Dominik Had First-Round Grade On CarimiJune 10th, 2013
This morning on SiriusXM NFL Radio, co-host of “The Blitz,” Jim Miller, the former Bears quarterback who is also a Bears analyst for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, claimed newly acquired Bucs offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was “damaged goods” coming out of Wisconsin. And that’s largely why he flamed out so quickly with the Bears, Miller said.
Freshly sheared Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik disputed that notion as he met with the Bucs pen and mic club this afternoon following the Bucs assistant coaches media day at One Buc Palace.
Dominik said that he and his staff graded out Carimi as a “late first-round” pick, “about where he was drafted,” Dominik said. Dominik waved off the label of damaged goods saying Carimi never missed a game with the Badgers.
Later, Dominik claimed Carimi, who started but two games at right tackle his rookie year due to a knee injury, suffered more from “rusty technique than lack of skill.”
Joe strongly believes that if anyone can turn around Carimi, it is the man who developed him into an Outland Trophy winner, current Bucs offensive line coach Bob Bostad.