Jason Licht: I’d Do It All Again

August 15th, 2022

GM Jason Licht

Bucs general manager Jason Licht is a confident dude.

Heck, his team is on a 22-5 run that includes a Super Bowl ring. He should be confident.

Licht talked to NBC Sports insider Peter King a couple of weeks ago at One Buc Palace and flexed that confidence when it comes to the 2021 season, when Licht brought back all the starters and key reserves from his Super Bowl team.

“I’ve thought a lot about what we did last year, and I’d probably do the same thing again,” GM Jason Licht told me. “But we’re excited about the fresh blood. A lotta guys want to come and play with Tom.”

Joe thinks it’s pretty cool that Licht has no regrets, even when it comes to V-card-forging, bicycle-throwing, furniture-tossing quitter Antonio Brown, who was melting down at One Buc Palace long before he had his historic public implosion against the Jets in January.

The Bucs were talented enough to win it all last season. It’s not on Licht that they didn’t. Interestingly, Todd Bowles seems to think coaching is part of what held the Bucs back last season.

24 Responses to “Jason Licht: I’d Do It All Again”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Are we sure Tom is playing any football in 2022? That does not seem like a certainty at all.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Oh, please. lol

    Last year actually wasn’t that bad. Thirteen wins is great!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Brady will play…..Licht ” A lotta guys want to come and play with Tom”

    There is no way that Brady would quit at this stage in his career……it would totally destroy his reputation.

  4. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    Pretty sure it was injuries and a blown defensive call that held us back

  5. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Dont forget insanity(AB) Bucs & Bolts

  6. Superd950 Says:

    Injuries took us down last year.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Last year DEPTH was a big issue because we had so many injuries. Bucs had 63 players during the course of the season who showed up on our 53-man roster (excluding our LS, P & K specialists). And yet, 14 of those 63 got 50 snaps or less (offense or defense) during the season, while another 4 players got between 51-100 snaps. So over 1/3 of our roster actually played very little on offense or defense last year, meaning that they got very little game experience.

    We also had a number of players who filled in for injured players and got substantial playing time (say over 200 snaps) who are no longer with us (Gronk, Brown, OJ, Marpet, Cappa, Wells, Suh, JPP, McLendon, Minter, Desir, Sherman, Whitehead, Adams). That’s ANOTHER 14 players who’ve been replaced.

    IOW, Bucs have a LOT of new moving parts, either as starters or as key rotational players, and especially as DEPTH. The good news to go along with that though is that we still have Tom Brady. We still have a quality coaching staff. And we still have a solid nucleus of very talented players in our various position groups. We’ve got a tough schedule & I think we’ll have a lot of close games. DEPTH will likely prove to be a critical factor in how well we do on the season, and a key will be how well our young players develop. That’ll set the tone for not only this year, but for years to come. Gonna be fun to watch how it all plays out.

  8. Bucs Win Says:

    Nobody can criticize bringing in AB, we all knew it would eventually go sideways but we got a Super Bowl with that nut job so it is what it is.

  9. SB~LV Says:

    I was checking out at Publix this morning and saw Tom Brady’s face on a mag saying Gisele wants him to retire from football or the marriage 🥸
    I’ll take one for the team and stay home with her until the season is over or Tom retires which ever comes first 😍

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We didn’t make a mistake by bringing in AB……AB made a mistake by quitting….now look at him…..

  11. Infomeplease Says:

    Bucs&Bolts I believe you nailed it!

  12. Maniac Buc Says:

    Yesterday was a tough day for me. When you find out a guy you call a friend, Mike Hickman, a former member of the North Texas football team was killed at a youth football game, and another person who you consider a friend, Q Talib, brother of Aquib, is the person they suspect as being the killer. Lost for words.

  13. SB~LV Says:

    I saw that story yesterday
    A whole generation thinks carrying and using a gun is NORMAL

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Maniac – absolutely horrible. Awful. Shocking and senseless, inexplicable. Goofing around on a comment board suddenly seems more than juvenile.

    My deep condolences.

    Talib’s family is seriously troubled.

  15. Maniac Buc Says:

    @Goatfarmer, all I’ll say is some of the best people on the planet have exteriors that are hardened by life. Crack the exterior and you will sometimes see what others don’t. Such is life though.

  16. Allbuccedup Says:

    If Licht doesn’t get aggressive on the left guard and center position Brady may not come back Jeff Says. O-line looks like the offenses achilles heel.

  17. Destinjohnny Says:

    No Brady and ole Jason prob don’t have a job.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    And you would of lost again. He should of addressed the secondary in the off season and if BA stayed home from Covid like he was supposed to AB would of help Bucs win a 3rd SB.

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    Maniac – again, deep condolences. I’m in Houston, on a relative basis not far from North Texas – the gun culture here is legendary and people are either calloused to it, numb to it, or simply don’t think it’s a big deal. When someone you know becomes a victim, it changes the equation .


  20. Maniac Buc Says:

    @Goatfarmer, wholeheartedly agree.

  21. unbelievable Says:

    Injuries are the biggest thing that did us in.

    Defense was destroyed during the 1st half of the season, and then offensive guys started dropping towards the end and into the playoffs.

  22. Dean Giusti Says:

    With the tsunami of injuries last year it was a miracle they went 13-4. Then Wirfs goes down and that was the straw that broke the pirate ship.

  23. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I remember the rotten years and it has humbled me as a fan, when we won the championship followed by a 13 win season it was amazing for me and I thank Bucco Bruce all the way up to ownership, Jason licht has done a fantastic job.

  24. Dapostman Says:

    For a second there I thought he was going to say I’d draft Hargreaves, Aguayo and OJ Howard all over again.