Vital Stays With Dixie ChicksJanuary 21st, 2014
The hopes of Bucs fans to land a general manager by the end of the weekend came to a crashing thud late Sunday.
There is still no general manager.
Twitter reports and some sports radio chatter had Dixie Chicks front office man Lionel Vital all but signed, sealed and delivered.
That was truly the case. But not for the Bucs, rather for the Dixie Chicks, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“I’m staying with the Falcons,” Vital said while scouting the offensive linemen at the South team practice at the Senior Bowl on Monday.
He’d interviewed for the vacant Tampa Bay opening.
Vital, 50, just completed his first season as the director of player personnel. He was the assistant director for the five previous seasons.
Joe isn’t sure what Team Glazer is exactly seeking, but Vital has a pretty good pedigree and his boss, highly respected Thomas Dimitroff, told Joe last week at the East-West Shrine practices that Vital was easily a very well qualified candidate to replace former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.
Alas, that will not be the case.