These days are busy for Bucs’ GM Licht

by Gary Shelton on February 22, 2022

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Licht has a lot of work to do./CARMEN MANDATO

Tuesday, 4 a.m.

Jason Licht's day-planner.

8 a.m. -- Breakfast on bacon. It's a lot better than the crow you were eating at the end of the Dirk Koetter regime.

8:30 a.m. -- Send daily text message to Tom Brady. Ask him whose head he wants if he comes back. Even yours.

9 a.m. -- Call Chris Godwin. Promise him you'll find a quarterback. Yes, a real one. Pinky-swear.

9:30 a.m. -- Call Deshaun Watson's lawyer. Tell him you used to watch a lot of Perry Mason. Remind him you're a big fan of Bill Cosby. But until he clears up his legal snarl, you're not swapping the future for someone who might end up in Goodell jail.

10 a.m. -- Text Leonard Fournette. Tell him, no, you haven't heard from Brady.

10:30 p.m. -- Same message to Rob Gronkowski.

11 a.m. -- And Ryan Jensen.

11:15 a.m. -- Text Aaron Rodgers' agent. Remind him that not being vaccinated is very popular in these parts.

11:30 a.m. -- Return Jon Gruden's email. Tell him you aren't comfortable getting email from him.

Noon -- Go to lunch with Bryan Glazer. Remind him you picked the roster for the Super Bowl team. Pick up the check.

1 p.m. -- Laugh about the latest Antonio Brown rumors. Turns out, the last MRI of his ankle was actually a photo of the JFK autopsy.

1:30 p.m. -- Look at film of Jason Pierre-Paul down the stretch. Ask if anyone remembers his jersey number. Ninety, wasn't it? Is that him? No, there. Somewhere, right?

2 a.m. -- Send flowers to Jameis Winston. Hey, Dick and Liz got married twice, didn't they?

2:07 p.m. -- Start an office pool on how many interceptions Winston would throw if he came back.

2:30 a.m. -- Remind everyone that Bruce Arians has the team's best winning percentage as a coach. Also, he was very good as Uncle Joe on Petticoat Junction.

3 p.m. -- Watch the 24 seconds of Blaine Gabbert game film from last year. Huh. Maybe Arians didn't mean he was the "most underrated" player in the NFL. Maybe he meant. "unrated."

3:30 p.m. -- Discuss with scouts if Jimmy Garappolo is worth a third-round draft pick. Remind everyone that this team has picked up Robert Hainsey, Alex Cappa, Jamel Dean and Chris Godwin in the third round and Kwon Alexander and Jerome Whitehead in the fourth. Decide it's a hefty price for a quarterback the 49ers are throwing away. Say thanks, but no ttanks.

4 p.m. -- Remind Joel Glazer than he's a commanding leader, and that in profle, a darned handsome man.

4:15 p.m. -- Tell Bruce Arians you're glad his Achilles' tendon is healing, but it really isn't good for a 69-year-old coach to be able to outrun his cornerbacks.

4:30 p.m. -- Decide that Carson Wentz wouldn't be a bad choice if the team's top 39 possibilities don't pan out.

5 p.m. -- Watch practice tapes of Kyle Trask. Renew search for another quarterback.

5:30 p.m. -- Send dinner to Carlton Davis' house.

5:45 p.m. -- Tell everyone that Ronald Jones is going to have a good year next year. Sadly, he'll be playing with the Texans when he does.

6 p.m. -- Leave office wearing that "I love Russell Wilson" t-shirt.

6:30 p.m. -- Drive home thinking about this. Brady won seven Super Bowls. Most of the guys speculated to replace him have won zero (except Russell and Rodgers).

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