Jacquies Smith Completes Bucs Reunion

October 18th, 2017

(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The most productive Buccaneers sackmaster defensive end of the past four years, Jacquies Smith, has a new team a playoff team.

Smith, 27, blew his knee out on opening day of last season and missed training camp this year while recovering. But he returned to the field for Tampa Bay against the Giants. His snaps were limited, and he spent a chunk of the game riding a stationary bicycles.

And then he was cut, which was a little surprising. And it feels even more surprising now, considering Bucs defensive ends have had scant production.

Yesterday, per NFL Network, Smith signed with the Detriot Lions, joining former teammates Akeem Spence and George Johnson on the Lions’ defensive line.

If Smith has success in Detroit, look for Joe at your nearest liquor store.

Smith had four sacks through the first two games of the 2015 season, but then injuries seemed to cut his effectiveness, and they cost him four games that year. He finished the 2015 campaign with seven sacks in 12 games.

The Lions face the Bucs in Tampa on Dec. 10.

19 Responses to “Jacquies Smith Completes Bucs Reunion”

  1. Kobe Faker Says:

    December 18 2017

    “This is my House!”

  2. Supersam Says:

    I’m predicting 3 sacks against Winston.

  3. dm4bucs Says:

    Wow. Detroit again with one of our past defensive linemans. This is going to be maddening if they end up sacking Winston multiple times…

  4. D-Rome Says:

    There is a level of hubris in Jason’s Licht’s decisions over the past few years that may ultimately cost the Bucs a shot at a winning record this year.

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    Whatever we want to think about personel decisions DO NOT blame Jason Licht if it doesn’t work out. He should only be praised for perceived good decisions and that is all. I repeat, DO NOT blame Jason Licht for anything. Just follow the Licht. What cute lil’ saying isn’t it?

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    they’ll get production out of him….its a bucs life!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!

  7. DallasBuc Says:

    Just like the Bucs are a cute lil’ football team. What with Gerald McCoy and repeated blowouts every season. They are so SOFT and cuddly physical defenses sure do love make them their btch on the regular.

  8. Bobby M. Says:

    Dont be shocked if the guy does have moderate success…..Teams, particularly the Bucs, often get enamored with the new toys they invest in and sometimes let the player with more talent at the present….walk. Remember Bennett had a “bum shoulder” according to Dominik when he drafted Clayborne….Bennett is still cashing checks….Dominik not so much.

  9. bculaw Says:

    Smith’s release was a bit surprising given his past production and the utter lack of production the Bucs are getting from that position. I can’t understand why they wouldn’t give him a chance to get back on the field. He couldn’t have been LESS productive than what we have currently!! Was there more to the decision (off-field or locker room issues)? If he goes to Detroit and produces, you have to question the decision.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    The best pass rusher this team has had since the pop star dummynick and control-freak Schiano got rid of Bennet for no good reason…

  11. LakeLand Says:

    Ex-Buc CB Rashaan Melvin has 28 tackles, 2 INTs, 11 PD this season for the Colts. I’m happy for him, I was glad that Schiano signed him as a UDFA out of college.

  12. Pick6 Says:

    let’s see if he makes it to December before the hand wringing commences

  13. MIKE Says:

    hell, i’m not even looking forward to 2018….

  14. mike10 Says:

    So I’ll be frank on this: if he goes to Detroit and succeeds, I will really begin to have doubts with our front office.

    We’ve had some real ‘slam dunks’ with personnel moves and roster management, but have whiffed with others who have gone elsewhere to find success. I can give you a list that is very LONG.. that’s honestly the difference between a good team and championship team.

    It’s either the GM, scouts, or coaching.

  15. mike10 Says:

    Bobby M, well said..

  16. Mo_Downs Says:

    JSmith hadn’t been productive for a while. He was allowed to rehab (multiple times) and didn’t seemingly heal to the point of being able to help the team.

    Sometimes a team has to decide who can be of help and who can’t. I believe he can still be productive (earn a living in the NFL) in a limited role with a team that has multiple starters that are highly productive and relatively injury free.

    But, sometimes, despite the best medical care, multiple injuries to the same anatomical area cannot be overcome with will power and rehab.

    I wish Joc Smith all the best with his new team. I am a fan.

    Go Bucs…!!!

  17. Mo_Downs Says:

    BTW, the Lions want Smith’s knowledge of the Bucs offensive and defensive scheme.

    I doubt if his physical condition will allow much use to the Lions beyond espionage.

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    LakeLand Says:
    October 18th, 2017 at 11:55 am
    Ex-Buc CB Rashaan Melvin has 28 tackles, 2 INTs, 11 PD this season for the Colts. I’m happy for him, I was glad that Schiano signed him as a UDFA out of college.

    I said the same thing while watching him Monday night….he was playing lights out!!!!….that’s called development which comes from good coaching…GO BUCS!!!!

  19. Not there yet Says:

    I think with all the lack of production from key positions on the roster the players still are out there making Mike Smith asinine defense and soft scheme look as good as it has. He’s a horrible d coordinator and I wouldn’t have been sad to see him go. Fans talk about continuity something they now have but all they are doing is losing together lol. Your a good play caller or not and I don’t care how many people have to be fired to find the right guy including Dirk. Gruden didn’t need continuity to come here and win a Superbowl he just needed good players…. We have good players right Jason licht?