Licht Preferred Bucs Over Dolphins

January 25th, 2014


About once every Olympic year, Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer grants the local pen and mic club unplanned time to discuss the Bucs. Thursday afternoon was one of those days.

One of the reasons Glazer wore a smile on his face was that he and his family had real competition from the Dolphins in vying for the services of new Bucs general manager Jason Licht.

In the end, Team Glazer didn’t have to sweat. Licht wasn’t exactly won over by the Dolphins, though the club wanted to continue interviewing him.

“I had lengthy conversations [with Team Glazer],” Licht said. “I was in the Miami hunt for the general manager’s job; they wanted to extend those talks. I thought [the Bucs opening] was way more comfortable for me than [Miami]. That’s going to be a great job for somebody. But I felt more comfortable [with the Bucs] and thought this would be a better fit.”

Now a cynic would suggest just about any job sans the Browns is a better gig than the messin Miami under star-struck owner Stephen Ross.

Patrick Nohe of the Miami Herald Twittered not along ago he has seen the dumpster fire of a general manager’s search in Miami before. It was a Scooby Doo episode. After the evildoer was captured by Shaggy and Daphne, the mask was ripped off the would-be ghost and the culprit was none other than Jeff Ireland.

19 Responses to “Licht Preferred Bucs Over Dolphins”

  1. Bucfan#37 Says:

    The best team won out for the services of GM Jason Licht.

  2. Lev Says:

    What else is weird is how Miami’s last GM and owner came to a “mutual agreement” to go in separate directions. Something was off there

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    So we beat Miami three times in one year…(preseason also)

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I really like our NEW Rockstar! Or, shall we call him our “Meathead” General Manager, since that is the title he kind of gave to himself ?
    Our, our “Ray Of Light” General Manager Jason Licht ?

  5. Mike J Says:

    Several Miami GM candidates have intimated confusion at the power structure there.

  6. Mumbles Says:

    He chose the right team, we got the right guy!

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Licht at the end of the tunnel?

  8. JBo$$ Says:

    Joe, where’s the Revis Video???

  9. Mike J Says:

    Detroit wanted Lovie, too.

  10. You Go Joe Says:

    It’s strange to be on this side of the field. Actually getting the right coach and GM.

  11. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    When he gets fired will the ” licht has gone out” ? or just lict’s out, or do we bring in Shawne Marriman to do the Lichts out dance???

  12. Tye Says:

    He is now the Bucs “Guiding Licht!”

  13. Joe Dunn Says:

    If God was going to give the state of Florida an enema, he would stick the hose in Miami. It sucks down there and their fans are very fair-weather. He made the right decision.

  14. al121976 Says:

    the realist is already talking about the firing of the new gm, now i know its not personal, he is just a negative nancy.

  15. BucPuck Says:

    Anyone watching the Senior Bowl? Carr looks really good.

  16. Couch Fan Says:

    Dee ford is looking good to.

  17. Fritz50 Says:

    “mutual agreement” to go in separate directions.

    Corporate speak for. ‘ I’m firing you , but throwing you a bone, & letting you leave without announcing that I fired you’

  18. Clowney Says:

    I watched the Senior Bowl. The announcers said Carr was the best QB this week. I just didn’t see it on the field.

    The bowl organizer said that last year 3 out of the top 5 picks played in the game. They were very proud of that fact. He went on to say that this year, they wouldn’t have any players chosen in the top ten.

    If Carr was looking “really good” they would probably pimp him as a top ten pick.

    Dee Ford had a couple sacks and was probably the best prospect out there but they said he was probably a 2nd round OLB going to a team that plays a 3-4 defense.

  19. Jon Says:

    Yep light is right. He saw all the talent and knew it was a better job. Ha