“Our Job Is To Serve The Coach”January 23rd, 2014
New Bucs general manager Jason Licht shed great light on his job approach this afternoon at One Buc Palace.
Licht made it clear that life is the same in “every place where I’ve worked, especially successful teams.”
“Our job is to serve the coach,” he said.
Licht said his role is about getting Lovie Smith “the players he wants. … We gotta get the right fits on the field.”
Licht, however, was very clear that the Bucs will not draft a player that he and Lovie Smith don’t see eye-to-eye on. If we can’t come to an agreement, “we won’t take that player,” Licht said.
The new GM explained that “arguments are healthy. I’ve had arugments with every coach I’ve worked for, and every GM.”
If Licht wants a players that Lovie dismisses, Licht said he’ll be “in Lovie’s office 20 times” to prove his point.”