The Glazer family is notoriously quiet, some would even say mysterious at times, speaking to the media on rare occasions, usually during the Bucs night practice during training camp, then again at the NFL owners meetings. Joel Glazer met with some of the local media covering the meetings in Phoenix, including friend of PewterReport.com, long-time NFL writer Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

Kaufman asked a number of questions to the Bucs co-chairman including if what the ownership groups thoughts are on head coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht after a disappointing 2-14 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan with a brown bag on his head – Photo by: Mark Lomoglio/PRQ: In light of last offseason, what is your comfort level that your coach and GM will be making the right personnel decisions. Was your faith shaken in any way?

A: No, we have full confidence in both Jason and Lovie. The key point to us when you look back is do people learn from their mistakes, admit certain mistakes, or do they hold on and not learn from those situations? We’ve had a lot of discussions, and it’s clear they have a very good plan. I always give tremendous credit to people who can identify situations they were involved in, realize it’s not the right situation moving forward, and move on. They both did that, and I give them credit. We’re a year later, we had a positive draft class and we all ultimately agree you build your team through the draft.

 Q: After a 2-14 season, is the seat getting warm for your head coach and GM?

A: No, we’re firmly behind Jason and Lovie. You can look at last year in a lot of different ways. We were 2-14, and you can’t hide from that, but then you can look a little closer and find some positives. We had eight games we lost by six points or less, we had plenty of leads in the fourth quarter, the defense improved as the season went on, Mike Evans was really a bright spot. We’re going to take those positives, bring them forward and add some more positives.

You can read Kaufman’s full interview with Joel Glazer by clicking here.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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kino
kino
6 years ago

Here we go with the double talk, you can’t build through the draft if you don’t make your own players the best they can be.The bucs are not doing that from a coaching stand pointe and haven’t for a long time, they also are doing a poor job of resigning there draft picks.Its a very very simple formula that not many can master. Rich McKay did as good a job as anyone at resigning players early for less than premium and Dungy did a great job of making players better.Dungy was stubborn when it came to offense , in comes… Read more »

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  kino
6 years ago

Resign Bowers? Have to disagree with you there. He’s lazy, has come in out of shape multiple times to training camp, and was pretty much handed a starting job he couldn’t even hold onto. NO I think Bowers problem is that he just doesn’t care or get it.

KINDERRT
KINDERRT
6 years ago

As I look back on our 2-14 season the fault that comes to mind is the poor decisions made by Dominik. The poor drafting from Allen and Dominik over the last decade. It has taken over ten years to get this franchise in such a poor state that it will take five to six years of good management and drafting to make this franchise a power house we can be proud of. Licht and Lovie deserve to finish their contracts before we judge them. When they pick a QB number one overall they will have their QB and will be… Read more »

cgmaster27
cgmaster27
Reply to  KINDERRT
6 years ago

Yeah I think Dumnanick pretty much barried this franchise for the next year or so. While he was great with money in the way he did his contracts, and he was great with money, he was a terrible talent evaluater.

georgehicks
georgehicks
6 years ago

As a volunteer basketball coach with the youth it takes at least 2 to 3 years for the players to know the systems. In football when new coaches come in they have certain guidelines that they are following. I really believe if that Cal Offensive Coach was healthy, It could be a different sistutation now. But the new offensive coach will be on track and who ever is thwe qb there will be players around him to be successful this year and next. A team doesn’t screww up two years in a row. Can you Imagine Buc Fans what Chip… Read more »

jongruden
jongruden
Reply to  georgehicks
6 years ago

George I laughed when you said “can you imagine what Chip Kelly could have done here”, lol we have zero speed on offense for his type of offense number one and your going to have who run that offense Josh McCown or stauesque Glennon?, lol wow, that was funny no offense but that was a doozie

scubog
scubog
6 years ago

Do what I do JonnyG. Skip right past some of these people’s “the earth is really flat” type comments.