Joel Glazer: Bucs’ Patience & Applied Knowledge Were Difference-Makers

March 31st, 2021

“Ira, I talked to you, Joe and media guys today. So stop harassing me now.”

Team Glazer was talking this afternoon, and Joe had a question about moving from the NFL outhouse to the envy of the league after a dominating Super Bowl win.

Fan misery throughout The Lost Decade ended with a thundering crack of victory, a Super Bowl win and the current eight-game winning streak.

Joe believes it’s fair to say that ownership got better because everything always starts at the top. So Joe asked Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer what’s different nowadays. Where do you think you’ve improved as an ownership group over the last few years?

Joel Glazer: Well, you know, when you’ve been through all different types of seasons, you see over time what works and [what] necessarily doesn’t work. You learn. You always learn. And I think that, you know, we’ve just kind of amped up what we’ve always done: try to be as supportive as possible with the people on the front line, and also be patient. And I think you see threads of that in our Super Bowl team; patience led to a component of the victory. So, you’re always learning and there’s things along the way. And I just think you gain knowledge every year about situations that may not be so public, and you saw some of the results this year.

Insightful answer there from Glazer. Patience is represented nearly everywhere at One Buc Palace, from sticking with general manager Jason Licht when other organizations might have launched him, to Licht’s patience with a developing secondary and Ronald Jones, among many other examples.

Joe also found it interesting that Glazer mentioned “situations that may not be so public.” That certainly invites speculation, but in reality, those situations arise on every team and it’s all about how they are managed.

Bravo to Team Glazer for speaking to fans! (when you talk to media, you talk to fans.)

Long overdue. Joe will have more later.

12 Responses to “Joel Glazer: Bucs’ Patience & Applied Knowledge Were Difference-Makers”

  1. MadMax Says:

    I love the Glazers approach. Just sit back and try to let people do their job until they cant do their job anymore….and listen to the fans. Fan consensus will point to whats right and wrong many times.

  2. SCBucsFan Says:

    Glazers went from horrible owners to great, just like Licht. Funny what a Super Bowl win will do.

  3. Hodad Says:

    It helps when the best QB of all time takes over your team. Patience, and a whole lot of luck getting Brady.

  4. JA Says:

    Rather have the humble silence of Glazer United than the “Hey, look at me, I’m rich. I overpay for everything. Say, where’s the microphone” attitude of Jerry Jones.
    As an earlier poster lamented ( I’m paraphrasing), “The Glaziers always met the salary cap and tried to win. They just made a series of bad coaching hires.”
    Couldn’t agree more …

  5. Beeej Says:

    We could do FAR worse (and HAVE) than the Glazers

  6. BeLowMe Says:

    Why did they fail to follow this very simple philosophy for the last 18 years?

  7. BucsTommy Says:

    Let’s not confuse things: coaching team and players group are great, but it only happened because of Brady. Without him these would be a playoff max franchise.

  8. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Brady’s importance to this Super Bowl run cannot be overstated. Simply put, no Brady, no Super Bowl.

  9. '79 Defense Says:

    “…to the envy of the league after a dominating Super Bowl win.”

    Joe, I mentioned in a comment the other day what the result might have been if things were reversed and the Chiefs had their two starting tackes and Smith and Wirfs were out for us. Any thoughts on how close a game it might have been in that situation?

  10. jimm Says:

    you play the team that is scheduled and the players who are there.

    that’s how it is done.

  11. BA4President Says:

    That’s like saying “What if I had gotten a flat tire on I-4 in the insane rain today?” Is there any good down that road? haha

    But now that you have me sucked in, the game obviously would not have been a blowout, but I’d like to think that the GOAT and defense would have pulled us through.

    There, I hope your happy.

  12. '79 Defense Says:


    Yeah, I’m certainly glad we won it all. I’m not going to complain about winning a (second) SB, but I think we had some damn good luck along the way. Vea coming back just in time helped as well. Every team could use some luck along the way.