“Please Accept Our Apology”

March 22nd, 2018

The apologies are being Tweeted at general manager Jason Licht.

Fans are literally poking the Buccaneers’ architect on social media with heartfelt cries for forgiveness.

Please forgive us, Mr. Licht!

Legions of Bucs fans have been stomping around the Tampa Bay area for the past month — until today.

Call it residual rage from a promising 2017 season gone bad and what appeared to be Licht ignoring the team’s greatest offseason need, a pass rush.

You’re darn right Joe has been a cheerleader for these battered fans. They deserved to be fed up and fried after years of no playoffs, the longest streak in the NFC, and 12 years of no double-digit sackmaster. Joe aches and yearns for relief as much as anyone.

These fans deserved to be skeptical of Licht, who was on his fifth year building a pass rush. They had every right to react flabbergasted that mighty Robert Quinn and Michael Bennett were top defensive ends traded recently to the Dolphins and Eagles, respectively.

A lot fans even earned the right to be bitter after buying hundreds of tickets for a team that hasn’t had a winning record at home since Chucky was head coach.

But that exasperation has evaporated today. Licht got the job done in a huge way by trading for stud DE Jason Pierre-Paul. And he only needed to cough up a third-round pick to the Giants. After all the anxiety, Licht got the job done. He rebuilt the Bucs’ defensive line in a hurry.

Hope has been restored.

Optimism feels right again.

That’s what being a fan is supposed to be about. And Licht returned that glorious gift to us.

Thank you, Mr. Licht.

Joe will leave you with a Tweet that said it all from Bucs Uncensored host Justin Pawlowski, The Commish.


111 Responses to ““Please Accept Our Apology””

  1. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Biggest hole on this team now is the secondary…Derwin or Minka gonna look great in pewter and red next year

  2. Bnomo Says:

    Still need d backs big time.

    Offensive line some updating.

    Running back, please.

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    We shall see. Never know what players are going to do when they come in and leave the Bucs. I’m liking this new line though cus I think Buckner is a good Dline coach and he’s been the one picking out what players would be a good fit for the line. KEEP THE FAITH 2018!!!

  4. Pepsi Says:

    we swung and missed on both Quinn and Bennet. thankfully Giants showed up out of nowhere as a trade partner. There seems to be a very fine line between hating Jason licht and thinking hes the man with the genius plan. Ill continue to judge Licht like I do with US presidents. Praise them when they do good and criticize when they do bad. Not going to be apart of the the blind “follow the licht” crowd
    or a stubborn hater at this moment.

  5. Andrew H. Says:

    Cornerback, Safety, RB, 2 OLinemen…that’s all we need, with plenty of time, FAs and the draft to help supply it.

  6. No need to apologize Says:

    I don’t recall an apology to the fans after last years 5-11 debacle. This move doesn’t change last years record. And after four years without a pass rush, I don’t see why licht is getting any apologies. Nice job licht, but there’s still work to do if we are going to compete in the NFC.

  7. Yar Says:

    QB’s had all day to throw last year, no backfield can handle that. Buc’s backfield isn’t that bad.

  8. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    The more and more I think about it I want Fitzpatrick 1st and the best RB available in the 2nd. Barkley will not be there, neither will Chubb or Nelson. If Nelson was available I still don’t know if that would be the right pick. I have hear rave reviews about Fitzpatrick and picking a G that early seems to be something that might be able to be filled with quality in the 4th round too. That wouldn’t be the same for a DB.

  9. Steve in Mad Beach Says:

    This has really cranked up my enthusiasm level. Now the pressure is on to hit another grand slam in the draft!

  10. Ben Says:

    Secondary gets hammered but that’s down to lack of a pass rush. Will improve even if nobody is added.

  11. Kstoges Says:

    i want minkah saftey and Can play corner him and pluto is straight nasty and when he rolls to corner let conte come in I know people hate him but I actually think he’s servicable and it would only be when minkah rolls to corner sometimes idk I think minkah is the pick if he’s there

  12. SOEbuc Says:


    Round 1. Fitz/James
    Round 2. Michel/Guice (Will Hernandez if both are off the board)
    Trade back into Round 3. OG if no Hernandez in two/ RB (if worthy).

  13. Kstoges Says:

    i AM so happy we got JPP tho way to go Jason way to freaking go guys we might have a 10 sack guy in our door for the first time in a long time I know Gerald is a damn happy man rn

  14. g720 Says:

    Please get a corner or 2, because I don’t know if I can take watching Hargreaves trying to cover someone again this year.

  15. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    SOE count me in on the Will Hernandez boat. That guy is a mailer and if he’s there in the 2nd you almost have to do it.

    Minkah scares the kaka out of me. Those Alabama system DBs don’t often have success on the next level.

    I like Ward, Jackson, Derwin, Davenport, or Landry. Assuming Nelson, Chubb, and Barkley are gone which they might be.
    Trade down and get an extra 2nd and 4th AND still get one of my above mentioned players and I would be ecstatic.

  16. Bird Says:

    The best is the whining going on Babyfest.

    People cried when we didn’t get Bennett. People cried when we didn’t get Quinn

    Now we get jpp and he is washed up.

    You know that all 3 had 8.5 sacks last year? Yah. The same. And jpp is younger then Bennett. Not sure about Quinn.

    All troll baby whiners go root for a new team.

  17. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Oh and I really like Eva but didn’t mention him because we signed so many DT already and have invested a good amount on that position.

  18. Bird Says:

    Jpp coming home and playing in front of kid that lives here.

    Fire him up

  19. Seminole Bill Says:

    I’m assuming he will keep his number 90. Where can I buy a #90 JPP jersey? Are they in the stores yet? Just kidding, but I will buy one when it comes out.

  20. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Vea*. I like Eva Mendez too but not at DT. She can play center.

  21. Tom S. Says:

    Jason Licht is 22-42, has missed the playoffs all 4 years and has been bottom of the NFC South in 3 of those years.

    If anyone should be apologizing it should be Licht.

  22. Tony from L.A. Says:

    Don’t stop fixing the most important area on the team.
    We’re still one injury away from abysmal on both lines.

    One more DE and one more interior offensive lineman in the first two rounds of the draft.


  23. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:


    Go Bucs!

  24. miken Says:

    I like the move but before we say, “I’m sorry”… let’s see if he produces. Sometimes a player is let go or traded for a good reason.

  25. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    I will give Jason a pass after next season is over. He made some bonehead picks last year which we are still recovering from. We aren’t out of the woods yet. Get Barkley and I will be a Lycht fan again.!!!!!!i

  26. ArgYeMaties Says:

    *Raisin’ his glass full of 🍺* Well done Mr. Licht! Well done in deed.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    Ryan Smith is still the #2 corner on the team… it’s way too early to celebrate.

    Also did the team ever officially say Marpet is being moved back to guard? I know everyone assumes that Dirk couldn’t be such a dope as to keep Marpet at C and move Jensen, but I’m just curious if it was ever made official? Someone let me know if we heard anything official on it.

  28. TeddyTB Says:

    Naw Tony you tripping we gotta get some help in the secondary and a starting rb. This trade actually makes the trade down option a better look outside of Barkley falling to 7. A trade with the bills could make Derwin, Sony, and Hernandez possible. Or some other combination with Jaire at cb

  29. Mike Johnson Says:

    Yes Joe..Hope has been restored. But Winning has not. Every team in the NFl has bragging rights right now. Just like our Bucs did this time last year. Again, I am..cautiously optimistic. Hope..can be a terrible thing unless its realized. Everybody is sayin what we are gonna do. OK. Then lets see our Bucs get it done.
    I want to…see us have a winning season..get to the playoffs..Win the division. Anything less is..Unacceptable! Then I will…Hope!

  30. Dlavid Says:

    Please please please ……. this one move does not absolve Licht and company ! A soon 30 year old vet ( yes he is a much improved upgrade ) not “elite” as described by Licht statement . Still a lot to prove here . The general consensus on the last Ira podcast was a strong C , so this moves it up to a strong B . For an under achieving team and mediocre coaching staff we need the A+ move this off season . Still have the draft and training camp casualties to go ! And results are all that matters this year for Licht !

  31. Winepeddler Says:

    Hopefully someone on the staff of the Bucs has seen Flowers and can speak up for the drafting of Quinton Flowers.
    Even a seventh round if he falls that far.
    That kid is a football player and the Bucs could put him at damn near any position and he would do a decent job. As a backup to the backup quarterback, a running back or receiving from any place in the backfield.
    J.P.P. is back home, don’t allow Flowers to leave it, please.

  32. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    I like how you think. Although it probably won’t shake out that way, Derwin, Sony, and Hernandez would be a tremendous haul.

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I said I’d reserve judgement until the opening day roster….really the only reasonable position to take.

  34. DB55 Says:

    Jury is still out

    if JPP and Curry don’t get 20 combined sacks between the two of them the deals are busts.

    Your paying these two guy close to 23 million vs McDonald and Ayers at 9. So we can expect at minimum 2x the production or at least 14-15 sacks between the 2. Anything less will be uncivilized

    So if JPP pulls a ghost Johnson and curry maintains his 3 sacks there will be pitchforks on Dale Mabry. That would be a total of 7 sacks and as Pablo would say that’s no bueno

  35. Matts17 Says:

    Last thing anyone owes Jason Licht is an apology. Sorry don’t see this being a game changer trade. He maybe better than what is here now but his best days are behind him.

  36. DBS Says:

    You guys and your poor wallets. How much has been spent in the last say 16 years with no results. And your worried about money like it is yours. Hope your not homeless because of it.

  37. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    I see one tweet from the Commish. I still look at Licht sideways but neat that we got and USF alum on the team.

  38. Tony D Says:

    I definitely think Mr. Licht has done a good job improving the D-line, although I think it’s way too early to ask for forgiveness. The additions of Allen & Curry give the D-line a bigger, more physical presence and with J.P.P. a better edge rusher than we’ve had in a while, I don’t think opposing QB’s will be shaking in their cleats. I think our run defense will improve, as well as the pass rush to a certain extent but not by leaps & bounds. So.. good job Mr. Licht but don’t roll those sleeves down just yet, there’s still more work to do.

  39. DB55 Says:


    FIRST OF ALL who’s the fck is you? You don’t address me directly you reply to the group and if your comment is worthy enough then I’ll respond ha just fckn with you man.

    Idgaf about the money. I’m simply looking at it from a good deal vs bad deal perspective and money vs production is a thing in any business. I just want results. But if you pay 2-3 times as much and don’t get any more production then that’s your job shun you knows what I’m saying b? One shun! word to gawd. Dead a$$

  40. PRBucFan Says:

    ill say sorry once he addresses our biggest weakness last year

    the 32nd ranked pass d

    If anything it’s even worse with McClain probably signing with the Cards.

    1 draft pick isn’t going to save that terrible unit, needs more attention.

  41. PRBucFan Says:

    And JPP is essentially on a 1 year deal

    nothing is guaranteed and they can move on from him if he doesnt pan out

  42. passthebuc Says:

    The proof is in the pudding. Let’s not get a twist in the panties just yet, let us see how it plays out.

  43. BucEmUp Says:

    I’m not buying into anything. I’ve said for two straight years I don’t care who you have on this team unless Mike Smith changes the position he has his dbs playing in nobody will get to the qb. You.coukd have got Quinn, jpp, peppers, have a healthy Noah spence.I DON’T CARE WHO YOU.GET!!!!!


    Get ready for everyone mid season to say jpp is done, Jason Licht needs.to.be fired.etc etc

  44. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What I never understood is why we didn’t bat down more passes….if you can’t get there….put your hands up…..at least JPP brings that with his game.

  45. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo likes Pablo’s Bucs new Dline and Coach…….Pablo thinks change is good…..Pablo knows if Gholston wasn’t guaranteed, he would be gone too.
    Pablo is waiting for Biff to join Hason, Mitch, Beau, Vinny & Noah….Pablo thinks Henson should play Oline & Dline…..Pablo likes nasty…like Pablo’s womens.”

  46. passthebuc Says:

    Even if there is not the increase in sacks one would hope for, there will be an increase in hurries. It also should result in the QB’s having to step up in the pocket faster and allows McCoy to do damage. Should you be successful in attaining a quality corner, you will set up your linebackers. I see more interceptions coming.

  47. Frank Pillow Says:

    Jason is a good dude- maybe one of the most humble and decent-minded folks in the business. I’m sure he wants to win and win badly. That being said, you are your record and in Jason’s case, there are far too many Ls than Ws.

    For every Alexander and Marpet, there have been colossal flops across FA and the 2016 draft class leaves a bad taste in many a mouth. The inability to find a pass rush and refusal to upgrade at RB cost this team games last year- and I’m not even harping on CB or the kicking situations.

    We don’t owe Jason or anyone associated with this team an apology with respect to the product they’ve produced for the past decade. We just don’t.
    But we can and should acknowledge his effort here to try and improve this team.

    I’ll save judgement for the final roster and what they do on their field next season. Be smart and be bold Jason- we want to believe in this team. You crushed our souls last year. But you have an golden opportunity to win back our hearts in 2018!

  48. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Who’s Biff, you ask?….Biff is a mythical character of Pablo’s…..let’s call him Biff Martinez.”

  49. SOEbuc Says:

    Now that this has happened, we have to go secondary in the first unless Barkley is still there.

    Fitz/ James/ Ward/ Jackson

  50. Onetrickpony Says:

    I’m not drinking from that pitcher again.
    Show me instead ,that ya-ya stuff is worn out with me.
    That goes for everybody from Jamis to the
    water boy and all of the coaches and the g.m.

  51. Ed Says:

    JPP and Curry are upgrades over Baker and Ayers. Enough said.

  52. SteveK Says:


    Trade GMC for a 2 or 3 and sign Donke Kong Suh!

  53. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    PRBucFan Says:
    March 22nd, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    And JPP is essentially on a 1 year deal

    nothing is guaranteed and they can move on from him if he doesnt pan out

    ^^^Don’t forget we gave up a 3rd and a 4th for him. Huge investment for a rental. Horrible move.

  54. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    passthebuc Says:
    March 22nd, 2018 at 5:51 pm
    The proof is in the pudding. Let’s not get a twist in the panties just yet, let us see how it plays out.

    ^^^Pudding and panties in the same post. Where you party bro? LOL

  55. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    We did not give up a fourth…we trade a fourth and are 5 picks higher in the 4th because of the trade……get it right.

  56. PRBucFan Says:

    “Don’t forget we gave up a 3rd and a 4th for him. Huge investment for a rental. Horrible move.”

    We gave up a third and moved up 6 positions in the 4th to the second selection in the round by swapping 4ths with them.

  57. SteveK Says:


    Wrong, dude!

    We gave up a 3, and swapped 4s. Giants get our 4 (108) and we get their 4 (102).

    Let’s go, bro! If you’re going to have the great Mr Brooks’ moniker in your screen name, then you need to be better than that, please!

  58. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It’s really difficult to predict how a player will turn out….Past performance, health, age are good barometers but not guarantees….

    Perhaps JPP will be motivated because of the USF connection…perhaps not. We really won’t know until he plays. He seems to me to be self-motivated and driven to succeed. The loss of the finger may even make him more competitive.

    You can take a player like OJ Howard and all the signs of success are there….he has the talent, size, speed and character to be great….but no guarantee.

    I see the same thing with Quenton Nelson…..should be a great player but you never really know.

    Look at Aguayo…..if he was an UDFA or a late round pick…he’d be a steal and a bust……but moving up in the second….he’s a very bad pick.

    I’m for letting these new players play….sure prove it….same goes with Buckner….I do know this….we desperately needed to make some changes and we did.

  59. Duke Says:

    DB55, and group…


  60. Buc4life Says:

    I say sign EJ Gaines and draft Davenport…I think people will be sorry for passing on the kid when it all shakes out…I’d be happy with Nelson, James, Fitzpatrick, Vea the Iowa corner and Ward don’t do it for me but i could be wrong…definitely need to draft at least another couple lineman…best thing about this move is we are in a position to take BPA even though we should always do that

  61. rrsrq Says:

    Truth of the matter, he tried to trade up for the number two spot after seeing Chubb at his pro day, the Giants said we know what you are doing, so they gave us JPP while the draft the next JPP. No apology for showing your hand too early

  62. theodore Says:

    First pic of JPP in a Bucs uniform: https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fqohqbbwxe3rqrzovoe.jpg

  63. AlteredEgo Says:

    theo….LOL….nice work….perhaps one of the Joes can feature it on the front page

  64. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Jason Licht’s buddy from Arizona is Defensive Coordinator now for the Giants, and plans to install a 3-4 there.
    JPP is a 4-3 Guy, so guess what ?
    The Giants decided to get rid of him for that reason, and because he has a non cap friendly contract.
    It was a good trade for BOTH teams, and remember, we gave up the 69th overall pick to the Giants.
    We need to win NOW, if Licht and company want to keep their jobs.
    The additions of Curry and JPP should ensure Tampa will not be at the bottom of the league in sacks again next year.

  65. BritishColumbiaBuc Says:

    Licht is the man. Jamies, our young OL, Kwon, Beckwith, Grimes, D Jax. Not convinced Hargreaves is kaputz – he is still young enough. How about OJ? We can all agree Aguayo was a No No but if the kid wasn’t a loser it could have been brilliant. I’m all in to keep Licht and I bet we will have a pleasantly surprising draft

  66. DBS Says:

    Look what you wrote and it still boils down to being about the $$$$$. And your wrong. Sacks are not all anyone looks at and you know it. Don’t care if they get 5 sacks but get constant pressure, Hits, cause fumbles, force errant throws that get picked, stop the run, , anything that is productive in making that defense better. Then they are not a bust.

  67. Kstoges Says:

    we need to keep Jason I’m telling you guys we haven’t had a gm like him maybe ever all he’s done is being consistent talent to this team every year I know the wins aren’t there yet but guys it’s a matter of time this JPP deal is so BIG it literally changes everything guys I guarantee even if we got chub somehow he still wouldn’t be as productive as JPP year one this is so huge for us and I thought it was for a 3d and a 4th but I was wrong it was just a 3d and a swap 4 Im so happy so fn happy WERE GUNNA BALL THIS YEAR BALL.

  68. BritishColumbiaBuc Says:

    Can’t be peeved at Licht for Baker and Sweezy. Can’t be peeved at Lict for Hargreaves and Ryan Smith. His job is to bring the Talent. Smitty on the other hand. Idk how he pulled off that wicked win streak 2 years ago, but last years defence was a shame. Koetter needs to harden the F up on Off. Smith needs to construct this D like our 9-7 Season or dump both of these ‘Almost-There-Falcons’ Losers

  69. bucs_365 Says:

    The cap charge for JPP is significant. If we want to make any other moves in free agency, and hope to extend Marpet, D. Smith, and Kwon, we’re gonna have to dump some salary — the only 2 candidates are Sweezy and Gholston, though I think Gholston could become more effective with a better coach and a more competitive group. He’s still fairly young and could be a part of the rotation…. I suppose we could also make some room by moving on from Dotson, with Benenoch taking over at RT.

    The other JPP expense is that 3rd round pick. In order to fill in some holes, we gotta find a way to get a 3rd rounder back. Or a 2nd rounder… I’m smelling a trade down when our pick comes up.

  70. Topcoach1978 Says:

    @Joe I here everyone screaming for Derwin or Minkah….but how about this draft Denzel Ward in the first and put Hargreaves in the slot where he belongs weve seen he is not an outside corner! Outside of Grimes we have nothing on the outside! And in the second draft your running back and hop back in second rd and get a true strong safety like Ronnie from Alabama pick up an SEC caliber gaurd in 4th rd!!! And BOOM we make the playoffs if Jameis gets his ish together how about that!!!

  71. stevek Says:

    Kevin Pamphile signs with the Titans!

    Good luck, Kevin!

    Fingers crossed that Nelson falls to 7. “Come to butt head, hehe.”

  72. Rod Munch Says:

    Completely different note, but I’m reading Gotti’s Rules, a mob book about John Alite who worked with and hated the Gotti’s – anywho he ran a bunch of scams and a bunch in this area including a valet parking scams and interest in local night clubs here. Anywho he mentions in his book that Keyshawn was a very cheap tipper always trying to pull the “I’m Keyshawn” gimmick so he didn’t have to pay kids parking his car, meanwhile Sapp was a huge tipper – which he says is maybe why Sapp went bankrupt.

    Just a little tidbit I thought I’d share.

  73. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    bucs 365

    Gholston is guaranteed in 2018…..ain’t goin’ nowhere


    How do you “hop” back into the 2nd round without a 3rd round pick and not giving up your 4th……are you suggesting we use 2019 picks?

  74. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Sapp wen’t bankrupt because he’s a fool…off the field….

    Keyshawn is a cheap ba$tard….but really smart….

  75. larrywoods3 Says:

    Call me crazy, but I’d take DJ3 over Minkah all things being equal for the most part. Only because we don’t need another “quiet” leader. We need brash in your face alpha dog like Jalen. James suffered A)because of the injury that he was still recovering from and B) Charles Kelly had no business coaching that D. Had James had Pruitt or a d coordinator with a pulse, this isn’t a discussion. I just hope we can get a young DE later on in the draft to groom

  76. JAB83 Says:

    Who was the #1 Rush Defense in the league last year???

    Who had the most sacks last year???

    Don’t Sleep On Big Willy….

    (They are the only ones that need to apologize. Stop Rubbing Their Belly)

  77. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Гμcking love it!!!
    It changes nothing for me though.
    1st Vea
    2nd*RB Sony
    4th BPA and so on

  78. D-Rome Says:

    Screw that. Apologize for what? I’m not going to apologize when the Jason Licht era has a worse winning percentage than the Mark Dominick era. I’ll apologize if the Bucs are in the playoffs this season.

  79. DB55 Says:


    anything that is productive in making that defense better. Then they are not a bust.

  80. Issic haggins Says:

    Let’s slow the roll a bit the d backfield is still the worst in the nfl and there are some very skilled vets that could be here for a fifth or sixth .We will give ole chance taker Licht a pause as he may be waking up to the fact that if you put feelers out and are ready to act you can improve a team quickly. The chance of drafting a corner that makes the d backfield better for 2018 is slim . Even or Guard yes , but not corner !! I hope Licht keeps the smelling salts close as this team needs a corner prior to the draft or they will be reaching for need terribly.

    We all know you can win w a c plus rob but not an F def backfield

    Remember Licht got schooled on Quinn and apparently the smelling salts have awakened him to what his JOB is !!

    Now find a good corner , Go Bucs !!!

  81. JimmyJack Says:

    You can’t not like this move. That’s just not possible. If you know anything about NFL Football you know that JPP brings a PHUCKING Hammer with him.

    We stand around as a friggen fanbase carrying sticks and being proud of them……and damm straight too!!! But this dude right here, this JPP, could destroy all our sticks with his hammer. He destroys QBs and games too! I’ve seen him tons of times play in big time games and take them over from his edge. This guys a stud!!

    Does that mean it’s going to us more wins in Tampa? Nope.
    Does it mean Quinn and Bennett don’t make him look old? Nope
    Does he even sniff a run at 10 sacks? Who knows

    All we know is we got a stud playing End for us now. The potential on our Dline is higher then it’s been in a long time. That alone makes it exciting as a fan. If you aren’t excited you don’t know enough about football. Those that do know JPP is a truely great player. Time to get jacked about out trenches!!

    GOO BUCS!!!

  82. JimmyJack Says:

    Welcome to Tampa. Get in Line.

  83. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Stickcarrier leader is like a roller coaster, lets all RELAX, still got a ton of things to go on and work towards getting out of the cellar again on paper looks good but like stick leader paper champs n blowhards dont win lombardis

  84. LakeLand Says:

    Jason Licht should be apologizing to us.

    He traded a potential 21-22 year old, healthy, 2 handed, 10 fingers player

  85. Not there yet Says:

    I’m with D-Rome

    Easiest fans to please in the league with one of the worst track records for winning. Jpp had been really good his entire career but not one of them was a year he played for us. Yes the line has been improved but here they all go “projecting success” like we all did about the type of offense we would have last year

    I applaud the move and think Licht has saved his job with what he’s done for the defense but I’ll get excited about wins

    When are people going to learn about getting over excited during a bucs off-season

  86. Pawel Says:

    Have you all noticed Licht fixed the offense, we need to give him time now finding defense players.

  87. JimmyJack Says:

    Not there yet.

    It may not be the wisest thing to get excited about a 5-11 Tampa Bay Yuccs team but you just don’t have a pulsebeat if you don’t get excited about getting a player as talanted as JPP.

    Now maybe you don’t watch any other teams except the Bucs. That’s the only legit reason not to be excited.

    I agree the excitement is best to be tempered……I mean come on, he’s a DE. There are still plenty of ways to lose a game……..But still remember….A guy like JPP is a reason you can win one too!!!

  88. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    pawl fxed the offense? havent seen that yet, no rb, no RT, maybe a center, mayve a suspended qb, lots of time

  89. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Eric Reid would be another good get by licht at safety, he claims he has changed some things in his pre game rituals

  90. B Coburn Says:

    I’m not ready to celebrate til I see results… I’ve been a bucs fan long enough

  91. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    So are the “stick carriers” going to flip flop yet again?

  92. SteveK Says:

    It’s hard not to get excited about JPP. He’s a beast and s tough SOB. For the first time since Mike Bennett, we have a legit pass rusher DE.

    Spence may pan out, but he can’t be relied on. JPP is an animal, a tone setter, and I think he will eat some of the LTs in our division alive: Matt Khalil, Jake Mathews, and Ryan Ramcyzk got put on notice today. The QBs in our division now have to account for a menace off the edge.

    Gerald has a complimentary piece. Add in the addition of Curry and it’s looking better, much better than last year.

    I like Beau Allen and Mitch Unrein too. If they’re rotated accordingly we will have some depth.

    I’m alsonof the mid we need to bolster our Defensive Line early. If the big three are gone, then flip a coin between drafting Marcus Davenport or Vita Vea. We need to invest an early pick(s) to fix our trenches. If we can get a deep rotation of defensive linemen, then we will give our opoonents hell.

    Bolstering our D-Line will give us a proper look see at Vernon Heargraves. I don’t want to give up on he or Ryan Smith yet, and the presence of a legit pass rush should only help those kids.

    2018 is an exciting year. We should be proud of the effort put into fixing our wretched trenches thus far. I hope our first pick, second too if a stud RB is not there, go towards building talent on our lines. We should have some legit depth. If Nelson is gone at 7, most likely, then flip a coin for Mount Vea or freaky Marcus Davenport.

    The time is now to go all-in on fixing the trenches. Get the big uglies in place and it will all start to come together.

    If the big three are gone, and a team offers the moon to trade up for a QB, then I hope we take it and get some awesome depth for the trenches.

    I hope we don’t take a Safety in the top 10. Unless they’re a second coming of Sean Taylor, Ed Reed, no thanks.

    Unless Denzel Ward is the next Darrell Green, no thanks. We need trench players more than anything. We need talent and depth on our lines.

  93. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    stick carriers in full flip flop mode…. skyway back open they all have returned to their village from atop the skyway

  94. DoNUTS Says:

    Bucs were at Manziel workout today? Hrmmm..hope they are not prepping for bad #3 news.

  95. SteveK Says:

    I’d sign Manziel to be camp meat. He’s a polarizing figure and once upon a time a talented prospect.

    If ASH can turn it around, why not Manziel?

    I don’t think Jameis will be suspended, but you never know what puppet master Goddell has cooling? I do believe Jameis is free and clear to ball out this year. If we could somehow get him a stud RB, then look out!

  96. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    im w u on manziel signing what could it hurt

  97. Eric Says:

    Great day for the bucs and Jason.

    Good to see.

  98. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    • DeSean Jackson | Cap $ Saved: $11,000,000
    • J.R. Sweezy | Cap $ Saved: $5,250,000

    • William Gholston | Saved: $4,282,500
    • Gerald McCoy | Saved: $8,501,250

    **Combined Totals: $29,003,750

    • Bennie Logan $8M
    • Kenny Vaccarro $4.5M
    • Ross Cockrell $4.5M

    New Rotation
    RDE Vinny Curry | Noah Spence | Will Clarke
    RDT Gerald McCoy | Mitch Unrein
    LDT Bennie Logan | Beau Allen
    LDE Jason Pierre-Paul | William Gholston

    WLB Lavonte David | Devante Bond
    MLB Kwon Alexander | Adarius Glanton
    SAM Kendell Beckwith

    CB Brent Grimes | Ryan Smith
    CB Ross Cockrell | David Rivers
    CB Vernon Hargreaves | Javien Elliott

    S Chris Conte | Keith Tandy
    SS Justin Evans | Kenny Vaccarro

    That’s one damn good rotation; heading into the draft.

  99. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Now you’ve got tons of flexability heading into the draft.

  100. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I would LUV for us to sign CB Bashaud Breeland or CB E.J. Gaines.
    But for whatever reason, it seems like we’re not interested.
    So maybe there’s got a corner or two, we’re eying in the draft.

  101. NFLNut Says:

    LUVMYBUCS … I LOVE your posts … one of the best … keep up the good work.

    Personally I feel like Licht should sign a #2 CB (Gaines or Breeland) and a starting SS (Boston, Vaccaro or Reid) before the draft …

  102. SKBucsFan Says:

    One DE signed during the declining years of his football life will not elicit an apology for Licht from me. He hasn’t signed enough upgrades to make a significant difference. He’s had 5 years to put together a competitive team and has failed miserably.

    The draft is our superbowl.

  103. denjoe Says:

    Every year Licht makes more holes on this team, than he can fill and idiots are apologizing. Smh he finallly made an effen trade bfd! Maybe they decided to try to sell some tickets!

  104. XpfcWintergreen2 Says:

    I have an idea. Let’s rehash the NFL Draft choice for the first round pick that the Buccaneers made in 2010.

    1. “The Bucs should have trade up to number one, jumped in front of Detroit and taken Suh.”

    2. “No, we should have traded down with the Giants to fifteen and taken Pierre-Paul.”

    3. “Yeah but, ….. @@#$%*_))&%% && ……”

    4. “Wait a minute!! Licht wasn’t even the GM then.”

    ….. And I hear you say, as I fade away … We don’t have to wait ’till tomorrow … oh … oh .. .

    Go Bucs!!!!!

    P.S. Y’all, I was just funnin’ wit’ ya’ 😀

  105. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Thank U, NFLnut – I enjoy yours as well.

  106. Topcoach1978 Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan yes thats what im saying Licht cant bank on even being there next year so nobody is gonna miss giving up something in 2019 to have a player that contributes to a playoff team in 2018 these deals are made everyday in the league its not impossible or might not cost as much as you think! Hell he got back in the 2nd rd to get a sorry kicker! Cant be any worse than that!

  107. Duke Says:


    There is a problem with your suggestion.

    It makes entirely too much sense. The fact is that the team hasn’t ever operated on that characteristic. Historically, the team seems to believe too much sense is a contagion that is to be avoided at all costs.

    What’s the team’s, ie business, corporate mission statement?

  108. The Buc Realist Says:

    The lows and highs of the sheep and So-called fans!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!! It has now been 9 days since free-agency started!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  109. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Are people really complaining about giving up a third rounder for a guy like JPP???

    Sweet Jessy, you have all been whining over every failed trade and the lack of impact free agents! You finally get what you want and STILL complain!

    JPP has a good 4 years in the tank, and we got him for 3 of them. Think about that.

    And his dead cap space ends this season, so he can be cut any time after this season if it doesn’t work out.

    This was the best trade of Jason Licht’s GM career, people.

  110. Duke Says:


    The stories about Key are absolutely 100% correct.
    The fact that the cheesecake factory in the international mall refused to wait on him. Same with the bar a couple doors down.

  111. LakeLand Says: