Rich McKay Silence Is Getting LouderJanuary 1st, 2014
Former Bucs general manager Rich McKay, the Glory Years architect who bolted for the Atlanta Falcons front office in 2003, had his name widely floated Monday by various national sources as the possible next Bucs GM.
Joe initially thought McKay wouldn’t walk from his team CEO gig in Atlanta, but now Joe’s not so sure.
The odd silence from McKay is getting louder.
Of course, the rumor of McKay being courted by Team Glazer was heard in Atlanta, and noted Falcons beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter wrote about how he would reach McKay early Tuesday morning and update readers. Well, neither Ledbetter nor his newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, updated their Monday story about McKay bolting for the Bucs.
To date, McKay personally has done nothing to shoot down the rumor. Remember, he’s CEO of the Falcons, as in the Bucs’ division rival. Why would McKay want it out there that he’s under consideration for the Bucs GM job if, in fact, he wasn’t? McKay is a media savvy guy. He’s a smart guy, too, an Ivy Leaguer who’s a leader in NFL circles on various committees over the years. This is not a game-player looking for the spotlight.
If McKay didn’t want to be part of this Bucs speculation, he could have shot down the chatter immediately. Joe especially thought that might have happened after Tony Dungy Tweeted that McKay would be the best man for the Bucs job on Monday night. But still, McKay is mum.
On this New Year’s morning, Joe doesn’t find that to be a coincidence.