Excitable Lovie

December 7th, 2015
More video of pumped up Lovie.

More video of pumped up Lovie.

Joe always wants to show these videos for the anti-Lovie Smith crowd that howls because the head coach doesn’t act like a cartoon character on the sideline.

He really does have a heart and passion.

Yet again, the Bucs captured video of Lovie Smith in the locker room moments after sweeping the Dixie Chicks yesterday at the Den of Depression (Joe will later have an explanation as to how the Bucs can lose that moniker for their home crib. It’s still possible this season). There, Lovie is pumped up, addressing his team and offering encouragement to the future.

So yes, Lovie can get excited. He can get passionate. He can get emotional. He’s just in control (almost always) of his emotions when he is doing his job, and that is coaching on gamedays.

19 Responses to “Excitable Lovie”

  1. Tnew Says:

    Looks like Jameis is now rubbing off on his head coach. Could it be that a 21 year old rookie is exciting an old coach like Lovie?

  2. Joehelldeloxley Says:


    you can’t blame fans for wanting to see Lovie SMith jumping in the air after Jameis Winston 20 yards rush or after Lavonte David interception.

    It’s natural to want to see passion in a coaching staff.

    And I understand Lovie Smith position, he has to be cold to take the good decision and maker the good choices.

    You are perfectly right to post these videos that show his attitude with the players. That is the most important.

  3. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Who is that excitable imposter posing as stoic Lovie!? 🙂 The reality is the team did play a good quarter of football, so even we Lovie doubters have to give the guy credit for his part in that. I know I’m hoping that if real football starts in November for Lovie then hopefully December brings a playoff mentality to the team. Clean up some mistakes and keep playing hard, good teams make a lot of their own luck.

  4. you suck Says:

    Damn right and all you movie haters can just suck it.Thats the Our head coach right there.Lets go BUCS

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    what about the anit-lovie crowd that just thinks he can only take this team so far??? could care less if lovie is robotic or emotional!!!

  6. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well truthfully Realist I’m still part of the crowd not yet sold on Lovie being able to take the team past mediocrity, BUT I am fine giving the man props for a well played quarter of football as well as for his and Licht’s draft picks playing pretty well (let’s no talk bout free agency…though this season has been better). Rooting for him to succeed (so the team does well) is completely separate from still wanting to see another quarter of sustained winning football and improvement from the team before hopping aboard the Lovie train.

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    Lovie should bow and kiss Jameis’s cleats. He refuses to lose and that gets me excited. As long as Lovie stays out of his way Ill be good.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    I do wish they were playing Carolina sooner, That is the only real team on the schedule. Most of the sheep (lovie loyalist) want to pat lovie on the back and think he has proved himself because of 3 squeak by wins against very bad teams at RJS!!!

  9. Eric Says:

    Great job Lovie.

    One of the best coaches in the league and proving it again here in Tampa.

    Go Bucs!!!!!

  10. NewTampaChris Says:

    As long as my team is winning, who cares what the coach is like? DB55 raves about the calmness and consistency that Dungy brought to the daily grind. But he also loved the fiery Gruden. Talk about polar opposites!

    Dungy laid the foundation and Gruden took it home. Whatever.

  11. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    You see realist you’re the weak feeble minded sheep who keeps calling those of us who still support Lovie as blind yet we’re the ones who who get on Lovie the hardest about his foolish and hard headed mistakes. We bash him harder than anybodys business. All you do is sit up here and whine like a little school girl nit picking every little thing he does wrong. I will always say and I will not mince my words is that you and your kind (you know who you are) biggest problem is his color you just aren’t men enough to come right out and say it. It makes no sense that you guys ABSOLUTELY refuse to give him props for any of the good things he has done on this team. We know the problems the Bucs have gone through because of his ways or the lack of making adjustments but unlike you and your kind we also see the good. We know he’s not the 2nd coming of Vince Lombardi but we know he is rebuilding this team to be contenders for years to come. We don’t always blindly take what he says at face value but you who I’m sure would rather have Donald Trump be the coach follow a party line as do the others. You’re tired lame and redundant. I look forward to seeing less and less of you once the Bucs become consistent contenders. By the way if he got the Bears to the Superbowl with the likes of Rex the Grossman then he will WIN one with the Fameis. Maybe then you will fade to black!

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    Hey Joe (great rock tune),

    You talk about a Den of Depression? That was Tampa Stadium back in the 1980s and 1990s before Dungy! It was the Den of record-setting double digit losing seasons (that record still stands BTW). You had to be real hardcore Buc nuts to endure it. And I did. Lovie is Coach of the Year compared to those days. I notice Mike Glennon getting right in on the action. He’s a class act even if Famous Jameis is running the show. This offense is better than anything Gruden had during his tenure here-snort! Go Mighty Bucs—8-8 fer sure!!

  13. pick6 Says:

    happy for the team. still don’t think lovie is a championship coach, but the reality is most coaches’ legacies are carved out for them by great Quarterbacks. great coaches fail without them, and good coaches become legendary coaches because of them. i have no problem with Jameis making a Tampa Bay hero and Greatest Bucs Coach Ever contender if that’s how it goes down. great leadership and great continuity shift the burden from the head coach down to the entire playing and coaching staff…i believe that is where New England has been for a long time and why they can shuffle almost any assistant coach or non-QB in and out without much impact

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Lmao at the only “real” team being f*cking undefeated as a requirement for being “real”. Just more delusional insanity from the most non realist person here. Your standards and expectations are so insane it’s getting hilarious.

    Lovie took a team to the SB before .. How much farther do u need to go lmao? Just rediculous empty statements

  15. OneLove Says:

    What Lovie and Co. have done this year with THESE PLAYERS is nothing short of remarkable!! Lovie and Licht have set the foundation for the Bucs to be RELEVANT FOR YEARS TO COME!! Great Job Coach!!

  16. JJBucFan Says:

    I’m still not sold on Lovie, never have been, I believe we would have at least 2 more wins without some of the bonehead decisions. However, maybe my expectations were too high. Lovie needs time to feel out what these “new” guys can do. It takes time to build trust. I believe that Lovie has the competent assistants under him that all he needs to do is manage them and let them manage the players. Like any good CEO, he will get involved when needed, just my opinion but something has definitely changed in the play calling. Anyone watch the game last night? Steelers blitzed on every play, Colts couldn’t do anything, I hope Lovie learns from that. Can’t let Brees sit back there all day. If Lovie wins 3 out of 4, he deserves to be the Coach of the Year regardless of how anyone feels about him. Rivera will probably win, but nobody will have a done a better job than Lovie. Light should win GM of the year regardless.

  17. 813bucboi Says:

    wow…im surprised…we win and realist is actually man(or woman) enough to post a comment…great team win…great coaching…great game planning and great execution….it amazes me how many people on here still say yeah we won but, lovie this and lovie that….@davidbigbicsfan is totally right….no one gets on lovie as bad as people who believe and support lovie…people that still aren’t satisfied with lovie this late in the season with the team playing the way the are simply don’t like him because of his color….its no way around it…this team is on the verge of making the playoffs and some people still have the nerve to say they aren’t sold on lovie or give credit to other individuals within the organization….the way the panthers, bears, rams and saints played yesterday, we can finish 10-6…when we make the playoffs, I wonder wat all the lovie haters will say then…GO BUCS!!!

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    We have won 3 times as many games as last year.
    Where you at…Lovie Haters?

  19. BrooklynBucsFan Says:

    Look, Lovies D has been pretty good considering all the players were practice squad scrubs for other teams a year ago. I’d say he’s done pretty well with the talent (or lack of talent) he has on that side of the ball. 3 sacks without our two leading sack guys playing, that’s pretty darn good. And I’d also say that’s pretty good scouting and defensive coaching to get these players to perform at such a high level. Go Bucs!