Dominik Screwed Up

April 23rd, 2009

Future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez wasn't good enough for Bucs general manager Mark Dominik.

Joe called it.

When Mark Dominik threw away a second round pick on oft-injured Sgt. Winslow, Joe’s biggest complaint about the deal was that Dominik got taken to the cleaners; that Dominik could have traded a second round pick for future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez with the Chiefs.

Well guess what? The Bucs NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons just traded a second round pick for Gonzalez.

Gonzalez had asked the Chiefs for a trade in March if the right deal came along. The only tight end in NFL history selected to 10 Pro Bowls, Gonzalez owns NFL career records at his position with 916 receptions, 10,940 receiving yards, 76 receiving touchdowns and 26 100-yard receiving games.

Meanwhile Sgt. Winslow has only played two full seasons since being drafted in 2004 and has a bum knee.

Nice job, Dominik.

6 Responses to “Dominik Screwed Up”

  1. Greg Says:

    Ok how old is this guy? How long before he will descide to retire and chase his hollywood dreams? Winslow is aggressive and young (25 I think). Winslow wasnt the only player hurt on the browns last year, half their team had staff infections. Looking forward to him bringing some hurricaine attitude on the field. He has been quiet off the field for a few years now.

  2. MTM Says:

    The hurricane attitude “Winsblow” brings isn’t the hurricane attitude from years past. Its the run your mouth all day long and back up nothing. Note: The D-bag Tight end in N.O. formally with the Giants.
    I would have taken Gonzalez over ” Winsblow” 10 out of 10 times.

  3. uh Says:

    if Dominik traded for Gonzalez over Winslow you would have complained that he could have had the younger guy at the same price, you just like to complain.

    I would take Winslow over Gonzalez 10 times out of 10, Gonzalez has two years left tops and Winslows injuries were as much a product of Clevelands filthy training room then fault of his own

  4. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Joe gotta disagree with you on this one – I believe Atlanta got hosed trading a Round 2 pick for Tony G. How long do you believe Tony G will continue to play for the Falcons?

    Ok Winslow had some injury problems but in the right environment I believe her will live up to his potential. Just think about a 2 tight end set of Jeremy Stevens & Winslow with Clayton and Bryant a the WR’s with Graham & Ward in the backfield.

    Cleveland had SERIOUS leadership/coaching problems. I hope you remember this and when Winslow et al. light it up you come back and apologise.

  5. Joe Says:

    >>> if Dominik traded for Gonzalez over Winslow you would have complained that he could have had the younger guy at the same price, you just like to complain.<<<

    Absolutely not! Tony Gonzalez is one of the best tight ends to ever play the game and should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Joe would have LOVED for him to be wearing pewter and red. A second round pick for a guy who will be in the Hall of Fame and is still productive at age 31? That’s a steal.

    Look, Joe was more than impressed with Sgt. Winslow hearing him on The Big Dog’s show and on NFL Radio. In fact, Joe was so fired up after listening to Sgt. Winslow, he wanted to tackle someone. He said all the right things. Great interviews.

    But giving up a second round pick for a guy who, at best, is not (physically) the most reliable player and BTW isn’t much of a blocker? No. A fourth round pick for Sgt. Winslow, that would have been fine. A third round pick? Maybe.

    No way a second round pick.

    And trust Joe, he would love to see Sgt. Winslow haul in 60 passes for 12 touchdowns and 1,500 yards and eat crow. Joe just can’t see it and isn’t holding his breath.

    A good gamble would be to put money down to see who stays in the NFL longer, Gonzalez or Winslow?

  6. dave Says:

    Get your facts straight. Gonzalez is 33. You’re gonna be eatin’ alot of crow.