Jason Licht: Ke’Shawn Vaughn Hasn’t Had A “Fair Opportunity”

February 28th, 2023

Bucs’ shot-caller likes him.

The Bucs said goodbye to one running back in their stable that comprised the NFL’s worst rushing attack last season. But it seems Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht will welcome back two of those backs.

Second-year running back Rachaad White will return. And if Licht has the final say, it sure seems as if he wants Ke’Shawn Vaughn back.

Today Licht was asked about Vaughn, who will enter his fourth NFL season this fall. Licht had an interesting response.

“Ke’Shawn [Vaughn] – I don’t think he really has had a fair opportunity to show what he can do and what we know he can do from practice,” he said at the NFL Scouting Combine. “I think Leonard Fournette still has several years left in him as a three-down back.”

Well, about an hour after Licht made that Fournette comment in front of the nation’s #NFLMedia, Playoff Lenny was cut. He’ll now demonstrate his abilities as a three-down back elsewhere.

Vaughn showed a home run-hitting ability to score from 10-yards out and more in 2021. Joe understands Vaughn was a bit frustrated with his lack of opportunities last season, and it appears the general manager sympathizes with the Vanderbilt product.

51 Responses to “Jason Licht: Ke’Shawn Vaughn Hasn’t Had A “Fair Opportunity””

  1. Nicholas Carlson Says:

    He’s always looked good to me

  2. CrackWise Says:

    Same can be said about the only QB on the roster. You know, the guy that put up better passing numbers than any recent Heisman Trophy winner.

    Not that college football matters when it comes to QBs. It’s all about the hype for them.

  3. Statistically Insignificant Reader Says:

    Hopefully Vaughn and Trask both get the “Fair Opportunity”. Have seen enough of the retreads rolling through One Buc Place.

  4. sasquatch Says:

    “Playoff Lenny was cut”

    Nope. There’s a difference between being cut and NFL media types reporting that he is expected to be cut. Accuracy matters… Oh yeah, but this is the FuxNooz of Bucs reporting.

  5. SlyPirate Says:

    Vaughn’s career feels similar to Earnest Graham’s.

    Both solid, reliable producers when they could get on the field. Both are continuously overlooked by flasher RBs that really never produce.

  6. CrackWise Says:

    sasquatch I don’t get it. Would the Communist New Network also not report accurately?

    Please advise, who should we watch.

    I will go first “And We Know”.

  7. D-Rok Says:

    Yep, sasquatch, Lenny asked for his release after “his guy” Brady retired.
    Jenna Laine wrote up an article on it.

    As for Vaughn, we shall soon see IF he is good…same with Trask. We will see.

  8. CrackWise Says:

    Oh and never mind THE FACT that Lenny asked to be released sasquatch.

    Don’t let the facts hit you in your God given crack.

  9. D-Rok Says:

    Jenna Laine
    ESPN Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to release running back Leonard Fournette, a key contributor in their Super Bowl LV victory.

    The move will happen before the start of the new league year March 15, a source told ESPN.

    Fournette told the Tampa Bay Times that he asked for his release and that’s there “no bad blood” between him and the franchise.

    Last offseason, the Bucs signed Fournette, the fourth overall draft pick in 2017, to a three-year deal worth $21 million and up $24 million with incentives. But the Bucs enter the 2023 offseason a projected $55 million over the salary cap — $35 million of it coming from retired quarterback Tom Brady.

    Fournette told the Times that Brady’s retirement was a factor in his decision.

    “Winning is everything,” Fournette told the newspaper. “That’s all. And in my last three years here, that’s all we’ve done. But since my guy [Brady] left, that’s why I came, so my time here was up.”

  10. sasquatch Says:

    CrackWise Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Oh and never mind THE FACT that Lenny asked to be released sasquatch.

    Don’t let the facts hit you in your God given crack.


    Fact: Lenny has not been released.

    I don’t have any problem with him being released. I’ve been calling for it, and expecting it, and I know he requested it (according to a report).

    What exactly is your point?

  11. D-Rok Says:

    So forgive me if I’m misreading Lenny, but it’s like he just stated,

    “Welp, Brady be gone and I’m not staying on a losing team.”

    His words might be great wisdom into what he sees going on at OBP this year. If he’s right, he’s wise. If he’s wrong and the team does well, he’s ignorant.

    As I keep seemingly need to repeat last few weeks: Time will tell. Patience, Grasshopper.

  12. sasquatch Says:

    Yes, it’s widely reported that Lenny WILL BE released. Joe said, “Playoff Lenny was cut”… Not the same thing.

    He will be released in a few weeks. Not the same thing.

    Sorry I asked for accuracy in how it’s reported. What a horrible thing.

  13. sasquatch Says:

    Some people don’t understand English.

  14. sasquatch Says:

    CrackWise Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Don’t let the facts hit you in your God given crack.

    Well, fact is, I’m correct, and you are not… so you may wanna take your own advice dumb@ss.

  15. CrackWise Says:


    ^^^^^ Say you’re a left-wing nut job, without say you are one ^^^^^

  16. steele Says:

    Ke never had enough opportunities, and whose fault is that? More burst than the other backs, in a generally mediocre to poor backfield, looked fine when he started. On any other team, Ke is just a backup, which tells you how unimpressive these guys are. I don’t see any kind of great running attack with this bunch. Entire corps needs to be redone. Stuck with Rachaad, unfortunately.

  17. sasquatch Says:

    CrackWise Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    ^^^^^ Say you’re a left-wing nut job, without say you are one ^^^^^

    What the funk are you even talking about. This was about whether or not Lenny has been cut. He has not been. I am correct. Check your facts.

    What’s your funking malfunction? DO you not understand English?

    And what does it have to do with “left wing”?

  18. sasquatch Says:

    CrackWise Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    ^^^^^ Say you’re a left-wing nut job, without say you are one ^^^^^

    Say you’re an incoherent moron without saying you are one.

  19. CrackWise Says:

    sasquatch how BOOSTED are you???

    I mean, its one thing to say its not true when someone reports someone said something.

    BUT its in entirely different thing when that person says exactly what you are denying.

    Get a clue bro, miss, or whatever the heck you identify as. LMAO.

    You and Mark2021 may as well be BFFs. That is IF Mark is still alive.

    Everyone MUST BELIEVE and take your opinion in the ARM or CRACK

  20. CrackWise Says:

    Dang, where you hanging out waiting hours for me to reply.

    Losers exposed!!!

  21. sasquatch Says:

    What exactly have I said that’s not true? Seems you might be a little on the nuts side.

  22. CrackWise Says:

    Hey sasquatch, you’re the one who tried to throw shade at those why watch Fox News.

    Personally, I don’t, I sited my source for information. YOU?

    Why try to re write what has been said and can easily be proven in this thread. UNLESS you are another SHILL…

    Just like Mark2021. You patsy’s will die on the hill you have chosen.

  23. CrackWise Says:

    Never claimed that you said anything untrue. Just sited that you are CLUELESS and have ZERO influence over a thinking man or woman.

    If anything, I have proven, just as D-Rok has proven, that you are an idiot and deserve to be called one.

  24. sasquatch Says:


    * cited

    What the hell am I a shill for? I think you might be psychotic.

    And you don’t understand English. Check everywhere you like — Lenny is EXPECTED to be released. I only claimed it has not happened yet. He has not been released. That’s all I said… and it’s an actual fact. I don’t know what “source” you think you’ve found that you “sited” (sic)… Nowhere on the internet does it say he has been released. Do you not understand the difference? Are you simple or just protecting your territory.

  25. CrackWise Says:

    You will learn, when a wisecrack speaks, you don’t clap back unless you can CrackWise.

    Morons are not welcomed in TAMPA BAY

  26. sasquatch Says:

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to release running back Leonard Fournette.

    That’s a plan. That means in the future. That means it has not occurred yet. How funking dense are you?

  27. CrackWise Says:

    Im not attacking you with baseless claim nor am I attacking your character. I am simply going after what you have said.

    You on the other hand. Display a common problem that WILL BE ERATICATED FROM THIS RELEM.

  28. sasquatch Says:

    CrackWise Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Morons are not welcomed in TAMPA BAY

    Well, if you’re there… clearly they are. You’ve got to be a mental patient or an elementary school dropout.

  29. sasquatch Says:

    CrackWise Says:
    February 28th, 2023 at 10:18 pm



    You’re a mental case.

  30. CrackWise Says:

    CYA all you want sasquatch. You have been exposed as a SHILL.

    Take my word for it when I say, from here on out, NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.

  31. sasquatch Says:

    What am I a shill for?

    Exposed? What has been exposed?

    How am I CYA’ing… I said what I said and don’t have anything to cover.

    Please attempt to make sense, crackwhore.

  32. CrackWise Says:

    I love you sasquatch, even if no one else does.

    People like you, make life worth living.

  33. CrackWise Says:

    Exactly, you said what you said, NOW, you have said so much more that no one will look at the fact that you said some REALLY DUMB SPIT.

    Specifically, no one will care to go back and read about the dumb spit you have said.

    Thus, you attack me, and what some will read will trigger them to feel sorry for you. Or believe you, that I am what you say I am. Even though, your deranged and unjust attacks against them will go unnoticed.

  34. sasquatch Says:

    What dumb spit did I say, exactly?

  35. CrackWise Says:

    At the end of the day. I am not claiming to be right. I am just asking that you don’t damm those who dare to have different opinions than you. Regardless if the happen to listen to…………… How did you put if FUxNews retards?

    I forget, please remind me!!!

  36. CrackWise Says:

    And I rebutted by asking. Is Communist New Network any better?

    I don’t listen to either, I than quoted my source “And We Know”.

    To which, you decided to attach me like a ragging lunatic/ZOMBEE.

  37. CrackWise Says:

    Now go to bed child.

    You will forget about all of this in the morning and feel so much better

  38. sasquatch Says:

    “but this is the FuxNooz of Bucs reporting.”

    .. meaning careless and inaccurate.

    I’m sorry if you haven’t heard the news that Rupert Murdoch testified that Fux knew the fraud and stolen election stories were total bullsh!t lies but they continued pushing that narrative as a “business decision”, regardless of the damage it did to the country.

  39. sasquatch Says:

    You’re a strange strange person. “WILL BE ERATICATED FROM THIS RELEM.” What kind of insane person says stuff like that? You must be part of some cult.

  40. CrackWise Says:

    You would have to understand who the real battle is against.

    Bad Spirits are not welcomed within mankind. The are only tolerated

  41. CrackWise Says:

    To bad my other post are not allowed. I may have made a Saint out of you.

    Bottom line is, your not allowed to attack people because they see things differently than you. You are only allowed to disagree.

  42. CrackWise Says:

    My bad, didnt realize you are also part of the spell check Nazzzeeeee police.

    I will provide my papers along with my slong next time we meet.

    But apparently, you’re not in Tampa, so you can suck on your SNOW a bit longer

  43. Pryda sec 147 Says:

    Lenny came in fat he is done like Zeke

  44. CrackWise Says:

    Again, YOU FAIL, provide your sources, CNN is ok, just say it.

  45. 80forBrady Says:

    [sorry to interupt your pathetically childish troll war]

    But to get back on topic but Sneak was good when he got enough reps to get going and deserves a chance to show what he can do

  46. CrackWise Says:

    Pryda sec 147

    EXACTLY, thats why the Bucs CUT HIM/Finally agreed to with him as he requested.

    FACT IS, it can’t become official untill 3/15.

    Some people call that FAKE NEWS and or BAD REPORTING and want to tell you its like a certain news network that they don’t like.

    As opposed to a network they do like? IDK, we are all waiting with bated breath to find out. Not that we care, we just want both sides of the story. (Not really at this point).

  47. CrackWise Says:


    I appreciate that!!!

    Hugs and Love headed your way.

  48. CrackWise Says:

    And for the record, I do not Troll this site, other than to say what I think and defend it to the fullest.

    I will not comment unless I dare you to CrackWise.

  49. CrackWise Says:

    Peace and Love to all, hope you got a good laugh out of THE GOOD FUN bs sports talk

  50. BucBoy Says:

    Speaking of a “fair opporuninty” … What does Licht call drafting a quarterback in the second round (after considering taking him in the first round) and then for two full seasons – inlcuding training camp and preseason games – never letting him “play with the starters”, as Licht conceded yesterday?

  51. RustyRhinos Says:

    Very excited to see Vaughn get his shot to play every week. He has sat by and learned his craft improved in his deficiencies. Like a Pro does. Sounds like Playoff Lenny played the Bucs for a few million and got a Ring. Thanks for the memories Lenny, next RB up.

    Hey Crackwise. Are you a disciple of actual events that happen, or a disciple of alternative events that have not happened? You can not be a disciple of both. I understand it does not cause as much “enjoyment” to defend your feelings. What was it that used to fly from all those Tampa Big Boys/Girls trucks across the Tampa area, and Florida, Georgia, Alabama, N&S Carolina, Tennesee, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana? The “F your feelings!!” flags, you do remember those. How is yours by the way? A bit tattered and dirty from all that exhaust you proudly spew as you drive around with not a care in the world. Yes sir, Crackwise indeed.