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January 10, 2011 @ 10:50 am
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Bucs Exercise 2011 Option On Dominik

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The Buccaneers picked up the one-year option in the contract of general manager Mark Dominik. The option is for the 2011 year and it will be Dominik's third year as general manager.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have exercised the one-year option in general manager Mark Dominik’s contract that will allow him to remain the team’s general manager for the 2011 season.

Dominik, and head coach Raheem Morris each signed two-year contracts 2009 with options for a third season if the Glazers wanted them to return. The Bucs picked up the option in Morris contract earlier for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

The 39-year-old Dominik is a riser among executives in the National Football and has worked the Buccaneers for 16 years. As the franchise’s fourth general manager, Dominik has been instrumental in building the team through the draft and assembling a core group of players for future success. After a 3-13 season during his first year, Dominik helped bring in a plethora of young talent to help turn things around and the Bucs finished 10-6 in 2010 while almost making the playoffs.

In 2009, Dominik oversaw the draft that gave Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman, who in 2010 had one of the best seasons in franchise history. Last year he helped the Bucs have one of their most productive draft classes in team history by selecting players like defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price, wide receivers Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams, cornerback Myron Lewis, safety Cody Grimm, and fullback Erik Lorig.

Dominik has also made some shrewd signings and trades during his time with the Bucs. He pulled the trigger in 2009 to bring tight end Kellen Winslow over from the Cleveland Browns. He has also helped sign quality players like left tackle Donald Penn and running back LeGarrette Blount, both of which went undrafted, who have become big-time players for Tampa Bay.

Dominik originally came to the Bucs in 1995 after spending time working in the pro and college personnel of the Kansas City Chiefs. He became the team’s pro personnel assistant for the next three seasons.

In 1998, Dominik became a pro scout and later was named the Bucs’ Director of Pro Personnel in 2001, where is job was to oversee the scouting, recruiting, and signing of NFL players. Dominik also was in charge of the contract negotiations and signings off free agents and draft picks as well.

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    Well Guys and Gals: I THINK THAT WHAT NOT ONLY THE HEAD COACH AND GM HAS DONE IS A KICK IN THE FACE TO THE GM. THIS IS A TWO TEAM EFFORT. THE GLAZERS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT ITS GOING TO BACKFIRE ON THE GLAZERS. This is why fans are leaving in and supporting this team. I remember the old owners that did everythin it could do to get the best coaches to come in. I like to mention one name who said twice that he coach and build this team to a powerhouse. HE COACH THE GIANTS,COWBOYS AND HELP AS GM AT MIAMI. MR BILL P________. hE REALLY HURT THE PRIDE OF THE ENTIRE BUCS ORGANIZATION, AS WELL AS THE PLAYERS AND THE FANS.This football genius he think he is. I always thought when you say you would accept the terms of the job you do a 180degree turn around. Also one thing I didnot like about the Glazers is the coaches they hired they don't let them finish the job like THE GREATEST COACH EVER FOR THE BUCS MR TONY DUNGY, If they would have waited another year Tampa would have won the SUPERBOWL not John GRUDEN, Remember all the top draft choices, the millions of money that was given away, and the mention that they couldnot afford future hall of famers IN SAPP,LYNCH AND BROOKS. iAM 65 YRS OLD, i WAS THERE FROM THE 0&26 START. SO THE GLAZERS YOU NEED TO OPEN YOUR POCKETBOOK AND PAY EVERYONE, PLUS DON'T BE CHEAP. YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE ECONOMY AND GIVE THE TAMPA BAY ARE FANS A BREAK. IF THYE HAVE A 2011 FOOTBAL SEASON. BUY UP THE TICKETS EACH WEEK IF NEEDED AND GIVE THEM AWAY, SO THE FANS WILL SEE WHAT THIS NEW EVER CHARGING TEAM IS DOING. THEN THE FANS WILL COME BACK. IAM SORRY I GOT CARRY AWAY BUT ISN'T IT THE TRUTH, GO BUCS
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    maybe he is waiting holding cards close to the chest.of course our owners are not known for their team reward to deserving personel whatever position .gm to waterboy.they have not been forthcoming with their lack of liquidation of mostly on paper assets,thus the rumor of selling or moving the team to La,WHERE THEY WANT A TEAM.Wolf,maybe you could look into those persistant rumors and let us know what is what?H.I.F.
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    would appear Mark only had a 1 year extension in his original contract, and Raheem two. Kinda unusual, as most GM and HC are tied together.
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    I'm guessing that the options on both of these men have been picked up and that after the CBA is passed extensions would then be offered based upon the new agreement. The CBA is going to be a problem until it isn't.
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    Hmmm. Hey PR. What's your take on the discrepancy between Morris getting two years and Dominik getting only one? Seems like a slap in the face to Dominik. Personally, I would have given them both 2 or 3 year extensions.
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    I'm happy they exercised the 2011 option for Mark Dominik but this man deserves a contract extension. I mean what this guy has been able to due in the last 3 years is GOLD. He's basically turned this franchise around and has JUST ABOUT (not there just yet...there was a lot) fixed the mess left by Allen and Gruden. I really really hope they just exercised the option just so they have more time to work out a nice contract extension for this guy. We cannot lose him!
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    It's obvious at this point that Mark knows what he's doing, both on the Free Agent market as well as drafting, as well as looking out for the best interests of the team and ownership. I wish they would reward him with a contract extension. I can sort of understand waiting to see more of Morris' work, but there's no doubt about Dominik: He's in the top tier of GM's in the league, period! Reward the man!
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