“We’ll Go After The Season’s Over”

August 3rd, 2013

Mark Dominik weighed in on Josh Freeman’s contract negotiations, saying all parties involved are comfortable and “understand where Josh Freeman’s going.”

A terrific start for Josh Freeman this season won’t affect his contract negotiations. That was the word from rockstar general manager Mark Dominik to Tom Krasniqi this morning on WDAE-AM 620.

Dominik ruled out locking up Freeman, who’s in the final year of his contract — until the season is over. Dominik explained that he’s talked to Freeman’s agents at training camp and everyone, Josh, his representatives, and the Bucs, are in a happy place.

“I think there’s just a comfort level that everybody understands where Josh Freeman’s going. Let’s focus on this season, and then, we’ll go after the season’s over,” Dominik said.

Well, Joe’s not in the mix of “everybody. No. Joe doesn’t know where “Josh Freeman’s going.”

Hopefully, Freeman is marching towards consistency. That’s probably the only place that will make the Bucs feel good about tossing him one of those massive contracts good, young quarterbacks score these days.

27 Responses to ““We’ll Go After The Season’s Over””

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Smart man Dom. As I’ve said signing him mid-season would be a huge mistake considering he usually always starts off well and finishes badly.

    If he has a great season, then so be it. Franchise him, take the cap hit and make him do it again. Signing him long term now or mid season is just dumb. Make him earn it.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Couch Fan…it really is the only move.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I presume since we have cap space this year that either we can carry it over or restructure some contracts this year to make space available.
    It isn’t over till its over…..Dom & Freeman can always change their mind and extend the contract during the season.

    We know that Shaun King thinks we should have already signed Freeman…..dead wrong….too risky!!!

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    It’s all been said folks.

  5. Walter Says:

    Gotta earn your money Freeman.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Exactly Biff, but something tells me by 1 PM this thread will have about 30 or more comments on it. Round and round we go.

  7. stevek Says:

    No playoffs, no pay off.

    T-Kras this morning, “I’m sorry, but, to this point in training camp Mike Glennon is outperforming Josh Freeman.”

  8. Adam Says:

    Last year, a lot of it was going to the other team’s DBs.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Great stevek…now your going to get the ball rolling. Let’s get ready to rummmmmmmble!

  10. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    I thought we already hashed this out? Ever since word came out that the Bucs would use this season, (2nd season in same system) to evaluate JF before signing him long term. His agents on board, Dads on board, JF’s on board, and they are all content to wait. Same story. I mean, how many times are we going to ask Dom this same question? Until we finally get a different answer.
    Old news getting even more stale. Josh has to perform, we get it.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    Apparently T-Kras and Joe have a difference of opinion then on who looks better in camp Freeman or Glennon according to stevek. Care to elaborate Joe?

  12. Walter Says:

    @Buc1987

    Yeah, I’ve read that apparently, Glennon still isn’t familiar enough with the offense to progress through his options yet, that he holds on to the ball too long, and that a lot of his snaps would actually be sacks in live games, but since its practice, the lineman can’t hit him. None of which is surprising, he is still wet behind the ears. There’s simply no way he is out performing Freeman, unless Joe has been lying about all these great throws Freeman has been making. Lol

    Also, if Freeman was REALLY being outperformed, wouldn’t Schiano at least be a little curious about starting Glennon, or at least giving him some starters reps with the first team? After all, Schiano didn’t draft Freeman, he has no connections to him.

    Also, Glennon plays against back ups and reserves, so if he wasn’t at least making a few plays here and there, I’d be a little concerned.

  13. stevek Says:

    Walter,

    It is clear that Freeman is the starter, until injury, contract expiration, or he flat out SUCKS his way out of the job.

    T-Kras was mentioning Glennon as outperforming Freeman to this point:

    Consistently**** throwing the ball much better.

    T-Kras went on to mention that Freeman has been making some spectacular throws, but Free’s inability to make the short throws looks like “has he ever played football before”.

    Anyways just glad to see that Freeman is being pushed to improve, and hopefully Glennon can develop into a good NFL QB. It really is “win-win” to be a Buc fan.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Freeman will start….and play….and for the entire season…..unless the Bucs (& its his fault) record is dismal after about 9 or 10 games.
    If that happens, then Glennon will play out the rest of the season and if he is halfway acceptable…we can kiss goodbye to Freeman & save the money for a 3rd reciever & TE.

  15. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Seriously, you guys are going to put stock in what Krasniqi thinks. The dudes a Jets fan for Christ sakes. He only sees the bad Freeman. When he watches Glennon, he sees the good Glennon. He has himself programmed to follow what his northeast colleagues think. At least Joe has shown he can report without bias. When JF has stunk, Joe told us. When JF has done well, Joe told us.

    I don’t think Joe has said out loud that Josh has outperformed Glennon, but he has said there is no way Glennon is ready. TKras leads us to believe that Freeman has stunk it up so far because I believe he has already decided JF’s fate, and trust me, with the NY mentality that TKras has, he’ll continue his crusade till he proves he’s right even if Josh continues to do well. How do you trust the opinion of a guy who has no vested interest in whether the Bucs succeed or not. C’mon deep down TKras would love to see Glennon at QB against his beloved team, the Jets.

  16. Walter Says:

    @Stevek

    So throwing better short passes = out performing? I don’t know about that, that’s kind of a stretch. I’ll wait til I see Glennon play in a live game against a first string defense that can actually lay him out before I judge him. There’s just nothing to really form an opinion on him right now.

  17. stevek Says:

    Walter,

    T-Kras said, “Glennon is OUTPERFORMING Freeman, this far at camp.”

    Listen to the interview, and then argue. Thanks.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    That’s why I want Joe’s take on it. Who’s right Joe you or T-Kras? I know your busy and all. So take your time. It would settle a few of us down a lil bit.

  19. Joe Says:

    Buc1987:

    TKras is in the room and Joe may ask him for an explanation (he’s busy transcribing quotes just like Joe). Glennon has stated repeatedly he is not ready. Glennon may have outplayed Freeman last week. This week, especially two days ago, Freeman was completely and totally lights out.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Ok thanks!

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    Is there a link to this article? Tio many times quites stats etc are not guven in cintext in the comments section. Did i miss an article by joe

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