Could The Clock Be Ticking On Raheem?

October 12th, 2009

Just based on the feedback Joe gets from readers, Raheem the Dream is on thin ice. The natives are more than restless.

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?

5 Responses to “Could The Clock Be Ticking On Raheem?”

  1. Sgt Mike Says:

    Fire him now or fire him then, Just FIRE him. I thought he was the wrong coach at the Really Wrong time from the get go. Bill Cowher would bring discipline and respectability back to this team. Shanahan and others will be available as well. Marty Schottenheimer I hear is lurking around thinking of a comeback in coaching

  2. Tye Says:

    I can’t help but to wonder With several teams (possibly Cowboys, Redskins, Bills, etc.) likely to be in the hunt for such few quality winning coaches, what does the Buccaneers have to offer that could make the Bucs more appealing than the others to receive a good coach. The owners seem tight with their money and their is no telling how bad this mess will be by the time The Bucs finally decide to get a HC.

  3. Paul Says:

    I’m one of the psychotic ones of course. If they can bring back Chucky, why not , they still have to pay two salaries, but at least not three if they hire a different coach. Of course I know hell will freeze over before they bring back Chucky taking into account his contract with ESPN and egos.

    But what about Dungy? Seriously, I think he is more qualified and a great fit than any potential coach out there (Shanahan and Cowher included). The glory years began with Dungy on the helm. Why not let the man that architect the great Buc team try it again (also don’t forget the powerhouse SB Colts under his watch). I believe he is still here in Tampa; I remember he is fond of the community. Why not? Oh I forgot….Them Damn GLAZERS. Love to see the community loudly voice their desire for Dungy.

  4. Joe Says:


    If they can bring back Chucky, why not , they still have to pay two salaries, but at least not three if they hire a different coach.

    Don’t be silly. The Glazers are not George Steinbrenner and Chucky isn’t Billy Martin.

    But what about Dungy? Seriously, I think he is more qualified and a great fit than any potential coach out there (Shanahan and Cowher included).

    For what reason, to organize a church group?

  5. Paul Says:


    -For what reason, to organize a church group?-

    Really? You’re not that confident that Tony Dungy can coach an NFL team? Now that is a shocker.

    If he has the desire to return to coaching then I think he can built this team back to not just respectability but to a playoff/championship team.

    But hey if you like other coaches (Shanahan Cowher, Philips, whoever) I’m ok with that, just so long as they hire someone competent. Personally I believe Dungy is the best choice.

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