Zebras En Route To One Buc

April 11th, 2016

Penalty education heats up tomorrow

You blocked it out, but Joe can’t.

Your beloved Buccaneers approached the NFL record in penalties last season.

It was ugly and inexcusable, and Joe suspects it was one of many reasons Lovie Smith got fired.

Mike Smith, the new Bucs’ defensive coordinator, is a guru when it comes to preventing his teams from getting flagged. In fact, one of his Falcons’ teams set the NFL record for fewest penalties.

Unemployed last year, Smith spent time consulting with NFL officiating executives. The man is obsessed with getting an edge when it comes to the zebras.

Today at One Buc Palace, Dirk Koetter adressed the media as players reported back for duty. The new head coach said league officials will visit with Bucs players tomorrow to address new NFL rule changes.

Joe is so happy Smith will be there soaking it in and translating for the team. The Bucs can get a whole lot better quickly by reducing penalties.

8 Responses to “Zebras En Route To One Buc”

  1. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hmmnnn. Seems like another setup for the..Lovie Bashers. Alibie fires..watch your lane. Go ahead bashers and..Knock’em down.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Makes me wonder if there ever was an NFL game played without any penalties being called. Those penalties will definitely reduce for the Bucs this year.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    lovie would have “worked on it” it just takes him a year or two to adjust!!!! As Joe said, It was one of the of the many reason coach my scheme got the ax, It was on the top 10 list!!! I am sure the Glazers and Licht got the list into the 20’s and then they just told licht to call lovie in for the “meeting” in the morning!!!!

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Lovie aside, this is really common sense; you can’t win very many football games when you’re committing 10+ penalties for 100+ yards per game. I have to assume that this will be a focus in the OTAs and camp.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    “You blocked it out, but Joe can’t.”

    LOL Joe look at how many fans want to talk about it….

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’m not condoning this…and I certainly would NOT support such an action…but I’m considering writing a fictional short story where a jet holding all the NFL refs gets shot down and the NFL has to replace them all.

    I’m stuck on the ending…would the calls be better?

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Unemployed last year, Smith spent time consulting with NFL officiating executives.”

    I didn’t know that.

    I wonder if the relationships he built will at least get us fair calls during games. Ever since Dungy was fired, it feels like the NFL Refs and ESPN have been looking for reasons to hate us.

  8. Dave Says:

    Buc Bonzai

    No is the answer. They tried replacements not too long ago and they were horrible.
    Hate the refs all you want but most the calls, by a wide margin, are correct.