Lovie Details “Why Jameis Is A Special Guy”

December 30th, 2015

jameis beamingBucs fans have watched America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, avoid a lot of sacks, extend many plays and be a strong decision-maker and playmaker since Week 4. Heck, Jameis has 13 interceptions this year, despite being down three key receiving targets most of the season.

Nearly every analyst pegged Jameis for at least 20 picks this year.

Lovie Smith was reminded about how many plays — running and throwing — Jameis has made with his feet. There were two big throws to Charles Sims and Cameron Brate on Sunday, where Jameis was visibly directing his receivers before throwing them big plays.

Lovie said those exemplify Jameis’ work ethic and his soulful feel for the game.

“Those are veteran plays. Very impressed,” Lovie said. “But to have that type of knowledge, you have to have a good base coming [from college] and you have to be a workaholic and get good coach. All of those things, along with an instinctive player. Jameis has great instincts, and that’s really what it comes down [to] for the position. That’s why he’s a special guy.”

Joe agrees with Lovie. It’s Jameis’ instincts that put him on a higher plane than most QBs. And those instincts haven’t been shaken or infected, despite absorbing too many hits and excessive losing.

The great thing about Jameis is that he embraces learning. (Joe will have more about that later) That will be key to Jameis’ rise into the elite QB ranks.

30 Responses to “Lovie Details “Why Jameis Is A Special Guy””

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Now only if Lovie’s garbage a$$ could direct “HIS” defense the same way.

  2. Patrick in VA Says:

    Rumble, young man, rumble.

  3. bucrightoff Says:

    Jameis probably wishes he could detail “Why Lovie is such a loser”, but that’s not his style. Even if he wishes his coach wasn’t such a loser.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The diarrhea on Lovie continues….do we have to have it on every single article no matter what the subject?……..here is a newsflash….he will be here for another year….you have to hope for your team to lose in order to get rid of him.

    I’m starting to believe that some posters are morons that don’t have a high enough IQ to post anything substantive about anything else.

    I’m not happy with

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m not happy with Lovie’s progress….but will root for him to succeed as long as the Owners keep him.

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Amen brother. The Lovie hate is growing irrational at this point. If you take his record after the Super Bowl with the Bucs Jon Gruden was 45-51..Rah was not a winner…Schiano…now Lovie. Four different coaches…two of them made it to the Super Bowl…yet the same results!!! Doesn’t this at least beg some questions about the franchise itself?

    People have pointed fingers at the Glazers. Is there any doubt this franchise would be in better shape if Jeff Vinik was the owner?

    But NOOOO…all this LONG history of failure through multiple coaches just HAS to be the result of Lovie’s incompetence.

    There’s a lot more messed up with the Bucs than just the HC…talent level has been questionable but I think we’re finally correcting that and of course finally…a franchise QB.

    And so it there light at the end of the tunnel? Or is it another train headed right for us?

  7. Jim Palm Harbor Says:

    Lovie found a great O/C. Now if only he would hire a real D/C. Any chance Rod in Dallas can find his way to Tampa?

  8. bucrightoff Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 9:58 am
    I’m not happy with Lovie’s progress….but will root for him to succeed as long as the Owners keep him.

    The owners who’ve lead us to 6 last place finished in 7 seasons. Lovie is a part of the problem but everyone knows the Glazers ruin everything. They’re ruining MUFC who is the most prestigious sports team on earth. What are they going to do to Florida’s 5th most popular (maybe) sports team? Unfortunately any success we have from now on until they sell will be by accident and not by design.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ bucrightoff

    If that’s the case….ease off the “fire Lovie” posts….its like calling for Obama to be impeached right after he was re-elected…..makes no sense.

    They simply flat-a$$ aren’t going to fire him now.

  10. bucrightoff Says:

    If the Bucs are down 42-0 at halftime like they were in Raheem’s last game, I think Lovie could absolutely be fired then. Ultimately those who want him gone just want a coach who offers us an advantage on the sideline as opposed to Lovie who is a clear hinderance with his poor game management and inability to adapt and adjust in game (which was by far the #1 complaint about Schiano). Even with the best owners in the league, I’d want him gone. But of course the best owners in the league would never hire him in the first place.

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    @TBBF & StPete: agree with you both about the Lovie bashers. There really are some hot air bags on here who 1) either haven’t been Buc fans for long, or (2 have the brains of a tick. There’s an earlier post about Koetter mentioning Mike Shula. Gawd, do I remember the HORROR SHOW that was o/c Mike Shula!! He was a BIG reason why Dungy was fired. I guess he’s gotten lucky in the NFL since then. That’s why I’m excited about watching DK develop FamousJ and the rest. Mike Shula……shudder…ugh! Go Bucs Sunday!!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ rightoff

    Wanting him gone is one thing…..everybody knows that’s what you want….but to express it on every single post on every article no matter what the subject makes you look like a one trick pony…..sometimes, it would be good to hear what you think about the subject matter….not the redundancy of “Fire Lovie”

  13. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Tampabaybucfan Says:
    December 30th, 2015 at 11:48 am
    @ rightoff

    Wanting him gone is one thing…..everybody knows that’s what you want….but to express it on every single post on every article no matter what the subject makes you look like a one trick pony…..sometimes, it would be good to hear what you think about the subject matter….not the redundancy of “Fire Lovie” ”


    It’s become verbal diarrhea driveby posting. I get it. We all get it. It’s not about defending Lovie. It’s about the incessant crying in posts that have nothing to do with it. Some of you are turning in wives.

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    I have never called for Lovie to be fired. Hate is a strong word for unhappiness with your favorite teams coach. I respect the fire Lovie opinions just as much as the can Lovie opinions. Everybody knows Lovie is not going anywhere else next year. That decision has Buccaneers written all over it. The fire Lovie talk will endure.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    * just as much as the keep Lovie opinions

  16. Skyline Crew Says:

    We expected more interceptions because we thought he would have more attempts, but due to Martin being successful this year he didn’t have to. He is ranked 15th in pass attempts (488). Due to our SOS of schedule being close to the worse (thank you NFC East) has helped his rookie year. Let’s hope he can improve to next year. Hope for the best.

  17. ColoradoBuc Says:

    “Mike Shula!! He was a BIG reason why Dungy was fired. I guess he’s gotten lucky in the NFL since then. ”

    Some coaches, just like a lot of players the Bucs have let go, develop and get better over time.

    Some don’t and fade away.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    When Shula was here, I wasn’t the only one wishing he’d more than just fade away. His daddy being the Don probably was one reason why he wasn’t run out of the NFL for good. It was his bad jokes called game plans contrasted against Dungy’s defense which eventually won us a SB. So now he’s with Rivera and the Panthers. Bucs beating his boys on Sunday may prove that there’s something to all this talk about karma. Go Bucs!!

  19. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    The reason for this irrational hate is because of the political affiliation they hold to. Most if not all are white men (???)/conservative /republican /tea party activists types. They all also can be categorized as these three types……………. Rush Limbaugh Bill O Reilly and Glen Beck. ALL which are blow hards. Just like the stated above they spew irrational hatred, they all spew the same rhetoric, if you don’t conform to their way of thinking they call you names like sheep. They also think they know it all and have an elitist attitude towards. If you’ve ever been on those kind of blogs you can tell from their postings.

  20. Skyline Crew Says:


    Most have them confused with liberal/conservative/democrats/ows activists types

  21. lurker Says:

    Lovie has earned the hate. I was called names just asking if lovie would be fired if he lost the last 4 games. No one on here thought he would lose more than 2. Behold…

    Where is the confidence in lovie coming from? He has done worse than schiano who had 2 year and no pro experience. Lovie was supposed to turn things around and there is little evidence. He is doing the same things that bears fans complained about.

  22. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Don’t know how because they all fall right in line with those three blow hards. I don’t knock everything they say but their delivery sucks. Some are simply moronic imbocilic idiots who just unhappy in life. Got the nerve to call people incompetent or a loser when that one man has done more in this lifetime than all of them put together.

  23. Skyline Crew Says:

    I don’t typically get competent responses from liberals when I try to talk to them. Typical Lib response is either you hate women or they pull a race card. Which I believe is what is happening here.

    I wouldn’t say their is hate for Lovie, but he does deserve to be fired. Schiano had a better record than Lovie and he was fired. Why does Lovie get a pass? Somehow Frazier is still here even though Lovie didn’t find him competent enough to handle the defense anymore. Give me a reason why Lovie shouldn’t be fired. Also, bringing along Winston is not a reason to not be fired.

    Raheem Morris – 17-31 (FIRED)
    Greg Schiano – 11-21 (FIRED)
    Lovie Smith – 8-20 (???)

    Yet, you all say Lovie should be here?

    Hell, Chip Kelly – 26-21 – (FIRED) and he had a winning record.

    The Glazers don’t have a winning mentality for American Football. They make a lot of money off this and soccer. Glazers need to sell the team and we need to clean house in the coaches dept.

  24. Skyline Crew Says:

    Maybe the Glazers are waiting to see who will be on the market. Maybe we could get Sean Payton to be the HC.

  25. Pickgrin Says:

    TBBF – “one tick pony” applies to a hell of a lot of posters on JBF.

    This site is like a magnet for negative minded whiners who incessantly spew their anger and upset-de-jour about the team they are supposedly “fans” of. Allegedly in the name of “keeping it real”.

    The truth is these posters just like to revel in misery.

    When the team plays well or things are “looking up” (which did happen a few times this year) – the majority of posters who incessantly bitch and whine about the same things over and over are nowhere to be seen.

    Yes it sucks that the Bucs are (probably) ending the season on a down note with 4 straight losses to mostly beatable teams. But this team is simply not talented enough to overcome the loss of Clinton Mcdonald, Kwon Alexander, Vincent Jackson, Louis Murphy and McCoy playing hurt.

    We saw a # of positives this year that are clear indicators this team is improving and that the Bucs will soon be “relevant”.
    1. QB – Jameis Winston
    2. OC – Dirk Koetter
    3. MLB – Kwon Alexander
    4. RG – Ali Marpet
    5. LT – Donovan Smith
    6. RB – Doug Martin

    All were exceptional this year – especially the rookies in their 1st year.

    Short of injury, we don’t have to worry about LD54, GMC, McDonald, Sterling Moore, Mike Evans or VJax(assuming he is retained) playing well next year.

    The nucleus of this team is being set nicely. We have our QB! No one can dispute how badly he wants to WIN – nor that he has the talent to do so with a good supporting cast. JW will have a great weapon to throw to for years to come (Evans). The OLine has improved dramatically. Martin showed he is an excellent runner when healthy and deserves to be re-signed.

    Licht and his team of Scouts have given a glimpse of what REAL talent evaluation looks like in their 1st year together. Netting 4 starters in 1 draft who all play well in their rookie year – 2 or 3 of which are likely future NFL superstars is quite the accomplishment. Now its time to put real attention on shoring up the talent on the Defensive side of the ball. A couple more good drafts and this team is going to be very talented – and built to last.

    How many EXPECTED the Bucs to win more than 6-8 games this year? Vegas said 5 1/2 wins was the magic #.

    Despite the late season string of losses – the arrow is definitely pointing upwards for the Bucs IMO – and the constant whining and complaining about the Head Coach and the name calling and demands that he be fired are ridiculous.

    “The Kevin” is right for once – most of you pathetic whiners and Lovie haters are just a bunch of LOSERS! – LOL

    But that’s Joe’s “core” audience apparently…. and boy does Joe excel at “feeding the wolves”.

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    You obviously know that I agree entirely with you…..I appreciate your response and very detailed positives facing the Bucs….the fact that you would spend that amount of time at the end of the positing on an early article shows what a great fan you are.
    I hope you come back to read my reply.

  27. Pickgrin Says:

    Just trying to keep it “real”.

    Lovie is not going anywhere – so all this whining and name calling and calls for someone to lose their job are just annoying noise….

  28. lurker Says:

    lol..all that noise is just your opinion.
    perhaps you give too much credit to lovie, versus licht, koetter, jameis, etc. winning in spite of lovie and his defense. keep it real…

    poor free agents, wasted time and money. most penalties, poor team discipline. poor defense that he took over. you lovie credit for the draft and not licht, but then nothing of all those wasted free agents lovie wanted.

    quit being silly. people have a right to bitch and moan because this team is in a poor state and has been under lovie smith.

  29. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ all the posters who do not understand why schiano and kelly were fired and lovie may keep his job eventhough his record is worse……

    I’ve tried to explain it before and i will again. Those coaches lost their lockerrooms well before the season even started. Their lockerroom was toxic their entire last year. They treated their players like kids and one of them came across as a racist to some (when has a coach ever been accused of that?). You have no chance of winning when the environment is like that. The players here love playing for lovie as all of his players have in the past because he treats them like men. He may eventually get fired but it will not be due to a divided lockerroom.

  30. Tiny Tim Says:

    The above post is the real tiny tim