Dominik Emerges In Jets’ Hunt

January 10th, 2015
dominik and schiano

“I hear what you’re saying, Mark. But I don’t see how Wallace Gilberry, George Selvie and Chris Jones could fit in around here.”

Joe’s not sure whether former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik has every performed in a circus — though he did have a front row seat for the Greg Schiano regime.

Regardless, it seems Dominik is a hot name to help lead and overhaul the NFL’s greatest circus act — the New York Jets.

Daily News Jets beat writer Manish Mehta, Joe’s new friend, uncovered that top Jets head coaching candidate Dan Quinn, the Seahawks defensive coordinator, wants to coach the Jets with Dominik on his hip.

Quinn, a Morristown, N.J. native, has told friends that he would like former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik, who has been an ESPN analyst for the past year, to join the operation. The Jets have reached out to Dominik for a possible role, but have not yet scheduled an interview, according to sources.

Dominik has received endorsements from high-level executives across the league in the past week, according to sources. His cap and contract management were two of his strengths as Bucs GM from 2009-2013.

Allegedly, Dominik and Quinn built a relationship when Quinn coached at the University of Florida (2011 & 2012).

Joe wishes Dominik well. But Joe’s a bit leery about Dominik landing with the Jets.

Dominik is prone to bold moves, and Joe could see Dominik trying to pry the No. 1 overall pick away from Tampa Bay. The Jets own the No. 6 overall pick and are desperate for a quarterback.

Keep in mind Dominik somehow sold Gaines Adams to Lovie Smith for a second round pick back in 2009. It was a stunning fleecing of the Bears.

32 Responses to “Dominik Emerges In Jets’ Hunt”

  1. Todd Says:

    Ya but who did the great Dom use that second round bust on brian price ?

  2. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Better keep him away from drafting unless they bring Schiano in as head of the scouting department or an advisor. Pointing out the obvious I guess, but Dom’s pre-Schiano drafts were epic failures for the most part (can probably count the number of players left in NFL on one hand at best two hands from from the 3 years of Dom+Rah drafts)

  3. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    Kudos on some very nice reporting.

    By the way Joes…SCOREBOARD to you guys. You got the scoop on Koetter and somehow found the resources to talk to him first before was even hired.

    I know this is a blog and primarily opinion but as a former journalist I genuinely appreciate the journalism you insert into your efforts.

    Getting to Koetter when no other media outlets did was a real coup!!! CONGRATS JOE!!!

    Really not a big deal, but appreciate the kind words. –Joe

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    I for one, do not wish dominick well, as for other GM’s high recommending him. That is what they want! that is like me wanting the Saints, Panthers and Falcons to Hire Baffoons for GM’s!

    unless the jets are looking for a gm that drafts terrible while being average 9th draft postition (that means he drafts in front of 23 other GM’s) poor player evaluation. And poor coordinator evaluation ( remember Bates, and Jagodainski).

    The reality is that the Jets are more likely trying to get a lower price of the GM they really want. This is NFL Negotiation ploy!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Jets would be the most likely trading partner for the Bucs because 6 is the nearest QB need pick……except for Tenn…..Tennessee may be extremely interested in trading up 1 slot to get Joe’s Winston since Winston is the only “pro ready” QB…..Why would Tenn want to get stuck with the sure bust….Mariota?

  6. Dean Says:

    There are GM’s that have great track records, but eventually all comes crashing down. Look at Bill Polian, the godfather of GM’s. He had invested everything in Peyton and when he got hurt, down came the whole franchise.
    Mark D. actually did some very good things for the Bucs. His cap management and wheeling-dealing was exciting. How much he was limited by money and HC influence is unknown, but he still is a solid manager. Plus, everyone learns from their first time out as top dog. I imagine he will be much better this time around.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    And yes….I am being sarcastic….

  8. JonBuc Says:

    He did “draft” Sheldon Richardson for them and freed them of Revis’ contract and pending hold out. Paying 16 million to Revis that year was also “only” 4 million more than the next highest bidder. I’m surprised the Jets haven’t already signed him!

  9. BucNears Says:

    No way the Jets ban Geno Smith. He’s only played 2 years so unless the Jets are willing to part with 3 number 1’s and a couple of 2’s I don’t see this happening. Last I checked the Bucs don’t have a QB so why in the world would we trade the pick? The fan base would march on 1 Buc place with torches if they don’t draft a much needed QB.

  10. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I wish Dom well. I don’t know that I’d crown him “rockstar” but I certainly do not disparage his efforts.

    What we need to keep in mind is that ALL of these people suffer due to their connection to the Glazers.

    I do not mean to make this an ad hom against the Glazers. They are probably wonderful human beings who clearly are superior businessmen. From the perspective of business I’m blown away by their bold move to capture perhaps the most valuable franchise on the planet in Man U. They leveraged their (and our Bucs) arses off to achieve this and they pulled it off.

    But the common denominator of all perennially losing teams is ownership.

    Lovie is the first coach since Gruden to have a real chance and a level playing field against the competition. The Man U. adventure has at least tangentially effected the careers of Raheem Morris, Greg Schiano, and Mark Dominik. All three deserved better as did we Bucs fans.

    The good news. The Glazers pulled it off. Man U has now made them incredibly wealthy and they apparently are ready to loosen up the purse strings. That and the fact that the league is now forcing owners to spend minimums (should be called the Hugh Culverhouse rule) give us all real hope once again.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ St. Pete

    How were you able to use bold type for @Joe…I am unable to use it….

  12. BucTrooper Says:

    Hey Joe,

    When you say “bold moves” is that a euphemism for “franchise-crippling misreads of talent that will hinder the franchise for over half-a-decade?”

    Just trying to learn the JoeBucsFan vernacular.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    I wonder how many would change the tune if they found out the truth, That the main reason Chip Kelly is not here is because of Dominick. But sadly that is not the journalism we have in this town.

  14. 87ForJameisNoMariota Says:

    Big city
    Bright lights
    Sleep all day
    long nights

    Hey baby
    I’m a rockstar
    Hey baby
    I’m a rockstar – Rihanna

  15. port richey george Says:

    Mark Dominik really did a great job with the bucs….
    look at where we are now…LOL 🙂

  16. 87ForJameisNoMariota Says:

    StPeteBucsFan…ha ha ha “should be called the Hugh Culverhouse rule.”

    Hilarious and true!

  17. Zam Says:

    Gee I hope Dominik is available

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wonder about Dominick’s references……Raheem, Schiano, Freeman……..Joe?

  19. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    It’s HTML. A trick I learned on the political blog.

    If you place a in front of a word, sentence whatever, what you place inside dictates what happens to the font following.

    E.G. give you italics. You have to remember however to close it with another and don’t forget the forward slash or it doesn’t work.

    For bold it’s b instead of i as in and to end it..same thing with

    I caution you to be careful however. I learned the hard way starting out if you do not pay careful attention to “close” you end up screaming throughout your entire post and hacking people off bigtime. 🙂

    Hope that helps. I try to refrain from to much bold it can be irritating. But I find when I respond to other posters putting the part of their post in italics actually helps for clarification. I use bold sparingly but feel freer to use italics.

  20. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    See I just learned something. didn’t show up without a letter or a space in the middle.

  21. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Final try…..I do not know what you call them…the key. Let’s see if that shows up? Putting them together without a letter renders them invisible.

  22. finishers Says:

    Trestman and Rex going to Atlanta!!! Just great

  23. Barry Says:

    Just think if Glazers would have kept Schiano the Bucs would have won the division and who knows….

  24. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    Trying to lose your fan base I guess Joe? Greg Schiano did a MUCH better job than our “Lovieable Liar”! I don’t know why it is so easy for you to generalize last year as Schiano creating a circus… He simply tried to survive it and won 4 of his last 8 under redicululous circumstances! I personally believe we made a Huge mistake letting him go!

  25. Tom Edrington Says:

    The Jets have a high pick, Dominik can use it to get them their own Mark Barron!!

  26. Brandon Says:



    I used to write for Mike Florio back when was and or something of that nature. I covered the Mountain West and had to know the ins and outs of basic HTML… and I have to say… I’ve forgotten how to do 98% of it. I didn’t think I’d need to use it ever again but every time I see you doing it, I think to myself, I need to relearn how to do that.

  27. Couch Fan Says:


    Agreed. It wasn’t Schiano’s doing. He wasn’t the sleepy/”leaky” one.

  28. Brent Says:

    Who cares? Wish we still had him though.

  29. Destinjohnny Says:

    Wow how can anyone make that call ???? Shocking

  30. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Clearly they want to spend the next 7 years rebuilding

  31. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    I’d like to see what Dominik would offer for the Bucs Numero uno pick; their 6th overall this year along with their 2nd and 3rd rounders this season and next year’s #1 pick (which with Dominik guiding the Jets should be another top 6)???? Anyhow, I hope the Jets get Dominik; the Jets are one of the few franchises that have managed to astound their fans with what seem to be even more inept moves than our beloved Bucs. Seems like a match made in heaven and I am sure the NY media will love writing about Mark after he starts wheeling and dealing.

  32. Java Says:

    Don’t the Jets already draft bad enough? Why hire someone who drafted worse than the Jets did?