NFL Rumors: Lovie Smith, Patriots, Saints, & Steelers


Lovie Smith

Former Buccaneers HC Lovie Smith discussed his firing during an interview with FOX Sports Radio and said he was surprised and disappointed by the move.

“I definitely think there should be more patience. It takes time,” Smith said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “If you make a change, there’s something that’s wrong, and you can’t just flip a switch. Things don’t happen overnight. You have to have a plan going in and stick with that plan. When I took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers job, I thought there was a plan in place. I thought that plan was being put into action. When you’re the boss, though, you can be impatient. Normally the franchises that do take their time and give you a chance maintain that level of success.”



  • Mike Triplett doesn’t see the Saints’ decision to re-sign Luke McCown as a sign that the Saints are giving up on second-year QB Garrett Grayson.
  • Triplett still expects Drew Brees to be their quarterback for at least two or three more seasons.


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