Feeling Great About Glanton

March 13th, 2018

Prideful Bucs GM Jason Licht

General manager Jason Licht was feelin’ it today at One Buc Palace at the official news conference about the old-already announcement that Mike Evans and Cameron Brate signed fat new contracts.

Licht explained how this is the Buccaneer way, drafting and signing young players (Brate was undrafted in 2014) and then grooming to be very productive and very wealthy when their initial contracts are finished.

Licht noted a near 50 percent bust rate leaguewide on first-round draft picks and expressed great pleasure in how hard Mike Evans has worked to not become another statistic (or the next Michael Clayton).

Also during the feel-good chatter, Licht acknowledged he’s pleased to bring back backup linebacker Adarius Glanton, who started four games last year and had more sacks (1) than Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander combined. Glanton has spent the last few years in a Bucs uniform after starting his career in Carolina.

And add Adam Humphries to the list of returning Bucs; he got a second-round tender in restricted free agency, which is worth about $3 million in 2018. That’s about five times what Humphries earned last season.

Lotta back slapping at One Buc Palace today. It’s all good, but now the Bucs have to win games with all this home-raised talent.

49 Responses to “Feeling Great About Glanton”

  1. Jeffbuc Says:

    Awesome we are bringing back a bunch of guys from a 5 win team. Can’t wait for next season. Going to be stellar

  2. ndog Says:

    Aaron Colvin CB gone to Texans another possible option gone!

  3. Thegregwitul Says:

    I’m hoping for McKinnon, a DT or DL and one more veteran secondary player. If Licht can hit on his picks I think the team could really be improved come next season.

  4. Hodad Says:

    What a dipstick, patting himself on the back, he should be trying to land a free agent. Thanks Glazers for keeping the gang that can’t shoot straight together.

  5. Drew aka q Says:

    Lmao improved with mckinnon… our o line couldnt run block for jack last season … what makes you think he could succeed here ???

  6. ndog Says:

    Prideful about what exactly? About the oline without any healthy guards, or is it about the dline with no defensive ends, or is it the dline with one defensive tackle, or is the lack of a quality kicker or is it the lack of a quality kick returner, or is it the lack of a second safety or is it the lack of a second cornerback, or is it the lack or a starting running back. I mean those are all easy to accomplish but to have that many holes on one team and still keep your job is pretty impressive and something he should be proud of.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    loooooser mentality from top down, feel bad for djax coming here and fans

  8. SCBucsFan Says:

    I think it best we just release the whole team and build with players suggested only by this message board

  9. mike10 Says:

    This feels like a North Korean military parade: A celebration of mediocrity.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    Glad Glanton and Humphries are coming back.
    Humphries is under appreciated around Tampa- He is a very dependable Slot reciever- and dependable is what a slot reciever is suppised to be!

    Glanton has Starter talent. Keep hoping the team wises up, and goes to a 3-4.
    Glanton would be on the field, and we’d have 4 great Starting LBers!

    Even better when we swap Noah Spence in, on passing downs!!

  11. Mike Johson Says:

    I told you all after Lovie dubbie was fired Koetter was not the right man. I’m still sayin that. And his alligiance to Pressbox Smitty is….an eye popper. After this losing season, Maybe the Glazers wil see the light?..or maybe not?

  12. Kobe Faker Says:

    Kobe is guessing that with MEME contract after 4 years, it is a precedent for the most important position and the most valuable player, Jameis winston to be paid end of this 4th year

    “You damn right”

    Antoine Winston

    “Kobe thinks outside the lines”

    Kobe Faker

  13. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    Does anyone else think it’s extremely EFFING odd that our GM is scheduling press conferences right IN THE MIDDLE of Free Agency Frenzy?!!? He should be working, digging, grinding…..anything. The press conferences can come later, in down time.

    And Jason, don’t grin ear-to-ear like picking the stud player of Mike Evans was so omniscient!? Any GM could’ve, and would’ve picked the studly Mike Eavns, and he would have been successful. Brate has been a nice 1/2 find by you, but c’mon. Get to work!! Press conferences come later.


    Go Bucs!

  14. JimmyJack Says:

    Capt Tim….Fully agree.

    I can’t believe fans cry about backups around here. Glanton played solid football when he was forced into action last season. He played better football, arguably, then half of our starters…..Ward, VHIII, Baker just to name a few.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    BBB……I don’t know how it works but I’m pretty sure all GMs are forced to do interviews by rule. Just like the post game interviews with coaches. I’m quite certain they aren’t just allowed to blow them off.

  16. SCBucsFan Says:

    JJ, I’m sure Licht was patting himself on the back and ignoring his GM duties for that minute and a half. I bet because of that a major FA signs somewhere else. I am also quite certain he is not allowed to use the bathroom at all tomorrow during the first day of free agency. Would want to be on the hopper and miss a big phone call.

  17. JJV Says:

    Licht ” We are close”
    Glazers”OK let’s roll with the same team,coaches, and plan this year and hope for the best”

  18. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:


    The press conference today was for the Evans & Brate signings, celebrate, talk, comment, etc. Any press conference, and I mean any, are set by the communications department AT THE BEHEST of the GM. Needs to be scheduled at any other time appropriate, for “patting one’s self on the back”. Not…in the middle of when one needs to improve the 32nd ranked defense, a 5-11 team in 2017, and Free Agents dropping like flies.

    He needs to get to work. (No doubts about the draft though, think he’ll ignore just about everybody, and go buck-(Barkley)-wild!

    Go Bucs!

  19. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    What much needed free agents were signed while he was busy praising himself for keeping a 5-11 team at status quo?


  20. JimmyJack Says:

    SCB…..Maybe you’re right…..If I know Joe he for sure is hiding in the bushes with his binoculars outside of One Buc waiting to report any free agent player walking through the door for an interview.

    Patiently waiting for any word and all we get is reports of intrest? No interviews? Maybe they are still evaluating.

  21. GhostofSchiano Says:

    24 hours from now will be very telling indeed. Does Licht hit a home run with a big FA signing……or does he hit a slow lazy infield fly? Pass the pepto, this is going to be a LOOOOOOOOOONG 24 hours.

  22. Waterboy Says:

    Sounds familiar to what we heard last season after re-signing Gholston, Conte and a few others. Hopefully Licht will continue to enjoy it this year because I’d be surprised to see him in his current position this time next season. He may remain in charge of the college drafting/scouting department but they can’t have him running the whole operation another season.

  23. Etze Says:

    But guys, we still have spare money we can give to JR Sweezy. Maybe Doug could use a pension!

  24. Bucnjim Says:

    I am as frustrated as anyone here but big name players (unless they play in the exact same system) can be a huge waste of money. Probably my all time favorite Buc Ronde Barber is a system player (maybe the best ever) but a system player just the same. Could he get the same results as a Jag bump and run CB? No! Same thing we experienced with Revis. Most players excel at a specific system that may NOT match up with what you are trying to do.

  25. Nick2 Says:

    Look I don’t care if they are big names or no names at this point. Can we please show the rest of the NFL that we are not happy with a 5 win season!!! The way that is done is to bring new players in from better teams. Yes I said it I know that raises expectations so don’t wince Jason!!!

  26. 813bucboi Says:

    Glanton was solid…..good resigning…..

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!…..GO BUCS!!!!!

  27. Waterboy Says:

    I honestly don’t care about wasting money at least swing the bat. If you miss that’s fine get rid of the guy and pull your big boy pants up and step back in the batters box. Don’t sit there and watch things happen. Just continue to structure contracts that pay out guaranteed money up front and allow the team to move on after a year or 2 if the guy doesn’t pan out.

  28. tmaxcon Says:


  29. BucHead101 Says:

    Some of you have know clue… Try to continue being a (fan) and pls don’t quit your day job…

  30. AlteredEgo Says:

    tmax…do you any links to the 2019 NFL draft ?

  31. Frank Pillow Says:

    I can argue about any of our own signings-but let’s not pretend this is a well run organization or that the GM can deliver on meaningful FAs or the HC/DC knows how to adapt and or integrate talent to scheme – vise/versa. Jason’s FA record is atrocious….but let’s all eat a W.

  32. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Ronde did it all. Don’t know of any bump and run Cb’s that produced 28 sacks.
    His instincts, toughness and talent made him great not the system.

  33. aussieBucfan Says:

    Ahhh yes the Green Bay Packers mentality of team building, don’t go after free agents and re sign your own.

    Only problem is we are a 5 win team so you are bringing back the same team with the same coaching staff but with a higher pay roll??

    Oh yeah and Green Bay have virtual wasted a top 5 talent by only winning one Super Bowl in that time but sure seems like a legit plan..

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    If he’s so good then why did they sign him to a min contract for a single year?

  35. Papa578 Says:

    Ummm, Mr Licht, do you ever give any deep thought as to why the top free agents aren’t flocking in to pocket the Glazers cash? Hmmm..
    Tip-toeing on razor blades you are.

  36. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    We are now five deep at LB…with three legitimate stars or rising stars in Beckwith’s case and two more potential NFL starters…certainly great backups!

    Glanton is a great re-signing. We’re so loaded it looks as if fan fave Joe Dirt better report in top shape and become a special teams monster. Hard not to root for old Joe.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I hope Joe Dirt makes it.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if some 3-4 linebackers are brought in as pass rushers.

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    I don’t know if Joe Dirt will make it not, but I do know that he left a ton of money sitting on the table by not embracing the Joe Dirt nickname. I don’t get why guys in Tampa sports hate nicknames. You had Doug Martin with his awesome name, the Muscle Hamster, and he hated it. The Bucs defense of the glory years never had a nickname, Sapp never had a nickname, not Brooks, not Alstott, not Lynch, no one.

    Serious question – and I’m guessing it’s obvious and not just coming to mind – but who is the last Buc to have a nickname that was embraced? The only thing that comes to mind is Richard Batman Wood. Who am I missing?

  39. adam from ny Says:

    was shock when glanton was gone…was very good in spot duty…bond was the inconsistent one

  40. Bob in Valrico Says:

    QB KILLA- Sapp
    Hardware-Hardy Knickerson
    A Train – Mike Alstott

  41. AKick'nTheBucNuts Says:

    BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:
    Does anyone else think it’s extremely EFFING odd that our GM is scheduling press conferences right IN THE MIDDLE of Free Agency Frenzy?!!? He should be working, digging, grinding…..anything. The press conferences can come later, in down time.

    And Jason, don’t grin ear-to-ear like picking the stud player of Mike Evans was so omniscient!? Any GM could’ve, and would’ve picked the studly Mike Eavns, and he would have been successful. Brate has been a nice 1/2 find by you, but c’mon. Get to work!! Press conferences come later.

    People, please re-read this post from BetterBuccin…. This is so spot on! Couldn’t have written it better myself.

    FO can’t see the team as a whole. Just bits n pieces.
    Happy to get 1 good guy signed and then celebrate instead of working to get the other 20 players we need.

  42. Getaclue Says:

    I think Aaron Lynch would be an under the radar signing that could reap dividends . He has the size to play with his hand on the ground at 6’6” 270 . Think he is a edge rusher that’s under rated that could be a steal

  43. FireJasonLicht Says:

    Why why why does this ass clown still have a job here? FIRE JASON LICHT FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING FOOTBALL!!

  44. Richbucsfan Says:

    Now this signing will put the Bucs over the top. Let’s get our Super Bowl plans ready. We should now have the greatest pass rush from this awesome blitzing LB. Whew, and to think I thought Licht would totally blow resigning vets.

  45. Travis Says:

    They can’t even make a splash with the cap that they got like what 61 mill left it’s gonna be the same results as last year

  46. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    I also struggled to come up with nicknames that stuck for the Bucs and can’t really remember any.

    Joe Dirt is funny though…I can’t remember his real name. LOL

    I do remember HK’s profile and his parents and Joe and siblings are already independently wealthy. He plays football for one reason. He loves it. That’s a big part of what makes me a fan. His mom was not happy with the nickname for her baby boy.

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    Bob – I think the only one that works there is A-Train, but lots of teams have guys named that – if at a national level you said A-Train people from different parts of the country would think of different people. QB Killa never caught on nationally, same with Hardy – no disrespect to either guy, but I mean someone who if you say a name everyone in the football world knows who they are. That’s why Doug Martin rejecting Muscle Hamster made no sense, he hates the name yet everyone knows who that is if they watch football. Joe Dirt is the same, obviously helped by having airtime on HBO.

    I think Batman Wood did have that level of fame once the Bucs made their playoff run in 79, but I was 4 so I don’t know – but watching NFL Films stuff makes it seem like he was well known with that nickname.

    StPeteBucsFan – Yeah, Riley’s mother didn’t like the name, which totally made it an even better name, much better than Fabio – which also could have caught on in a very very bad way. Anywho if Riley had watched Joe Dirt he’d know Joe Dirt was a loveable underdog who everyone wanted to see do well, it’s a perfect nickname for a guy who is trying to make it since no one nationally knows Riley, but they know that guy named Joe Dirt. Also Joe Dirt, in the movie, LOVED Autotrader, so you got an automatic endorsement deal ready to go… such an incredible missed opportunity. I get his mommy and daddy are loaded, but you can’t live off mommy and daddy forever. Embrace the name and then make it your own. I should do his marketing.

  48. Jeffbuc Says:

    Man at first I thought the Mike Evans contract was a bit high. But after seeing what guys who have less catches in there career than mike has in one season getting 30-40 million dollar contracts and Sammy Watkins getting $16 a year Allen Robinson fresh off an ACl surgery getting 14 million Mike Evans was a steal. He could have got 20 million a year if he would have hit free agency. What the heck is going on. Let’s sign the center from the ravens move Marpet back to guard get another guard like Sitton. Sign suh and a couple lower tier defensive ends and take it to the draft. And don’t forget McKinnon he is a beast. And given the chance I think he can be an every down back with barber coming in for goal line and short yardage. And we might be on to something.

  49. IsrBuc Says:

    Why do these guys need to sound like politicians?
    I think it’s a bad sign when a GM or a coach talks like a politician and tries to make fans ‘buy-in’ by mantras and shi* like that