Lumpkin Love From DominikJuly 8th, 2011
There’s no need for Tiki Barber when you’ve got LeGarrette Blount, Kregg Lumpkin, and Allen Bradford.
That was the sentiment expressed by Mark Dominik yesterday when chatting with fill-in host Mike Florio on The Dan Patrick Show.
Of course, since Barber remains property of the New York Giants, Dominik is not permitted to talk about him specificially. But Dominik made it clear that he’s happy with the guys on his roster. It’s hardly a surprise that Dominik isn’t seeking an ancient running back who’s been on the couch and frolicking around Manhattan for several years.
Dominik went out of his way to tell Florio and the national radio audience that Lumpkin is a little-known, up-and-comer who “played well in the last game for us.”
“We’ve got three big backs. Three young backs that we’re pretty excited about,” Dominik said.
Conspiracy theorists are free to interpret Dominik not mentioning free agent Cadillac Williams in a running backs discussion. Joe doesn’t think it reveals anything. But Joe also doesn’t think the Bucs would have any problem with Earnest Graham filling Cadillac’s role.