Lovie Identifies “Really What Kick Started The Win”

September 20th, 2015

lovie smith 0511The Bucs are going to play Lovieball or die trying, and that’s why the head coach was all smiles this afternoon in New Orleans, following the Bucs’ silencing of the Saints.

Lovie got his treasured takeaways. His pass rush was alive and executing.

But with confidence and certainty, Lovie told media the running game, the success of Doug Martin and Charles Sims, was “really what kick started the win.”

Joe finds that interesting insight into the head coach.

Sims and Martin were a combined 29 carries for 116 yards, and Martin coughed up one key fumble. The success freed Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, up for legitimate play-action, and the offensive line often run blocked like it was 2012.

Pound the rock!

18 Responses to “Lovie Identifies “Really What Kick Started The Win””

  1. mac Says:

    Good game Bucs!!!

    This is the team I was expecting last week and every week going forward…


  2. drdneast Says:

    As much as a lot of Evan Smith haters won’t recognize, when he left the game we didn’t run the ball as eggectively.

  3. This Guy Right Here Says:

    Unlike vs Tenn, Im not gonna dwell on this game for 6 days…

    Lovin the W! But by this time tomorrow??? All EYES ON HOUSTON!!!!!!

  4. D-Rome Says:

    For a while towards the tail end of last year and the pre season I thought we needed to put out an APB on Charles Sims. He had a good showing today.

  5. Bucco brice Says:

    Sims sucks…should be a 30 carry Martin plan…I don’t understand the sims love lovie….

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Excellent point. The run blocking slowed significantly after EDS but in fairness to the no name…what happened to Warren…the ‘Aints were obviously keyed to stop the run realizing Lovie wasn’t going to put the game in a rookie QB’s hands.

    That and one of a dozen brain dead calls in the game where the backup center…again forget his name..dove for a block and as he rolled his feet barely touched the defender…he clearly did NOT leg whip the guy or make any effort to extend his legs in any tripping motion.

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Another reason I’m glad we won is so I can trash the worst officiating I’ve seen since the NHL season ended.

    Those refs were the worst. And they made horrible calls against BOTH teams.
    I’m not whining that we got the worst of the calls…plenty of horrible calls and non calls against the ‘Aints and us.

  8. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    He also said that player-only meetings happoen every week. So much for your theory, Joe. Will you eat crow?

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    I’m an Evan Smith hater…and I’ll give him props this week. He played a good game.

    I doubt he’ll last the season anyway, but I would prefer it if he played good enough to lock into the position on the long term. That would mean one less spot to fix.

    And frankly, it may be the last spot to fix when all is said and done (on the offensive line)

    Murphy played okay, but I’m still not satisfied with the WRs. Murphy and Jackson have been okay. Evans has been limited. But I still feel like we need another slam dunk.

    As I’ve mentioned throughout the week, the defense ALWAYS starts the season slowly. So I knew they would bounce back.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Still not happy on returns though. There was one I was certain that if Rainey was faster, he would have taken it to the bank.

  11. Bucnut2 Says:

    St pete. Really good point about EDS. great win!!

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    It’s not hard to key on stopping Martin when he is given the ball nearly every play. Thus the tail off in effectiveness as the game wore on.

  13. JBuc Says:

    For you people saying we need to pound the ball with Martin you truly have no understanding of life in the NFL. It’s almost impossible for a RB to last 16 games on 20 carries, much less 30.

    I thought both backs played well today.

  14. CAN'T FIX IT Says:

    Don’t count your chichens before they hatch, This is one of the two games there going to win all year !!! 2 –14 THIS SEASON…….

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Can’t fix it

    Nah. The schedule is way to soft. I’m out of town and so I have direct ticket and saw many of the games. Tennessee is better than we gave them credit. Not world beaters but they almost came back against the Brownies and the Brownies jumped out 14-0 on a punt return.

    Freaking Washington crushed St. Louis. Again it’s the NFL…No freaking Logic…or Not for Long.

    There are plenty of opportunities for wins. Atlanta is starting to look like the scariest team in our division after they way they came back in New York against the Giants…but again it’s only two games into the season.

  16. bucs4life Says:

    I find myself amazed at most of the bucs fans around here .Everyone was ready to jump ship and fire Lovie. Everybody compared MM and JW’first start, like one game defines a career(see multiple hall of famers). Well, today Jw won and MM lost, now what. But some fans here are still bitching about this and that. How bout we bounced back and went into NO and won for the first time in what 3-4 years. Whens the last time we stopped drew brees in under 2 min. I havent felt more confident in our offense as i do now with Jameis at the helm. We were 2-14 last year for a reason, all the holes cant be filled in one offseason. Anyways, I say lets just enjoy the day and the sweet sweet W we got

  17. bucsbedabest Says:

    Lovie said the running game “really what kick started the win.” Martin seems to be the player of old and Sims is surprising most. They would not have success if not for the OL. After bashing Warhop over and over again I believe he was vindicated as much as Lovie today. The left side of Donovan Smith, Logan Mankins and Evan Smith were “steamrollers” today. Ali Marpet is a brawler who is getting better each game. I am still not sold on Cherilus. At least he had no penalties today. The run game did show signs of bottoming out when Evan Smith went out but by that time the Saints were also keying on the run. I would still rather have Joe Hawley at center over Garrett Gilkey? Dotson should be back soon which will solidify the OL and help in pass protection as well.

  18. Pick6 Says:

    The opening drive of the second half was a perfect microcosm. Big run, big run, big pass of play action, huge penalty off playaction, QB Rush TD off play action. All in like 90 seconds