“We Have A Profile”

November 18th, 2015

Lovie Smith talks personnel

A little light was shed into the secret world of the Buccaneers’ personnel decisions this week.

Hardcore Bucs fans are obsessed with who makes the decisions at One Buc Palace when it comes to players.

Joe knows people who still receive psychological counseling because they can’t stop focusing on who the hell let Michael Bennett walk out the door for no good reason.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht once told the world last year that there was total personnel consensus at One Buc Palace. But take a deep breath and ask yourself, ‘What the hell did that really mean? And how could that happen among intelligent individuals, seemingly privy to Josh McCown’s game film of the last dozen years?

The truth lies somewhere in a cone of silence at One Buc Palace, and in most organizations.

GM’s serve a head coach. There’s little point to bringing in a player the coach doesn’t like, or that won’t fit the coach’s plan. But the majority of coaches also have neither the time nor the skill to be personnel gurus.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network on Monday, Lovie praised Licht and his “outstanding” personnel department and their various moves, citing acquisitions of Joe Hawley, and rookies Jude Adjei-Barimah, Howard Jones, Adam Humphries and Donteeya Dye.

“We’re on the same page as far as what type of personnel. We have a profile that we have for every position,” Lovie said. “And again, we’re all on the same page with that, bringing in those type of guys.”

The implication was that Lovie and Licht have a checklist for every position, and it’s Licht’s job to bring in those guys and Lovie, of course, picks who plays.

9 Responses to ““We Have A Profile””

  1. pick6 Says:

    consensus is impossible on a player to player basis. however, it is possible – in fact optimal – to arrive at consensus on the design of the roster and preferred traits at positions before the fact. you can definitely see the desired “profile” for their OL emerging, but they are still without an identity in most other position groups

  2. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Joe we all know it’s you who’s paying that psychiatrist $200/hr for that move. We’ve all moved on from it but you my friend are the epitome of living in the past. Acuhnamatattah homie! Ha ha ha! I know it must have really hurt when Bennett said he wanted to come back to TB!

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Classic master/lapdog relationship!
    This profile you speak of includes the highly priced talents of Trash McCown, Anthony Collins and Michael Johnson…all of which were expunged after 2-14 2014. A designed profile of excellence and competence?

  4. TAC Says:

    DallasBuc seems extra upset this week. The Tampa Oline which L & L built, out-shined your Cowpukes. Hope your Cowboy jersey didn’t get to many stains on it.

    Logan Mankins has already left a very large mark on this team with all the work he did in the off season. Hope he has another year or 2 in him.

  5. DallasBuc Says:

    TAC- not my team. Couldn’t give two shts about “America’s Disappointment” since I am a Bucs fan. But nice try!
    And it’s cool that you entirely ignore the content of my post opting for lazy Cowboy fan dig. You are not clever or original.

  6. TAC Says:

    What is your point? That the HC hired a GM, and they work together?

    You talk much about their failures which they correct very quickly BTW, but nothing about their success.

    You don’t sound like a bucs fan, more like a Lovie hater. Tunnel vision does that to people.

  7. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    So who’s the master and who’s the lap dog??? (Ha ha ha lol!!!) The one thing you and your cry me a river gang always do is only pick on one part of that equation. The part you guys simply ignore is that a lot of those signings the players were considered top free agents at that time. If L & L had not went out and signed them then the whole lot of you would have been crying why didn’t they sign any free agents like you did with Raheem. They tried to reload, it blew up in their faces but they corrected it quickly so now they rebuild starting with the offense next defense. They get rid of the mistakes quickly you give them no props, they hold onto Syke Jenkins and you complain. You guys truly need some cheese and crackers to go along with that WHINE!!!!

  8. cover deuce Says:

    We already know it was the Glazer Brozos who let Bennett walk, why anyone still needs help to figure that out is baffling.

  9. TheCollegeBuc Says:

    Profiles make sense: speedy, splash play lbs. leadership at qb (mccown and winston over glennon, not that i agree with mccown over glennon). Tall dunkaneers at recieving positions. Not sure if they know what they are doing at rb. D line is huge in the middle (melton mcdaniel) and they want smaller speedier ends (smith, ghost, etc). Licht definitely has some organization for sure, lots of misses on d line, o line, and secondary so far but this past offseason seems to have redeemed the o line at least with draftand signings of gos and hawley. It is extremely confusing that we went from signing cousins and collins to signing sleeper after sleeper this year, leads me to believe Arroyo was the main cause of our failure as a team last year