Your NFL Penalties Leader

October 9th, 2020

Donovan Smith has more penalties in five games than he did all last season.

In fact, he leads the NFL — with a teammate right behind him.

This is unacceptable for a sixth-year veteran earning $14.5 million this season.

After tonight’s mess, Smith has seven penalties in five games. Carlton “Flags” Davis has six. Demar Dotson and Shaq Barrett led the Bucs last season with 10 each, while Davis had nine.

The Bucs have two offensive line coaches and it’s not like Smith is distracted because he has to help out a rookie or inexperienced left guard next to him; Ali Marpet is a strong and clean player having a good season.

Smith just has to keep his head in the game consistently, but he hasn’t done that in 2020. At this rate, he’ll have a new team in 2021.

45 Responses to “Your NFL Penalties Leader”

  1. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    Pathetic effort by Donovan tonight. Pathetic.

  2. Clean House Says:

    I don’t think he’s very good, I didn’t when they resigned him.

  3. Seemore Bucs Says:

    2021 can’t come fast enough then. This guy has to go. He is simply killing the team.

  4. Youngbucs Says:

    Tht last 1 on Davis was bogus

  5. AwShbucs Says:

    Dude gave up a free sack to BARKEVIOUS FREAKING MINGO! On a horrible loaf no less.

    And he leads the NFL in penalties? This is why I was screaming for Jason to replace this bum with Trent William’s this offseason.

    Donovan Smith could be so much better than he is if not for his horrible attitude and willingness to give up on plays. But he isnt. He is a horribly inconsistent and below average player.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not excusing him but we have played an additional game than 30 other teams.

    Let’s check the stats after this weekend.

    As far as D. Smith…..I say we should draft a RT….move Wirfs to LT & save the $14.2 mil for LVD, Godwin, Shaq and others who are worthy.

  7. William Berry Says:

    If he’s held to the same standard that James was (and he certainly should be), then he’ll be gone. There was plenty of blame to go around tonight, but D. Smith’s been a mistake machine from Game 1.

  8. AwShbucs Says:

    Youngbucs is right. The refs rewarded Foles for a terrible throw that was uncatchable. Just one or many flags that made it blatantly obvious that the refs were actively trying to give this game to the bears.

  9. Lamarcus Says:

    We should of left his a$$ in Chicago

  10. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Having strong Anthony Collins flashbacks.

    Body Language, Effort, Skill are all subpar.

  11. Snook Says:

    This guy is like Jameis. Time to move on.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    I think Ndog is a coward…I’ve asked this tool repeatedly the same question on the last 2-3 threads…. yet no answer. So I’ll ask again punk….

    Ndog do you understand that Jameis Winston is never coming back and if so how long do you think your foolishness will continue on JBF if you say you are a Bucs fan

  13. Coburn Says:

    The flag on Davis was bs. If that’s the call then any speedy wr can fly and then step in the brakes. He’s had at least a couple tixky tack calls against. it seems he has a rep as being grabby that he can’t let down now that he had a target on his back.

    One thing I did like seeing was Tyler Johnson actually run that sideline route well… Looked like same play that was picked twice by Watson with last one being a bad route. Johnson showed me some good things but still a rook Nd we need our studs healthy

  14. thisisouryear!! Says:

    Those 2 flags against Davis and Shaq were awful. Take away those two and we win the game. Mack is good. He made Wirfs look like a rookie.

    Lots of good things out of this game though too. No interceptions. I loved Brady’s fire on the sidelines. Evans, Godwin and Miller hurt. I think we heal and we win against the Packers. I think Brady’s changing things. They are going to get back up and beat an even tougher team. Go Bucs!!!

  15. Tbbucs3 Says:

    “ Donovan Smith could be so much better than he is if not for his horrible attitude and willingness to give up on plays.”

    Exactly, it’s his attitude that really turns me off. He looks like he doesn’t even want to be out there which is why I think he initially wanted to opt out.

    The guy doesn’t care.

  16. William Berry Says:


    I saw that horrible officiating, too. The bogus roughing the passer on Shaq, the nonexistent PI on Davis, etc, etc. But if this team had played sharp, clean football none of that would have mattered.

  17. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Bucs definitely need to work on both lines next off season. New LT for sure and some help to that d line. They are an injury or 2 away from not being able to get much pressure.

    I’m glad for this game. I feel like people started to get big heads about this team and how “well” the offensive line was playing. We all got humbled a little bit tonight.

    I’m going to enjoy my humble pie tonight, finish off the rest of the pizza and what’s left of the crown and go to bed.

    Tomorrow is a new week. Put this game to bed and focus on getting healthy for the packers.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    Ndog…then STFU…the rest of the season…coward ass biotch.

  19. Thank You Joe Says:

    Joe, well said. Thank you for calling out something that should be picked up in more Tampa Bay media circles but the others seem to just shy away from any kind of truth as always. We Bucs fans have been ashamed of Donovan “The Loaf” Smith for too long. You think Brady will hold him accountable ??

  20. Ndog Says:

    He was good enough for everyone the last 5 years for us to blame everything on the QB, why isn’t he good enough now?

  21. Bird Says:

    Bad gAme. Of course. We had 6 penalties in a row it felt that bad.

    Joe just called out those haters for oline being good
    Bears Dline is best

    Vea hurts

    We will get healthy less vea
    Guys are pissed. So is brady

  22. 407buc Says:

    We’re gonna blame only the penalties? How about the soft defense and poor offensive execution? Oh we’re injured? Tell that to every NFL team… we have poor coaching and poor execution a failure in every aspect. This team is 8-8 caliber thanks to the chargers choking we have a positive record. Embarrassing

  23. William Berry Says:

    “He was good enough for everyone the last 5 years for us to blame everything on the QB, why isn’t he good enough now?” -Ndog

    Have you not been on this site for the past 5 years?

  24. Ndog Says:

    Hey no I don’t understand that cause I am of the hope they fire Arains after this year, bring in Bienemy as head coach, Brady retires and we bring back a QB FOR THE LONG HAUL in Jameis and then we will really have something.

    Plus no matter what happens I am simply giving you a taste of the stupid crap many posted on here the last 5 years about our previous QB.

    Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it well look in the mirror and you will see exactly where it came from.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    Fun fact: Donovan Smith has been the one of the two MOST penalized players on the Bucs team for 4 of his 6 seasons playing here.

    2015: 9 penalties
    2016: 13 penalties 2nd most in the entire NFL!
    2017: 8 penalties
    2018 & 2019: actually cleaned it up and only had 6 and 5 (but don’t worry, we had Damar Dotson with 10 to lead the way!)
    2020: 7 penalties so far. 1st in the entire NFL!

    But he doesn’t miss games mannnnn!

    I mean, so what if he still takes 5 – 10 plays off every single week? Lets make him one of the highest paid tackles in the league anyway!


  26. ElioT Says:

    Smith has enough talent to be elite.

    He’s been durable, but overall his benefit has been average.

    Sometimes he just looks like he doesn’t care or is just plain lazy.

    It’s a shame but I am hopeful he can put it together this season.

  27. Bangkok Buc Says:

    He honestly looks like he doesn’t give a rat’s ass. Just going through the motions.
    Leave his ass behind in Chicago. Haeg or whomever is the backup cant be worse. Guy is an absolute 🤡

  28. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Who cares about the names on the back of the jersey. Losing S*UCKS. I as a fan just want to watch winning football. I do not care who the Coach is, Just win, I do not care what the name of the player is, just win. Tonight s*cks becuase they lost period. GO BUCS!!!!

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This loss wasn’t on Brady.

    He essentially played without, Godwin, OJ, Miller, Watson, McCoy, Fournette..

    He had a penalty-ridden Oline……a BS turnover before the half…..and coaching that relied on the Defense instead of him.

    He had to live with some terrible calls…….probably 7-8…..If Shaq roughed Foles, then Brady was roughed at least 3 times.

    I would have liked to see him come back to win……but he should have never been put in that situation.

  30. firethecannons Says:

    should never of been resigned bad draft pick and bad signing

  31. Colonel Angus Says:

    Time to let Smith ride the pine. Put Haeg in, send a message that dumb penalties will no longer be tolerated. He single handily killed several promising drives.

  32. Elita Vita Says:

    Love him, hate him or indifferent to him this has to be his last year as a Buc. His time is absolutely up. Long overdue actually. I don’t think Brady will cry over it. Draft a new LT or see how 78 can handle the position.

  33. 407buc Says:

    This organization doesn’t belong in the NFL plain and simple. This level of incompetence is that of a team looking to be picking in the too 10 of the draft. Rebuild this team next year start over

  34. REDZONE BA Says:

    @Tampabaybucsfan – So – you are saying that the loss is not on the QB because he (Brady) is playing w/o his star players? Just asking….

  35. Shoulda_Drafted_QB Says:

    It should have been a requirement with an aging QB that is losing even more mobility than he didn’t have in the first place to SECURE THE BAG 💼 WITH A FREE AGENT ALL PRO LEFT TACKLE. Drafting Tristan WIRFS was NOT ENOUGH. The way Tom Brady worked in NEW ENGLAND was quick routes slants and lots of space in the pocket. Do you see even when he is not being sacked he is getting his passes batted down??? They are getting big push on this Line Broooos FR BROS this is a sad OLINE that can not provide Old Man Brady with the comfort zone sleep master air pocket that he needs. If this wasn’t in the plans as a necessary part of a Grandpa Brady plan then WHAT THE HECK ???? Thanks a lot Papá Bwucie BWuce and the Shaq Barret Roughing the Passer was sooooo blatantly wrong WHEN WILL THE NFL HOLD THE OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE with a virtual rating system???

  36. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    He sucks. Lazy, inconsistent, totally not worth what he’s being paid.

  37. Bobby M. Says:

    He’s terrible…..I’ve said this with Winston, it makes no sense to attempt to develop a young QB and have a LT that is so inconsistent. Brady gets the ball out quick which means Smith has to protect for even less time yet somehow his protection is declining. He seems like he’s checked out, some of these mistakes are simply poor focus.

  38. Rick Says:

    Am I an expert on the X’s & O’s of football and play calling? Nope, not even close. However I can spot it everytime when a player has that fire in his eyes and in his heart to go out and do whatever it takes each week to get a win. For 5 seasons being around the guys, while there was too much losing going on I could see the ones that cared about it and were working like hell to correct it. Unfortunately Donovan cares only about doing just enough to get by and collect a paycheck, PERIOD!!

  39. Darin Says:

    Donovan Smith played? I thought he opted out due to covid. Oh wait that one wont work because his numbers called so much. He opted out of Mack n Mingo for sure

  40. ItzOK Says:

    Great coaching to let him handle Mack one on one on 5 and 7 step drops.. A F*cking high school coach would know better.

    False start penalties with zero fans or crowd noise. Holding and he didn’t even touch Mack on one of those sacks. He costs them at least 5 plays a game. Leave a blocking tight end to help his sorry ass

    I have no issues with Davis aggressive corner play. Pass interference is subjective and always and inconsistent call in today’s league.

    Wirfs is playing well. Don’t expect a rookie to shut Mack out all game. but at least on his sack he just got beat.

    Crazy ply was mack tossing Wirfs around like he was a 5 year old. That might have been the most impressive play I saw all night

    How about a fan pole for most despised Bucs player from the last ten years.

    Donovan Smith
    Geraldine McCoy
    Chris Conte

    My money is on Smith.
    What sweet justice that the Steelers tight end ended Conte’s career with a nasty stiff arm.
    Every year Bucs fans should send that steelers player a fruit basket for Christmas.

  41. Buccystle Says:

    DS really didn’t look like he wanted to be there. So disappointed in his play last night. Hope they sit him out and put haeg in for the packers game. Come on bucs make an example out of his arse!!

  42. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Bench his ass now!!! I don’t care if he’s the best they have (which is tremendously sad). A traffic barricade blocks better than Smith.

  43. Owlykat Says:

    This loss is on BA for not trading off Useless D. Smith before the whole NFL last night watched how awful he really is. He could have moved Wirts to LT and Haeg could have held up his own at RT. Cut D. Smith now and take part of the $14 million Licht guaranteed him out of Licht’s salary for such an idiotic boondoggle error!!! D. Smith is a pure embarrassment to the Bucs. Wake up BA you should have moved Wirts to LT to replace D. Smith already. Haeg can hold his own at RT.

  44. Buczilla Says:

    I know that good lineman are worth their weight in gold, but this guy is above average on his best day. This dude makes more than what he is worth to the team and his contract made it impossible to shore up other areas of the team. If I’m Licht, I’m doing everything in my power to replace this dude and his bloated contract.

    You’d expect players to get better as they mature and gain experience, but like so many other Bucs in the past, Donovan is getting worse.

  45. TOM Says:

    For God’s sake Arian’s, wake up & bench lazy ass Smith. I don’t care how much money he makes. He’s garbage. Thanks again lousy Licht. Another great signing. I hope there 1st pick in the draft is a OT. As a matter of fact I would go heavy on the OL. Thanks to Licht Smith laughs all the way to the bank.