Lovie: Drops Dropped Bucs

December 18th, 2015
Lovie bemoans dropped passes.

Lovie bemoans dropped passes.

If one were to point to a singular item that shut the vault on the Bucs’ playoff hopes (unless the stars somehow collide for a second big bang), Bucs coach Lovie Smith would be quick to point out one error.


“We weren’t catching,” Lovie said after the sad Bucs loss to the lowly Rams last night, before a loud, raucous yet sparse crowd in perhaps the final NFL game in St. Louis.

Yes, the Bucs began catching the ball in the fourth quarter when America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, went wild. All of a sudden, it seemed every Bucs receiver became Fred Biletnikoff.

Yes, the Bucs need an upgrade in with the wide receiver corps. Just as importantly, the Bucs may need to hire some guru who can teach players to catch the damn ball, specifically Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Donteea Dye.

14 Responses to “Lovie: Drops Dropped Bucs”

  1. OneLove Says:

    The Bucs need upgrades at more positions than WR!!! ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE!!!!!

  2. mac Says:

    We better be major players in free agency this year especially wide receivers… We need at least two new starters that can catch the dam ball on a more consistent basis… V. Jax is possibly done, Murphy is barely average and Dye is horrible… Anyone else we have isn’t even considered average…

  3. RealBucFan Says:

    Hate to bust everyone’s bubble, but there will be no good free agents this year. Cap goes up 11 million. More players will be resigned. It’s the reality.

  4. P'cola Buc Says:

    Wondering how Kenny Bell is progressing.

  5. Espo Says:

    I can’t blame the loss on Dye but I can wonder how he is employed by an NFL team.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Offense got started way too late, but … the offense didn’t lose the game. The defense once again stunk up the joint, got the Bucs way behind early, and our defense took Doug Martin out of the game by forcing us into a passing game too early.

    Bucs have the poorest excuse for a secondary I’ve ever seen. It wouldn’t matter what defensive scheme we play, those guys are just bad. Only reason Rams’ QB only went 14-for-17 for 234 yds was because he didn’t throw more.

    Still can’t believe folks were talking us being in the playoff hunt with this crappy defense as little as a week ago.

  7. MadMax Says:

    Lovie also needs to look in the mirror with some of his crap play calling with earlier games.

  8. Lovie Is Dog Poo Says:

    OneLove Says:
    December 18th, 2015 at 1:27 am
    The Bucs need upgrades at more positions than WR!!! ESPECIALLY ON DEFENSE!!!!!

    The biggest upgrade to turn this team around will be at head coach. Expect fewer than 9 wins a season until they do.

  9. Marlow Says:

    Keep Adam Humphries! Dye needs to be released today! Evans does have an upside, so we need to give him some time to fix his shortcomings. He is young, talented, can get open consistently, and make tough catches. He just has to put in the work to improve his drops, but he can be a #1.

  10. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    The Bucs definitely need to rebuild the WR corps this off-season. Whatever VJAX wants, VJAX gets. They need to bring in some talent to push Evans for the #2 role, keep Humphries for the slot role, and get some depth so they can send Dye back to stocking shelves at a supermarket.

    Tight End is also a huge weakness. The Bucs can’t depend on ASJ to be on the field, and even when he is on the field, they can’t trust him to catch the ball or be smart. The selfish Captain Morgan pose last year and the temper tantrum on the one-yard line last night show that this guy doesn’t have the chops to be a star NFL player. Maybe the Bucs can sucker someone into giving them something for him, otherwise, they need to cut their losses as soon as possible.

  11. chris Says:

    Our offense is more than capable of winning even with drops. The defense the past two years has been awful. many changes in players but same results. we tried young guys we tried older vets than knew system same results. We need a new system with a creative defense play caller if we expect to do anything next year or 3 years from now.

  12. buc15 Says:

    It’s sad to see Dye on the roster week after week while we leave Hall who did nothing but snag balls sitting on our practice squad.

  13. steve probert Says:

    To meany dropped passes to meany high balls
    And a secondry that can’t bloody tackle far to meany missed tackles
    I’d like to see the stats on that!

    Next year we need an outside rusher!

    At least 2 WRs
    Crabtree was cheap last year and had exp in the league and is playing well for the raiders

    Someone need to teach this secondary how to tackle
    Or start replacing them, I mean fingertip tackles and diving into space won’t work

    Jameis needs to stop over throwing

    Oh and pay martin

  14. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    Stop blaming the system. Its the players. We blitz last night and the corners got burned. We played zone and there was no pressure on QB, and a load of missed tackles. I do blame lovie for getting rid of Revis, but that’s in hindsight. We need linemen that can pass rush, and corners that can cover. The Rams DB weren’t great but the got after the QB.

    Lovie is not without blame. I feel that Banks should have been playing for sometime now.

    Love My Bucs,

    Go Draft!