Report: Team Glazer Inherits $4 Million From Lovie Deal

March 7th, 2016

team glazer, lovieThe spirited music and clinking schnapps glasses you hear are coming from One Buc Palace.

Lovie Smith got a new job, and per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, its terms mean Team Glazer will hold on to $4 million previously earmarked for Lovie

Rapoport Twittered, “Bucs owed Lovie Smith $10M over the next two seasons. Illinois pays Smith $2M in ’16 & ’17 ($21M over 6 years). #Bucs now owe Lovie $4M less.”

Does any of this convince the Bucs to pay Doug Martin more than they think they should? Joe sure hopes so.

The Bucs have more than $53 million in salary cap room for 2016, and now they have some unexpected green.

Joe really can’t stand all those who chatter about how the Bucs can’t and shouldn’t overpay Martin a little. Wake up, people.

26 Responses to “Report: Team Glazer Inherits $4 Million From Lovie Deal”

  1. Bird Says:

    Agreed. Throw in an extra million and give 5 mil guaranteed money to sweeten the pot. Man I hope they don’t blow this. Joe. I think the owners need to get involved with Doug Martin deal now , like you said in previous article. Hearing rumors about Dallas going after him and why wouldn’t he want to go to Dallas with best oline in NFL and play for America s team.

  2. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Sorry Joe, love me some Dougie, but he isn’t worth overpaying. 6.5 mil with 15 guaranteed on a 4 yr deal. That is the max.

  3. Tampa Tony Says:

    I’d hate to see Jameis without a running game…

  4. Coburn Says:

    As well as Jameis did play I did notice when he Martin didn’t have a good day he struggled. Not unexpected out of a rookie or possibly even a vet but we need to have that run game

  5. Spacebuc Says:

    Team Glazer will not get off their arse and Give Dougernaut any more than what the market will bear. If some other team overpays, Doug will be jettisoned faster than a poop bag from the space station.
    Sorry JBFs. At the end of the day it is still a business.
    Would love TG to show some loyalty, but it ain’t gonna happen

  6. BucFan20 Says:

    The people are awake. Joe is the one who is asleep. But then remember Joe was also the one begging for Johnny Manzel.

  7. Guzzie Says:

    Agreed if the bucs wanted Doug he’d already be signed I really don’t care if he leaves he’s got maybe 2 good seasons left the bucs won’t be able to make the playoffs for a couple more years anyways unless that talented defense of ours, yeah I’m joking, suddenly turns playoff caliber, jameis is great and all but there are 12 better QBs playing these days and 3 are in our division

  8. Bee Says:

    They shouldn’t and won’t overpay. After the debacle of a few years ago in FA I suspect ownership is watching! Let’s see what other teams are willing to pay Doug…

  9. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bucs should take that money saved on Lovie and spend it on..Dougie!! But..they won’t. CHEAPO’S! Somebody hear says Martin is not worth what he’s asking. Our Buc history shows..we’ve always taken that stance when it came to difference making playmakers. Thus solidifying our top ranking as.. Cellar dwellers. Hope Martin get the deal he’s after and straight up..terrorizes the Bucs. Serves us right.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    Lovie felt embarrassed, had to get a job to partially payback the Glazers for the incredible reach made on him.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Well, they have to spend the money somewhere.

    And a Dougie deal is close…closer than media outlets claim.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I don’t understand how the Glazers get the $4m relief.

    College games are not Pro Football, so technically he is not working in the same environment.

    Is this actually confirmed?

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Oh no…U used a dollar sign! I’m being moderated!

  14. LargoSamIM Says:

    Maybe you should wake up Joe(s) ! Martin had two very good years out of 4 the other two years were worse than miserable (even though Martin himself claimed he was healthy much of 2014). His two good years were both “prove it” years – his rookie year (2012) and his contract year (2015). What makes Joe(s) think that once Martin is paid he won’t tank again and shy away from contact like he did in 2014 ? Whatever Joe(s) thinks – it is certainly not a slam dunk that the Bucs should pay him the big $$ ! So don’t, per usual, belittle those with a different opinion than yours, Joe(s)…. after all, its only football….

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    You realize…if the Bucs suck this year…all of you will blame Koetter for losing Doug…if it happens.

    I want you all to remember…Jason Licht is the one doing the negotiating here. Koetter is completely hands off.

    I know how you people like to blame coaches for the things GMs screw up.

  16. BUC55 Says:

    JOE needs to wake up!!!!!

    Losers overpay. See Cowboys, Redskins etc….

  17. Another J Says:

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Logan Mankins has decided to retire, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

    Mo Money!

  18. Howard Cosell Says:

    This is great news for ManU

  19. salish_seamonster Says:

    This extra money has nothing to do with paying Doug Martin.

    I believe Martin will resign once he sees what his market is and realizes the Bucs were offering fair money. This is why you don’t overpay. When he wants 8 million and noone else wants to pay over 5 million, by Joe’s logic we should just pay him 11.8.

    As good as Doug was last year, it’s iffy that it will continue… and you can get highly productive running backs later in the draft or even undrafted. I still want Doug back, and will be disappointed if he’s not, but it’s not the end of the world.

  20. unbelievable Says:

    This money had nothing to do with Martin.

    Coach’s salary is not part of the salary cap guys, cmon now.

  21. unbelievable Says:

    Sorry Salish didn’t see your post.

  22. Mike Johnson Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai….Koetter should be blamed if we lose Doug Martin. He is the new golden boy Head coach right? We blamed Lovie for everything. So lets blame Koetter as well. He can’t hide behind his OC status anymore. He’s responsible for the who burrito now. And Just..tus..for all.

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    licht….go out and get some quality starting FA’s before they are all gone….GO BUCS!!!!

  24. salish_seamonster Says:

    Mike Johnson… You’re commentary is garbage. Lovie got blamed for the things he was responsible for, and was fired for it. Simple as that. If you think it was racially motivated, I highly recommend dropping the crack pipe and heading to rehab. And now, Koetter is our new head coach. He will be held to the same standards as Lovie, perhaps higher because there is no rebuilding. The expectation is immediate improvement. Please take your windbaggery elsewhere.

  25. satchseven Says:

    no rebuilding what drugs are you on? guy that roster has huge holes in it. what was racially motivated was the unwarranted hate for lovie by the fan base. if you know nfl football you know that is a flawed roster that is two good drafts away. why do you think the talking heads said lovie got hosed

  26. salish_seamonster Says:

    ^^ The talking heads said he got hosed because they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

    The Bucs roster is no more flawed than average, mostly on defense. Add a few guys in the draft, free agency, and better coaching and this team should compete for a playoff spot. I don’t see any reason why not. NO REBUILDING.