Cap Clearing Was “Ownership Directed”January 1st, 2013
Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik is all fired up by the bags fulls of money behind him as the free agency bell prepares to ring.
Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network yesterday, Dominik credited Team Glazer for pushing to restructure the contracts of Carl Nicks and Vincent Jackson, which, per ESPN, creatively accelerated much of Nicks’ and Jackson’s 2013 pay under the 2012 cap.
“That’s from ownership directed, which I think is fantastic,” Dominik said. “Because that continues the commitment from the Glazer family, what they want to do and how they want to build this football team. That’s actually opened up a lot of cap room for us going into 2013, a tremendous amount.”
Dominik went on to say the Bucs can be players in free agency again this winter and retain their “nucleus of players.” The Bucs have 10 unrestricted free agents, including key cogs Michael Bennett, Roy Miller, Ronde Barber, and long snapper Andrew Economos.
Joe doesn’t mean to get all pie-in-the-sky, but Joe’s damn glad Team Glazer appears to going all-in with a win-now attitude.
When your team has a pile of veterans, as the Bucs will next season, plus dynamic young players at key positions, it’s time to go all out to win the big prize.