Jason Licht: “The Fans Should Be Frustrated”

November 3rd, 2014

LichtmugTampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht is not hiding.

He was out front and center this morning after yet another tough loss.

“Here at the midterm, the record at 1-7, you can’t say anything but it’s unacceptable,” Licht said on the new Ronnie and TKras show this morning on WDAE-AM 620. “The fans should be frustrated. We came in here wanting to win while we were retooling and rebuilding this roster. It hasn’t worked out that way. We’re not deviating from our plan.”

You can hear all of Licht via the WDAE-AM 620 audio player below.

49 Responses to “Jason Licht: “The Fans Should Be Frustrated””

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    “Frustrated?” How about pissed off, embarrassed, forlorn, and tired of spending huge money on tickets, parking and food to watch this bunch of clowns?

  2. willie d Says:

    Curse of Eric Page 1-15 with the QB from FSU being a bust starting after his first paycheck.

  3. Sick of this $hit Says:

    Where has this dude been hiding? We have been frustrated since week 1. Great vision.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Tom – Stop going. It’s really just that easy. I can’t go to the games, because I don’t live there, and I’ve gotta tell ya, it’s really easy to let these losses go. I don’t have any money tied up in the team other than my sunday ticket package and as soon as the game is over I turn off the TV and I’m on to the rest of my day. It’s phenomenal, when your team is bad. Make them earn your business back. You can watch the games from home and have a ball with friends and family. Make the team win your patronage.

  5. Ray Rice Says:

    Where is being pissed off and frustrated going to get me Jason? Talk all your bull$hit but you are just speaking out of your anus. Retooling my a$$. Get some FUKN wins.

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    The “plan”
    Yeah keep doing the same thing that has not been working. Go back to LovieDovie’s lap.

  7. Zam Says:

    I’m more mad and scared.

    Mad because most of us questioned the personnel moves in the off-season, including and especially quarterback, and now we’ve seen we all know more than these supposed “experts”.

    Scared because there’s no reason to think the Bucs will have any success with the high draft pick. Scared because it will be years before this hiring mistake can be righted.

  8. Mike10 Says:

    Maybe it’s too soon, but I’m waiting to hear this guy admit his mistakes with talent evaluation. Every acquisition/trade/release has been a failure, and we’re still on the hook after this year with some of these turds. It’s not retooling, it’s regressing.

  9. Tomcin Says:

    L&L can not evaluate players. Owusu should still be here, along with Page. They were lucky getting Murphy back after thet cut him. I also liked Scott Solomon who was not great but he was a rookie & had heart unlike wasteful Bowers. As much as I hate saying this Couzins played a lot better at Lt than Collins. Its not saying much for Collins. What a waste of FA’s. Knowing L&L I’m sure they will screw up the draft if they are still around. hoping not.

  10. bucrightoff Says:

    Hack GM is a hack. Well, I suppose he could come out and admit he’s a puppet of Lovie and pin it all on him, which I think we’d all think is awesome. Let’s at least be dysfunctional, interesting and horrible as opposed to predictable, boring and horrible.

  11. billy buckaroo Says:

    Our plan hasn’t worked at all
    we are not deviating from our plan

    Sounds like infinite wisdom

  12. nate_tweetz Says:

    “The Plan” that isn’t working… Or maybe it is… Is the plan to lose? Tank for the draft? As incompetent as these guys are we’ll only win one game this year and still find a way to screw ourselves and end up with the 5th pick in the draft. lol… At this point, they should have had a fire sale before the trade deadline. They should have traded V-Drops and the MuscleGerbal for whatever they could have gotten draft pick-wise. The 2 of them probably won’t be here next year anyways. Clean house! Bench our overpaid, non-productive FA’s to send a message and hope the Raiders, Jets, and Jaguars win some more games.

    At this point with LVD, he might not want to resign with this crappy team. I wonder if GMC is regretting it. Sounded like it yesterday.

  13. Mike10 Says:

    Tom, I’ll raise you a Mankins, Verner, Johnson, (passing on Hester), Zuttah, McCown, and anyone we drafted not named Mike Evans!..

  14. RastaMon Says:

    Loser & Loser

  15. BirdDoggers Says:

    I would say the fans were past the point of frustration after the second game.

  16. nate_tweetz Says:

    This team is bad, but the majority of the losing is because of horrible coaching.

    Our special teams coach has to go! (along with a slew of others). We have the worst special teams in the league. Koenen all of a sudden can’t punt the ball more than 25 yards and our kick protection is about as strong as wet tissue paper.

    Our lack of an OC is unexcusable. Yes, Tedford was expected to be the OC, but he’s been out before the season even started. But did L&L bring someone in to call plays? No. They thought they would be ok letting a QB coach call plays ALL SEASON!!! What is that!?!?!

    Leslie Frazier (running Lovie’s Defense) has managed to get run out of stadiums and give up leads in the 4th quarter on a weekly basis.

    Lovie has allowed all of this to go on and wants to stay the course with this plan. Seriously? Maybe there was a reason this guy was sitting in his basement for a year when we hired him. Doesn’t seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

  17. OneLove Says:


    I mean is it really “coaching” or is it a lack of execution on the players?? I mean sure your going to hear Head Coaches all over the NFL take the blame for “players” not executing, but that doesn’t mean you should believe that it’s their fault!!

  18. Bear the Bucs Says:

    Jason – Trade the 2015 2nd round pick for Johnny Football. Throw in a 6th rounder if need be. With the 1st round pick, either a monster Defensive or offensive lineman. 3rd round – Whatever you didn’t pick in the 1st round.

  19. RastaMon Says:

    Simple….take a look at the starting line up these two boobs put together for the start of the season….everything that has followed has been rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic !….hey….L7L’s net worth just took a huge jump up today…NFL pay day

  20. Mike10 Says:

    Why trade for Manziel? What about a Mallet or a Garrapalo (sp?) or Murray… look at some of those guys. Just like Lovie, I haven’t seen anything from Manziel to believe the hype.

  21. mike n Says:

    I don’t think us fans should be frustrated or disappointed! Calm down… The really real football that’s important doesn’t really start untill after Thanksgiving. There is still a lot of footbal leftl. If this was a football game, the 2014 Bucs would only be in the late part of the 2nd quarter.

  22. Buctebow Says:

    Nah I’m not frustrated, or mad anymore. That ended a few games ago. Now it’s entertaining just watching how they find new ways to mess up every game.

  23. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Not apologizing for L&L, but it’s way too soon to say all their draft and FA moves have been sh!t. The FA so far look bad, but the past draft class has shown some interesting promise.

  24. RastaMon Says:

    I am still open to the idea of starting Glennon….he is playing pretty much as one could expect considering his expirience and surrounding talent and coaching….I am much more concerned with L&L….seasoned NFL vets stumbling and bumbling. I see room for Glennon to improve…Lovie has reached his ceiling…..well he stared at his ceiling in the basement for a year

  25. ToesOnTheLine! Says:


    Argh!!! What is it with some fans and their pining for Mallet!? Dude is worse than either QB on the Bucs roster. It has to be the same enigma quality that Kirk Cousins and Matt Flynn had until getting exposed for what they are?

  26. mike n Says:

    glennon = taller Gradkoski

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s all fine and dandy Mr Licht just keep tanking the season. I have no problems with what so ever.

  28. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    BirdDoggers said:

    “I would say the fans were past the point of frustration after the second game.”

    Yes that is so true B-Dog! I am sure a lot of people question why us Buc fans come onto sites like this and rant and rave so much about how ****ing horrible this team is; well its because we are fans. I went to the damned Ram game and it made me sick to my stomach how that game was lost, if L&L simply treated the team coaches and players like typical employees of a company, then some heads would have rolled after that game, particularly on special teams… I have been a Buc fan since ’76; back in the days when games coming from places like Green Bay, Houston, St Louis and KC started at 2PM instead of 1PM or 4PM and somehow stayed a fan throughout all those bad Culverhouse years but nothing compares to the garbage we have seen coming out of One Buc this season!!! Buc fans love Tampa football and its so sad to see it get this pathetic where you wish the team could go 5-11 or 6-10 ala a Ray Perkins squad circa 1989…..

    If us fans were not so passionate about the Bucs we would quit b*tchin’ and moaning about how damned cheap the Glazer brats are or how L&L must’ve had frontal lobotomies before the start of the season or how there should be a Vegas inquiry after each time the Bucs throw a game with idiotic play calling and move onto another hobby but we stay here and vent and rave because we simply want a team that can be fun to watch and win a few ****ing games each year, its not much to ask; other franchises actually win games as they rebuild, why can’t the Bucs do that Mr Licht???? Why can’t yourself, the Glazers and Lovie deliver a few damned wins???? At least then watching this franchise could approach an enjoyable level again and some of us will consider actually coming to a game in person even though you charge about 5 to 10 times what it costs to go see the Rays and a lot more than what it costs to see the Lightning play and their product is much more enjoyable for Tampa fans now as they win a helluva more often as do Willie Taggert’s USF Bulls; even though the team is rebuilding after firing Leavitt and having Skippy Holtz set the program back a decade and at least they have won at RJS this year….. The way things are now, I suspect the bus trips going to LeRoy Selmons in Fort Myers will be running again in 2015 as the Bucs will likely be blacked out a lot! Who the hell wants to shell out $ for the garbage L&L have put on the field?????

  29. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Insighful comments Mrs Smith (aka OneLove).

  30. RastaMon Says:

    What Fort Myers Dave……..said

  31. ihateloviesmith Says:

    tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies, tell me tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.

  32. nate Says:

    Wait there are still fans?

  33. OneLove Says:


    Other Franchises actually win games as their rebuilding!?! Oh you must be talking about the Oakland Raiders!! Good point!

    I’m a season ticket holder and quite frankly, do you think they really give a sh!t if we buy tickets or not? They are going to make BIG money regardless. Coming on here and crying like a little b!tch doesn’t help solve any problems…

    Lovie isn’t going anywhere. So let’s put away all the Kleenex… He’s going to get at least get 2-3 years to try and right this ship and if you think that ANYONE else could do it in less time then you need to get your head out of your ass.

    I mean look at what he inherited… It’s kinda like Obama when he first took over the White House!

  34. phil Says:

    Good news for Jason. He’s right we are frustrated. And we will continue to be frustrated until Lovie is fired. Someone needs to be held accountable for this crap. If Lovie is back next year we should all be wearing Jets T-shirts.


    Which we have endured for way too many years. You would like to think in has to end at some point but I don’t see anything to make me think the suffering won’t go on for many years to come.

  35. MTM Says:

    Frustrated- Oh that was the Raheem era.
    Disappointed that was the Schiano era.
    Disgusted is now the Smith era.

  36. Tom Edrington Says:

    Anyone remember when Lovie proclaimed he could go 8-8 with the defense?

  37. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Gave away ALL of the remaining club season tickets/parking pass and club food card for this year, not renewing. Dropped off entire closet of Buc Gear (polo’s, hats, jerseys) to Goodwill. Maybe, just maybe will watch the remaining games, but cant waste four hours on Sunday watching this stuff. Licht is just talking about this year. Fans like us have been watching this putrid football since 2008 (2006 was nasty too!) . I don’t know what Joel and Bryan need to do, but man they better get with it. Its gone from excitement, to anger, to now indifference. If fans don’t care, then it will be hard to get them back.

  38. Brent Says:

    Look I would not have hired Lovie and give him an f so far for a grade. I just can’t see firing him. It would be a p.r. Nightmare. I think you have to give another year with an actual offensive coordinator. While that time passes I would talk to a consultant like parcels, cowher, polian about who would be good potential coaches for our team. The way things look now we gotta shot at Winston mariotta. So, gotta hope Lovie can get it together in a year and a half if not need to be prepared to move on.

  39. Brent Says:

    I’m tired of hearing this no talent crap. Our o-line sucks and its hard to win like that cause it ruins everything. But we have proven good players in their prime: David, gmc, McDonald, golston, banks, verner, Rainey, Martin, Evans, Jackson, Dotson. And I would add I think foster, gholston, Jackson, Glennon, asj are decent. So fix o-line draft qb early mariotta/Winston and find oc. Voila 7-9 wins. It’s not complicated. No oc+Lovie’s new defense+awful o-line === 1-7..

  40. DB55 Says:

    The only good players we have on the team are schiano men + McDonald. The problem is Lovie doesn’t seem to like schiano men very much and has done everything he can to kick them off the team or sit them on the bench.

  41. FR Says:

    Frustrated man you are just like Lovie u have no clue

  42. sho nuff Says:

    then stop giving away talent for fat, broken has beens….mankins was an absolute rip off!…let me guess you got swayed by the wanna be tough guy beard and tattoos….go beyond their past, your invalid physicals and buy RESOLVE…because the way I see it you bought a bunch of weak freaking sauce….

  43. sho nuff Says:

    yo figurehead….exert some authority or get dragged down with lovies hubris….this will be your last GM job if you continue to hold that overrated coaches water

  44. Mike10 Says:

    Isn’t there like a class or prerequisites that he could have taken before taking this job? Why do i feel like this guy is learning on the job. He’s over his head and putting us back so much farther than we already are.

  45. Rutgers4Schiano Says:

    FORT MYERS DAVE FOR BUCS PIO….(Public Information Officer)

  46. Rutgers4Schiano Says:


  47. Rutgers4Schiano Says:


    I am frustrated and pissed off because I beleived and bought into all of your pre-season hype (LIES). So once my hopes were sky high it only took a few games to see 1) The fans were lied to 2) You have no idea what you are doing 3) Lovie has no idea what he is doing 4) Tedford saw the train wreck that was coming and skipped out 5) Most of the O-Linemen you got rid of are starting for other (winning) teams. Yeah, I am frustrated, so mad I want to get drunk and releive myself outside the door of your office.

  48. Bear the Bucs Says:

    One Love – How about stopping the political references. It’s defeating your case. Obama has had 6 years to fix whatever you deem wrong. Stop being a cry baby and quit blaming Bush for goodness sake ! What a Baby ! You are just a loser like the Bucs. !

  49. Buc1987 Says:

    Bear the Bucs…I second that his precious Obama sits at an approval rating of 40% with good reason. He does have a 95% black approval rating however. We all know why that is though. Color alone. Take away that 95% and that man would be in the low 30’s. Lower than when Bush left office at 36% approval. Right now Obama is only 4% higher than Bush with 2 years to go.

    The dems are just on edge with the election tomorrow as they know they are about to lose power and Hillary will be linked to Obama in 2016 repeatedly.

    Once tomorrow is over I hope to never have to mention politics on this site, but people like OneLove draw it out of me because it’s election time.