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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith
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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith

Dec 19 2013, 9:30pm CST | by

The Houston Texans are in the process of interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.

The Houston Texans are interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.  John McClain of The Houston Chronicle wrote more about the development in his Dec. 19 report....

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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith

Dec 19 2013, 9:30pm CST | by

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The Houston Texans are in the process of interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.

The Houston Texans are interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports. 

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle wrote more about the development in his Dec. 19 report. Here are some excerpts: 

"As expected, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was the first candidate to be interviewed to replace Gary Kubiak as the Texans' head coach.

"Smith interviewed earlier this week, according to multiple people familiar with the process. 

"Smith isn't coaching this season but plans to return. 

"He should be a leading candidate for several jobs once owners start firing coaches after the season ends. 

"Smith is a native Texan who grew up in Big Sandy and played on state championship teams.

"Among the other candidates the Texans are interested in are interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt." 

Mark Berman of KRIV/Fox 26 Houston also confirms Smith's candidacy for the Texans head coaching job on Dec 19 when he tweeted,"The Texans have interviewed former Bears head coach Lovie Smith as the Texans being the process to find their next head coach." 

ESPN's Vaughn McClure also affirms Smith was interviewed by the Texans on Monday, Dec. 16.

NFL.com's Marc Sessler earlier reported on Dec. 8 that the Texans brass had already spoken with Smith at the time to talk to him about the coaching job. The information was obtained by Sessler's colleague, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, from a team source. 

Aside from the aforementioned candidates whom McClain mentioned, Rapoport also says Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio is being considered, per Sessler. 

The 55-year-old Smith posted an 81-63 (.563) record as Bears head coach from 2004-12 and guided the team to three division championships and Super Bowl XLI, where it lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 29-17, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

 
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Tampa 2 Defense Dying a Slow Death as Lovie Smith's Buccaneers Go with It

Oct 14 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, who earned his big NFL break as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach, was supposed to return the Bucs to glory. They added key free agents such as cornerback Alterraun Verner and defensive end Michael Johnson, and Smith's former backup quarterback Josh McCown. Smith, fired for missing the playoffs in Chicago, despite winning 10 games, was supposed to have the firepower he needed to make the fla ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Bucs Should Consider Potential Changes After Lovie Smith's Brutal Start

Oct 14 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a complete and utter disaster.  Six games may be far too early to proclaim a first-year head coach dead in the water, but Lovie Smith's early returns don't provide much hope for Buccaneers fans who already struggled through the tenures of Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano during the past five seasons.  The Glazer family gave Morris three years before he was dismissed. Schiano received two years before he was fired. One year may be more ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Week 6 Takeaways: These Cowboys are for real

Oct 14 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are for real. They legitimatized what some believed was a fluky start by beating the Seattle Seahawks at their own game. Outside of a few special teams gaffes, it very well could have been a blowout at CenturyLink Field. While it’s fair to expect Dallas to falter, this season’s Cowboys are different. They’re playing a winning brand of football and are actually likable. Instead of relying on Tony Romo – who did come up ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Week 6 Takeaways: These Cowboys are for real

Oct 14 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are for real. They legitimatized what some believed was a fluky start by beating the Seattle Seahawks at their own game. Outside of a few special teams gaffes, it very well could have been a blowout at CenturyLink Field. While it’s fair to expect Dallas to falter, this season’s Cowboys are different. They’re playing a winning brand of football and are actuall ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Week 6 Takeaways: These Cowboys are for real

Oct 14 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are for real. They legitimatized what some believed was a fluky start by beating the Seattle Seahawks at their own game. Outside of a few special teams gaffes, it very well could have been a blowout at CenturyLink Field. While it’s fair to expect Dallas to falter, this season’s Cowboys are different. They’re playing a winning brand of football and are actually likable. Instead of relying on Tony Romo – who did come up huge w ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Week 6 Takeaways: These Cowboys are for real

Oct 14 2014 11:09am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Love them or hate them, the Dallas Cowboys are for real. They legitimatized what some believed was a fluky start by beating the Seattle Seahawks at their own game. Outside of a few special teams gaffes, it very well could have been a blowout at CenturyLink Field. While it’s fair to expect Dallas to falter, this season’s Cowboys are different. They’re playing a winning brand of football and are actually likable. Instead of relying on Tony Romo – who did come up huge with ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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Gerald McCoy calls Bucs’ play “unacceptable”

Oct 13 2014 6:08am CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

The Buccaneers have given up 165 points over the last four weeks, which sets a new franchise record for points allowed over that span. That’s a bad spot to be in when your franchise has a winless season in its past and when you actually won one of those ...
Source: ProFootballTalk   Full article at: ProFootballTalk
 

 
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4 days ago

NFL Week 7 Predictions: Projections for the Early Lines, Spreads and Odds

Oct 13 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't get blown out in Week 7. How can we be so sure? Because they and the Philadelphia Eagles are the two teams on bye as the midway point of the NFL season draws near. These days, being idle is the only way to assure the Bucs won't be embarrassed on the gridiron. After the Baltimore Ravens throttled Lovie Smith's team 48-17 on Sunday, Tampa Bay is now minus-84 against its opponents in point differential. Yikes. The only team worst than the Bucs ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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"We're Not Changing Our Scheme"

Oct 12 2014 6:58pm CDT | Source: Scout.com

The Buccaneers defense has been a huge liability this season. After Lovie Smith gloated this offseason of how he believes that an elite defense can win you 8 games by itself, Bucs fans made the false assumption that this Buccaneer defense this season could be ...
Source: Scout.com   Full article at: Scout.com
 

 
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5 days ago

Flacco throws 5 TDs as Ravens rout Buccaneers

Oct 12 2014 3:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — Joe Flacco was nearly flawless Sunday in throwing for 306 yards and five touchdowns Sunday, leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 48-17 rout of the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Baltimore (4-2) scored on six straight possessions to begin the game , with Flacco throwing for TDs on the first five. Torrey Smith caught the first two, while Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Steve Smith had the others as the Ravens r ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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