Jason Licht Is Back In His Pool With A Beer

December 27th, 2021

Wet and happy!

The Lost Decade post-victory tradition of general manager Jason Licht returned last night after a long hiatus.

There was a stretch of time when Licht would jump in his backyard pool after a Bucs victory and post the photo on social media.

After the Bucs kept missing the postseason, Licht sacked the fun and decided to put the pool jumping on hold until victories became more meaningful.

Smart move.

Well, tonight Licht was back in his pool (photo below). Joe can’t be sure Licht jumped in, but he is seen chilling there with his NFC South champion t-shirt on alongside his son while drinking a garbage beer. (Joe assumes Licht only drinks that dreadful swill because it’s a team sponsor.)

Beer choice aside, Licht should be celebrating, and Bucs fans should be celebrating Licht.

Look at that Bucs secondary today, Dudes like Jordan Whitehead (a 2018 fourth-round pick) were balling out with three cornerbacks (all Licht draft picks) playing lockdown defense and acquisitions like Shaq Barrett and Vita Vea making plays up front. Will Gholston? Licht had the smarts to re-sign him in 2017 at what turned out to be a steal of a price.

The Bucs defense is hot and dominating right now, and Licht’s beer-stained fingerprints are all over it.

18 Responses to “Jason Licht Is Back In His Pool With A Beer”

  1. unbelievable Says:


    I’ve been around this site long enough to remember when at least one of the Joes used to write about drinking equally dreadful swills quite often…

    Good riddance to the lost decade I say!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    He won a Super Bowl before a division. Rare accomplishment.

  3. BA4President Says:

    I remember when we just kept drafting corners, almost like “Well damm, one of them’s gotta turn out well”. If that was the approach, it wasn’t a very thrifty one, but did eventually get us some competent corners.

    Thank goodness the Glazers stuck with Light. Before BA came along, A LOT of fans said they had seen enough.

    Maybe there’s something to your GM having more than a 5 year leash when hired, or maybe Licht is the anomaly? Remember Dominick was only with us for 5 years.

  4. German Buc Says:

    I guess the beer choice has something to do with sponsoring 🙂

  5. '79Defense Says:

    Superstitious perhaps, but I don’t like this reversion to going back and doing something that was done during the Lost Decade.

  6. SB Says:

    LOL UB!!!!!!
    I love most of your takes!

  7. Orlandobucsfan#1 Says:

    Whitehead was a bloody beast! He was a monster before, but now he’s almost inhuman..
    Murphy Bunting was wonderfully!
    AB took a minute to warm up, but he was excellent after that.
    Rojo was a MONSTER.
    It’s great to be a Bucs fan these days!

  8. bucfanforever Says:

    I like the uprights in the background. Maybe he had them installed a couple years ago to see if footballs could actually go through them, or if there was a magic forcefield that protected them.

  9. Bird Says:

    75 degrees outside type of year 😂
    Man loves him some beers. Helping out with his washboard abs new look

  10. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Ol’ Licht is growing on me and deserves a ton of credit. After 5 years…he was at DirtStar Dominik levels of futility. Luring Big Brother Bruce outta retirement and flawlessly executing Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson ( signing Brady )…I tip my cap/hairpiece to him. Good on him having fun with his son. Brady won’t be here forever and eventually his son will be “too cool for school”.

  11. Ed Says:

    Licht has taken heat about his drafting of DB’s. Watching Packers/Browns, a former Buc draft pick and Buc, MJ Stewart was one of the best defensive players on the field Saturday. He had an incredible game. Too bad the Browns didn’t get one last shot for the upset on their last 4th down play with a blantant holding on Browns WR that went uncalled and gave ball back to Packers.

    When you see plays like that the ballgame is on the line, there is no excuse for the NFL to change the rules and in last 2 minutes of a game if a play like that can possibly be the difference between winning and losing, then New York should be able to review the play and give the first down back.

    Unlike pass interference, holding the back of his jersey when he is in route and slowing him down is not a “judgement” call and there is visual evidence that a foul was committed. NBA reviews flagrant fouls even if uncalled.

    This was a play that had to be flagged, no way can it stand. It wasnt pass interference, replay showed the hand tugging the jersey and the receiver being slowed down to the point where the DB made the game winning interception.

    Packers were fortunate that Green Bay’s crowd must have distracted official from not seeing that jersey being pulled.

  12. orlbucfan Says:

    Jason Licht deserves to jump into his pool with a bottle of the finest champaign made. I became a supporter early on when I saw him sniff out UDFAs like Cam Brate. As far as the zebs stinking and blowing calls, what else is new?

  13. John Sinclear Says:

    All that money, and he’s got no pool cage hrmph!!

  14. Bosch Says:

    Joe , why don’t you send Licht a case of Big Storm?

  15. webster Says:

    Funny i seem to remember the joes bashing licht for signing gholston and i kept saying he is paid accordingly to what he brings to the table. The 6-7 mil he was making the joes where trying to judge him at the von miller level of 16+ mil a year. Lay off the vodka. –Joe Now they finally see the licht. It only took 5 years.

  16. SlyPirate Says:

    What Licht does after this year is really intriguing. Long-term success in the NFL is so difficult to accomplish. Let’s see if Licht can transform Tampa into the next Saints, Stealers, Patriots, Packers.

  17. webster Says:

    Lay off the vodka?
    Nobody labeled Gholston a pass rusher, and those are the guys who get paid. He was a 3-4 player in a 4-3 defense.–Joe
    You guys were constantly killing gholston because his lack of sack numbers as you would say the glazers paid him huge money etc. I would constantly say he is getting paid accordingly to what he brings to the table. You were judging him based on what top pass rushers produced stat wise and that was not fair because he was not that nor paid like that. That was you with too many bromasa beers expecting him to play above how he was getting paid to do.

  18. unbelievable Says:

    Cheers SB!!