Licht: Jameis Is A Veteran

March 23rd, 2016
Considered a veteran by the GM.

Considered a veteran by the GM.

So what’s it like to be an up-and-coming general manager in the ranks of the NFL?

You become a popular guy.

That’s Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, who is everywhere you look at the NFL Owners Meetings this week in pedestrian Boca Raton. Every other media member wants time with Licht, the rising star. Thus, he’s everywhere.

One of those places was a sitdown on SiriusXM NFL Radio with good guy Alex Marvez. Joe has an excerpt of the radio hit below. One thing caught Joe’s ear: Licht’s confidence in America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.’

Despite Jameis entering his second season in the NFL under his second head coach, it doesn’t seem like Licht or the Bucs plan to hold anything back with Jameis. In fact, Licht referred to Jameis as a veteran.

“He just needs to do the same thing as he did last year and that is get better week to week and game to game,” Licht said. “Work your butt off, which he has. [Jameis needs to] cut down on mistakes and make better decisions. That is his whole goal and every good quarterback has that goal. He’s no different than a veteran quarterback right now.”

Well, the first step in making sure Jameis is veteran-like was to bring Doug Martin back. Mission accomplished.

The second would be to bolster that limited-depth of a receiving corps. Joe has a hunch between now and the start of training camp, the Bucs are going to bring in a veteran receiver, especially since the status of No. 3 receiver Louis Murphy is uncertain at this point. The St. Petersburg native had major knee surgery in November.

Why should the Bucs bring in a veteran free agent? Two words: Donteea Dye.

For more of Licht on SiriusXM NFL Radio, click the orange arrow below. Audi courtesy of SiriusXM NFL Radio.

5 Responses to “Licht: Jameis Is A Veteran”

  1. MadMax Says:

    They need to just go ahead and pick up Roddy White. Cant hurt and Im sure he wont be too expensive,

  2. Ocala Says:

    I’d be a big fan of the Bucs drafting Coleman from Baylor in the second round but I’m not sure he’s available then
    Lots of production and great speed and great hands biggest downside is he’s only 5’10.

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    the biggest thing that will help jw is the defense…if we can get off the field, create turnovers and limit teams to fg’s, we will have great success…GO BUCS!!!!

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    If Jameis has time in the pocket – he will do GREAT things this year in the passing game. I hope at the very least Licht plans on drafting a developmental OLine player or 2. If Stanley is available at #9 – that has to be SERIOUSLY considered….

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Dye had some absolutely terrible drops last year. What is intriguing about him is his speed. He has that afterburner kind of speed where he can break away- problem is he needs to catch the ball first. Hopefully his hands improve. Either way, I believe we add at least 1 WR between draft and free agency.