Count me as surprised as anyone. After getting their teeth kicked in last week against the Titans, I don't think there were many people who genuinely thought that the Bucs would keep it competitive against the high-powered Saints, nonetheless outright win!
"It was one game, but the message also last week was, ‘This is where we are. This is how we perform, alright. Let’s see how much improvement we can make between [now] and this next week of practice.’ That was the message," Lovie Smith said on Monday. "The message will be the same this week. Now when you win the football game, it’s good that we won. It’s hard to win in the NFL, but when you watch the video guys see that, ‘Yeah we won, but I can play that play better and if I only did this.’ For our football team, we had a lead. It’s just a lot better making improvement on a win though than a loss. I will say that.”
In this podcast, we discuss Sunday's win over the Saints, why I was so pissed off at the Bucs last week, Austin Seferian-Jenkins' injury, and Mike Glennon as trade bait.
“I was just excited for the game. I think it’s as simple as that," Lovie Smith said of showing any emotion after Sunday's win. "As I say, it’s hard winning in the NFL, period. And we worked hard and just felt like we’re a better football team than we were – just talking about this season – we’re a better football team than [how] we played the first week. And to see that show up on the scoreboard this week, [we] should be excited. If we win this week, you’re going to see us more excited than we were this past week. And hopefully that will continue throughout [the season]. For us, first, we needed to get used to winning a game, so we’ve gotten that [obstacle] all out of the way, yeah.”
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