Dominik Ices Bucs From Top-53 List

August 20th, 2015

LavonteDavidSo former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik was granted a $142.3 million salary cap from and was tasked to build and detail the best NFL roster money could buy.

No Buccaneers made the team.

You can read the whole piece here behind a BSPN paywall.

Joe’s not sure if this is poetic or profound in some way, or just a telling sign of the state of the Bucs.

Interestingly, Dominik passed on Darrelle Revis. He nearly chose a Buccaneer, he explained, but Lavonte David’s 2015 salary cap hit led Dominik to save a little cash and go with the Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner at weakside linebacker. Connor Barth was his kicker, inexpensive and “clutch,” Dominik said.

The only other teams iced from Dominik’s list were the Patriots, Saints, Titans and 49ers.

24 Responses to “Dominik Ices Bucs From Top-53 List”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Maybe Dominik is not the biggest moron on the face of the earth!!! He is still THE worst GM in Bucs history though!!!!!!!!!!

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Connor Barth would refuse to work for Dominick. They didn’t exactly part on friendly terms.

  3. mike Says:

    Domminik is much better at fantasy GM than real life GM.

  4. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Our team has certainly stocked ESPN with analysts or whatever their called. They’ve hired all of our past firings it seems. I think Schiano is great, Dominik is ok but Greg seems like a natural.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    Try fielding a team of players that you actually drafted Mark and see what you can do with that. = 0-16

    Hmm – interesting exercise:

    QB 1- Josh Freeman
    QB 2 – Mike Glennon
    RB 1 – Doug Martin
    RB 2 – Mike James
    WR 1- Arrelius Benn
    WR 2- Mike Williams
    WR 3- Sammy Straughter
    TE – Luke Stocker

    DE – DaQuan Bowers
    DT – Brian Price
    DT – Gerald McCoy
    DE – Adrian Clayborn

    SLB – Geno Hayes
    MLB – Mason Foster
    WLB – LaVonte David

    CB – Myron Lewis
    SS – Mark Barron
    FS – Ahmad Black
    CB – Johnthan Banks

    There’s your team Rock Star. Good Luck competing in the NFL with that. Oh – wait a minute. This team can’t even take the field – because there are NO OFFENSE LINEMEN on Dom’s team.

    Dude – you completely fricking forgot to draft Offensive Linemen. OOOOPsey!!

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    Dom is a joke, just look at his drafts. Dude must’ve been a great source for the beat writers for him to escape the blame so easily.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dominick is pretty good at picking players after they have performed.

    He really set us back.

  8. I know why Says:

    david and mccoy just did newer deals and as I have read like in the past they have big salaries and really little signing bonus. So that would make some sense into why they aren’t on this team. Evans was a top 10 pick so although a bargain maybe for the bucs he’d cost more than Beckham Jr. so i get that as well. At least Dominik maybe took out the Revis contract to get three other good players like you know a OT (not Collins) a DE(not Michael johnson) and a QB (not Mcc0wn)

    Buc realist comments are funny, he must be tired from sleeping on his mom’s basement couch.

  9. JMN Says:

    Take a look at Pickgrin’s list about I know why. That list explains it all at how incompetent Dom was at being a GM. Realist is not wrong to say what he did by any means.

  10. pick6 Says:

    the key to making the list, with exceptions for the likes of JJ Watt (i think), is probably being one of the best at your position but not one of the highest paid. that eliminates players like Lavonte (as of last week), mccoy, and revis. not sure that we can lay claim to having a top player at any positions besides LB & DT. Mike Evans is getting there but there is just so much talent at WR right now all over the league

  11. Tom S. Says:

    Awesome post Pickgrin.

    If the fact that Dominik wouldn’t take any players from the team he “built” for 5 years in this exercise, a simple look at how he drafted and what he got with all of those 1st 2nd and 3rd round picks should tell you all you need to know about what he accomplished here.

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    The “rockstar” actually did draft lineman, Lets have a look

    2009 5th round Xavier Fulton
    2009 7th round traded for Sean Mahan

    typical rockstar!!!!!

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    I can’t put a finger on exactly why this guy is in the position he is now in. For that matter, what reasoning prompted the Bucs to make him general manager? Did he know somebody that knew somebody? I’m not familar with his past before the Bucs so maybe I’m just uninformed. Is he photogenic? Don’t know, don’t watch, never have, never will.

  14. ElioT Says:


    Can you please, for the LOVE OF GOD stop referring to this loser as the “Rockstar”?

    So lame!

    This guy sucked and that’s the reason he is playing fantasy GM now and not employed by an NFL franchise.

    He’s a big reason why this team continues to be the laughing stock of the NFL.

    Just STOP!

    Go Sucs!

  15. ElioT Says:

    You’d be hard pressed to complete a starting line-up of 22 players that Dominik drafted who are still in the NFL…

    Are there 22 players from his drafts left in the NFL?

    Go Sucs!

  16. drdneast Says:

    Dom was chosen becausd he was pretth and dressed well. Put forth a great “image.”
    Style wins over substance all the time now in America’s corporate world.
    Loved yur list Pickgrin. My all time favorite wasted pick wad Arrilius Benn and Maskn Foster.
    When I saw their 40 times I just scratchedscratched my head.
    Dom and Bruce Allen had to be the two worst GMs ever.

  17. OneLove Says:

    Damn this is the best thread ever!! I can’t believe i’m in agreement with all you B!tches!!

    I am SO HORNY RIGHT NOW!!(Looks around for Tampa Tony)

    “It’s as simple as that” – Lovie Smith

  18. Stanglassman Says:

    Dominic was fired 8 months prior to Barth being cut so I’m not sure how they Dominic and Conner parted for bad terms. IMO Barth was the best kicker the Bucs have had on the roster since Steve Cristie. Matt Bryant was a close 2nd & Husted 3rd. All much better the P. Murry. I do think Murry has improved since training camp last season, mainly his lift or trajectory from kick point. Full disclosure, I’m friends and have trained with Husted while e was here so I maybe slightly biased. You may think it’s not important and I’ve heard all the kicker jokes but studies have shown the difference between a good and bad K wins/loses determines on adj of 2 games per season.

  19. Rich Says:

    Pickgrin’s list is certainly scary, but could use a little adjusting. I don’t think Dom was GM when Geno Hayes was drafted, so you could stick Dekoda Watson in there instead. And I would have to think he would rather start someone like E.J. Biggers (Dom’s I think?) or Anthony Gaiter over Myron Lewis. Still, even with a dominant offensive line created from pure fantasy, this team would be horrible.

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    Rich – you are right about Geno Hayes – Bruce Allen picked him in 2008. I was doing it from memory so didn’t double check – like you said – insert Dakota Watson (same difference)at SLB and it works. Myron gets the “start” because he was a 3rd round pick. Biggers was a later round pick so he would be the nickle DB. LOL

    Wow – now that I’m actually looking at it – its worse than I thought. Mark Dominic drafted 36 players for the Bucs between ’09 and ’13. 10 of those 36 were either 1st or 2nd round picks (and usually high 1st or 2nds at that) – yet only 4 of those 36 players are NFL starters today. (McCoy, Martin, David, & Banks).

    And the Lovie haters wonder why this team was so sub par in coach Smith’s 1st year. Must have been the crappy coaching job right?

  21. Pickgrin Says:

    Bruce Allen’s team that he drafted for the Bucs is just as bad if not worse. At least he could field a full team including OLine (minus a center).

    QB – Bruce Gradkowski
    RB 1 – Cadillac Williams
    RB 2 – Kenneth Darby
    FB – Casey Cramer / Rick Razzano
    WR 1 – Michael Clayton
    WR 2 – Dexter Jackson
    WR 3 – Maurice Stovall
    TE – Alex Smith

    OT – Chris Colmer
    LG – Aaron Sears
    C – FA
    RG – Davin Joseph
    RT – Jeremy Trueblood

    DE – Julian Jenkins
    DT – Greg Peterson
    DT – Dre Moore
    DE – Gaines Adams (RIP)

    SLB – Quincy Black
    MLB – Barrett Ruud
    WLB – Marquis Cooper / Geno Hayes

    CB – Aqib Talib
    SS – Will Allen
    FS – Sabby Piscitelli
    CB – Alan Zemaitis

  22. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Well looking at it sober, I do believe it was poor coaching and poor free agency evaluation that resulted in last year’s 2-14 team. Let’s look at what Lovie and Licht inherited in 2014…decent LT (Penn) replaced for Anthony Collins, decent C/G (Zuttah) replaced with Smith, developing QB (Glennon) supplanted without competition by Turnover Machine McCown, best CB in game (still top tier even playing injured) replaced with Verner (this may end up a wash based on performance vs salary, but last year it was definitely advantage Revis), and finally Bowers supplanted by Ghost Johnson…both turds but at least the cap hit wasn’t bad with Cheeseburger. It’s tough to compare drafts since ASJ and Simms spent more time on IR than playing. Evans looks real good, but so did Doug Martin in his rookie year…injuries are a wildcard. So my point is Lovie probably inherited an 8-8 team talent wise from Schiano and Dom and proceeded (with Licht’s help) to downgrade most positions to maybe a 5-11 team talent wise. These numbers are just my opinion obviously, but so far Id say Lovie took a mediocre team and successfully made it worse.

  23. bucs4lyfe Says:

    Everybody in Tampa already knows Dominick has no clue how to build an nfl roster. There are really good players like Mike evans Not making big money yet and could have salary cap. Moron and he knows he would make a list of top gm of the last decade either so this is pointless

  24. bucs4lyfe Says:


    So my point is Lovie probably inherited an 8-8 team talent wise from Schiano and Dom and proceeded (with Licht’s help) to downgrade most positions to maybe a 5-11 team talent wise.
    You can be an 8-8 team talent wise if you win 4 games and if we did have that kind of talent your basically saying lovie did the exact same thing schiano did