“I’m A Defensive Tackle Collector”

April 24th, 2010

Who knew that Mark Dominik was a collector?

No, not the scumbag that hounds you to pay a parking ticket, calling you all day long at work. Joe’s talking about the people who have hobbies like collecting baseball cards or stamps or coins or, in the cases of Derek Jeter and Sean Avery, women.

Dominik was talking yesterday about his decision to draft UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price in the second round after also drafting Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy third overall, for basically the same position some suggest.

Dominik, documents Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, is a collector.

“Some people have been known as quarterback collectors,” Dominik said. “I guess I’m a defensive tackle collector.”

Dominik explained his unorthodox move of likely choosing two of the top three defensive tackles with his first two picks by noting how porous the Bucs defensive line was.

“We have not had a very good pass rush here,” said Dominik, who took a rather bold step toward fixing that problem during the second round of the NFL draft.

This was a dramatic step for the Bucs and Dominik. Arguably the worst element of the team could be its strength, all in a matter of 24 hours.

5 Responses to ““I’m A Defensive Tackle Collector””

  1. Jonny Says:

    “No, not the scumbag that hounds you to pay a parking ticket”


  2. CharlieB Says:

    Well, I guess I can hold out hope that we take a flyer on George Selvie in the 7th or as a FA.

  3. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    I think when all is said and done , DUmbinik’s legacy will be as a “Gargage COllector” , LOL.

  4. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    It all starts up front, and the Tampa 2 w/o a pass rush gets exposed very easily by NFL QB’s. I am sure Raheem has some tricks up his sleeve to utilize both our new draft picks. I am in total agreement with the philosophy you can never have too many good Defensive Tackles. If both turn out to be the Studs they look like, watch out. Offensive Co Ordinators will be biting nails about what DT to game plan for. It is hot in Tampa, and these are 300 pound men. It will be nice to have this kind of depth on the D Line again.

  5. Eric Says:

    uh, oh were counting on the Dream having tricks?