Joel Glazer Explains What Sold Him On Jameis

March 22nd, 2016
Joe talks to Team Glazer at the NFL Owners Meetings

Joe talks to Team Glazer at the NFL Owners Meetings

Joe and Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer dove deep into a variety of subjects this evening at the NFL Owners Meetings in Boca Raton.

Of course, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, was a huge focal point.

Before today, Glazer and the rest of Team Glazer had not been part of a comprehensive Bucs media interview since Tampa Bay drafted Jameis last year, perhaps the most direction-changing move by the team since Chucky was fired.

Joe asked Glazer to look back and really identify what sold him on Jameis being qualified to become the face of the franchise.

“We spent a lot of time looking at Jameis on the field, off the field, talking to other people,” Glazer said. “And I’d say consistently, all the people we talked to, everyone we heard, there was a pretty consistent theme that came back: leadership, hard-working, loves football, good person, good teammate.

“And everything we heard, we’ve seen play out and more once he came to the Buccaneers. I mean, the thing I’m really proud of him is not only what he’s done on the field, not only the effort he puts in, first guy in the building and last guy out of the building as an example for other teammates, but in our community. Getting out in the community and whether it be kids, or anything we ask, he does it, and you can see he really enjoys it the way he interacts with people.

“So, we’re very fortunate to have Jameis Winston on our team, and I know he’s not satisfied with anything he’s done. And he’s going to keep working hard to improve. And his second year is an important year. You want to see that improvement. You want to see him working hard. You want to see him keep growing from the foundations he’s built in the community.”

Pretty powerful stuff.

Stick with Joe for more of Team Glazer’s take on Jameis and their influence on him.

27 Responses to “Joel Glazer Explains What Sold Him On Jameis”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Wow, nothing about lovie standing on table, or talking anyone into it???? sounds about right!!!!

  2. OneBuc55 Says:

    I never cried tears of joy but I came real close when we drafted Jameis Winston…It feels good to be able to watch the game on Sundays and know we have a shot to be anybody…Thanks Lovie for seeing thru the BS and drafting this kid…

  3. OneBuc55 Says:

    “Beat anybody”

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    What good is scoring 100 points on Offense if..the opposing offense scores 101? DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Just ask the Broncos. I love Jameis. But if having a slightly above average QB and a kick butt defense wins games? I’d take the slightly above average QB people and a mean Kick A.. defense.

  5. MadMax Says:

    Im with you Mike on that D. But heres where I am right now. If we’re not going after Ramsey, Bosa and Buckner are gone, then Im starting to think WR. Another WR like Treadwell will be a weapon. I want one of the other 3 first, but if its not possible, then giving JW one more weapon will be HUGE.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Today’s game doesn’t play into the defenses hands. It actually hinders it quite a bit. So I’d say the years of D wins championships are going to go by the way side sooner rather than later.

  7. gotbbucs Says:

    Or, Mike Johnson, you can have both. A defense that gets off the field is only worth having if you can score points. Hall of Fame worthy defenses rarely do it by themselves, we witnessed that first hand with this very team a decade and a half ago.

  8. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Mike Johnson Says:


    2013/2012 – Baltimore Ravens #12 defense (PPG)
    2012/2011 – NY Giants #25 defense (PPG)
    2010/2009 – N.O. Saints #20 defense (PPG)
    2008/2007 – NY Giants #17 defense (PPG)
    2007/2006 – Indy Colts #23 defense (PPG)

    All of these Super Bowl winners, just in the last 10 years, had GREAT QUARTERBACKS and decent defenses.

  9. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Now that’s what you call hittin’em across the head wit the insight stick right there Love.

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    Winston was always the Glazer’s pick, not incompetent Lovie Smith’s or lapdog Licht’s. That’s why it didn’t matter when it came to canning his incompetent arse at the end of the season. They weren’t going to let him hide behind the rookie QB. Kudos to team Glazer.
    Go Bucs.

  11. Architek Says:

    It’s crazy to think about this kind of gushing from a Glazer and thinking back now – the flag should’ve been up when they never endorsed Freeman like this.

    Man I tell ya – the devil is in the details.

  12. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Buc1987 Says:
    March 22nd, 2016 at 7:25 pm
    Today’s game doesn’t play into the defenses hands. It actually hinders it quite a bit. So I’d say the years of D wins championships are going to go by the way side sooner rather than later.
    No offense bro, but this is the most intelligent thing you have ever posted here, IMO.
    Much love and GO BUCS!!!

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Anybody can select a few great yrs. Look at the history of the game..DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Not offense. Don’t believe me. Look at the History. Not Your story.

  14. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Mike Johnson……………….AKA…………One luv.
    Give it a rest huh?

  15. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    You are a tool and a troll. Not that hard of a feat to pull off so don’t feel special

  16. I know why Says:

    Glazers never spoke strong on freeman??? Joe please post from 2013 or 2011 ownership words on freeman. They just cut and pasted freeman/Winston

    Speaking at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday, Glazer said ownership remains fully committed to quarterback Josh Freeman, pointing out several late defensive lapses that cost the Bucs during a 7-9 season marked by a December slide.

    “We still have great confidence in Josh,” Glazer said. “Quarterback is a critical position, but quarterbacks can’t do it alone. There are a few games you can look at last year when we were in a comfortable position and defensively, we may have let down.

    “Josh had some great moments last year – and some moments he’d like to have back. We want to take the pressure off of him defensively, and that’s what we’re working on. Nobody works harder than Josh Freeman, and he obviously has the talent. He threw for 4,000 yards and had a lot of big games. Let’s play some better defense and take some pressure off of him.”

  17. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    And btw…….40 times are for sprinters more than Football players. So a guy with Huge Instincts doesn’t get into a “sprinter’s stance” and get off the block right.?! Put a freaking man in front of him and see what he does. Geeeesh Underwear Football is great but put the flippin’ pads on and see what happens.

  18. cmurda Says:

    @ I know why. The words spoken in support of Freeman were done out of a politically correct, wing on a prayer basis from the Glazers. Winston played 1 year in which we only won 6 games and the Glazers are giving him an absolutely ringing endorsement. The confidence and respect for Winston is light years ahead of anything that Freeman had received.

  19. MonsGM Says:

    Mad Max

    I agree on taking a receiver but I think Doctson’s the guy. His catch radius is amazing. I think he will be the best receiver in this draft. Coleman has potential and could also be really good. Treadwell isn’t athletic enough to be elite in my opinion.

    I was never on board with Evans (wanted Aaron Donald prior to that draft) his lack of fundamentals drives me crazy. That said if he is a number 2 receiver my opinion would be different. He reminds me of a better Alvin Harper great as a 2 but subpar as a 1.

    Forget need in round 1 and draft the best available player. We made that mistake previously by not drafting Donald because we didn’t “need” a DT. Load up on defense after that

  20. MadMax Says:

    I’ll check him out MonsGM, thanks.

    I like Fuller too but really just havent delved deep into the WR’s yet. I know Pharoh Cooper more than any of them because Ive watched him every saturday as a Gamecock fan and figured we wouldnt need to spend a 1st on another WR right now. Especially when I think we could grab him in the 3rd or 4th.

  21. MadMax Says:

    Doctson it is. SOLD! Man what a pick that would be…..

  22. Daniel Says:

    @MadMax Says I’m all for drafting best available talent, especially in the top ten. As it’s looking now we have a chance to draft the most talented player on the board and fill a need. Vernon Hargreaves is the best cover CB and fearless attacks the run. Tell me why shouldn’t jump on this pick?

  23. MonsGM Says:


    Because he got dominated by Benjamin two seasons ago and Cooper took him deep as well. How much better is he than Alexander or the Houston cb? I don’t think that there is much difference between the 3.

    Personally I think Doctson and Rankins will be special players because they each have elite traits that should carry over to the next level. Both play positions that aren’t huge needs but in the first round go after someone that can turn into an elite player.

  24. MonsGM Says:


    I hadn’t seen the bleachers report article. Just makes me want the Bucs to draft him even more. Good stuff

  25. JTHV Says:

    Winston can rake in one helluva deal from Team Glazer if he continues on the road he’s on now. And if he does, he will also be a multiple championship QB.

  26. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Mike Johnson Says:
    March 22nd, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Anybody can select a few great yrs”

    It was half of the last decade. Times change. Rules change. The league clearly wants offense, as how they are shaping the foul calls. The Bucs only won a championship after hiring an OFFENSIVE coach.

  27. MadMax Says:

    You’re welcome Mons. It is good stuff for sure. Im glad I have some time off a few days from work to delve deeper in the WR options. I hope Licht is taking some serious notes about BPA and not passing on a HUGE weapon that JW3 could benefit from. I know we need D, but picking #9, after Ramsey, Buckner and Bosa falls off, Im just not feeling it. So then go WR. Get Jameis his next weapon.

    @Daniel, I like Vernon, but just not at #9. And we need safety help more than CB. Thats why I hope we can pull a blockbuster trade for Ramsey, but thats not likely to occur.