Malcolm Glazer Dead at 85

There is some sad news to report from One Buc Place.

Malcolm Glazer, who owned the Bucs since 1995, died Wednesday at the age of 85.

While he was in charge, Tampa Bay went from a laughingstock to playoff contender, with the biggest highlight coming with the Super Bowl Champion team in the 2002 season. Before Glazer came along, there were rumblings that the Bucs may be leaving town.  So it is not a stretch to say the Bucs may not be in Tampa today if not for him.

His contributions off the field, including the Glazer family foundation, are notable. He also bought the Manchester United soccer franchise in 2005.

The Bucs announced that Linda Glazer, along with their five sons in daughter, will continue to own and operate the team. Mr. Glazer leaves behind his wife, Linda, six children and 14 grandchildren.

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Bucs Go All-Out on Offense in Draft

I guess we know what Lovie Smith and Jason Licht considered their biggest needs in this year’s draft. Every one of the Buccaneers’ picks was used on the offensive side of the ball. Apparently they’re satisfied with the moves they made on defense in free agency, or so we all hope.

Here are the newest Bucs, without any analysis, because I’m not Mel Kiper or Mike Mayock (not do I care to be.)

Mike Evans                                          WR                       Texas A&M
Austin Seferian-Jenkins                    TE                        Washington
Charles Sims                                        RB                        West Virginia
Kadeem Edwards                                OG                       Tennessee State
Kevin Pamphile                                   OT                        Purdue
Robert Herron                                     WR                      Wyoming

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