Who Says Lovie Is Unemotional?

September 21st, 2015
Video proof of Lovie Smith getting fired up.

Video proof of Lovie Smith getting fired up.

Joe gets a kick out of the meatheads who argue Lovie Smith, Bucs coach, is unemotional.

First off, when hiring a guy, Joe doesn’t give a damn if the guy is a statue or picks his nose or does shots of Jack on the sidelines.

Just coach your team up and win games. That’s all that matters.

But for whatever reason, too many Bucs fans want to see a coach act like a juvenile version of Will Muschamp. And when Lovie, cool and under control, is shown on the sidelines, these Bucs fans grate their teeth.

Maybe Joe is lucky to talk to Lovie once in a while, but Lovie is hardly unemotional. Shoot, one time Lovie was talking to Joe about turnovers and when he got to talking about scooping and scoring, Lovie started hopping on his feet he was getting so fired up. Really.

Now there is video proof of Lovie getting worked up. Locker room video on Buccaneers.com after beating the Saints shows Lovie like you’ve never seen him before.


31 Responses to “Who Says Lovie Is Unemotional?”

  1. BigCeltic.....Section 318 Says:

    Do you have a Season Pass? Put it in your handle. Let’s start a new tradition on this outstanding blog! Go Bucs! Sweep the division!

  2. Delson Says:

    Why did we call a timeout at 2:06 left in the 4th quarter? I dont remember the situation but i thought that was odd.

  3. Delson Says:

    I think there was a similar situation in the rams n seahawks game in week 1. Seattle called a timeout during the rams game tying drive which led to a loss.

  4. Prophet Says:

    We did not call that time out that was the saints.

  5. tdtb2015 Says:

    Well, we see how a players meeting can help us WIN. Maybe that was the problem all along last week.

    Either way, it was great to us play like a team. Great win. If this team keeps showing up, then I feel we should have some more wins. I couldn’t say that last week.

    Lovie IS ALIVE!

    Go Bucs!!!

  6. tdtb2015 Says:

    ^great to see us

  7. Espo Sec 149 Says:

    Yeah Saints got 4 timeouts. Oh well I was happy we actually had some calls go our way for once.

  8. DEEnice07 Says:

    I believe some emotion is better than non at all on the sidelines, the refs are aware that you know that they know they F’ed up. The next time their is a questionable call, the ref doesn’t want to get chewed again, so he’s more than likely will give you the 50/50 call. It’s just natural human reaction, but when they know your passive as a coach, that is not in the back of the brains to make up for the bad or questionable call they just called against your team.

  9. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    I don’t want to see Lovie Smith, jumping in the air just to do it. I want him to do it because it matters to him, because it give splayers energy, because it brings players and staffs together.

    After it’s probably not in his nature and you can’t alaways fight that.

    Simple as that 😉

  10. DefenseRules Says:

    I think that the big differences between Game 1 and Game 2 were that the Bucs had much better offensive & defensive game plans yesterday and the Bucs players executed both much better. Our team has some pretty decent talent, but yesterday the players really played with a lot of passion and wanted that win badly. And it showed in the results.

    Kudos to the coaches for making some excellent adjustments from Game 1 to Game 2, and to our Bucs players for sticking together and righting the ship. Great opportunity to build on that even more this week in Houston.

  11. bucrightoff Says:

    Actually the Bucs did call the timeout with 2:06 left. Clock management is not exactly Lovie’s strong suit.

  12. Clodhopper Says:

    We were on offense. They used up all the time on the play clock and called a time out. We had 3 time outs at the time. What’s the big deal?

  13. bucrightoff Says:

    You have no reason to stop the clock, and if you manage the clock correctly you run it right to the two minute warning by having the play go to the 2 minute, not giving the Saints the free timeout.

    Irrelevant now obviously, but just poor clock management. It’s part of how Lovie works, not one of his stronger suits. Like when he wasted that challenge in the Bears game last year, which actually did cost the Bucs.

  14. Clodhopper Says:

    How are they running the clock to the 2 minute warning when the play clock will expire before that? Snap the ball with one second left on the play clock or call a time out with one second on the play clock is the same thing. They still snapped the ball with the same amount of time left on the game clock as if they didn’t use a time out.

    Either way they had to make one more play before the 2 minute warning

  15. BucTrooper Says:

    My wife is emotional. I don’t want her coaching the Bucs.

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    Always get a laugh out of Lovie directing traffic. There is a school crossing guard out in the street who strikes that same pose. Lovie did show some emotion after the win, smiling and bumping coaches a little. That’s more emotion than I’ve seen since he got the job. That’s what a desert like dry spell ending can do for you. I’m happy for the win , but a bit upset at the trend of the games turning into a penalty flag fest.

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

    Just wait on it.

  18. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    What a statement game to comeback after that spit show last Sunday! Go lovie Go Jameis go Bucs !!! Hilarious to see the celebrations on the sideline after the win 🙂

  19. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    tdtb2015 Says
    “Well, we see how a players meeting can help us WIN. Maybe that was the problem all along last week.”

    That was media hype. In truth, the players get together EVERY WEEK, at least once a week to discuss things.

    That’s why Lovie said it was nothing. Because it was. It’s unspoken policy so the team captains can talk with the team in private in order to handle their duties.

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joehelldeloxley Says
    “I don’t want to see Lovie Smith, jumping in the air just to do it. I want him to do it because it matters to him…”

    Tony Dungy was the exact same way. At first fans complained about it. Then the winning started and it no longer mattered.

    So far as I’m concerned, he can sit in a lounge chair sipping a brew so long as the team gets better and the wins begin to come eventually

  21. Joe Says:

    @BuccaneerBonzai – Why lie? It was no media hype. It was very real, and out of the ordinary.

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The difference between games one and two? The players mostly stayed in their roles instead of jumping their routes to make plays their teammates were responsible for.

    The gameplan does change for every team we face, but none of that matters if the players don’t do their jobs.

    Props to Evans, who actually played a good game. Props to Winston, who showed improvement.

    Props to ASJ who made mistakes, but also made good plays. Playing much better than last year.

    Props to Kwon, who handled his duties better. I think maybe he was nervous in game 1.

    Offensive line gets props again too. Our new OT Smith didn’t get his name called much if at all. Last week he was very nervous…and it showed.

    Marpet is the best oline guy we have, bar none.

  23. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    One video doesn’t make up for years of stoicism. And I’m not calling for another Schiano esque coach but one that shows heart and desire in game. When it matters most.

    We did look better yesterday even if the Saints aren’t a good team anymore. A win is a win n #3 looked way more composed even against a crap d like NO

  24. buddhaboy Says:

    I thought Glennon was working on getting stronger. oh boy.

  25. Tentatively Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    With 2:06 left we should have thrown a pass, the clock would have been stopped by the 2 min warning, no reason to not try and put the dagger in that game.

    Still left with a win and I am ecstatic, but that kind of play calling led to many losses last year and in the years before

  26. Delson Says:

    @clodhopper i believe we had ten seconds left on the play clock not sure. 6 seconds is one less hail mary tho. Drew brees can hit at any time. Thankfully the penalties didnt prevent us from winning but they did prevent us from adding to our lead.

  27. 813bucboi Says:

    great team win…damn bucs fans!!!we got a win..who cares about the 2min situation..lovie managed it well..jameis improved on his footwork and made good reads with the ball…he must work on his ball security but I think he will…the biggest thing I wanted to see is improvement and the bucs showed that in all 3 phases of the game…asj made some nice plays and some dumb plays which I hope he improves on but great win for the team and city..and most importantly, 1-0 in the division. with the way we played yesterday 10-6 is possible especially with injuries to the cowboys and teams like the Texans,giants,philly all stumbling out of the gate…GO BUCS!!!

  28. Clodhopper Says:


    This is from the play by play:

    1-10-NO 15 (2:51) 34-C.Sims right tackle to NO 17 for -2 yards (50-S.Anthony; 57-D.Hawthorne).
    Timeout #1 by TB at 02:06.

    That is 45 total seconds from snap to time out. 6 seconds for the play and 39 seconds for the play clock brings the game clock to 2:06

  29. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I have to confess that I was a fan of letting Father Dungy go because of this very trait. TD never showed any emotion. Way more taciturn than Lovie.

    Chucky brought the fire we got a SB, but he clearly burnt out the players after a few years and he lost the team. Fire and excitement cuts both ways. Generally however it’s not a good “long term” strategy. We see Belicheat’s aggravation at times but he doesn’t go nuking futs on the sideline ala Pete Carroll.

    As for TD I realize his greatest flaw was never finding a franchise QB. He inherited one of the greatest in Indy and finally got his SB. Ironically it came against Lovie who had never had a franchise QB either. Lovie seems to have learned from that experience which is why I believe he pulled the trigger on JW.

  30. RealBucFan Sec 218 Says:

    Lovie is a good coach who needs and deserves a chance to build this football team his way, and if I might add, our draft picks und Licht, look much better than we ever had with Dominic or Allen.

  31. WhatdaBuccisgoinOn Says:

    Wow!. didnt know he can get that excited. Good to see tha. I think the team needs to see it more. More fired-upness happy or angry.