Lovie Met Licht In ChicagoJanuary 21st, 2014
New Bucs general manager Jason Licht met with Lovie Smith in Chicago two years ago, when Licht was interviewing for the Bears GM gig he didn’t get.
BSPNChicago columnist Jon Greenberg penned a story that essentially begged the Bears to hired the Bucs’ new personnel czar.
Among the may points cited were a note that Licht was a trusted Bill Belicheat right hand on draft day.
Michael Holley, the one-time Chicago Tribune columnist, has written two books on Belichick’s football philosophies. The first, “Patriot Reign,” was a yearlong fly-on-the-wall study of Belichick’s team and included this throwaway line from observing the team’s draft room, on page 169, that worried Bears fans might find interesting:
“Jason Licht was nearby, prepared to answer any questions about players or draft trends.”
So I guess he was in The Room. Crisis of faith averted. Not that it means anything, but I fully understand the Bears fan’s tender psyche. This isn’t the Patriots.
Of course, Bucs fans will learn a lot more about Licht in the coming days. The BSPN piece linked above speculates Licht is a feather-ruffling, aggressive kind of guy. We’ll see.