“Totality Of The Situation” Sank RaheemJanuary 2nd, 2012
Team Glazer member Joel Glazer gave a warm goodbye to Raheem Morris today before media at One Buc Palace, thanking Raheem for his roughly 10 years of service to the Buccaneers and his tireless work as head coach.
So why was Raheem fired?
Glazer answered that by first saying that the entire organization has to take some responsibility for the failures of the 2011 season, specifically mentioning ownership, general manager and head coach.
But Glazer made it clear that the big picture doomed Raheem.
“The progress of the team. I think that was a big thing about the decision,” Glazer said. “Not just one thing. … The totality of the situation.”
Interestingly, Mark Dominik said launching the new era won’t be about finding a head coach ready to conform to the organization’s current plan to build a lasting contender. Dominik said finding the best person for the job was paramount and if that person has a part in personnel matters than so be it.
“The new coach will have great input into how we proceed,” Glazer said.