JOHN CLAYTON

Clayton’s Schooled: The life of an NFL general manager with former Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik

Aug 24, 2017, 8:18 AM

In this week’s edition of Schooled with the Professor, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik joins to discuss the difficulties of being a general manager heading into a final roster cut-down before the regular season.

Dominik details what it would have been like to be Seahawks general manager John Schneider over the weekend after finding out starting left tackle George Fant suffered a season-ending knee injury. He talks about what a GM has to do to prepare for injuries and find out ways of acquiring players to replace those lost to injury. The job isn’t easy.

Dominik goes into great detail taking you through the daily planning and long-planning that is needed to be a good general manager. This year is different. Instead of having two cuts – one to 75 and another to 53 – the NFL has only one cut-down day that follows the final preseason game. Dominik discusses whether this is a good decision or a bad decision by the league. He also discusses how salary cap plays into the roster decisions general managers make during final cuts. He firmly states this is the toughest time of year for a general manager. The GM has to have his head on a swivel and be able to adjust quickly. He also talks about how the good ones have plans to try to add talent to the roster while still making decisions on the final cuts.

Listen to Schooled with the Professor and be educated on the life and times of an NFL general manager.

The John Clayton Memorial Fund

Benefitting the Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Professor's Notes

John Clayton hosts a daily video breaking down the NFL

John Clayton

John Clayton Memorial Fund...
No Author

John Clayton Memorial Fund benefiting the Multiple Sclerosis Society

Seattle Sports and Bonneville International are honored to announce the “John Clayton Memorial Fund.” The John Clayton Memorial Fund will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
7 months ago
Seahawks Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf...
John Clayton

Clayton: What’s next for Seahawks after kicking off ‘major’ rebuild

After some major moves, John Clayton breaks down what the next things to watch for with the Seahawks are heading into the new league year.
7 months ago
Seahawks Russell Wilson...
John Clayton

Clayton: Won’t be easy for Seahawks to replace Wilson after surprising trade

After a surprising trade he never thought would happen, John Clayton shares his immediate reaction to the Seahawks' trade of Russell Wilson.
7 months ago
Seahawks Action Green...
John Clayton

Clayton: Why you shouldn’t worry about salary cap with Seahawks this offseason

Seahawks fans and followers are worried about how they can re-sign players and stay under the salary cap. John Clayton says they shouldn't be.
7 months ago
Seahawks Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll...
John Clayton

Clayton: The big news from Seahawks, NFC West as combine begins

Wednesday was a big news day for the Seahawks and the NFC West. John Clayton breaks down what's going on in Seattle's division.
7 months ago
Seahawks Rashaad Penny Russell Wilson Chris Carson...
John Clayton

Clayton: How RBs in NFL Draft should help Seahawks this offseason

The Seahawks should be looking to bring Rashaad Penny back, but a loaded class of running backs is likely to help them in a few ways.
7 months ago
Clayton’s Schooled: The life of an NFL general manager with former Tampa Bay GM Mark Dominik