Jason Licht The Stalker

September 7th, 2017

Targeted his desire.

It just about shocked the Bucs world last week when, after a busy offseason restocking his safeties toolbox,AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht picked up former Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward who was abandoned by John Elway and the Broncos.

To hear winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter talk last night on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Licht had been stalking Ward.

It seems, Koetter hinted while speaking to Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt, co-hosts of “Late Hits,” Licht had a hunch Ward would be released and couldn’t call Ward’s agent quick enough with an offer when Ward was let go.

“Jason Licht, he had his eye on that T.J. Ward thing for a while,” Koetter said. “When the opportunity came, [Licht] pounced on it.

“We were happy with our safety situation… we were pretty happy. [But] if you have a chance to get a T.J. Ward you jump on it.”

Sounds as if Licht had a contract offer already prepared in the event Ward was released. Sort of like stocking up the liquor cabinet in the days before a hurricane hits.

Then Koetter repeated what he had told the Tampa Bay pen and mic club earlier this week, that you can never have too many good players.

If there is a bright side to the Bucs having their bye week on the opening week of the season, it will be that Ward has extra time getting acclimated to Mike Smith’s defense.

16 Responses to “Jason Licht The Stalker”

  1. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Well lottie f’n da! Bye also gives cutler 10 more weeks. All I gotta say is fuhhhhhhhhhhhhh-Q! I loved this week one matchup. Makes me sick, doesn’t help that I have to face Mike Evans & Jay Ajayi week 11 now in my Fantasy league lmfao pffffffff not funny. Horse shhhhhhhhheeeeee-it! I woke up on the wrong side of bed apparently

  2. ARGH_M8E Says:

    That’s a BIG FUHHHHHHHHHHHH-Q to the NFL, still fuming about this not being moved to Friday. All about the Benjamin’s huh?!

  3. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Wouldn’t want Rodger Godell’s salary cut anymore!!! He’s down 34million a year, ouch!!!! Lmao, I’m going back to sleep💤💤💤💤💤FU🖕NFL

  4. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Now im being monitored… Great job GM, TJ ward is a beast, we’re lucky to have him and the extra week will do him good.

    I was ready for football like the rest of us, lil salty obviously smh

  5. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Jason the Stalker. lol

    He better have somebody stalking Martin. I’m hoping before next month Jason offers Martin a “Sweezy” like re-structured contract full of incentives.

    The re-structure contract will make us Super Bowl bound without a doubt.

    In Jason Licht we trust!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  6. Dennis Says:

    The NFL didnt have any real good choices in this scenario. Playing week 11 was easily the best one although not ideal. The thought of Miami only having 6 actual home games couldnt have sat to well and it was impossible to play the game before Wednesday. Anytime after that the energeny personnel necessary at nfl games would have been unavailable as they were helping evacuees in a state of emergency.

  7. '74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Guys – you’re telling me that the players, coaches and staff should have left their families behind with a massive hurricane coming so that we could play a game in a county under a mandatory evacuation? We all love football and our Bucs, but come on! Safety first. Not to mention the added stress on the county police and emergency resources. It’s a game! This is life!

  8. Joe Says:

    Guys – you’re telling me that the players, coaches and staff should have left their families behind with a massive hurricane coming so that we could play a game in a county under a mandatory evacuation?

    Who exactly is suggesting the game had to be played Sunday at a neutral site?

    First responders are leaving their families so they can protect and save others. Haven’t heard a peep out of anyone bringing this up.

  9. '74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Or play at a neutral site – and again leave families and homes behind with a monster coming?

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Can you stop with the first responder nonsense. They are HEROES who sign up for this stuff and know EXACTLY what they are getting into long before they are called up.

    Comparing NFL players and their families to the first responders is like asking why they don’t pick up a gun and fight in Afghanistan. Or why they don’t ride in patrol cars like our police and put their lives on the line.

    There is a solid REASON first responders…military..and police put their lives on the line. They are risking their lives to SAVE other lives. A freaking football game and a 3% edge gained with a bye is an absurd comparison.

  11. Joe Says:


    Or play at a neutral site – and again leave families and homes behind with a monster coming?

    1. Joe is unaware of an NFL rule that suggests games cannot be played on a Thursday or a Friday.

    2. There are a helluva lot more important people than NFL players who have significantly less means than NFL players who will be doing just that: leaving their families behind. Cops, firemen, EMTs, etc, all have families too and they don’t make six figures a year.

  12. Joe Says:

    Can you stop with the first responder nonsense.

    No because it’s not nonsense, unless you put NFL players on a higher pedestal than first responders. All this hand-wringing about players’ families is a complete copout. The game, with proper planning by the NFL, easily could have been played at a neutral site yesterday, today or tomorrow.

    Unless a player’s family lives in Puerto Rico, who exactly is in danger today or tomorrow?

  13. DB55 Says:

    Puerto Rico is fine. Everyone is okay, thanks for the concern.

  14. BuccoDav Says:

    I doubt anyone is saying that NFL players or their families are more important than first responders…
    First responders and their families know that this is a real possibility when they sign up for the job. NFL players are just regular people who need to ensure they and their families are prepared and in a safe position during these times.
    In my opinion, a football game is no where near as important as anybody’s family.
    Especially when there was a simple solution to play during the bye week.

  15. LongSeason Says:

    Joes are full of crap on this.
    1. First responders know that part of the job is to leave their loved ones behind every day including times when their families could be in danger. They never complain about it. They just do it and all of us take our hats off to them.
    2. Just because someone makes a 6 to 8 figure salary doesn’t mean they don’t get to take care of their families. That sound more like a person who is jealous and angry that someone has more than they do.
    3. The logistics to move a game on short notice to a neutral site were probably explored by Goodell. Reality is they may not have been able to pull it off. Playing the game on Thursday or Friday in Miami would have interfered with city and county preparations for what at the time was a category 5 hurricane. People (fans) needed to be focusing on protecting their families and preparing as much as possible.
    4. There was a time long ago when teams had no bye-week and played 16 games straight. No breaks. Each year there were teams that lost big while other won with one of those winning it all.
    5. From here on out we fans do not have a bye-week which means we will not be without the Bucs until the first round bye. Which means I won’t be Jonesing for football for a week and forced to watch the stinking Panthers that week.
    6. There is no six. If you want a six, go back and read any point from one to 5 and call it 6. Anyways, I am always looking for our defense to get a couple of pick sixes.
    7. This is the extra point. At least Irma lost a lot of power after it his the Keys and Marco Island.

  16. LongSeason Says:

    Now to our regularly scheduled post.

    I think T.J. Ward needs a restraining order on his stalker. Licht is the stalker and stalkers can be dangerous people. Will Jason be allowed in the Bucs locker room this year? Stay tuned and we will find out.