Is A Glazer Vote Of Confidence Coming?

December 28th, 2014

lovie 1110bAfter a 3-13 season in 2009, one that at least delivered a strong finish and a talented quarterback prospect, Raheem Morris seemed to be on thin ice.

But Team Glazer went public shortly after the season finale to address the issue.

“We are committed to the plan that we began 12 months ago with Coach Morris, and we look forward to building on the pieces that were put in place this season,” vice president Joel Glazer said in a statement released Monday night.

That was it. Short, sweet and to the point.

Joe’s wondering whether Lovie Smith will get the same honor.

The Bucs are winless at home and the fan base doesn’t have much hope to hang it’s hat on — outside of the No. 1 or No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Yes, there are many fans who would like to see Lovie fired. And the confidence data on Lovie isn’t good.

Joe is sure Lovie will return next season, but Joe is eager to hear Team Glazer offer it’s take on 2014, even if that doesn’t come tomorrow.

23 Responses to “Is A Glazer Vote Of Confidence Coming?”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    For the record, if Love loses this home game. He will need at least a 10 win season next year just to pass Coach Schiano’s first 2 years!

  2. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    I have seen enough….I simply can not imagine Lovie anything but a clock punching NFL coach….yeah he can answer all the technical coaching answer concerning X’s & O’s….I do not believe he can COACH…motivate…adjust…
    Lovie simply curls up in his comfort zone and expects if everything is done correctly…everything will fall into place

  3. Greg Says:

    Please fire Lovie so I can be proud to be a Buccaneer fan agian and resume going to the games.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Glazers will give Lovie another year…..what will be interesting….and very boring…..will be after that has become obvious….there will still be fans on JBF calling for him to be fired.
    Ain’t gonna’ happen!!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And….by the way….I didn’t say I am happy with the progress/lack of…..I’m just saying….face the reality!!!

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    Joe, can you please confirm, that Love was even last in his football fantasy league!

  7. MadMax Says:

    He could be fired tomorrow! Im actually feeling like he will be, especially if we win today and lose that #1 overall pick! He’s not what was signed up for, not even close or “on the verge” as he likes to paint for us…..dude sucks and Glazers know it!

  8. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Yeah I’m with you. I don’t know why people keep calling for him to be fired. I guess the venting makes them feel good.

    Again if Lovie wanted real job security for at least two more years after this one he could have it pretty simply.

    Lovie comes out and admits he’s a defensive whiz and he was satisfied with what he and Frazier had crafted by the end of the season. But the offense just isn’t NFL quality. Lovie then announces he’s finding the most creative, innovative offensive mind in the NFL, a coach with a record of achievement.

    He then gives that new OC the first draft pick and lets the OC decide which Heisman to bring in.

    If Lovie did that all the attention immediately shifts to the new OC and his Heisman. They would be the ones under a microscope. As long as the defense performed adequately nobody would howling for Lovie’s job because all of the onus would be on the new OC and his Heisman!

    I should be Lovie’s agent!

  9. OB Says:

    Lovie had his chance with the OC, for whatever reason, he and Tedford most not of seen eye to eye or Tedford would have come back.

    Lovie knew he wasn’t coming back and did nothing to get an experienced OC who would have been better than what we had. With all the coaches and OCs on the street they must have been at least one that could fill the bill but Lovie had to give up running the offensive and the players on it and he would not.

    I don’t know his name, but I would hire the OC of the Seahawks and make him the head coach and watch what happens. Frazer is doing fine with the defense except for the ghost.

  10. Skyline Crew for Mariota or Winston Says:

    They need to sell the team.

  11. DallasBuc Says:

    LovieDovie makes Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano look like HOF coaches. I have never seen anyone do so little with so much in the history of this franchise. It is almost as if the man was not trying to win football games. After all, he intentionally hired Josh McCown to be the starting QB of this team. People inside and out of the organization understood how preposterous it was but LovieDovie insisted that the guy who has never done it before in all his years since 2002 was going to actually start winning football games. I’ll take Morris or Schiano back in a heartbeat…at least those men were trying to win.

  12. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Perhaps they could bring in the Seattle OC with the lure of a first round draft pick and plenty of autonomy. And while they’re passing out autonomy let’s make Licht the GM….I mean the real GM…get Lovie out of the final say on personnel moves. We need to know EXACTLY who is responsible forbad players decisions.
    Right now that isn’t clear because LIcht has the title and Lovie has the power.

    Make Lovie the HC. Give the OC tons of power an independence on how he wishes to develop the Heisman.

    It’s up to Lovie to keep everybody motivated and the athletes playing hard. If he does that and lets the rest of the group…new OC and GM Licht do theirs the team could get better quickly. Yeah I know that’s a huge IF!

  13. Soggy Says:

    C’Mon Lovie show us better stuff than what has been going on this year, I do not want to dislike you..But just like with the players you got to prove what you got…Now what will you do about our OC, QB, and Oline? We will be watching..

  14. Robert 9 Says:

    Lovie sux. If they can get harbaugh fire the bum. If not he gets another year.

  15. Robert 9 Says:

    Lovie has been trying…..trying to get fired, get his money and run

  16. CAN'T FIX IT Says:


  17. ruggyup Says:

    Why bother disliking and dissing someone who is irrelevant?

  18. Greg Says:

    What you see is what you get for next year if they keep Lovie.
    Not Good

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie and the team will muddle along touching obscurity again next year. That is unless a first round pick field general at QB is brought in to change the teams direction. That one pick is the Bucs future.

  20. Sapp, STFU Says:

    Many of you are missing the bigger picture. This is a big-plan change from the Rah/Schiano/Dominik shoot-from-the-hip program. Anyone who thinks we have done anything other than blow-up the team and rebuild almost from scratching is an ignorant fool. And it takes a few years to begin jelling.

    I detest hoe this season has played out. But their is a glimmer of life from our defense. And they’ll get more pieces in place this off season. But no one should believe we’ll be substantially better on offense next year with a journeyman QB (McCown or not) and a rookie QB.

    Strap up, suit up or shut up. The rebuilding process continues.

    Now, Go (lose) Bucs!

  21. Brandon Says:

    I’m just curious, but has anyone else noticed how Lovie shows no emotion when he’s coaching. I just don’t see the fire in his eye’s.

  22. Connor Says:

    And Raheem didn’t even have any experience other than being a DB coach for a few years. Lovie has HEAD COACHING experience and been to a Super Bowl…….and his debut season is still worse than Raheem’s.

  23. T REX Says:

    Simple question…is making the playoffs only 3 times in TEN seasons…is that really a “proven winner”?

    Is having the worst home record in the history of the franchise…is that a proven winner? 1976 only lost 7 home games…0-8 would top that.

    Is having the worst running game in the history of the franchise….is that a proven winner?

    How about a crappy defense? Is that a proven winner?

    the Glazers are the worst owners in the NFL.