Team Glazer Spells Out Licht Hiring Criteria

January 23rd, 2014

Glazers2013Team Glazer introduced new Bucs general manager Jason Licht today at One Buc Palace.

Ownership made it clear what they were seeking when they searched for their new GM: “Somebody who is all about football, scouting and a strong football background. … Someone who is going to work closely with Lovie in a partnership.”

Team Glazer said Licht had three interviews before his hire.

Licht said he met with Lovie Smith two years ago in Chicago and was very impressed, and he thanked Lovie for endorsing him to Team Glazer.

Stick with Joe for so much more out of this historic day. 

8 Responses to “Team Glazer Spells Out Licht Hiring Criteria”

  1. Bucfan#37 Says:

    I am happy with the Licht hire. So far the new Bucs braintrust gives me plenty of hope that a dramatic turn around is already in the making. I read where Licht’s name is pronounced like the word light. It looks like it would be pronounced as the word licked.

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    Yea StanGlassMan tried to call me out for pointing out that it indeed was pronounced “Light” and after the presser where Jason himself used the pronunciation “Light” hopefully that can be put to rest lol.

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    37, don’t expect an instant turn around. Expectations like that usually lead to disappointment.

    I like the new GM hire as well.

  4. PRBucFan Says:

    I’m extremely optimistic.

    I mean the odds have to finally be in our favor right?

    Our rate of failure has to be reaching a point to where statistically it has to be almost impossible not to start succeeding right?

    This has to be it. Please lol

  5. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    I really like Licht’s resume. Exactly the type of hire of GM hire that I hoped for.

  6. cmurda Says:


    Ha. Yeah I mean regardless this team is due after what 7 years o fno playoffs? Just by sheer odds we should be sniffing playoffs next year. In reality I definitely think a fast turnaround is in the making. First of all, most people realize Schiano didn’t have what it took to get the most out of his roster. The talent is mostly here already. It’s just about getting these men to perform to their potential. Lovie has that ability.

  7. PRBucFan Says:

    I concur

  8. 1976Buc Says:

    Great hire and I bet he believes we “build through the draft”. Oy Vay!