“No One’s In A Hurry”

January 14th, 2013

Rockstar Bucs general manager Mark Dominik painted a flowery picture of the situation surrounding a potential new contract for Josh Freeman.

Speaking this evening to Steve Duemig, of WDAE-AM 620, Dominik said Freeman’s team and the Bucs are happy and patient.

“No one’s in a hurry. I’m not in an hurry as the general manager of this football team,” Dominik said.

Dominik said there’s been “good communication between everyone” involved in Freeman’s camp and the Bucs and “there’s been nothing adversarial about it.” Freeman’s current contract expires after the 2013 season.

Joe’s not surprised. If nothing else, the Bucs need to know who there offensive coordinator is going to be in 2013 and beyond before they start considering commitments.

Also, and Joe’s only being realistic, one could also say it might be prudent for the Bucs to see if Greg Schiano stays off the hot seat following the 2013 season before they go and lock up Freeman.

On the flip side, if Joe were representing Freeman, Joe wouldn’t be in any hurry, either. Freeman can up his value with another season that doesn’t look like his 2011 campaign.

33 Responses to ““No One’s In A Hurry””

  1. the_buc_realist Says:

    we must not be an any hurry for making the playoff either.

  2. Macabee Says:

    An old bull and a young bull was standing at the top of a hill. The young bull said “why don’t we run down there and get us a couple of heifers?” The old bull said “No son, why don’t we walk down there and get all of them”.

    You guys have all heard that story before. Patience, Buc fans, Patience!

  3. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Joe was Johnny-on-the-spot for this post. Just turned off the interview and you already have this up. If Freeman ends next season like Joe Flacco, he hits the Jackpot! We’ll see how #5 performs with EVERYTHING on the line

  4. Andrew 1 Says:

    exactly. both sides are going to wait for things to play out before committing one way or the other. sounds reasonable.

  5. FlBoy84 Says:

    Btw, “page grab” wasn’t meant to be an insult, merely an observation of a non-story that tends to create hits much like a Maury Povich show.

  6. MadMax Says:

    Mark also said (while talking about the draft) “bring in the best players we can regardless of position”.


    This is just my take, but as long as we address CB in free agency, I really dont think we’ll use the 1st pick on a CB. But if we dont address the need in FA, and if Milliner falls to us, yes, I think he’ll be a Buc…..and then a TE.

  7. FlBoy84 Says:

    Saw an interesting poll asking if a team offered the Bucs the same package for Freeman that Chicago gave Denver for Cutler & a 5th-Rnd pick (Two 1st-Rnd picks, a 3-Rnd pick & Kyle Orton), do you make the trade?

  8. Thomas2.2 Says:

    He is right, there is no hurry. Congrats to Dom for his charitable work with the military.

    Dom gets a passing grade this year, mostly for signing V Jax and Nicks (with a deduction for Wright). He also gets credit for orchestrating the trade up for Martin – with the huge coup being that with Martin being a first rounder, you get an extra year with him under his rookie deal. Huge benefit.

    Dom knew this benefit, not sure Schiano did.

    However, do not make the mistake of thinking that Barron, Martin and to a lesser extent David were not Schiano picks – doesn’t mean Dom didn’t agree or support those picks – but the call was Schiano’s. The same goes for almost all first year NFL head coaches.

  9. MadMax Says:

    I would trade for that right away. But nobody would sweeten a deal like that for Freeman.

    Ive been one of his harshest critics at times, but Ive calmed down some and Im willing to give him 1 more year. After that, if theres games lost that he could’ve helped win, then make him a backup and get someone else.

  10. MTM Says:

    The subject line sums it all up.

  11. MTM Says:

    If Freeman plays lights out in a contract year. What does that say about his motives? Russell Wilson played great this year for a base contract.

  12. Vic Says:

    Nooooooooo. Thomas is back spewing nonsense. … Remember David the Bucs traded up for David, as well. Martin was a no-brainer.

  13. Vic Says:

    Thomas, by your logic, Schiano also was the dumbass that agreed to gamble on Talib for 2012.

  14. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Hey Thomass, GMC=PRO BOWL!! Hahahaha man that feels good!

  15. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Joe…PFT is reporting the Bears have narrowed their search down to two candidates. Based on reports by Schefter and Mortensen those two guys are Darrell Bevell and Marc Trestman. No one else is getting a second interview. Looks like Sullivan will be back.

  16. SirustheVirus Says:


  17. Joe Says:


    No one else is getting a second interview.

    No one else… yet.

  18. Joe Says:


    Welp, add Bruce Arians to the list. There may be others as well, as Joe had feared.

  19. PRBucFan Says:

    I wouldn’t be upset any who, the offensive scheme is not Freeman friendly.

    Apart from the big arm

  20. ShayneGoodfellow Says:

    SULLY is out of the race for the bears job! PFT is saying that Trestman from the CFL ( glad to see a coach from my country getting some love ) and the seahawks OC are the only guys getting second interviews. Great news for our offense. Oh yeah cut Orlovsky and bring in Matt Moore for some competetion!! I also like that strong armed Glennon dude thats entering the draft.

  21. Free's a Boob Says:

    Can we get a QB who doesn’t ride the short bus to work? The guy’s a MORON

  22. ShayneGoodfellow Says:


    dude you’re are definetely the moron.. You’re calling Freeman names that are not true of his personality. You could argue that there is MAYBE another quarterback then could play better for us, but Free is a good guy and a good teammate, so he is not a moron..

  23. Adam Says:

    The correct word is “SOFT.” Freeman is SOFT.

    So they’re not in a hurry. Makes sense. Freeman hasn’t been in a hurry to improve.

  24. Sensiblebuc Says:

    Hey it’s Thomas! Welcome back

  25. 76buc76 Says:

    Of course we’d take that Cutler deal,no brainer.The Chief’s and Andy Reid is a possibilty.Freeman is from KC and Reid turned the Eagles around with a number 5 QB.I’d take KC’s 1st rounder this year and next straight up.Even if that ment we’d have to go with a scrub like Jason Cambell or Fitzpatrick for next year.Draft that tackle from Texas AandM then next year one of those highly rated QB.Wilson,Luck and RG3 would have lead this team to the playoff’s.Even with these corner’s.Will Freeman answer the call next year or will he take over another franchise record… interception’s.

  26. BigMacAttack Says:

    Just saw the Pft reports too. Good news it seems. I hope we get McNulty too

  27. Orlando bucs fan Says:

    Thomas is back. Glass Gerald made the pro bowl and stayed healthy. Joe now that Thomas is back can you drop Miguel.

  28. Andrew2 Says:

    look at these haters like MTM

    already criticizing Josh for playing well next year

    holy f

  29. Orlando bucs fan Says:

    Johnny Manzel is going to be a great QB if he comes out next year we need to try and draft him somehow.

  30. blackmagic00 Says:

    Weird I watch harry and the Hendersons and now a 2.2 sighting? Hmmm… maybe the mother ship is coming.

  31. Max Says:

    Love JoeBucsFan!! Great stuff!!

  32. ladyz Says:

    @Thomas2.2 welcome back…Be a good boy…

    This year will tell the tale on Freeman. If he plays with courage and determination He will play another year, if he comes back making more excuses about this and that he’s on his way out. I just want a winner.

    Someone said something about Dom’s work for the military, can we hear more? I salute him also for this.

  33. Eric Says:

    Holy crap, welcome back Thomas2.2.

    Just in time for McCoy’s pro bowl appearance!