“Throw An Awful Lot”

August 16th, 2015
Lovie talks throwing the ball.

Lovie talks throwing the ball.

And here you thought Lovie Smith was some old school defensive guy who would rather win games 6-3 and turns his nose up at teams that throw the ball more than 200 yards a game.

Well, meet the new Lovie Smith. At halftime, he offered quotes to Bucs media relations folks, and to read the words from Lovie’s own mouth, it sounds as if he has become the second coming of Don Coryell.

When discussing the first half of play from “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, Lovie had the following to say:

“Yeah, he finished strong,” Lovie said. “You know, we didn’t start exactly where we wanted to, but at the end he threw some good balls and got us in position to get a couple scores.

“Yes, that’s the type of player he is [starting slow, finishing fast]. He’s thrown good passes through camp. He’s going to throw an awful lot for us this year.”

Well, now. Does that sound like a ground-and-pound coach to you?

Maybe Lovie has seen the light? Maybe he has entered the 21st Century of football?

19 Responses to ““Throw An Awful Lot””

  1. feelthepewterpower Says:

    maybe but the Buccs have started slow too much….need to be focused, play fast, play high intensity…and execute as tony dungy would say.

  2. feelthepewterpower Says:

    btw Joe..I think the no huddle stuff will mask a lot of our oline wekaness..and allow our line to be on the attack for a change instead of our heels…jameis seems to play well in no huddle…

  3. Joe Says:

    btw Joe..I think the no huddle stuff will mask a lot of our oline wekaness..and allow our line to be on the attack for a change instead of our heels…jameis seems to play well in no huddle

    Sounds reasonable. Let’ s just say Joe trusts Koetter.

  4. Cat Says:

    With that pass defense they’ll have to!

  5. Lakeland Buc Says:

    It wasn’t Jameis and the offense fault for the slow start, the blame goes to the defense and special teams. We had horrible field position throughout the 1st half, you can’t win with poor field position.The O-Line played decent tonight, they did real good in the running game. The Vikings was playing on a short field all night, but it was the opposite for us. You can’t continue to give a rookie QB a long field.

  6. feelthepewterpower Says:

    lakeland, the offense can’t go three and out and expect the defense and special teams to keep the field position in our favor..it works both ways.

  7. Señor Mofo Says:

    In Koetter’s offense, Jameis will throw more than 500 balls this year. He should throw more than 600, but I’m being conservative thinking that Koetter will take it easy on the rook.

    Bombs away, biotches. It’s a new day in Tampa Bay.

  8. Lakeland Buc Says:

    @feelthepewterpower, the offense wasn’t going 3 and out on every drive, they kept getting the ball deep in their own territory. The offense started almost every drive deep in their own territory, the Vikings offense was going up and down the field on our defense. And our special teams wasn’t any better. Our first possession, we got the ball at the 5 yard line. Our second possession we got the ball at our own 13 yard line. Our third possession we got the ball at our 22, and we drove for a FG. Our fourth possession we got the ball at our own 38 and Jameis throw the pick. Our 5th possession, we got the ball at our own 20. Our 6th possession, we got the ball at our own 10. Our 7th possession we got the ball at our own 24. So our average starting position for our first 7 possessions was at our own 19 yard line. You’re not going to win too many games with this kind of field position.

  9. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Minnesota get’s the opening kickoff, they run it out to their own 18 yard line. Then Teddy Bridgewater go to work on our defense and drive down the field, and they kick a FG. Then they kickoff to us and Kaelin Clay bring the ball out to our 11 yard line, Luke Stocker was call for holding. So it pushes the ball back to our 5 yard line, and Dirk Koetter call 4 straight running plays for Doug Martin. And Jameis finally attempt a pass on our 5th play. Our special team play cause Dirk Koetter to change his playcalling, because we were so deep in our own territory. No team should start their 1st possession on their own 5 yard line.That just throw everything off, the playcalling, field position and momentum.

  10. MadMax Says:

    ASF had better fix whatever it is about his inability to catch, or else we need to put some weight on him and make him a right tackle!

  11. Tom Edrington Says:

    With that offensive line it would be miraculous if Jameis can make it through an entire season…..guy took some shots out there…if Dotson’s hurt…..well, it’s a real problem.

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    Lovie has not seen the Light!!!! He knows that the Bucs will be down 2 scores by the second quarter!!!!

    Lovie will “abandon the run” because they will be chasing scores!!!!

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dirk’s offense is perfect for Winston. The no huddle.

    Bucs Realist, get a life. You just cannot stand it when one of the Tampa coaches is complemented.

    Off topic…

    …I’ve come to the conclusion that there is something I actually hate more than the new Bucs uniforms…the slogan for this year.

    “Seige the Day” is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Just to head you off at the pass, Realist…right now its Lovie. two years ago it was Schiano. Before that it was Raheem. And, of course, while Gruden was here, you were against him…even though you deny it now.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie deferred the kickoff again, for exactly why? Real dumb! You can’t fix stubborn. Hearing Lovie talk just bums me out. Blah blah blah.

  16. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    Yes, Joe, we are going to be throwing alot in Koetter’s offense. I also like the look of our running game’s potential…. In Koetter’s system, I think Jameis will have 35 TD and 4,000 yards passing as a rookie

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Deferring the kickoff? Really? You’re holding THAT against him??? LOL!

    I think that depends on the offensive line and running game.

  18. fritz50 Says:

    Extreemely minor point, but, I took it to mean Jameis is going to be throwing a lot of good passes, not necessecarily a lot of passes, total. Before I get jumped on, he ‘could’ mean a high percentage of his passes will be deemed ‘good’, and, thus, “a lot”….No clue here which is the correct way to look at it, guess it’s just that ‘glass half full’ mentality of mine. After all, there’s always next year…LOL

  19. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Joe, wonder if Lovie is reading Warren Sharp’s analysis these days???. http://www.sharpfootballanalysis.com/blog/2015/passing-their-way-to-the-top-in-2015