Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bucs Akeem Spence arrested after reportedly driving in exess of 100 mph

Looks as if new Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Lovie Smith has his first crisis, though this one does not qualify as major.
Bucs defensive tackle Akeem Spence was arrested for marijuana possession Tuesday afternoon after a traffic stop in Alabama.
The scary part if you are on the Bucs coaching staff is that Spence was stopped because he was speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour reports said.
Spence was a fourth round pick by the Bucs last year and signed a four year deal for a reported $2.6 million.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Lovie Smith will be Tampa Bay Bucs new head coach

The Tampa Bay Bucs have reached agreement to hire Lovie Smith in a move that will create excitement for a franchise that was plagued with the turmoil the past two years.
The Glazer family that owns the Bucs moved quickly to beat out multiple teams that were interested in hiring Smith.
There is a good chance the Bucs new GM will be Jerry Angelo, who was Lovie's GM at Chicago.
Reports say Lovie met with team on Monday and both sides worked to finalize a deal over the last two days. He is expected to earn in excess of $5 million per year. Fired coach Greg Schiano had a five year deal for $3 million per year.
The 55-year-old Smith was the Chicago Bears head coach from 2004 through 2012, leading the team to five winning seasons and three playoff appearances. Smith's Bears went 13-3 and reached the Super Bowl in 2006. He was 81-63 during the regular season.
Among the things Smith can bring to the Bucs is stability after going through two seasons of drama under the previous regime.