“A Couple Of Things That Stand Out”

April 4th, 2019

Buccaneers co-owner Joel Glazer talks to JoeBucsFan.com

Team Glazer has had weeks to observe and evaluate its high-profile offseason hire, head coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

Joe asked Team Glazer what they’re seeing and feeling from Arians last week during the annual fat-cat-to-fat-sportswriter chat at the NFL Owners Meetings in Phoenix.

JoeBucsFan.com: Bruce Arians has been on the job about 80 days. I think he’s your eighth head coach. What are your impressions, what stands out, what makes him unique?

Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer:  I think a couple of things that stand out. No. 1, it’s the way he interacts with people. I mean, you see how he can affect people when he’s just dealing with people 1-on-1, so you can see how that can translate to dealing with players. The way he looks at football or thinks about football jumps out. And really, his leadership style, his leadership style with different types of groups of people. So I think you put it all together and you can see why he’s had success throughout his career.

Joe liked the answer from Glazer. Frankly, he’s got so much experience with new head coaches that Joe finds the early impressions of Arians meaningful and telling.

Leadership is typically overrated when it comes to players, but not with coaches. Joe hears Glazer talking about Arians’ leadership style and ability to affect people quickly, and Joe immediately thinks that’s something Glazer would not have said about the Bucs’ last four head coaches when they were hired.

That’s a fantastic start.

50 Responses to ““A Couple Of Things That Stand Out””

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    That is a “fantastic start”!!!!!!! One would say a “fresh start”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But it rings familiar?????? Like it was said, some time ago???????????

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its another Famous and much requested, “Realist Repost”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    July 16th, 2018 at 10:39 am

    name anyone else that has had 5 good games in a row!!!!!!! And you are wasting time with this joe!!!!!! Jw3 is going to get the coaches and gm fired after the year, then the new coaches and gm will be told to “fix” jw3 and to sell the fans on a “fresh start”!!!!!!!!

    The “real” fans want the world famous JBF confidence poll for JW3!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. NotTheRealist Says:

    If you post enough, you can have a repost a day on any topic under the sun.

  3. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:

    Ira and The Buc Realist keep this site alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love it!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!

  4. diddler Says:

    Terrible owner/s. Culverhouse 2.0.

  5. Sport Says:

    One thing that should make the Licht Haters happy, is that this coaching staff is the last he will hire for the Buccaneers.

  6. SenileSenior Says:

    I can’t have a repost a day because I don’t archive my posts for later reposting.
    If Arians can bring the Buccaneers back to a winning culture (by winning more games and having championship teams) he will have seemingly performed a miracle.
    Tampa Bay has a very small base of hard core football fans. That is just the reality.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    The Buc Realist

    my man, you do realize that Jameis is the most important player in bucs history and 3rd most talented behind selmon and sapp….

    you are right about most things but you are missing the boat on Jameis…. The only way bucs every win another playoff game is if jameis is successful bucs will be contracted from the league in 10 to 12 years when the NFL is no longer recipients of HUGE tv deals. Network business model is as dead as radio it’s just a matter of time…. young people don’t watch sports, young people don’t watch network tv… the writing is on the wall. No one is too big to fail so you better hope jameis gets it right before the NFL’s number one charity case the bucs are eliminated from the league. and make no mistake about it a small market team with a tiny fanbase, crappy attendance and piss poor ratings will be first to go…

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    SenileSenior Says:
    April 4th, 2019 at 10:12 am
    If Arians can bring the Buccaneers back to a winning culture

    so help me out here pal… I have been a bucs fan since 78 and I’d really like you to remind me when this “Winning Culture” existed. Team has 2 good seasons in 42 Gruden’s glory year and McKay’s only good year… Bucs have NEVER had a winning culture nor have they ever competed consistently so once again I ask when or where is this Winning Culture you mention. Bucs were pretenders under dungy the clown. They never had a chance with his piss poor game day management and 3rd grade offense… bucs have never had a winning culture and have never won consistently so if BA can pull that off he will be the first and the Savior of this minor league franchise.

    a team with 6 playoff wins in it’s 42 year history has never had a winning culture that being said I’ll gladly take a 1/4 of what your smoking if you disagree….

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    How about an article about how the Glazers have MISSED on every hire they have made from day 1.

    Yes, they bought a super bowl with the gruden trade but every single hire they made has been a bust starting with dungy the clown. He wasted sapp for 6 years. Whyce set up dungy’s defense yet the clown combination of mckay and dugny still could not put an offense on the field. That combo never competed nor won anything… pretenders never contenders.

    Gruden never won another meaningful game after super bowl so that was a quick fix for nothing more than a one hit wonder label. At least he was able to clean up dungy the clowns mess quickly and salvage one good year.

    dominick and raheem combination were setup to fail and never stood a chance with the glazers more concerned with Man U debt than fielding a respectable product. Then comes big meanie Schiano to clean up the party atmosphere. he was ran out of town for doing exactly what he was hired to do toughen up those pansy arses and instill discipline.

    My personal favorite the living in the failed past PR stunt which gave ignorant bad character lovie smith friends and familly FULL control right after publicly witnessing him destroy Chicago’s roster with bad trades, bad contracts and running more coordinators than any coach in league history. Like his mentor dungy the clown Lovie too was handed a great defense and hall of fame players in Chicago and choked….

    Koetter hire made sense but the dude just is not head coaching material…

    So given the fact the glazers have never made a good hire and the bucs have never competed at a NFL level consistently why should I buy the load of crap this off-season.

  10. Tony Says:

    If the Glazers we’re to sell that team to somebody who cares then that team will probably start to turn around. Maybe not right away but they need somebody other then the Glazers up there. They’re holding that team back. They only care about Manchester United. So just sell the Bucs to somebody who’s gonna care about them & then go focus on Manchester United. No way a team should be rebuilding this long.

  11. Joe Says:

    How about an article about how the Glazers have MISSED on every hire they have made from day 1.

    Well no, because that would be inaccurate.

  12. Tony Says:

    Part of the reason nobody really goes to the games anymore is because they realize the Glazers don’t really care about the team. Just the $$$$. They don’t really put much effort into them. They probably figure they can just watch the game at home instead of paying for everything at the games. This team miraculously went down the toilet right after they won the super bowl & haven’t been the same since.

  13. Tony Says:

    Jason Licht is part of the problem, too! He’s nothing special. You just pass on Derwin James when he was sitting in their lap?

  14. Tom S. Says:

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

    The Glazers welcome BRUCE ARIANS to Tampa! I’m sure it will be a long and successful stint, just like all of the other coaches the Glazer Babies have trotted out. If there is a successful ownership group/GM combo it’s this one.

    Hint: Maybe it’s not the coaching.

  15. tmaxcon Says:

    Well no, because that would be inaccurate.

    well I am convinced now Bonzi and Joe are one in the same…

    Not a single meaningful win in 16 years is not proof enough…. dungy failed no other franchise on planet earth celebrates 500 football with no chance in the playoffs pr more laughably calls them glory years. so please enlighten bonzi who was the hire they go right. dungy was a feel good story not a good hire the results of the rest speak for themselves… again please help with this good hire

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    one super bowl that expired 16 years ago is not a lifetime free pass… gruden sucked after super bowl so that was a one year wonder not a good hire…

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Going to get the Glazers out of the decisionmaking and stick with cheerleading

    They want to pullup their sleaves and get in there and be involved


    Glazer boys actually think Dumb Gump is actually drafting well

    Only way this team ever bececomes successful is to hire a President and he will pick the GM and HC…

    Mark Kobes Words…We will be the worst team in the NFL (miami doesnt count. This year they want to lose every game)”

    Kobe Faker

  18. SOEbuc Says:


    “You just pass on Derwin James when he was sitting in their lap?”

    What would Derwin James be doing in Mike Smith’s ridiculous secondary, though? I know Vita began to bulldoze toward the end of the year.

  19. 813bucboi Says:


    why do you keep reposting something that you were wrong about….lol….winston did not get the coaches and GM fired…..

    licht is still here….

    dirk got canned because he wasnt/isnt HC material…..
    smitty got fired because of his trash defense……

    back to back 5win season proves the HC didnt know what the hell he was doing and couldnt develop anything except for pass catchers…..

    dirk’s job was to develop winston and he failed…..BA’s job is too fix the TEAM…..something dirk and smitty failed to do….


  20. Anonymous Says:

    Kobe you’re by far the dumbest poster on this site. What’s up with u and tmax spending your whole life bashing a team you supposably love? I can only imagine what you guys are like in real life. True, uneducated, inbred Floridians.

    Hey at least tmax’s opinion of McCoy is coming to fruition. Even if it’s 6 years later.

    The 2019 season will unveil truths to Kobe that real fans already knew.

  21. Buccernutter Says:

    Kobe is by far the dumbest fan of the dumbest fan base in sports.

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    Finally a no non-sense, fireball HC and staff that has a legit NFL record with the Bucs since Gruden. Not gonna have your mommy’s to wipe your tushe’s like Koetter and Lovie. TIME TO TURN THAT MUSH INTO MUSCLES!!!

  23. JimmyJack Says:

    Dungy is a HOF idiot……..BTW there is already a article about some of of old forgotten coaches………Go over there with your irrevelant posts, which is basically all of em.

  24. tmaxcon Says:


    hall of fame is a joke. it matter when people were enshrined based on accomplishments not feel good stories.

  25. Lord Cornelius Says:

    This team has been a failure because of horrific personnel management and horrific coaching hires from 2009-now. Primarily on the defensive side of the ball by far.

    I pray as a fan for the sake of our franchise that the biscuit isn’t stale, and that the biscuit is going to coach the gump out of Licht, and him/Bowles will truly flip this sh1t defense and sh1t defensive culture we have had for over 10 years now.

    Realist’s stats were super intriguing to me when laying out defensive PPG rankings given up since 2009. I wanted to look at the era before Winston vs after.


    Bucs defense on average ranked 22.8 in PPG given up.

    Bucs offense on average ranked 25th in scoring and 23rd in yardage from that same period of time.

    2015-2018 Winston era

    Bucs defense on average has ranked 23.5 those 4 years – so actually WORSE than the Dominik/Schiano/Rah phase.

    However – the offense has ranked 17th in points scored and 9th in yardage over this 4 year stretch with WInston.

    It’s not the QB people. Sure if we had Andrew Luck / Aaron Rodgers we probably win more games but we saw even Rodgers can lose a lot of games with a bad overall roster and team around him.


    We shouldn’t need to rely on our QB basically pulling off what Mahomes did last year to win/be a playoff team. That’s flukey as f*ck to rely on.

    Also KC defensive stats were bad but they were up huge on teams a lot and playing soft prevent and giving up garbage scores. Their defense was a lot better than the stats indicated. Also had that insane game with the Rams where there was like 3 entire games worth of scoring lol

  26. JimmyJack Says:

    The Glazers have always aimed for the Big Fish canidates to hire as HC.

    They have wiffed several times and been stood up at the alter a few. That got their man twice.
    First time was Gruden. Now it’s Bruce!!!

    If you don’t get a bit excited to see what BA can bring you just dont got a pulsebeat of a Buccaneers fan.

  27. tmaxcon Says:


    ma’am I have earned the right to be pissed off. I have spent ten of thousands of dollars on tickets, merch, flights to watch these fools embarrass themselves and the sport of football. I have given them the benefit of the doubt year after year and every year it’s nutpunched by week 4 then draft talk by week 10 so who is the delusional one me with history on his side or you with your head in some safe space hoping your this is the magical year these morons figure it out…. you are not a better fan because you have low standards and accept losing with a smile! One could argue the better fan is the pissed off fan… the apathetic fan does perfectly fit a McCoy captained defense though….

  28. Kobe Faker Says:

    “First steps to a successful turnaround winning franchise…

    angry posters”

    Kobe Faker

  29. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “First steps to a successful turnaround winning franchise…

    angry posters”

    Kobe Faker


  30. tmaxcon Says:


    do me a favor name me one other coach in nfl history who had generational superstars in Manning and Sapp yet still managed a CAREER LOSING RECORD WHEN IT MATTERS MOST THE PLAYOFFS

    please name me one coach that had the luxury of so many hall of famers and still crapped the bed in the post season… dungy is a joke and the hall of fame is a joke for enshrining him based on popularity versus actual accomplishments but hat tip to ira for a world class sales job.

    i’ll understand if all you got is HE IS A HALL OF FAMER IDIOT…. I have low expectations for your answer.

  31. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “Leadership is typically overrated when it comes to players”. Please tell me you don’t seriously believe that Joe. That’s akin to saying that the leadership displayed by players like Sapp & Brooks & Lynch had no impact on the Bucs’ team of the Dungy & Gruden era. Or that studs like Ray Lewis & Brian Urlacher were inconsequential. Field leadership is CRITICAL to winning teams.

    @tmaxcon … ” Jameis is the most important player in bucs history and 3rd most talented behind selmon and sapp”. What? You’re comparing Jameis to 2 Hall of Fame
    players elected on the 1st ballot after FOUR years as the QB of a mediocre team and saying he’s the next best? Apparently another HOFer named Derrick Brooks doesn’t count? Let’s let Jameis actually ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING FIRST … such as LEADING HIS TEAM TO A WINNING SEASON … BEFORE anointing him as a savior.

    @Kobe … “Only way this team ever bececomes successful is to hire a President and he will pick the GM and HC”. That’s EXACTLY what the Glazers did Kobe when they hired Coach Arians. BA will transition to the ‘President’ job in probably 2 max 3 years IMO, and then Todd Bowles will take over as HC. Licht will keep his job IF he listens to BA (cross him & the Licht goes out). BA knows full well that it’ll take 2-3 years to turn this Pirate Ship around. He might say he’s not rebuilding, but I’ll bet you that the 53-man roster come September has less than 60% of the players on it who we ended last season with.

  32. Buccernutter Says:

    Step 2

    Comment something negative everyday for a decade on a blog about a team that you love.

  33. Arian Nation Says:

    Dungy and Lovie may have sucked but they never uttered a bad word.

    Instead of the Buccaneers they were coaching the Virgin ears.

    The mascot would be an effeminate pirate with his hands over his ears.

  34. diddler Says:

    Buccernutter Says:
    April 4th, 2019 at 11:38 am
    Kobe is by far the dumbest fan of the dumbest fan base in sports.

    ^^^You just called yourself dumb calling someone else dumb. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Kobe’s got some good takes. Haven’t seen a good one from you Buccernuttonhisface

  35. diddler Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    April 4th, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    ^^^HAHAHA Bowles would be a terrible head coach. Did you watch the Jets at all? Dood you do not want this guy running the show. Even his defenses are suspect.

    This administration is a nightmare from top to bottom.

  36. Buccernutter Says:

    Wow another example of how dumb this fan base is. 😂😂😂😂

    It’s quite obvious I was referring to the fan base as the dumbest in sports. Any speck of reading comprehension should have made it easy for you to understand that. So you just pigeonholed me to the entire fan base huh? LMAO. You got that Nickelodeon humor and IQ.

    So your username is a pedophile reference and you turned mine into something gay? Weird.

    Let’s hope we continue to not see anything from each other again.

  37. Buccernutter Says:

    Sorry Kobe. I was wrong. You have been replaced.

    Another example of how dumb this fan base is. (Diddler) 😂😂😂

    And weird…..

  38. Buccernutter Says:

    Tmax didn’t address the main thing anonymous said.

    You post on the internet everyday negativity in relation to the bucs. Stay on track here. Just cuz you’re getting older doesn’t mean u need to be such a bitter old woman.

    I get it, we’ve all experienced heartache over the years. We’re all mad. But this is a sport and spending all day everyday discussing how bad it has been and how little of confidence u have has got to he the strangest thing I’ve seen on the internet on a consistent basis. You need to get a life grandma.

    Hey if you’re a young man, diddler maybe able to show you the world.😁

  39. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Newbs shouldn’t be calling names to foundational posters here

    We are the rock and the last leg this franchise is hanging on to

    Def rules, Tmax, LC,813,JimmyJack,Nos…and myself

    should be respected for our knowledge

    we are the heartbeat and this franchise is flatlining”

    Kobe Faker

  40. tmaxcon Says:


    only thing young people are good at is taking handouts, playing the victim card and jumping on every meaningless bandwagon cause the media feeds them.

  41. tmaxcon Says:

    Defense Rules

    55 is a backup without sapp playing in front of him. just an average undersized lb that hung on too long…. again bucfan confuses popularity with greatness….

  42. Defense Rules Says:

    @Diddler … “Bowles would be a terrible head coach.” Bill Belicheck’s record in 5 years with Cleveland was 36-44. Then he was hired to be HC at some team called the Patriots and won THREE Super Bowls in the next FIVE years.

    Wonder if the fans in New England complained about what a “terrible head coach” he was Diddler. Same coach … but different ownership & different players. Hmmm, the only conclusion I can draw is that the Patriots never won those 3 Super Bowls. And oh ya, the U.S. never put a man on the moon.

    And before you come up with a really unique retort like ‘Todd Bowles ain’t no Bill Belicheck’ let me agree with you but add ‘And the Bucs ain’t the NY Jets either’. People learn & grow, and every situation is different.

  43. Defense Rules Says:

    @tmaxcon … “55 is a backup without sapp playing in front of him.” Tmaxcon … someone stole your handle, because even you wouldn’t write something like that.

  44. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I see another incredibly positive thread from all the guys who love to chant…the little train can’t…the little train can’t.

    But the posters who really grab me are the ones who refer to the Buc’s fan base as the dumbest fan base in the world. This blog is basically composed of Buc fans…all they calling all of us dumb? Calling themselves dumb or are they not Buc fans?

  45. Buccernutter Says:

    Well you guys are constrained to faceless internet blogs. You’d be surprised how much knowledge other fans have besides ones that obsess on jbf. Plus I’ve been here several years.

    Def lc 813 nos are all solid. I am kinda messing with u Kobe cuz some stuff you say is intelligent.

    But tmax and realist don’t know ****.

    I would Trump some of u with my passion and awareness. But you are close minded to the 6 people on jbf you just named.

    Let’s not get into age tmax. Old people still balance check books.

  46. tmaxcon Says:


    Run for office your obviously are a brilliant mind that is being wasted criticizing us dumbasses…. thank you for being so special. It’s a big jump from Wendy’s drive thru to elected office but i have confidence in you. less qualified get elected daily just see the entire democratic party filled with terrorists and socialists

  47. Buccernutter Says:

    St Pete

    You’re one of the few I respect more than most so tread lightly.

    Your question is a little condescending and if it isn’t, then let’s just say I was wrong about u.

    But to clarify (even though it shouldn’t be that hard to comprehend therefore I’m surprised by you), it’s bucs fans in general. Jbf, rayjay, even Clearwater Beach. The majority of our fans are dumb and it’s embarrassing at times. I am a bucs fan and sure enough I get pigeonholed with the majority of the rest of u. Until I debate in PERSON and not the internet. That’s where a real fan can be judged.

    Let’s just say I know my ****. More than most fans on jbf that’s for sure.

  48. Buc believer Says:

    The Glazers make Hugh Culverhouse look like Robert Kraft except for the massage parlor visits…. then again knowing baby Hughy maybe that’s not a far off comparison.

  49. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Hey, Bucfans aren’t as dumb as Cowboy fans-
    They shell out $300-$500 per game , and that’s just for parking, food and drinks, and then they don’t watch the field of play-they watch a giant screen

  50. BucEmUp Says:

    I dont have time to find my old posts, but I said the day Mike Smiths hiring was announced that he would be the reason Koetter would fail. Smith damn near ruined Jameis as well. To say Jameis got Koetter fired is dumb. Special teams were horrible. Clock managment was horrible. Lack of in game adjustments were horrible. Defense was one of the worst coverage units in history with high picks and veteran names.

    Coaching has been the problem for a loooooooong time.