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Lovie Smith has 'no issue' with Bucs' sideline 'emotions'

TV cameras caught a verbal confrontation between Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive line coach Joe Cullen during Sunday's loss to the Saints.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

TV cameras caught a verbal confrontation between Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive line coach Joe Cullen during Sunday's loss to the Saints.

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As the Bucs fell behind 24-10 in the third quarter against the Saints on Sunday, frustrations were high on the Tampa Bay sidelines, with a confrontation between defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and defensive line coach Joe Cullen caught by TV cameras during the game broadcast.

McCoy and Cullen eventually were separated by defensive tackles Clinton McDonald and Henry Melton, but head coach Lovie Smith reiterated Monday that he had no problem with anything that took place on the Bucs' sidelines Sunday.

"It's not a bad thing to be upset after yesterday. If you could find somebody that wasn't upset, then we have a problem," Smith said. "I have no issue with that, no issue with what happened on our sideline or with how everyone reacted to that performance yesterday. There was disappointment. Sometimes with disappointment, the emotions come out a little bit. No issue with it at all. Really like it."

[Last modified: Monday, December 14, 2015 5:02pm]

    

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