The Great (Front Office) Divide?

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    BucD
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    “I Think There May Be Some Tension In The Front Office”February 10th, 2015One of the NFL’s biggest insider voices made a bold statement about the Buccaneers yesterday.Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com, a guy with superior sources who has interviewed Lovie Smith and Jason Licht during their Bucs tenure, thinks the great quarterback divide has made its way to One Buc Palace. (The video is only available here.)“I think there may be some tension in the front office on this,” Florio said during a discussion of the Bucs’ No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.Florio said he believes Lovie prefers to trade down and Licht is in the draft-a-QB camp.“That’s how legacies are made. You get a franchise quarterback you contend every year for a decade or longer,”  Florio said.Florio asserts Lovie would rather not gamble on a QB because he believes a team can win without a superstar gunslinger and drafting a surer thing would be preferable.What’s scary is it is easy to believe Florio here. Lovie is the same guy who wanted to launch his regime with Josh McCown and Mike Glennon, rather than draft a quarterback last year. However, Licht said last year the Bucs had total personnel consensus on all moves.Again, Florio has excellent sources. Joe is still wondering why Florio, the day after the conference championship games, opted to write about nuances in Michael Johnson’s contract. That’s almost meaningless content for his giant national audience. The timing made Joe feel like Florio had someone connected to the Bucs pitching him the story.LINK: http://www.joebucsfan.com/?p=131491

    Yeah...totally sounds like something Lovie would do...I do not doubt this one bit.If true, and Lovie gets his way by passing on JW/MM, I am completely done with this team.  I honestly cannot take any more of the embarrassingly bad ineptness of this organization.  So tired of being pissed off. So tired of the frustration, and the sadness that this team causes.  I probably won't be watching football much as a result. Thank god that we have a franchise with an owner, GM and coach that know what they are doing and do it very well. An organization that looks to be building a successful one for years to come. The Tampa Bay Lightning.Oh, did I mention how amazing Mr. Vinik is??Reading this kind of stuff (rumor or not) pisses me right the fuck off. SMHI guess that is what you get when you have zero trust and/or faith in your football team and those associated with it.

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    #309811
    mdclarie
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    Totally believable that Lovie is in the draft DL or trade down camp. Its his MO. Ownership has to step in and say we need a QB as a face of the franchise for marketing/ticketing. No one is going to buy season tickets to see McCoy and Williams. They want to see a QB, a leader.

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    #309812
    GARCIAFAN
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    While I'm not opposed to trading down (for an exorbitant price, that is), I don't think Lovie would survive the public relations disaster.

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    #309813
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    Lovie, you make it so easy to hate you.If this is true then hopefully the G-men step in and side with Licht.There just aren't many players outside the top 2 qbs that scream "first rounder" to me.

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    #309814
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    I could see a scenario where in a handful of franchises the HC would want Winston but the GM would want Mariota.

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    #309815
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    I could see a scenario where in a handful of franchises the HC would want Winston but the GM would want Mariota.

    How many franchises (that don't have a QB) would say, nah neither of them, I wan a DE.

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    #309816
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    not many but if there are any Lovie’s would be the top suspect.

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    #309817
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    You know, I’m excited that we have a real possibility of drafting a franchise QB this draft…but I could very well imagine a scenario where we trade down, draft oline rd.1 and 2, and have an extra rd.1 next year... and maybe do something crazy like putting suh next to mccoy and really load that D up...if we get an oline and the run game is rolling and our d-line is completely nasty... and glennon is winning us ugly old school style games...I think this sounds like Lovie's dream more than anythingwhich would be fine with me.  I still think glennon's got some.  I WOULD like to feel the excitement of a new franchise qb.  but if we end up with a king's ransom and LOAD UP that D and draft O-line, as long as we're winning games i'll be more than happy.  this route is the least risky if you think about it.  glennon ain't shouting FHRITP at Kennedy and Dale Mabry.  glennon ain't a system QB

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    #309818
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    I’m just laughing at his point about Florio and “nuances” of the contract. The kind of nuances available all over the web.

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    #309819
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    One of the NFL’s biggest insider voices made a bold statement about the Buccaneers yesterday.Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com, a guy with superior sources isn't PFT one of the biggest jokes in NFL reporting?  The one that reported Rod Marinelli was coming to Tampa?

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    #309820
    Anonymous
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    Apparently Lovie doesn’t want to be coach here for much longer.  >:(

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    #309821
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    I could see a scenario where in a handful of franchises the HC would want Winston but the GM would want Mariota.

    How many franchises (that don't have a QB) would say, nah neither of them, I wan a DE.

    Only this one...

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    #309822
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    I could see a scenario where in a handful of franchises the HC would want Winston but the GM would want Mariota.

    How many franchises (that don't have a QB) would say, nah neither of them, I wan a DE.

    The Texans have done that very thing. Twice. Once by drafting Mario Williams over Leinart and Young (and also Reggie Bush) and then Clowney last year. 

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    #309823
    Anonymous
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    Lovie, so help me…..

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    #309824
    mike25315
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    No need to worry guys–Megabucs fan, the omniscient one, says he knows for a fact that Lovie prefers Marcus.

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