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2014-01-01 09:58:08 PM
"I'm not saying it's good, I'm not saying it's bad...." - Amarante Cordova

/Probably fairly obscure, but someone will  use the google machine.
 
2014-01-02 01:13:48 AM
I wouldn't have minded him in Detroit. He'd have more talent to work with with the Lions than he ever had in Chicago.  Oh well.  Tampa Bay's organization was a much bigger mess than the Lions were this year, even if they did beat Detroit in Detroit.
 
2014-01-02 01:23:01 AM
Good choice I think. The Bucs could do a lot worse than reminding their fan base of the Dungy era.
 
2014-01-02 01:27:00 AM
I'm happy for him since he never was an overall terrible coach for the Bears. Couldn't figure out how to make an offense work if his life depended on it, but his ball-hawking style of defense usually did a good enough job in the points scoring department to cover for it.

/enjoy really weird end-of-game clock management, Tampa
//like screaming at your TV for a time out while 15 seconds passes on the game clock weird clock management
///just be happy Jerry Angelo isn't part of the deal, though I know TB is where he was before he wrecked the Bears
 
2014-01-02 01:37:49 AM
Perfect fit.
 
2014-01-02 01:41:35 AM
Good fit for Tampa, and as by all indication the Vikings had no interest in him i wish Lovie well.
 
2014-01-02 01:43:26 AM
His players loved him in Chicago.  Glad to see him get another chance.

Jeff Tedford as his OC is going to be interesting to watch, if the rumors are true.  Lovie previously brought in such luminaries as Ron Turner, Mike Martz, and Mike Tice, so it's not like he has a sterling track record on the offensive side of things.  Still, I remember Tedford had a good offensive reputation at Cal.

/Bears fan
//Agreed with his firing
 
2014-01-02 01:51:36 AM

desertfool: "I'm not saying it's good, I'm not saying it's bad...." - Amarante Cordova

/Probably fairly obscure, but someone will  use the google machine.


well that was the Papa Johns of quotes.
 
2014-01-02 04:11:48 AM

Outshined_One: His players loved him in Chicago.  Glad to see him get another chance.

Jeff Tedford as his OC is going to be interesting to watch, if the rumors are true.  Lovie previously brought in such luminaries as Ron Turner, Mike Martz, and Mike Tice, so it's not like he has a sterling track record on the offensive side of things.  Still, I remember Tedford had a good offensive reputation at Cal.

/Bears fan
//Agreed with his firing


Tedford was a great offensive mind at Oregon as well, where he was a coach prior to becoming HC at Cal. It will be interesting to see what he brings to the Bucs, and overall I think this is a good hire for TB.
 
2014-01-02 04:53:39 AM

Outshined_One: His players loved him in Chicago.  Glad to see him get another chance.

Jeff Tedford as his OC is going to be interesting to watch, if the rumors are true.  Lovie previously brought in such luminaries as Ron Turner, Mike Martz, and Mike Tice, so it's not like he has a sterling track record on the offensive side of things.  Still, I remember Tedford had a good offensive reputation at Cal.

/Bears fan
//Agreed with his firing


He didn't have much of a hand in picking his OC in Chicago. Angelo ran everything.
 
2014-01-02 08:08:46 AM
So I guess we know one game the NFL likely will put on the Bears schedule next year.
 
2014-01-02 08:10:46 AM

abhorrent1: So I guess we know one game the NFL likely will put on the Bears schedule next year.


They were already scheduled.. NFL scheduling doesn't work like that.
 
2014-01-02 08:33:02 AM

germ78: /enjoy really weird end-of-game clock management, Tampa


This. Also, you can just forget about the concept of halftime adjustments; there won't be any of those any more.

In other news, fire Mel Tucker.
 
2014-01-02 08:47:52 AM
I would have preferred an offensive minded coach tbh. Wonder where the glazers go with gm now that they picked the coaching staff for the guy.
 
2014-01-02 09:58:10 AM

ongbok: Outshined_One: His players loved him in Chicago.  Glad to see him get another chance.

Jeff Tedford as his OC is going to be interesting to watch, if the rumors are true.  Lovie previously brought in such luminaries as Ron Turner, Mike Martz, and Mike Tice, so it's not like he has a sterling track record on the offensive side of things.  Still, I remember Tedford had a good offensive reputation at Cal.

/Bears fan
//Agreed with his firing

He didn't have much of a hand in picking his OC in Chicago. Angelo ran everything.


Lovie always struck me as a "I'll run the defense, you run the offense" type of head coach.
 
2014-01-02 09:58:23 AM

abhorrent1: So I guess we know one game the NFL likely will put on the Bears schedule next year.


Scheduling is based on which division you're in for 14 of the games, and where you finished in your division in the previous year for the other 2. If they play each other next year it won't be because the NFL pulled any strings.
 
2014-01-02 10:15:56 AM

FreakinB: abhorrent1: So I guess we know one game the NFL likely will put on the Bears schedule next year.

Scheduling is based on which division you're in for 14 of the games, and where you finished in your division in the previous year for the other 2. If they play each other next year it won't be because the NFL pulled any strings.


Opponents have been announced, dates are TBD.  The Buccaneers play at Chicago next season.

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2014-01-02 10:21:35 AM
Well, hopefully it'll be better than the MRSA infestation that was this season.
 
2014-01-02 10:49:19 AM
I'm happy for Lovie.  The reason he didn't coach last year was money.  There are stipulations in contracts where they get additional funds if they don't take employment, so he basically had a year of paid vacation if he wasn't picked up by another team.  A few token interviews and ta da, rest/relaxation.  The players loved him, and I'm sure that he'll revive Tampa defensively at the very least, he IS an expert in the Tampa-2.
 
2014-01-02 11:00:21 AM

tricycleracer: FreakinB: abhorrent1: So I guess we know one game the NFL likely will put on the Bears schedule next year.

Scheduling is based on which division you're in for 14 of the games, and where you finished in your division in the previous year for the other 2. If they play each other next year it won't be because the NFL pulled any strings.

Opponents have been announced, dates are TBD.  The Buccaneers play at Chicago next season.

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Washington


The NFC South plays the NFC North next season. They also play the AFC North, and the two strength of schedule games would be St. Louis and Washington because they finished last place in their respective divisions.
 
2014-01-02 11:24:22 AM
I'm still kind if surprised the Bucs are 3 years on their existing coach's contract

The whole freeman mess must have been pretty bad to can the coach and GM I think

Also Lovie must be pretty damn important to hire him before a GM
 
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2014-01-02 12:12:41 PM
The biggest problem with Lovie and all of his buddies that he would hire on as other coaches when he was with the Bears was that they were coaches who had "a system" instead of developing a system around the players that were available. I mean, if you don't have an offensive line that can block to begin with, you really shouldn't be running a system that involves sending out 6 wide receivers on every play, and trading away your tight end that you drafted as your first round draft choice the year before.
 
2014-01-02 12:23:10 PM

Ethertap: Wonder where the glazers go with gm now that they picked the coaching staff for the guy.


The Glazers will be their own GM now.
 
2014-01-02 12:30:20 PM
Who the fark designed that website?
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2014-01-02 12:40:51 PM
Side note:  When it comes to rebuilding via free agency, acquiring Lovie bodes well with the multitude of defensive players who are free agents in Chicago.  Yes, some are old, some need to be 2nd string, some just need to play special teams, but a lot of them still look favorably on Smith and that can be used as leverage.
 
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