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2162398 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2014-01-23 20:26:10.0 UTC 2014-01-23T15:26:10.000-05:00 true licht-will-keep-bucs-current-personnel-staff-for-now published 2014-01-23 22:05:15.0 UTC 2014-01-23T17:05:15.000-05:00 TAMPA -- New Bucs general manager Jason Licht said he will initially keep the team's personnel staff in place, giving them a chance to make a case to him for why they should continue with the team in the longterm. "It's a really small fraternity. I know everybody here. I've had some kind of dealing with them at some point, whether I worked with them or have been on the road with them," he said. "You never know until you work with somebody. I'm going to give them the opportunity to show me they will fit in what we're doing and if I fit for them." Licht said he personally benefited from such a setup -- he had the chance to stay with the Patriots after Pete Carroll was fired in 1999, earning a job and later promotions from Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli. "They kept me and we meshed and I ended up getting promoted a couple of times," he said. "If it weren't for that opportunity, I might not be here today. I want to give everybody an opportunity." Arizona general manager Steve Keim said Wednesday he did not expect Licht to bring anyone from the Cards to his Bucs staff, saying he told him "hands off" with his former colleagues. Asked if he had outside personnel he knew he was bringing in to help with this draft, Licht said: "No, not right now. The good ones aren't going to be let go by their teams." Greg Auman bucs Bucs Licht will keep Bucs' current personnel staff, for now 1 Bryan, left, and Joel Glazer, right, stand with head coach Lovie Smith, second from left, and Jason Licht, second from right. /resources/images/blogs-photo/2014/01/licht3.jpg WILL VRAGOVIC | Times /resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2014/01/licht3_4col.jpg/resources/images/blogs-photo/rendered/2014/01/licht3_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/bucs/2014/01/23/1390509672-licht-will-keep-bucs-current-personnel-staff-for-now BlogArticle TAMPA -- New Bucs general manager Jason Licht said he will initially keep the team's personnel staff in place, giving them a chance to make a case to him for why they should continue with the team in the longterm.BucsBucsGreg Auman 383087 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:34:18.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:34:18.000-04:00 greg-auman published Greg Auman <p>Greg Auman has been at the <i>Tampa Bay Times</i> since 1999 and has covered the Bucs and the NFL since 2013. He covered the University of South Florida's athletic department from 2004-13.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745364 Greg Auman has been at the Tampa Bay Times since 1999 and has covered the Bucs and the NFL since 2013. He covered the University of South Florida's athletic department from 2004-13. <p>Phone: (813) 226-3346</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:gauman@tampabay.com">auman@tampabay.com</a> </p><p>Blog: <a href="http://tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/">Bucs Beat</a></p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/gregauman">@GregAuman</a></p> 1 11/09/06 TP_248528_GARN_redesign_10 Caption: (Tampa, Fl 08/28/2006) Greg Auman; St. Petersburg Times staffer sig. Times Photo by Joseph Garnett, Jr.writes a column for the St. Petersburg Times. /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Auman_Greg_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745364-greg-auman AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:34:18.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:34:18.000-04:00 2260432 2016-01-07 19:24:49.0 UTC 8 Months Ago licht-koetter-a-very-strong-candidate-for-bucs-job bucs Licht: Koetter a 'very strong candidate' for Bucs job BlogArticle 2266678 2016-02-24 20:39:33.0 UTC 6 Months Ago bucs-licht-optimistic-about-re-signing-doug-martin bucs Bucs Licht 'optimistic' about re-signing Doug Martin BlogArticle 2270186 2016-03-21 16:54:08.0 UTC 5 Months Ago licht-signings-wont-stop-bucs-from-drafting-decb bucs Licht: Signings won't stop Bucs from drafting DE/CB BlogArticle <p>TAMPA -- New Bucs general manager Jason Licht said he will initially keep the team's personnel staff in place, giving them a chance to make a case to him for why they should continue with the team in the longterm.</p> <p>&quot;It's a really small fraternity. I know everybody here. I've had some kind of dealing with them at some point, whether I worked with them or have been on the road with them,&quot; he said. &quot;You never know until you work with somebody. I'm going to give them the opportunity to show me they will fit in what we're doing and if I fit for them.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>Licht said he personally benefited from such a setup -- he had the chance to stay with the Patriots after Pete Carroll was fired in 1999, earning a job and later promotions from Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli.</p> <p>&quot;They kept me and we meshed and I ended up getting promoted a couple of times,&quot; he said. &quot;If it weren't for that opportunity, I might not be here today. I want to give everybody an opportunity.&quot;</p> <p>Arizona general manager Steve Keim said Wednesday he did not expect Licht to bring anyone from the Cards to his Bucs staff, saying he told him &quot;hands off&quot; with his former colleagues. Asked if he had outside personnel he knew he was bringing in to help with this draft, Licht said: &quot;No, not right now. The good ones aren't going to be let go by their teams.&quot;</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:52:24