The Man Responsible For Raheem Has His BackApril 8th, 2010
Raheem the Dream can thank Herm Edwards for his job.
Now, the man responsible for Raheem the Dream has his back in maybe his greatest time of need.
It was Herm, a former Bucs secondary coach and then the coach of the Jets, who gave Raheem the Dream his first taste of the NFL, inviting him to participate in a minority internship program with Gang Green in 2001.
Later when looking for an assistant, Herm recommended Raheem the Dream to Monte Kiffin, then the patriarch of the Bucs’ defense.
The rest is history.
So it’s no surprise that Herm, with many vultures (Bucs fans) swirling around Raheem the Dream, ready to pounce and pick apart the carcass should Raheem the Dream ever fall, has come to Raheem the Dream’s defense, per Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.
“It’s really tough because you have him in his first year doing it and then you have (general manager) Mark Dominik’s first time doing it,” said Edwards, now an NFL analyst for ESPN. “You have two young guys, and I think they will be successful given some time, but it’s hard.
“The thing Raheem learned the first year is ‘who is our staff?’ That first staff you hire is probably not going to be your only staff. It takes awhile to get your staff, and the problem for him is he gets hired kind of late, it’s kind of shocking how he gets hired, and a lot of guys already had contracts.”
Herm went on to state that as much of a mess that things were last year, that had the Bucs won five games he would have considered the season a success for Raheem the Dream.
Also, Edwards noted something that eye-RAH! Kaufman, of the Tampa Tribune, brought up months ago: That the Bucs were in such a hole offensively due to the number of points given up by the Bucs’ defense in the first quarter, that any team would have had difficulty.