“A Direct Swat At Mark Dominik”September 25th, 2013
Jumping on Greg Schiano for what he believes is clear double-talk, the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, lashed out at the Bucs’ head coach yesterday on the Buccaneers flagship radio station, WDAE-AM 620.
Duemig noted the contradiction between Schiano saying Friday that he has all the “components” to win now and Monday night saying, “you can’t load the entire roster in a two-year period.” Monday’s comment came during a response to a fan who questioned the coach on the radio about the Bucs’ lack of depth at receiver and tight end.
Duemig characterized the contradiction as a “direct swat” at rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, who has spent five years building the Bucs, and Duemig accused Schiano of seeking Jon Gruden-like control over personnel without the winning resume. “Would you trust this franchise to this maniac, power-hungry maniac … who talks out of both sides of his mouth?” Duemig asked his listeners.
The perceived shot at Dominik was a take sent national earlier yesterday by NBC Sports and ProfootballTalk.com insider Mike Florio.
The comments aren’t a surprise. For a losing team it becomes inevitable that Schiano and Dominik will try to ensure that, if someone walks the pewter plank, it’ll be the other guy.
Joe can’t say with certainty this was an intended Schiano shot at Dominik, but Joe is concerned that the head coach believes it takes three or more years to have effective depth in the NFL. That’s just not the case when it comes to the 2013 Bucs. (Listen to Duemig’s entire blast at Schiano below.)