Lovie Watch Thread

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  1. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    To make other Bears fans happy about what happened to Lovie you have to be watching Tampa Bay.

    Well, according to his first game (preseason), he looked like he brought the Chicago Bears to Tampa.

    http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/20140...ameinfo|contentId:0ap3000000376129&tab=videos

    He also looks to have signed a QB (McCown) that will be unemployed at the end of the season.

    McCown played TERRIBLE! His throws looked terrible.

    He fumbled once, and threw an INT (it was his fault 100%).

    So it looks like Lovie in Tampa will not be winning anything this year.. lol
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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000376188/article/lovie-smith-buccaneers-offense-not-ready-yet

    Lovie Smith: Buccaneers' offense 'not ready yet'

    Ted Tedford has kept his Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense wrapped in mystery all offseason.
    What we saw from the starting unit in Friday's 16-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars told us little more than this: There's plenty of more work to do.
    Especially along an overwhelmed offensive line that kept starting quarterback Josh McCown under duress during all four of his offensive drives.

    "We're not ready yet," coach Lovie Smith told The Tampa Tribune. "This first game we kind of see where we are a little bit. We had some protection issues. We didn't protect the quarterback well enough. That's pretty much it."
    McCown lost a fumble and saw an overthrown pass intended for Mike Evans land in the arms of Jacksonville's Winston Guy, who took it 68 yards to the house. It was an ugly night, prompting The Tribune to call McCown "a man trying to play the piano in a buffalo stampede."
    We saw in the Super Bowl what relentless pressure can do to even the most poised veteran under center. Protected well last season in Chicago, McCown generated a passer rating over 90.0 in all seven games in which he saw extensive action.
    When Around The League asked Antonio Gates about last season's revival for Philip Rivers, the Chargers tight end cited better line play above all other factors in his quarterback's success.
    Down in Tampa, McCown will take a beating on the airwaves as Bucs fans rush to judgement after one preseason game. Happens everywhere. It wasn't a promising start, but we'd argue McCown's troubles were rooted heavily in a line that couldn't blast holes for runners or keep the enemy out of the backfield.
    The Bucs have the three more weeks to patch up a front five that loomed as the worst unit we saw in all six games on Friday night.


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    Bearstuff Yes, in the woods. Staff Member SuperFan

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    The Jagoffs whooped them.Marinate on that.
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    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    Welcome to the real world of McCown and Lovie football. McCown is still a TO machine, and Lovie still has no idea how to protect a QB.
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros Staff Member SuperFan

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    Kind of feel bad for McCown. He could've stayed here and been a solid and proven backup his whole career, instead he sought more fortune by believing he is starter-quality material.

    Ah well, let the era of Clausen begin!!
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    I think the Mccown and the Bucs are going to struggle this year, he doesn't have Marshall, Jeffery and Forte and our offensive line to make his job easier like last year.

    Wish him all the best in at Tampa but I was really hoping he would have stayed as a back up to Jay, I think Clausen would have been the 3rd string which is fine because he still would have been getting reps anyway.......but I believe Clausen is going to shine this year when goes in and gives Cutler rest in the games where we have a good lead and the opposing team can't come back and win etc...
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    Ski-Whiz George Halas Staff Member

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    You said it. He was protected in so many ways in Chicago.

    With going to Tampa, he has to know that Lovie was fired because of his lack of offensive power, lack of adjustments, and poor team management.

    I don't feel sorry for him, because he HAD to know this before going there.

    Look at our WR's. Just about anyone can throw to them. All you have to do is get it near them. They will go after it. Chicago can make any QB look good with our talented WRs.
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    Dude took the sure fire cash, and the ability to get a shot to start again, I don't blame him or feel bad for him. I wouldn't take backup money to be safe over starter money to possibly fail, and these guys didn't get to where they are today playing it safe either.

    That being said, you will not see the smoke and mirrors that made McCown look like a potential starter down in TB. He wasn't near as good here if you go back and watch the games, a lot of luck, a lot of ducks not picked off I'm actually really glad he's not here this year, I think Clausen will be a far better option, and was far cheaper.
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    soulman Pro-Bowler SuperFan DBS Writer

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    Let's see, stay with the Bears for a mil or maybe two for one year or go to TB? I'm sure he can live with his decision along with the $10 mil to soothe his hurt feelings.

    One think Lovie brought along for sure was the old Bears OLine.
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    1. Was frustrated with our team and thrilled when Lovie was fired
    2. Wish him all the best, because he is a good guy
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    I don't see Tampa having any better record this year as compared to last and more than likely will be worse. But hey Lovie went to a SB.
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    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    still trying to patchwork together an OL w/UDFA's. lol dude never learns.
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    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Coordinator SuperFan DBS Writer

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    Looks like Lovie may sign Richie Incognito today:

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    UDFAs and scumbag vets - that's a recipe for success. :thumb:
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    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka DBS Writer

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    desperastion move, but likely a huge upgrade over what they have now.
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    4th and 26 George Halas Staff Member

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    I don't see any former coaches on this team.
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    Looks like Lovie found his guy. :lol 027:

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...nd-patriots-trade-logan-mankins-to-buccaneers

    Logan Mankins traded to Buccaneers from Patriots

    The New England Patriots are usually good for a surprising roster move or two before the season. They out-did themselves on Tuesday.
    NFL Media's Albert Breer reports that the Patriots have agreed to the parameters of a trade to send six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft pick and tight end Tim Wright, per a source apprised of the situation. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news.
    The Buccaneers' offensive line has been a disaster this preseason following the loss of Carl Nicks to retirement. Mankins immediately adds credibility to the line, although Buccaneers fans have to be worried that they are once again investing in a big name that is on the downside of his career.
    Around the NFL will have more on this story soon.


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