Jason Licht Hailed For Achieving The “Impossible”

March 29th, 2021

“You like that, Glazer? You better like that.”

These days, Bucs general manager Jason Licht reminds Joe a lot of the 1986 edition of Mike Tyson — 14 fights, 14 wins, plenty of knockouts.

Beginning with no-name Aaron Stinnie starting at right guard for the opening Bucs playoff game at Washington (and then Stinnie crushing it in every game through the Super Bowl), Licht has been winning with uppercuts, subtle jabs and fancy footwork in free agency and in results on the field.

One guy who seems to appreciate Licht’s recent body of work more than Joe is Licht’s predecessor, former Bucs rock star GM Mark Dominik.

Dominik is a part-time host on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and he lauded Licht as a miracle worker on Friday with co-host Alex Marvez.

Licht and his minions needed to be collectively creative with their contracts working through a bunch of in-house free agents, Dominik explained. And then Dominik rattled off a long list of players the team set out to re-sign in a hurry.

“Oh, good luck,” Dominik sarcastically said of the task. ‘That sounds impossible, but that’s what they did. And that to me is the incredible part; that’s really the impressive thing.

“And I think for everybody else, maybe they don’t see it quite the same. But to me that is a lot of heavy lifting and it’s also showing very good cap management of that football team over the last couple of years to be in position where they didn’t really have to really mortgage that much of the future. You know, certainly they have some voidable years in some contracts, but that’s fine, everybody’s doing that.”

High praise there from Dominik and very classy of him, as well. Not every ousted GM of a team would go there. What Joe always really appreciated about Dominik was his deep love for the Bucs, which has never wavered since he was fired.

Man, Licht is on a one hell of a roll.

Just imagine if Licht nails the 2021 draft with a couple of quick-impact players. Team Glazer might need $5 million a year to keep him in Tampa.

20 Responses to “Jason Licht Hailed For Achieving The “Impossible””

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Show Licht and Greenberg the money.

  2. D-Rome Says:

    He’s been phenomenal since the 2018 draft. I hope that if he is still around when BA retires that he’ll pick the next head coach instead of the Glazers.

  3. Casual Observer Says:

    Some people learn from their mistakes better than others. True for both players, coaches, and execs. Licht is a learner, for sure.

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    There’s a reason why Jason Licht is a Super Bowl champion GM and Mark Dominik is watching him on TV, never getting a sniff at another football job after his utter failure with the Bucs.

  5. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Never been the biggest fan of JL but it seems he has drastically changed from one of the worst GMs in the league to one of the best. IT does coincide with the arrival of Bruce Arians and Todd Bowles. Was there new scouts that came along with BA? Anyways been some of the better drafts since Mckay was calling the shots

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One of the few things the Realist & I agreed on is that “Pop Star” Mark Dominick was a horrible GM……hard to understand why anyone gives him a platform.

    And, Realist….I know you’re there….I appreciate you honoring our truce.

  7. adrnagy Says:

    Some folks in here need to take a break. It’s garbage what they write on every post. And they take it personal …
    nobody is right. Nobody is wrong. It’s called opinion. Have fun

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    Trade down from 32 and get CB/Edge BPA (in Licht’s eyes of course) with the first pick.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    realist ndog lamarcus kobe

    still playing with sheep in smitty basement!!!

    you clowns said SB or BUST!!!!!…LOL…

    keep hiding!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  10. AJ Says:

    No name Stinnie??? Are you kidding, they ought to build a statue for that guy. The way he stepped in and stood out.

    And as I recollect, his start was in the 2nd playoff game against the Saints. Cappa got hurt in that WFT game. And the “no name” who came in almost got Brady killed!!

  11. 6throundpick Says:

    And now he wants to, what- win 2 in a row?

    That has not been done since…Tom Brady.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    813bucboi ..which one of those guys do you think rooted against the Bucs in the SB?

  13. Youngbucs Says:

    813bucboi you left my nemesis oneilbucs out 😂

  14. chris L Says:

    stinnie never started the washington game i dont think. cappa got injured that game and then larsen came in. stinnie starter vs. NO

  15. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Dominik re-signed Michael Clayton.

    His critiques of GM performance are worthless whether they’re flattering or not.

  16. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    I don’t know why Dominik is ever quoted on anything. He has zero credibility.

  17. Ben green Says:

    It’s not rocket science. The cap is crap and y’all know it. It’s about real dollars spent. The owner gave the GM the green light to spend money. You should be thanking ownership. Anyone could do what licht did. Spending other peoples money is not hard. They also got lucky because most teams are stupid. Cap jail is real if you’re real dumb

  18. Oneilbuc Says:

    Of course it’s superbowl are bust they brought in a 43 year old quarterback plus the other players they brought in was over 30 years old. So what else it’s suppose to be lol 😆 😂.

  19. Swampbuc Says:

    So there’s geniuses that seriously would have called the season a failure if we’d lost to GB at Lambeau? A failure?

    SB or bust is stupid. Stoooopid.

  20. Youngbucs Says:

    Oneilbuc you know I’m talking about winston super bowl or bust for him. He got everything you said he needed.