Doug Williams Talks About Team Glazer Influence On No. 1 Overall Pick

December 2nd, 2015

LichtDoug Williams played for the Bucs, worked for the Bucs, was promoted to Tampa Bay coordinator of pro scouting under former general manager Mark Dominik, and will be enshrined into the Buccaneers Ring of Honor on Sunday.

So it’s a safe bet that Williams has a solid handle on all things Team Glazer.

Williams dove into the pre-draft mindset of Team Glazer during a visit to the Buccaneers Radio Network last night.

“Knowing the Glazers, there is no way in the world Jamey Winston would have been their No. 1 pick if they didn’t think highly of the guy,” Williams said. “And I think at this point he is really doing them proud.”

Yes, Williams refers to Jameis Winston as “Jamey.” It’s been well documented that the two have a close relationship.

After describing Jameis as “a gym rat,” Williams said Team Glazer knows if it stocks good talent around Jameis, then good things will happen.

Any reference to the activities of Team Glazer and the Bucs’ roster is interesting. So if Team Glazer needed to think highly of Jameis to bless his drafting, then what happens when they don’t think highly of a player?

14 Responses to “Doug Williams Talks About Team Glazer Influence On No. 1 Overall Pick”

  1. Joe Cool Says:

    Jameis #GOAT.

  2. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    Jamey:( yuk. I think” Maverick” is far more fitting. Hope we can fix the OL or he’s going to be like most of the 1st string QBs in the league…watching from the sidelines in a cast. Goodbye to any hopes of making the playoffs then. He needs to watch Brady’s film and copy his quick release. When’s Marpet expected to return? We need more “nasty” on the line!
    (sorry I got off topic but I needed to vent I guess:( )

  3. cmurda Says:

    The O Line has done a pretty darn good job. The Colts took it to them on Sunday though. Marpet is sorely missed because his backup stinks. Colts brought constant blitzes and confused the O Line. That is why JW has got to get rid of the ball quickly. JW even said this himself. He needs to recognize the blitz and Dirk needs to have a hot read for him. He’ll be just fine as he continues to grow.

  4. Tomcin Says:

    Williams does not deserve to be in the ring of honor. What did he really do to deserve this. What a joke. The Bucs are such a low class organization, nothing they do surprises me.

  5. Mark Says:

    The Doug Williams curse was reborn when he left the front office. It will be lifted on Sunday and the Bucs will proceed to win the next 5 games. I promise you. Remember, you heard it here.

  6. Idontwannahearitanymore Says:

    “Williams does not deserve to be in the ring of honor. ”

    Not your decision to make, thankfully.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    Doug Williams is a really nice guy. I listened to him on the radio, this is one of the best Bucs of all time. He deserved to be in the ring of honor right after Selmon went up. If you have a problem with Doug’s name up with the other Bucs greats you are insane.

  8. na na nelson Says:

    NBF2..Agree that “Jamey” is weak, but the Def Frat Guy already has the moniker “Maverick”. Hell yeah Delta Fu!!!

  9. na na nelson Says:

    Sorry…Deaf Frat Guy

  10. BucUToo Says:

    Tomcin…really? Doug Williams doesn’t belong in the ring of honor? Up until this year, he was our ONLY “franchise QB” in the history of this team. He led us to our first NFC Championship game. He has been involved with this team for decades (on and off). The guy is practically synonymous with the Bucs. Oh, wait. You must just be trolling. Never mind.

  11. gencoimports Says:

    Not only does Doug Williams belong in the Ring of Honor, his induction is overdue. Without him, the Bucs would not have made the playoffs in 1979, 81-82. He is a class act and played with a lot of heart.

  12. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Tomcin you don’t deserve to be on this board for that mess. Doug Williams should have been the 1st one inducted. You must be under 35 to say something that idiotic. Now go to your room young man you’re on time out!

  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    then what happens when they don’t think highly of a player?

    I think that depends totally on the player, position, and most importantly..their INVESTMENT.

    Hopefully we’ll never have another decision like this past least in my lifetime. I do not want to earn another #1 draft pick!!!

    This was a HUGE call and given all the off field worries and a few of the on field questions..ints and footspeed…give the Glazers credit for at least having cojones and willing to roll the dice and go for the entire enchilda. Wow I’ve been hanging out with Pablo too long. 🙂

    I think the Glazers pay attention to the top players like GMC and LVD and any others as they approach big contracts.

    Otherwise I think they’re simply kept in the loop but largely let L&L run the show personnel wise and that’s a good thing. How many owners that are heavily involved in their teams have done a good job?

    Why there’s Daniel Snyder…maybe the worst owner in the NFL
    Jerry Egomaniac Jones…giving Snyder a real run for his money.

    I think Robert Kraft is a great owner. He keeps up but largely trusts Belicheat and staff. I think that’s what the Glazers do.

    The selection of #3 was unique and will never happen again. Not just because he went #1 but because #2 is a very good player as well. Yesterday everyone was posting hindsight is 20-20..Indeed. And it’s easy now to say #3 was a slam dunk but it wasn’t that clear at the start of the year.

    Yes #3 has the chance to truly be a generational QB…he’s been even better than advertised…but I have nothing but respect for all of the Buc staff involved in making that decision..especially the Glazers since it’s their money and their investment in the franchise.

  14. godzilla13 Says:

    How come Bucs players are always referred to as “nice guys”? Nice guys finish last. Time to get some Brawley Hawley in everyone.