Stop The Glazer-Revis Nonsense

March 11th, 2014

team glazer, lovieJoe hears outlandish Bucs theories all the time and Joe got hit with this one quite a bit last night: It’s Team Glazer driving the ditching of Darrelle Revis so they can save money.

Joe can’t believe how many bongs must be in use for Joe to get peppered with Team-Glazer-hate email on this subject and to read such nonsense in the comments section here.

First, Team Glazer may or may not have a payroll budget for the 2014 season (there’s not much freedom with it anyway given the NFL labor agreement and its mandatory spending clauses), but why exactly would Team Glazer care who Jason Licht and Lovie Smith decide to pay? It’s preposterous to think Team Glazer has it out for Revis or is trying to hoard cash by getting rid of him.

It’s Team Glazer who would feel the ongoing backlash of a Revis ousting. Team Glazer and staff have to answer to all the paying Bucs customers, especially the big spenders, and explain why the Bucs don’t need the best cornerback in football. That’s a painful pill when you just sold Revis on the fan base and marketed him in a big way. Hell, they’re even selling new Revis jerseys over Mike Glennon jerseys.

Lastly, Team Glazer surely busted out the good bubbly the day they hired Lovie Smith. What a relief for an ownership group that just stomached five seasons of Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano. Joe’s certain Team Glazer put its complete trust in Lovie and felt damn good about doing that and getting out of the way.

Joe sees no scenario by which Team Glazer is involved in the Revis maneuvers — other than to say, ‘whatever you wish, Lovie.”

22 Responses to “Stop The Glazer-Revis Nonsense”

  1. biff barker Says:

    This move was pre-ordained the minute the G Boys dialed up Lovie last season.
    Let’s not kid ourselves.

  2. Snook Says:

    This was going to be such a fun day to follow Bucs news.

    Now its sullied by the gloom and doomers who believe everything Adam Schefter tweets from his “sources”.

  3. BigEl Says:

    Don’t you just love conspiracy theories. I think Jim Garrison is behind this whole thing.

  4. lightningbuc Says:

    Too bad Dominik didn’t get hired somewhere else as a GM. We could trade him there.

    Shocking that Dominik hasn’t been hired. But he is a rock star….probably out on tour right now!

  5. OB Says:

    Joe I guess these troops who are saying the Glazers need/want to save money missed the financial page report that Nike signed a Billion dollar agreement with Manchester United that will pay the Glazers a $100 million a year for ten years. Now this is in addition to all their other income from all sources.

    Now I admit that they may lose money compared to last year on the Bucs Jersey front, but that money that starts next year makes up for a lot of Revis and jerseys.

  6. Eric Says:

    The whole purpose is not to save money but to spend money on multiple areas of the team that is needed.

    The glazers got hoodwinked into the deal by the former boy wonder GM, who inexplicably thought he was a piece away from contention.

    Got to be one of the worst GM’s ever. The retrospective look at his work is even worse than living through it. Now the man has the gaul to brag about the contract and “painless”.

  7. Jerry Says:

    No team has EVER won the Super Bowl by rebuilding through free agency. We are going to use all this money and be in cap hell in a few years and have nothing but losing records to show for it.

  8. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Oil Derrick Brooks still contends that Dominick was a far below average GM.


  9. Macabee Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Why don’t you man up and call out the original source of this non-sense that you often refer to!

    Rick Stroud ‏@NFLSTROUD · Dec 30
    The #Bucs decision to fire Schiano and Dominik came down to 2 main things: No return on a huge investment in free agents and Darrelle Revis

    Joe still finds that to be nonsense. Joe will “man up” and stand behind his words. –Joe

  10. Mazz Says:

    Snook … Couldn’t have said it better.

  11. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    @Oil Derrick Brooks

    I second your motion.

    I might even say that you gave pity and are being kind with your statement.

  12. Eric Says:

    We’re not trying to rebuild through free agency. It’s a comprehensive approach.

    Like when we won the Super Bowl with the help of a bunch of free agents.

    Seahawks helped themselves in free agency (Bennett). As did the Broncos (manning, Welker, etc).

    We’re still gonna be there on draft day. Like everybody else.

  13. Jason Says:

    I guess the Glazers need too pay Nike too for awesome new uniforms they made. I thought the plan was to build around Revis but that’s lie number one. I figured the Glazers were serious about winning again with the hiring of Lovie but lie number two, if you want to win Super Bowls you gotta have real good players not get rid of them. Wonder why the bucs are the laughing stock of the NFL.

  14. Kingpin Says:

    Glazers deserve all the blame !! The Buc stops with them. They have no idea how to run a team.

  15. bucrightoff Says:

    Glazer kids would do everyone a favor by selling. But with them at the helm, what exactly do we have to show us we should believe in them? We might hit a full decade without the playoffs. Dumping Gruden was the beginning of a horrible slide that seemingly might not end. We’re back to being a laughstock after spending a decade getting that stench off of us.

  16. rayjay1122 Says:

    I wish I could save myself the agony of being a life long Bucs fan and just find a new team to root for but since I can’t bring myself to do that, I just have to continue to endure the mediocrity. I really hope that this free agency and Draft give me some optimism but I am very skeptical at this point. A rookie CB is not going to be an upgrade. I may have to take a sick day today because I am feeling nauseous about this possible release of Revis. We had better at least get some good free agents on both sides of the line of scrimmage. No names and average players is not going to have an impact. We are not the Patriots who seem to be able to get production from no namers.

  17. lightningbuc Says:

    kingpin and bucrightoff,

    You guys are spot on. The downhill slide of this franchise began when dad Malcolm’s health deteriorated. He was a true businessman, his kids are just riding his coattails.

  18. mpmalloy Says:

    You’re right Joe.
    Team Glazer has a stellar job with this team since 2002
    so there’s no reason to doubt them or their motives at all.
    Heck, it’s not like they’re just going through the motions.
    I firmly believe everything they say.

  19. mpmalloy Says:

    The kids are actually doing quite well with Man U.
    The team is winning. Wayne Rooney just got 150 million
    dollars for 5 years.
    Man U is kicking arse.

  20. stanglassman Says:

    PR called out on a JBF headline! LOL

  21. Joe Says:

    PR called out on a JBF headline! LOL

    Ooohhhh… Joe’s going to need an Ambiem now. Won’t sleep for weeks. Might even have to close this site. How will Joe recover????

  22. Patrickbucs Says:

    Jerry Says:
    March 11th, 2014 at 9:18 am
    No team has EVER won the Super Bowl by rebuilding through free agency. We are going to use all this money and be in cap hell in a few years and have nothing but losing records to show for it.

    How about what Gruden brought in for our Super Bowl run? That offense was totally reworked with veteran free agents on the offensive side of the ball.