our first preseason game on Thursday, but it never works like that. In an ideal world it would be sunny outside and we would be able to practice. You just go with it. You adjust. That’s why for me, I like dealing with adversity in training camp and different things you have to do. No issue really.”

Joe must side with Lovie. Learning to deal with adversity is what training camp and preseason is all about.

Football is not played in a vacuum. Once you learn to deal with obstacles in training camp and preseason, you’re a helluva lot better prepared to deal with them in October.

24 Responses to “Lovie Enjoys Adversity”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Lovie says
    “You just go with it. You adjust.”

    That is the classic do as I say, Not as I do!!!!!

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m actually in favor of them NOT practicing in the rain more than a couple times. Last thing we need is a locker room wide virus again.

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    What if his bad coaching is the source of the adversity?

  4. 911bucs Says:

    Inclement weather is fine and dandy but the missed reps in practice are make for a longer learning curve.

  5. Buc Fan #7423 Says:

    Buc Realist

    I understand your pain

  6. OklahomaBucFan Says:

    I’m confused. If the rain wasn’t bad and he likes the “adversity” of it, why did they stop practice? Why not play through it?

  7. fritz50 Says:

    “I’m confused. If the rain wasn’t bad and he likes the “adversity” of it, why did they stop practice? Why not play through it?”

    Seems simple enough to me…there’s the light to medium rain they played/practiced through…and then there’s the monsoon like deluge they didn’t practice through. All a matter of degree.

  8. fritz50 Says:

    Remember… moderation in all things! Including criticism.

  9. fritz50 Says:

    Well, except winning, won’t go there.

  10. James Walker Says:

    I guess Lovie is going to love next year if he loves adversity. I see a whole lot of it coming his way.

  11. buc4life1979 Says:

    This is such BULLSH!T from Lovie. If you REALLY WANTED a roster full of players that had more endurance than ANY other team out there. You’d have ur players out there in the hottest and rain free part of the day, which has been the morning and early afternoon hours. THAT WAS PART OF THE PLAN SINCE LAST YEAR RIGHT LOVIE??!! To have ur team not sucking air in the 4th quarter of games because of the heat?? But somehow not being able to get in a full practice around the same time ur going to be playing ONE SINGLE GAME is supposedto be better for the team??!! THEY”RE !@#@$ING PROFESSINALS!! TO HELL with practicing around the same time as one game ur going to play. U were the last placed team in the league last year, the majority of ur games are destined to be in the 1 o clock sunday afternoon time slot, the same time of day that is the hottest, but Lovie knows best right with practices in the bottom half of the afternnon that get rained out right????

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Rain, I don’t mind, shine the weather’s fine. If you can’t see the Bucs are getting better, take off your Mr. Magoo glasses.

  13. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Slightly off topic here, but I’m hoping to get a good look at Dominique Brown Monday night….sounds like he’s been impressive in camp and I loved him coming out of college

  14. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    The Buc Realist Says:
    August 19th, 2015 at 10:04 am
    Lovie says
    “You just go with it. You adjust.”

    That is the classic do as I say, Not as I do!!!!!

    Tampa Tony Says:
    August 19th, 2015 at 10:24 am
    What if his bad coaching is the source of the adversity?

    Jeesh! Thew very first two comments start with negative criticism. You guys are amazing!

  15. Just Saying Says:

    This site, for some unknown reason, seems to draw the most negative remarks I’ve seen for a team fan site on the internet. And most of them are not well reasoned or logical, just emotional.

    Most of the other Bucs fan site have more balanced comments and are, therefore, more enjoyable to read. Everything is NOT all black or white – there really is room for a whole lot of gray.

  16. Fsuking Says:

    This comment board is a gay parade. I retire until the season starts. You guys are the worst fans in history. Peace!

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    What’s with the pseudo outrage buc4life1979? Most days they have scheduled practices from 2:30-5 pm. Today they practiced from 9-11 am to change things up. Very few reps have been missed in camp this year due to weather. They have gotten at least a partial practice in every day that was scheduled. Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff man.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo knows adversity. Pablo is often accused of being illegal….Pablo crawls around Pasco County roofs and landscapes during the day….but the most adversity Pablo faces is at night where he has performed table dances for 87 & most recently the Realist. Pablo loves 87 because he is a big tipper and complimentary on Pablo’s physique. The Realist, on the other hand, doesn’t tip and does nothing but whine & complain about Lovie Smith.”

  19. mjc Says:

    I want to believe Lovie knows what he is doing, but everyday it seems like amateur hour.

    I am not sure what is worst. Letting Gilkey play center after you know he is not NFL caliber lineman and risk injury to Jameis or

    Scheduling afternoon practices in Florida in August. Let’s pick the worst time of the day to affect practice.

    You would think after a few rain outs a light bulb would go on. But I would assume the same with Gilkey. He shot put a few snaps last season over QB’s head, but Lovie did not seem to learn.

    Everyone is calling for a indoor facility which would be great during the season if the elements affect training, but for training camp the Glazer’s could save that money for players if Lovie just scheduled 9am practices.

  20. The Other Side of the Coin Says:

    Kelvin Benjamin injured knee in Panthers practice. Could be bad.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…lol poor Pablo life can be just so frustrating at times.

  22. bucs4lyfe Says:

    needs t learn how to deal with adversity on the field, his coaching ability hasn’t given me much confidence especially being defensive minded and not being able to see Leonard Johnson is his biggest weakness in defense. Personally i think he has the type of players that can make a big jump and a weak schedule and if he doesn’t them make your the problem lovie

  23. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I love Pablo!

  24. buc4life1979 Says:

    Pseudo rage?? Did u even understand my post at all? If you say yes, then u sir r a dumbass. Go listen to the Big Dog’s first 5 mins on the radio today, he reiteratted almost everything I posted, everything that you seem too perplexed by or too ignorant to understand.