Raheem Has It Under ControlMay 21st, 2011
What will the Bucs play like when it ends? How haggard will the team look? Will there be injuries due to lack of practice time?
All valid questions, but several Bucs players waive their arms in the air, dismissing such notions. To a man, who spoke with video star Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune, have any doubt: Raheem Morris will lead them out of the shadow of darkness.
“It’s kind of sad that we having an offseason where we can’t work together, but Raheem is a great coach,” Bucs left tackle Donald Penn said. “I don’t think we’re going to miss a beat when we do get back. We have a great staff.”
Morris and his staff motivated the youngest team in football to finish 10-6 after a 3-13 season in 2009. Tampa Bay narrowly missed the playoffs last year, but Morris has been unable to work with his team this offseason because of the lockout.
The Bucs players have a very salient point: Few if any sober NFL fan last year would have predicted the Bucs to have a winning season in 2010. But they did!
Many of these same prognosticators also predicted Morris would be on his way out.
Not only was Morris retained, the Bucs nearly found their way into the playoffs.
If Bucs fans have learned anything from last season, it is not to lay money against Raheem.
Hence, the Bucs have faith in Morris.