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Buccaneers Front Office May Be Putting Jobs On The Line With Jameis Winston Pick

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 01 / 15

With the Buccaneers selecting QB Jameis Winston first overall in the NFL Draft, GM Jason Licht and coach Lovie Smith have "gone out on a limb" and picked a player who will either "make them look like geniuses or get them fired," according to Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. The careers of Smith and Licht ...

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