Mountains Of Pressure On Schiano, DominikApril 24th, 2013
Joe’s really enjoyed the win-now attitude pulsating through the Tampa Bay area since Darrelle Revis drained the green blood from his veins and joined Tampa Bay.
Joe can’t find a Bucs fan talking about the future; it’s all about pounding the Jets on opening day and marching toward a winning season and a playoff berth.
Hell, even rockstar general manager Mark Dominik got into it by reminding Bucs fans this week there are now eight Pro Bowlers on the roster. For those counting, that’s Dashon Goldson, Darrelle Revis, Gerald McCoy, Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, Carl Nicks, Davin Joseph and Donald Penn.
And only one of those guys is 30 years old! (Jackson turned 30 in January.)
Imagine having eight young Pro Bowl veterans on a roster, plus emerging stars like Mike Williams and Lavonte David, and not having a winning ball club. Joe wouldn’t want to be a head coach who has to face ownership after that.
There’s a mountain of pressure on the New Schiano Order to produce. It doesn’t matter that it’s only the second season of Greg Schiano’s regime. Dominik has dropped a load of talent in Schiano’s lap, and hopefully more to come in the draft. Dominik, too, is under a heat lamp. NFL general managers rarely survive three consecutive losing seasons.
This is all good for Bucs fans, who have been yearning for a season to legitimately expect greatness from their team.