Not One Word

November 1st, 2016


Interesting stuff from veteran football man and Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith today.

Smith, whose defense was roasted for an historic 513 yards through the air Sunday, emphasized that he and his staff didn’t speak “one word” to players about Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Literally, Smith said, no game review or teaching moment. The Bucs moved on. He moved on. Period.

Of course, the fact the Bucs host Atlanta on Thursday Night Football has a lot to do with the approach, but it’s still rare for a coaching staff to ignore four quarters and a long overtime. Including accepted penalties, the Raiders snapped the football 94 times!

Joe loves the attitude. You want players to move on? Then coaches must move on.

36 Responses to “Not One Word”

  1. Pistol Pete Says:

    I have had moments like this with the staff that works for me…what we understand doesn’t need to be discussed….and it better not happen again….I am ok with this….

  2. evolvingBucfan Says:

    Yep, ignore it it will go away…..geeesh.

    Joe…the biggest mistake you can make is to not learn from your mistakes, thats life.

    If you don’t learn from them you keep making them, period.

    Do you think Atlanta is watching our mistakes from the raiders game and how we where xploited using that to learn from and to not get embarrased like game one, i bet they are.

  3. University of Seffner Says:

    The only play that matters is the next one. Just take things one play at a time. That’s all what the Defense should think regardless of how the previous play went. And that mindset is what’s needed in the locker room, practice, film room, sidelines, on the field, etc.

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    He’s not the only one that doesn’t want to talk about that debacle!!!
    It better get better. The Falcons are coming to town.

  5. Jack Burton Mercer Says:

    That’s fine. Gotta get ready for Thursday night. However, Atlanta will be looking long and hard at that game film.

  6. uckinator Says:

    What can you say to a placekicker who can’t make an extra point ??

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    And in Oakland, they are wondering how they gained all those yards and yet the score was so low!!!!!!!

  8. buccfan305 Says:

    I’m fine with that strategy, but if there’s a repeat of the Raiders game, someone need to be fired. How do you not address the mistakes that lead to historic numbers being put up against your defense. Seems to me that Mike Smith wants to pretend that this didn’t happen. SMMFH!!!

    We need to trade for Cameron Wake before the trade deadline today. Need more pressure up front becasue our corners can’t cover for more than 5 seconds.

  9. greg Says:

    We will know about 930pm on Thursday if this approach worked….I don’t think it matters what Smith did or did not do…many of these players appear to have checked out.

  10. Brandon Says:

    Great attitude, let’s not worry about the countless number of mistakes his players made play after play after play after play, many of them the same mistakes over and over again.

    The two main people in the coaching staff are hot garbage…just like the rest of the league figured out when they led the Falcons to a record of 10-22 their last two seasons.

  11. D-Rome Says:

    The Bucs need to move on with certain players. If the Bucs lose to the Falcons the Glazers may end up moving on from certain coaches as well.

  12. Roadwarrior Says:

    No corners can cover for more then 5 seconds on any team give a QB 5 seconds and he will oil you.

  13. Roadwarrior Says:

    Sorry kill you

  14. Kevin Says:

    Been saying it since the day he was hired. Please tell me what kind of special stupid does it take to expect different results from a guy that couldbt save his own job in atlanta. They had the offense, they had the special teams….the defense qas historically bad. It will be no different here.

    As much as I like Koetter, he needs to let smith go and promote hayes. He also needs to take yhe training wheels of Jameis and let him make his mistakes. The offense is way to cobservative and that is not koetters style which is very telling that he does not trust Winston.

    Houston we have a BIG problem!

  15. JonBuc Says:

    Perhaps Mike Smith will move on…even if it isn’t to his next head coaching gig as predicted by the Joes’….

  16. Architek Says:

    I think Jude should be benched for what he did.

  17. buccfan305 Says:

    If anything, the bucs should have cut Jude and started Banks on Thursday.

  18. buccfan305 Says:

    But OH well, what could have been. Good luck Banks…hope you don’t play us any time soon.

  19. Tampa Tony Says:

    All the off season hype about him being a good coordinator has been all talk. Haven’t seen many creative blitz packages or much 3-4 look and the DBs are still playing 30 yards off

  20. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Roadwarrior is right, what DB can cover for 5 seconds. Carr dropped back 59 times and was hit twice.

  21. 813bucboi Says:

    @realist….WHAT?….they scored 30 points….had they not had 200yards in penalties the score would’ve been 56-24….get a clue….

    not saying anything to the defense….how about hold them accountable… about hold yourself accountable….GO BUCS!!!!

  22. VegasBuc Says:

    Not everyone will understand coach Smith on this one. It takes specific personal real life experiences and moments you’ll never forget in one’s life to know where he’s coming from. If you haven’t lived it yourself, you won’t yet understand why this makes sense.

  23. JM Says:

    If the offense could stay on the field the defense could stay off of it.

  24. Glenningrad Says:

    Yeah they shouldn’t talk about it. And they should all get participation trophies too. And a big icecream cone.

  25. The Buc Realist Says:

    On a short week there is no time to review last week’s game!!!! You guys are making stuff out of nothing!!!!

    And Just for the record the Bucs have the best defense in the division despite the new scheme and all the injuries!!!!

    #1 Bucs 27 pga 189 points given up

    2 Panters 28 pga 196 points given up
    3 Falcons 28.9 pga 231 points given up
    4 Saints 30.7 pga 215 points given up

  26. cmurda Says:

    @ Realist. I’m with Koetter when it comes to stats. We can make anything fit our agenda by skewing numbers and taking only what we want from them. I judge our defense on stepping up when the time calls for it. We failed with a little over 3 minutes left in regulation. Our offense just drove down the field and scored a TD and added the 2 point conversion to bail Aguayo out. The defense proceeded to get owned the entire drive. We finally stepped up when they were in the red zone only to bail them out by a Hey Jude holding penalty, and yes, it was the right call. The fact of the matter is this defense isn’t getting it done. Take the Seahawks for example. That offense is putrid with a terrible offensive line. They lost against the Aints but they still have a 4-2-1 record thanks to a great defense. We have a better O Line and a Qb that isn’t hobbled. Our overall offense is better so, if our defense could just be decent, we should be just fine. The problem is the defense has been average at best. JW hasn’t had a great year. I get that and I’m not making excuses for him but at times it would be nice to see a complete defensive effort against a team other than the 49ers. There are only 10 teams in the NFL that have given up more points than the Bucs and 3 of them are in our division.

  27. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Hey Jude might of had a couple good training camp practices but don’t let that fool you, he still stinks.

  28. 813bucboi Says:

    @REALIST….and your happy about that?….that’s regression….last year we were giving up 26 points per game…now its up to 27…stats for losers….that’s why you love them so much…

    smitty should’ve said that performance was unacceptable and told the players we will never play like that again….this only magnifies the losing culture….allowing the players to think its ok and move on without holding them accountable….GO BUCS!!!

  29. R.O. Says:

    No time.. Duh!

  30. M.Stevbobucfan Says:

    My question buc fans is…is M.Smith defense as bad as it looks or we just don’t have the players. …I thought for sure we would have a much better defense this year with the addition of Grimes, Ayers and the other guys that were already in place

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    They would review the game if it wasn’t a short week. They need all of the time they can to get the team ready for Thursday. I want the players focusing on the Falcons now, not the Raiders.

  32. ptwalk Says:

    Oh, so this is the kind of defense @Realist was hoping for. Terrible is ok, just not lead by Lovie.

  33. richbucsfan Says:

    It will be a dumpster fire on Thursday night. If Carr gets over 500 yards, what will “matty ice” do to the porous back end of the defense? I think the Bucs may have won their last game this season…too thin to overcome injuries, glaring lack of talent…

  34. Jersey Buc Says:

    After an ass whooping like that, what’s the man supposed to say??? Lol. The season is done. Going to spend the rest of the season watching Spence get better and better.

  35. KingBuc17 Says:

    What was the Raiders record last year 7-9. We are a year behind them due to some really bad moves by Litch, and injuries. Don’t get me wrong I like Jason Litch and our coach staff, proven winners. We need two or three players (this year) and for them to grow with the team.

    Still baffled by the draft of a kicker, even if God in the 2nd for our 3rd and 4th? But that was a move to win this year, as we had a good kicker. Really mixed signals from GM and coaching this year? Don’t know. This Atlanta game will be the game of the year for the team, win all good for a semi playoff push, lose and we might be 6-10 again if no more injuries.

  36. Dave Says:

    Maybe you all have heard this mentioned before…..
    They need a pass rush !!

    This team has 3 glaring needs-
    1. Pass rush
    2. WR
    3. Safety

    When they arrive next year, they’ll win 11 games plus for the foreseeable future