“You Gotta Take Stock”

March 29th, 2022

Long-time Bucs fans have ridden quite a roller coaster with Team Glazer as owners.

They quickly demanded a new stadium and were determined to transform a miserable franchise, and they got the job done on both fronts in a hurry.

Then came the historic championship run and the legendary stretch of suffocating defense. And next was the league-changing trade for Jon Gruden when the Bucs coughed up four premium draft picks.

After all that glory, the wheels fell off for a decade. Quarterbacks Josh Freeman and Jameis Winston had their moments, but they didn’t get the cash-waving, bulldozing, take-no-prisoners approach to roster-building that Tom Brady has enjoyed.

Speaking to local media yesterday at the NFL Owners Meetings. Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer talked about knowing when to take your biggest shots as an organization. Bucs fans can read between the lines with Joe and hear Glazer say that Brady is worthy an approach his predecessors weren’t.

“We’re always trying to win; things have been a little different the last few years. But if we can put everything forward to try and win a championship, we’re always going to do it,” Glazer said.

“That’s what we’ve been doing the last couple of years and we got close last year again and we’re going to do it again this year. This is what it’s all about. We’ve been in this for 25, 26, 27 years. At the end of the day there’s no better feeling than sitting on that podium with that Vince Lombardi trophy and you got a chance to do it , then we’re [all-in].”

“You gotta take stock of where you are in any situation and do what’s best for the moment or for the short or long term and that’s where we are now, and we’re going to give it every ounce of effort we can.”

Enjoy these times, Bucs fans. They are special.

And with the strength of the Bucs’ front office, it shouldn’t be fleeting.

15 Responses to ““You Gotta Take Stock””

  1. Buc Neckid Says:

    Brady Knew this too

  2. Joseph C Simmons Says:

    But-but-but–I thought Brady was going to Miami!?!

  3. Steven007 Says:

    Look across the NFL landscape. We’ve had some of the best owners for a long time now. Especially when contrasted with culverhouse, one of the worst sports team owners in history. Would anyone really prefer a Jerry Jones or Dan Schneider here? Or the browns owners? Or probably 10 to 15 other ownership groups? Everybody railed on the boys when Malcolm died. And granted it took some time and seasoning for them to get the experience needed. Add into that the financial crisis of the late 2000s. They have a lot of their holdings in real estate and lost a ton of money like everyone else. That’s when they went cheap for a few years. But really except for those few thin years, they’ve never been cheap owners. In fact for reasons known to most of us, we overpaid for middling free agents for years. Now the tide has turned. Hopefully this beckons a new era beyond the Brady era. Fingers crossed.

  4. Steven007 Says:

    *Daniel Snyder

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If a fish stinks from the head……then credit for success goes there also…..

    There are several teams that have never been to a Super Bowl…..and many who haven’t won. When we got there, we took advantage of the opportunity and won both.
    TBBFS favorite coaches…..Jon Gruden & Bruce Arians……favorite Quarterbacks…Brad Johnson & Tom Brady……favorite owners….The Glazers.

    Do you see a pattern here?

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Speaking of “new stadium”
    it is NFL time for a new one on Dale Mabry

  7. View from 132 Says:

    The one thing I’d change about the NFL is to get rid of individually owned teams. The NFL should own the teams.

  8. Mike C Says:

    Need to act like championship fans this year, this team deserves to have a intense home field advantage.

  9. Buc king Says:

    We need an advanced parking garage for the stadium.
    Or some type of shuttle system…
    Tampa traffic is the worst and only getting worst.
    I go to more games if I didn’t have to deal with that garbage.

  10. Capece is Kaput Says:

    I am pretty happy with the ownership. Only see two really big mistakes since they have owned the team. 1) Letting Gruden go too soon. Heck, eventually Gruden was going to have to go, but I would have given him one more chance to try to make something of that team after Monte left. 2) Lovie. No matter how I look at Lovie it just reeks of despiration. Koetter, Schiano and Raheem all had their good moments. They just were not good enough to change the culture of the team on their own. Wyche was originally hired by the Culverhouse trust and then the Glazers kept him on for a few years. Overall we should be pretty happy. Most of us have lived to see 2 Championships.
    Since the Glazer’s have owned the team only 6 other teams have won 2 or more championships. Baltimore (2), Denver (3), Green Bay (2), New England (6), New York Giants (2) and Pittsburg (2). All of those teams are looked at as shining stars in the NFL landscape (except for the Giants/Denver as of late). That is pretty good company. Since 1995 those teams along with the Bucs have won 19 out of the last 27 Super Bowls.

  11. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    Blessed to have another season of BRADY at QB so happy I get to see him operate LIVE, get your tickets travel to away games it could be our last chance this year !

  12. Mybucsdontbucaround813 Says:

    I’m on board Mike C Championship fans!!!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    When a franchise is in the middle of the greatest multi-year transformation of its life it is often difficult to see the actual background dynamics at play. I speak here about the Tom Brady imposed, directly or indirectly thru example, transcendental raising of individual athletic and non-athletic performance and expectations, franchise-wide from cafeteria staff to Team skill and all other players.

    Above and beyond the physical transformations, Tom Brady has run a two-year clinic on the yet to be fully understood (by sports professionals and scientists alike) discipline of maintaining proper and consistent mindfullness and willpower in acheiving NFL greatness.

    Yes, I know it sounds fringe-like and unrealistic, but Tom Brady has been putting into practice what has been proven in the classified laboratory setting: A focused and sustained intent has the ability to manifest physical change. This has been proven at Princeton with the 30-year successful “Princeton Engineering Anomolies Research” (P.E.A.R.) Program (1979 – 2007). The premise is simple: occupy the conscious mind with the intent to succeed, while excluding all negativity, and success will manifest. All jokes about “Oddball’s”, Donald Sutherland’s character in “Kelly’s Heros”, demanding “positive waves” aside, this Quantum Level scientific breakthrough is about to usher in an unprecedented technological and spiritual growth which will transform the World, and its Peoples, forever.

    That all said, it is somehow fitting that the World is witnessing the above previously unimaginable in the form of Thomas Patrick Edward Brady, Jr. and his Team which has fully embraced, and has full faith in, Tom’s unshaken belief that thought, more specifically, a sustained and focused thought, is the very first step needed to win an NFL Championship.

  14. RC Says:

    I think they have done everything they can to win. Brought Dungy in, replaced him when necessary. They have missed on some QBs. Freeman. Winston, they stacked the deck for them and couldn’t get to playoffs, then made the magic move to get Brady. It was an attractive team that was built, just needed right QB…. They gave coaches a chance to succeed. There’s been good and bad, but I never felt the owners didn’t care or try to win. I think they have been pretty good.

  15. Leighroy Says:

    It doesn’t take a Princeton study to figure out that if you pair the GOAT with an otherwise talented roster you can win a lot of football games.

    You could distill the Glazer’s message down to something BA would appreciate; smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!