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If Sullivan leaves for Bears, offense will remain, Dominik says



The Bucs enjoyed a record-setting offense in their first year under coordinator Mike Sullivan, the former New York Giants quarterbacks coach.

Quarterback Josh Freeman became the first player in club history to pass for more than 4,000 yards and also set a team record with 27 touchdowns. Running back Doug Martin set a franchise rookie record with 1,454 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. His 1,926 yards from scrimmage were the third-most in the NFL. Receivers Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams combined for 2,380 yards and 17 touchdodwns.

But Sullivan could be one and done if he is hired for the Chicago Bears head coaching job. However, the offense won't travel with him.

Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said the team established 'the Buccaneer offense,' in 2012 and it will remain in Tampa Bay in 2013.

"I think a lot of things we did on offense becomes the Buccaneers offense last year,'' Dominik said Monday during an interview with Steve Duemig on 620-WDAE. "So it wasn't just Mike Sullivan and the New York Giants in case he ends up becoming Mike Sullivan and the Chicago Bears. But it'll be the Buccaneer offense that we started to run last year and you saw that when we opened it up and started taking shots. It was different than what the Giants traditionally do.''



[Last modified: Monday, January 14, 2013 7:42pm]


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