Dominik Doesn’t Know If Revis Is On Trade BlockMarch 20th, 2013
As Joe pointed out earlier today, Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik appeared on “Movin’ the Chains,” co-hosted by Pat Kirwan and Tim Ryan, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, to talk all things Bucs yesterday.
Below is another excerpt and Joe will have the full transcript tomorrow, sans the two elements he is writing about today.
Tim Ryan bluntly asked Dominik what the deal was with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, largely rumored to be traded to the Bucs. Dominik confessed he isn’t sure where a transaction for Revis stands.
Tim Ryan: I know you cannot talk about Darrelle in terms of being under contract, but in your opinion, is he on the trade market or not? We’ve heard a thousand different stories on Revis.
Mark Dominik: I don’t know if he really is, honestly. That is a tough question for me to answer. You have to get [Jets general manager] John Idzik on here Pat and grill him about that.
Pat Kirwan: I will!
Dominik: I will say this, as a general manager, I go around to each club and ask about specific players. That is what is great about these meetings, you can go around and have one-on-one face time. “Do you have an interest ‘X,’ is there anyone you are moving or willing to trade?” So we will continue to go around and talk to every club, all  clubs by the time this thing ends and we will have a good [idea of the] trade market and draft movement too.
You know what this tells Joe? That the Jets are jerking around Dominik. It tells Joe that Dominik is interested in talking trade, but the Jets, for reasons unknown, can’t get their act together. Is Jets coach Captain Lou Albano trying to block a trade? Is Woody Johnson getting cold feet? Is Idzik simply too wet behind the ears to pull off such a massive deal?
If Joe were Dominik, he would tell Idzik to pound sand, that if he wants to move Revis, he knows Dominik’s number. Then sign Brent Grimes to demonstrate he’s not playing games with Idzik.
There really is just one team with cap space and draft picks to pull off a deal like this now. It is the Bucs and the Jets have to know this.
Signing Grimes would not prevent Joe from still trying to land Revis; Grimes would be a safety net. And Joe would still go out and select at least one corner high in next month’s draft.