Loving the Idea of Lovie in Tampa
- Updated: January 2, 2014
Smith brings a defensive mentality to a team that made its mark during its prime year for its work on that side of the ball. It was a franchise that experienced five winning seasons during the six-year tenure of Tony Dungy. A familiar face coached the linebackers for those Dungy teams from 1996-2000. Welcome back to Tampa, Lovie Smith.
This franchise needed a good man at the helm. A coach who can and has garnered the respect of his players. Smith carries that reputation with him to Tampa Bay. The Bucs will be better for it. Congrats to Coach Smith and best of luck back on the sidelines.