Jason Licht Did The Smart Thing

May 5th, 2021

Bucs GM Jason Licht

Joe is totally and fully obsessed with getting after the quarterback. Nothing beats it if you believe in winning football.

Nothing makes a mediocre secondary look fabulous like pressuring a quarterback. Nothing gets in a quarterback’s head like pressure. Nothing blows up the prettiest-designed play like a defender in a quarterback’s grill.

For years the Bucs stunk out loud. For years the Bucs couldn’t breathe on a quarterback. Coincidence? Eff no!

Of course, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht selected edge rusher Joe Tryon in the first round last week. Noted handicapper and stathead Warren Sharp Twittered this is what smart general managers do.

Sharp spotted a trend for playoff teams, and it just reinforces Joe’s long-held belief that no pressure sets a team up for failure.

There you have it. If anyone tries to dismiss or wave off the value of a pass rush, please have them watch a recording of Super Bowl LV.

“The other team’s quarterback must go down. And he must go down hard.” Those infamous words were spoken by Al Davis 50 years ago. They are as true today as when they first came out of his mouth.

17 Responses to “Jason Licht Did The Smart Thing”

  1. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree with Joe. And our first draft pick fits that mold. Could become a star, imo.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Atlants now has a very scary receivers core, with a QB that can and will hit them, IF given enough time.
    The trick is, to be sure no QB has the time to take us apart.

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    Loved our first round pick!
    You cannot have too many pass rushers.
    The correct move would have been DT in the 2nd round.

  4. Kalind Says:

    NE made the 2020 playoffs? I missed that..

  5. zzbuc Says:

    Agree 100% Joe…..
    What a way to turn around a franchise by a GM……and I´ve been a detactor of his performance…..But he did turn around this franchise, no doubt in my mind…..

  6. Buxszntkt Says:

    Kalind we must have both been sleeping , missing watching Belichick in the playoffs

  7. ClodHopper Says:

    Ok. I’m having a brain fart. The last time I remember us going dl first two picks was Clayborn and Bowers. What year am I missing?

  8. SKBucsFan Says:

    It’s a pretty simple recipe for success. Stack your front 7 on Defense and keep your QB upright with a strong O-Line and you will win more than you lose. Always Draft O-Line and D-Line (7) the first two rounds and Bob’s your uncle!

  9. Bird Says:

    Yes sir

  10. Ash Says:

    It was a ok pick for me didn’t seem like a really impressive edge or dl draft class period but I can see why they made the pick. Cb would have been awesome there not entirely sold on smb or teven jenkins, wirffs and jenkins on the right side forgetaboutit

  11. BA4President Says:

    I liked the pick a lot more once I realized that he was an outside linebacker, instead of an inside linebacker.

  12. SlyPirate Says:

    If Tryon played last year, and racked up 10 sacks, he would have been taken in the top 15.

  13. Leighroy Says:

    My manifesto for draft success would be 1st round picks are for franchise qbs, OL & DL trenches (including edge), and only generational talents elsewhere if I were a GM. Licht seems to have mostly followed this too over the years.

    Evans and White prime examples of the latter, VH3 a prime example of what happens when you don’t hold true. Could have had Shaq Lawson, Sheldon Rankins or Tunsil (who despite his social media posts has panned out well) for example.

    BPA available would have to be a VERY bare cupboard to deviate. Everyone thought OJ was generational at the time and this year we’ll find out who’s company he’s in.

  14. #1bucsfan Says:

    If you don’t agree with this then sorry but you don’t know football. A team can’t win games and make the playoffs if their QB consistently being picked up off the ground or is throwing the ball to the other team or get it in his head I’m bout to get leveled again. Defense wins chips 9 out of 10 times. The year the chiefs won the SB was that lone exception. Trenches and getting after the QB.

  15. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Devin White and Tristan Wirfs were first round picks. Both contributed well last year. If I had to do the draft over again. I would pick both of them again in the first round. Sometimes the best player available and the best needs are the best choice.

  16. matthew veal Says:

    As they say you cant control luck but good process wins out.

    Seems like we have process down pretty well!

  17. Mike Says:

    You win in the trenches, plain and simple. Get after their QB, stop the run on D, protect the QB and open holes for the run game on O.