Why Dink And Dunk?

October 4th, 2015

LovieJagsYou have got to be s(p)itting Joe!

The Bucs, after a woeful start, had a chance at the end of the first half to tie the game 17-17. America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is famous for last minute drives, and he had the Bucs marching in the Stinking Panthers red zone.

With two of the tallest receivers in the NFL, Joe thought surely the Bucs would lob at least one pass in a far corner of the end zone so Mike Evans or Vincent Jackson could catch a jump ball. But no, the Bucs went dink-and-dunk over the middle to chew up valuable clock.

Joe guesses Lovie was trying to set up Kyle Brindza, who has the aim of Mr. Magoo, for a short field goal.

How the hell did that work out?

43 Responses to “Why Dink And Dunk?”

  1. tb Says:

    I can’t stand lovie he is horrible.

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:


  3. bucrightoff Says:

    Because even if we had Justin Tucker Lovie would play for the FG. Can’t risk a sack or turnover and not getting the TD. Nevermind that we have two huge targets and a fade pass is a pretty safe throw if executed right. He’s just a scared coward, playing not to lose rather than to win.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Fire Lovie

  5. Skelly Says:

    doesn’t it just feel as if Lovie’s game plan is to try and win every game by a field goal. Meanwhile we get 30+ points ran up on us on an average sunday.

  6. RealityCheck Says:

    I lost my mind and my voice after that. Lovie is a coward. This team is an absolute dumpster fire.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Tough choice for Lovie…

    Missed field goal or interception…..

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe you’re are dead on correct. I kept thinking that the whole game, why all the dinking and dunking. We have 2 6’5 WR’s why don’t we launch the ball downfield more?

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    If we lose to the Jags does Lovie make it through the season?

  10. MiamiBuc Says:

    We have the wrapons for a vertical passing attack but Lovie Smith has to be Conservative, screw that bring in an offensive minded HC,

  11. Nk2015 Says:

    I agree 100%. Overall I do not believe we do a good enough job of using our short passing game. Winston has the highest yards per completion in the NFL but a low completion percentage. We must do a better job of giving him some simple completions… The one drive we did in the first half we got a touchdown! We can’t ask a rookie to throw into coverage 10-20 yards every play….

  12. bucrightoff Says:

    Depends 87. 24-21 loss he’s probably safe. 31-10? How does he stay after that? 3-18, 0-11 at home, no improvement, and a fan base who is dead 5 games after drafting a QB at #1. Lovie has to be fired right? Or does he get to sacrifice Leslie to buy him more time he doesn’t deserve?

  13. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Lovie is 0-10 at home, winless at RayJay. And 3-17 overall. Unacceptable.

  14. BucFan20 Says:

    3-17 and Counting! And Waiting on it.

  15. warrenfb12 Says:

    Patience…real football fans can see we are close..

  16. Ana Says:

    Blah, blah , blah, Bucs lose😏

  17. J Says:

    He was afraid of a Winston pick. Fears justified

  18. Lue0615 Says:

    Fire this mofo

  19. OneLove Says:

    Jameis Winston is a PICK MACHINE!! Maybe that’s the reason Joseph?? No you’re right, let’s have him air it out and set the single game INT record…

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith aka “Can’t win the game if my offense get’s 5 turnovers!”

  20. The Rockstar Says:

    This just a bad football team.

  21. BrianBucs Says:

    You dink and dunk when you have no faith or confidence in your QB and don’t want him throwing the ball down the field

  22. ChanEpic Says:

    Wait, I thought Koetter was calling the plays, or at least brought here to influence the playcalling. Is that not true? Oh and let me be clear, THIS IS NOT A LOVIE EXCUSE. I’m just curious.

  23. J Says:

    Joe you forget we drafted Jameis not Marcus. Otherwise easy TD to VJax

  24. bucrightoff Says:

    Chan, Lovie is still the head coach. He can always tell Koetter to go for the TD. More than likely, he said make sure we get the FG.

  25. Bucit88 Says:

    Stop wit the firing of Lovie chant it’s not gonna happen. I understand the frustration trust me I do but firing Lovie will reset this team once again and jw most likely would have to learn a new playbook (we don’t have a nice vet like Matt ryan) new defense and basically it would be handicapping us because then we would have to continue paying him the next 3 years and we would have to hire a low pricing coach most likely one who don’t have any hc experience so it would be like a recycle bin. The Glazers understand their mistakes in the past believe it or not were stuck to at least the end of next year jus hope and pray for the best

  26. Tampa Tony Says:

    What did Lovie learn in his basement after being fired by the Bears. This team looks just as bad as last year

  27. bucrightoff Says:

    Bucit88, the thing is this team has built nothing with Lovie so far. It’s not any better than week 1 of last year. There’s not a whole lot to reset, there’s some guys who are almost certainly gone next year (VJax, Mankins, Doug Martin, EDS), but no one who’s vitally important to the future. Better to fire Lovie now too soon than next year too late, then we’ve blown 2 years of Jameis before resetting. Look at the Dolphins, did bringing Philbin back really help them at all? Now they’re a bigger mess, and his first couple years were much better than Lovie’s.

  28. Tampa Tony Says:

    So Lovie is 3-17 and he should come back just to avoid turn over? That makes zero sense.

    We all know the Glazers boys don’t Fire coaches in season. But you can’t tell me their is not a young coordinator out there who could get more out of this team than loser Lovie???

    Bad continuity is not worth keeping

  29. BuccoDav Says:

    “America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston is famous for last minute drives”

    Joe, this isn’t college anymore…the only thing JW is famous for in the NFL is bad decisions and turnovers.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    bucrightoff…well I’m going to be at next week’s game and this team is going to hear it from me. I’ve got my paint and poster boards ready to go.

  31. Bucit88 Says:

    The gb packers has 50 players out of the 53 players that were either drafted by the Packers or picked up as an undrafted player. The Bengals has 38 out of 53. Put 2 and 2 together!!!

  32. J Says:

    Why Fire Lovies when JaBoob is barely on page 6 of the current playbook

  33. Bucit88 Says:

    And they spent their whole careers wit that team

  34. mdsbuc Says:

    The team was worse in all three phases of the game last year than they were the two years before. Now again we are no better than last year’s pitiful team. Firing Lovie will require a “reset?” Not doing anything will just keep us “set” where we’ve been for the last year and a quarter. A reset really seems to have set Atlanta back, hasn’t it? Not!

  35. bucrightoff Says:

    The Packers have a better organization than the Bucs by a country mile. That’s why they draft so well. I get that people want to believe Lovie will get better, but he won’t. He’s not a new NFL coach, this is year 11. He’s doing most of the exact same things he did in Chicago. This time he doesn’t have as much great defensive talent and the best returner ever. Those things don’t grow on trees, and his track record of talent evaluation is very poor.

  36. bereal Says:

    do you really think lovie pulled an over ride on Dirk Koetter calling the offensive plays ?
    Rookie quarterback and two rookie offensive lineman, you can only expect so much. Sure they should have done better overall, many mistakes. Brindza gone next week. Learning for the rookies week to week. This is the first time in a decade you see their are key pieces to build around on this team while Jameis learns to play in the NFL.

  37. denjoe Says:

    I really hate your coaching and wish you’d quit lovie dovie, lovie dovie, all the time.- Inspired by The Steve Miller Band.

  38. bucrightoff Says:

    I’m saying he can pull and override. He can tell Koetter to take a shot. A coach with balls would. But he probably told Koetter protect the FG. Remember he said he doesn’t like taking chances at the end of the half last year because bad things can happen. Of course they can, but then you can’t ever get good things to happen can you?

  39. Trubucfan22 Says:

    I can tell we are just on cusp of being a decent team. We just dont play complete football. Its hard to tell if it’s coaching or the players… The players arent executing. The LVD dropped pick. The dropped passes. penalties at the worst possible moment. Creating fumbles, but not recovering them. We are soo darn close. Glimpses of hope. But we are clearly not a winning ball club. I dont know what is wrong but we are just missing something. Something that will get us over the hump and start capitalizing on opportunities.

  40. Clint Says:

    They’re tenative in the red zone in that situation as well as others because they have no faith in the QB and his arm, and his skill set; and honestly it is hard to blame them.

  41. LargoBuc Says:

    Honestley, if Koetter is the guy calling plays, then that falls on him. Should Lovie have told him to go for it? Had we made the fg, then it would be fine. But that darn hindsight! So its really a matter of opinion if he should or should not have got in Koetters ear.
    Now DID Lovie get in Koetters ear? We dont know. We can only speculate. But I understand how frusterating all of this losing had been. Lovie deserves alot of blame for some of the free agents brought in, but so does the GM. But I cant lay into a guy for a call that looks bad in hindsight that he may or may not have made. Once I hear for sure, then I may have an opinion on the matter.

  42. bucrightoff Says:

    It’s not about making the FG. It clearly wouldn’t have made much difference, though missing it wasn’t that deflating….missing the second one after the turnover was. It’s just the message you send your team. Andy Reid is another guy who gets that label of being too conservative and a poor game manager and he did it again today, kicking FGs when he should have taken more chances. 7 FGs doesn’t win many games. And not trying to score touchdowns when you get the chance also doesn’t win games.

    It’s just not an aggressive coaching approach, Belichick gets some hate for running up the score, but who here wouldn’t prefer that? If you get the TD before half, it’s so much more of a jolt to the team than a 29 yard FG.

  43. bucsbedabest Says:

    Lovie Smith will be the coach until the end of the season. Even then he may get another year. If he is removed the reason would be because the outdated, inadequated, Tampa2, does not work and Lovie is unwilling to throw in different schemes to adjust to his players strengths and the opponents weaknesses. I believe the Tampa2 is what is wrong with Lavonte David, Alterraun Verner, Bradley McDougald and Kwon Alexander. Lovie just does not demand fundamental execution and holds no one accountable for failure. At any rate Lovie is a piece of the problem, not the problem. You need talented players who perform at a high level week in and week out, Jason Licht is responsible as much as Lovie to find those players. Tampa was in the game in the 3rd but as usual, they find a way to lose, as much as the Panthers find a way to win. Time to admit this team is not good and it will be years before it changes.