“We Have Full Faith In Lovie”

August 3rd, 2015
Faith in Lovie.

Faith in Lovie Smith.

Joe has maintained that the moment Bucs coach Lovie Smith announced that “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, was the starter for the 2015 season, that barring some unforeseen catastrophe, Lovie cemented his return for the 2016 season if not beyond.

Yesterday, Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer gave every indication that Lovie has the complete and total backing of Team Glazer.

“We have full faith in Lovie,” Glazer told the Tampa Bay pen and mic club before training camp practice at One Buc Palace.

“We have 100 percent confidence Lovie will get the job done. Lovie is patient. He is a teacher. And he is doing the things we expect him to do. Behind the scenes, he is working hard with the team on the field. We have full faith in him.”

Glazer noted that the Bucs have a rookie quarterback starting, which often leads to dicey results. Glazer kept using the word “growing” to represent what he is looking for in the team, and refused to offer an expected win total.

No, unless the Bucs win the Bolt for Bosa or the defense is limp yet again, and Jameis is crippled from a pounding he could take from a potentially porous offensive line, Joe doesn’t see Lovie getting axed in January due to a sub-.500 record.

Again, six wins is progress.

41 Responses to ““We Have Full Faith In Lovie””

  1. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I agree about Lovie, and Bosa.

  2. Digga101 Says:

    If they (glazers) keep paying merry go round with coaches after lovie, you wouldn’t be able to get any top prospects for coaching to come here they need to show patience. That’s a big reason Cower, Parcells, Fisher (remember them) didn’t come here. Even the better assistant coaches choose not to come. So tampa unless we want to be Raiders East, let’s stop with this notion that we can do better at coaching or the next coach you won’t know how to say his name. # grass may not be greener in the other stadium.

  3. Tom Edrington Says:

    At this point they have no choice, they have hitched their wagon to Lovie…..this will be a critical year for him……

  4. Rob Says:

    No one on planet earth thinks he is “America’s qb” but you Joe. You are obsessed bro. Go Bucs!

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    Someone who is not related to Lovie was bound to spout off this crazy talk.

    Look how Lovie fared without Rivera and Marinelli as his coordinators in Chicago! He’s not the type of coach that can draft then develop a solid team on both sides of the ball. With this schedule the Bucs need to win 6 or 7 games to prove to me Lovie is a good coach.

    Still think the Bucs should’ve hired Mike Zimmer and hired a VP of Football Ops as the Glazer boys suck at hiring coaches

  6. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    “We have full faith in Lovie” “until such time we no longer do”. I just can’t fathom how any Bucs fan can be OK with 6 wins and see that as a good job? This team is playing the last place schedule in what was the worst NFL division by far. Rookie or not if Winston really is “America’s QB” and the “savior” or better than Glennon this team should be able to at least win 8 games if Lovie is as good a HC as some here insist. All said and done it’s the Glazer’s call to make, but anything less than 9 wins this season is a failure. Easy schedule, weak division, 2nd year under Lovie…this is not a NFL rookie HC we need to give time to find his way in the NFL. Less excuses more results!

  7. The original "Kevin" Says:

    If lovie foes I want koetter promoted. Next sean payton

  8. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Lovie and his stubborness and blind loyalty will get him fired along with incompetent personnel choices… warhop is a garbage OL coach just go look at his track record and firings… last year keeping arroyo while not going out and getting someone to help the poor over his head guy…. 6 wins is the goal? CMON MAN

  9. BucTrooper Says:

    At least someone does.

  10. tmaxcon Says:

    Hiring Lovie Smith to coach was not a mistake however, handing him full control of the roster and staff was a HUGE mistake. Lovie is not qualified to pick an offensive staff. Lovie failed miserably in Chicago with full control. I agree with poster above glazer boys need a vp or president to run team. Every hire the sons have made has failed including current situation.

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

    Thank you Mr. Glazer. And thank you Lovie Smith for being the Head Coach of this team. A position I look forward to you maintaining for atleast the next ten seasons. A yo Animosity Amigos team leader Dallasbuc you and your cronies can place this one in your pack and shol nough smoke it.😁👍👍.

  12. tmaxcon Says:


    before you give Laughable Lovie that 10 year contract extension let’s see if he can win a home game first or even surpass Raheem and Schiano on the wins list.

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

    Oh my god you Animosity Amigos kill me. As if it’s about to be some monumental occurrence to out do what shiano and Morris did with the talent Lovie is now working with. Really??? This man went as I’m sure you know 5 and 11 his first year in the chi to 11 and 5 the next season. Hello,I’m still awaiting one of you to reveal to me the coach that won a Superbowl year of taking over a new team.

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    lovie and his supporters need to shut up until he wins a damn home game and hestops making so many bad in game decisions. Lovie coached like a rookie last year sir… who cares what he did in Chicago. Stop making excuses for the inexcusable.

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

    tmaxipad save that drama for yo mama. Animosity Amigos a$$,as if it’s about to be the hardest feat ever winning a home game this season. You bitter and its cool,but because of that bitterness I’ll continue reminding you and your AA buds I love it man.

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

    Coached like a rookie last year,exactly that’s what you do when you’re tanking a season to acquire a guy. But in your hearts you know this,if not for your Animosity Amigos status you would acknowledge but that animosity in you prevents this.

  17. Fsuking Says:

    I Wonder if Glazer has any experience at RG?

  18. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    @ Nole

    You really think outside the last game against the Saints that Lovie Smith and the Bucs were deliberately trying to find ways to “tank” just to get the #1 pick for Winston!?!?!? I’m hoping that you’re just messing with people with that and the whole Lovie Smith will be here for another decade comments. No way did they tank the other 15 games…that would be an epic injustice to the fans who spent money on the team as well as the veteran players (VJax and the rest) who’s window of opportunity is closing with every season. As pointed out by other posters already…let’s see Lovie turn things around in Tampa before offering him a contract extension. 2-14 in the worst division in football with a team most experts felt had more talent than their record indicated is not a glowing endorsement thus far.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Soooo they grew from a 4-12 team to a 2-14 team. I don’t understand this kind of growing….

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

    Toesontheline do really feel like Pete Carrol throwing in that situation of the game was the best decision a HC of his caliber could have made. I’ll stop right there,don’t wanna steal Christmas from anyone. But if you feel everything you see on the screen is exactly what it seems then like I always say I’ll leave you to your rational. As for me I see other wise bro.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Toes..McCown remaining the starter WAS the tank. Everyone else just had to play up to their ability same with McCown. McCown WAS the tank.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    If Glennon comes back in for the season and tries really hard, he gets a few wins ans they miss out on Jameis. McCown was playing so horrible, Lovie and everyone else knew that he sucked. So they kept starting McCown on purpose. Ala the tank job.

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

    I mean the Colts were in the playoffs Mannings last season with them. He leaves and I’m suppose to believe they couldn’t muster more than two wins. Yea right. They did the same for Luck,Ursay wanted and got his guy. I give-a-chit about who was fired taking the fall for it. Luck was Ursay’s desire.

  24. Buc1987 Says:


  25. tmaxcon Says:


    so you play the race card when people don’t like lovie now you result to name calling because some of us want the coach to earn his keep. you are a class act sir!

    free pass lovie can do no wrong. dude you have zero credibility…

    what are you going to change you username to when you boy is a career under 500 coach next year and the bucs are 4 12….

  26. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Nole Buc…. only and THE only reason lovie is around for season 2 is he is a dungy disciple and dungy has glazers ear.. lovie needs to win a home game… he is a HORRIBLE personnel person and last year terrible coach see 2-14, unfortunately lovie will be around in 2016
    due to jameis….. as an objective bucs fan that can see… 2-14 is all u need to know that lovie did a terrible job in 2014

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

    tmax stop crying like a b@$!. You and your Animosity Amigos buddies don’t like the man for what ever reason and please don’t tell me it’s all about the poor performance of a single season. Y’all gone hate,I’m gone defend. Simple and plain.

  28. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Toes he did tank the whole season because he didn’t bother hiring an OC with experience instead went with Arroyo with no experience calling plays.

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

    Now 87 one of the most intelligent people on this site. He’s not bull chitin when he says McCown was the tank. Me personally I have no qualms with him. We needed a fall guy,someone to stand in the hitters box and take one for the team.

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

    David they know it was,they wanna act like they don’t. They know what it was.

  31. LakelandBuc Says:

    Lovie gonna lead us to the promise land.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    Look I only 1/2 believe McCown was the tank, because he sucked so bad, they put him back in to start the tanking. Not saying he was in on it. I’m saying he sucked that bad they were going to lose regardless.

  33. William Berry Says:

    There was a coach who won a Superbowl his first year with a new team. It was back in the early 90s that it happened. Don’t remember the team or the coach, though.

  34. William Berry Says:

    No, wait. It was 2002. It was the Bucs and John Gruden. Man, I forgot all about that…

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

    You know your right guy. What a defense that guy took over. And man what a heluva job he did the next few seasons. Thanks guy.

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

    To be honest bro I wouldn’t even count that one. Was I jumping for joy during that Superbowl,hell yea. But with that defense and him facing his former team I personally don’t rank Gruden at the top of my list for winning that Superbowl. He brought an offensive scheme and salute that. After the task was complete it seem like his thoughts were on becoming what he became. A commentator. That’s my reasoning for why he didn’t even come to my mind.

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Gruden also brought in Pittman, McCardell, Joe Jurve, Dilger and quite a few others to put the team over the hump.

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

    I hear you 87 but for me it was simple,they gave that Tampa2 the west coast offense and they accomplish something special. Much like Lovies 2 is being given Koetters 4verticals. I expect something special.

  39. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    The lovie 2 is outdated…….. football styles go in cycles and you need to change, not sure lovie did any changing in his basement not even his drawers cause the bucs stunk last year

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

    Animosity Amigos dusty what up dude.

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

    The 2 is outdated but dang near our whole division is about to be running a form of it. Gotcha bro.