Team Glazer: “There Is A Multi-Year Plan”

March 29th, 2019

Team Glazer talks to Joe

During this week’s annual blogger-to-billionaire-family chat, Joe brought a more simplistic approach to the line of questioning lobbed at Team Glazer.

The Gerald McCoy Q&A is linked here, but this post contains Joe’s opening lines of interrogation. If a fan comes up to you and simply asks, “What’s the plan with Bruce Arians? What’s the overall plan here going forward with the coach?’ What is your answer?

Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer: Bruce has a plan. And the plan is quite simple: he’s got a great staff that has come in, he’s got a plan looking forward, he’s got a good plan for this year. Like any other coaching staff, it’s year-by-year with a little eye to the future.

Joe: Not every team is on a Super Bowl, this-is-our-year kind of thing. And it sort of feels that way with the Bucs, that they need to make a step first before they are ready to hit a Super Bowl. Do you feel like there’s a two-year plan here? Is there any way to sort of put that out to fans?

Glazer: I think if you look at our team, we’ve got a lot of young players. We have pieces we need to add. I think all teams in the NFL feel like they need to add some pieces. But, you know, that’s one thing about the NFL: every year there’s seven new teams that end up in the playoffs. And that’s the great thing about the National Football League. In any given year, any team can compete. And we feel we have team that can compete. Again, like everybody, we feel like we need to add some pieces. But that’s part of the draft coming up; we feel we’ll add some good players. But there’s no question, there is a plan, a multi-year plan, but it starts with this year and the team we have.

Simple questions and sort of simple answers, unless you want to read between lines on what’s here and what’s not.

Joe found it a little interesting that Team Glazer didn’t mention America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, in these answers. Overall at the NFL Owners Meetings this week, Joe found Bucs officials to be very team-focused and maybe not as Jameis-focused as some might think when it comes to the face-of-the-franchise position.

Joe believes the clean slate in place for all Bucs is a two-way street. Pre-Arians performance won’t mean squat on September 1, and it certainly will be meaningless come January. And that includes the fifth-year starting quarterback.

Plenty more to come from Team Glazer in the coming days.

50 Responses to “Team Glazer: “There Is A Multi-Year Plan””

  1. DBS Says:

    There is always a plan until? Then the early draft talk starts. After all they are the Bucs for a reason.

  2. T REX Says:


    They are garbage owners. They peaked in 2002. Down hill ever since. Tampa is the place where coaches go to die.

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    So what happened with the last 5 sure fire plans that have failed miserably? why should I or anyone for that matter be convinced this plan won’t fail considering the epic failures the glazers and this franchise have been for nearly two decades. why is this the magical year the fools finally get it. please enlighten me delusional ones… if you are a true believer, i will let you in on a secret, there is some kick arse deals on Ocean Front Property east of Fort Collins, CO check it out…

    here is some geography help for Gator Fan, Polk County residents and Bonzi

  4. The Fighting Schiano’s Says:

    T REX,

    Fire the Glazers? This isnt Green Bay chief. They’re the owners.

  5. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Plan? Like a 12-15 yr plan? Glazers are winning by just cashing checks and then putting this crap on the field

  6. bucsfaninchina Says:

    The Glazers plan is working out just great. They have a product that without the least amount of effort greatly appreciates year over year. Think these guys care about winning on the field? They’ve already won.

  7. Tom S. Says:

    “And that’s the great thing about the National Football League. In any given year, any team can compete.”

    Except that the Bucs haven’t been in the playoffs in 11 straight years due to these doofuses who happen to be the worst owners in professional football and the shining example of where nepotism gets you.

    Who knew Malcom’s silver-spoon-children would use all that good education they were gifted to combine to be so incompetent at managing a sports franchise when Malcolm was so good at it?

  8. Steven007 Says:

    ME just restructured his contract to give the Bucs some cap space. Good on him.

  9. T REX Says:

    @ Schiano

    Sigh…that’s the joke isn’t it…we can’t fire them but they should be.

  10. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Stephen loves to read between the lines

  11. Loyaltotheend Says:

    Probably didn’t mention Jameis as he embarrassed them by lying to the team and owners and coaches

    Whether you wanna believe it or not Jameis is on a do or die contract

    54 starts, he’s out of excuses and needs to play well consistently and show he’s a #1 overall pick type of player because of Bruce and friends can’t do it he’s just an average turnover prone qb

  12. fantasy god Says:


    Licht needs to be fired for not understanding the compensatory picks formula. By signing our 4th free agent (Shaq Barrett), he essentially lost a 3rd or 4th round comp pick in 2020. As a result of that signing we now have 4 qualifying free agents signed and 4 qualifying free agents lost. I’d love if you wrote an article on how inept our GM is that he doesn’t understand compensatory pick formula. He could have googled it for 30 minutes and understood that by signing 4 and losing 4 qualified players to free agency that he gave away the Kwon comp pick. If we didn’t sign even one of Pinion, Perriman, Barrett, or Bucannon then we’d have a 2020 3rd or 4th rounder. So can easily be argued Licht’s incompetence lost use a mid round pick in 2020 for just a slight punter upgrade. Guy needs to go.

  13. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:


    I did not know that. Wow!


    Did you happen to see the numbers of his restructured contract and how much cap space it’s saving us? Gerald better be next

  14. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:


    How about an article on what fantasy god commented? Maybe one on potential free agents still out there for us to sign? It is Bucs related so it should interest you and Warrant an article
    Joe has written previously how Joe has little interest in the compensatory pick obsession held by a sect of fans. First, the complete picture on the process is a little fuzzy, regardless of what anyone may tell you. Second, Kwon Alexander might land on IR to start this season, which could change things. Third, a 2020 compensatory draft pick won’t do squat this season, so it’s far off Joe’s radar. Fans might want to cheer for comp picks, but Joe finds that fans typically prefer wins and sacks and tackles. If Shaq Barrett has five sacks as a rotational guy and is a beast on special teams, Joe would much prefer that than, say, a late fourth-round pick in 2020.

  15. Tom S. Says:

    These incompetent children follow the lead of a meathead scout who in addition to butchering any chance of a compensatory pick as mentioned above also botched a RFA tender to “Sackless” George Johnson, which is just unheard of, then gave Detroit a 5th round pick for the trouble where Penn State Safety Adrian Amos was available and would sign a 4 yr/36 million dollar contact this offseason after 4 years as the starting safety for the Bears.

    But it’s not like the Bucs have had a revolving door at safety lately or the meathead blew 5 million dollars of Glazer Baby cash on a wasted season from TJ Ward or anything…

  16. straightcashhomey Says:


    It is not merely the number of free agents signed in a plus or minus fashion. Forget “qualifying” as the be all and end all.

    The size of the contracts signed for our DEPARTING free agents, has a sh!tload to do with the formula, see Eagles and Patriots for past 5 years examples.

    We signed 4 for freaking peanuts COMPARED to how much our departing free agents signed for with their new teams. There’s your formula. Hump and Kwon likely get us at least one (probably) 4th rounder minimum. Hopefully 2 4th rounders if we’re ultra lucky.

  17. 813bucboi Says:


    good info….


  18. FlroidaGirl Says:

    Draft the QB of the future at #5

  19. BuccOff Says:

    3 million?!?!? Of his $20 mill salary?!?!?! To only create $2.4 mill in cap space?!?!!? WTF are we doing here?? He’s got a $20 mill salary, and we’re only going to go to ALL the effort, to create $2.4 mill in new cap space?!

    There WON’T be a “good explanation”. Just their rationale. Man the Glazers have a massively oppressive stranglehold on the books. Insert vomit noise.

  20. AlteredEgo Says:

    LOL…crock of BS spin….

  21. Not there yet Says:

    Based on those questions why would you find it interesting he didn’t mention Winston? He didn’t mention any players, he mentioned young players and nothing about veterans which kind of suggests you know what they bring but the unknown with this team is what kind of production you will get from the young guys. Very odd your looking for some clues into Winston with that line of questions

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    There were only FOUR WORDS in that interview that meant a danged thing …

    Quote … ‘BRUCE HAS A PLAN!” … Unquote.

    Notice that Joel Glazer didn’t say “We have a plan”. Also notice that he didn’t say “Jason Licht has a plan”.

    He said: Quote … ‘BRUCE HAS A PLAN!” … Unquote.

    No need to overthink it. And no need to think that Bruce will share that plan with you, me or with any of the 31 other NFL teams. Just trust that …


  23. buddy Says:

    Hopefully the “Multi year plan” is for TEAM GLAZER to sell the team to a better ownership group. They by far are worst owners in all of professional sports.
    Joe can you name another??

  24. Steven007 Says:

    Dirk, 813, I heard he’s taking 3 million as a roster bonus this year which will give us that much extra cap space apparently. Every little bit helps I suppose.

  25. 813bucboi Says:


    your right…every little bit helps…..

    maybe they’ll sign mo claiborne now….or ziggy….


  26. 813bucboi Says:

    im glad that mike did it….shows he’s for the team and wants to win….

    with that said, he shouldve been the last person they came to for a restructure…..they shouldve restructured brate….or GMC…or LVD….

    but it is what it is….makes me root for mike even more…..

    maybe i missed it but i dont recall the “face of the franchise” GMC restructuring……


  27. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Joe, I appreciate the response as it was informative and saucy(love when the joes get saucy). To be clear, I have no obsession with compensatory picks. I do have an obsession, however, with all things Bucs and this falls under that category.

  28. Steven007 Says:

    813, I was thinking the same thing regarding the other guys. not being in their tax bracket I don’t really understand why, if you’re going to get the money anyhow, you wouldn’t mind getting it as a roster bonus as opposed to divying it out throughout the year. First world problems.

  29. Defense Rules Says:

    Glad that ME13 ‘restructured’, but that still only gets us up to a little over $5 mil right now. Not even enough to sign our draft picks yet. On looking at Spotrac, it seems quite likely that 1 of 4 Bucs will be released (but possibly re-signed for less $$$) after the draft because they have no dead Cap impact: (1) GMC … $13 mil; (2) LVD … $9.75 mil; (3) Dotson … $4.8 mil; (4) Gholston … $3.75 mil. Pretty sure that LVD & Dotson are safe.

  30. Buc believer Says:

    Yes their “plan” is to fool us on a yearly basis so we keep giving them money and letting them stay rich! Just like their Daddy had a plan… Buy low income trailer parks and rent them way over priced to hard up people and when that worked well duplicate.

  31. fantasy god Says:

    Straight Cash Homie:

    I could write an essay on the comp pick formula. You are partially correct. But point is the values of contracts gained and lost only matters for determination of picks being in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, or 7th round. However, you don’t get ANY COMP PICKS at all if your qualifying fee agents lost (4) is the same number as your qualifiing free agents signed (4). Brice doesn’t factor in as he was a non-tendered RFA. Gabbert was cut so also don’t factor in. Point being if someone doesn’t sign Grimes or Conte to any sort of deal before the 2nd Tuesday after NFL draft, then Bucs get no comp picks in 2020. The formula is not rocket science and is fairly simple to learn in an hour of research on the web if you use good sources and do your homework.

  32. JimmyJack Says:

    Bruce has got a plan baby!!!!!

    First he gonna get this team playing good football.

    My guess is he accomplishs this the old old fashioned way. Good ole hard work.

    If you are superstitious like I am that means we gotta work harder too. Hard work rubs off on others and if we all do our part it will spread it’s way right into One Buc Place.

    So got your asses off your lazy asses and get humpin it. And no crying about heat. That does nothing but spread bad energy……..If you can’t hack it we are better off without you.

  33. The Buc Realist Says:


    Why did you not ask Mr. Glazer if they were going to push to be on Hard Knocks??????? With all this scary talent that has been held back (so you have told in so many articles) And with one of the most “perfect coaches” “your words from many jan articles”!!! No first-year head coaches on Hard Knocks. That’s the rule, though any team could beg the NFL to get in. –Joe

    Surely they want to promote and display this explosion of success!!!!! and since hard knocks is not a “distraction”, but good for a team, it needs to be asked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Doctor Stroud Says:

    You didn’t let Team Glazer finish. They later said: “Look, the multi-year plan is to pay coaches and players vast sums of Glazer loot and then cut them with multiple years remaining on their contracts. And, we will do this year in and year out for multiple years, hence the “multi-year” plan, get it? That’s just how we roll!”

  35. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe I love your response about the compensary picks. My thoughts are exactly the same. The obsession fans have about compensary picks is a mystery to me. I have tried to figure them out before but it cost me many nights of sleep with no results to show for.

  36. Fantasy god Says:

    2017 alone saw James Conner, Marlon Mack, and Aaron Jones and all 3 were comp picks. Point is yes comp picks don’t help bucs in 2019 but more dart throws matters (ask patriots) and unless grimes or conte snags a deal in next 5 weeks then bucs get none yet again when this was the year they finally could have gotten a couple decent ones by losing good players to big contracts elsewhere . Kwon was likely a 3 or 4 and jump was a 4 or 5. As a bucs fan I ask myself was an upgrade to pinion from anger worth losing one of those extra picks. I highly doubt it. Sad state of franchise that Licht is so clueless. #innocentbruce

  37. JimmyJack Says:

    Fantasy good you are wrong
    Some of these players we signed might not make it through Training Camp which changes everything. There are tons of other factors that change the comp picks too.

    You make hood points but Joe’s is better. If you don’t get comp picks it’s because you got good players.

    Good players are better then picks. Not debatable.

  38. JimmyJack Says:

    Also are you really a fantasy god?

    Ifso please come back on Labor Day and tell me who to draft. Please.

  39. Bangkok Buc Says:

    “that’s one thing about the NFL: every year there’s seven new teams that end up in the playoffs. And that’s the great thing about the National Football League. In any given year, any team can compete.”

    Yeah…except the Bucs because of you d bag owners

  40. The Buc Realist Says:

    “No first-year head coaches on Hard Knocks. That’s the rule, though any team could beg the NFL to get in. –Joe”

    That is an exemption that a team could waive, if they wanted to do so!!!!!!!!! Like the dolphins did in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No first-year head coaches on Hard Knocks. That’s the rule, though any team could beg the NFL to get in. –Joe

  41. Relate Says:

    Joe , you ask dumb questions
    You’re right. What’s the plan? That’s a terrible question!–Joe

  42. Fantasy god Says:

    I am a fantasy god. My League’s draft is in Vegas each year. Defending champ and won 6 figures on fanduel last year. I think very highly of myself the rest of my league days.

  43. Issaic haggins Says:

    What was he saying about not every team and the Super Bowl ????
    You have a fifth year Qb and a full cap , what is he referring to ???? Why would that even come out of his mouth , your talking about your team ,,,, well I will tell you why !!! Look at the record since Malcolm passed !!! Top Down and Lost !!! Really really lost and they just are not trying to win a Super Bowl every year !!!

  44. Fantasy god Says:

    Says *

  45. JimmyJack Says:

    Why are you even talking about Hard Rocks. Get real dude.

    Nobody cares about the 2017 Buccaneers.

    BTW Bruce would eat and destroy Hard Rocks. Then Proceed to win with his team like he always does.

  46. BuccOff Says:

    Whackadoo’s out here…

  47. Destinjohnny Says:

    It’s a good experiment let’s see if a coach can win with an awful gm

  48. D1 Says:


    You say you could write an essay about comp picks. I’m curious about how you’ve been able to get that information. I don’t see the NFL publishing anything that specific and many insiders claim that the process is complicated and they don’t know all that goes into the formula. How did you become more knowledgeable on the subject than some GM’S?

  49. BigMacAttack Says:

    I know for a fact that the Glazers are huge fans and love football. They hate losing and want to win badly. They’ve made many mistakes starting with booting Chucky, all in hopes of improving the franchise. I don’t know if they’re snakebit or incompetent, probably both. But they 100% want to win or they wouldn’t keep changing staffs. There are worse owners in the NFL. I don’t agree with many of their decisions but I believe they’re trying to make it better. They gave Derp more than enough time when most of us wanted him gone a year ago. The sad thing for fans is they make money win or lose. I love the Bucs but their not getting another dime from me until they finally build the winner they’ve promised to us year after year. I think their biggest mistake was not divorcing themselves from the team and hiring a retired Football Zsar to oversee all operations including the GM and Head Coach.

  50. Dan Says:

    When loosing owners tell you they know a guy who has a plan you can be sure it’s about to get to 4-12 around here pretty quick