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Defense is the focus of NFL coaching hires

...black head coach currently in the NFL, joining Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin, Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis, Tampa Bay's Lovie Smith and Detroit's Jim Caldwell.A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that former Dallas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-01-14/defense-focus-nfl-coaching-hi
Many factors come into play on NFL scheduling

...during Sunday Night Football.The timing of the Tampa Bay-Chicago game didn't pan out so well. Former Bears coach Lovie Smith is now leading the Buccaneers, but when they met in Week 12, both underachieving teams were struggling, dulling the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-26/many-factors-come-play-nfl-sc
The NFL needs to realign the divisions

...Normally this time of year, when you're talking about that second win, you're not throwing a lot of parties," coach Lovie Smith quipped. "But for us, to be two wins out of first place in the win column, that is big."It's not like this is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-21/nfl-needs-realign-divisions
Tampa Bay's Josh McCown will return against Atlanta

...He was hurt during the opening half of a 56-14 to the Falcons on Sept. 18 and replaced by Mike Glennon.Coach Lovie Smith hinted at a change on Monday, then Glennon confirmed the change on his radio show. The Bucs are ranked 31st in total...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-05/tampa-bays-josh-mccown-will-r
Ugly loss to Falcons still stings for Bucs

...you have to mention it, even though I have. ... Very seldom does something like that happen to you," Bucs coach Lovie Smith said, reflecting on the team's Sept. 18 road debacle in prime time. "We're just appreciative that we get an opportunity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-08/ugly-loss-falcons-still-sting
Falcons snap 5-game skid with road win over Buccaneers

...Sunday's loss dropped them to 0-5 at home, and coach Lovie Smith conceded he's running out of explanations for the team's...be the team's strength in their first season under Lovie Smith, has had problems getting off the field on third down...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-11-09/falcons-snap-5-game-skid-road
NFL coaches making presence felt in the locker rooms

...room."Some coaches pass through the locker room only occasionally ? Giants coach Tom Coughlin and Tampa Bay's Lovie Smith ? while some are regular visitors, stopping to chat with players and socialize with them on their turf.Rivera...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-21/nfl-coaches-making-presence-f
Former Westside star Sanders Commings out for season with broken ankle

...Monday, though it has long been known that Cassel has been the choice over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. BUCCANEERS: Coach Lovie Smith confirmed Monday he was going to meet with Richie Incognito, one of the central figures of the bullying scandal that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-25/former-westside-star-sanders-
Falcons, Bucs happy to be on short week

...turn it into a positive."After going 4-12 last season, Tampa Bay was looking to make a major jump under new coach Lovie Smith. There's plenty of talent on both sides of the line, but a sluggish offense has stymied any progress.It's hard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-17/falcons-bucs-happy-be-short-w
Falcons blow out Bucs

...stripping it away from safety Mark Barron and recovering it at the 37.Seven plays later, Jones caught an 8-yard TD pass from Ryan to make it 14-0.The Bucs were hoping to avoid losing their first three games under new coach Lovie Smith.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-18/falcons-blow-out-bucs