New Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith joined PFT Live on Tuesday for an extended discussion about his return to the organization, more than a decade after serving as the team’s linebackers coach.
If you missed it, shame on you. But we’ll give you a shot a redemption. You can watch it by clicking the appropriate button in the box below.
If you check it out, you’ll hear that Smith used his year away from the NFL to plan meticulously for his return.
“I’m one of those guys, I have a full calendar done a year in advance, so I like making plans on what’s going to happen in the future a bit,” Smith said. “After you knew that someday you’d get that call, that was part of the plan. I just thought that I could improve myself and my situation from staying out so I had more time to as I see it study the game and look at different candidates. I went out and watched a lot of football games, I’m talking about I watched high school, college, and I went to even one NFL game so that year off, if you have a chance to hit that stop button in life and take a year to reassess what you believe in, who you are and all of that, I highly recommend it.”
We highly recommend hearing more from the new coach in Tampa.