Suit At One Buc Palace Chews Out Adam Schefter

January 6th, 2010

Last night, word came from Adam Schefter, NFL Insider slaving for BSPN, that the reports claiming the Bucs were negotiating with Bill Cowher were “categorically false.”

Wednesday morning on “The Opening Drive,” co-hosted by Bob Papa and Randy Cross heard exclusively on Sirius NFL Radio, Schefter appeared and gave the background on the notorious phone call from Deep Throat at One Buc Palace.

In short, Schefter’s cell phone rang and on the other end, as Schefter said, were, “Some angry Bucs people — and I am not talking about small people. I am talking about the highest Bucs people.”

Schefter detailed that someone high up the food chain at One Buc Palace is enraged that anyone would link Cowher to the Bucs.

“Anyone that heard that voice and heard the explanation and everything they had to say, would be 100 percent convinced that they never contacted Bill Cowher, never discussed financial packages with him and never offered him a single dollar and REALLY resent the suggestion they wouldn’t spend the money to get him.”

Well now, it appears we may have the answer to this KGB-like secrecy. Anyone else remember what provoked a justified, angry missive that rocked the Tampa Bay area not too long ago?

Anyone notice a connection?

Appparently, per Schefter, Deep Throat was so outraged, so over the top, that the message was more than convincing for Schefter.

“Unless someone was blatantly lying to me, the way that person spoke with me, the way that person spoke to me, they have to be telling the truth.

“Tampa never danced that dance with Cowher. They just didn’t.”

11 Responses to “Suit At One Buc Palace Chews Out Adam Schefter”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    To be honest from a financial perspective – paying Gruden and Morris with a pending 2011 lock-out – it really doesn’t make sense for the Glazers to make the switch.

    From a secondary perspective replacing Morris for Cowher – while I find highly attractive, would in essence be admitting that the Glazers made a mistake in hiring Raheem in 2009. Personally I think that would be the right move to make but I can understand how they (Glazers) would want to “save face” and keep Raheem around.

    Hey it’s done – it is what it is. The question is will the Bucs management (HC & GM) learn from 2009 and do better in 2010?

  2. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Hey Joe – this sounds like a case for Mulder and Sully. I mean the 2009 Bucs were definately an X-case!

  3. LL Says:

    Yes Joe i have the answer..that would be Joel Glazer..with his rant against Sileo and now this…didnt know Joel was so

  4. justin Says:

    Breaking News Bucs Will Never Ever Be Good Again Till The Cheap Glazers Sell The Team Its That Simple

  5. Jerry Says:

    I think contact with Cowher was made. But then something blocked up the deal (likely money) and the Glazers decided to stay with Morris. So now they want to play it off like they have always backed Morris 100%. But interesting how the Glazers didnt kill this Cowher rumor before they announced Morris is staying.

    The Glazers lashed out when Sileo suggested they are in financial trouble. Now they lash out again with LaCanfora said the Glazers were low-balling Cowher. So obviously the same nerve was being touched there.

  6. Snook Says:

    Good. I’m glad someone set these ESPN fools straight. All those morons do is get information from agents who makes up news to stir up interest from their clients. And these fools report it as news. Good for the Glazers. If everyone did this about rumors, these jobbers would be out of work.

  7. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Snook wrote: “If everyone did this about rumors, these jobbers would be out of work.”

    But then what would Joe do? He’s got to have something to tease us with!

    Speaking of which – Why not do something about the Senior Bowl – when is it, where, why did Raheem get the nod and what advantages, if any, will it give the Bucs when it comes to the draft.

    Some nice softballs there Joe – come on now lets read you deliver.

  8. bucfanlostiniowa Says:

    If this is true and they never even talked to him I hate the Glazers even more!

  9. Tye Says:

    A story about as old as time itself. A man gets a business and finally gets it going in the right direction to the point that success gets to be more common and even expected and all that he does and accomplishes just to end up in the hands of his sons,who in many cases like this one, seem to run that business right into the ground and ruin what their father spent so much time and effort to build. OH How disheartening!!! (UGH!)

  10. George C. Costanza Says:

    If the G-Boys just appeared at a press conference and said this stuff publicly they’d probably save themselves this alleged aggravation, but on the other hand they’d have to answer a lot of other questions, which evidently they don’t care to do. Oh well, Joe, all will be revealed in the fullness of time.

  11. Joe Says:


    Not even. Bryan and Joel could just have media guru Jeff Kamis issue a one-sentence release. Wouldn’t even take three minutes.