After losing out on Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have moved quickly to hire their next option. The team has confirmed rumors from earlier in the day and officially announced Jason Licht as the team’s next general manager.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) January 21, 2014
This confirms rumors from earlier in the day that were started from a report by Jay Glazer. As usual when it comes to Glazer, the report turned out to be true and the Buccaneers have officially replaced both their head coach and their general manager from 2013.
Mark Dominik didn’t do a terrible job as the team’s last general manager, but he was fired thanks to a lack of progress with the young prospects he was drafting and some boneheaded trades. Dominik brought in guys like Gerald McCoy, Mark Barron, LaVonte David and traded up to draft Doug Martin, which was great.
But Dominik also traded away LeGarrette Blount and Aqib Talib, two of the New England Patriots best players, which was bad. Licht’s job will be to work with Lovie Smith in crafting a winner in Tampa Bay with an emphasis on not trading those winning players away.
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