Jim Schwartz Is A MoronMarch 29th, 2012
Bucs fans remember that Raheem Morris came from the Joe Maddon/Mike Tomlin school of team slogans. These great coaches (the last two) — Raheem’s close mentors — like rallying cries and fancy lingo.
So it was back in the 2010 preseason that Raheem rolled out his “Race to 10″ to inspire his seemingly ugly Bucs roster to be the first team in the NFC to get 10 wins. Many players and fans also interpreted that to mean the Bucs were fighting to get to 10 wins as a season goal.
The Bucs won those 10 games, but Lions head coach Jim Schwartz thinks Raheem was talking foolish babble and told Bucs beat writer eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune that a “Race to 10″ mindset is downright stupid.
“I don’t know if anybody here would say we just need nine,” Schwartz said. “I don’t know if anybody else plays that card game. I take that back. I have heard people talk about the ‘Race to 10′ and different foolishness. I think that’s foolish. The whole idea is to win every game you play and try to get in (the playoffs).
“Once you’re in, have some firepower that you can get through.”
Unfortunately, it has not been revealed what Schwartz thought about Raheem calling the Bucs the best team in the NFC when they were 4-2 that season.
Joe really can’t believe Schwartz is such a moron to call out a fellow coach, one he didn’t try to attack physically, for inspiring his team to a 10-6 season, one in which Schwartz’s team wasn’t very good.
Joe must come to Raheem’s defense. Schwartz definitely crossed a line. And hopefully some reporter will seek out Raheem for a response. Joe would pay to hear it.