The real story that led to the departure of former Director of Pro Personnel Doug Williams will never fully be disclosed to the public; However, Stephen Holder of the St Petersburg Times is reporting that all things weren’t as rosy as portrayed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik. According to Holder it was common knowledge that Williams and Dominik have had a bit of a rivalry ever since Williams joined the Bucs personnel department in 2004.
Per the report, Williams level of actual scouting acumen is questioned. But because he was a strong-enough voice and personality, he presented a serious challenge to Dominik on personnel and other matters.
If true, then it would seem that there’s a faction within the front office, that wasn’t or still isn’t totally on board with the teams’ new direction to build through the draft. While no one knows for sure, whether it was Williams who sold Dominik on the idea of resigning receiver Michael Clayton to an onerously sided deal in the receivers favor, or signing Derrick Ward and Mike Nugent before the 2009 season. It was still Dominik, who ultimately signed off on all three players being in pewter and red.
It still posses the question however whether everyone inside the hallowed halls of One Buc Place are totally on board with the current direction and plan to continue to build the core nucleus of the team through the draft.