Devin Funchess Talks Bucs

February 6th, 2016
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Stinking Panthers WR Devin Funchess offers his takes on the Bucs.

Yes, earlier this week in San Francisco, Joe talked to quite a few Stinking Panthers players who were open about their division foe, the Bucs. This is another chapter in Joe’s hustling at Super Bowl Opening Night.

Today, Joe brings you words from wide receiver Devin Funchess, who offered his thoughts on Lovie Smith, the Bucs’ corners and the future of Tampa Bay.

JoeBucsFan: Given how Lovie Smith’s defense, in particular the secondary, struggled most of the year, could you sense that Lovie was going to pay the price with his job?

Devin Funchess: To tell you the truth, I feel for [Lovie]. I thought it was too soon for him to get fired. It was just his second year with the team.

Joe: Did it surprise you in any way how soft the Bucs secondary was under Lovie?

Funchess: Now, I’m not here to bash. I just thought they were not playing the scheme they were taught.

Joe: Give how the Bucs had five players in the Pro Bowl, started a rookie quarterback and were in a wild card hunt in December, could you see the Bucs bouncing back with a strong year in 2016?

Funchess: Oh, yes. [Bucs players] have made it to the NFL for a reason. [NFL players] are the one percent of this world [for football talent]. They can jump back. You never know in the NFL. Any given Sunday.

6 Responses to “Devin Funchess Talks Bucs”

  1. destro44 Says:

    Please, the guy is a rookie who missed a chunk of the season. Why not ask him about the NBA, his insite would be just as valuable. Maybe you should ask these questions to Cotcherty or Greg Olson, they at least have earned some credibility

  2. Architek Says:

    I’m sure all of the Bucs opposition thought it was too soon for Lovie dismissal (tongue n cheek).

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Unlike some here…destro…I appreciate ALL of these interviews.

    Perhaps because I’ve covered some big events myself…Daytona 500…The Masters…where there are dozens of media for every athlete requiring a lot of work to score these interviews…I’m impressed and I appreciate it.

    In fact that would be an interesting story in and of itself. Just how bad is it out there in terms of the hordes of people surrounding any possible interview subject?

    Obviously other cities have fan blogs…radio stations…newspapers..TV stations and of course then there is the national press.

    But I don’t think some folks here realize the non sports media that also flock to this event. Last night I watched a group of interviews…performances actually..on Steven Colbert’s show. TMZ…ET and many other shows that never cover sports come to the Super Bowl.

    And then there is the fact that agents and players and coaches also want to spend time networking, not being interviewed by media.

    Kudos to you Joe. I don’t think folks realize how much hard work is required.

    Someone tried to say I wanted a job here…LMAO….I’m happily retired and while I remember the rush of what you are going through…I’ve grown far too lazy to go through that crap again. I had enough.

  4. RustyRhinos Says:

    Right with you Architek, they would love another season of 7-8 yards off DB’s on any down and distance. With no “visable” plans on how to stop the slant pass. What NFC South player especially WR’s wouldn’t want to play a few more games against that.

    It is strange to me that he says “I just thought they were not playing the scheme they were taught.”. So maybe to my uneducated eyes the Defense was not doing what they where supposed to be doing inside Mr. Lovie Smiths Defensive scheme.

  5. RustyRhinos Says:

    I am very sad that I missed your reporting work StPeteBucsFan, you are one of Joebucsfan’s better commenters that I always read. There are several others that I read everything they post, and several that I scroll down past.

    Keep up the great work Joe’s you guys have a great job and do a great job in posting Buccaneer news on a daily basis. Thanks from a life long Buccanner fan living within walking distance of the birds nest in GA.

  6. StPeteBucsFan Says: