ESPN has added Mark Dominik, the former general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to their NFL Insiders show, which will run year-round, on weekdays at 3:30 PM ET. Dominik will also get the chance to contribute to other ESPN features, including ESPN.com. The former front office executive has always been great with the media, so this should be a good fit for him.
"Mark has almost two decades of experience moving up the ranks in an NFL organization, so he's well-versed in scouting, free agency, player development and so many of the issues we delve into each day on NFL Insiders," ESPN's Seth Markman said. "He adds another credible voice to our team and will make us even better."
Mark Dominik has exactly one year of front office experience not with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which means that with every anecdote he tells, and every bit of analysis he gives, we'll basically be hearing how the Bucs went about their business -- not the NFL in general. I'm sure we'll get some good insight from Dominik over the next year (or years).
Dominik was a part of all the successes the Bucs experienced in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but he was also a part of the long decline the team experienced over the past decade. His own tenure as general manager was a mixed bag. The Bucs added quality players like Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Vincent Jackson, but also drafted plenty of busts, and saw Josh Freeman fall from potential franchise savior to waiver wire fodder. Hopefully we'll get some of Dominik's takes on those decisions.