Raheem Morris Is YunemployedJanuary 2nd, 2012
Raheem Morris and his core beliefs have left the building.
The Bucs are going to have play fast, hard, smart and consistent for somebody else — hopefully.
The Buccaneers fired Raheem Morris this morning.
And Raheem’s entire coaching staff is gone, too, so WDAE-AM 620 reported.
Now Raheem will have take his underwear off, put on his big boy pads and put himself on somebody else’s team.
Was there really any doubt after five consecutive blowouts and 10 consecutive losses and a team that clearly quit mentally, if not physically? Raheem himself said the players tuned him out and questioned their effort repeatedly.
Raheem brought some great moments. Obviously, 2010 was a great surprise for Bucs fans, but everything came crashing down and Joe has pounded the drum for weeks that the primary cause was a widespread coaching failure, not a lack of talent or a foolish plan.
Make no mistake, the Bucs head coaching job is a very attractive one with the Bucs having top shelf talent in the trenches and at quarterback, plus a pile of cash they must spend on salaries come the start of the 2013 season.
Joe might even go out on a limb and say Tampa Bay is clearly one of the more attractive jobs open in the NFL right now.
The Bucs have a news conference from One Buc Palace scheduled for 3 p.m. Presumably Team Glazer and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik will explain what they perceive went wrong and what will happen next.
Stick with Joe through the day and night on this historic day. (And for those blasting Joe for not reporting this news the minute it happened, get off Joe’s back.)