Mark Dominik: “Todd Bowles Did Not Watch The Tape If That’s What He’s Saying”

October 29th, 2022

“Mark, what can I do? I don’t coach. Todd isn’t lighting a fire under these guys.”

Former Buccaneers rock star general manager Mark Dominik went on a passionate rant about the Bucs on Friday and sounded appalled.

Yes, Dominik remains a Bucs fan and doesn’t hide it when he’s co-hosting on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Breaking down Tampa Bay’s loss to the Ravens yesterday, Dominik seemed annoyed that head coach Todd Bowles isn’t saying publicly that there’s a significant effort problem on his defense.

“Go to the other side of the ball (defense), there was a lack of hustle,” Dominik said. “[Todd Bowles] can say they hustled in that game last night; Todd Bowles did not watch the tape if that’s what he’s saying.

“There’s no way he watched that tape and said they hustled in that game. I saw too many loafs across the board, and it’s not just because I worked with Monte Kiffin and Tony Dungy and said, ‘That’s a loaf.’ It’s because if you watched the game, you saw it. … It’s not, you know, the whole defense, it’s individual players that know today when they watch the tape. ‘Mmm, probably could have given more effort there.’ This was a prime time game, folks, Some of these guys are looking for contracts.”

Joe can’t argue with Dominik here. The Bucs’ collective defense effort was lacking, especially in a true must-win game at home and in prime time.

70 Responses to “Mark Dominik: “Todd Bowles Did Not Watch The Tape If That’s What He’s Saying””

  1. Pewter Power Says:

    No way devin white should get a new contract, all over this league teams are finding day 2 and 3 picks who can start. They play harder because they have to prove they belong

    Prime example of a second round pick Lavonte David.

  2. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Well you’ve got great sources for these articles. I guess since the Bucs are losing, a never ending stream of articles quoting some of the biggest losers walking the planet makes sense.

    Adam Schein-never played. Stuffed in locker by athletes in HS
    Nick Wright-Slapped around nerd. Lettered in Tiddlywinks in HS
    Chris Simms-Coffee fetcher. Bootlicker
    Mike Wokio. Napoleonic complex.
    Irv Coughman-World renowned cannoli expert.
    Shannon Sharpe-Cartoon character . Disgrace to the HOF

    Feel free to add your favorite quoted loser to the never ending list.

  3. Tony1775 Says:

    It wasn’t lack of effort. It was quitting!!

  4. Winny Testaverde Says:

    When DirtStar Dominik is doubting you…you’ve nearly hit rock bottom.

  5. Tony1775 Says:

    Teams identity is ENTITLEMENT. They believed the hype that they are suoerior amd entitled to win. They play soft, not grinding to earn it. They are arrogant and undisciplined which goes back to identity of entitlement.

  6. D-Rok Says:

    You could be right, Tony.

  7. Buczilla Says:

    Wasted season so far. I’d much prefer a bunch of talented, young and dumb (figuratively speaking) players who bust their a$$es while building towards relevance, than what we are seeing with our team now. Gosh damn despicable.

  8. Darin Says:

    Man the fact bowles is still not saying the right things should have the glazers with their finger on the trigger. Pull it please!

  9. DingleBerry Says:

    The Glazers have never hesitated to fire any of their previous head coaches regardless of what their ethnicity/race was.

    Also Todd Bowles is not Brian Flores, he has made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t care about that sort of thing anytime the media has brought it up.

  10. Marine Buc Says:

    @ beano

    “The Glazers won’t fire who they should fire”

    I agree and this is true.

    It’s a sad commentary on where we are in today’s world…

    Go Bucs.

  11. Oneilbuc Says:

    Brady is 45 years old y’all can make Bowles and BL the scapegoats all you want but Brady is washed up. The Ravens had 58 offensive plays in the second quarter and we were winning at the half 10 -3 . How many 3 and outs the Ravens had in the first half? And you will get your answers how bad this offense is vs our defense.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Man, a certain segment of this fan base sure does get triggered by the truth- that this team is garbage.

    I guess it’s not surprising, almost half the country has an issue with the truth as well.

  13. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Time for the Jason Licht smoke and mirror show to end.

    We need a real GM with a long term plan.

  14. BucU Says:

    This isn’t a position group problem folks. This evolved into a full scale organizational failure from Jason Licht to the coaching and the players.
    A historical collapse in fact. It’s shameful, embarrassing and completely unacceptable.
    Bowles has failed spectacularly as has Leftwich.
    It’s almost unbelievable what we’re all seeing here.
    Makes me sick.

  15. DungyDance Says:

    Starting to think head coach might also need to go. BL needs to be fired immediately, but Bowles is startling me with how out of touch he is.

  16. SBucs Says:

    Clean house! Start with Jason

  17. Bojim Says:

    No comment. People are making way too much sense.

  18. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilsuckyall has foot in mouth disease. You state Bucs had the lead at half time, where did Baltimore’s 2nd half points come from? Oh sorry I must of fell asleep, Brady threw 6 pic 6’s. What QB scores everytime they have a possession? No one takes your comments seriously because you hate the man because he is white and rich and you have never denied it!!! Many on this site still believe that a 31 point game average is attainable, news flash you lost two HOF receivers a pro-bowl center and your OC stinks. Are you expecting Brady to carry Lenny for 5 yds a carry? It’s not Brady, the entire team is a mess from GM down.

  19. HC Grover Says:

    We may be wasting time calling for action by the owners to make changes. Nothing will happen until the Bucs are out of contention for the division title numerically. Then nothing will happen because it would violate the woke doctrine of social justice. We will be right here next off season with the same coaches.

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oh and Oneilsuckyall the media is all over Brady NOT BL, Bowles, White, Licht, the Oline, Evan’s, Jones, Vea, the ST’s etc. So when you say he only gets credit for the wins open you prejudice eyes dic, what I see is he is one of the few still fighting on this team.

  21. gotbbucs Says:

    Bowles can’t admit to loafing because it reflects on him.

  22. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Not sure where my first post went but I guess Joe’s intern was offended.

  23. Z31 Says:


    What a f’cking STUPID commentary.

    You DO realize that the BUCS are the ONLY team in the NFL that have had 3 African American Head Coaches (NO other team has had 2)…. and that currently ALL of their co-ordinators are ALSO African American (again,, NO other team can state this)….

    So the Glazers and the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS do NOT have ANYTHING to prove, with their track record in this area.

    Put that S”T to rest.

  24. Z31 Says:

    The Governor, whether you support his politics or not, is a LIFELONG fan of the BUCS. — Period. End of story.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    Anybody have Sean Payton’s number? Asking for a friend.

  26. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This season is over because they’re not gonna fire Bowles or leftwich. They got the rams next. At 3-6 that could be too much of a hole for them to climb back.

  27. LakelandSteve Says:

    If things continue like this the rest of the season, there is no way Bowles is coach next year. I don’t know how the Glazers could put this product on the field again.

  28. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The real problem is not a lack of hustle, the problem is many of our players are flat out of football shape!
    They are getting physically tired, because of their lack of conditioning.
    You saw it against the Ravens. We were killing them in the first quarter, and still holding on for most of the second quarter.
    But we flat tired out in the second half, and the Ravens had their way with us.
    If I were Bowles, I would fire every one of our strength and conditioning coaches, and hire proven trainers to get these guys into shape!

  29. fern Says:

    You all want everyone fired that brought a ring 2 yrs ago.
    This team looks out of sync simple as that.
    We will see

  30. Jmarkbuc Says:


    You totally miss the point. Typical.

  31. sasquatch Says:

    ^^ We have the same trainers we had when we won the Superbowl. So, this is dumb.

    Now, if we wonder about the strength and conditioning people because of the prevalence of injury on this team the last 2 years, I’d be willing to consider… Even with that, they were a pretty healthy team with the same strength and conditioning people in the Superbowl year.

  32. Z31 Says:


    Just wish people would save that S**T for the teams that deserve it. This is not one of them.

  33. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    Z31 Says:
    ” the BUCS are the ONLY team in the NFL that have had 3 African American Head Coaches (NO other team has had 2)”


    Correction. Sorry.
    It’s 4.

  34. TAMPA BAY DEMON™ Says:

    But your point about the Bucs track record is understood.

  35. DrunkinYbor Says:

    I saw some loafing and turned it off. Too disgusted to watch anymore and we were up at the time. I’m a die hard fan but something is terribly wrong and needs to be addressed ASAP.

  36. HC Grover Says:

    Look up a photo of our strenght and conditioning coach for your answer….time for aerobics class fellas.

  37. alton d green Says:

    OK folks i keep reading that BL and Todd, (Ben Stein), should be fired. I commend some of you that has enough guts to actually say they can’t because of race. Let me remind the rest of you about a HC in Cleveland (Hugh Jackson) who’s record was 1-31 before the woke let them fire him. yes, he was a minority

  38. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Ironically, we agree.

    It’s posters that throw “woke” around like they own shares of stock in the word that are the problem.

    Bottom line is the Glazers have hired 4 Black head coaches. They have also fired two. Politically they lean right, they are definitely not “Woke leftists”.

  39. BucfaninMi Says:

    The Glazer’s need to drive a Brink’s truck up to John Lynch’s house and beg him to be our new GM! Problem solved.

  40. Letsbucinggo Says:

    If Bowles blows this gig he will never get a chance as head coach again and maybe not even defensive coordinator.

  41. beano Says:

    😂 From his comments I venture that Sasquatch has a man-bun.

  42. Z31 Says:


    If I misunderstood you, I apologize.

  43. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The sad reality is- Tryon-Shoyinka, Keanu Neal, Zyon McCallum, Dee Delaney, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Nassib, Nelson, all the TE’s, the interior OLine, Miller, Perriman- whatever they were in the past, they’re just not very good anymore.

  44. Adrnagy Says:

    No point in listening to guys who either failed or weren’t successful at their positions in nfl.

  45. BigMacAttack Says:

    Maybe it’s just me but there’s times when a 4-3 defense can be more effective than a 3-4. I think 3 LBs might have put the Ravens offense on their heels a little more than the 2’nd half mess we saw last night. The D line is definitely lacking leadership as pointed out by many. Vita needs someone beside him to direct him on each play. Suh was that mentor and we miss him immensely. I think some forget just how intelligent Suh is. You don’t fall off a truck and get an engineering degree. Devin White can not figure out how to use his speed. He could duck that center and let him go right by. We have serious coaching problems and this team is run amuck.

  46. BigMacAttack Says:

    Do you guys remember Ronde’s CB blitzes? He sacked QB’s constantly and it would disrupt the flow of an offense. Kiff’s defense may be a little dated but there’s so many parts of it that can still work to perfection if you’re DC ego will let you watch some old film and take notes. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

  47. Redeemer Says:

    Kids! Behave!! How did this devolve into a political discussion? Todd Bowles is a bad head coach. I don’t care if he’s purple. This is a results oriented business

  48. PaBucsFan Says:

    Wish we didn’t have to read about politics on a football website. Bad enough it is everywhere else.

  49. Lg55 Says:

    Sure hated to see Barrett get hurt. He was the best athlete on the team. I remember a reporter asking the Bucs original coach, John McKay,what do you think of your offenses execution?
    He replied I’m in favor of it.

  50. Jeff Says:

    Fire EVERYONE!

  51. Dapostman Says:


    It’s just a game.

  52. BucU Says:

    The entire organization has imploded.

  53. Rod Munch Says:

    Exhausted, worn out, spent – not loafing. Fake news from someone watching Twitter highlights, not the game film like he’s claiming.

  54. Eckwood Says:

    If he’s deathsantis what the hell is # 1 killer fentanyl Biden Called , what is child and woman trafficking world record setting Biden called …….If that’s what Ron is called what is 100% responsible for the war in Ukraine and all the deaths Biden called , if Ron is that , what should the parents of those left behind in Afghanistan call I lied and killed your children Joe called …….Ron was Awesome through pandemic and the vote in 9 or so days will show it !! MORON !!!

  55. sasquatch Says:

    Eckwood. At least your poor grammar and defective thinking are a good match.

  56. T REX Says:

    @ eckwood…

    In 2021, U.S. citizens were 86.3 percent of convicted fentanyl drug traffickers—ten times greater than convictions of illegal immigrants for the same offense.

    Wake up. You are the worst kind of AMerican…you peddle lies. No more politics.

    If you pieces of lying garbage throw lies out you will be corrected.

  57. Eric b Says:

    Man please fire these coaches, brady is gone next year. Just like they said he was washed up in NE you will all see again. Hes not washed up.

  58. Anonymous Says:

    Much respect to TRex and Sasquatch for addressing the hood wearing elephants in the room. Right now this team is playing piss poor and blame for that should fall on everyone involved, not just two members of the coaching staff. There have been key injuries, key retirements, coaching errors, a QB whose personal life has adversely affected his commitment, players who thought they could just show up based on past results….

  59. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Getting rid of Bowels and Leftnut have nothing to do it race but has everything to do with competence, there in lies the problem.

  60. D-Rome Says:

    All of you clamoring for Leftwich and Bowles to be fired. Um, what is that going to do for this season? Do you really believe the Bucs have another assistant on the roster who is *better* than Bowles and Leftwich?

    You people bringing rayce into this equation are ignorant. If the Glazers fire Bowles in his first season with a new team after a 3-5 start that would send massive alarms to the rest of the NFL that the Glazers are impatient and you’ll never get a fair chance to win there. Look how many coaches this team has had over the past 10 years. I don’t know who the next great free agent coach is out there but if they fire Bowles in the middle of their first season why would that great coach come here?

  61. Eckwood Says:

    T. rex ………. It’s not about who’s getting arrested , I referred to record deaths and the increase in useage , availability and deaths …….. Deaths !! Not arrests , but make up what you want !! Deaths !!

  62. Wayne Perez Says:

    Jmarkbuc your a moron

  63. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Yes I saw the lack of hustle but that was more toward the 3rd n 4th quarters. If the defense spends 3/4s of the game playing trust me guys will be tired. I don’t care how good of shape your in. The offense has got to sustain drives and help the defense out.

  64. Jersey Bucs Says:

    You clean house starting at the top. Licht went 0-3 in the first two rounds of the 2016 draft (Vernon “Am I supposed to cover that guy?”Hargreaves…and anyone remember a certain PK being drafted after a bust as a pass rusher?). Set this team back 5 years with those idiotic picks. He didn’t steal JPP…the Giants were sick of him always being injured and they were starting a rebuild. They couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. His play in Tampa was to show the Giants, they made a mistake and he accomplished that. Licht is a terrible GM. Bucs haven’t had a capable GM since Rich McKay. Look at the roster of clowns, masquerading as GM’s and tell me I’m wrong. If you don’t start over at the top, the insanity will continue…

  65. Joe Says:

    tell me I’m wrong.

    You’re wrong.

  66. Jersey Bucs Says:

    That’s the response I’d expect from a Kool aid drinker. Lol.

  67. SlyPirate Says:

    There isn’t a winnable game on the schedule. They’ll get 1-2 more but that’s it.


    CFB is great this year. Lot’s of awesome players. The season’s over. Lean into it.

  68. The Big Sombrero Says:

    Sean Payton 2023!!!! LFG

  69. Ben Harvey Says:

    If Brady is going to stay next year its gonna have to be Sean Peyton for HC.

  70. Ben Harvey Says:

    Licht is a decent GM. Just needs to stop drafting kickers