Joel Glazer: “Of Course We Ask Questions”

April 6th, 2023

Buccaneers co-owner Joel Glazer.

Meddling owners or delegating owners? That general question was posed to Team Glazer last week in Phoenix.

It came not from Joe but from the only other local media guy on the scene at the NFL Annual Meeting. That would be Joe’s good friend Rock Riley, representing The Free Press and The Rock Stops Here podcast.

Bucs co-owner Joel Glazer was a guest on the podcast and Riley asked him about whether ownership meddles in football matters or delegates those calls to football men making the big bucks.

“Yeah. We believe in that,” Glazer replied, referring to delegating to team management.

“Now, do we ask questions? Of course we ask questions. You want to make sure that you give advice. You know, sometimes they’ll seek our counsel for just being around this league for so long. But for the most part, it’s give them all the tools they need, be supportive, let everyone do their jobs. And listen, Jason Licht’s won a Super Bowl championship. So you feel comfortable leaving things to him to do his job, and Todd Bowles.”

Back at the NFL Scouting Combine, Bowles said Team Glazer would be in on the discussion of shopping for a quarterback. Joe realizes many (most?) fans think Team Glazer should stay completely away from football decisions, but Joe thinks that’s silly and unrealistic.

There’s a wise line to be drawn by NFL owners, one they have no business crossing. Where that line exists for Team Glazer is unclear.

Interesting point by Team Glazer on their counsel being sought. Nearly 30 years of ownership experience should be valuable to a head coach and general manager, as ownership truly can say they’ve seen it all — and hopefully learned a lot from it.

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25 Responses to “Joel Glazer: “Of Course We Ask Questions””

  1. YucsBall Says:

    oy vey

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Please sell the team

  3. Mike C Says:

    Sure that’s going to work SB LV….. smh

  4. SufferingSince76 Says:

    They have 2 Super Bowls between them and Malcolm, the 2nd just two seasons ago and you think they should sell? For what reason?

  5. Redeemer Says:

    Delegation is the mark of any good owner. You need to have the right people in place though. Jerry Jones has been defacto GM for decades, and hasn’t won a ring in 27 some odd years. Bob Kraft has almost exclusively delegated authority to Belichick on football matters. This lead to our beloved superbowl. I really think some owners are happy to cash checks and lose. The league is a cash cow that many owners just pillage. You have business types, legacy owners like the junkie that runs the colts, and Uber wealthy guys like the Rams owner. I put the bucs ownership somewhere in the middle. Sometimes knowing what you dont know is the best way to success.

  6. BucsFanSince1996 Says:

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall when they ask questions. 😉

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    What did the Glazers ask about why the offense could only score 18ppg?

    What did they ask as to why Bowels gave up an average of 33ppg to playoff teams and mediocre offenses, including almost 500 yards to the Crows?

    And finally, what questions are they willing asking Licht about who Bowels’ replacement will be in 2024?

  8. SlyPirate Says:


    The Glazers have seen it all … more than practically any GM in the league. Under their ownership, the Bucs have been the worst team and the best team in the league on multiple occasions. They know what a winning team looks like.

    Licht made a lot of mistakes early on, but he’s also improved. I 100% guaranty the Glazers were the guiding force behind building a solid defense first, looking for a vet coach (BA), and going after a vet-QB (TB12) … because that’s the model on how they went from worst to first in 2002.

  9. Redeemer Says:

    GF, I usually agree with you. I can’t here. Owners that are too involved, can muck things up royally. Im no fan of ownership here, but I’m a firm believer in the chain of command. Micro management is no way to run any business. If anyone is to blame for our current state of affairs, it’s licht. Personally I would’ve resigned had Bowles been pushed on me . He went along with it. Another person who deserves plenty of blame is BA for the timing of his retirement. I would’ve jettisoned the whole thing early, and let licht pick his own coach. BA had served his usefulness. Maybe Lichts hands were tied. If so that’s even more reason to push back. This thing could’ve been seen coming a mile away. BA was essentially a figure head his last year coaching.

  10. Goatfarmer Says:

    Ya bro redeemer not sure where we disagree?! I’m just wondering what they asked about those things!

  11. Steven007 Says:

    LV with yet another original thought. At least you asked nicely. That’ll work. 👍😆

  12. Steven007 Says:

    Suffering, he has never been able to articulate his position. Except it being something he wants to happen. For no clear reason. Two years removed from a super bowl win. With a total of two under the current ownership. More than most franchises in the NFL. But yeah, he has his reasons. Sarcasm.

  13. Goatfarmer Says:

    It’s really starting to smell like the Panthers traded up all that way because Reich fell in love with Anthony Richardson!

    If that happens I will laugh so hard for so long. Someone better will drop to us because of that

  14. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, I read that too Goatfarmer, and Reich is a weirdo who just may reach for Richardson!

  15. Bosch Says:

    Let’s be clear here. That would be 30 years of LOSING ownership experience. Licht and Arians consulted with the Glazers because they made the money decisions. Certainly not because of their football acumen
    Suggestion for next poll.

    How interested are you in hearing Glazer interviews.
    Very interested
    Somewhat interested
    Not sure
    Still holding out for a meaningful answer
    Couldn’t give a rats tail.

    Put it out there Joe. I dare you.

  16. Bigz Says:

    Have they asked why JL used decent draft capital on 2 kickers and a punter? How about where’s our future pro bowl qb?

  17. Infomeplease Says:

    I prefer owners who let the pros do their job, but do question failure, and demand excellence 😌.

  18. Infomeplease Says:

    Hopefully the Glazers fit that description.

  19. Buc4evr Says:

    Then they know that the team needs a reliable Veteran QB. Maybe we have had about 4 or 5 in the whole history of the team. Mayfield isn’t going to do it.

    Btw, if the pansies draft AR15, it will be the best thing ever for the Bucs. Mad skills with game killing brain farts.

  20. 80forBrady Says:

    Stop it with that Hooters Wing ad, Joe!

    Every time I see that plate of wings I start to get hungry again.

    What was the topic again, Joe? Whether the Glazers should sell Manchester United and buy Hooters? Might make them more money..

  21. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    I’m sure Rock is a nice guy but his podcast is brutal.

  22. Fansince76 Says:

    I am a Glazer fan and think they are good owners.

  23. garro Says:

    “There’s a wise line to be drawn by NFL owners, one they have no business crossing. Where that line exists for Team Glazer is unclear.”

    Absolutely the way the Glazers want it. You never hear anything on par with An owner like Jerry or Daniel!

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Just curious (and too lazy to check on my own) but how many teams have won as many rings in this century as the Bucs?


  25. Allbuccedup Says:

    They are selling Manchester United a couple of years with Bowels as head coach they will sell the Bucs also.