Dominik Offers His QB FavoritesMay 8th, 2014
As many Bucs fans fantasize about who might be their next potential “franchise” quarterback, perhaps some still care who former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik thinks is worthy?
(Cue the boos.)
Speaking on the Mike and Mike show this morning, Dominik, now a “front office” insider for BSPN, said he loves Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr but only for a West Coast offense. Dominik also is a big supporter of Blake Bortles and Johnny Football. Those were the only three QBs he raved about.
Dominik emphasized that a system fit is key for any team drafting a QB. He also claimed QBs desperately need an “it-factor” that doesn’t always translate from their success in the college ranks to the NFL.
That was somewhat fascinating to Joe, considering Dominik drafted Josh Freeman for Jeff Jagodzinski’s system, but then approved booting that offense in favor of Greg Olson reviving Chucky’s West Coast playbook, a very different approach from Jagodzinski.
Dominik had plenty of interesting takes on the rest of the draft. Here’s the link. Joe was intrigued how Dominik explained that the draft-day trade down of the Bucs with Jacksonville (No. 5 to No. 7 in 2012) took 2 1/2 days to iron out.