“Make Sure We Get 1,000 Percent Out Of Him”

March 10th, 2019

Harold Goodwin

The new overlord of the Bucs offensive line, assistant head coach Harold Goodwin, had a message for the guy who scored the latest giant bag of loot from Team Glazer.

Goodwin explained his demand during a bonding session of Buccaneers season ticket holders last week.

The guy with the cash from the fat new deal is left tackle Donovan Smith, and Goodwin said he briefly advised Smith that we’ll “make sure we get 1,000 percent out of him.”

Joe sure hopes the message was sent. Players and coaches are only permitted superficial, non-football kind of chats, per NFL rules, before players report back to work in April. So Joe found Goodwin’s choice of words quite interesting.

As Bucs fans know, Smith is well known for loafing a couple of snaps per game.

Inside the walls of One Buc Palace, Joe can attest that Smith is respected for being a solid, durable starter, but he’s considered to have plenty of potential to be better.

Goodwin is looking toward Smith’s ceiling and will demand it, Joe is certain. The George Warhop tenure the last two years seemed to be more into slapping guys on the ass than demanding championship level intensity.

13 Responses to ““Make Sure We Get 1,000 Percent Out Of Him””

  1. Danny Peebles Says:

    George Warhop was straight trash with Cleveland. Then we bring him here and was worst.

  2. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I saw that interview and you’re absolutely right Joe. For Goodwin to make that comment, surely the question of slacking must’ve come up during film study and contract negotiations. For the money he just demanded I hope he gives better effort than what we’ve witnessed.

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Hmmm, so Donovan only takes a ‘couple of snaps off per game’ Joe? Ya OK, we’ll go with that.

    Donovan Smith has ‘plenty of potential to be better’ as you say, but it’s a shame that we’re saying that about our starting LT with FOUR years and 64 games worth of experience. IMO Harold Goodwin is the guy to unleash potential though, because George Warhop certainly didn’t get the job done (another of Lovie’s gifts that kept on giving). Warhop was here for FIVE whole years & our OLine underperformed except for 2015 when Logan Mankins seems to have taken charge of ‘the rookies’. Bucs NEED that OLine position group FIELD GENERAL like Mankins was, but none of our current starters seem to have stepped in to fill that role.

  4. Bird Says:

    Big trade just happened. Good old chucky

    Raiders essentially gave up amari cooper and a 3rd and 5th round pick

    And got

    Antonio Brown and a 1st round pick.


    I thought we could get desean to the raiders. Probably not happening now. Raiders paying 18 plus mil to Antonio.
    Gruden has his playmaker. Let’s see what plays he creates in his lab for AB when he has an average Derek Carr throwing to him.

  5. Tackleblockwin Says:

    I don’t watch or study film of Smith. What I see is on game day only. He does seem to loaf once in a while, but the real question is why? Does he occasionally forget the snap count and the DE is able to get a better jump on him? Does he get tired? Does he stray away from good technique? I don’t think he takes plays off just for the heck of it. Whenever we draft big offensive and defensive lineman the first thing I ask is what type of weather did they play in. Smith obviously had to figure out how to beat the weather first. Call me crazy, but I truly believe weather is a big part of the game that is not talked about enough. Some players adapt easier than others to the crazy heat and humidity here. I think Smith has adapted pretty well. Anyway, enough blabber from me for now. Overall I’m happy we signed Smith. No, he is not an all pro, but he is an average/above average LT and those don’t fall off trees in this league.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So Mike Mayock is a Gruden yes man then…because no GM worth his paycheck is going to way a WR that much money.

  7. Todd Says:

    It’s interesting watching the Instagram of multiple Bucs players. Most are working out, enjoying sunsets with their families…and JPP, he just spreads joy wherever he goes.

    And then there’s MeSean the Malcontent. He’s so hoody. Or at least a TRIES to project himself as some badass gang member rapper who just landed a boat full of drug money. Too stupid to be humble. Now after the AB signing, he’ll be bitching how underpaid he is.

    Ship him the hell away somewhere, ANYWHERE.

    Addition by subtraction.

    Based on his need to be the furthest thing from humble, I’m pretty sure he has a small penis.

  8. MarkV Says:

    A couple of snaps per game? Now that’s funny Joe.

  9. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Something about Gruden and diva receivers…

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Of all the assistant coaches, I am impressed with Goodwin the most…..coaching can make a huge difference in player performance and I expect this to happen…..if it does, it will be very noticeable.

  11. Joe in Michigan Says:

    In reality, he’s a 338 pound man playing in the Florida heat (for about half his games, anyway). We’ll see how serious D Smith is about football, if he is he’ll get his body in better shape and play at 308 or so in the next few years.

  12. Mikey Says:

    Lol!! Well done, Todd

  13. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    It blows my mind how probably 80% of fans undervalue coaching. Smith willnbe well worth his contract this year.