Schiano And Dominik Dancing “Hip-To-Hip”

April 3rd, 2012

Raheem Morris was always involved in Bucs player personnel matters and publicly embraced the team concept of working with rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Team Glazer, but Raheem always seemed to be Robin to Dominik clearly assuming the role of Batman.

The Bucs not re-signing Cadillac Williams and Barrett Ruud last year appeared to be strong examples of Raheem filling that secondary role, as Raheem, coming off a 10-6 season and strong consideration for NFL Coach of the Year, had stated he wanted those veterans to return.

This year with Greg Schiano might present a different decision-making dynamic, if one is to read into Schiano’s comments on NFL Network last night.

Schaino was asked how “active” he expects to be on draft day as a first year head coach.

“Very active. I mean Mark Dominik and I, we kind of go hip-to-hip with these things. I can’t wait,” Schiano said. “We had a great run in free agency and looking forward to improving our team and strengthening our team in the draft. So I’m going to be very involved.”

Joe’s just guessing, but it sure seems like Schiano’s role in the draft will be kicked up a notch from that of his predecessor.

28 Responses to “Schiano And Dominik Dancing “Hip-To-Hip””

  1. bucincharlotte Says:

    Oh boy – cue the “Raheem got a raw deal” people…

  2. TrueBlue Says:

    “Hip to hip”. Now that’s a scarey visual.

  3. FlBoy84 Says:

    Part of that is because he’s better qualified than his predecessor. Always killed me when people said we should have kept Rah when Schiano’s hiring was announced, being that they were the same type of coach. NOTHING could be further from the truth.

  4. RodfromOKC Says:


    Agreed 100%.

  5. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Head coaches should always have a major say in personel decisions. One of the smartest things Gruden said when he was here was, “If I’m gonna cook the stew, I wanna buy the groceries.”

  6. bucfanjeff Says:

    My guess is that I’m sticking with T Rich at 5 if he’s still available. I think that is what the Bucs do. Claiborne if T Rich is not available.

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    When Raheem Morris played hip hop at practices he was called “ghetto” by many in these here posts.

  8. Meh Says:

    Gruden was much better at cooking than shopping though.

  9. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ Meh

    Yes he was.

  10. George Says:

    Hip hip will not be blaring at OBP anymore, and I think that’s a good thing,

  11. FlBoy84 Says:

    Don’t remember too many “ghetto’s” being thrown out here, though with some of these posters I’m sure there was the occasional one. On a musical note though, would be curious what type of music Schiano plays at practice (my guess is none, lol). Also curious what the locker room is going to be like as well.

  12. George Says:

    Schiano is a Springsteen fan. So the hip-hop kids are gonna have to deal with it. It’ll be good for them.

  13. FlBoy84 Says:

    I think one thing he’s probably learned from Davis and Belichick though is that dealing with pro players is a bit different than college kids. Do believe he may approach the music and clubhouse standards a little differently than he did at Rutgers.

  14. Vince Says:

    Didn’t Rah’s rap music stop after a few practices in 2009?

  15. Higher728 Says:

    New bucs uniforms on the team website under multimedia photos

  16. Lion Says:

    @ Mr. Patrick

    Except for the fact Gruden is one of the worst talent evaluators in the NFL, along with one of the worst player developing coaches I have ever seen. That guy was terrible and ruined the culture of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  17. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    If Mark Dominik were smart, he would welcome Schiano’s input!

  18. Eric Says:

    Amazing people still rip Chucky.

    Havent sniffed the playoffs since he left and coming off ten straight losses.

  19. George Says:

    Dominik will listen to Schiano’s input if he wants to keep his job. If those 2 clash, it would appear that Schiano would have the edge with the Glazers (5 year contract and football credibility)… plus, Schiano may have his handpicked GM waiting in the wings (Davis) if Dominik screws up personnel matters.

  20. Lion Says:

    @ Eric

    How could you defend Gruden you moron? He was terrible at drafting and coaching up players. From 2003 season to the 2008 season we went to the playoffs two times with ZERO playoff wins. 2 playoff visits in 6 years, and ZERO playoff wins during that time, and that is with a team that just won a superbowl. Wow, what a great coach!! Your man love for a crappy coach is head scratching.

  21. patrickbucs Says:

    @ Lion

    c’mon bro, to rip Gruden is mornoic. He didn’t coach up Rich Gannon a journeyman to MVP? His Raider team made the Super Bowl on his exact same offensive play calls, you watch the Super Bowl highlights at all?

    He came in and did what Dungy never could do, win a Super Bowl. He completly overhauled the offense. Remember the annual 1st round playoff ass kickings every year with Dungy by the Eagles?

    To me Gruden was the best coach ever here because he won a Super Bowl period. Was he a bit overrated? Without a doubt.

  22. Lion Says:

    I don’t bash him one bit for the Super Bowl at all, and I will be forever thankful of that. But to consider him a “great” or even good coach is obsurd. The Super Bowl he did win were with Dungy’s players, none of which were his own. His play calling on offense was all about managing the game and was extremely boring and to consider him an offensive guru is moronic. The year we won the super bowl, it was all about the defense, not our offense. Also remember the Raiders made it to the super bowl without Gruden.

    The next 6 years of Gruden were horrendous, with a couple very mediocre ons. Countless wasted draft picks, failed QB projects, boring offense, predictable play calling, and constant underachieving. Gruden’s team was extremely boring to say the least.

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Gruden, like Raheem, is gone now. It’s not necessary to continue to rip him, especially since he gave us our only SB (and I wouldn’t doubt if many of the fans on this here site are Bucs fans as a result of that trophy). Arguing about them, or continuing to pile on them is a waste of time. We should all be arguing about who we are going to draft, should we cut Talib, and anything and everything GMC.

  24. patrickbucs Says:

    agreed to a point Hawaiian, but this argument is so tired especially Lions

    I just laugh when non true Bucs fans or critics say Gruden won with Dungy’s team, it’s ridicoulous. I don’t remember Joe Jurevicius, Keenan McCardell, Micheal Pittman, Ken Dilger or Ricky Dudley on Dungy’s team.. Lion do you? And yes they came here because of him, Bucs spent money back then regardless… They scored offensively as many points in that playoff game as their last 3 trips to the vet combined. Dungy still thought it was the 70’s Steelers he was coaching.

    So Lion you will say Gruden won with Dungy’s players (only on defense)but Gruden’s pretty much exact team with the best offense in the league calling his plays that made the Super Bowl you will dismiss? So you won’t say callahan won with Gruden’s team? You see the tuck rule the year before? Look at the Raiders pre Gruden, with Gruden and post Gruden to educate yourself a bit bro.

  25. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Dungy is my favorite Buc coach of all time, but Gruden won with Gruden’s team. Dungy had the opportunities to win in Tampa, but it didn’t happen, and it wasn’t going to happen. Gruden was the perfect guy at the perfect time, and it worked out great for us. He deserves all of the credit. Ultimately in life and sports, it’s not who starts, it’s who finishes. Gruden finished.

  26. Lion Says:

    Gruden had one good year and that was his first year. I will forever be thankful for the super bowl he got us but no way in hell he deserves all the credit for it. The rest of his years were terrible and full of wasted picks and underachieving. How many wasted drafts did we have with Gruden? Go back and look at every draft class under Gruden and look at how terrible each and every single one of them was. Bust, after bust, after bust. Go educate yourself a bit bro.

  27. patrickbucs Says:

    A hawaiian again good points

    @ Lion, never said he was a great GM along with Allen, that was never brought that up. Gruden and the Bucs has the tied the greatest post season playoff differential ever tying the 92 Cowboys at 23 points a game..
    Offense had something to do with that. Please don’t forget the Bucs gave up 2 1st round picks for Keyshawn and 2 1st’s and 2 2nd’s for Gruden so that has to figure in greatly.You never did reply to my Gruden Raiders somments so you must now agree?

    Dungy for sure deserves credit, as Gruden said on the SuperBowl podium.. as Hawaiian said, right place right time. Dungy and his offense was awful anfd neglected, see Sapp on NFL Bucs films and how much Gruden changed the mentaility of the team. I’m done with my points,
    old news in with the new out with the old. I will be in my seats for my 15th straight year, getting old:(

  28. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’ll take one great year (that finishes with a Super Bowl) over 10 good years any day. I don’t want to be the Philadelphia Eagles or San Diego Chargers. In the end, only one team doesn’t have their season end in disappointment. There’s a lot of things I didn’t like about Gruden (some of which Lion pointed out), but he forever commands my respect for the 2002-2003 Bucs. Until another coach does it, he’s the best Bucs coach of all time.