Dominik “Begged” To Sign Tim Tebow

August 31st, 2016
"I feel ya' Mark. You tried to sign a deity for a fullback and I had a ghost for a defensive end."

“I feel ya’ Mark. You tried to sign a deity for a fullback and I had an unholy ghost for a defensive end.”

Yes, one of the greatest quarterbacks in college football history nearly became a Bucs fullback/tight end.

True story.

Tim Tebow’s agent broke the hearts of all Gators fans in the Tampa Bay area when he repeatedly rebuffed the many advances of former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.

That’s the word from Dominik himself. A few years ago, when Tebow was bouncing around the NFL trying to fit in as an NFL quarterback, Dominik desperately wanted the southpaw’s services but not at quarterback, as a fullback/tight end hybrid, so Dominik Twittered out yesterday.

Now how cool would that have been, to have Josh Freeman and Tim Tebow in the same backfield? Maybe Tebow could have saved Freeman’s career by teaching him how to read a clock?

Guess Dominik also had an idea that Tebow could have replaced fake-weed-holding, Vaseline-happy, dancing-with-himself-in-a-Target-parking-lot Sgt. Winslow.

And imagine the uproar if Tebow was on the roster when leaky, sleepy Freeman went mental and was cut? This town would have been bananas.

And you thought people were freaking out when the Bucs won the Chase for Jameis!

43 Responses to “Dominik “Begged” To Sign Tim Tebow”

  1. Kalind Says:

    Dim Tebow was worth nothing. I have been a Dom defender on here, but this lowers him in my eyes.

  2. Harley Says:

    I’m embarrassed for Dominik

  3. tdtb2015 Says:

    Well Tim Teabow didn’t happened. But what’s better?….. is Johnny Football not happening in Tampa Bay!!!!!!!

    Jameis saved Tampa Bay and Joe Bucs Fan!!!!!

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    That makes sense Bonzai wanted Tebow too.

  5. Tom Edrington Says:

    Now that he’s begging for a spot in the Florida Instructional League, can we now pull the sheet over Tim Tebow’s football career?

    Canada wants him as a QB but you gotta believe Tebow is delusional about his quarterbacking talents.

  6. BucsQcCity Says:

    Why are we giving attention to the worst GM in the last 20 years?

  7. Warrenfb12 Says:

    I’m so glad Dominik is gone.

  8. Dooshlarue Says:

    I guess that elevates The Dom to Christian Rock Star status, huh Joe.

  9. Erik w/ Clean Athletics & United Games - a new 'Interactive' Fantasy Sports app by the makers of Madden Football - clink link Says:

    I always SMH at how Tebow threw away a potential NFL career because he wouldn’t adapt and change positions.

    I loved hearing Phil Simms talking about Terrell Pryor changing to WR… When Simms asked Pryor about why the switch, Pryor looked in him the eyes and said ‘I’m just not a backup kind of guy.’

    If Tebow would have just decided to ‘help a team in any way he could’, I’m sure he could’ve had a solid NFL career at H-back.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    Lol doosh

  11. stanglassman Says:

    ’87- I read your blurb in ‘The Yucks’ . Nice.

    I spoke to the author while he was researching the book.

    I recommend this book to anyone interested in Tampa and Buccaneer history.

  12. Warren Says:

    He said HB not QB. Tebow would have been a huge asset if he could have humbled himself and played wherever a team needed him. This doesn’t reflect poorly on Dominic at all. Now if he said QB…he’d be dead to me lol

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    We don’t even know a small fraction of the boneheaded things the popstar tried to do!!! Its amazing that a small few still try do defend the worst Bucs GM in history!!!!!! Thank goodness that some of the power was shared when Coach Schiano came on board and he brought Butch Davis in!!!! Butch Davis was pounding the table for LVD54!!!!! NO Butch Davis no LVD54!!!!

    During dominik’s tenure it would have been better just to have fans or sponsors spin the wheel of fortune for the draft!!! Then hire someone from account temps!!!!

    And for all that say, “look at the contracts” it was Mike Greenberg who wrote all the contracts and came up with the new to write them!!!!!!

  14. tmaxcon Says:

    Tebow is a circus clown and the last thing the bucs needed with all the other drama that was goibg in. … a true team guy would have adapted to a new position. Tebow is about Tebow and nothing more total me first circus clown that only cares about self promotion. What a joke

  15. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I would of loved to see Tebow play sum TE/FB but he refused to and that’s why he’s not in the league right now, so sad when a talenter player refuses to acknowledge he’s not a QB but can still be a Impact player in this league but has no intrest. This city loves big strong white boys running b*itches over and leaving body’s all over the field. #long live the A train

  16. BucTrooper Says:

    I actually thought the Tebow’s NFL career hinged on becoming a Chris Cooley-type player and maybe you work in some halfback pass/flea flicker trick plays, but he was too prideful to make the change.

  17. Dick Butkiss Says:

    “One of the greatest QB in college football history.” – Really Joe? Smh….

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    stanglassman Says:
    August 31st, 2016 at 7:04 am

    “’87- I read your blurb in ‘The Yucks’ . Nice”

    Holy crap!

    I had no idea I was quoted off this site and into an epilogue of a book about the Bucs. That’s just effing cool.

    Told ya’ll I was famous.

    Holy crap once again. Thanks for letting me know.

  19. orlbucfan Says:

    Ugh. Tim Tebow, no great loss there. Good riddance!

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Sorry Joe…but here I am in the book. WOW!

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Buc1987 Says
    “That makes sense Bonzai wanted Tebow too.”

    I challenge you to prove that. Because it is not true.

    Only yesterday did I even make such a suggestion, and it was because the Tim Tebow who was released from the Broncos would make a great backup to Jameis Winston now.

    Keyword: Backup

    And that was only because of the suggestion that we trade Mike Glennon to the Vikings.

    I was never…NEVER a Tim Tebow fan. I felt bad for him because of how the media circus made it impossible for him to get a job in the NFL. No team would touch him because of it. There are worse, much worse backups in the league now.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai….wanted… as in not back then. You were mentioning him recently though about a few weeks back. Pretty sure it was you. Talking about making him an H-back or FB.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Embrace the suck”

    lol…great thing to be quoted on, lol.

    Still, it would make a better slogan than “Siege the Day”.

    God I hate that slogan. Was really hoping for a new one this year, but they kept it the same. At least change it up a little bit, like “Siege the Division”. Then next year “Siege the Lombardi”.

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Wasn’t me. I never felt he should play anything but QB, and that only as a backup.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL then I guess I better get hunting who said that then….so sorry.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Siege the day is pretty lame.

  27. Bucsfanman Says:

    I just want someone to explain to me why they keep trying to keep this guy relevant. He was a GREAT college QB, nothing more and that’s OK. But please tell me why NFL Network is reporting on him returning to baseball.
    I will never understand the love affair with a “never was” NFL QB.
    One other thing, all these people that keep saying he should be an H-back, based on WHAT? You downgrade that position by thinking this guy can just switch positions. What do you even base it on? The fact that he ran the ball every now and then? Please! The guy couldn’t hack it as an NFL QB!!! Just get the F over it already!

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    I just don’t like him because he’s a Gator.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Sorry Bonzai wrong regular…

    StPeteBucsFan Says:
    July 6th, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    “If Tebow would play Hback and give up delusions of being an NFL QB I would take him in a New York minute. No matter what you think of Timmy…aside from lacking an NFL quality arm what’s not to like about him. Dude is a stud athlete..running it…catching it..and imagine double passes.”

  30. Pickgrin Says:

    “Dominik “Begged” To Sign Tim Tebow”

    Why am I not surprised?

  31. mac Says:

    Josh Freeman and Tim Tebow in the same backfield? Two useless QBs… That would have been wonderful… BARF!!!

  32. mike n Says:

    Tebow would have been great to have as an TE/ H back and then could have been a 2pt specialist…. But why in the hell would he want that??? Take a pounding for 5 years at say 500k a year or be on tv making more than that and enjoying what you do.

  33. tmaxcon Says:

    All those hyper religious me first guys like Tebow have a major crash at some point. Whether it’s a money scandal or usually a chic is involved. Tebow’s crash will come. No on is that perfect not even Beaver Cleever.

    I hope it’s really fun like a goat fetish or he likes old ladies. Something other than the standard sexting or embezzling crashes. Hopefully it’s not like the Jared clown from subway though.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    32 teams don’t want Tebow for H-Back Dom.

  35. mike n Says:

    @tmaxcon: great point, like with dungy, and dilfer, and warrick dunn and a million others
    @bucsfanman… based on the fact that he is a great athelete and has rushed for a ton of yards. Almost no one is an h back in college. Lots of pros changes postions. That’s how the postion works. You draft a DE out of stanford like Eric Lorig and because he’s smart and athletic you can transition him to TE H back

  36. tmaxcon Says:

    mike n

    Dilfer and Warrick Dunn do NOT put the spotlight on themselves like Tim Tebow does. They are humble good men. Tim Tebow is anything but humble.

    Dungy is a hypocrite and has had his scandals with the gay community. Dungy lost all credibility when he tried to justify Mike Vicks crimes. Helping vick out and mentoring is one thing but when you make ignorant statements and comparisons you are just an ignorant fool. If Dungy was a man of character the first words out of his mouth at the hall of fame induction should have been. I don’t belong here Tom Flores does. Dungy the only coach in the hall of fame with a losing playoff record.

  37. mike n Says:

    tmax… tebow doesn’t put the spotlight on himself.
    Dungy has had scandals w the gay community…. um know, he gave his belief once and said he wouldnt draft michael sam bc it was a distraction. That’s not “scandals” He said Mike Vick paid the price and he did with a prison term.
    Also, Dungy didn’t put himself in the Hall…. others did. Tebow doesn’t put himself in the spotlight, others do. He’s turned down batchlor, dancing w the stars, reality tv shows…. come on man.

  38. Bucsfanman Says:

    @mike n- Not ALL can make the transition. Besides, he’s on record as saying he doesn’t want to be one.
    AGAIN, why are we talking about Tebow in the 1st place? I don’t get it!

  39. mike n Says:

    @bucsfanman… You had said earlier you couldn’t understand why anyone thought he could play te/ h back. Just pointing out that lots of gms and coaches did … mainly bc his size, speed, athletic ability, rushing yds in college ect. You may not be interested in tebow and I’m not either, but a scout or director from almost all the mlb teams showed up to watch him, I’m guessing that’s why he’s back in the news.

  40. Bucsfanman Says:

    Not exactly what I said, but I get your point. Yes he has the physical attributes and smarts.
    It’s just a little interesting that they came to see HIM. Not other players trying out, just HIM. Seems selfish and like his NFL career, contrived. It’s not even off-season for baseball anyway! What, he ‘s going to a play-off bound MLB team?!

  41. mike n Says:

    @bucsfan… He’s not on a baseball team so it’s just him. Class a ended last week and double a this week, so anyone a team has interest in is getting assignments to winter league that starts the 1st of October. I don’t see anyway possible he becomes a major leaguer. I would say the best he can do is what Jordan did. No, he won’t be able to help anyone soon, even if he hit the majors, that would be at least 2 years away. He’ll probably get a winter league contract, play in spring and spend a year in the minors before he sees what Michael Jordan saw… it takes years to hit mlb pitches when you don’t know what’s coming and head back to the tv world.

  42. Chris Says:

    I love how ignoramuses still wonder why Tebow is a semi-big deal…

    1) Generally seen as possibly the great college player ever, or at least in the discussion (this is the motif, I’m not saying it’s true)
    2) He won “most popular athlete in America” polls a couple years running a few years ago. That sort of fame doesn’t go away, and newspapers and networks (both struggling) like the clicks
    3) Actually won a playoff game throwing for over 300 against the number 1 pass defense. It was his 15th start overall with no offseason/training camp #1 reps. He then lost to Bill Belichick on the road, and only lost his job to a top-3 all-time QB, He hasn’t played since.
    3) Has a regular season rating of 75, and a playoff rating of 90, both incredibly competitive with his peers (especially the backups). His last preseason (a year ago) he put up another 90 rating and improved his completion % to 60.

    It’s not like he flamed out on the field, throwing picks and losing games, yet people treat him like he did. Coaches just couldn’t deal with his inept practice habits matched with his uber popularity (so he CAN’T be a backup), and all four coaches who decided that was more important than Sunday (Josh McDaniels, John Fox, Rex Ryan, and Chip Kelly…oh, and Mark Dominik) were all fired. Now the Broncos won a Super Bowl with a running game, a defense (Tebow’s playoff defense was only 24th ranked), and a QB who just tried to play efficient yet still threw backbreaking picks (old man Manning). And now with the same team they hope a raw rookie athletic QB (Paxton Lynch) will hurry up and magically be good with a prime time team. Imagine Tebow with 5 years training under Manning and Elway on that team now?

    Now, Tebow picked NY over Jacksonville back in the day (for what I believe we’re selfish/religious reasons), so this IS all still on him. But Brian Hoyer started a playoff game with predictable results last year, and Carson Palmer FINALLY won a playoff game last year only to throw away the next one, again, predictable. But they looked awesome in practice.

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    Chris….I can sum it up a lot easier for you in one quick sentence…

    Tebow couldn’t throw a football very well at all. Period thee end.