New Bucs general manager Jason Licht won't be satisfied with a Super Bowl title during his tenure with the team. "(The goal is to) not just win a championship, but to sustain that championship success, year in and year out,'' Licht said during an introductory news conference today at One Buc Place. Licht, hired to replace Mark Dominik, believes he is well-positioned to fulfill that goal, calling the Bucs' GM job the "perfect opportunity" for him, surrounded by people who want to win. He said he is excited to work with head coach Lovie Smith, who he met two years ago when interviewing for the Bears' GM job. He said he appreciates Smith's support and endorsement during the interview process. Licht, the Arizona Cardinals' former director of player personnel, had three interviews with the Bucs over the past nine days, the only GM candidate to have three interviews with the Glazers during the hiring process. Asked about similarities between the Bucs and this past season's Cardinals, who went from 5-11 in 2012 to 10-6 and narrowly missing the playoffs this past season, Licht pointed to a strong defense featuring a core of players on that side of ball. Licht reseved special thanks for the Cardinals, who he said put him in position to be hired as Bucs GM. He worked for Arizona in 2008, then again in 2012-13.
New Bucs GM: Goal is to sustain championship success
Tampa Bay Times | Jan 23