Donovan Smith Is Ready For His Touchdown Call

July 30th, 2022

Day 4 of training camp (still nobody in pads) was a veteran day off for Donovan Smith.

So Joe thought it was the right time to talk to the Bucs’ ironman left tackle about his future as a weapon.

The man has played 117 games in a Bucs uniform and hasn’t had a ball thrown his way like so many other left tackles have.

Smith says he isn’t counting on the streak ending, but he “absolutely” will be ready. “I mean, whenever the time comes, I’m definitely going to conquer it and I’ll make it look good,” Smith said.

The eight-year veteran doesn’t work on catching at home to prepare for his moment in the spotlight, but he said his hands while “hangin’ out with the boys” are strong and Tom Brady can count on him.

18 Responses to “Donovan Smith Is Ready For His Touchdown Call”

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    Love that. Hope it happens.

  2. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    Hope it never happens

  3. Hodad Says:

    Would love to see Vea take a hand off from the 1 yard line also.

  4. D-Rok Says:


    Why not a wishbone formation on the 1-yard line with Vea and Hicks as fullbacks? Man that’s a LOT of man-meat coming at ’em! (joking/sarcasm. Sort of. LOL)

  5. gp Says:

    You just made me think of the old cartoon bull getting ready to freight train whatever is in front of him. Ring in the nose, steam coming out of the ears, pawing the turf in their impatience to go destroy something, bloodshot eyes and fury on the face! Just imagine two of those side by side!
    Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind seeing that set on first and ten, right up the gut!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Stay in your lane, Donny……..we have 12 WRs…..6 TEs…….5 RBs……..we don’t need your lard-a$$ catching passes.

  7. D-Rok Says:

    @ gp,

    HA! I know the cartoon you are talking about but can’t remember the name of it.

    Not sure how realistic 700 pounds of fullback meat is in today’s NFL, but hopefully some of the Bucs coaches remember The Frig.

    I did once play Mike LB and geez, if that much was coming at me on the goal line, it would be very hard to avoid making a business (health?) decision and sorta get out of the way. LOL!!

  8. D-Rok Says:

    “700 pounds of fullback meat.”

    I should frame this phrase.

    Shirley, I jest.

    GO BUCS!!!

  9. Jason Says:

    Anybody remember when Donald Penn actually had the best hands on the team?
    Just saying. Lol.

  10. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Butthead: “Huh huh….. Hey Beavis? Do you like man meat?”

    Beavis: ” Yeah! Yeah! …. I mean… No! No!”

  11. D-Rok Says:


    ROFL! Not exactly sure why, but the wife just made me watch the newest Beavis show, so you’re spot on.

    Man meat. ROFL!!!!!

  12. PassingThru Says:

    Some OTs played TE, so while it might be a cool trick play, Smith knows it won’t happen, not unless it’s at the end of a blowout or when he’s on the verge of retirement. In the latter, I remember Brad Meester who played Center for a dozen seasons or so with Jacksonville. Solid player, good locker room guy. He announced his retirement right beforenthe.last game of the season. On one snap,nhe lined up at TE and caught a 9 yard pass for a first down. It was a retirement gift, the dream of every O lineman

  13. Anonymous Says:

    So many people don’t like D Smith and I never understood why. I hope he’s a career Buc. Give us 5 or 6 more years Donnie and then ride off into the sunset as the greatest LT in franchise history!

  14. TorontoBucsFan Says:

    D-Rok says:

    “700 pounds of fullback meat.”

    I should frame this phrase.

    Shirley, I jest.

    GO BUCS!!!

    You’re right………..but don’t call me Shirley! lol

  15. GOB Says:

    Just make sure you report to the ref as eligible. I’ve witnessed that play mucked up more times than I can count. Brady isn’t unfamiliar with the play.

  16. D-Rok Says:


    You got the Airplane reference! HA HA good job. Not sure what reference there is to 700 pounds of fullback meat, but it sure seems funny.

  17. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I can’t wait to see this happen!
    No one deserves it more.
    All that CONSISTENT effort through the years needs to be rewarded.
    15 million a year is a pittance for such skill, heart and determination.

    Durable Donnie is a Warrior!

    I also lie a lot……….

  18. BucsfanFred Says:

    Tackles are ineligable