“It’s A Little Bit Of A Slap In The Face”December 29th, 2010
The Bucs getting snubbed in the Pro Bowl selection process didn’t feel good to Raheem Morris. Usually Morris says those kinds of accolades are meaningless, but not today.
Speaking to the media at One Buc Palace today, Raheem was clear about his feelings on the Pro Bowl picks.
“It’s a little bit of a slap in the face,” Raheem said. “You got to say that’s part of the challenge. You know, once you get some national games, you get some primetime games out there and you make big time plays in those games, everybody sees them. For our fans to be able to see them, and it all plays a part, a couple of blackouts. We need everything to help us out with that stuff.”
Raheem went on to say he didn’t see everything as personal.
“I didn’t see it as a slap in the face when they said I was too young to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It wasn’t a slap in the face when we went 3-13 and you were giving my job to [Bill] Cowher. None of those things are slaps in the face. It’s all our business. It’s the entertainment business,” Raheem said. “We got to earn our respect. And hopefully we can, and will.”
It’s good to hear Raheem has thick skin. He’ll need it in future years, when the pressure and expectations on the team really ratchets up.