NOOOOOoooooo!!!We need to look to the future rather than going to the past.McKay almost crippled this team and Smith is not a good hire at HC based on his Bears time.1 playoff trip in his last 6 seasons and an awful offense his entire run, if we wanted a garbage offense and team that doesn't make the playoffs we should have just stuck with Schiano.Smith is the most over rated HC prospect out there IMO.
After Lovie’s first season, he didn’t have a season worse than 7-9, and that’s with guys like Rex Grossman as his QB for half his tenure. It’s not sexy…but there aren’t a lot of sexy names out there that the Bucs can reasonably get. They aren’t getting Bill O’Brien. They aren’t getting David Shaw.
Nobody is getting David Shaw…that point is muteThe Glazers need to hire a solid freakin GM...and NOT Scott Pioli...and then they need to hire Wisenhunt or Jay Gruden as the HCPLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not give the GM and HC job to one man!!!!
This team needs to win, it’s not always about the “sexy pick”Lovie Smith was a beast of a coach who is well respected and was a consistent winner, ok, you can knock him on his OC problems but their were reports of him studying the game more on offense for his next go around, I would be all for Lovie coming to Tampa, we need a guy like him, lets go!
its sad when people are claiming 7-9 as a reason to be happy about a mediocre coach that rode bad qbs like kyle orton and rex.
I think the issue is, aside from hiring a college coach with a winning record, you will be hard pressed to find an available coach without some short-comings. In other words, there are reasons that coaches are fired and become available.
my displeasure with this is… rich mckay is the reason our cap figure got screwed, or at least was the gm in charge when the contracts were pushed out and the inevitable salary cap hell had to be paid. and lovie is dungy all over again. We’ve lived this, why go back to “oh so close”?
Stokes as GM ...and then maybe lure O'Brien? Greg Roman? Bevell?Seeing as they went so hard after Chip (then having to obviously SETTLE with Schiano) I'd bet they really want an offensive minded (exciting) guy...
Lovie works, you will watch his OC hired carefully. I’d love for the Browns staff to get terminated and bring Norv in here. He is a guy that should appeal to a guy like Lovie.McKay don't have the hate for him some do. The cap blew up because we had actual talented people on the roster at one point and it is hard to pay guys.
8 hc positions last year and he was offered 0 of them. im sure it was totally because he took time away and not that he wasnt seen as a vaible candidate. he may have to take a dc position to get himself back.