Doug Williams Talks Race, Dominik & FreemanFebruary 11th, 2013
Joe advises every Bucs fan to watch the incredible Doug Williams documentary series running right now on NFL.com. Not only is it a great history lesson for Bucs fans — with memorable highlights and interviews — but it’s a tremendous look at racist times in the United States.
Williams chatted Sunday afternoon with Joe’s pal Steve Isbitts on 98.7 FM. Williams discussed the racist hate mail he received in Tampa back in the 1970s, as well as a major disagreement he had with rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and director of player personnel Dennis Hickey while they were all in the Bucs’ front office, one Williams believed soured the relationship between him and Dominik.
Per Williams, he wanted to sign Antonio Bryant before the 2008 season, but Dominik and Hickey thought that would be a terrible signing.
Williams also gave a strong endorsement to Josh Freeman’s 2012 production and offered a take on why he believes the Bucs didn’t want Freeman to participate in the documentary. The entire interview is available below.