Clock Ticking On General Manager HireJanuary 11th, 2014
In a sense, the Bucs are a rudderless ship.
Sure the Bucs have a head coach and his staff, but the office that former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik previously occupied is empty. And free agency is not that far away. Neither is the combine, or the East-West Shrine and Senior bowl practices, all key ingredients to forming a draft plan.
Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune has reassuring news for Bucs fans who are beginning to gnaw on their fingernails wondering when Team Glazer will hire a general manager.
@RCummingsTBO: Going to venture a guess here and say the Bucs will have a new GM in place by the middle of next week at the latest. Maybe even by Monday
Per the typings of Kevin Patra of NFL.com, the Bucs have narrowed their candidates to four.
* Morocco Brown, Washington Redskins director of pro personnel, [interviewed Friday].
* Titans vice president of football operations Lake Dawson, [interview today]
* Falcons executive Lionel Vital, [interview today]
* New York Giants VP of player evaluation Marc Ross will interview Sunday.
Glancing at those names, if Joe were Team Glazer, he’d hire Vital. If he learned anything from the bold moves of Thomas Dimitroff, the Dixie Chicks general manager, then Vital could be a star in the making.