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Buccaneers | Coach praises Lavonte David

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:00:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David was called the best outside linebacker in the game by head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Mike Jenkins close

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:11:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) is close to returning to practice, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Adrian Clayborn receives praise

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:18:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn received praise from head coach Lovie Smith for being a hard worker. Smith said Clayborn has transitioned well to the left side of the line.

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Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner making progress

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:13:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is making progress with his hamstring injury, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson asked to lower target

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:17:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson has been asked by the team to lower his target when making tackles. "We've had a lot of conversations," head coach Lovie Smith said. "We're not asking him to stop doing anything. Really, it's pretty simple. We talk about a physical player, we want him to remain that. Just lower the target a little bit. It's kind of as simple as that."

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Buccaneers | Not afraid to look for OL help

Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:14:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said he will not be afraid to look for outside help if it improves the performance of his offensive line. He was also quick to say he believes the current line performance is fine.

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Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson reps to be limited

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:42:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson (ankle) is being brought along slowly at the start of training camp, as the team is limiting his reps. "We want to get him incorporated into everything, but we limited his reps,'' coach Lovie Smith said. "We had him start off and that was pretty much it. We'll be able to progress a little bit with his reps. But I was impressed with his movement.''

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Buccaneers | Mark Barron ready to take the field

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:19:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Mark Barron (undisclosed) is ready to take the field, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Dashon Goldson ready to take the field

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Dashon Goldson (foot) is ready to take the field, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Carl Nicks excused from practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:12:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Carl Nicks (toe) was excused from practice Thursday, July 24, according to head coach Lovie Smith. Smith is not sure when Nicks will return to the team.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith optimistic

Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:14:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is optimistic about his team after the offseason program wrapped up this week. "We like the team'" Smith said. "We like the way they come to work every day … When I talk about the guys, this smile is real. It's believing in the guys. When you come to work, and say, 'do this,' and they're anxious to do it, how can you not be pumped up?"

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Buccaneers | Mike Evans limited in practice

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:19:26 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) will be limited in minicamp practices this week, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | May only keep two quarterbacks

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:34:12 -0700

Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have four quarterbacks on the roster now, that number will surely drop to three and could even be cut in half. For most of his tenure with the Chicago Bears, coach Lovie Smith only had two QBs on his rosters.

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Buccaneers | Mike Evans injury update

Tue, 27 May 2014 10:50:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is improving. Smith said the team will take their time with getting him back to full strength.

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Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson injury update

Tue, 27 May 2014 10:49:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is improving. Smith said the team will take their time with getting him back to full strength.

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Buccaneers | Chris Owusu gets praise

Tue, 27 May 2014 10:38:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith praised WR Chris Owusu, saying he has looked good all offseason. "He's been pretty good since Day one," Smith said.

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Buccaneers | No decisions made on starting guards

Tue, 20 May 2014 12:13:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said here have been no decisions made on who will win the starting jobs at offensive guard. Smith said the battle will go on likely through training camp and beyond.

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Buccaneers | Mike Jenkins suffers injury

Tue, 20 May 2014 09:56:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (undisclosed) suffered an injury in practice Tuesday, May 20. Head coach Lovie Smith said it was not muscular and not believed to be serious. Smith said Jenkins is expected to be back on the field soon.

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Buccaneers | Team stayed in contact with Mike Glennon

Tue, 20 May 2014 09:51:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon said head coach Lovie Smith called him twice during the draft to assure him that reports of trade rumors were false.

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Buccaneers | Jeff Tedford hired partly thanks to Aaron Rodgers

Fri, 02 May 2014 12:27:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford was recommended to head coach Lovie Smith by Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers before Smith was hired by the Buccaneers. The two met in Chicago in November 2013 to discuss offensive philosophies. Tedford was fired in 2012 after 11 years coaching at the University of California-Berkeley.

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Buccaneers | Final draft board not set

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:12:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the team's final NFL Draft board is not set and they continue to evaluate their options.

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Buccaneers | Mike Glennon told best players will play

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:44:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon said head coach Lovie Smith told him the best players will play, and that includes the quarterback position.

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Buccaneers | May try to move up

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:39:15 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may try to move up from the seventh pick in the NFL Draft in May. Coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht have explored the possibility, but Smith said the team may also move down in the draft if they get the right trade offer.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith likes Johnny Manziel

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 06:47:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith likes Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. "Johnny had a good workout," Smith said. "You know, the same way he's played throughout his college career. He's a great football player. He almost had a flawless workout. And I know it's choreographed and all that. But he had to complete passes, and he was sharp."

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Buccaneers | Want to get Jeff Demps in space

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:58:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he wants to get RB Jeff Demps in space. "I said 'I've never had a chance to coach the fastest guy in the NFL,'" Smith said. "He loves track, but he considers himself a football player. He's anxious to get started with whatever position we ask him to play, whether it's running back, receiver, returning kicks."

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith to attend Johnny Manziel pro day

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:52:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith will attend Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel's pro day Thursday, March 27. "I had time to watch quite a few games, had a chance to watch him a lot," Smith said. "To be able to talk to people that you trust that know each player, you use every tool you can to make an evaluation, not just on that player but all players. I want to see how he handles a different environment. He's played in front of big crowds, but he hasn't had to perform on one day like ... this is a big day for him coming up."

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Buccaneers | Mike Williams viewed as victim by coach

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:06:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the information he has in the stabbing of WR Mike Williams points to Williams being the victim in the incident.

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Buccaneers | Still willing to draft QB

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:38:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the signing of QB Josh McCown does not rule out the team taking a quarterback in the draft, even with their first round pick.

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Buccaneers | Josh McCown named starter

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:13:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said that QB Josh McCown is his quarterback moving forward.

Fantasy Tip: With McCown named the starter, he does have some low-end QB1 value in the right situations, but should only be used as a spot starter based on match ups or a bye-week fill in at this point.

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Buccaneers | Micahel Johnson to play right defensive end

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:39:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith assured DE Michael Johnson he will play right defensive end in Tampa.

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Buccaneers | Not done adding players

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:28:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the team is not done adding players.

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Buccaneers | More on Devin Hester

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:26:14 -0800

It is unlikely there will be a reunion between Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and impending free agent WR Devin Hester (Bears), in the opinion of Ian Rapaport of NFL Network.

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Buccaneers | Need more than one running back

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:21:53 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he has always believed you need more than one good running back. Smith said RB Doug Martin (shoulder) can carry the load but you need more. Smith said Martin's rehab is going well.

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Buccaneers | Won't put up with off field issues

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:10:16 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the team is disappointed in some of the off field issues and the team will not put up with them moving forward. "We're disappointed in some of the off field issues," Smith said. "We won't put up with it, it's a simple as that."

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Buccaneers | Carl Nicks injury update

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:11:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said OG Carl Nicks (foot) has made some progress in recovering from a foot injury. "I have had a chance to talk with Carl, he's excited about the upcoming season," Smith said. "His rehab is going well. He's one of the guys that's through here by daily, is working out getting ready to go. Carl has been a dominant football player in the league for a while and we've got to get him back out on the football field and that's what we're trying to do."

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Buccaneers | Brian Urlacher to visit training camp

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:10:26 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith invited retired LB Brian Urlacher to visit training camp. "Brian is a family member for life," Smith said. "I've had the privilege to be around a lot of great players, any great player I've been around is always welcome wherever I am. We're trying to build something here football-wise, and I'm going to call on the Brian Urlachers of the world, and of course all our former Bucs around here. Derrick Brooks will tell you I've been in his ear quite a bit, got a chance to text with John Lynch yesterday... anytime you can have players around your current roster that have been through our system and know what it takes, it's a good thing. I will always be inviting any old player that I've been around."

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Buccaneers | Add two to coaching staff

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:06:23 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added Mike Phair as the assistant defensive line coach and Carlos Polk as the as the assistant special teams coach Friday, Jan. 24, to complete head coach Lovie Smith's staff.

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Buccaneers | More on Jason Licht

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:08:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is signing a four-year contract with a team option that will put his tenure in line with head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Leslie Frazier could help land Jared Allen

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:28:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier being on head coach's Lovie Smith's staff could help land DE Jared Allen if the Minnesota Vikings let him hit free agency, in the opinion of Ira Kauffman of the Tampa Tribune.

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Buccaneers | Will evaluate roster once GM is hired

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:22:27 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the team will evaluate the roster once a GM is hired. The Team will add through the draft and free agency.

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Buccaneers | Coaching staff should be completed soon

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:19:28 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he spent a lot of time during the season thinking about who he would put on his staff and hopes to have it completed soon.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith wanted quarterback guru as OC

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:14:20 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he wanted a quarterback guru as an offensive coordinator, and that is what led him to Jeff Tedford.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith talks about what he expects from offense

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 11:08:41 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said he expects his offense to include a power running game with a big play ability in the passing game.

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Buccaneers | Had interest in Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 08:27:52 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had interest in former head Jon Gruden and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher for their head coaching position before they hired head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith has final say over personnel

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 07:40:15 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has a clause in his contract that gives him final say over all personnel on the 53-man roster.

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Buccaneers | Reached out to Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 06:57:55 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reached out to free agent head coaches Bill Cowher (Steelers) and Jon Gruden (Buccaneers) before hiring head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith gets five-year deal

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:26:02 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has signed a five-year deal with the team. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith hiring official

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 12:15:13 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the hiring of head coach Lovie Smith (Bears) official Thursday, Jan. 2.

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Buccaneers | Darrelle Revis excited about the future

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:20:00 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis said he is excited about the team's future and looking forward to meeting new head coach Lovie Smith.

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Buccaneers | Lovie Smith's financials

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:55:28 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers new head coach Lovie Smith is expected to make at least $5 million per year as part of his four-year deal. The contract includes a fifth-year option at the team's control. Smith will bring in former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford to be the offensive coordinator, according to a source. Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Rod Marinelli and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier are candidates to be brought in to serve as the defensive coordinator.

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