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Buccaneers sign Dominik to four-year contract

M. Dominik

What a difference a year makes.

Following a rocky first season for the partnership of Bucs coach Raheem Morris and new G.M. Mark Dominik, Tampa Bay won 10 games in 2010 as the youngest team in football.

The Buccaneers rewarded Dominik on Monday with a four-year contract extension.

“I am appreciative of the confidence the Glazer family has in the direction of the franchise,” Dominik said. “I am looking forward to working into my 20th year as a proud part of this community and organization.”

Dominik earned the Glazers’ confidence by building with young players.  He found the right franchise quarterback in Josh Freeman in 2009, then got 52 starts from rookies in 2010.  Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn should be a solid pair of starting wideouts for Freeman to grow with together.

Things have a way of changing fast in the NFL, but the NFC South looks like it should be one of the toughest divisions in football over the next few years with good front offices and coaching staffs behind Freeman, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan.

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5 Responses to “Buccaneers sign Dominik to four-year contract”
  1. blountforce says: Apr 11, 2011 10:18 AM

    In two drafts, he’s done what GruAllen couldn’t do in 6…. infuse this team with young talent.

    Congrats to Mark for providing this franchise with much needed direction… and the vision to draft Josh Freeman!!!

  2. cover2blitz0 says: Apr 11, 2011 10:33 AM

    well deserved and hopefully a deal will follow for raheem

  3. northeastern31 says: Apr 11, 2011 12:17 PM

    this guy deserves it….

    The Bucs are only going up with the addition of Freeman and Morris.

  4. thefiesty1 says: Apr 11, 2011 3:11 PM

    Good for both the GM and head coach. Maybe the Buc’s owner finally figured it out.

  5. tastethejace says: Apr 12, 2011 6:26 AM

    blountforce says: Apr 11, 2011 10:18 AM

    In two drafts, he’s done what GruAllen couldn’t do in 6…. infuse this team with young talent.

    Congrats to Mark for providing this franchise with much needed direction… and the vision to draft Josh Freeman!!!

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    The drafting of Freeman wasn’t spearheaded by Dominik, but by Raheem Morris (from his relationship with him back at Kansas State.) It was leaked by Doug Williams that Dominik was really pulling for Mark Sanchez over Freeman, but Raheem wouldn’t have it.

    Still, Dominik is doing a stellar job (minus that debacle with free agent Derrick Ward). Awesome to see he got a contract extension.

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