Raheem The Dream Called Mark Dominik

October 26th, 2009

In his postgame news conference following the Bucs loss to the Patriots, Raheem The Dream admitted he called Mark Dominik on a sideline phone in the fourth quarter to discuss the decision to put Josh Freeman in the game yesterday.

Joe was flabbergasted at the time.

What was to talk about with Dominik, in the middle of a NFL game, that wouldn’t have been discussed before the game? Bizarre stuff.

The moment was caught for all when TV cameras filmed Raheem The Dream on the phone and then marching over to Greg Olson to give the Freeman order.

Luckily for JoeBucsFan.com readers, Joe has worked with Wembley Stadium officials and obtained a transcript of the fourth-quarter phone conversation:

Mark Dominik: Hello?

Raheem The Dream: Man, Why didn’t you pick up your cell in the third quarter? I needed to ask you if I was allowed to kick a field goal?

Dominik: Sorry. I was busy re-writing our plan.

Raheem: That’s OK. Look, we’re down by 28 points. Am I allowed to put Josh Freeman in the game?

Dominik: Well, the plan doesn’t say anything about this.

Raheem: Dude, screw the plan. We’re on our fourth edition of that thing and we haven’t won a game. I want to give Freeman a few reps.

Dominik: Your call. But I gotta go. The Glazers are going to rip me a new one for racking up all these roaming charges in London. You know how they like to keep the cell phone bills down.

3 Responses to “Raheem The Dream Called Mark Dominik”

  1. Marlow Says:

    Who is really in charge? The head coach should have all authority to do “whatever” during the course of a game.

  2. Mike O'Neill Says:

    When I saw the call being made, I told my wife “He’s calling 1-800-ASK-Gary, because he sure looks “scared and confused””!! I never thought of ASK-Mark…

  3. Sgt Mike Says:

    So that’s our problem.. Dumbinik is our coaching genius and strategist. I’m sorry where did he play or coach or anything that would qualify him to be a pro coach. At least Rah has been working with good coaches for a few years.