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PewterReport.com can confirm that Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht did sign a five-year deal with a 2023 club option back in January, the same time they signed head coach Bruce Arians, first reported by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

As a general manager in the NFL, when you get the chance to draft a quarterback No. 1 overall, you’re usually married to them — you’ll stick around as long as they do. We thought that was the case with Licht and quarterback Jameis Winston.

As time has passed, and things haven’t exactly gone according to plan, Winston’s security with the team has become not so secure. We thought that might be the same for Licht.

But it turns out Licht found a different asset to latch on to, one with even more security: Arians.

Though he did want to come back to football, getting Arians to Tampa Bay wasn’t “easy.” They had the pieces to make it happen, but things still needed to fall in place. Arians wanted Winston as his quarterback. He wanted to have the freedom to assemble his master coaching staff. And he wanted Licht as his general manager.

We thought that last part could have come with the phrase “to start,” at the end of it. But it turns out Arians may have told the Glazers that Licht has to be in Tampa as long as he is.

This five year deal runs parallel to the one Arians signed, four year base with a fifth year option.

Licht as been responsible for drafting some of Tampa Bay’s top young players, such as Mike Evans, O.J. Howard, Ali Marpet and Chris Godwin. But he’s also been held responsible for things like poor free agent signings and drafting kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round.

Licht has had his ups and down as a first-time general manager in Tampa Bay. Some fans have been harder on him than others. But wherever you fall on the Licht spectrum, it sounds like he’ll be in Tampa Bay as long as Arians is.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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Die Hard
Die Hard(@sector2814)
2 years ago

WTF has he done to warrant an extra 5 years? Bucs fire Rich McKay for drafting too many HOFers but this clown with no playoff appearances and making genius moves like trading up for Roberto Aguayo in the Second Round is just too essential to the Bucs plans to let go apparently. SMH.

scubog
scubog(@scubog)
Reply to  Sector2814
2 years ago

Richie McKay didn’t get “fired”. He quit to get away from Jon Gruden.

tpeluso
tpeluso(@tpeluso)
Reply to  Sector2814
2 years ago

Licht got Arians out of retirement and back on the sidelines. If a proven success like Arians tells the Glazers they can go kick rocks unless they sign Licht long-term, then you do it. The alternative is blowing things up and starting over again with a bunch of unknown quantities (again).

And yes, Licht made a mistake by trading up for Aguayo. He’s also got the balls to admit when he’s made a mistake and take steps to minimize the damage. Another GM would have subjected us to more than one season of Aguayo to continue justifying the move.

Jolly Bucs Fan
Jolly Bucs Fan(@jollybucsfan)
2 years ago

No affect on cap and the Glazers can still fire him at any point… But this makes sense to me. Ive always been a bit of a Licht apologist. He certainly hasnt been perfect but he hasnt been garbage either (especially now that some of his “busts” might actually be good picks with an actual NFL coaching staff). Licht has brought in good talent but has also failed, imo, at good teambuilding strategy. The pairing with Arians makes sense. If Arians cant turn the team around, than talent and drafting was an issue. If Arians can turn the team around,… Read more »

SappAttack
SappAttack(@derekmitchellmay)
Reply to  Jolly Bucs Fan
2 years ago

smart post. one of the only quality ones here today!

Captain Sly
Captain Sly(@captain-sly)
2 years ago

GM’s are not falling off trees guys, just ask Houston. Though I may have a few hang ups with Licht he has gotten us some talented players here: M Evans,Winston,OJ Howard etc. Licht’s failures however have come in over spending in FA and not hiring the right coach. This year it seems Licht has turned a corner when it comes to his past failures as a GM. We didn’t go into free agency this year over spending $$ guys to come in here and under perform. Signing X2 Coach of the Year Bruce Arians along with his coaching staff was… Read more »

pinkstob
pinkstob(@pinkstob)
Reply to  Captain Sly
2 years ago

The fact that the Glazers or Licht didn’t announce this extension verifies that they knew/know it was a stupid move before they had any evidence the team has improved. We still don’t have any evidence because the preseason doesn’t count for anything. The fact they didn’t say anything says it all. Like children who know they’ve done something really wrong who hid it from their parents as long as they can.

nitey
nitey(@nitey)
2 years ago

I’m one of those that generally think the fans are a bit hard on Licht. Yes, football is a bottom line business and he’s certainly partially responsible for the failure of the team over the last two coaches, but at the same time, I think his first two years under Lovie Smith were because Lovie had most of the roster power OR that Jason tried to hard to get the players that Smith wanted whether or not he thought they were good players. So at least from me, he gets a pass for those two years. Hiring Koetter was all… Read more »

seat26
seat26(@seat26)
2 years ago

The new regime has yet to play one regular-season game.
This seems a bit premature.

tpeluso
tpeluso(@tpeluso)
Reply to  seat26
2 years ago

Not if it was a condition for Arians coming on board, as the timing on the signing clearly implies it was.

chefboho
chefboho(@chefboho)
2 years ago

This is sure to get a ton of comments both good and bad. I’m on the fence about this, but I’ll give it this year to see. Reason being is that maybe the coaching was what has been killing this team. I’ve been saying that since Gruden as let go. We’ve already seen much better play from some of these draft picks with proper coaching and technique.

seat26
seat26(@seat26)
Reply to  chefboho
2 years ago

I would agree. And some of last year’s players are playing much better. There is a definite visible improvement, but regardless, we are thin at so many positions and Licht pulls the trigger on the Draft and free-agent trades. He has had a few brilliant shots at it, and several complete disasters. And the jury is out on several present picks. This will be a very important year for the franchise. With the cheapest seats being 40.00 dollars, and two back to back 5 and 11 seasons, if there is not a marked improvement in the win losses, there will… Read more »

owlykat
owlykat(@owlykat)
2 years ago

I am thrilled. So many players that Licht picked have previously been labelled as busts, which explains all the fan hate of Licht. However, BA and all his Coaches have now developed those players and have revealed they were just diamonds in the rough and Warhop and all the lousy prior Coaches were inept in developing Licht’s picks. It was all coaching! As our players learn all the nuances of BA’s system this Buc’s team will get better and better. So don’t worry if they get beat by the Browns next week who are great players and already know their… Read more »

MizzouBucs24
MizzouBucs24(@mizzbucsfan24)
2 years ago

Licht has been pretty successful when it comes to the draft vs other GMs in the league. I know most won’t agree with me but, he found Kwon in the fourth round ( that was a steal) he drafted Marpet from a small school, Beckwith was a good player that he drafted late in the third round. Godwin, Whitehead, Watson, and Cappa all mid round draft picks that will contribute this year. It is pretty apparent that our previous coaching staff was not getting the most out of our players. He drafted Hargreaves, who was a press corner in college… Read more »

seat26
seat26(@seat26)
Reply to  MizzouBucs24
2 years ago

I agree, but it is way too early to praise Cappa, Hargreaves, or Spence yet.

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

I believe Arians is huge mistake.
that said It just my opinion and I could be wrong
But anyone has to agree would it not be good idea let this team play a year to prove that team is going to improve or see if Buc Ass Bob is right and Arians is flop. Only common since

BigSombrero
BigSombrero(@bucwild02)
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Interesting topic BAB!!

Who is the worst Bucs coach ever hired? And, will Bruce Arians prove you right and be added to the list??

In my opinion, Lovie Smith has to be the worst regime.
Year 1: OC Jeff Tedford quits right before training camp and the Bucs have to promote Arroyo to OC. Lovie hand picks Josh McCown, Michael Johnson, Anthony Collins in free agency. 2-14
Year 2: DC Leslie Frazier unceremoniously stripped of playcalling duties midway through the season to worse results. Bucs defense was historically bad. Winston, Evans, and Koetter were the only bright spots.

76Buc
76Buc(@76buc)
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

Common “sense” BAB.

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

Team 1 and 1 preseason wow let’s sign GM 5 years based on 2 preseason games unbelievable only in a alt universe

Randy H.
Randy H.(@zzdcatc12)
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

If you read the article, this was done in January, not yesterday!!!

macabee
macabee(@macabee)
2 years ago

We could do worse. And we may not do better with another. The 5 year extension is consistent with the Bruce Arians contract. I don’t know if either will complete their term but I hope so for the Buc’s sake. As a result, I believe that the Glazers now believe that Licht has a brain trust to help with the draft and free agency. There is a reason he affectionately refers to himself as the “meathead scout”. Lol. Not to take away any of the successes he has had in those areas, there are other things he does well and… Read more »

Dman
Dman(@dman)
2 years ago

This is completely insane.

Once more demonstrates the current generation of Glazer ownership can’t hold a candle to Malcom Glazer. The current regime is lazy, clueless.

Hard to be more disappointed, but ultimately not surprised, which is the bigger disappointment.

Die Hard
Die Hard(@sector2814)
Reply to  Dman
2 years ago

couldn’t agree more with you. I was on the fence about Licht going into this season until I realized the salary cap was underwater due to his mismanagement. I think Arians is a good, proven coach but this isn’t ten years ago. I have some doubts he’s going to see the end of his 3 year contract, then we’re back to square one.

gcolerick
gcolerick(@gcolerick)
Reply to  Dman
2 years ago

Jesus….some of you just cannot connect the dots. Lets see if this helps: Glazers & Licht wanted BA as their next coach, BA worked with Licht previously, Licht convinced BA to come out of retirement and coach the Bucs, BA got five year contract, Licht got five year contract. Do you see a correlation here…..do you think it might be possible BA may have had some demands about Licht staying on as GM during his tenure? Why don’t we just give this regime a chance and see if they can turn this thing around. I wonder how many Dungy and… Read more »

Dman
Dman(@dman)
Reply to  gcolerick
2 years ago

Really. The point you obviously miss is the difference in ownership – Malcom Glazer vs. his progeny. Malcom was a winner, his boys, not so much. Since he passed and the the sons have been in charge the franchise has foundered. Licht is the latest example, but under any measure he is a failure. Happy he brought in BA, but if the dots originally delineated a package deal, why are we 7, 8 months down the road before it gets papered.

If this team wins it will be in spite of Licht, not because of him.

gcolerick
gcolerick(@gcolerick)
Reply to  Dman
2 years ago

In your opinion but I believe your opinion is flawed. I’m seeing rapid improvement in guys you Licht haters having been labeling as a bust like Cappa, Rojo, Spence, Vea and Hargraves.

I did not miss the point at all…..you did. The point is I do not believe the Glazers had a choice in the matter if they wanted to bring BA onboard as the coach. I believe BA told them if you want me it is a package deal and if that is the case, how can you put that back on the Glazers boys as you put it.

Captain Sly
Captain Sly(@captain-sly)
2 years ago

Koetter was a Coaching mistake and unlike Licht being a 1st time HC Koetter was stubborn & resistant to change. Koetter never grew into his new position as HC and instead shrunk when we needed him to show leadership time & time again: Hanging on to his friend Mike Smith too long, allowing this phony Fitzmajic thing to get out of hand, Taking back play calling duties from Monken. I give Jason Licht some credit for not coming right out and firing Koetter & Smith for what was apparent early on last season that these two were incapable of leading… Read more »

bobbo
bobbo(@bobbo)
2 years ago

Fans are too hard on Licht. They act like a GM is just a bigger scout. They still have to actually manage the team, and are basically chief operating officers.

Die Hard
Die Hard(@sector2814)
Reply to  bobbo
2 years ago

Licht is great unless you care about results. What has he done to warrant 5 more years?

76Buc
76Buc(@76buc)
Reply to  Sector2814
2 years ago

Licht doesn’t coach and he didn’t hire Lovie or Koetter (Glazers hired him). This is the first time they let him hire his guy. We’ll see.

matador
matador(@matador)
2 years ago

What does this mean for the QB position? Hopefully what we’ve heard about in practice doesn’t show up in the games. But if Winston still makes as many bad decisions and mistakes as good plays this season, then Licht gets to draft another QB in the first round?

I guess BA gave them no choice. Can’t turn over the coaching staff after one year so that means we’re stuck with Licht even if we have yet another losing year.

Horse
Horse(@horse)
2 years ago

Whatever; I don’t have any investment in this deal at all like ticket holders do, so it is what it is.

One more comment about Licht and then I’m done raking him over the coals. As a GM what is our won-loss record? How many playoffs have we been in?

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

It’s absolutely amazing Jason Licht is going to get To be first GM to ever get pick two times with the first pick in the draft. 2014 and 2020

sunshineben
sunshineben(@sunshineben)
2 years ago

the nfl laughs at Light for not having cash to sign players while you team is at the bottom …and I laugh and as a bucs fan i am also disgusted …Maybe the owners don’t care .

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

And the winner of 2019-2020 GM and coach of the year award go to Jason Licht and Bruce Arians based on the turn around of a 5-11 team to wining the 2020 and 2021 Super Bowls .
Wait a minute Buc Ass Bob they have not played a single down there only 1 1 in preseason ( does not matter Bruce has swagger and Bowels has a game face by the way lets give Bowles defense coordinator of the year award for 2020.

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

Hey let’s give Byron Leftwich offense of coordinator of the year for 2019 2020 and make him the next head coach in the NFL based on the 16 points scored against the Miami Dolphins last night in preseason

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

1.The glaziers want to do anything they can to win at all costs anything they can do bring the Super Bowl back to Tampa

2.The glaziers want to drive the attendance down so low that the NFL will let them out of the contract with Raymond James so they can move the team to Manchester.

Pick 1 or 2 ?????????

SappAttack
SappAttack(@derekmitchellmay)
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

it’s 1

SappAttack
SappAttack(@derekmitchellmay)
Reply to  SappAttack
2 years ago

Let me guess, the one person who voted this down was you, buc ass bob?

You’re in a glass of your own

SappAttack
SappAttack(@derekmitchellmay)
Reply to  SappAttack
2 years ago

Class*

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
Reply to  SappAttack
2 years ago

Hey sapattack People are starting to figure it out no team has ran off the fans more than the Tampa Bay buccaneers in the last years
This team scored 16 points against one of the worst teams in the NFL I think you saw it as a defense of standing yesterday the real facts of both offenses were not good enough to score on each other till the fourth stringers got him in the fourth quarter yesterday

gcolerick
gcolerick(@gcolerick)
Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
2 years ago

For F#$% sake….it was the second preseason game of the year. A monsoon had just gone through. The first string was only in for one series….probably to avoid injuries on a sloopy field and you are going to piss and moan because the the backups only scored 16 points. How about some cheese with that whine.

fredster
fredster(@fredster)
2 years ago

Same old dipshits complaining about everything here. Ben and Bob resident negative cryers.

I guess the crying about Licht not taking Dewin James is done Vea will be on field long before he will….it’s violent game and Vea weight had nothing to do with a collision.

EricNV
EricNV(@ericnv)
Reply to  fredster
2 years ago

I just automatically down-vote anything Buc Ass Bob says. Don’t even need to read it. He’s as predictable as a Tamps Bay afternoon thunderstorm in the summer. Same old same old.

sunshineben
sunshineben(@sunshineben)
Reply to  fredster
2 years ago

so Fred .. Your ok with the bucs being the worst team in their division year after year after paying for season tkts???

TBAtlas
TBAtlas(@atlas)
2 years ago

I’m actually surprised at this signing but it makes sense. Arians and Licht seem to work well together from what we’ve gathered.

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

Fredster how in world do you figure Dewin would have broke his leg with same hit on different team. Different place

BucRy
BucRy(@bucry)
2 years ago

I’m only slightly ok with this signing because he brought in Arians..if for any reason it does not work out with Arians..licht should follow him out the door..Simple as that.

dbenn2012
dbenn2012(@dbenn2012)
2 years ago

Did most of the posters miss the part about him signing in “January”? Somehow, irrespective of how the fan boards and BSPN talking heads feel, it is strange to get upset about a contract extension that doesn’t make any difference to the salary cap and whether or not he completes the contract or gets terminated at the will of the owners. I guess we should be concerned about how much they spend on their cars, houses, etc.

SappAttack
SappAttack(@derekmitchellmay)
2 years ago

Licht’s job is to assemble as much talent on the roster as possible, right? Via the draft, free agency etc. He’s done his job, poor coaching has blurred what he has been doing here. I HATED the last two drafts (this past one especially), and you know what, it looks like I was wrong. Aside from a couples players, it looks like he added some real ballers who are better scheme fits and more properly coached. We gotta see this team get healthy in a hurry, but I am predicting a 10 win season. Not only a 10 win season,… Read more »

e
e(@e)
2 years ago

To quote John McKay; “I’m in favor of it.”

Die Hard
Die Hard(@sector2814)
Reply to  e
2 years ago

IDK what you guys are seeing in him that inspires so much of your faith in Licht. He’s had a few good moves. Liked the JPP trade, liked that he drafted Vea and there is probably a handful more but his failures are just so glaring. I liked the Arians signing… Would’ve liked it more if he were 10-20 years younger. It’s basically a band-aid. I love how you guys are all like “but the Bucs have quality coaching now” and it’s true BA is a very good HC but who hired his predecessor? And speaking of Dirk… You all… Read more »

e
e(@e)
Reply to  Sector2814
2 years ago

Think about the roster when Allen was GM… A lot of old trash and no young talent. When Licht took over, he had to start from the rock bottom. His moves have been all smooth, but I think he’s learning. Did he go out and spend a ton of cash on FAs this year? Koetter was the issue with the development of this team over the last few years. Is licht the greatest of all time, of course not, but even if he’s middle of the pack, he offer some long term stability to a team that is desperate for… Read more »

e
e(@e)
Reply to  e
2 years ago

ha, HAVEN”T been all smooth…

nybuccguy
nybuccguy(@nybuccguy)
2 years ago

Arians got Licgt an extension. That mean Jameis isnt far behind.

BigSombrero
BigSombrero(@bucwild02)
2 years ago

This is great news!!

Lame duck coaches or GMs are destined to fail because they lose the respect of the employees under them because those employees know the boss will be fired soon. An extension was always a better move. No cap implications, just Glazer bucks being spent. Spend away!

CaliBucsFan71
CaliBucsFan71(@calibucsfan71)
2 years ago

I see Buc-Ass-Bob, I instantly click the thumbs down. I bet he misses the days of Greg Schiano and Josh Freeman. Go fly a kite, dude.

SappAttack
SappAttack(@derekmitchellmay)
Reply to  CaliBucsFan71
2 years ago

Literally the “worst” fan of any team in any sport I know. And he’s all ours

BigSombrero
BigSombrero(@bucwild02)
2 years ago

Derwin James out with a stress fracture until November. Glad the Bucs have Vita Vea!

Spitfire
Spitfire(@spitfire)
2 years ago

First off, posters referring to themselves in the 3rd person? That’s some Megalomania that a Psychiatrist needs to address. Plus people should read articles before posting. Licht may have made some mistakes as a first time GM I haven’t felt like he’s wasted any more Draft picks, or money in FA than any other GM. What has hindered Licht up to this year has been what would have hindered anyone that would have been in his place. Lovie Smith was here when he was hired. No one thought Smith was gonna be THAT bad, and then he did what almost… Read more »

Pit of misery
Pit of misery(@loviesmith)
2 years ago

Does anyone know how much BA got paid ? I can’t find it anywhere I looked? Just curious….

twspin
twspin(@twspin)
2 years ago

Extending Licht is..just one..of the many mistakes this franchise has made since old man Glazers death. But then again..We are the Bucs and it is..A BUCLIFE baby!

Bucfannomatter
Bucfannomatter(@bucfannomatter)
2 years ago

Wow. Just wow. I am now convinced the Glazer boys are dumb as rocks, when it comes to this football team. Malcolm….you don’t know how much we miss you. That dude should have been $hitcanned 2 years ago. Did any of you see Arians face last night? He is realizing he was sold snake oil to come here. He knows he has nothing here to build on. It’s a rebuild. I hope he sticks around for it, but Licht? Geezuz. He shouldn’t even have a job in the organization, never mind an extended contract, and at the helm.

SenileSenior
SenileSenior(@xpfcwintergreen)
2 years ago

The title of this article should have been Licht Signed GM To Long-Term Extension. Sign implies recent.

I mostly am in harmony with comments from Captain Sly, OwlyKat, macabee, gcolerick, SapAttack and Spitfire.

I fall on the bright side of the Licht spectrum. 8D :-&

Alldaway 2.0
Alldaway 2.0(@alldaway)
2 years ago

To be honest I am surprised. But I think in the end the Glazers are tired of turning over rocks every 2-3 years so I think they are thinking long term strategy now.

BigSombrero
BigSombrero(@bucwild02)
2 years ago

Licht’s record should have an asterisk next to it.

He was hired AFTER Lovie Smith(8-24). He deserves some credit for firing Lovie after 2 turmoil filled seasons of disarray and ineptitude everywhere on the coaching staff except Dirk Koetter, Lovie’s year 2 OC. Dirk Koetter was Jason’s first head coaching hire.

Jason Licht: *(19-29) after Lovie Smith’s dismissal

SOXX
SOXX(@soxx)
2 years ago

Ltcht is doing a good job these days. Now we need to start moving back in the draft and pick up a slew of picks.

Die Hard
Die Hard(@sector2814)
Reply to  SOXX
2 years ago

moving back in the draft and collecting extra picks only works if you have a competent GM.

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy(@eastendboy)
2 years ago

I cannot lie, I hate this move. I will bury my head in the sand now and hope that somehow Arians performs a coup, taking over actual GM duties with Licht as a simple figure head…

twspin
twspin(@twspin)
2 years ago

One could argue..Seattle Seahawks which initially were much worst than our Bucs..who entered the league during the same time..has had more success than we have. Of course we do have a superbowl. But overall and at present are they not the better team? Why are WE..perrinial..LOSERS?.over a decade?

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy(@eastendboy)
Reply to  twspin
2 years ago

They also have a Superbowl…and two other appearances…

Spitfire
Spitfire(@spitfire)
2 years ago

I Love how many of you think Malcom Glazer was a one man decision making team and that his Kids had nothing to do with anything until he past… which is obviously wrong. Also, Dungy could have turned out to be another Raheem Morris but as fate had it he was a real gem that actually got us on track to being a winner. Since Malcom passed, the Kids bought Man U which caused us to have to play lean for a few years but now ensure we can spend to the Cap. The real judgment on their hires by… Read more »

tpeluso
tpeluso(@tpeluso)
Reply to  Spitfire
2 years ago

Malcolm actually completed the takeover of United about a year before his stroke. I’d like to think that if it had been up to the kids that they wouldn’t have gone through with it.

SenileSenior
SenileSenior(@xpfcwintergreen)
2 years ago

We had 10 years (2004 – 2013) of poor drafting before Licht took charge. Davin Joseph, Jeremy Zuttah, Aqib Talib, Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David, Doug Martin, William Gholston and Akeem Spence represent some of the few more successful picks during this period of time. Certainly not that spectacular of a group overall. We’ve had 10 years (2009 -2018) of poor coaching before Arians arrived. The fact that BA said he was not rebuilding but was retooling shows how he assessed the talent pool already in place. Out of Licht’s first draft we still have Mike Evans. From his second we… Read more »

Die Hard
Die Hard(@sector2814)
Reply to  SenileSenior
2 years ago

@senilesenior I want to believe. I hope Licht proves me wrong.

EastEndBoy
EastEndBoy(@eastendboy)
Reply to  SenileSenior
2 years ago

I have responded to similar from PR before: you cannot compare the drafts of Dom (or any other GM we’ve had) to Licht, without recognizing that Licht has picked significantly higher up the draft board on average (including 1st overall)…and I hated Dom too, but Licht has been selecting in far more lucrative spots than Dom….it’s just a fact.

SenileSenior
SenileSenior(@xpfcwintergreen)
2 years ago

Correction: Subtract Jeremy McNichols the 5th round pick from the 2017 draft.

matador
matador(@matador)
2 years ago

Senile, PR often does the same thing you are doing, pointing to the fact our draft picks are starters as ‘evidence’ they were good picks which overlooks the fact they’re starters on a bad team.

Ben, Spence, Stevie, Cappa…? You make the argument against yourself. And other Many players you cited have not played up to expectations/where they were drafted. Smith for instance. Jameis unless the light bulb goes on this year.

You’re also completely overlooking how he allocates picks across all positions (the ‘this ain’t fantasy football’ issue). C’mon man! Is it really that hard for people to see?

scubog
scubog(@scubog)
2 years ago

A GM’s job description is more than player acquisitions. The Draft and Free Agency is just the part that is most obvious. Granted, Jason Licht has had his share of dubious transactions, highlighted by the best PK in the history of college football going “wide wrong” to everyone’s surprise. But so does every GM in the league. Easy to look in the rear view mirror. My goodness, we here in Bucville should be all too aware of our history of poor drafts, trades and free agent signings long before “Meathead” showed up. I find it interesting that when Koetter was… Read more »

What the Buc
What the Buc
2 years ago

Just shows the press wasn’t in tune at all with what the Glazer’s were thinking, granted for the most part they don’t speak with the press so they were guessing like the rest of us.

Pit of misery
Pit of misery(@loviesmith)
2 years ago

It doesn’t mean anything he doesn’t count against the cap. They can fire him when BA retires for his health excuses….

BUC-ASS-BOB
BUC-ASS-BOB(@buc-ass-bob)
2 years ago

Buc As Bob would like to say congrats to Jason Licht Jason Licht first five year as general manager was a universal success, and now he has the team to prove it. Licht was awarded General manager of the Year award by the Glazer Family , the latest of several General manager of the year awards over the last 5 years Light was appreciative for the award and excepted a raise and 5 year extension and was quick to praise his his drafts for his success , “I want to thank the Jameis for the 4 pro bowls and mvp… Read more »

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