BUCCANEER GENERAL MANAGERSby Mitch Blackwood for BUCPOWER.COMWith recent discord over the lack of success once more for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the field, clamor for heads to roll mounts from social media and actual media alike. Defensive co-ordinator Mike Smith was the first to go last month and Jameis Winston now sits on the bench perhaps never to play another down for the franchise. But just like 18th century France, the peasants are revolting and more heads are required for the guillotine to do its job. Coach Dirk Koetter and almost certainly GM Jason Licht will be emptying their offices in the first week of January.But did you know Licht is only the fourth official GM the Buccaneers have had? He was appointed in 2014 following Mark Dominik who succeeded Bruce Allen and Rich McKay before him. And that is technically it in terms of the position at One Buc Place.Back in 1976, future NFL Hall of Famer Ron Wolf was the man put in charge of building the expansion Buccaneer franchise. But his job title was Vice-President of Football Operations and he lasted two years before Coach John McKay took over the role after Wolf had many arguments with owner Hugh Culverhouse about spending matters and with McKay over personnel decisions. Going 0-26 to start did not help either.McKay and Culverhouse’s long-time right-hand man Phil Kreuger then handled the role for the next seven seasons although McKay was out of the loop when the decision came in 1983 not to re-sign Doug Williams. Culverhouse always told Kreuger “not to be friends with my money” and he carried out that instruction with true aplomb earning the franchise the reputation of being unnecessarily cheap on and off the field.Ray Perkins was pretty much his own GM whilst he was coach and then Kreuger continued to work the front office role alongside Richard Williamson before Rich McKay joined the organisation. He had been a ballboy during the expansion season and returned as the Buccaneers’ legal counsel having qualified in that profession. From 1992 he also took on the title on Vice-President of Football Operations but after the change of ownership to the Glazer family in 1995, he became Tampa Bay’s first official GM that year.McKay remained until 2003 when a series of disputes with Jon Gruden over personnel moves saw him resign and move to Atlanta allowing Gruden’s long-time colleague Bruce Allen to assume the role. He stayed for five seasons before he and Gruden were released in January 2009 when the combination of Raheem Morris as head coach and Mark Dominik as GM began their re-building process for the franchise. Morris left after the 2011 season and Dominik lasted until 2013 before the failure of Greg Schiano as head coach meant he was on his way as well.So if the expected ratio of two unsuccessful coaches to each GM seems to be the limit these days in the NFL, then Licht could pay the price for Lovie Smith and Dirk Koetter with his own position in a few weeks.