Raheem The Dream Called Mark DominikOctober 26th, 2009
In his postgame news conference following the Bucs loss to the Patriots, Raheem The Dream admitted he called Mark Dominik onÂ a sideline phone in the fourth quarter to discuss the decision to put Josh Freeman in the game yesterday.
Joe was flabbergasted at the time.
What was to talk about with Dominik, in the middle of a NFL game, that wouldn’t have been discussed before the game? Bizarre stuff.
The moment was caught for allÂ when TV cameras filmedÂ Raheem The Dream on the phone and then marching over to Greg Olson to give the Freeman order.
Luckily for JoeBucsFan.com readers, Joe has worked with Wembley Stadium officials and obtained a transcript of the fourth-quarter phone conversation:
Mark Dominik: Hello?
Raheem The Dream: Man, Why didn’t you pick up your cell in the third quarter? I needed to ask you if I was allowed to kick a field goal?
Dominik: Sorry. I was busy re-writing our plan.
Raheem: That’s OK. Look, we’re down by 28 points. Am I allowed to put Josh Freeman in the game?
Dominik: Well, the plan doesn’t say anything about this.
Raheem: Dude, screw the plan. We’re on our fourth edition of that thing and we haven’t won a game. I want to give Freeman a few reps.
Dominik: Your call. But I gotta go. The Glazers are going to rip me a new one for racking up all these roaming charges in London. You know how they like to keep the cell phone bills down.