Daniel Jeremiah Picks Lovie For Hot Seat

September 19th, 2015

LovieJagsIt has come to this.

As a result of the Buccaneers looking like a colossal train wreck on Sunday, one the most seasoned and reasoned NFL analysts, a former scout and college quarterback, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network, is calling out Lovie Smith.

Jeremiah joined CBS Sports Radio on Thursday and was asked what head coaches would he consider to be in a potential hot-seat situation, even after just one week.

Jeremiah immediately went to Lovie.

“It’s only Year 2 for Lovie Smith down in Tampa, but I mean they have to look better than they looked the other day. I mean that was just, that was gross,” Jeremiah said. “So there is some pressure there on him, I think, to come out and play well.”

This offseason, serving as NFL.com and NFL Network draft guru behind Mike Mayock, Jeremiah was a huge Jameis Winston backer. And based on Joe’s chats with Jeremiah, Joe’s confident Jeremiah hasn’t abandoned shop on Jameis.

Simply stated, the invisibility of the Bucs’ defense Sunday got a whole lot of attention.

33 Responses to “Daniel Jeremiah Picks Lovie For Hot Seat”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    ………this is pointless

    1 more day til BUCS anger returns

  2. Rrsrq Says:

    Daniel Jeremiah is a genius, Stevie Wonder could see that.

  3. rayjay1122 Says:

    Fellow Bucs fans,

    I am posting this here because it is a newer thread than the previous one that resulted in so many personal attacks on each other. I think everyone is frustrated and also everyone has different personalities. Some people are quick to panic and others are more patient. I fall somewhere in between for the most part after my initial frustrated venting gets out of my system. Here is my main concern with the Bucs right now. I am concerned because comments made by players and coaches lead a fan to believe that they were not playing hard and were out coached. Is attacking each other really the best way to be conducting ourselves right now though? If all of us were sitting in the same row of the game week one and the fans were booing the Bucs, would we not all be booing also? Certainly those calling out commentators who are ready to give up, would not have been applauding the effort at the stadium last Sunday and cheering as the Bucs left the field. Don’t boo the team or crticize it in any way shape or form and then attack fellow fans who may be a little more hopeless about the state of their favorite team than yourself. That is being a hypocrite. Unless you are extremely pleased with the state of the Bucs and the product on the field, then how do you have a right to call out others for their sharing of the displeasure they are feeling. And how dare anyone here accuse someone who is frustrated and venting as not being a real fan. I grew up a fan. I endured the John McKay, Leeman Bennett, Ray Perkins, Richard Williamson and so on. If I were going to quit being a fan I would have done it back then. In between the ineptitude, we had some glory years and that oh so sweet championship year but since then we have had Schiano, Raheem Morris and Lovie Smith which has plunged us back to the past. I am pretty pissed as a Bucs fan about the state of the team but I am not going anywhere. I do however have a right along with everyone else who is fed up, to share my thoughts. Of course if you disagree with those of us who are fed up and are going to attack us, then unless you are pleased with the team and cheering when they leave the field getting blown out, then you are just a hypocrite and your thoughts and comments are discredited.

  4. cometowin2 Says:

    Wish we could just rip off the bandaid. There is no way that Lovie Smith is going to turn this team around. It’s obvious that he is a dinosaur and a horrible game day coach. I’m so sick of his emotionless demeanor on the sidelines. Let’s get Koetter to take over for the rest of this year and if he can’t get it done then bring in Josh McDaniels next year from New England and keep Koetter as the OC. I think Koetter and McDaniels together should be able to put together a competent offense!

  5. Bucco brice Says:

    D O N E with LOVIE…”simple as that”….

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    Well said rayjay

  7. mac Says:

    @ rayjay

    Thank you.

  8. J Says:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3243173/posts. Buccaneers future

  9. Maze Says:

    Embarrassing the franchise. #FireLovie

  10. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Good post, rayjay!!!

  11. cometowin2 Says:

    Feel the same way Rayjay. Fan since that 1st win in 1977. Will be a fan till the day I die. Was there when we clinched the division in 1979 in the torrential downpour and for the first playoff win ever against Philly. Since moving away to New Mexico I’ve supported them from afar. Have the NFL Sunday ticket and never miss a game. I do not want to be told how to feel as a fan about this sh!t show of a team. GO BUCS BUT PLEASE FIRE LOVIE!

  12. Harry Says:

    Very well said, as always!

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

    By all means,please just wait on it.

  14. rayjay1122 Says:

    Thanks for the positive responses. It is just that eventually enough has to be enough with being berated for feeling fed up. None of us want the team to suck or to be negative or hopeless or checked out and the very fact that we are still here posting our frustration shows that we care. I honestly believe all of us would much prefer to be commenting about how great the Bucs are and how well they are playing and how well prepared they are for games. Some people just have no sense, when they are also displeased but call out others directly on the thread for venting. Idiotic hypocrisy is exactly what it is! Since I have not seen one person applauding the Bucs week one effort, then nobody should be getting ripped apart for venting.

  15. Stevek Says:

    We are all not as good as Bonzai at rolling over and taking it.

  16. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    You idiots ran off the greatest coach you ever had! Now live with it!

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “You idiots ran off the greatest coach you ever had! Now live with it!”


    Huh??? Are you serious, or this some kind of joke? How exactly did we run him off?

  18. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    It’s not a joke, it’s what happen!

  19. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    A coach with no passion and no fire, will normally have a team with no passion and no fire. #Lovie #Dungyclone

  20. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Some people have revisionist memories about Chucky.

    We all deservedly love him for that ONE year when he won the SB.
    In the next six years he had three winning seasons and three losing seasons.
    His record after that first year 45-51.
    His last year here…9-3 with four straight losses to end at 9-7.

    Those four losses after what appeared to be a playoff team is what got him run.
    That and the fact that the players had grown to loathe him and felt that he lied to them and the fact that he was a horrible talent evaluator who relied far too much on over the hill worn out retreads.

  21. PRBucFan Says:

    Hopefully he’s right.

    P.S. Dungy had plenty of fiery defenses, don’t make stupid comments lol

  22. flmike Says:

    Dungy had fiery defenses because Monte Kiffen was a fiery old MF…Frazier is just another Lovie. The game has passed Lovie by, it’s that simple, you can no longer win in this league by playing not to lose. maybe in 1998 you could play that way, not in 2015. I said it the day he was hired this was a PR stunt to appease the fan base, truth of the matter is we should have stuck with Schiano, he would have mellowed and the team was actually responding to him, the only one’s who literally quit were Freeman and Bowers. This franchise needs to be modernized, the Eagles realized the futility of continuing down the path they were on, they let Reid go and hired a guy with his head and eyes pointed to the future, we hired a guy stuck in 1998. I say fire him now, let Frazier step in as interim HC and let Koetter do what he can with our “Savior” (heavy sarcasm), and go hire the top offensive mind you can find, because to continue down this road with Lovie is futile, it will not get any better because Lovie will not get any better.

  23. Lakeland Buc Says:

    The Bucs was dumb to trade for Jon Gruden, Rich McKay wanted to sign Marvin Lewis. But the Bucs gave the Oakland Raiders, 2, 1st round picks, 2, 2nd round and 3 million dollars. It don’t matter if we won a Super Bowl with Gruden. That trade set us back for years, when the Bucs fire Lovie. The instability will continue, we have already had 3 coaches in 4 seasons. We have had 5 OCs in 5 seasons, 5 DCs in 5 seasons( including Lovie and Rah). And the stable teams like NE, Pittsburg, Green Bay will continue to grow and win. These so-call phony Buc fans are as clueless as the Glazers. Common sense should tell you that when you fire a coach and his staff, you has to bring another staff. And every new Head Coach want his staff, then they will bring in their own players. Somewhere the Glazers has to draw a line, you can’t continue on the path that they have taken. When Schiano was hired he got rid of Aqib, Talib, Kellon Winslow Jr, Michael Bennett, Legarrette Blount, Josh Freeman, Roy Miller, Brian Price etc. Then when Lovie come in he get rid of Donald Penn, Davin Joseph, Jeremy Zuttah, Darrelle Revis, Mark Barron, Dashon Goldson and he benched Mark Glennon. Next season when the new Head Coach and his new coaching staff come in. A lot of players will be gone, so the instability cycle will continue. Then the pressure will be on them to win in 2 seasons, which will be difficult to do. We only have 2 players on our team that was drafted before 2012, and that is a shame.

  24. flmike Says:

    Instability is a huge issue, but you cannot go forward with Lovie, this is a disaster, he plays not to lose. He’s out coached every game, how many more games do you need to see that he is just not a very good HC. His ceiling was and is as a defensive co-ordinator, nothing more, he just doesn’t have what it takes to evaluate talent nor build a team, he is simply awful at both. I was forced by marriage to watch him destroy a very very good Chicago Bears team, that 2007 team should have gone to at least 1 more SB maybe 2 if they found a QB better than Grossman, but within the first season that Lovie took control of the personnel that team started to come apart. The trade for Cutler in 2009 was horrible, Cutler is a risk taking gunslinger, everything Lovie is against, so he brings in Martz to modernize that offense but he neutered Martz almost immediately, so now he has a QB who only wants to sling it and an OC who only wants to sling it, but Lovie demands they run it, he’s a moron. His record against +500 teams is abysmal, everything he accomplished in the NFL was based on someone else’s genius not his own. He needs to go, as quickly as possible. Cut your losses, bring in a guy who can actually coach, because after 17 regular season games Lovie has proven he cannot.

  25. Lakeland Buc Says:

    flmike, If he’s that bad, then the Glazers has made another huge hiring mistake. It seems like the problems lies with them, they don’t know football. Not only is they bad at pick a Head Coach, but they are just as bad at picking a GM. We have had 4 different starting QBs in the past 4 seasons, and 4 different OCs during this time. The only people who suffer are the fans. I said before the season that this will be another episode of ” As the Bucs turns”. But the worst part is, the fact that we can’t get a decent coach or decent players. No one want to play here, and no one want to coach here. We can only get retread coaches like Lovie, or unproven coaches like Rah and Schiano. No successful coach will come here, they won’t even interview for the job. We are not the Steelers, a team that has people begging for the job. We are bottom feeders, we get the leftovers the scraps.

  26. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    If the as$whoopin’ last week doesn’t motivate these coaches and players to come out tomorrow and chain whip the Saints in their house then nothing else will. I’m giving Lovie a couple few more games to show the team can at least be competitive win or lose before I check out, but so help me God another embarrassing blowout loss Sunday (to a division opponent no less) and I officially go into “3rd year Rah mode”…which is basically accepting the season is lost and rooting for embarrassing blowout losses that force the Glazer’s to terminate the coach responsible for the quit

  27. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Lovie sucked in Chicago and he sucks here. If we have anymore games like last week we should just get it over with and move on from the Lovie debacle. They won’t after 2 games I know. But if we start out 0 and 5 or something like that. Then he should go.

    I would love to see a coach with heart and passion on the sideline. Not a stoic figure that you have to search for. Chuck Pagano would be amazing, and with Jim Irsay being the jackass he is and low balling then not offering a better deal. Chuck may be ready to move on barring a Superbowl. One can hope

  28. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    And with our young and talented roster and new young QB. Tampa will be able to get some top coaches wanting to come here. And that whole no income tax thing helps too.

  29. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    Lol, you guys are hopeless!

  30. The Sentamentalist Says:

    Lose by 20+ to NO to a Graham-less NO team and Lovie will be in a must win if that next game is a home game. No home wins since 2013?

  31. Brent Says:

    Man I’d kill for those chucky 9-7 records. What’s our average win total since he left? 4-5 wins per year. He was flawed but so are 99% of the coaches out there.. Bottom line you don’t run a good coach unless you have a suitable replacement. Raheem Morris what a joke. One word — stupid!!!!!!

  32. denjoe Says:

    I think if we win 42-14 and embarrass them like we are constantly embarrassed.
    Then and only then we should forgive lovie. Don’t see that happening though.
    Don’t wanna hear excuses, everyone has rookies NOT everyone is stupid enough to start them all at once.

  33. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Well said Sir #respect