Jason Licht Now “Bored”March 21st, 2014
Few general managers — shoot, maybe none — were as busy last week as Bucs GM Jason Licht. The first-year Bucs front office man all but turned around his roster in a handful of days. He was so busy that Licht told CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora that since the first few days of free agency, he has all but played solitaire on his computer for being “bored.”
It was quite the haul, in all, in a very short period of time, and with some order and normalcy restored at the Bucs training facility, Licht is quick to joke about how mundane things are these days (while readily admitting his work is anything but done).
“Really, I’ve been bored these last few days,” Licht deadpanned, reflecting on a wild beginning to his tenure, and then quickly acknowledging that his team is far from done evaluating free agents, preparing for the draft and mulling trade possibilities as well. “But in reality, part of our plan to do this was to make a lot of changes to upgrade our roster — starters and depth — and we knew that in order to do that it was going to be frantic and frenzied, and we had to have a lot of balls up in the air at the same time. I can’t say it was surprising, no, because that was part of our plan.”
In that article, Licht explains how, after weeks of meetings with Bucs coach Lovie Smith and the football staff at One Buc Palace, he felt he had to ignite a massive renovation in order for the team to be competitive.
And one doesn’t have to read too much between the lines from Licht’s quotes that he and Lovie do not feel backup quarterback Mike Glennon is ready to lead the Bucs as the team’s starting quarterback.