Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ basic supervisor satisfied with the media at the Mix today and covered a plethora of subjects. So what are we to get from his visual appearance?
Right now is officially the 1st working day at the NFL Scouting Mix as the offensive lineman and jogging backs partook in the weigh-in and measurement procedure in Indianapolis. Along with that, just about every crew was allotted time with the media as nicely, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ basic supervisor Jason Licht covered a ton of floor throughout his session.
Very last week stories surfaced that Gerald McCoy would be again with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the media was not shy about inquiring Licht is feelings. He replied, “we’d love it if Gerald McCoy would continue to be a Buc” (by means of Mark Sessler). It appears as although there is a common being familiar with that McCoy is a player that the Bucs imagine possessing on their roster transferring forward.
The future subject resolved was in regards to possessing the fifth general pick in the draft and what his ideas for that pick are. Licht was quite candid about his ideas (by means of Rick Stroud), stating that the fifth pick, “is a pleasant area to be if everyone needs it.” He went on to incorporate that they count on a haul again in return, due to the fact they as well see the pick as precious and including that, “there are 5 players that [he] would like to pick correct now.”
Whilst brief, Licht was also asked about the prospects of Antonio Brown becoming a member of the Buccaneers, and he stated that there have been zero conversations (by means of Jenna Laine ESPN) of including the All-Professional receiver. This sum of straightforwardness would seem to issue to the notion that Tampa Bay has no interest in including Brown to their locker room. He ought to have read our report.
Then in much more of a morbid observe, the basic supervisor was asked his feelings on Kendell Beckwith, who skipped all of 2018 with an ankle harm that was prompted by a auto incident. Licht was asked if he considered Beckwith’s harm was career threatening, and to the shock of numerous, he replied, “We’ll know much more in a month” (by means of Rick Stroud). Many predicted Beckwith again this period, and if he are unable to enjoy all over again, and the crew is unable to re-sign Kwon Alexander, then a substantial hole has been designed at the linebacking main.
Speaking of Alexander, Licht was questioned on the development that the Bucs have created in an effort and hard work to re-sign the 24-year-outdated linebacker. The basic supervisor started out out by stating, “I can not say ample of excellent factors about him… he’s the heartbeat of that protection.” It is evident that the Bucs want to re-sign him, but have not had much luck to this issue.
Licht went on to say that the two sides had talked, but a price could not be agreed on. “Now we’ll have to see what the sector is… we do price him though… with any luck , we can get a little something done” (by means of PewterReport). It will be intriguing without a doubt to see what Alexander will desire on the open up sector and to see if it is a selection that the Bucs will be inclined to match.
The future subject was on second-year jogging again Ronald Jones, who had a much less than stellar rookie period. “Ronald demands a self esteem boost… I know he’s likely to get that” (by means of PewterReport). Licht stated his belief that Arians and enterprise will give Jones what he demands to thrive. He shut the subject with a robust statement: “Nobody has offered up on Ronald Jones… I count on Ronald Jones to have a major soar this year.”
Licht was asked about his quarterback Jameis Winston and what to count on from him underneath Arians. “He appears like a new guy correct now… He’s energized.” Winston enters a pivotal year of his career a excellent year and he will see a payday of in excess of $25 million, when if he bottoms out he will probably be headed for a brief-expression “prove it” deal somewhere other than Tampa Bay.
In regards to the relationship he hopes that new head coach and Winston develop, Licht had to say, “Bruce has generally preferred Jameis.” Licht states that Arians has been a lover of Winston’s considering that he was in college or university at Florida State and that the head coach has a lengthy standing relationship with the quarterback stating, “…he’s acknowledged him considering that he was 10 or 11 several years outdated.” If Arians are unable to get the finest out of the fifth-year signal caller, then there might not be everyone who can.
Last but not least, on a radio show with Sirius XM, Licht was asked about the impending cost-free agency of Donovan Smith. He mentioned, “We’ll discuss with him when he’s here…I really don’t imagine Donovan Smith getting anyplace but with the Bucs, at minimum for future year.” The radio host went on to request if that intended the franchise tag would be applied to Smith if a little something lengthy-expression could not be worked out, to which Licht replied, “More than probably yes” (by means of SiriusXM NFL Radio).
So numerous subjects had been covered in a modest sum of time, but today lose a bit much more mild into what is likely on inside of the Tampa Bay entrance business office. As the week progresses, Licht will possibly have much more to say and with any luck , some of these specials can be organized in excess of steak at St. Elmos in Indianapolis.