The Sharks Are CirclingJanuary 2nd, 2012
As the saying goes, there’s blood in the water. The sharks are circling Raheem Morris, specifically the local media sharks.
ESPN NFC South writer Pat Yasinskas even went so far to claim that if Team Glazer extended Raheem’s contract that the team would lose all its fans.
Aside from the fictional owner of the Cleveland Indians in the movie “Major League’’ and former Bucs owner Hugh Culverhouse, has there ever been an owner in any pro sport that didn’t want to win? The Glazers also don’t like to be embarrassed.
There’s no denying this season was an embarrassment, and much of that falls on Morris. His team often looked ill-prepared and he questioned his team’s effort on three occasions. If a team’s not prepared and isn’t giving strong effort, that’s not a good reflection on the coach.
Besides, there’s also the fact that 2012 is the final season of Morris’ contract. There’s no way the Bucs could extend him without losing their remaining fans. If they let Morris go into a lame-duck season, they run the risk of the team getting even more out of control.
Now Joe thinks Yasinskas took it a little over the top there. Surely the Bucs wouldn’t lose all their fans if Raheem returned. Joe suspects there’s still be plenty of readers on this site if Raheem brings back the core beliefs for 2012, and the stadium would have at least every third seat occupied on game day.
No word yet from One Buc Palace on Raheem’s future (So stop emailing Joe). But Joe suspects that if Raheem comes out for his scheduled noon news conference, the line of questioning will be brutally harsh.