Team Glazer Wanted It Most

January 6th, 2016

Lovie’s firing speaks louder than Jameis

On Sunday night, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, loudly declared that his “amazing” coaches wanted to win more than some players. It made huge headlines.

Well, now that Lovie Smith was fired tonight, it turns out it was Team Glazer that wanted to win most of all.

It was Team Glazer putting its foot down harder than Jameis.

And it’s damn refreshing.

Joe never called for Lovie to be fired, but that doesn’t mean Joe finds thinks Lovie’s firings is a bad move. It’s all about what happens next. The future of Dirk Koetter is uncertain, and Joe hopes he is retained to keep continuity for Jameis.

Tom Coughlin? That’s Joe’s best guess right now, outside of handing the ship over to Koetter outright.

Chip Kelly? Chucky? It’s going to be a long 15 hours before Jason Licht speaks tomorrow.

37 Responses to “Team Glazer Wanted It Most”

  1. JonBuc Says:

    Screw Chip Belly…we want Coughlin!

  2. Johnny Says:

    how old is Coughlin?

  3. BucSeason.section139 Says:

    Trust me… It won’t be Chip…not the way he treats people…that guys name is mudd in the NFL..
    again, the fact that Jason is her means that he had issues with Luvie and he was the guy that fired the bullet..

  4. Marques Says:

    Dirk Cotter will be the Bucs next coach.

  5. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Guess the Glazers didn’t care much for the “handling of Jameis” nonsense.

  6. JonBuc Says:

    67? He did great things at JAX & NYG….developed QB’s at both places too. Tough but fair..

  7. NJBucsFan Says:

    Bringing in Chucky would be ironic and comical. He replaces another low energy defensive coach and guides us to a Super Bowl shortly after we change uniforms.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Hopefully rhe bucs arent dumb enough to go after chip kelly. He would trade away winston for sam bradford or even worse marcus mariota. No thanks.

    Whoever the head coach is, i hope they keep koetter.

  9. Max Says:

    I wouldn’t have fired Lovie for anyone but Bill Cowher. Firing coaches every 2 years is a MAJOR mistake. No one wants to come to Tampa.

  10. killian Says:

    Pretty sure Coughlin is in his 70s. I doubt he comes here when he was offered a gig with the NYGs. Time for the Bucs to give up some draft picks for Sean Payton.

  11. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    Dirk Koetter definitely deserves the job, but he may not have a big enough name to make the splash the Glazers need to sell tickets and overpriced beer.

    Tom Coughlin would be a great choice, but he may not want to take on this large of a reclamation project. Sean Payton would be perfect, but I can’t imagine the Saints letting him go to a division rival. Jimbo Fisher has the college resume, but he’s seen as a lifer like Bowden.

    It sure looks like Koetter is the most likely choice.

  12. NewTampaChris Says:

    Lovie was 24 points from getting Jay Gruden fired. Now Gruden is going to the playoffs and Lovie’s HC career is over.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Another article at the top. Click over.

  14. Rob in Land O' Lakes Says:

    They are paying Lovie $15 million not to coach. Realistically, Koetter should be the choice, Bajakian to OC, and bring in a new defensive staff. On defense, there is GMC, LVD, Kwon and no one else. Still a bunch of work personnel-wise. They need to get this right. You can’t bring in a new coach every 2 years.

  15. JayBucsBoi Says:

    Dirk Koetter is already our Head Coach, we just have yet to be informed.
    Players know it, people in the building know it. Tomorrow at 2, Licht will announce it to the rest of the world.

  16. Seminole Bill Says:

    If the Glazers have not locked up Koetter for next year, if some capacity, we have a real problem. I thought Lovie and Koetter were a pair, as one stays so does the other and, if one goes so does the other.

  17. 1BucFanNsaintCountry Says:

    Coughlin or Chucky only moves that make sense

  18. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    A couple of things…Coughlin is 69 and will turn 70 right before the season starts.
    He on the cusp age wise…I’m 68 and feel 38 at times…other times…LOL…
    I’m not sure I have the energy to start a project like this from scratch.

    Koetter is under contract to the Bucs not Lovie. None of the assistants are just free to walk unless their deals are up. Since many assistants are on two year deals perhaps Koetter is one of them and could walk.

    Doesn’t matter anyway…the new guy will want HIS guys…he MAY keep a Koetter if it’s a defensive guru…why would Koetter want to work for an offensive coach like Chucky and surrender all the independence.

    If it’s not Koetter or somebody ready to be announced tomorrow at eleven then something smells about’s fishy. It makes no sense to wait until 10PM on a Wednesday night to drop a bomb like this…UNLESS..they have somebody in place ready to announce tomorrow at eleven..then I get it…or if the Glazers perhaps offered to keep Lovie a 3rd year but made demands on him in terms of coaches…like being forced to replace himself as DC..and he objected so much that he put his job on the line and they decided to let him walk.

    I guess we’ll find out at eleven AM tomorrow. The NFL nets total access was clueless and shocked. So nothing has leaked yet.

  19. salish_seamonster Says:

    Why do people keep throwing Coughlin’s name around? He’s the most overrated coach of the last 20 years. The Giants were like 9-7 every year, and barely made the playoffs in the Superbowl years. His overall record is exceedingly average. Yeah, he won 2 SBs, but he’s like 70 years old. Please… move on. Let’s find a coach that can stabilize the organization for the next 10 years.

  20. Stanglassman Says:

    The Bucs can’t announce anything coaching wise tomorrow. They’ll need to go the interview process.

  21. Big Marlon B Says:

    “barely made the playoffs in the Superbowl years” is the dumbest statement i’ve ever heard. the fact is, they DID make it, and they DID win TWICE.

    I live in NY and I’m a big Giants fan too, and i can tell you that Coughlin is a very good, very respected coach. he took the fall when it should have been the GM, who left Coughlin to deal with a pretty talent deprived team. no depth whatsoever.

    The Bucs could do a lot worse than Coughlin, but I think Koetter staying as OC is equally important if they go that route. can’t risk any regression by Winston. have to keep any level of continuity, in an organization that seems to be allergic to it.

  22. loser/winston Says:

    back to the cellar lovie ha ha ha and take that dancing mouth piece full of himself pinhead Winston with ya.

  23. Jason Says:

    Those zany boys have a flair for the dramatic because they’re trying to prove they’re smart and they belong. They’ll overpay for Coughlin, but won’t forgive Chip for stranding them at the altar.

  24. Thibs5599 Says:

    Coughlin? How many years does this guy have left in the tank he’s older than dirt. No thanks people are talking about him like he’s bill belicheck

  25. Mike10 Says:

    Good read Joe. We can just hope it’s true! Bad franchises usually start at the top. I truly hope this turns out to be a wise decision and not as impulsive as signing Lovie to a 5 year deal.

    Question: does Lovies contract count against the cap?

  26. SCBucsFan Says:


    Why are you even a fan of this team? You’ll be saying the exact same thing when the next coach has a bad first year. And who exactly do we replace Jameis with?

  27. Fsuking Says:

    Dirk Koetter for 100 years! The timing of this in conjunction with the Eagles interest in Koetter means only one thing to me… He is our new HC! Hooray!!!!

  28. Fsuking Says:

    Lay off the grain alcohol man that stuff will rip right threw any sensibility you once had.

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  30. godzilla13 Says:

    Dirk Koetter should remain as the OC, it has only been a year and it is good for Winston. Bajakian to OC, no way. Tom Coughlin would be a great choice, just don’t know at his age if he is ready to start over? Whoever the new HC is the key is to get a new DC move to a 3-4 and bring life back to this defense. With Koetters influence I am surprised no one has mentioned Mike Smith? He is a student of Brian Billick and was a defensive Coach for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. His first five years as HC for the Falcons his record was 56-24.

  31. AceofAerospace Says:

    The only thing Gruden didn’t have was a franchise quarterback. The great Gazoo says he would be the smart pick. Don’t think it can happen? Think Steinbrenner and Billy Martin.

  32. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Coughlin strikes me as a guy who could use a change of scenery. He’s fun to watch turn purple in the face (dude needs some anger management classes lol), but he is one of the better HC’s in the NFL. Not sure if he’s the right guy here, he’s tough on players…Bucs players seem to like “players coaches” who don’t yell at them or make them do wind sprints…but if he lands here as a HC it’s an instant upgrade to Lovie

  33. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Turn the team over to Koetter…..who has done a very good job with Winston and the offense…..bring in a good young D coordinator, add some O-line and D-line help in free agency, trade out of the #9 spot in the Draft and pick up a few more selections….and next season we can begin to build a contender!

  34. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Tom Coughlin would refuse to work for Tampa. Here’s why…Coughlin stated in his PC that it was refreshing to work for an organization that does not panic and fire coaches.

    Tampa now has a rep for doing so.

  35. loser/winston Says:

    I once was a fan! since 1979. then they hired that pinhead lovie . and anybody with a brain knew he would not last.another glazer f up! then they take that full of himself kid Winston. but I will admit he has the tools. but never seen anybody so cocky and arrogant . maybe he will grow up time will tell. so good luck buc fans!

  36. loser/winston Says:

    koetter is the man bank on it! and I personally think this is a great move for this club. playoffs next year looks like a good possibility.

  37. Will Says:

    What about Mike Shanahan?