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  1. Bucs need franchise QB with No. 1 pick

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The most important game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week might not be their season-ending 23-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Instead, it might be the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. General manager Jason Licht wil...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  2. Midseason report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Lovie Smith era has started about as poorly as possible. Smith and general manager Jason Licht came in saying they were in a "win-now" mode because they didn't feel it was fair to ask Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans to be patient. They w...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  3. Bucs not in 'win-now' mode yet

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Remember back in the offseason and the preseason when Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht talked continually about how they expected to win now? Those days are long gone with the Bucs at 1-4 and it seems lik...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  4. Bucs make right move on Logan Mankins

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Ever since they were hired, coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht have been saying they want to win right away. They also have been saying they want to do things the right way. What happened Tuesday showed the Tampa Bay ...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Bucs could have had guard in third round

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith haven't had their personnel decisions second guessed very much. That's largely because the Bucs have made a lot of good moves. But, with the team getting despera...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Bucs should trade for Alex Boone

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Since taking over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht have made a lot of noise about wanting to win now. They backed that up with the most aggressive free-agent period in team history. N...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  7. Tampa Bay's 'Dunkaneers' are tall targets

    Pat Yasinskas

    After drafting mega-sized receiver Mike Evans and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht suggested a new team nickname. "We're the Dunkaneers," Licht said. Evans, Seferian-Jenkins and veteran wideout...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  8. Carl Nicks' status uncertain

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht wasn't ready to give a green light for the return of All-Pro guard Carl Nicks for the start of training camp. Speaking with the media following a town hall meeting on WDAE (620 AM) ra...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. Are Bucs behind NFC South?

    Pat Yasinskas

    I did a radio interview Monday with former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. That got me thinking back to 2003 when Hurney built a Super Bowl team. Led by Julius Peppers and Kris Jenkins on an awesome defense, the Panthers ran the ba...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  10. Buccaneers want to be like Chiefs

    Pat Yasinskas

    As his team wrapped up minicamp last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht brought up a good point. "Everyone saw what Kansas City did last season," Licht said. "Why can't it be us?" Last year's Chiefs went from 2-14 to 11-5....

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  11. Bucs have little 'dead money'

    Pat Yasinskas

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik's tenure did not include a playoff berth. But, in hindsight, Dominik scored a major victory in one regard. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bucs have the least "dead money" in the ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  12. Time to extend Gerald McCoy

    Pat Yasinskas

    It quickly has become obvious that coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht are very deliberate in their actions. They felt they needed a veteran quarterback, so they went out and signed Josh McCown. They knew they needed help at wide rec...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  13. GM Jason Licht has power

    Pat Yasinskas

    Looking back at Tampa Bay's 2014 draft class, there's a theme that goes beyond the obvious fact the Buccaneers drafted all offensive players. That alone suggests that general manager Jason Licht has plenty of clout in personnel matters. There was ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  14. Wright pushing for playing time

    Pat Yasinskas

    Ever since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Austin Seferian-Jenkins, it seems as if the other tight ends on the roster have been forgotten by the general public. But one other tight end has caught the eye of coach Lovie Smith. That's second-year p...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  15. Mike Evans already jumping out

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- During the draft, one of the phrases we heard frequently from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was "catch radius." About 90 minutes into Friday's rookie camp, we saw exactly what coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht were talkin...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  16. Bucs continue scouting overhaul

    Pat Yasinskas

    When filling out his coaching staff and signing free agents, Tampa Bay coach Lovie Smith brought in a fair amount of guys he had worked with in the past. Now, it's time for general manager Jason Licht to do the same thing. You often see changes in...

    Blog | May 15, 2014