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Old 01-01-2014   #1
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Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reporting Tampa is finalizing a deal to make Lovie Smith their new Head Coach. Bucs fans, you happy with with this move?? Did you want someone else? Sound off..
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Jeff Tedford to be his OC, and Leslie Frazier to be his DC
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Default Re: Tampa Bay to hire Lovie Smith

This is probably just a Rooney rule smokescreen. They're really going to hire Kubiak.
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And the Tampa 2 defense is returning to its rightful home. I like his staff decisions though.
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And the Tampa 2 defense is returning to its rightful home. I like his staff decisions though.
Tedford can coach and produce some solid QBs in college (Dilfer, Carr, Rodgers) so as an OC should be interesting what he does for Glennon. I like Frazier as a DC, his Vikings D's have been solid for a few years now.

What about Monte Kiffin? Too old to run the Tampa 2 for the Bucs again? How about Jon Gruden as an Assistant HC? *sarcasm*
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This is probably just a Rooney rule smokescreen. They're really going to hire Kubiak.
I kind of thought that's what the Texans were doing when they interviewed him.
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This is probably just a Rooney rule smokescreen. They're really going to hire Kubiak.
Hope the other teams all interviewed him already. Lovie off the market, Sumlin & Shaw & Dungy not interviewing - hey Romeo Crennel, do you have a few minutes to talk to us?
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Default Re: Tampa Bay to hire Lovie Smith

Wish it were us. I always feel that you if you're in the market for a coach, you get one that will maximize your best player. The best player for the Texans is JJ Watt. Lovie would've been able to field a front seven that could make JJ's job a whole lot easier, and if Watt's job were to become even easier than it is now, opposing quarterbacks would consider talking to a mortician before games.

Conversely for Tampa Bay, their best player is Darelle Revis, although you can make a strong case for Vincent Jackson or Doug Martin, I think if you had the ability to grab one player from each team in the NFL, you take Revis from the Bucs.
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I always feel that you if you're in the market for a coach, you get one that will maximize your best player. The best player for the Texans is JJ Watt. Lovie would've been able to field a front seven that could make JJ's job a whole lot easier, and if Watt's job were to become even easier than it is now, opposing quarterbacks would consider talking to a mortician before games.
i was leaning towards lovie smith for this exact reason. we have the best defensive player in football, and i think lovie would've been the head coach most likely to make the most of watt. i cant fault the texans' brass too much though, it IS a passing league. even with the best defender in the game we only managed 2 wins.
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Wish it were us. I always feel that you if you're in the market for a coach, you get one that will maximize your best player. The best player for the Texans is JJ Watt. Lovie would've been able to field a front seven that could make JJ's job a whole lot easier, and if Watt's job were to become even easier than it is now, opposing quarterbacks would consider talking to a mortician before games.

Conversely for Tampa Bay, their best player is Darelle Revis, although you can make a strong case for Vincent Jackson or Doug Martin, I think if you had the ability to grab one player from each team in the NFL, you take Revis from the Bucs.
How does Lovie to TB help Revis? He's a man corner that was stuck playing zone this year by Schiano and struggled. Now he's a man corner that will be stuck playing Cover 2. How does that maximize his ability?

I could see this move helping their recent 1st round pick Gerald McCoy and their stud WLB Lavante David, but not Revis.
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This is probably just a Rooney rule smokescreen. They're really going to hire Kubiak.
Huh? I don't get this.

Lovie is the real deal. He suffered the worst drafting GM for nearly the entirety of his time in Chicago. The man is a head coach. Delegates. Strong minded on his defense. And unflappable. Players played for Lovie.

Watch what he does in Tampa... with his Tampa. I'm a fan of the man.
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