Jason Licht Speaks

February 25th, 2014

Bucs general manager Jason Licht shares a moment from the NFL Scouting Combine with Will Brinson. In this CBS Sports video, Licht talks about Darrelle Revis, what he would like to do with the No. 7 pick and, of course, every Bucs fan’s favorite subject, incumbent starting quarterback Mike Glennon.

35 Responses to “Jason Licht Speaks”

  1. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Pick #7 is up in the air to include trading up or down. He strongly hinted that he would like more draft picks. Of course this is February/March GM speak as well.

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    It sounds like, IMO, that he would take less than other teams to move down and gain extra picks. That said, we need an impact player and we can get that at #7.

  3. Getaclue Says:

    Probably move back and get carr,not what i want but meh

  4. blind melon Says:

    Trade back with the Cardinals (Lichts old place of employment – left on good terms)

    Get 20 + their second and third this year…

    That would give us 5 picks in the top 100. Perfect.

  5. Glennon Mob Says:

    I would only trade back if we are given multiple first round and mid round picks. I could see a desperate team trading up for a Watkins ,Clowney or Mack if they fell to seven. BUT, the trade offer has to be really good. I would never pass on those can’t miss talents for just a 2nd or a 3rd.

  6. Mort Says:

    Blind melon: that trade won’t happen.

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Licht mentioned all the things Glennon had to overcome as a rookie. It was quite a laundry list of stuff.

    Is this where the Glennon bashers come in and tell Licht that he’s an idiot and to stop making excuses for Glennon?

  8. lightningbuc Says:

    “Is this where the Glennon bashers come in and tell Licht that he’s an idiot and to stop making excuses for Glennon?”

    LOL! Namely Phillip, Eric, and Harry!

  9. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Scotty in Fat Antonio Says
    “Pick #7 is up in the air to include trading up or down. He strongly hinted that he would like more draft picks. Of course this is February/March GM speak as well.”

    The more I think about it, the more I’m suspecting they will target Carr. They could move down and still get him and there is a history there.

    Not the QB I would prefer though.

    Even if they draft a safety, I don’t think it is to replace Baron. I think they want Goldson out as soon as possible…especially if he is here through the season and racks up penalty yards and suspensions.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “Is this where the Glennon bashers come in and tell Licht that he’s an idiot and to stop making excuses for Glennon?”

    Or is it where the MGM comes in and tells Licht that Glennon is the messiah?

    Only time will tell ;)

  11. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I think he hit it right on the head when he talked about moving down. I’d love to see the Bucs move down into the 10-15 range (if possible), pick up another #2 pick and get a guy like Eric Ebron in round #1. They always say that a young QB’s best friend is a good TE (we saw what Timmy Wright did last year)! Getting Ebron would give us 2 great young TE’s or allow Lovie to move Wright back to WR which is his actual position (he played out of position because injuries and lack of quality players at TE last year). Then in Round 2 we could still get a couple of impact players on O-line and D-line!

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like a good politician….he said absolutely nothing except our O-line didn’t play well….that has been a constant.

    Pick at 7…..trade up…..trade down….more likely trade down. Draft is very deep….still get a shot at an impact starter if we trade down. Would love to have an extra 2nd & a 3rd….

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Personally, I see the desire for more picks, but I would prefer to stay where we are.

    But if they can trade down and still get a difference maker, I’d be happy with that.

    I learned my lesson last year. Just because I don’t like the picks, that doesn’t mean they are not good ones. Spence was a complete surprise.

  14. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Competition for Glennon is great thing, and will only bring out the best in him. He thrives on it… He basically walked into NC state and packed Russell Wilson’s bags. You’ll all eventually learn that Glennon has franchise QB mentality and drive. Josh McCow, Vick, horrible Bortled, Carr, Garoppolo…. It doesn’t matter. Glennon will answer in August.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Jeagan1999, I don’t see the point in drafting a TE this year. I do see a slight need, its just that there are other, more important spots to address with limited draft picks.

    A 3rd CB or 3rd WR, OL or DE or QB. Any of those would make me happy.

  16. Buc Neckid Says:

    All we hear all day long is
    1) that this is a Deep Draft,
    2) there will be a large turnover on this team
    3) Licht (previously has said he) is a BPA kind of Guy.
    all leads to signs that the Bucs WOULD trade down for more picks.
    Some Mocks show that Carr is still out there in the early second
    so trading down in the low first and getting him plus pick(s) would be a good plan if that is the direction that they are thinking.
    But again, everything is smoke right now

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    bigpoppabuc Says
    “Competition for Glennon is great thing, and will only bring out the best in him. He thrives on it… He basically walked into NC state and packed Russell Wilson’s bags.”

    I think you are rewriting history for a guy that is not accurate in the deep passing game.

    One key component for a pocket passer is the deep ball, and Glennon lacks in that area. Can he improve? I don’t know. They say you cannot teach accuracy. We’ll learn if that is true this year.

    And btw, Glennon’s game got worse as he got more experience. Classic case of defenses getting tape on a guy and turning him into a bust.

    I’m not calling him a bust, I’m just saying he’s earned nothing.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    In a draft that is deep like this, I prefer them to trade down too. So that’s my new draft wish for the 7th pick. Trade down.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…I know what we saw with Glennon last season. But if you read some of the pre-draft analysis on him, many people said he had a good deep ball prior to the draft.

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Buc Neckid Says
    “Some Mocks show that Carr is still out there in the early second
    so trading down in the low first and getting him plus pick(s) would be a good plan if that is the direction that they are thinking.”

    Most mocks are WAY off base though.

    If I was GM I would be claiming I would take a kicker or punter in round one…just to mess with peoples heads ;)

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Maybe, Buc1987, but that was in college when he had more time to throw and he certainly has not proven such is true (yet) in the NFL.

    Personally I hope he’s the next Tom Brady. I’ve made my stance clear…I just don’t want all the eggs in one basket. We’ve done that too often over the years.

  22. Jeagan1999 Says:

    @BuccaneerBonzai…I agree that TE may be a bit more of a luxury this year, but Ebron is a special player! Check out some of his highlights on youtube from his last 2 years at UNC…this guy is Vernon Davis 2.0! at nearly 6’5 and 245lbs this guy is as fast as a lot of WR’s, is tough and has great hands! He would also allow us to move Wright back to WR (his natural position) to match up with V-Jax and Willimas giving us a very talented group of pass catchers! Then we could spend our second round picks on upgrading the other positions we need to address….add a few good FA pick ups and the Bucs would be loaded for bear next season!

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    One of his major flaws in college was his footwork in the pocket. Some analysts said he is a project QB as well.

    Actually I think I read from one of them that said he can throw the deep ball, but not accurate enough for the NFL.

  24. Shane Marco Says:

    Joe, have the Bucs shown any interest in Easley as a mid round pick? He would look pretty nice next to McCoy.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    Well Bonzai..it’s a good thing Schiano got fired in more ways than one then. If was not fired, Glennon would of gotten gifted the job.

  26. Shane Marco Says:

    I like how most assume that we will take a qb with our first pick no matter where we pick. This team needs to reload in the two most important areas on the field ol and dl.

  27. BoJim Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Or is it where the MGM comes in and tells Licht that Glennon is the messiah?”

    No. Obama is the Messiah. Glennon beats out his competition and starts next year. ;)

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m with you Shane. I’ve been banging the drum for O-line for awhile now.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe…quick put up another anti-Glennon article. The bashers are bored with this GM guy making excuses for Glennon.

  30. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Freeman improved his deep ball accuracy and Glennon’swasnt as bad as some say… He had some bad deep balls and some great ones. I get the sense that all of the Glennon bashers just regurgitate what they here the “scouts” say. Pocket presence, deep ball blah blah blah. I see plays like he made agansr Seattle and Buffalo and San Fran and we I see a rookie QB playing better than the scouts thought he could.

    again, I don’t have to prove anything for Glennon… He’ll do that on his own in camp.

  31. BamBamBuc Says:

    bigpoppabuc Says
    “Competition for Glennon is great thing, and will only bring out the best in him. He thrives on it… He basically walked into NC state and packed Russell Wilson’s bags.”

    No, competition for Glennon is a good thing, not great. Good because we’d have two adequate QBs, one will win the job, the other will be a backup. A great thing would be an upgrade for Glennon. That way we’d have a better than adequate QB and a backup that works hard to get his starting gig back and may end up as a better than adequate QB in Glennon.

    It’s similar to saying we needed “competition” for Myron Lewis. Why??? If it’s really competitive between the two, they both suck and I’d rather not have either. Isn’t it better to upgrade than to get similar talent to “compete”? I suppose if you’re unsure if a guy is worse, similar, or better you may bring them in as “competition” to see where they fit, but if you have a shot at a guy that has obvious skill advantages, but is untested at the NFL level, it’s more likely to end up an upgrade than simply competition.

    You may bring in competition for a guy like Penn. Penn is good, and if it’s real competition either Penn will get better or get beaten out, which means the guy we brought in is better than good.

    Also, in a “deep draft”, I understand wanting more picks, it means more chances to “hit” on draft picks. Even in a deep draft, not all picks will pan out. More picks likely means more hits than misses. But you could also look at it that we’re fine with 5 picks, that we’ll get 5 players to contribute whereas most years, we’d be lucky to get 2 or 3. That being said, why not keep the 5 we have this year, but trade up with picks from next year and get the true upgrade at a position. Whether that be QB, WR, DE (unless we’ve already upgraded Dawson and Owusu in FA, or Clayborn and Bowers). Use the deep draft to hit on all 5 picks, and give up next year’s picks if it doesn’t appear to be as deep.

  32. Phillip Says:

    @lightningbuc

    This is why you were called what you were yesterday.. Thank you for proving my point about you… You run your mouth on a blog website comments section…Seriously??

    Just because someone wants a new QB and is sick of settling for mediocre play means you gotta talk s h ! t about them? Seriously kid grow up..

  33. Phillip Says:

    @lightningbuc

    This is why you were called what you were yesterday.. Thank you for proving my point about you… You run your mouth on a blog website comments section…Seriously??

    Just because someone wants a new QB and is sick of settling for mediocre play means you gotta talk s h ! t about them? Seriously kid grow up..

  34. PRBucFan Says:

    He better be trying to throw people off with his “hinting” of moving down because I really hope we move up for a QB.

    Disappointment is inevitable perhaps lol

  35. BuccoBill Says:

    I wanna play cards with this guy. I could get rich!

 
 

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