Lovie Won’t Touch Jameis Winston’s Emotions

August 4th, 2015

JameisIf America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, wants to have a visible freakout because he threw an interception — like he did too often in yesterday’s practice — then Lovie Smith is just fine with that.

Lovie won’t look to harness his new mustang at QB or suck the soul out of any player.

Yesterday, the head coach was asked about limiting Jameis when it comes to outbursts of emotion.

“I don’t stop any of the passion that anyone has,” Lovie said with a serious but somewhat sour look on his face.

“If any player, Jameis, anyone else, if they make a mistake, we’re going to coach them up and try to get them to avoid that next time and just realize that that’s going to be the case. If our quarterbacks aren’t throwing any interceptions around here, that’s not a good thing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sometimes. That’s saying our defense is pretty bad – they should be intercepting some of them. We’ll work with Jameis. Yesterday was a little bit better than today for him. He’ll come back tomorrow.”

Lovie is a “players’ coach” for a reason. He lets the guys be themselves, as long as there’s no cursing. Although, a coach (unknown identity) screamed at 100 percent volume at the offense during practice yesterday: “Stop f***’n walking!” And Joe suspects Lovie didn’t quash that passion after the fact.

There would have been nothing more ludicrous than to draft a guy like Jameis and then try to change the core competitor that burns in that young man. Thankfully, Lovie will let Jameis be James.

Joe just hopes Lovie will let offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter be himself, too, and stay out of his way.

13 Responses to “Lovie Won’t Touch Jameis Winston’s Emotions”

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

    D@$! I love my head coach. Bobby Bowden spoke out of line and Lovie responded immediately. “Am I my brothers keeper?Yes I am”. D@$! right he gone allow that emotion to flow. Flow thru the whole d@$! team.

  2. tdtb2015 Says:

    Schiano Who?

    Treat them like adults and you will get their full potential!

    This is the perfect NFL coach for us!

    In Lovie and Licht I TRUST!

    If Koetter gets this offense to perform:

    Playoffs 2016
    Super Bowl 2017

  3. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Lovie is the Anti-Jimbo??

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie will defend his new QB in any situation. His future depends on Winston being successful. He is allowed to make rookie mistakes.

  5. Destinjohnny Says:

    Joe what do u attribute all of Jameis’s pics and inconsistenties in accuracy 2?

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

    Fact what you just said 37. You know I’m at the crib watching NFL network,Charlie Casserly interviewing Jason Licht and I hear”Jay Z’s it’s a hard knock life”playing in the background. They mention this is the first time Lovie has allowed such a thing. I’ll call it like I see it,it’s the “WINSton affect”. You don’t stay rigid with this young man you conform a little. Lovie won’t relinquish his soul,but for all the Animosity Amigos out there he is already proving that he is willing to make suttle change for the good of this team.

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

    Inconsistencies and inaccuracy,dude it’s called the first few days of camp. Let me guess you’re the ball should never hit ground in practice type huh.

  8. Dick2111 Says:

    It’s interesting to me that Tony Dungy didn’t get a SB win until he moved on up to Indy after our 2001 season. That move overnight eliminated 2 of the major problems he had here.

    For one, he ‘inherited’ a great OC named Tom Moore. He’d been their OC since 1998, and developed a great offense (retired in 2009). For that whole period he had the same OLine coach named Howard Mudd, who produced some great OLines up in Indy.

    For another, he ‘inherited’ a great QB named Peyton Manning who the Colts drafted in 1998, the first year of Moore’s and Mudd’s careers in Indy. They thus oversaw the development of Manning’s career in Indy. Manning started every single game for the Colts over that time period, going 117–59 in the regular season and 9-9 in the playoffs.

    Point is, the Bucs are building something very similar here, right now. It may well take several years for it all to come together. Dirk Koetter and Jameis Winston are both critical pieces of that puzzle. So is creating a defense that’ll once again rank in the Top-10 in the league.

    But it WILL come together … and the ride’s gonna be fun.

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

    Sure will.

  10. tdtb2015 Says:

    I’m right with you Dick2111!!!!

    I believe Lovie and company are the right coaches/GM to bring back the Lambordi. I’m in no rush. It’s going to be a thing of beauty.

    The sun will rise again under Lovie and Licht!


  11. Mo_Downs Says:


    Being a Chicago native I saw the press wrongly suggest over and over that Lovie was “micro-managing” the Bear offense. This press inspired “meme” was proven to be a complete lie….A COMPLETE LIE.

    No job is above critique, but, let’s save the “damning with faint praise” for something real like calling or not calling for a run/pass at the goal in the Super Bowl, like everyone’s All-Genius coach, Pete “Marshawn Who?” Carroll.

    Lovie hired Koetter and expects him to continue doing a good job at designing plays and calling them at the right time. Lovie also hired Mike Martz as OC in Chicago because of his brilliant resume as an offensive genius.

    Let’s hope that Lovie has more success in managing (Yes, Lovie is the Bucs head coach and Koetter’s boss) Koetter than he did with Martz….or, to underscore my point, Arroyo. In both cases an “intervention” might have signaled critical thinking from the HC.

    I would hope that Lovie would step in and object if Koetter decides to fall in love with 7-step QB drops behind our porous OL. Otherwise, Jameis may end up with a nervous neck-twitch, like Jay Cutler, from being sacked too much.

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

    Wow some perspective from someone who actually lives in Chicago. A city I’m assuming none of the Animosity Amigos live in.

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    You don’t “reign in” greatness. You can’t and shouldn’t “quell” competitive passion – even if it presents itself in a counter-productive way in the moment.

    Lovie knows this. Jimbo knew it too.

    I love how the development of ‘America’s Quarterback’ has progressed thus far.