Could The Clock Be Ticking On Raheem?October 12th, 2009
Some are so psychotic in their frustration with Raheem the Dream, they are suggesting Bryan and Joel bring Chucky back.
While Joe is of the belief that Raheem the Dream is safe this year, and Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune has gone on record as saying Raheem the Dream is safe through the end of next season, Vacation Man of BSPN.com points out that may not be the case.
Vacation Man, who covers the NFC South, resides in Tampa and was once a Bucs beat writer for the Tampa Tribune. So it’s not like some schmuck without a clue to what he is talking about like Mike Lupica screaming from upon high. Vacation Man is somewhat intimate with the inner workings of the Bucs.
The Bucs are 0-5 and there really haven’t been any signs of progress. Raheem Morris has some time because the Bucs don’t want to fire a coach they just hired. But 0-16 or 1-15 without any signs of hope is enough to get any coach fired.
Morris had a plan when he took this job and it’s got to start showing through just a little bit.
While Joe doesn’t think Raheem the Dream will be fired this year, and Joe will go on record to suggest he shouldn’t, one has to wonder what Bryan and Joel might do if the following takes place:
1) Chucky is hired by Washington or Dallass. Jim Zorn and the Redskins lost to the previous winless Carolina Panthers Sunday. The death watch has begun in the district.
Dallass had to go to overtime to beat Kansas City. Jerry Jones has to be going nuts and no one expects Wade Phillips to be retained short of an incredible postseason run.
Both owners love splash and big-name coaches and Chucky seems the perfect fit for both organizations: strong ownership willing to put their foot down on Chucky but with bottomless wallets willing to pay for any player; a concept that would give Chucky a wet dream.
2) With Chucky’s salary off the Bucs’ books and, say, Bill Cowher’s agent calls Bryan and Joel explaining his client is interested in getting back in the game while the Bucs are in the hunt for the top overall pick in next year’s draft, just how safe is Raheem the Dream?