A Rockstar Afternoon

October 12th, 2015

mark dominik 0523There was Bradley McDougald making a big interception and Lavonte David leading the defense with eight solo tackles yesterday. Danny Lansanah was behind him with five.

Doug Martin ran wild, and Bobby Rainey is now a top-10 NFL punt and kick returner.

Watching the cornerbacks against the Jaguars, Bucs fans universally were aching for Johnthan Banks’ speedy return, and wondering what the hell would be happening if Darrelle Revis were patrolling the defensive backfield. Gerald McCoy, with 1 1/2 sacks against Jacksonville, now has 4.5 through five games.

Joe could continue.

The point here is that yesterday’s win, the first at home since the Greg Schiano regime, had a very rockstar feel to it. And Joe’s talking about former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik.

All the guys referenced above were Dominik guys.

Joe’s not taking anything away from Lovie Smith and Jason Licht. Joe’s just urinating on the weanies who continue to claim Dominik left a bare cupboard and Lovie is still recovering. Not only did Dominik leave with talent on the roster, he left the Bucs in fantastic salary cap condition.

Joe sure hopes Dominik gets another shot at a GM gig one day, preferably in the AFC.

26 Responses to “A Rockstar Afternoon”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe…I’m not one of those Dom bashers if you haven’t noticed, but I’m rolling my eyes at this one.

  2. ElioT Says:

    Will you please, for the love of all that is holy; STOP with the Rockstar BS?

    The dude was horrible as a GM and there’s no way you can spin it otherwise.

    His bust ratio on picks and FAs is sickening.


    Go Sucs!

  3. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    I avoid ragging the Joe’s out of respect for the venue they provide us. Just something about pooping in your host’s home has always struck me wrong. But c’mon Joe, the team is 8-29 over the past 2 1/4 seasons, including two wins against teams with a combined 2-8 record. We are improving and yesterday was fun, but Dominic was terrible.

  4. Tampa Tony Says:

    How many of his offensive linemen were on the field yesterday? Oh that’s right the loser GM (check his win loss record) didn’t like drafting linemen.

    Joe, he must’ve been a great source for you guys to defend him the way you do. Yea, there was talent here before Lovie came aboard but Dom was not a good enough GM to get another job

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    I have not dissed Dominik ever except to say he was too young for the position when hired by the Bucs. So no golden showers for me pal.

  6. Tampa Tony Says:

    The Joes credit Schiano with all the bad draft picks (Barron) and player choices (Bennett leaving) but give the GM credit for other players still being here? That makes little sense. Doms tenure was pretty horrible, of his first round picks only McCoy and Martin are still here. These are picks the Joes tell us you have to hit on.

  7. AC Says:

    GM’s build teams they don’t coach them..The record falls on the coaching staff not the GM. Can’t say that DOM was a bust because some of the players he drafted didn’t shake out.. that’s all part of the game some will be home runs some will strikeout. I don’t think DOM was that bad he is not a rockstar but give him credit where it is due the man did a hell of a job with the salary cap and also drafted some gems that are doing some good things for us now. Hopefully Licht does a better job.

  8. Buc'n Enough Says:

    Joe’s = Mancrush on the Dom…
    Give it up already, worst GM in franchise history…
    If he was so great, he would have been hired by another team already……
    Unless a player had a blown out knee, mental midget, or birth defect, Dom would not draft you…..

    Get over the DOM …he sucked like our secondary!

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    And I Thought Seigfreid and Roy were the all time Bromance.
    I was Wrong
    Dom has no shot at ever being a GM again.
    Or even a janitor in the NFL, because he SUCKS beyond belief as a NFL GM

    Lovie and Licht had to completely rebuild this team. It had no depth, and little Talent.
    To try and credit Dom for any of their success is delusional
    Sorry. But its true

  10. Rob Says:

    And just think of the players that Schiano and Lovie jettisoned that could be making this defense one of the best in the NFL. Dominik didnt draft terribly well, but he brokered some solid trades and did a great job scouring the league for talent.

  11. WyomingBucsFan Says:

    It’s very encouraging seizing the Bucs win but where is Mike Evans? He nothing but a decoy for most of the game. There is noway his hamstring is fully healed. This bye week comes at a great time. Jameis played good but if that backwards pass is not overturned I wonder how different things would have turned out. Still good to see no interceptions. What a nice feeling Lovie must have got after rack kick sailed effortlessly threw the uprights! The jags are definitely light in the front 7 so I’m not totally giddy about the running game. There is no denying Doug can play agin! Smith is a huge plus to have as a change up. As for the 4 Passing TD’s, someone please someone ask in one of the dozen Bucs radio shows “why is the middle of the field and seams always open?” This must be by design. Unlike Joe I see Jennings and Jenkans making good plays for the most part and they play with anger! Go Bucs!

  12. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    Could Care less about that old “Rockstar”

  13. Joe Says:

    His bust ratio on picks and FAs is sickening.

    How’s Lovie’s track record on free agents?

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Evans caught some balls yesterday. Like Arnold he’ll be back. Evans will regain his earlier form.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    On Evans, did you notice on that deeper pass down the right side that he was hand checking the defender for a couple yards before the incompletion. He is just begging for a offensive pass interference flag to fly. Better stop that.

  16. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Buc’n Enough – while Dom was terrible, and as amazing as this might sound, he was nowhere near our worst GM. That award goes to the one and only Phil Krueger. OMFG, he may have been the worst in NFL history. Of course, he was doing the bidding of then owner and resident racist, Hugh Culverhous, but by comparison, Dom was Bellicheat and Polian combined.

  17. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Just let me know when an actual professional football team hires him to be GM or at all.

    That’s a pretty fair gauge – if others in the profession respect him as competent, he will work again in said role.

  18. Destinjohnny Says:

    Joe u are way 2 smart to write that article mate.
    Come on man nobody is that stupid

  19. Espo Says:

    I wonder how many tackles LVD would have if he TACKLED. I’m a fan of the guy but I would really like to see him wrap up.

    I’ve been spoiled by defenses past that got their man down on the first try. Yards after contact were minimal back then.

  20. OneLove Says:

    Joe Says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 11:20 am
    His bust ratio on picks and FAs is sickening.

    How’s Lovie’s track record on free agents?

    Don’t give me that bullsh!t Joseph!! When you inherit such a talentless POS roster like Lovie did you are forced to take chances in Free Agency to “try” and plug all the holes!! Did most of those Free Agents workout? No… But he was forced to try and DO SOMETHING to try and better the team.

    “It’s better to go down swinging than get caught looking”

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

  21. Joe Says:

    How’s Lovie’s track record on free agents?

    Don’t give me that bullsh!t Joseph!! When you inherit such a talentless POS roster like Lovie did you are forced to take chances in Free Agency to “try” and plug all the holes!! Did most of those Free Agents workout? No… But he was forced to try and DO SOMETHING to try and better the team.

    Joe WILL give you that. How has Lovie’s track record of free agents panned out? Don’t move the goal posts. Dominik didn’t run off Revis. Dominik didn’t run off Penn. Dominik didn’t trade Zuttah.

    How did Lovie’s free agents work out that he replaced them with?

  22. Eric Says:

    This analysis is just as good as the one that ranked Josh McCown as the worst personnel move in team history.

    You know, the guy who just blew up the Ravens for 450 yards passing.

  23. The Rockstar Says:

    Connor Barth…….nuff said.

  24. Pickgrin Says:

    Joe knows GMs…. LOL (w/ over-exaggerated eye roll)

    I hope Dom does get another shot at playing GM – with the Saints, Falcons or Panthers.

  25. bucsbedabest Says:

    Can you imagine if Mike Glennon was our starting QB and Winston had a year to acclimate? 5-0

  26. "that guy" Says:

    2-3 is a number i havent heard of in 5 games in 2 years. i like it, go bucs.