War Room Memories

April 18th, 2016
Recalls Bucs drafts of the past.

Recalls Bucs drafts of the past.

Yes, the draft is less 10 days away. Joe can’t wait, for obvious reasons, the least of which is being about tapped out on typing about the draft.

Roughly two months from the NFL Scouting Combine to the draft itself is too long. It shouldn’t be more than six weeks, tops.

Anyway, in a cool BSPN video, former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik had a sitdown with Prim Siripipat and discussed the behind-the-scenes scenes in the Bucs’ draft war room.

In short, Dominik explained how he laid the law down and the only voices to be heard were those answering questions from Dominik.

31 Responses to “War Room Memories”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    Hands down the Worst Gm in Bucs History!!!!

    Funny, he heard the voice of Butch Davis to go get LVD54!!!!! But the pop-star has been stealing any spotlight he could ( just like when he took credit for the contracts of Mike Greenberg)!!! that is why he works on TV!!!!

  2. Tampa Tony Says:

    When will the media stop listening to this clown and labeling these failures as experts?

    Horrible GM

  3. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “Drafting offensive linemen is overrated.”

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    Its no wonder that the higher dominik rose in the organization the worst the Bucs became!!! With his “whichever way the wind turns philosophies and draft for need” turned the proud bucs into arguably the worst franchise during his 5 year reign of incompetence!!!!

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    Joe will undoubtedly defend his rockstar by saying he was better than Bruce Allen who helped construct a playoff roster multiple times with multiple teams while the rockstar had a losing record as GM and was awful at his build thru the draft strategy

  6. William Walls Says:

    He made some astonishingly great “rock star” moves and hires during his tenure, but in hindsight, his drafting philosophies and priorities were shown to be pretty lacking. Bruce Allen was a notch or two better. And, compared to Dominick, Licht is another sphere of reality. Top 5 in the league, at least.

  7. JonBuc Says:

    There’s something very time share salesman-ish about the Dirtstar Dominik. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    @william walls

    what were these imagined “great” moves and hires???? I have got to hear this!!!!

  9. CalBucsFan Says:

    Anyone think that if Rockstar would have taken Norman in that 5th round he might still be the GM?……..Nah!

  10. Espo Says:

    I can’t wait to hear Matt Millen explain why you need a 1st round receiver EVERY YEAR

  11. Jeremy Says:

    This is the stuff you don’t hear or know about. Great Video!!

  12. I know why Says:

    When Barron goes to the pro bowl next year the rockstar will have draft four pro bowlers in five years and traded for Revis who is still going to pro bowls. So five years five pro bowlers. Buc realist you are so jaded so can’t see what he was asked to do and what he was allowed to do.

  13. LargoBuc Says:

    Funny, Dom is more of an “expert” than any of us on here posting.

  14. LargoBuc Says:

    Funny, Dom is more of an “expert” than any of us posting on here.

  15. LargoBuc Says:

    Damn, android and jbf dont get along. At least androind on my samsung galaxy lite.

  16. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Was Dom asked to offer Fat Albert Haynesworth more $ than even the Redskins?

  17. Bee Says:

    The fact that Dominik doesn’t work in the nfl anymore is proof how incompetent he was. He was so astute, and such a great talent evaluator that not even the Browns hired him. This dude is the epitome of a joke. All the connections and all his friends in the industry and he got a media job. I wish him the best. But I’m glad he’s not the Bucs GM anymore. Still don’t know why Joe likes this dude. With as many high draft picks we had my grandmother could’ve drafted better. Smh…good riddance!

  18. Buclife Says:

    Sorry but Bruce Allen was the worst GM!

  19. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Bruce Allen certainly wasn’t great, but he was NFL executive of the year with the Raiders, and went to the playoffs with the Bucs (2 division titles), and the Redskins (1 division title).

    Dom went to the Hair Salon.

  20. Howard Cosell Says:

    If hair counted more than brains Dominick would be a rock star.
    Wait a minute?
    GM = brains
    Media Talking Head = hair


  21. Espo Says:


    I have issues on my HTC ONE, but only for this site.

  22. Howard Cosell Says:

    1.) Licht
    2.) McKay
    3.) Allen
    4.) Rockstar

  23. Espo Says:

    Allen is successful only because of Gruden. Jon. Not Lil brother. That seems ready to change over the next few years.

  24. Pickgrin Says:

    “I miss it”

    DOM should cherish those war room memories. There will certainly not be any new ones created.

    Josh Freeman, Brian Price, Arrelious Benn, Adrian Clayborn, DaQuan Bowers, Mark Barron.

    That list speaks for itself. 6 premium top 50 draft picks flushed down the toilet by the rockstar in 5 years. (7 if you count the 1st round pick from the Revis trade when we could have just signed him as a FA the following year). How about two 4ths for Stocker, a 3rd for Myron Lewis….

    Um – why is anyone listening to this “expert GM’s” opinions?

  25. richardtyson Says:

    Mark Dumbasheck.

  26. Joseph Mamma Says:

    His moves we’re not that terrible personnel wise, not great but not terrible. And most or all first time GM’s that are fired don’t just get rehired to GM another team. Had he fired Chip Kelly, he most likely would have been viewed in a much different light. He had no say in Raheem and his first time GMing was a complete incompetent organization on most levels so he was set up to fail really.

  27. Howard Cosell Says:

    Very true. The Glazers have destroyed quite a few careers since Gruden was fired, as far as forcing employees to work in an organization that was incompetent from top to bottom. Basically run like an NFL Walmart with absentee owners.

    Looks like that has all finally changed.
    Very happy with the GM, the coaching staff and the players since Licht was brought on.

  28. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Bob in Valrico

    LOL, fans writing articles!!! maybe you should read it all before you link to it!!! He has Adrian Slowborn, Brian Price, Josh Freeman and other as good draft pick and starters!!!!

    And the fact in a later article you said that the “waste of money” was equal of GM Bruce Allen and dom!!! but I only had metioned all the failures of his first year!!! I thought you would remember of the huge free agency failure of 2012….My mistake… clearly you are a pop-star fan and cannot be reasoned with to see the truth!!!! keep grazing sheep!!!!

  29. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @ realist
    if you read the comment at the end about rich Mckay then you would know who built the team to respectability. It was neither Bruce Allen nor Mark Dominik.Not particulally Dominick fan..But I am no fan of Bruce Allen either.
    If he had kept the players like Sapp and lynch then maybe.There is more articles about bruce allen in the same vein. Neither did such a stellar job
    that should be wasting time debating it.But all Bruce Allen had to do was keep the talent that won the super bowl and we would not have had such bad seasons after the superbowl.5-11 in2004 and 4-12 in 2006.believe the downward spiral started long before Mark Dominick.

  30. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard may be a little premature in anointing Licht as #1 Bucs GM of all time. He hasn’t eclipsed McKay’s epic construction of the 2002 Superbowl team…yet.

    Stay tuned, Bucs fans!

  31. Bob in valrico Says:

    Would love to see that prognostication come true,
    Howard C.