“Lovie Smith Is No Longer Coaching The Team Is A Major Positive”

September 7th, 2016
Points to a fun season.

Points to a fun season.

Adam Schein is no member of the Lovie Smith Mafia.

You know, the national talking heads who are still crying over Team Glazer running off the man responsible for the second-worst winning percentage of any coach in the sorry history of the Buccaneers franchise. They blame AC/DC-loving Bucs general manager Jason Licht for being some 21st century version of Pontius Pilate (yeah, Joe is looking right at you Peter King, and so many others at the four-letter — put away your crytowels!).

While the vast, vast, vast majority of NFL national analysts howled in outrage over the coaching transaction (fueled with propaganda from a hard-working agent), one man seemingly stood alone in the cold wilderness and applauded.

That would be popular sports radio and television personality Adam Schein. He was of the belief it was the best move Team Glazer made since hiring Chucky.

So, in large part because Lovie is no longer around, Schein is preaching to NFL fans they should not nap on the Bucs. In fact, Schein believes Bucs fans should prepare for a road game in January. A wild card game.

“My sleeper team this year, are you ready? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” Schein said on his CBS Sports Network show, Time to Schein. “Yeah, that’s right. My Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be playing on wild card weekend. Lock it in.

“I’m telling ya!’ I think Jameis Winston is going to have a major second season and the fact that Lovie Smith is no longer coaching the team is a major positive.”

Injuries to Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridewater open a path for the Bucs to make a wild card game, Schein is convinced.

The lone obstacle Schein sees in the Bucs’ way? Kicker Roberto Aguayo melting down.

But he kids, folks. Schein jests.

You can see Schein’s full NFL playoff breakdown below. Bucs chatter begins at the 7:05 mark.

34 Responses to ““Lovie Smith Is No Longer Coaching The Team Is A Major Positive””

  1. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Phill Simms on inside the NFL also said Jameis will lead Tampa Bay to playoffs, all JW needs is a defense.

  2. Tampa Tony Says:

    Trade the Giants for Washington and those are my same pics for the playoffs. Bucs eek in with 9-7 record

  3. SCBucsFan Says:

    Man, Schein really has some lofty expectations for us. Hope he’s right.

  4. Phil Says:

    I for one believe in Jameis so I think Schien is right. Hell I saw the halftime speech by Jameis at the FSU-Old Miss game. He won that game for FSU and he didn’t even play. He had those kids believing they could win and were going to win and they did.

  5. Fire the glazers Says:

    That’s all fine and dandy that we have fans talking us up. Yet, what happens when we disappoint? Are those who sing praises going to give in too? We’ll see what happens when the Bucs have 9+ losses and can’t find a suitable offer when yet another high profile QB goes down.

  6. Walter Says:


    Who pissed in your cornflakes?

  7. Bucfan76 Says:

    Cue the Realist

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    “Lovie Smith Is No Longer Coaching The Team Is A Major Positive”

    Most captain obvious headline in JBF history…. bad coach and totally classless individual….

  9. Dreambig Says:

    Fire the glazers – It must suck being you. You sound like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh. I hope you have a better day/life going forward. I for one am totally psyched for the season! Football is back baby! Things are looking good for our Bucs and there is no better time to be optimistic than right now at the dawn of a new season where everyone is starting 0-0. if things don’t go well, so be it, we have been there before and we will live to fight another day.

    GO BUCS!

  10. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Watching EPSN yesterday, bill cowherd called movie an “Elite Defensive Coach” and said our defense will take a step back…

    I almost sh!t myself and puked at the same time

    What a joke.

  11. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:


  12. iamkingsu Says:

    Whenever anyone sees @Buccaneers Bonzai post please alert me. I woke up to see him spewing all types of BS about Cecil shorts last night.

  13. Cover Deuce Says:

    The pass catchers and O-line will have to stay healthy all season long, but they’ve got a punchers chance.

  14. JonBuc Says:

    Happy with the Lovie hire at the time…even happier when he was sent packing when it became clear he no longer seemed competent in the NFL. Having said that…it appears he may have found a home in college. His message/methods are better suited for young men (18-22) IMO.

  15. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Lol Jameis is a boss he going to dominate impose his will on grown men this season.

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    Coaching aside, this is a more talented football team than last year. The expectations should be higher.
    Go Bucs!

  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    Fun Exciting Football!!! That is just one of the many reasons that we wanted change!!!!! This season most reasonable people will see why it was so necessary!!!!!! You can’t live in the past and hope history repeats it self and what year after year after year of boring bad football!!! And it still surprises me that some around here were willing just for that!!!!

    Jameis Winston says: Mr. Realist, why do the Sheep live in the past!!!

    The Buc Realist says: Because they are scared Jameis!!! That is why they have the same haircut since high school!!!!!

    Jameis Winston says: even bighogheinous?

    The Buc Realist says: no, not him, you might as well call him BigBaldHeinous!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Lovie Smith.


  19. Swaggy64 Says:

    In 1969 a man named Laurence J. Peter developed a theory that there exists in business (and remember the NFL is a business) a class of managers who start out showing great competence in their business’ lower levels of responsibility and then become revealed as more and more incompetent as their level of power and responsibility increase. They rise to the level of their incompetence. So while there, is evidence Lovie Smith was an extremely good position Coach and excellent def. coordinator, and even a good head coach for a while, the longer he held power the worse he got. He rose to the level of his incompetence. Pro football’s best real world example of the Peter principle. Google it. It’s the real deal. There are examples in almost all walks of life.

  20. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Fire the Glazers, Mike and other negative nellies. I do not include Kobe Faker because he’s simply a troll here to irritate us and get some attention…all trolls crave it that’s what they are trolling for…attention.

    I think the Bucs have the talent to win ten this year. I said that last year and with decent coaching we could have won ten. We are better this year and our coaching staff is “Licht” years ahead of last.

    But I’m realistic and understand anything can happen. First off of course are the injuries…that’s what will really determine our success or failure this year.

    I simply do not expect to see the humiliation heaped upon us that we received last year. Losing 42-14 to a 3-13 team in OUR house against a rookie QB playing in his first game still makes me want to puke.

    I totally stopped defending Lovie after that loss. There was NO excuse. We had a terrific talent advantage and Lovie and his kids and friends coached the talent right out of them!!!
    But..if #3 goes down or there is a series of disastrous injuries I’ll be very realistic in my assessment of this year’s season. I think the majority of Bucs fans, while having high hopes will remain fair in their judgments..unlike you guys!

  21. Swaggy64 Says:

    I’m not going to pretend that I have any idea how the Bucs will do this year, but make no mistake I go into every year hoping, praying, dreaming that they go 19-0 and set off. and def. records all over the place. I want them to win but I go in with zero expectations until I actually see them play in games that count.

  22. Swaggy64 Says:

    I’m an unabashed homer. It’s because they represent Tampa Bay. I did not become a Buc fan because of a specific player or Coach. It’s because they mean “home” to me. As long as the franchise stays here, I will always be a fan, regardless of their record.

  23. BigHogHaynes Says:

    I have always preached talent, the fact that under LOVIE we never had a defensive draft, the fact that LOVIE’S SCHEME demanded a pass rushing DE with above average “talent”, which was never addressed, now we have per the Realist better coaching, better scheme and two head-coaches. We are changing systems or schemes so there will be some poorly played games on defense at the beginning of the season, we had better jell fast, exciting football without wins does not and I repeat does not equal progress, 9 wins is what I expect!

  24. Joe Says:

    Lovie didn’t-have-a-defensive-draft is a dodge. Who shoved Darrelle Revis out the door? Who (nearly) ruined Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks? Who OK’ed the signing of Ghost Johnson?

    Same guy who had full and complete control of the roster: guy’s name was Lovie Smith.

    Mrs. Smith (BigHogHayes), you should really think out your arguments a little better before typing.

  25. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Who the hell is Adam Schein!?

  26. The Buc Realist Says:


    He is a national radio host who has been telling everyone that coach my scheme is a has been and garbage for the last several years!!!!!!

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    He wasn’t big on Schiano and he certainly wasn’t big on Lovie.

    Some in the media have to tell it like it is. This guy is one of them.

    The Joe’s do the same so I can see why they post what he says all the time.

  28. The Buc Realist Says:

    When he had a radio show on Sirius NFL Radio with Rich Gannon, every time the Bucs were brought up, he would always say ” If josh freeman is the answer, I want to know what the question is!!!!!”

  29. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @ Sis Joe: allow me to address your concerns with my post! Your opinions are strong but they are not mine, Revis was strictly a money saving move agreed to by your loving love for GM Jason L., I did play dodge ball as a kid, but will never dodge an opportunity to speak my mind, even under new coaching, Verner not a starter, Banks not a starter, but LOVIE coached the talent out of them, that’s what I call a dodge, Did Lovie whiff on Ghost Johnson sure he did, tell me who whiffed on Sweezy? I’ll wait…. And may I add I do think before I post it’s just that we are two different people who think differently, see things differently but I’m sure you believe every word you print Sis. Joe, and I can choose to believe as much of it as I please, what a country that we live!

  30. head ball coach dirk Says:

    No mike Johnson post because he knows shadow man is lurking

  31. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Schein is a bucs homer. Which is good and bad. He knows the bucs more than the average talking head. But he is also more biased towards them. He isn’t wrong about Lovie, but the season Goals should probably be tempered until we can prove it all on the field. I am optimistic for a good season, but I expect .500 ball.

  32. Mike Johnson Says:

    Hmmmm, time for your new tin foiled pointed hat there Head Ball Coach Terd.
    You know, the one with the hood?!

  33. Mike Johnson Says:

    Well Joe, I guess you’re just about out of the..Lovie Meat specials. That Locker has all but been emptied. Who you gonna serve up this season?

  34. Bucs Ace Says:

    Happened to catch the second half of the N. Carolina versus the Lovie coached Ilinois team on Sat. night…..Lovie’s team ended up with 100 yards worth of penalties in a 23 to 48 blowout……He’s come a long way since leaving Tampa…..1077 miles to be exact