Could Be A Busy Week For Mark Dominik

February 23rd, 2011

The news yesterday afternoon from the Twittering fingertips of MMA wannabe Jay Glazer of that Ronde Barber would re-sign with the Bucs was sort of a surprise to Joe.

Joe sort of thought Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik would have waited until CBA was in place before locking up Barber for one more year.

But word from Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune is that Dominik, like he did with Barber, may not wait until there is a new CBA, and like the final week before training camp begins with rookies, Dominik may be in a race against time to sign the Bucs free agents he covets, in some cases before the end of the weekend.

And much as there was with Barber, there is a desire on the part of the Bucs to get new deals for those players before they have a chance to test free agency.

“I think we can do that,’’ Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said during the Senior Bowl of re-signing some of his own free agents prior to the projected March 4 opening of the free-agent market.

“I’m certainly going to talk to all the agents. We’ll have conversations with them prior to or at the (NFL Scouting) combine, so we’ll see what happens there. But I would like to do that if we can.’’

Cummings writes in his piece that the three main targets in Dominik’s crosshairs are Davin Joseph, Barrett Ruud and Cadillac Williams.

If Dominik could get all three to sign on the proverbial dotted line, it will already have been a modestly successful offseason for the Bucs.

8 Responses to “Could Be A Busy Week For Mark Dominik”

  1. Gary Says:

    Yea, we do need all 3 of them back.

    It is quite interesting if Dom does make deals for them that the CBA is not being used as an excuse not to sign them.

    Could it be that the mediation sessions are going well and dare I say, a new CBA is close? That would be awesome.

  2. MOBucs Says:

    Hey Joe, doesn’t Dominick handle all of the contract negotiations for players or does he have an assistant that works on them too? If he alone works out contracts with players, it seems unlikely he will be able to lock up anyone this weekend because of the combine.

  3. Joe Says:


    Dominik has help with contract negotiations.

    Remember, we live in the 21st century. The business of America can be handled at midnight in an Applebees in Carmel, Ind. thanks to Skype, WiFi, Blackberries and fax machines.

  4. MOBucs Says:

    Good point Joe. Thanks.

  5. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    I’m interested to see if the Bucs WANT all three of them back. I kinda hope so. Probably not the most common opinion, but I believe Joseph isn’t starter. I think our line was better without him, Trueblood,or Faine. And the stats say the same thing I do. I really want Caddy back. Ruud should be back, but it’s really not critical to the Team.

  6. tha truth is... Says:

    Let em all walk. I’d keep EG ova Caddy. Caddy was long gone if not 4 Grahams ankle injury a couple yrs ago. What can Caddy do that EG can’t?

  7. grasshopp427er Says:

    cadillac is important in ways that don’t register on stat sheets. im starting to warm up to ruud with all teh offseason uncertainty and other more glaring needs we have, but hopefully we don’t break the bank on him. and i really think we need joseph back. this whole “line played better” line does not resonate with me. guys that play great for undrafted picks is always nice , but there is a reason these guys were unheard of and i dont want to go into next year counting on 5 late/un drafted guys. let’s keep our first round pick/starters and see if these hardman/lee’s are really better on the field. you don’t just go dropping former 1st rounders beacuse someone played well who is cheap.

  8. Capt. Troll killer Tim Says:

    Grasshopper- then , you’re basing your opinion of him on the fact that he’s a number one pick, not his production??
    Our Probowl LT – Donald Penn, was sn undrafted Free Agent, signed from someone else’s practice squad. Jeremy TrueBlood was a high second round pick
    Just so ya know.