Buccaneers GM Jason Licht has the necessary qualifications when it comes to selecting talent. The time he has put in researching talent proves this. He scouted talent, in the NFL, since 1996; from national scouting to college scouting, Licht had his hands in it all. He was part of player personnel management working his way from assistant to Executive. I have full confidence in his decision making, as his work history has given the first-hand experience needed to know players and talent. The complete remodel of Tampa, this offseason, may just take us out of the dark ages and bring us into a new era, and that, in itself, is exciting. That is why, with the hiring of Dirk Koetter as head coach, doesn’t bother me one bit. I believe Licht, more so than any other moves made, will be the reason Tampa is going to turn around.
“Last week, he looked like a survivor from a train wreck, which he was. A shaken Bucs general manager Jason Licht stood at the podium at One Buccaneer Place after another One Buccaneer firing: Lovie Smith. Cut to Friday, Licht smiling as he introduced Dirk Koetter. The Glazers’ choice. Jason Licht’s choice. This is Licht’s show as much as Koetter’s. Licht now has control of the 53-man roster. That’s real power. Translation: If Koetter goes down, Licht goes with him.” – Reported by Martin Fennelly
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