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Buccaneers Hire Lovie Smith as Their Next Head Coach


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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:47 PM

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The Bucs are hiring Lovie Smith to be their new head coach, two sides are finalizing the contract tonight.

@mortreport
As expected, Bucs reach deal w Jeff Tedford as OC. Source: Chiefs director of personnel Chris Ballard is leading candidate as next Bucs GM

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 02 January 2014 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:51 PM

I was just about to post this...nice work.

Not surprising given his ties to the team...next step is bringing back Rich McKay to run the front office.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:55 PM

I think its a good hire. I always liked Lovie Smith.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:56 PM

That was a quick hire.

I guess this means the Buccs will have a solid defense but poor offense as per Lovie's usual coaching accommodations?

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

View Postwestside, on 01 January 2014 - 08:55 PM, said:

I think its a good hire. I always liked Lovie Smith.

I think the Bears blew it by letting him go. He'll do well in Tampa with the right OC.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:59 PM

Grab chan gailey for OC. Seriously.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:01 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 01 January 2014 - 08:59 PM, said:

Grab chan gailey for OC. Seriously.

PFT reported that he's got a handshake agreement to hire Cal's Jeff Tedford as his OC

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:02 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 01 January 2014 - 08:59 PM, said:

Grab chan gailey for OC. Seriously.
Agree-that's his real niche.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

Bringing the Tampa two back to Tampa. Has the defensive line talent to do good stuff there.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

View Postthebandit27, on 01 January 2014 - 09:01 PM, said:



PFT reported that he's got a handshake agreement to hire Cal's Jeff Tedford as his OC

Geez-- what a risky move. Tedford has no pro experience. I also never understood his rep as a QB guru too. Other than Aaron Rodgers, he hasn't really had any QB successes.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

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Some rumblings around the league former Bears GM Jerry Angelo - a former Buc exec as well - might be a part of Team Lovie in Tampa

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:54 PM

Big surprise Tony Dungy loves the hire and is now excited about watching the Bucs next year

Lovie will help get the Bucs competitive again but not much more then that

Edited by Max997, 01 January 2014 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:07 PM

View PostMax997, on 01 January 2014 - 09:54 PM, said:

Big surprise Tony Dungy loves the hire and is now excited about watching the Bucs next year

Lovie will help get the Bucs competitive again but not much more then that

He took Rex Grossman to the SB & got fired after going 10-6. He's a damn good coach but I guess he doesn't yell so he's not really that good.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

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Some names to watch for personnel men joining Lovie Smith in TB: Jerry Angelo, Tim Ruskell (Titans), Chris Ballard (KC), Morocco Brown (DC)

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

View Postwestside, on 01 January 2014 - 08:55 PM, said:

I think its a good hire. I always liked Lovie Smith.
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:26 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 01 January 2014 - 08:57 PM, said:

I think the Bears blew it by letting him go. He'll do well in Tampa with the right OC.
Smith got screwed by the Bears. Granted the offense he had was ugly, but they were a good team and he got them to a Super Bowl.

Contrast that to a coach like Marvin Lewis. Who in 11 years as head coach with the Bengals has an overall record of 90-85-1, and a playoff record of 0-4. How is this guy still head coach there?

Edited by Mark Vader, 01 January 2014 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:37 PM

View PostMark Vader, on 01 January 2014 - 10:26 PM, said:


Smith got screwed by the Bears. Granted the offense he had was ugly, but they were a good team and he got them to a Super Bowl.

Contrast that to a coach like Marvin Lewis. Who in 11 years as head coach with the Bengals has an overall record of 90-85-1, and a playoff record of 0-4. How is this guy still head coach there?

Because the Bengals were maybe the worst franchise before Lewis got there. Both him & smith are really good coaches.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:51 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 01 January 2014 - 08:59 PM, said:

Grab chan gailey for OC. Seriously.

Lovie Smith is a good hire as HC and your suggestion seriously makes a lot of sense! Those two would be a good match.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 01 January 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

Because the Bengals were maybe the worst franchise before Lewis got there. Both him & smith are really good coaches.
Lewis is adequate.

Would you be satisfied with an 11 year head coach and no playoff wins?

I wouldn't.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 11:11 PM

View PostBangarang, on 01 January 2014 - 08:56 PM, said:

That was a quick hire.

I guess this means the Buccs will have a solid defense but poor offense as per Lovie's usual coaching accommodations?

View Postthebandit27, on 01 January 2014 - 09:01 PM, said:

PFT reported that he's got a handshake agreement to hire Cal's Jeff Tedford as his OC

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 01 January 2014 - 09:11 PM, said:

Geez-- what a risky move. Tedford has no pro experience. I also never understood his rep as a QB guru too. Other than Aaron Rodgers, he hasn't really had any QB successes.

And in fact Rodgers has talked about how Mike McCarthy extensively revamped his mechanics to make him a better thrower.