“The Intelligent Coaches Can Do That”

January 27th, 2016
Ouch! General manager Jason Licht speaks.

Ouch! General manager Jason Licht speaks.

Bucs overlord of football operations Jason Licht threw quite a backhanded slap to the head of Lovie Smith yesterday.

Licht joined the fantastic Movin’ The Chains on SiriusXM NFL Radio and talked about what a pleasure it is to serve as personnel chief for a defensive coordinator like Mike Smith.

Those still mourning the loss of Lovie might want to stop here.

Co-host and former Jets coach and front office honcho Pat Kirwan asked Licht whether he was scouting differently with a new defensive coordinator, or whether things would be about the same on defense.

“[Mike Smith] is more of a, which is a great thing for a scout and for the GM, is that he’s more about fitting the pieces into a scheme, utilizing the players as what their best attributes are,” Licht said. “And fitting the scheme around them, as opposed to trying to find the, you know, schematic fit [while scouting]. And that’s music to my ears. It’s a lot easier to do that. And you know, the intelligent coaches can do that. So that’s going to be a good thing for us.”


Well, Licht called it straight. Lovie wanted his handpicked types of scheme-friendly talent on defense — in free agency and in the draft. He had no interest in being flexible. Ask Lovie about adjusting his system, and Lovie would reply that his system was proven and good things were on the way.

That’s fine — unless it doesn’t work.

Last season, the Bucs’ defense allowed opposing QBs a 70 percent completion rate, worst in the NFL, and Lovie’s third-down defense was the worst in the past 20 years of Bucs history.

Joe’s glad to hear how open-minded Mike Smith is. That’s the essence of coaching, maximizing available talent by any means. Joe is so upbeat about the Bucs’ defense. How could it not be better?

75 Responses to ““The Intelligent Coaches Can Do That””

  1. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Last season, the Bucs’ defense allowed opposing QBs a 70 percent completion rate, worst in the NFL, and Lovie’s third-down defense was the worst in the past 20 years of Bucs history.

    And yet I believe he could have kept his job if he could have won just one game of four…three against losing teams.

    If the Bucs had come out and looked good at home against New Orleans we’d probably still be saddled with Lovie and those horrible stats!

  2. gotbbucs Says:

    Big surprise there….NOT. Lovie never found a defensive back that was good enough for him and for some reason liked the garbage ones the most.

  3. Wombat Says:

    I was ok with Lovie in his 3rd yr, but now there are way too many things that don’t make sense.
    My biggest one being in yr one when the season was toast, why wasn’t Glennon playing? Unless the benching of Glennon and his brother tweeting that he was upset with that got Lovie angry. For someone who is supposed to be a “players coach”. it appears that unless you had your head up his ass you were in the doghouse. Too many mixed signals coming out… I am glad the Glazers pulled the plug now. Let’s go play some football, not politics!!!

  4. biff barker Says:

    3-4 looks, man press, jamming on the LOS. And to the Lovie apologists’ dismay, many elements are already on the roster.

  5. tnew Says:

    So back to my beating drum… BPA in draft other than QB.

  6. biff barker Says:

    Sorry Wombat. A third year?

    That’s like bringing rosary beads to a freaking orgy!

  7. biff barker Says:

    Dig it.


  8. salish_seamonster Says:

    Imagine being able to draft players based on their football skills rather than 40 time. Imagine being able to look at drafting DEs that weigh more than 260 lbs. Imagine LBs that weigh more than 230 lbs. Not that there’s anything wrong with Lavonte and Kwon, but it would also be nice to have a 260 lb thumper in there who could shift out to a DE in passing situations. Wow! Modern NFL defense.

  9. biff barker Says:

    Salish…. Erlacher… the freakiest LB since LT, was the stand where Lovie’s hat rested.

    No issues here with a thumper at Mike.

  10. Supersam Says:

    Oh dang…. Jason Licht 1 Lovie Smith 0. That was a direct smack in the mouth delivered from Licht, I love it.

  11. John McKillop Says:

    Could you imagine what Jason Licht would say if Lovie wanted to draft a safety in 8 consecutive drafts the way he did in Chicago. Licht would have laughed him out of the building. It is bad when Jerry Angelo begged Lovie every year to let an assistant coach make in game decisions i.e. when to use timeouts, when to go for it on fourth down etc. etc., etc. It is great to finally have a football guy in charge, the decisions from this point forward should make a lot more sense. Go Bucs! Go Jason Licht!

  12. BucFan20 Says:

    No he was not going to change. Only an intelligent coach would use the players he had and change the system and try to win . If it is not working try something different. All he want was different players.

  13. biff barker Says:

    The words Lovie and change spell incongruity.

  14. BucFanNCarolina Says:

    Y’all are 100 percent correct. Who plays the screwed up Tampa 2 system anymore? Only Seattle and Carolina. The system wasn’t the problem. Talent was. Unless we get talent. The defense will still suck.

  15. Patrick in VA Says:

    Licht has been getting crucified by the national assembly of Lovie apologists for the past couple of weeks. I’ve got no problem with him being honest about why Lovie was let go. He took the high road of not saying what everyone who watched the team could see, but when Lovie didn’t call the dogs off then I’ve got no problem with Licht responding in kind.

  16. GhostofTedford Says:

    The defense will be improved 1-2 pieces added in FA and more in the draft combined with Mike Smith…..oh yes, bring on the 2016 campaign.

  17. BucFan20 Says:

    About time someone tells it the way it was. Now if we could find out what the stupidity behind the Banks garbage was!

  18. GhostofTedford Says:

    Poor lovie needs more than a slap upside the head…he needs a boot in the @$$

  19. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Wow, that was a surprising shot, although completely true. I’m still surprised he said it. He may have just taken himself off of Lovie’s Christmas card list.

  20. Danati74 Says:

    I couldn’t take it anymore. Every game we saw 2 different CBs in the game. Changing week to week. I’m sure even then the Glazers thought what is going on here? This should have been done in preseason, or by the first couple of games. The new regime is saying and doing all the right things, but as Koetter said, noone gives a sh!t except for wins. So lets hope all this brings us back to prominence.

  21. Mike Johnson Says:

    Guess what Licht is saying is..Lovie was not intelligent? Man..thats cold bloodied! Betcha he would not say that to Lovie’s face huh? He would probably lose half of his. And he is also probably saying the next draft will not be exclusively Defensive. I’m really chompin at the bit to see Mr. Smith fit those Defensive secondary pieces and those…lack of a pass rush pieces together. He’d better find a pass rush from somewhere. This I do know.

  22. Buccaneers Says:

    Yeah, this sure speaks to us drafting BPA. Luke Keekly(spelling) come to mind. You wonder if the Bucs passed on him because he didn’t fit the mold they were looking for.

    Free agency too. Wilkerson is better then 4 perfect scheme molds. Sometimes you can win with scheme and sometimes you can win because your playmakers make plays.

    I guess Lovie forgot Brooks was great because of his instincts, not scheme.

    Here’s to the Bucs getting some more playmakers through draft and free agency for our enjoyment.

  23. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc

    Can you blame him. He has been trying to take the high road. But the slanderous things the Tampa2 mafia has been saying and all the “unnamed sources” they keep doing!!!

    And it will get worse, The Tampa2 mafia is very mad!!!

  24. Buccaneers Says:

    I kinda think we’re reading too much into his comment. We the fans are dwelling on Lovie and he naturally comes to mind. Surely Licht has been very busy meeting with new coach’s and game planning for the off season. He has moved past thinking about Lovie. His comment probably had more to do with complementing Mike Smith rather then taking a shot at Lovie. It just so happens that while preaching Mike philosophy it was a “backhanded” shot to Lovies philosophy.

    Lovie aint the only coach who looks for perfect scheme players.

  25. Buccaneers Says:

    Hearing this gets me excited for the draft. Part of me hopes we don’t get a DB or D-lineman. If we draft elsewhere I will fully expect a pro bowl talent!!

  26. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Let’s see Mike Smith without Del Rio (for LUVMYBUCS):

    2008 – First year as HC; Brian VanGorder (?) is Defensive Coordinator
    Went 11-5.
    Defense was 11th best in PPG (20.3) and 23rd in YPG

    2009 – 2nd year as HC; VanGorder as DC
    Went 9-7 (1st time with consecutive winning seasons in history of franchise)
    Defense was 14th best in PPG (20.3) and 21st in YPG

    2010 – 3rd year as HC; VanGorder as DC

    Went 13-3 (setting new record with 3 consecutive winning seasons).
    Defense was 5th best in PPG (18), and 16th best in YPG

    2011 – 4th year as HC; VanGorder as DC
    Went 10-6 (now 4 winning seasons in a row). This was also the year they make the Julio Jones trade and gave away tons of draft picks.
    Defense was 18th best in PPG (21.9); and 11th best in YPG

    2012 – 5th year as HC; Mike Nolan as DC
    Went 13-3 (5 years of consecutive winning) and narrowly missed SB.
    Defense was 5th best in PPG (18.7), and 23rd in YPG

    2013 – 6th year as HC
    Went 4-12
    Defense was 27th best in PPG (27.7), and 28th best in YPG

    2014- 7th year as HC
    Went 6-10
    Defense was 26th best in PPG (26.1), and 32nd best in YPG

    Falcons were 19th in PPG and 15th in YPG in 2015 – improvements but not dramatic – they also made significant investments on defense in the 2014/2015 drafts and in free agency beyond just hiring Dan Quinn.

    So there were 2 seasons where the Falcons fielded elite defenses without Del Rio – both top 5 – and both with different defensive coordinators. It appears their slide in defensive performance directly coincides with talent depletion and bad drafts on that side of the ball for years. I’ve also read that Mike Nolan started trying to get overly creative developing schemes in those last 2 years to make up for lack of pass rush; and a lot of Falcons point to him as the primary culprit in the defense performance those last 2 years. Even factoring those 2 bad years in; Mike Smith’s defenses still averaged out to be 15th best in YPG. If you ignore those 2 rebuilding seasons that were injury riddled and lacked talent (surely no McCoys / Lavontes / Revis / etcs on those squads) – his defense was on average a top 10 unit in PPG given up.

    You still need talent to have a good defense. But even his worst year was as good as Lovie Smith lol

  27. Malevolentmuse Says:

    Lovie wasn’t a dumb coach. He’s a stubborn coach who is too entrenched in his scheme to realize its time has come and gone. Until he’s willing to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch he’ll never get another DC position let alone a head coaching one.

  28. Marcus Says:

    I’m going to laugh so hard when Mike Smith and Dirk Kuetter fall short and turn out to be bums like they were in Atlanta. All you Lovie haters be on alert I will crush you when the Bucs still suck!!! Year 3 for Lovie I guarantee would have been 10+ wins!!!!!!!

  29. salish_seamonster Says:

    Inflexible + stubborn = DUMB

  30. BrianBucs Says:

    Wow. Smack!

    Jason telling it like it is

  31. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I know I keep pounding this drum but Lovie’s nepotism didn’t sit well with me.

    In the 7th grade I tried out for our amateur baseball team. Everybody didn’t make the team. Since it was 7 and 8th graders combined I was at an immediate disadvantage. I was right at the end of the 25 player limit and the coach took his son instead of me! Left a bad taste in my mouth forever.

    My personal feelings aside…it’s just unconscionable that Lovie had his two sons coaching the defensive backfield. They were clearly incompetent! Why didn’t he replace them.

  32. Architek Says:

    I listened to this yesterday and while its very indicting – I don’t think he meant anything personal by it. I think he was saying it was more refreshing as a scout that he can focus on BPA versus a scheme fit for Lovie.

    BPA always render better results in the long run.

  33. Howard Cosell Says:

    Obviously Licht and Koetter are Nazi sympathizers. What other reason could there be for allowing the Glazers to fire Lovie? Wake up people before Licht implements his final solution.

  34. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:


    I’m so happy to finally have an ‘intelligent’ & adaptive D coordinator.

    It was obvious that we had one on the offensive side of the ball this past year and it will benefit us GREATLY to now have one on defense as well.

    HALLELUJAH!!! What a concept!

  35. Neeksta Says:

    I mean that all sounds good in justification but didn’t this “intelligent” Mike Smith get fired in Atlanta?!?! Wasn’t so smart them was he?!?! Sounds more the GM wants to do less work on his end. Not saying the coaching change won’t work because Tampa defense can’t do anything get better right but the comments sound like justified BS.

    P.S. Guess that makes Belechek dumb as hell too; a lead finding these guys to fit his super bowl challenging scheme every damn year!

  36. DallasBuc Says:

    The quote itself was rather contradictory but shot on Lovie’s lack of intelligence was quite clear.
    If incompetent Lovie Smith’s approach was sound he would still be here.

  37. Bob in Valrico Says:

    What Lovie didn’t do for defense is well documented. But his conservative,defensive approach to offense is one of the reasons the
    team was mired in the mud.lack of confidence in the offense,many poor decisions,a field goal is not a great offensive weapon,especially when you miss 25% of them.

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    That was a straight up well deserved bitch slap.

    Do you get why Lovie was fired yet yo yo’s?

  39. The Buc Realist Says:

    Reporter asks : Jason Licht, what will you miss about lovie???

    Jason says : Setting up my draft board right after the draft for a top 10 pick every year!!!

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    Marcus…I’ll bet what ever you want that you won’t be here.

  41. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’m just interested in what all the “DID YOU SEE HIS DEFENSES IN ATLANTA” people think of the stats I laid out.

    Top 15 average IN PPG in his 7 seasons. Top 10 in PPG average in 5 of his 7 seasons.

    Also who said the guy averaged 5 wins a year with Koetter? They averaged about 8 wins a year in Atlanta (13-3, 4-12, 6-10). Also the offense in those years was still ranked really high and producing points. W-L is a dumb thing to look at for HC-OC combo as well imo when the reason the team was losing is defense. Also dumb to look at the record of a horrible Jacksonville team and tie it to coordinators but not the HC or lack of QB or lack of talent.

    You think Koetter is the reason the Atlanta D fell off a cliff? How the f*ck does that make any logical sense? I just don’t get this kind of lazy negative crap

  42. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Lord Corn

    he did one of your old tricks, His calculations were if you dropped the 12 win season!!! crazy right, not counting all the numbers but just selecting the ones that fit the narrative!!!!

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    LMAO Howard…you and that blatant sarcasm again.

    I have to read your posts 3 times just to get the sarcasm.

  44. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I am glad to see most Buc fans coming together with the coaching changes…..when attacked by outsiders, we reject their practically worthless opinions…..they don’t have any skin in our game.
    As far as the ex Bucs….they will come around as soon as we show progress.

    I understand & empathize with their concerns because they have now been cut out of the loop….it will be up to them to edge their way back in.

  45. Buccaneers Says:

    Smith and Koetter talk a nice game. Truth is they aren’t winning us any more games unless they have better players to work with. Smith is touted for he control of pentaltys but he hasn’t worked with this group. He’s going to have to prove that here in Tampa. Same with Koetter. He has to eliminate the mistakes to get our offense to matter more. This aspect alone will get us more competitive.

    Then we need more talent. Luckily we have Licht running the show in our draft. I trust he can continue drafting well. But we can’t rely on rookies to turn this around. We’re gonna have to fill a few holes through free agency and that will be a wait-and-see thing.

    This team was quite pathetic last year. Our coaches can do a few things to improve the product but without quality players we again will have no shot at a playoff chase.

  46. GhostofSchiano Says:

    I like to think sitting in lovies basement right now is Lovie, Greg Schiano and Rahemm morris sharing a beer and talking about what if. Of course Schiano and Morris have to rib lovie for such a putrid 2014 season.

  47. Buccaneers Says:

    “Well deserved bit ch slap”

    Yeah, Lovie took control of a dying organization and has the team, for the first time in forever, out of a rebuilding stage. We are a few pieces away(and yes a good HC is one of them) from contending for the South division. Because of Lovie we now have a front office that seems capable of making the necessary changes needed.

    On the contrary Lovie actually deserves a thank you.

  48. GhostofSchiano Says:



    Put him next to McCoy. PLEASE

  49. BoJim Says:

    Those still mourning the loss of Lovie might want to stop here.

    We’re the Bucs. We eat our own.

  50. Buccaneers Says:

    I think what many fans don’t realize is that Lovie was brought in as HC but was given more responsibility then a typical HC. It was on him to hire the GM. It was on him to assemble the entire coaching staff. He was given complete control of all football operations including personnel. Typically a HC is brought into an existing front office that has a GM or president set up to make most of these decisions. A typical HC only has the team and players to worry about.

    The Glazers hired Lovie to come in and make all the football decisions. We all know the Glazers themselves can’t do it. Lovie may not have produced a winning season but he did produce a core of front office management that knows football. And hopefully they can get this team to take noticeable steps forward in the W-L column.

  51. DB55 Says:


    Honestly I don’t even know where he got his numbers from. Maybe I’m wrong but what I found was

    2007 – 11-5 Jax
    2008 – 5-11
    2009 – 7-9
    2010 – 8-8
    2011 – 5-11

    2012 – 13-3 Atl
    2013 – 4-12
    2014 – 6-10

    I like the new coaches I think it’s the best staff since Gruden’s staff. I was just thinking (next time to myself only) that the duo of koetter and smith had 2 great years the others not so much. Maybe I got the season records wrong but either why I was just thinking out loud.

  52. Kevin Says:

    Bucfanincarolina….the panthers and seahawks run zone hybrids they dont run the true tampa two. What gets me is lovie actually got away from the zone scheme for a couple of games or at least part of those games and they played well. Once they switched back it got wworse again.

    I am very happy to have jason licht and dirk koetter leading the charge

  53. A-Train Says:

    Joe can you make this the final Lovie post or Do a final Lovie post and be done with this Basement Coach.

    This is getting to be boring… Over and Over Lovie did this….

    Lovie did nothing, his FA sucked (yes that was on him and only him Lovie had the call), The defense was horrible , The team played like he did a news conference with the enthusiasm of a nun a confession. NO HEART….

  54. Buc1987 Says:

    Buccaneers Says:
    January 27th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    “On the contrary Lovie actually deserves a thank you.”

    That’s a matter of opinion. You don’t see me slobbering all over the new staff like most of you even Realist and Joe are doing.

    As far as I’m concerned this team isn’t on the verge of anything…yet. 75% of the defense needs to be dismantled and replaced. Why is that? Because of Lovie Smith. So bitch slap is warranted.

    I thank Lovie for bringing in so many garbage scrubs in 2014 that we sucked out loud we landed Jameis. That’s it. Thee end. That’s where my thanks begins and ends with Lovie.

    Welcome to Buc1987’s World. Don’t count your chickens sunshine. This team ain’t playoff bound yet!

  55. salish_seamonster Says:

    I give Lovie credit for hiring Jason Licht, that’s all… But for that, the Glazers could’ve hired Lovie as a consultant for the GM search and then let Licht find a HC… In realistic terms, that would never have happened, as Lovie wanted to become a HC again.

    I have a suspicion that Koetter was Jason Licht’s handpicked OC, and he saw him as a possible replacement for Lovie all along. No evidence to support this, but I’m pretty sure Licht knew Lovie was doomed even during year 1 due to his stubbornness and incompetence.

  56. White Tiger Says:

    Someone remind me why Mike Smith was fired in Atlanta, again? Wasn’t it something about trying to utilize the dreggs that were left on an aging roster, and “fitting” in Free Agents? Seems like he determined that with the available talent he had to make a switch to a 3-4…I believe THAT turned into a complete disaster forcing him to switch back to a 4-3 with those same dreggs…which produced another complete failure.

    Never mind, I think I remember it just fine.

  57. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Do you need any more proof about The Back Stabbers! Smiling in your face, all the time trying to take your place!!!

  58. Buccaneers Says:

    Yeah well 87 to suggest that Lovie didnt help build the franchise in two years basically means we are still in the same hole we’ve been in for the last decade. To that, I’ll throw your same line back at ya and tell you not to count your chickens before their hatched.

    But I don’t really think its that hard to see that this team has one heck of a core of good young players. I could go as far to say we have the best assembalence of 1-2 year players on the squad but I won’t. Though the number of all rookie players in our team would support that…… This shouldn’t be overlooked as something easy to do.

    It starts with our QB which you mentioned. We also have the best O-Line I’ve ever seen here in Tampa and, questionably the best WR. We have talent at every offensive position. You couldn’t come anywhere close to saying this about our team in 2013.

    There’s work to do on defense but we got two probowlers and another student that was brought in under Lovie. All young too which is huge. And go back and look, the defense Lovie inherited was awful.

    Then you factor in a GM who is wise and that we have a highly regarded offensive mind coaching the team.

    This franchise is so much better off now then we were before Lovie its not even comparable. You can deny obvious improvement all you want and you’ll have W-L record to point to. But we have a young core that will all hit their prime together. There is no way the arrow is pointed any further down then before Lovie got here. We actually have a direction for once….. Thy the core players to take us there……. And the rest is on the front office, that Lovie set up, to take us there.

  59. Buccaneers Says:

    And for the record I hold my reservations as Koetter as a HC. He has proven absolutely nothing as a HC on this level. I don’t get some of the glorifaction I see from many posters about Koetter. Can he hold a clipboard at least once before we call him a great coach?

    But I do believe in Licht. There’s no way you can draft the number of good players he has by accident. And he hired Koetter. At first I was very sceptical about Dirk but if Licht trusts him then I will too.

    And it’s my opinion this team is a D-Line and a HC away from competing with the Patriots and Panthers of the NFL.

  60. Buc1987 Says:

    White Tiger …not that you’ll do it, but please site Mike Smith’s stats as DC while with the Jags. You typically don’t stick around. You just drop your opinion and run so I’m not expecting an answer.

  61. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh and correct Licht IS much better than Dom. Lovie better than Schiano or Raheem the Dream? Not in my world.

  62. White Tiger Says:

    @Salish_Seamonster – those were my exact thoughts when Koetter came on board, as a matter of fact I posted that Lovie just got the heat turned up on him, and he’d better watch his back…”

    Hey, I hope this gamble works, I think the Glazers hired Lovie…and then Licht was hired later…but the Glazers wanted to go big on offense then as well, they just got a bag over-the-head when they hired they matched Lovie with Jeff Tedford the first time ’round.

  63. Buccaneers Says:

    Well that’s all relative 87. Raheem and Schiano were not handed the keys to the organization like Lovie was. Quite frankly I could care less about comparing them strictly on head coaching. They were all dismal. You could make a argument for Lovie being a good HC for what he did in Chicago….again who cares? He did nothing coaching the team for us here in Tampa.

    You could even make the case that Raheem and Schiano were fall men for a garbage GM in Dominick. There’s quite a few views of opinion you could gather when comparing the different regimes.

  64. Buccaneers Says:

    Look at the downfall of Atlanta under Smith. They couldn’t hold up on defense due to a deteriorated D-Line.

    Not an Atlanta fan so not sure how that aspect of the team was addressed. Whether free agency or draft……bottom line is they couldn’t figure it out. Goes to show ya that building a D-Line is extremely difficult. Mike Smith and co.sure got their work cut out for them. The Bucs D-Line is miserable to watch. Let’s hope our management can do better then Atlanta.

  65. Buc1987 Says:

    Schiano and Dom brought us LVD, Banks, Revis, Vjax, and Doug Martin. Of course Lovie threw away Revis so he could buy a bunch of rejects.

  66. Buc1987 Says:

    Or was it Licht doing the FA shopping? That’s been debatable.

  67. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Daaaaaang. Get lovie some ointment! That burn is gonna hurt!

  68. Lamdog Says:

    Licht has proven to not be honorable man.

    The NFC South already has one Atlanta Falcons does not need two.

    2018 Licht will not be here: guaranteed.

  69. BucFan20 Says:

    ^ Got to be Lovie’s son.

  70. Buc1987 Says:

    BucFan20…which one Mikal Smith the one that coached our secondary?

    What great memories Mikal and Lovie will have of their days of coaching in Tampa together. How precious.

  71. Azbucslife Says:

    The defensive playcalling was at best suspect this year. Jason did not say anything wrong when you have a former head coach/DC with this kind of resume it will make a GM’s job so easy.

  72. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Realist why don’t you kill your stupid noise with your Tampa2 mafia crap. There ain’t no such thing.Tampa 2 does work ask the teams that went to the playoffs about it. You are so irritating can’t you come up with something new?

  73. BucFan20 Says:

    87. I think it is Mikal. Oh how bad Licht is! Maybe Lovie and the boys can spend the 10 mil together.

  74. B Says:

    I still disagree wit the firing of Lovie…. I think Keotter is a good coach… To throw Lovie under the bus is wrong…. He was told to get the offensive together 1st…. Our secondary fell short because of it… As for Mike Smith, he is a good coach but wit the Falcons, there was no player development… I think we will spent a dollars in free agency this year…

  75. Arthur Martin Says:

    I hope it does not come back to bite him. Looking down on someone is not a virtue for any true leader. There is so much more to talk about.