NFL world reacts to the death of Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer
Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer died on Wednesday at the age of 85. He left a legacy of success in Tampa as he took a struggling franchise from the depths of the NFL cellar all the way to Super Bowl champions.
Players, friends and the like took to Twitter to express their sadness and to offer condolences to Glazer's family.
A very sad day for me learning of passing of Malcolm Glazer. He was special in my life. I loved the family atmosphere he set for the Bucs.— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) May 28, 2014
I am so proud to say he is the only owner I played for and he set the stage for our turn around by hiring @TonyDungy.— Derrick Brooks (@DBrooks55) May 28, 2014
He also had the tough mindset to bring in Jon Gruden, even though it's cost a lot. Let's not forget he fought to have 2 Super Bowls here.— Derrick Brooks (@DBrooks55) May 28, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Linda, their six children and the entire Glazer family.— Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) May 28, 2014
The flags outside of One Buc Place have been lowered to half staff to honor Malcolm Glazer. pic.twitter.com/JPFoHoGiU6— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) May 28, 2014
Rest in peace to the driving force that helped transform the organization that changed my life forever. Forever grateful!! RIP Mr. Glazer.— Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 28, 2014