As you get ready for your weekend, here’s a little something to think about. Mark Dominik has been the GM of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 5 years and the team has yet to make the playoffs. He has been criticized for a number moves and suspect draft choices like Arrelious Benn, Brian Price and even Josh Freeman. And by and large, over the first 2-3 years of his tenure, I would give him a failing grade as the GM of the team.
But, over the last 24 months, I would put the accumulation of talent he has gathered against any GM in football. He has drafted David Martin, Lavonte David, Mark Barron, Johnthan Banks, Mike Glennon, Akeem Spence and William Gholston. In free agency he’s brought in Carl Nicks, Vincent Jackson, Dashon Goldson and traded for the best corner back in football, Darelle Revis. I could go on and on naming other players but you get my point. There’s a looooooot of talent on the roster in Tampa now.
Which brings me to the thought for you to ponder: Greg Schiano is in the 2nd year of a 5 year deal and it’s time for toes on the line to produce. We saw the drastic change in culture and now we want to see the drastic change in wins. Raheem Morris said the Glazers didn’t spend any money. Schiano can’t say that because Dominik, with the Glazers’ permission, has spent a ton of it. Details, details, details … the details are what the bay area will be looking for this fall.
I’m not saying he’s coaching for his job, but this team better be in the playoffs or Schiano needs to be held accountable. This is the most talented team I’ve seen in Tampa since 2002 and if it doesn’t make the postseason and win at least 10 games, it’s on the head coach. We are about 6 weeks away from training camp, so ponder that Bucs fan, while we wait for NFL action to return.
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