“You Probably Got Shot Down By Some Hot Babes”

May 2nd, 2017

The head honcho of the Bucs got his point across.

Appearing on “Good Morning, Football,” seen on the NFL Network co-hosted by Kyle Brandt, Peter Schrager, Nate Burleson and Kay Adams — without her porn glasses today (“Don’t ask me about my business, Kay”), Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht made an appearance and took a novel approach to get his point across.

And it worked!

Speaking about the upcoming “Hard Knocks” series this summer in which the Bucs will be featured on the NFL Films-produced HBO reality series, Licht delved into the popular yet sensitive area of the show where general managers often have to break the news to prospects that their NFL dreams are dashed.

Licht tried to explain to Brandt, a former soap opera actor, Princeton running back and past reality TV star himself, what it’s like for a player to be told he’s not wanted by an NFL team.

“You were on reality TV,” Licht pointed out to Brandt. “You probably got shot down by some hot babes. This is no different but it’s a little bit more of a dagger to their heart.”

To this, the GMFB set erupted and Brandt sheepishly smiled and nodded his head as if to say, “Yeah, got shot down in flames before by the busty blonde.”

Licht went on to say that for the players that are cut, there are still opportunities in the NFL, but perhaps not with the Bucs and the players have to keep that in mind and the Bucs have to make sure to emphasize this to the jilted players.

“We have to be ourselves,” Licht said. “We have to be genuine and up front with them like we always are.”

You can view the clip below.

25 Responses to ““You Probably Got Shot Down By Some Hot Babes””

  1. Nano107 Says:

    Keep it real Best GM we’ve had

  2. TrollSlayer Says:

    LOL yes!!! love our GM even more and more daily i would love to buy that man a beer almost as much as Ira

  3. Gencoimports Says:

    look like Licht was prepped to say that. Pretty funny

  4. Armando Says:

    Rachel Watson. Nothing more to say.

  5. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I don’t have difficulty giving credit where it’s due. The Glazers are now on a terrific roll as our owners. Since cleaning up their ManU mess and financial stress and readjusting to life as involved NFL owners the boys have done pretty well.

    Yeah some big mistakes along the way but if you think about it once they put ManU behind them they made only one huge mistake Lovie. Since then it’s been all good.

    And so look at the three parts of any football team that we see front and center…three positions that make a giant difference….GM…HC..and QB.

    We are now loaded in all THREE positions. And sports is entertainment and so I appreciate having three big guns that are all great interviews!!!!

    #3 with his infectious enthusiasm….DK with his honesty and dry wit…and Licht who seems to be a combination of those two. The Bucs are becoming a lot of fun to follow! I’m still trying to adapt to these strange feelings. LMAO

  6. ClodHopper Says:

    If you haven’t been shot down by some hot babes, you haven’t tried!!!

  7. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    More evidence that Doug Martin isn’t going anywhere

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “More evidence that Doug Martin isn’t going anywhere”


    This goes to show how 2 people can watch the exact same clip and get 2 different views. I’ve recently started to go to the side that Doug might just be back next year, but that clip has me thinking that my original feeling was accurate. He very quickly got away from the talk about Doug and moved on to talking about other backs. If you also notice, he was asked if he saw Doug as a member of the team, and he didn’t answer the question. Of course he’s going to talk up Doug. If he were to say “Doug doesn’t look good”, what would that do for any potential trade value?

  9. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Well Haiwaiian Buc I don’t wanna toot my own horn, but I’ve been pretty accurate in reading Jason Licht here lately.

    Not really hard, because 95 percent of the time he says what he means.

    “He has looked as good as I’ve ever seen him.”

    Not really so hard to decifer that.

  10. Joe Says:

    re: Martin.

    The Bucs are (rightly) sensitive about Doug Martin due to his personal issues that he apparently has sought treatment for (so we are told). So the Bucs are going to say all the right things because they want to support his battle against an an alleged addiction. That’s noble.

    Joe will write once again, running in a sandbox has absolutely zero to do with whether a guy can excel on a football field. There are valid arguments to keep or cut Martin. He hasn’t even participated in underwear football yet.

    The Bucs, in case you forget, are aiming for the playoffs. The powers that be at One Buc Palace have a lot of pressure on them now — good pressure. If they don’t think Martin can help them get to a playoff game, he won’t be on the roster. It’s really no more difficult than that.

    Martin is already out the first three games. Not good. Throw in his recent history (three out of four garbage seasons) and his age (pushing 29 as a running back is the danger zone) Martin is going to have to have a good training camp and preseason… provided he makes it there. That’s not even factoring in his salary.

    Before anyone jumps on Joe, remember Martin is allegedly battling a substance issue. Who knows if or when a relapse happens? Hopefully for his sake, that never happens.

    A guy — pick anyone, doesn’t have to have the name “Doug Martin” — can “look good” and “look healthy” and be of a good frame of mind. That does not mean they can produce on the football field. Two wholly different subjects.

    The NFL unemployment line is littered with guys who “work hard” and “look good” while exercising in shorts in the outdoors.

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    That’s it Joe, in a nutshell. It’s all on Doug. The Bucs hold all the cards and if he isn’t “up to snuff” so to speak, well BYE. They can’t afford to miss the playoffs any longer. There are a lot of jobs at stake!

  12. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    ^All valid points Joe, and I do understand where you’re coming from. I didnt think there was a chance Doug would still be on the Roster at this point.

    But thinga have transpired aince then that make me think otherwise. Jason Licht endorsing his physical condition, and the Bucs not drafting a Rb until the 5th round top the list.

    I’ll add one last thing, the vast majority of those unemployed guys you mentioned aren’t 2 years removed from being the 2nd leading rusher in the League.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    By the way, that picture never gets old!!!!

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I think Doug Martin is basically a “?” at best right now. Nothing will surprise me. While Joe is taking a slightly different tone here he seemed adamant earlier that we move on and Martin is off the roster as if it was guaranteed and I’m not seeing any other tampa writers with that opinion.

    I think it will be decided by how the RBs perform in training camp/pres-season more than anything. If Martin doesn’t look that great he’s cut. If he looks like the best RB we have then we probably keep him. If he is about even with a guy like McNichols then we probably try and trade martin for whatever we can. Or keep him for depth. And if any red flags for drugs come up at all at any point then he’s gone period.

    Personally I hope this McNichols kid is a better version of Doug and we can move on and get like a 5th rounder for him or something.

  15. Joe Says:

    But thinga have transpired aince then that make me think otherwise. Jason Licht endorsing his physical condition, and the Bucs not drafting a Rb until the 5th round top the list.

    Seems McNichols is more a threat to Charles Sims than Doug Martin.

    I think Doug Martin is basically a “?” at best right now. Nothing will surprise me. While Joe is taking a slightly different tone here he seemed adamant earlier that we move on and Martin is off the roster as if it was guaranteed and I’m not seeing any other tampa writers with that opinion.

    He is a question mark. There is ample evidence he cannot be trusted. A long-time Bucs beat guy said the very same thing just a couple of months ago.

  16. LakeLandBuc Says:

    I don’t know if Doug Martin will be back or not. But I’m all for the Bucs restructuring his contract or releasing him. I think we should go out and sign a veteran CB. Jason McCourty is the one that we should bring in.

  17. Lord Cornelius Says:

    For sure Joe. I don’t think he can be trusted for the simple reason that he has sucked more often than he has been good regardless of the reason now through a 5 year career; even when playing. A lot of backs in injured years still did well when finally on the field but his vision / patience / timing has been sh1t some years and that has nothing to do with health.

  18. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Consistent or not on a yearly basis but when Dougie is on he’s on like hot buttered popcorn! Before him we never had anyone run like him. He’s exciting to watch. The best jump vut in the business. He’s had an injury history and it’s gotta be tough on someone who loves to pound the rock.For some of you up here who beat him down for his addiction I wish you guys would go blow out your knees or tear your hamstring and see how fast you become addicted to pain killers. Ask Rush Limpburger how it goes. I hope he pulls thru so some of you up here can shut up. I’m sure next year we’ll draft his replacement. Still the rushing problem is not all his fault as it seems a certain Joe likes to lay it on. It starts up front with our swiss cheese line.

  19. MarineBucsFan Says:

    I have been following this debate since it started. I have been with Joe on this from day one. But after Licht’s interview with GMFB today, Im starting to see it Blake’s way more and more. I completely understand that Licht is going to keep his cards close to the chest but his words and action (or inaction) is starting to make me believe that Martin will be around throughout the season.

    I think there is a good chance that he may have wanted to replace Martin in the draft, but the board didn’t fall his way in that department. He didn’t want to reach because as Joe’s article from this morning points out, deep draft at the position plus not much separation from RB’s available after Cook.

    At this point, who is Licht going to replace Martin with??? Blount or Jamal Charles, I think NOT. What I do believe is Rogers is good enough to carry the load for 3 weeks. In fact, I think he has proven that already. It got him injured but he did it.

    When you include the rookie McNichols, we actually have a deep stable of running backs. Martin, Rogers, Sims, Barber, and McNichols…..Someone made the argument that we will be Running back by committee this year, I think he is right. These are all good running backs with particular skill sets that compliment each other. Martin is the closest do it all back. I don’t know that we can carry 5 throughout the season so I see this as a battle of 5 for 4 spots. Im starting to believe Martin is safer than most of us think.

  20. MarineBucsFan Says:

    One thing we all can agree on is that Martin will not come back under his current deal!!

  21. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Keep an eye on Charles Sims, he will be a UFA next season. This season he will be auditioning for 32 teams. We may see the 2015 version of him.

  22. Phil Says:

    There is nothing better than watching Kay Adams talk Buccaneer football.

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    I truly do not believe Our Buc players will handle Hard Knocks well. I am predicting..this will be a major distraction. I also think a lot of You’s should just knock it off with Martin. I salute Bucs caoching staff for giving him another chance. You readers will say Dump Matin. Yet you extol..Easy Money Sweezy for getting his money for nothin and his chicks for free? What hypocrites.
    Guess I’ll just have to settle for..the cutie pie posted above!!

  24. carrythatmofostick Says:

    i do not think he will be here come first game with miami

  25. @SarasotaJay Says:

    He is so refreshing as a fan and is on his way to being an elite GM #FollowTheLicht