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2014 Lovie Smith will return to Tampa
Posted 07 December 2013 - 10:23 PM
Defense will rule in Tampa again. We will draft a defensive player or an offensive lineman that can run block and Lovie Smith will be the next coach in Tampa 2014.
Posted 07 December 2013 - 11:51 PM
The former Bears coach emerged from his self-imposed hibernation when he appeared on ESPN twice Thursday. He was on “SportsCenter” in the morning to talk about the NFL draft. He addressed his future on ‘‘NFL Live’’ in the afternoon, saying he plans to ‘‘enjoy [the 2013 season] from a different perspective’’ and coach again in 2014.
Also scuttle from October
This post has been edited by Bucfandango: 07 December 2013 - 11:53 PM
Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:19 AM
Yea, I think a win against the Bills tomorrow will officially give Schiano another season. The only way I see him getting fired is if he loses out, and even then, I could still see the Glazers keeping him.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 09:18 AM
Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:16 AM
I disagree - it's about offense. The league has ensured that defenses can't be hard nosed anymore. They protect the QB from hits as well as WRs.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:23 AM
Yea tell that to Seattle and Carolina and San Francisco and Kansas City.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:44 AM
If this were true, then no one would have a problem with Schiano's style of offense. Honestly, I think defenses have to be built to force offensive mistakes. That's why a zone defense is great. Ideally, you put a lid on the big play, and force the other guy to make good decisions. It works great on guys like Cam Newton, but you have to contain him in the pocket. That's why we lost, and need to upgrade our defensive line. It doesn't work as well against Manning or Brady, but nothing really does at that point. High powered offenses are going to continue in the NFL. Do not expect to go back to the old single digit scoring days.
Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:56 PM
Starting someone with next to none experience in the NFL is a complete longshot or a 6 to 10 year investment of time and resources. And the Buc's don't have that amount of time to train him. IMO Lovie Smith would be a perfect fit.
This post has been edited by Bucfandango: 08 December 2013 - 12:59 PM
Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:49 PM
Especially when the OP is talking about the cap situation.
Oh, that and Lovie's awesome Offenses... Hello Sexy Rexy Grossman!
This post has been edited by PetePierson: 08 December 2013 - 02:50 PM
Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:57 PM
Hey Hammy, which downs would Dungy be DC for and which for Gruden?
Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:16 PM
Perfect. I just want to know the rules. Now, what if the coach is partially on the field of play during the play. Hell, I recall one of the repeated clips of Gruden during the SB win actually jumping over a Raider during one of the pick-6's