Your Questions For Jason Licht And Bruce Arians

February 23rd, 2020

There’s no greater political spin that what comes out of the mouths of NFL general managers and head coaches from the end of the season until after the NFL Draft.

Need evidence?

Just look at some of what Bucco Bruce Arians said about Ryan Fitzpatrick and DeSean Jackson last year. Joe could fire off many more examples, but you get the point.

On Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine, Arians and Licht will field questions from media and Joe will get one heck of a smile out of any answer that represents the Bucs saying they’re still evaluating Jameis Winston. Yeah, and Joe is still undecided on the taste of beef.

Regardless, Joe will be there and involved in the questioning periods of these high-ranking Bucs leaders.

The comments section in this post represents a chance for Bucs fans to ask their questions of the Tampa Bay brass. Type them up and Joe will review them. Maybe Joe will like the phrasing of a question and use it verbatim.

Arians and Licht aren’t the type to embrace fan questions in a public forum on any kind of regular basis. (Are they that fearful?) Hopefully, that will change next season.

80 Responses to “Your Questions For Jason Licht And Bruce Arians”

  1. Marine Buc Says:

    How can you sleep at night after drafting a worthless kicker in the second round knowing that our offensive line sucked at the time?

  2. SteveK Says:

    Potential Question:

    “Should the fans expect playoffs in 2020, especially if we are given year 6 of Licht and year 5 of Jameis?, and how can we believe anything will change when it’s just been a sad show and re of the same?”

  3. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans first question should be,,,,,,,,,

    To ole stale biscuit: ” Do you now look at the below avg GM differently, now that you know that it is not the “reload” that you said going off of the below avg gm words, and information, now that you know a full rebuild is necessary??????”

    Second question, ” with your current knowledge, will you still ignore the truth, and proceed with the facade of a “reload”, and the fruitless pursuit of fixing the below avg gm’s mistakes?????????”

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Tye Says:

    Surely it can’t be that difficult to find an upgrade at the QB position, and the options have never been more plentiful in quality as they are this year..
    Which one will the Bucs get?

    If the Bucs are stuck withJW, the season is already over, they just don’t know it yet!

  5. Check your sheet Says:

    Here’s one directed to Jason or Bruce. How confident are you that Jameis can drastically reduce the interceptions in year two of Arians’s offense? Assume we aquire the Wisconsin running back or someone else in free agency as a legitimate every down effective running back. I think Jameis is a liability both in the regular season, and especially if we make the playoffs because he turns the ball over carelessly. For all of you defenders of the annointed one, is there any doubt in your mind that Jameis will not throw the dreaded interception/pick six in the playoffs when the stakes are the highest and when the pressure undoubtedly will get to Jameis? I don’t trust him to take care of the football because he doesn’t play that way and seems to relish the gunslinger mentality. Give me a winning game manager like Bridgewater and I’ll pay attention to one stat only, wins and losses, not the 5000 potential yards we may get from the turnover machine. Go Bucs!

  6. Bird Says:

    No doubt about it
    They have been hiding their poker hand as long as possible
    Now they are at the final table And everyone is watching
    Get em joes !

  7. ModHairKen Says:

    I just have some… questions that I was gonna ask. Umm, who do you think you are?

    What gives… What… What gives you the right?

  8. Bird Says:

    I have a question to ask :

    Should jameis get a restraining order against Ndog so he has a chance to live a long …healthy life ?

  9. ATrain Says:


    “ will the Bucs consider a promotion like: One free Beer for Fans when Jamie throws an INT “

    That way atleast if we lose everyone in the stands will still have fun

  10. Ndog Says:

    When it was clearly stated by Coach Arains last off season that in order for any QB to succeed, including Jameis, he needs a better running game, defense and kicker to help him. What is being done to actually make that happen? Cause while the defense improved near the end of the year we had exactly one 100 yard rusher all year and our kicker was a major part of at least 2 losses last year. In addition how exactly do you plan to better protect your QB, regardless of who it may be, considering the one you had last year broke a thumb, torn a meniscus and played with a sprained ankle most of the year? Having your QB beat up that badly is not a receipt for success historical.

  11. ATrain Says:


    30 million dollar man

    But you focus on the 600,000 kicker WHO CANT MISS

    But the Million Dollar QB can throw all Int he wants

    Kicker lost those games Not the INTs Jamies three





  12. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “reality” after 1 year, is that this regime has nothing but questions with NO ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Pelsbuc61 Says:

    Marine Buc, Licht actually gave up draft picks to trade up to pick Aguayo. So the question is how does he even have a job, let alone an extension. Second question, where do I sign up to get paid big bucks to be utterly incompetent at the GM job?

  14. NO FEAR... Says:


  15. Wesley Says:

    Jason- at what age did you have brain damage?

  16. DBS Says:

    Arians. Why do you seem to have accountability for some players bad play but not your QB? And do you believe in the age excuse that has been used every year for 5 years now by fans for the bad decisions and turnovers by Jameis?

  17. geno711 Says:

    How about this?

    In the last couple of years you have had guys such as JPP and Suh that have played a very high percentage of snaps. In fact, historically both of those players year in and year out have played a high percentage of snaps even with teams other than the Buc’s. If you are not able to re-sign them do you have to replace them with two players instead of one?

  18. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans ask:

    “If ole stale biscuit is the “win now” coach, when will the “winning” start”???????????????

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Pete I Says:

    I assume you mean recipe not receipt Ndog because if you have the receipt for Jameis ” meaningless stats ” Winston America’s QB Mr excrement,

    Then by all means we should return him for our moneyback.

    And if not we should just donate him to Goodwill.

  20. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Will the decision to re-sign Jameis affect the decision whether or not to draft a QB in early rounds?

  21. SteveK Says:

    I’m scared we are gearing up for another year of the same old crap, how is this year going to be different, and if Jameis is back and turns it over more than anyone- and we miss the playoffs again- then what????

  22. Tye Says:

    @SteveK – you’ll hear the same mind numbing excuses from the same minions to give him 1 more year… year 7 will be when JW improves.. Bla.. Bla.. Bla..

  23. Alanbucsfan Says:

    I would think Bucs would have a legitimate backup this year (assuming Jameis is back) as insurance against the turnover machine rearing its ugly head again, otherwise you are probably right.

  24. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Are you afraid that if you cut JayMiss ndog and Rod Munch will do donuts in your front yard in their matching Prius-s?

  25. Sport Says:

    It’s difficult to make well informed decisions, but nearly impossible with the no tampering rules and deadlines set by league, what changes would you suggest to improve your ability to make multimillion dollar decisions during the offseason?

    In BA I Trust!

  26. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans ask:

    “Why was the only improvement, from players that were replaced, or injured rookies from the year before?????? When will the “coaching up” that was so talked about supposed to take effect????????????”

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Dewey Selmon Says:

    How would you feel about jameis cutting his int’s in half? An how would it make you feel knowing he cut his int’s in half and it would only drop him to 3rd instead of #1?

  28. Pick6King Says:

    “If Jamoist was in the woods, and no one was around, how many interceptions would he throw?”


  29. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Ask if we can start Winston off at 35 million a year? But he has to give up a million per int! Sounds Fair to me…

  30. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Doesn’t matter…. the trees ran the wrong routes!

  31. Adrnagy Says:

    Are you going for the biscuit …?

  32. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Ira says that ole stale biscuit will tell team Glazer the truth, players in interviews have stated that ole stale biscuit is brutally honest, then why has ole stale biscuit done nothing but lie to the dwindling Buc’s fan base???????????????

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. bucy Says:

    How many chances are you going to give JW3? Why do you think he deserves so many opportunities when he has never really ranked anywhere more than a middle of the pack QB and his off field issues are bad PR for the club?

  34. January1979 Says:

    ModHairKen, I don’t know how many other people got it, but I’m on the same page. Should joe bring Licht and arians a rock with a post it that says “suck on this” as well??? Lol

  35. #1 Pick QB 2 Cent Brain Says:

    If the turnovers on offense and penalties from the team don’t stop what adjustments can be made to scheme around those defencencies?

  36. BrianBucs Says:

    It’s extremely obvious to every Bucs fan that Licht wants Winston to be his QB here as long as he is the GM in Tampa. It doesn’t matter if Winston throws 50 interceptions and costs the Bucs every game. Licht still wants him. Licht makes many excuses for him and tried to promote him every chance he gets. Kind of like this really weird obsession or mancrush or something.
    So that being said, we now come to the question;

    Is Ndog really Jason Licht’s screen name or Alter Ego?

  37. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Is anything new being done this off-season with the training staff and players to address the late-season hamstring issues?

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist…you’re demented.

    That is all!!!

  39. Mark Says:

    If BA is a short term coach that probably won’t be here in two or three years, is it fair to the Buccaneers organization to draft a quarterback of his liking in this or next year’s draft?

  40. Chris l Says:

    People including Carson Palmer claim learning your (Bruce Arians) offense is complex and you get better. Do you feel that way or would you say that is true for any offense and also the fact that there is now more tape on you for defenses to view to counteract that? Why will jameis be better next year if he is back? Is it simply the offense or his decision making which is irrespective of whether you run a pop warner or NFL style offense?

  41. Bucs4821 Says:

    “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore !!!” I know that’s not a question but it’s what everyone is thinking…

  42. TexBuc Says:

    A Zone running game requires smaller quicker OL, and Power Man running game requires larger stronger OL. To the majority of fans they would not be able to tell the difference by watching, but these same fans would have you believe you could find another QB easily it is just about how little we can get them for………LOL

  43. El Buco Realisto Says:


    That is not the game!!!!! You have to ask in form of a question, but still injects your opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!! I expect better creativity from you Buc1987!!!!!!!!!!

    Example: “Realist, how many years have you been severely demented”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    While we know the decisions are yours to make, have you ran any numbers to see how many fans you will lose when you bring Winston back?

  45. firethecannons Says:

    Since every season with Winston has shown increasing turnovers including multiple pick 6.; what is the plan when he melts down in 2020? How many int’s in a game will he be allowed until getting benched?

    Why not get a powerback and an offensive line upgrade(right tackle/guard) and copycat the Titans and get the ball out of Winston’s hands, 5000+ yards from JW is leading to more to’s.

    Thanks Joe–hope they make the cut

  46. firethecannons Says:

    Marine Buc Says:
    February 23rd, 2020 at 9:46 am
    How can you sleep at night after drafting a worthless kicker in the second round knowing that our offensive line sucked at the time?

    Love this question, wish it would get asked to Jason Licht just as written and his response broadcasted on

  47. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is the question regarding keeping Jameis Winston as the Buc’s Quarterback primarily a question of money or something else? If so…..what?

  48. Smashsquatch Says:

    How do you teach a QB to improve upon anticipation, assessment of risk reward, and game management skills?

  49. TexBuc Says:

    How you do teach a QB to take the deep shot when the safety drops down for a 8 man box?

    How about the guts to throw a 50/50 ball for a possible pass interference on 4th and goal with the game on the line and not throw the ball into the ground to avoid INT (Carr)?

    Most QBs are risk averse and would not fit the mold of BA’s 4 Vertical offense.

  50. SteveK Says:

    “Buc fans have seen 6 years with Licht, 5 with Jameis: if you stick with that GM/QB combo, then when can fans expect playoffs?”

  51. DoooshLaRue Says:


    ndog says JayMiss’s sack tastes delicious….. do you concur?

  52. Jerry Jones Says:

    Possible question…

    Where did you see growth this year from Byron Leftwich as a play caller?

  53. lewis Says:

    Bucs keep calling me about season tickets and i keep telling them im still evaluating the qb decision and too call me back

  54. JP_09 Says:

    For Jason- Bruce has stated he wants to keep this D intact and that was his priority, do you concur? If so how can you make this happen while still signing a veteran QB?

    For Bruce- If you can get Suh, JPP and Barrett back you likely would not be able to afford a veteran QB too, you said “if we can win with this QB, we can win with any”, could you then win with a Rookie QB if the three key D players were brought back?

    For Jason- The lions have said they would entertain trade down options, have you considered trading up with them or the Bengals to get one of the top QBs in the draft?

  55. JP_09 Says:

    Forgot, to either- Have you seen the new uniforms and what are your thoughts?

  56. MadMax Says:

    Do you feel that you are in “WIN NOW” mode, especially with the SB coming to Tampa?

    We can only have so much talent for so long, but we’re still missing the playoffs. Is it time to make a drastic move at the QB position and sign a big name or move up in the draft for the biggest name, Burrow?

  57. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Question for Licht or Arians:

    There is a clear correlation in the NFL between winning and “Turnover Differential”. The Bucs have had a negative T/O Diff 4 of the last 5 years (all losing seasons), and only 1 positive T/O Diff season in that time….when the Bucs went 9-7. With turnovers being such an important indicator of success, how can you justify a QB who averaged over 2 turnovers per game last season, and over 100 total turnovers in his 5 year pro career?

  58. Bird Says:

    Jeagen 1999

    And we have the winner !

  59. Bird Says:

    And dooshlarue with a close second

  60. JimmyJack Says:

    Don’t think you would get a honest answer but would still ask what steps are needed to overtake the division? More specific what needs to be done to overtake the Saints?

    IMO Devin White is a key factor in stopping their offense.

  61. JimmyJack Says:

    A good fluff question would be what they think of a prospective uniform change?

    And a tough question that would be tricky to phrase was why our two simatinous practices did not equate to better Special Teams play?

  62. SteveK Says:

    “What’s worse: our record at home under Licht and Jameis, or the alarm clock font on our jersey? Trick question, they are both a laugh stock”.

  63. Ndog Says:

    SteveK what is becoming clear is that truly do put all the losing on Jameis don’t you?

    Bro you are ridiculously CLUELESS and really have no business commenting on Football at all

  64. CPN Says:

    Should the Bucs acquire a safety in free agency?

  65. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Nice to see so many are taking this so seriously! Lol.

    Personally, my vote is for the unifom questions.

  66. SteveK Says:


    Not true at all. But, you refuse to put an ounce of accountability on Jameis. It’s delusional, laughable, and outright stupid as hell. I’ve been patient with replying to you, but you’re too far gone.

    lol at turnover margin and winning percentage. Over the last fifty years of compiled data, the team that wins the turnover margin wins the game 70% of the time. How is more turnovers than touchdowns good?

  67. SteveK Says:

    Question: “With Jameis having more turnovers than touchdowns in 2019, and the most in the league since 2015, how do you justify a sixth year?”

  68. Bucsfan951 Says:

    My good buddy NDOGG!!! How are you my friend?

  69. ATrain Says:

    NFog should take up Knitting

    More your speed

    Fact every aspect of the Bucs became better



    THE backup had a better average stat

    Jamies was worse this Year

    BUT NFOG works off feelings

    What would he do with his Jamies Fathead if he doesn’t come back

  70. ATrain Says:


    Cant say where I got this info from

    Jamies is staying in Tampa (Im sure NFog is happy)

    Contract : 140 million for 5 years Last year is option

    Bucs were able to make the Deal because the Falcons, Saints, and Panthers
    Gave 5 million a year for BUCS to keep Jamies

    They stated if Bucs keep Jamies the teams are insured a TD pass by Jamies

  71. Eric Says:

    Given that jameis is one of a handful of quarterbacks in NFL history to surpass 5000 passing yards in a single season, and threw for 33 tds, all in the first year of a new system, please assure bucs fans that you aren’t seriously considering replacing him with lesser players like Andy Dalton, a washed up Phillip Rivers, or a weak armed injury prone Teddy Bridewater.

  72. PSL Bob Says:

    Question. Based on fan comments to this site, it seems a change in uniforms is highly desired. Some love the old orange creamsicle colors, others would like a return to the Super Bowl era colors, and others just want a change. Seems that the organization is suggesting a change is on the horizon. Any chance the fans could be given several options and allowed to vote on their favorite?

  73. scratchgolfer Says:

    I know we…all…have been through this “combine week” many times here on NBC.

    Hopefully…the feedback that comes from the access…is specific, actionable, and revelatory. Hopefully. Otherwise…

  74. BuccYa Says:

    Question for BA: In many Buc fans eyes there are 3 elements to a run game: Scheme/Play calling,O line performance and RB performance. Can you confirm these three elements and which one underperformed in 2019?

    Question for Licht: This is the 3rd head coach that has worked with Jameis during your tenure. Do you believe coaching changes are helping or hindering Jameis’ development?

  75. Tom S. Says:

    Jason, last year the GM Rankings ranked you second to last behind Bruce Allen as the worst GM in the league. Now that Bruce is no longer able to run the Redskins into the ground do you think you have done what it takes to be the unquestioned worst GM in the league this year?

    A few points in your favor:
    1. 6 seasons of missed playoffs out of 6 tries, while your protege Jon Robinson has made the playoffs twice in 4 tries and has 3 playoff wins to 2 losses.
    2. A 34-62 career record
    3. Spending the top pick in the NFL Draft on a QB with a rape allegation and turnover problems would would go on to be suspended for a sexual assault allegation/coverup and lead the league in turnovers since he was drafted.
    4. Somehow starting with 5 top 10 draft picks in your first 6 years yet significantly less Pro Bowlers than the average team over that time period (teams average 3 a year).
    5. A comically bad history with kickers.
    6. Fan apathy that is second only to the LA Chargers in the NFL.

  76. Tye Says:

    ‘Fan apathy that is second only to the LA Chargers in the NFL.’

    Start the same ‘Lame’ QB for 2020 and watch the Fan apathy instantly become 2nd to none!

    Oh sorry.. I forgot we were proposing questions:
    If you resign JW, aren’t you aware that it’s highly possible that the only fans the Bucs will have left are you and a handful of his followers?

  77. Buczilla Says:

    Our running backs have been average at best. Is there a plan in place to aquire one or more running backs that can threaten a defense on a consistent basis?

  78. Bruce Blahak Says:

    2019 was the 2nd chance for Jameis year to which he would undoubtedly have a failing grade. How would you justify signing him to an extension and putting the fan base into peril with revolt and empty seats in the stands?

  79. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Dear Gump, knowing what you know now, would you be willing to send our 3rd round pick to the Rams for Darrell Henderson, the greatest college RB of all time?

  80. ancientasbuc Says:

    How does the team view our overall speed on the field after the first year of coach Arians. How much more speed can we expect to add?

    How much will need trump ability as they review players?

    How involved will coaches be in the process? It seems this staff had big effect compared to Dirk’s staff. they didn’t seem so good at helping Jason’s staff?