Spending Spree

April 12th, 2014


It wasn’t too long ago that Team Glazer decided the best way to a winner was to quit shelling out big bucks to marginal, aging players, and to build through the draft. On paper, it wasn’t a bad idea.

The dynasties of the NFL had always stocked their foundations with sound draft picks. In later years when free agency became a thing, then those teams might plugged a hole or two by buying a player.

But something went horribly awry on the way to the Bucs’ second Super Bowl appearance. Between misses in the draft and in free agency, and in a strikeout and a ground out in coaching hires, the whole plan was scrapped and whiteboard-wiped clean.

This year, Bucs general manager Jason Licht went on a spending spree to add talent. Some teams going that direction wind up in salary cap hell. But “The Professor,” John Clayton, believes the Bucs will avoid that hell, so he explains in this BSPN video.

21 Responses to “Spending Spree”

  1. Jacko101 Says:

    Seems like we have a GM that can budget and see talent. I liked a Dom too but Jason is the real deal

  2. Harry Says:

    When I looked at the pic and saw the hottie I thought it was a Johnny Football story… lol

  3. Architek Says:

    Jason Licht is superior to Dominik when it comes to evaluating talent and roster building. The results we don’t know yet but it’s fair to say that Dominik definitely couldn’t build a playoff worthy team 2008 – 2013.

    Schiano was right the Bucs were a joke before him and they were comical with him.

    Finally real football people here.

  4. JGM 2.0 Says:

    I know there is a football story in there somewhere, but I can’t take my eyes off of that picture.


    Who do you think took that picture? Johnny? Well you’d be wrong. It was taken by another hottie and Johnny is just out of the shot.

  5. Eric Says:

    Masterful work by Lovie so far.

    One great draft away from relevance.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    damn nice photo Joe…

    Looks like PacMan’s hotel room after he made it rain a few years back…

    It’s nice to have a football person in charge. I also found it refreshing on multiple occasions I have heard Licht say he leaves the negotiations up to an expert and his expertise lies in finding talents. Shows a lot of confidence not having to be a control freak or trying to do every task.

  7. Sweets Willie Says:

    Babes, money and a mattress!! This wasn’t a Johnny Football story??

  8. Ernest T. Bass Says:

    It is also safe to go to the team cafeteria for seconds!! Scott Smith has put on some pounds this off season. With Schiano employees were afraid to walk the halls and run into him.

  9. Manzielski Says:

    One of my favorite JBF photos of all time. A very hot blond, lots and lots of cash, and a big soft bed. Zzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Must be fantasy football.

  10. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Im still fapping. Can’t help it

  11. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Those fake milk jugs just don’t do anything for me. It’s a wonder guys don’t blow up and enhance their private parts. The fake jugs are a sign of mental illness.

  12. Manzielski Says:

    “It’s a wonder guys don’t blow up and enhance their private parts.”

    What do you mean? Miguel got a permanent laser man-scaping and a hydraulic lift kit.

    Making it rain!!

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Architek Says
    “Jason Licht is superior to Dominik when it comes to evaluating talent and roster building. The results we don’t know yet…”

    Wait. How can you say Licht is superior if we do not know the results yet?

    So far, all we know is that Licht can spend money and get horrible trade value. Say what you will about Dominick, but he got trade value where there was none, he handled the cap perfectly and he excelled at working trades in the draft.

    As far as Licht being better? We don’t know that at all. I’m not sold. All I’ve seen is Licht bringing in talent that under produced in most cases (not all) and most of them have strong injury issues. Lest we forget, Tampa is an injury conducive environment.

    How he handles the draft will be made clear.

  14. lurker Says:

    where does it say they will avoid cap hell? spending all you got gets you into trouble. there is nothing on the bucs’ contracts to show one way or the other.

  15. kevin Says:

    Not this year but eventually vjax carl nicks and are punters contracts will be gone and alowing them to sign martin mccoy and david.

  16. Burg Says:

    Only broke ass people take pics of money…

  17. BoJim Says:

    Bucfan#37 Said:

    “Those fake milk jugs just don’t do anything for me. It’s a wonder guys don’t blow up and enhance their private parts. The fake jugs are a sign of mental illness.”

    Yeah. Like you wouldn’t motor boat her in a heart beat.

  18. buccinfan Says:

    This is the best photo I’ve ever seen posted on blog even better than Rachael Watson

  19. Joe Says:

    Thanks guys. Glad you like the photo. Joe aims to please.

  20. Owlykat Says:

    Licht’s Free Agent signings have put us in good shape so that we can fill the rest of our holes in the draft as long as Licht allows Lovie to take a Franchise QB in round one. Too many on this blog fantasize about the Bucs taking All Pros at every position. Look at Seattle, they used great coaching to train lower picks to play with high levels of production. The Bucs have the coaching staff to do the same thing. So we can take lesser talent with L & L and still win!

  21. scubog Says:

    The roster moves made by Jason Licht so far have been all about what he said initially, “value.” We all know Mark Dominik had a tendency to overpay players; which left the team made up of either the rich or poverty stricken. Licht is focusing on the middle class. The players who have been released have a common trait; talent that no longer matched the high salary. It’s OK to pay $100 for a steak at Bern’s. But shelling out $100 for one at the Flying J is what got Dominik 86’ed.

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