“Pods” Part Of The Dominik WayApril 17th, 2011
Screw notebooks full of in-house mock drafts and draft-day scenarios scribbled down in the bowels of One Buc Palace. Rock star Mark Dominik doesn’t use those. He leaves those ancient methods for other teams. Dominik is more into pods.
Yeah, “pods,” Dominik explained during an interview with Justin Pawlowski on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.
“It’s a little different than we’ve ever done around here before. It’s worked for the last couple of years for me. It’s really breaking out players into individual traits and kind of rating them within a pod and then looking at a big picture. … I don’t look at [mock drafts]. I’m certainly focused on seeing what other people are saying, but for me we do things a little bit differently in our building, and I’m hoping that gives us a competitive advantage.”
Joe really understands this kind of intricate, personalized grading system that assesses a player’s assets as they relate to team desires. It’s very similar to how Joe grades cheerleaders.
Obviously, Dominik has cooked up great success in his first two drafts.
If he can pull a ferocious linebacker and defensive end out of some of those 2011 pods, the Bucs will be in excellent shape.