Bucs general manager Jason Licht turned the tables on ESPN’s Adam Schefter this week, playing the role of interviewer on Schefter’s weekly podcast. Schefter has a new segment on his podcast where he allows his guest to ask him questions instead of the other way around.
Licht was a willing participant. He asked Schefter how he handles breaking news situations with his wife when he gets calls and texts during dinner. But before Licht asked Schefter those questions, he answered a few questions from ESPN’s ace NFL reporter first.
Schefter asked if the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers were planning on going to the White House. He also asked if plans had been made for a Super Bowl ring celebration this offseason.
“I know people are working diligently behind the scenes to make this the ring of all rings,” Licht said. “Whenever we have it, it will be great.”
Licht also revealed a unique bond he and Tom Brady share dating back to their days together in New England in 2001.
“With the Patriots,” Licht said when asked if he had won any other Super Bowl rings. “So this was my fifth Super Bowl, but I’ve only been a part of two winning teams. The first one was the 2001 Super Bowl with the Patriots – Brady’s first Super Bowl win. So this will be my second – both with Brady as the starting quarterback.”
Schefter pointed out that as a result, only Licht and Brady will have Super Bowl rings from Brady’s first Super Bowl win and his most recent championship.
“I guess I’ve never thought about that,” Licht said. “That’s pretty cool. Add on top of it that we’re the only ones winning it at home on our own turf. So I guess add that to it, and it’s a pretty unique thing.”
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org