The QB Blast: Morris Is Too Everything

May 12th, 2009

jeffcarlsonhead1By JEFF CARLSON

Former Bucs quarterback Jeff Carlson writes the weekly QB Blast column here at Joe is ecstatic to have him  firing away. Carlson has sports radio and TV gigs in the Bay area and trains quarterbacks of all ages via his company, America’s Best Quarterback.

When the Glazers gave a first-time head coach a chance way back in 1996, they went with a low-key, unassuming defensive coordinator named Tony Dungy and found success that hadn’t been seen here in almost 20 years.

Then they tried a big-name coach in Jon Gruden and tasted the success of a Lombardi Trophy only to see the luster and energy come off the team the following year and a struggle to regain that form ever since.

Now the Glazers have reached back in the bag for another defensive minded first-timer in Raheem Morris. Though this time, the demeanor is all his own.

After watching a “Mic’d up” segment on of Morris working every facet of the team, including throwing passes alongside Josh Freeman, position-coaching players, coaching up his assistants and even making sure the DJ had the music right seemed a little over the top.

It is worth a watch because, in my time with five different NFL franchises, I have never seen anything like it.

 It may be a new day in Tampa Bay and there may be a new wave in coaching styles, but it better work on the game field or else this “too excited, too happy, too involved” style will go away quickly.

4 Responses to “The QB Blast: Morris Is Too Everything”

  1. uh Says:

    Good to hear from Jeff, but don’t you think its a bit reactionary to draw conclusions from a video of rookie minicamp — especially when that footage probably comes from the 1st hour of practice on one day.

    Who knows what Raheems style will be behind closed doors at training camp and OTAs.

  2. Negativity? Says:

    Where are the positive articles? Not that there isn’t ANY here in archives, etc., but most of what’s posted for us lately seems negative. Maybe it’s just me, but everything from “too excited, too happy” (is not good?) to Freeman’s a bust-in-waiting (came to a conclusion on this how?) seems a little much. Where’s the Buc love?

  3. buccodad Says:

    Can only comment on what you see. If Jeff hasn’t seen it before then it’s worth mentioning. I never saw anything like that on my college team

  4. Joe Hill Says:

    How long were youin the NFL Jeff? How many teams did you play for? Seems to me not very long…how would you know? Funny how whe your a player, you can’t seem to get anythig right. Now your Mr. Know it all.