The Return of Lovie Smith –

The return of Lovie Smith

February 7, 2022

Hip Jay Glazer said so, so Joe takes him to the bank.

Ousted Bucs head coach Lovie Smith (2014-15) is set to become head coach of the Houston Texans.

What a wild call to Houston after their scary quarterback mess and a 2021 season that saw them jettison their head coach after Lovie dumped Vernon Hargreaves mid-season.

The Texans interviewed crying, career-losing quarterback Josh McCown for their head coaching gig, the guy Lovie brought back in 2014 to lead Tampa Bay to the Super Bowl. Joe suspects that McCown will now work for Lovie as an offensive coordinator or in some other capacity.

Joe is amazed by Lovie’s NFL revival. After much hesitation at the end of the 2012 season with the Bears, he pushed the Bucs further down the toilet after fueling up to close out the 2014 season, then he bombed the University of Illinois. And here he is for Round 3 as an NFL head coach at age 63.

Does Joe wonder if Mike “Toast” Jenkins will be assistant cornerback coach? Could Hiring Lovie Bring Chris Conte Out of Retirement? Will Jameis Winston return to Texas?

Unfortunately, the Bucs won’t be playing AFC South next season.