Four Ex-Bucs Headed To The Super Bowl

January 28th, 2024

Former Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith.

Yeah, there were more than a few Bucs fans convinced that Patrick Mahomes wouldn’t survive this season with Donovan Smith as his left tackle.

The eight-year Bucs left tackle landed in Kansas City in free agency, chosen by Chiefs head coach/offensive line guru Andy Reid. Many projecdted Smith to move to right tackle but he scored the left tackle gig. Smith battled some injuries this season and missed five games, but has been a rock in the playoffs.

Now he’s going back to the Super Bowl with the Chiefs after their win today against the Ravens in Baltimore.

Joining in him are Tom Brady’s backup in Tampa, Blaine Gabbert, along with former Bucs receiver Justin Watson, who had the best regular season of his career 27 catches for 460 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Former Bucs safety Mike Edwards also heads back to the Super Bowl. He played in every game for the Chiefs this season.

42 Responses to “Four Ex-Bucs Headed To The Super Bowl”

  1. Canabuc Says:

    Idzik going to Carolina as OC.

  2. Hunter Says:

    3 of those guys have been great additions for KC

  3. Bucs 95 Says:

    Is purdy a top 5 QB ?

  4. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Amazing how the Lions have 21 with 5:00 to go against the 49ers, yet the Bucs held them to only 10 at the half and not even 21 until the 4th…
    Hmmmm maybe the Bucs did play pretty damn well against a real good team…
    Just 4-5 plays on D and O that cost us the game last week

  5. Bucs 95 Says:

    Looking like the bucs and lions was the real nfc championship game 😎 and if the lions go on too win it all makes us look real better

  6. Jerseybuc Says:

    Even madder watching this game. Bucs gave lions all they can handle lost by a tuddy. Lions over here smacking the 9ers in there face

  7. dbbuc711 Says:

    Bucs looked much better against Lions than 49s are

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Needed to part ways with 76 but letting Edwards walk for Neal is what hurt the Bucs the most this year

  9. Marine Buc Says:

    Old Donnie “Iron-man” Smith… He was a below mediocre LT this season but that was still a steal of a deal for the Chiefs this season. He only allowed 2 sacks and had 9 penalties…

    Not bad for a few million bucks.

  10. stpetebucfan Says:

    Yeah…watching the Lions/SF game should fire up all Bucs fans. Even if the Niners come back it’s clear the Bucs are VERY close to both of these teams.

    The hardest postion to fill in the NFL…behind QB of course is the DL. I don’t care spend some draft capital and make two picks in the first four rounds. With the other two picks get the best Center available and add a great guard and suddenly the OL becomes awesome and deep!

    Do that and even if Baker doesn’t come back the team should be good enough to carry Trask pretty far. If the Gator fans here are correct, win the trenches and the Bucs could win with either Baker or Trask or any decent QB.

  11. geno711 Says:

    D Smith had two holding penalties today but chiefs still won.

  12. Jordan Says:

    Definitely could’ve used Mike Edwards this year — he signed with Chiefs for basically nothing too. Only a one year deal.

    We should target him in free agency to bring him back.

  13. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    “D Smith had two holding penalties today but chiefs still won.”

    Pretty sure that was the Chief’s guard also named Smith, not Donnie.

  14. NE Fan Says:

    They were smart, if they stayed on the Bucs they would be home now.

  15. Stylez05 Says:

    I watched Donovan Smith the whole game and they could have threw a flag on him for holding at least half of every play.

  16. TampaBayRudy Says:

    Y’all counting the Lions’ chickens afore they’re hatched lol. Please tell me again how it’s the players alone and not coaching that kills a team? Going for it on 4th down instead of taking a sure 3 points and look at what that silly coaching decision brings. Please tell me again. 🙏🏻

  17. Boss Says:

    Hope ME is taking note….he could get another ring……


  18. Mike C Says:

    Wow good troll job Boss and NE fan……… get better, just sad at this point.

  19. stpetebucfan Says:


    Yeah too bad they didn’t play for NE…oh wait…the Patriots are now the league laughing stocks…kind of like you here on JBF. Bwaaahaaahaaaa

  20. Hunter Says:

    “StickinUp4Centers Says:
    January 28th, 2024 at 8:31 pm
    “D Smith had two holding penalties today but chiefs still won.”

    Pretty sure that was the Chief’s guard also named Smith, not Donnie.”

    Yep, they were on Trey Smith, not Donovan.

  21. TampaBayRudy Says:

    Just wanted to reiterate my earlier comment, and highlight it as it relates to Todd Bowles: please explain concisely how coaching does not kill a team? Dan Campbell? Todd Bowles? Anybody (echo..echo..echo..echo……)

  22. mark2001 Says:

    Who cares? Ex… is the operative prefix.

  23. What if Says:

    Smith was holding people like it was prom night. Those 2 tackles are the worst in the league.

  24. Jiminfk Says:

    Kudos to the 49rs coaching staff. They know how to.make 2nd half adjustments

  25. BucfaninMi Says:

    No current Bucs, I don’t care and I don’t wish them well. Probably won’t watch, more of the same ol’ garbage

  26. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Can add Logan Ryan to the list, another guy the Bucs couldve used again in the secondary

  27. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Milton Says:
    January 28th, 2024 at 9:25 pm
    Goes to show how worthless most of the opinions here are.

    Take a look in the mirror

  28. What if Says:

    Milton were you drunk during the game? Pretty easy to see what’s goin on from the tackle positions.

  29. Logan Says:

    Except Donny led the league in holding penalties with the Bucks. He goes to the Chiefs and the refs act like he ain’t holding on every play. Good teams always get the benefit of the doubt.

  30. CleanHouse Says:

    Tampa Bay Rudy-

    I actually came online here tonight to make the point that Bowles and Campbell are two morons who hold their teams back.

    It’s beyond infuriating.

    Good points by you.

  31. T. McGee Says:

    The season is over. Dud Super Bowl. Unlikeable teams. So sick of Mahomes. Purdy is smoke and mirrors and will be a liability with a huge contract in years to come.

    If the Lions punted, they win easily. Horrendous coaching by Jesse Ventura this evening.

  32. CleanHouse Says:

    yes exactly

  33. CleanHouse Says:

    Jesse Ventura. good observation

  34. Not Says:

    What got Jesse to the NFC champ game, as Olsen said , was going for it on. 4th down. But going for it in season and doing so against playoff teams tow different things.
    Lions made about same number of boneshead mistakes, calls, drops as Bucs did last week. They earned their loss as did we last week.

    @NE fan, your team sux azzz , and it ain’t coming back soon.

  35. Capt.Tim Says:

    Im just curious.
    Are the fools that used to argue with me, when I said Donovan Smith was an above average Left Tackle,
    The same fools that argued that Mayfield is an above average QB?

    I hope so. Id rather think there is one group of absolute idiots, instead of a BUNCH of idiots!!
    Cause there are some really stupid people posting here.

    Also Curious- is that the Same fools that argued Donald Penn was a bad Left Tackle? There was a bunch of fools arguing about that also.

    Just curious.
    Im sure Donovan is laughing his ass off at those people right now.
    I know I am

  36. SufferingSince76 Says:

    So are all the players that never sniff the field.

  37. heyjude Says:

    Bucs did better then most of the sport analysts thought. We could have been in the final and onto the SB. The 49ers didn’t look that great. Detroit’s coach should have went for the obtainable field goals, big errors. KC will probably win another SB. Either way, it’s lucky for the former Bucs members that are on the team.

  38. Doooshlarue Says:

    Durable Donnie still sucks.

    Mayfield looks pretty good.

  39. Brandon Says:

    The hate for Donovan Smith is pure trash Bucs fan gold. The dude was above average for almost his entire career in Tampa… when he was hurt, he sometimes hurt the team. Shame on him for trying to gut it out and do his job. I’m glad he’s playing well again. It was just like when you know-nothings booed Donald Penn out of Tampa… the guy still had many good seasons left in him and proved it. Penn’s biggest problem is facing the other team’s best pass rusher and having to block for FIVE seconds or more with Marcus Arroyo calling middle school plays and Glennon or McCown being the QB. These are the same “fans” that think Ronald Jones wasn’t an excellent runner for us and think that Fournette is anything above an average RB. Our collective football IQ for Tampa fans isn’t good.

  40. Costa Rica John Says:

    Andy Reid is a good coach. He took some really solid players from the Bucs and got them cheap bc the Bucs were to far over the cap. I’m sure JL would have brought some of them back if the Bucs had the cap space.

  41. gofortheface30 Says:

    Do i think the Lions should have gone for it on 4th down? Not really, but suggesting that a field goal is a “given” and is somehow a higher percentage play than Josh Reynolds simply catching a football that hit him square in his gd fing hands is beyond moronic. Fans are somehow the smartest people in the world with the privilege of hindsight. That game was in no way Dan Campbells fault. The lions players pissed their pants with drops, fumbles.

  42. OlBoy Says:

    Watch daddy sling it!!