It’s time for Glazers to make a play for Bucs

by Gary Shelton on March 9, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, NFL, Tampa Bay Bucs

Monday, 6 a.m.

For the Tampa Bay Bucs, it is time for a playmaker.

It is time for assertiveness. It is time to be aggressive. It is time to pursue in packs.

And that's just the Glazers.

The Bucs are in their hands. Yeah, I know. In certain years, the Glazers have broken out the charge card, and they've gotten out of the way. Whether it was Rich McKay or Bruce Allen, Mark Dominik or Jason Licht, the Glazers have been partners who have been too silent for too long. Let the football men make the football decisions,

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Chris Adams March 9, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Agree with Rick Martin. The only high profile free agent signing that has remotely worked was Vincent Jackson. The Glazers should be involved to the extent they insist the GM and head coach are pursuing a long-term plan and not a quick fix.


scott myers March 9, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Hi Gary,

You state “It’s about the Glazers, and their guidance, and their hunger”
Why do you think they have any hunger? Since Bryan, Joel, and Edward have taken the wheel from their father – Malcolm Glazer – in 2006, they have shown no propensity for running a successful franchise. The Bucs are one of just 8 NFL teams who have a 100% publicly paid for stadium, but just one of 6 teams that have not been to post-season since 2007. The Glazers, just like all the other 31 NFL owners, are getting $200 million per year in TV revenue. For the 2014 season, the Bucs were the worst performing team in the NFL but still averaged 60,000 (66,000 is capacity) per game in paid home attendance while parading out an 0-8 team for the home town fans. I suggest they are not hungry at all. It is not worth their time to put in the considerable additional effort it would take to sell 6,000 more tickets for 8 games, which would be chump change in revenue increase compared to the guaranteed TV revenues.

You state “There are owners in the NFL who drive the bus. Jerry Jones, with mixed results, Danny Snyder with none at all, Jim Irsay, who had done fairly well [actually his team has been to post season more often than any of the other 31 NFL teams from 2000 on], Bob Kraft, who has done very well. The Rooneys, who are the role models.”
Where do all those owner live – in the metroplex where there team is. Where do Bryan Glazer, Joel Glazer, and Edward Glazer live?

The Glazers have no problem spending money. They paid Jon Gruden $15 million to leave and they paid Greg Schiano $9 million to leave. That have in recent years, and will in future years, pay near the salary cap going because they have to and it is impossible for them, or any of the other 31 owners to lose money because of the TV revenue and always substantial gate receipts, memorabilia sales, etc.

These 3 Glazer sons simply do not have the time, will, or talent to own a successfully performing franchise. But it will continue to be successfully profitable, big time!

You state “You [Glazers] be the ATM and get out of the way. This ATM works both ways. Much more money is coming in to the Glazers ATM than is going out. They can do absolutely nothing (Is that what they are already doing?), and continue to make gobs of money.


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