Dominik Speaks Out On Revis

March 10th, 2014

TCDominik11The man indirectly responsible for the current Darrelle Revis mess, former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, spoke out tonight on SiriusXM NFL Radio and praised the flexibility of the Revis contract and how he structured it so they could walk away painlessly if necessary.

However, Dominik didn’t really acknowledge that pesky detail of forking over a valuable 2013 first-round draft pick and a 2014 third- or fourth-round pick for Revis.

You can catch a five-minute audio cut of Dominik below with Late Hits hosts Gil Brandt and Alex Marvez.

Dominik talks about how the Bucs could adjust Revis’ 2014 salary to a $13.5 million salary bonus and “create cap room,” and he dives into Revis’ performance last season. Dominik said the Thursday night game against Carolina was the turning point for Revis’ Pro Bowl season.

All the chatter aside, the Bucs are either disinterested in Revis or are trying a squeeze play to get Revis to renegotiate his deal, likely cutting his $1 million per game salary at least 25 percent. Joe’s betting Revis isn’t afraid to play chicken. The guy won multiple contract battles with the Jets and knows he’ll find a new, welcoming home and plenty of guaranteed money.

Damn, Joe hopes this ends well.

49 Responses to “Dominik Speaks Out On Revis”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    A huge banner is running down the middle of this page, Joe. It’s an audio error coming from Sirius. It should correct itself. It has for Joe. –Joe

  2. Snook Says:

    “Seattle DE Michael Bennett will be testing the free agent market and will not be re-signing with the Seahawks before March 11th, per source.”
    Adam Schefter 4:33PM 06 Mar 14

  3. Eric Says:

    Walk away painlessly!!!!!!!!

    Sir you made one of the worst trades ever! Nobody else in the entire league will pay the man what you did!

    Which is why we can’t trade or keep him!

    WTF!

  4. you go joe Says:

    Snook its 4 days later and he signed for 28.5 mil

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I’m not against getting rid of Revis. I’m not 100% for it either.

    On the fence.

    We all knew his contract made him expendable when they brought him in.

    I am curious though. I wonder if the lack of blackouts last year were BECAUSE they brought in Revis?

    Then again…after 4-12 they really have little to lose by doing it now.

    They SHOULD be shopping Donald Penn. They might get a 2nd for him.

  6. Architek Says:

    This is not about the stare down theory but a set of bottom lines.

    - Bucs need money to address the trenches
    - Bucs are built in reverse on defense, secondary first
    - Revis will not noodle Lovie or Licht into a corner they didn’t make this deal
    - Releasing him without a backup plan is catastrophic
    - Bucs have the upper hand in this scenario as Revis is still yet to play elite 100%

  7. richardtyson Says:

    As long as we get a first round pick for him, I don’t have a problem. But yea…if they just release him, then what does that do for the growth of the team. At least wait a few years, when the fans have forgotten about what we gave up for him, and then trade him.

  8. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Schefter is always too quick to call a possibility, a fact. Does it makes sense bucs could want to save their 3rd pick and save 1.5 m? Sure it does. But that doesn’t mean that that is the plan, it’s just an option they have. Reporting it like its all but done is irresponsible.

  9. Tom S. Says:

    What an awful GM. Way to piss away a Defensive Rookie of the Year at a position of need because you wanted to overpay for a corner when there were a ton of corners on the market signing for deals a third of the price you paid to get your guy. See what happens when someone else looks at the spreadsheet and says “We’re paying this guy THIS much?!”

    For those keeping score at home the “Rockstar’s” two signature moves are the drafting of Josh Freeman in round one and trading a 1st, a 4th and 16 million in cap room for one season of Darelle Revis coming off an ACL injury. Congrats.

  10. pablo Says:

    Revis for Ryan Mallet
    Straight up

  11. snook Says:

    @you go joe:

    Who cares? Point is, don’t believe every “source” you read.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…I bought my first season tickets ever, because of Revis and Goldson, so it worked on me.

  13. MTM Says:

    Thank god this f*cktard GM is gone!

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Man someone could make a killing selling Mark Dominik dart boards in Tampa.

  15. WalkdaPlank Says:

    The Teflon Dom really did it this time. ROCKSTAR!!!

  16. Harry Says:

    I am not at all on the fence for this. If maybe slightly above average CBs are getting $10M, is Revis, being the best there is, overpaid? Second, if Revis was on the draft board last year would you not pick him at #13? He is a likely future HOFer, baring major injury. Beyond my comprehension…

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Sometimes I wish I could punch Florio. In his “Pre Free Agency Mock Draft” he has this to say:

    “7. Buccaneers: Aaron Donald, defensive tackle, Pitt.

    Gerald McCoy thinks he can be Warren Sapp in Lovie Smith’s defense. Aaron Donald may have a better shot at it.”

    Never mind he probably got the pick wrong…but he insulted our star DT.

  18. Tom S. Says:

    Well Harry, slightly above average cornerbacks are getting 5 million or less. Last year all 4 of the top free agent corners signed for 5 million a year on average (Sean Smith, Aqib Talib, DRC and Brent Grimes). 10 Million dollars a year is the next highest salary average in the league. As in number 2, a 6 million dollar drop from the top paid corner to the 2nd paid PER YEAR.

    Dominic could have signed 3 corners of his choice last year (pick any 3) for the same amount of money he gave Revis for one year and kept the draft picks. Who would you rather have? Sean Smith, Brent Grimes, Aqib Talib, Sheldon Richardson (or Star Lotulelei) AND a 4th round pick in 2014…or one year of Darelle Revis. Don’t think too long about that one Harry.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I wanted Brent Grimes…but then, given our record he probably would have gotten injured before taking the field.

    I just had another thought. I hope they don’t cut Barth because he’s getting paid well.

  20. feelthepewterpower Says:

    A huge banner is running down the middle of this page, Joe. It’s an audio error coming from Sirius. It should correct itself. It has for Joe. –Joe

    The audio error is when you play the audio (it works fine) except one of the ads on the side starts to play simultaneously…;(

  21. Stevek (MGM) Says:

    Bonzai,
    Florio wasn’t taking a dig at GMC, it was meant more to that Donald is a boss.

    He could be our pick? What’s better than GMC? Another GMC type of talent on the line.

  22. feelthepewterpower Says:

    btw, I was in the minority saying that the Buccs gave-up too much for Revis last year with a first rounder we he could of been had for a third rounder….

    Might, as you say Joe, be a waste of draft picks….

  23. lurker Says:

    if we didn’t have revis we would have drafted a cb in the first, not d-line.

  24. Drew Thomas Says:

    The bucs are built in reverse in kinds, just like the super bowl champs. I still don’t understand why everyone has gave up on Bowers, Schiano benched him, Schiano hated him, but when Bowers played he made a impact. Watch the film. We need depth at end. If you take Clayborn, going into his 4th season, but technically only his 3rd because of injury, that’s when guys become someone. Look at McCoy, 4th season when the sacks showed up, last year, Bowers is the same, being benched last year because of Schiano, he lost a season. You DO NOT dominate on d line in first few years, veteran offensive lineman eat you alive. And you learn from them beating you into the ground. Lets not spend millions on a DE, and draft the best available no matter what position, build DEPTH in the trenches, and don’t overspend for a qb.

  25. Chris Says:

    Yet Dom forgets to admit he messed up surrendering quality draft picks. Richardson looks like a stud.

  26. Drew Thomas Says:

    HOW CAN YOU SAY BEST SHUTDOWN CORNER SINCE SANDERS IS NOT WORTH A 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK? YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY.

  27. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Drew Thomas Says:
    March 11th, 2014 at 12:27 am
    HOW CAN YOU SAY BEST SHUTDOWN CORNER SINCE SANDERS IS NOT WORTH A 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICK? YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY.

    —————————————————————

    Because the Buccs had the leverage on the Jets situation. Would not of surrendered a first rounder, even for Revis. And there are no guarantees he comeback to probowl form…hindsight is 20/20

  28. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Because the Buccs had the leverage on the Jets situation. Would not of surrendered a first rounder, even for Revis. And there are no guarantees he comeback to probowl form…hindsight is 20/20
    ========================================

    err, no guarantees coming off a serious knee injury. knees are an important in football..we take them for granted.

    Also, the Buccs did nothing to further increase their leverage by signing cornerbacks for reasonable money as to not look so desperate to the Jets near draft day.

  29. Drew Thomas Says:

    @feelthepewterpower HE MADE THE PRO BOWL LAST YEAR DUMB A**

  30. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Drew Thomas Says:
    March 11th, 2014 at 12:35 am
    @feelthepewterpower HE MADE THE PRO BOWL LAST YEAR DUMB A**

    =============================================

    Did you see the word hindsight? Probably not… because your see out of your hind.

  31. Drew Thomas Says:

    Revis is what everyone else but the so called Buc fans on here call VERY SPECIAL, future Hall Of Fame guy, a guy you build the best secondary around, the best secondary in football, ITS A PASSING LEAGUE, look at the Seahawks, great secondary, wins super bowl, if you want to dog a free agent signing it should be GOHLSTON!

  32. Drew Thomas Says:

    @feelthepewterpower You think we should just release him right? I guarantee it won’t happen. Who is our best player? Who turned Banks from a scared rookie to a good corner at end of season, plus he will just get better. We went from worst secondary in history of NFL to middle pack, BECAUSE OF ONE GUY THAT TAKES AWAY HALF THE FIELD.

  33. Andrew 1 Says:

    I think it would be in Dom’s best interest health wise to lay low for a while, lest an angry bucs mob beat him up in Revis’ Jerseys.

  34. zam Says:

    He won’t find that kind of money elsewhere, not even close. $11 million, maybe 12 if teams get feverish.

    Bucs should offer him $12 million with guarantees out of good faith, and he should take it for the guarantee, not having to hassle with moving, and being on what might be a #1 defense soon.

  35. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Drew Thomas Says:
    March 11th, 2014 at 12:39 am
    Revis is what everyone else but the so called Buc fans on here call VERY SPECIAL, future Hall Of Fame guy, a guy you build the best secondary around, the best secondary in football, ITS A PASSING LEAGUE, look at the Seahawks, great secondary, wins super bowl, if you want to dog a free agent signing it should be GOHLSTON!

    ————————————————————–

    Who said Revis wasn’t a special player? We know, dude. We all want Revis to stay, but the bottom line is at 16 million per year and giving up an unnecessary first rounder, the cost is too much currently. Either restructure the deal or trade to get back the lost compensation. either way, mr. revis will need to restructure. if revis is a character guy, he’ll redo his contract to make the contract more team friendly. don’t worry, he’ll still get paid…

  36. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Revis made the pro bowl through popularity, not performance last season.

  37. Patrick Says:

    If they want to save money they should unload both Nicks and Goldson.

  38. buc89 Says:

    I understand 16 million is overpaid but we’re still 20 million under the cap. Who are we going to sign for the first 20 million? If we cut him our defense gets significantly weaker and for what? So we can go from 20 million in cap space to 36 million? Who are we signing for all that?

  39. Brandon Says:

    Dominik… I hate this guy more and more every day. He’s the brilliant mind that okayed trading two premium draft picks for a player that he would then turn around and spend crazy money on. Rule 1 of trades, you don’t trade for the right to buy somebody’s ridiculous contract… and in this case Dominik was entirely responsible for that dumb ass deal. I hope Dominik and Schiano both get uncurables cases of pink eye.

  40. Brandon Says:

    When Simeon Rice came to the Bucs he signed a sweetheart deal. It was a long tern contract that was disguised as a one year deal. THe first year was $1 mil a season but then in the second it jumped to $7.5 and everybody assumed (it was early 2000′s) that the Bucs would cut or force Rice to restructure… turns out neither happened. The Bucs paid the man his super high salary (for a DE) and were happy. Why? Because he was a freaking pass rusher, not a damn CB! You build your D from the defensive line on back.

    Hopefully Goldson and his almost as ridiculous $ 0.5 mil a game salary for a slightly above average safety is next to go. Get rid of both of those albatrosses (their contracts).

  41. Chris Says:

    Hey drew, Revis made the pro bowl but it’s on popularity. Note how we all said the pro bowl is a joke when Lavonte David got screwed? Revis wasn’t an all pro. He was not a top cb last year.

    Pifft pro bowl.

  42. Capt. Tim Says:

    Laughable
    The same guys, who want to cut the best defender in football, to free up money to sign Free agents
    Are the same guys who think Nicks and Goldson are both terrible, and should be cut!!

    Those guys were both Probowlers The year we signed them. Yet most fans here think they are waste of Money!!

    Lol- most of the free agents everyone is crying for, have never been Probowlers.
    I guess if the great players underachieve once signed, we can just guess how these low ceiling guys will do, now that they’ve hit pay dirt!

    If Revis isn’t here on opening day- then both our coach and GM are totally idiots- and we better start shopping for new ones!

  43. Timmer4444 Says:

    How is it no one in the media is talking about nicks if its a salary cap issue, the wolves are at the gate , great way to start the year ugly a$$ jerseys and scrapping out leaders, I’m usually looking at my beer as half full but this may be a interesting ride. Oh well guess the clock looking numbers on the jersey were a inside joke to one bucs place stating “time will tell”

  44. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Rookie GM Idzik fleeced Dominik.

    First round picks are on a team 9.3 years on average. But, they are healthy and on the rookie scale the first 4-5 years.

    This was always a questionable trade at best.

  45. BFFL Says:

    I think the Joe’s are finally starting to understand what an imbecile this guy was.

  46. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    I warned all of you.

  47. Chef Paul Says:

    I knew we wouldn’t love every move this team made this offseason. But as much I love the thought of having an absolute star on this team, I really do think its for the better. It’s a bummer if he isn’t on this team this year, but Lovie is no slouch, and he is no dummy.

    IN LOVIE I TRUST!!!!
    IN LICHT I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt to until he proves himself to us.

  48. BoJim Says:

    I’d like to see Revis stay. Don’t want to go back to the worst secondary in the NFL.

  49. Camby Says:

    Domenik was maybe the worst GM in pro sports before someone finally had the sense to fire him. Dont throw McCoy and David at me either, a broken clock is right exactly twice a day.

    Hopefully he’s found a job yet, though we all know Joe will let him crash on his couch as long as he wants

 
 

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