Bucs’ “Top-10 In Ink” By This Weekend

May 1st, 2014

lovie and lichtWhen Jason Licht was hired as Bucs general manager, he said he would pound on Lovie Smith’s office door over and over and over again, if necessary, in an effort to sell Lovie on a player.

There would be no 11th-hour, draft-day hollering and angry chest bumping to make a decision, Licht said.

This morning on WDAE-AM 620, Licht said he and Lovie would have the top 10 players on their draft board completely settled in a matter of hours.”That’ll be in ink, at least by this weekend,” he said.

Licht emphasized the Bucs put just as much effort into the second round and beyond. And at Tuesday’s pre-draft news conference, Licht and Lovie painted a picture of a harmonious, happy working relationship. Siegfried and Roy were never this unified.

Joe gets that Lovie and Licht will be on the same page when the draft bell rings, but where it gets hairy and things change fast is when that phone rings and it’s a team looking to trade up with a package of picks with 140 seconds to make a deal.

4 Responses to “Bucs’ “Top-10 In Ink” By This Weekend”

  1. Lunchbag Al Says:

    These two are not newbies Joe. Your last paragraph would almost insinuate that chaos might occur between the two if a certain scenario presented itself and they wouldn’t be able to co-exist and make a valuable decision.

    I have faith that these two (along with their hunters and gatherers) have, and or will, play through every possible scenario that might happen. They call it a ‘war room’ for a reason.

    My father told me years ago, ‘Plan your work and work your plan.’

  2. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    This is why I tnk I love the NFL… the first 9 months out of the year, you cannot lose.

    Think about it… the ne season, essentillystarts in Jan if you don’t make the play offs. So that means that the new year resolutions align with the coaching changes et al.

    And from there you have free agency, the draft and the camps and pre-season.

    You basically can not lose for the first 3/4 of the year.

    And if you don’t allow football to ruin your life when your team doesn’t win, then you can get through the last few months… and then it starts all over.

    So for 9 months, things are GREAT!

    … on paper.

  3. Sweets Willie Says:

    Imagine the chest bumping when Free and GMAC were taken! Rockstars sunglasses were knocked off!

  4. biff barker Says:

    The Siegfried and Roy comment was kinda creepy.