Raheem The Dream Needs To Dial It Down

June 6th, 2009

The NFL isn’t high school. And it isn’t college. It’s a man’s game. Enthusiasm is nice within reason, so writes John Czarnecki of FoxSports.com.

In fact,  Czarnecki writes that Raheem the Dream’s over-the-top enthusiasm is already hurting the Bucs and the Bucs rookie head coach needs to tone it down.

Tampa Bay has moneyed ownership that stays hidden, and they have turned the Bucs over to two young guys in GM Mark Dominik and coach Raheem Morris. But it’s important for Morris to cool his youthful intensity, which was partly responsible for several recent skirmishes on the practice field during minicamp. Who needs players fighting in May?

It’s an interesting point Joe has discussed before. Raheem the Dream keeps talking about wanting a violent team. But the players may be taking that a step too far when you have players assaulting fellow teammates by swinging helmets.

Not cool.

4 Responses to “Raheem The Dream Needs To Dial It Down”

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    In Rah’s defense, who the Eff is John Czarnecki, and what has he ever done? Was he a head coach at some level? If not he needs to STFU until the season gets going and there is something real to Judge Rah on.

  2. CyberDilemma Says:

    Maybe if the team played with unbridled “enthusiasm”, “intensity” and “violence”, like Raheem is trying to instill, down the stretch last year, they wouldn’t have missed the playoffs….just a thought.

  3. Chris Says:

    Raheem needs to keep his intensity exactly where it is and stick to what has gotten him to this point. I don’t think the head coach is to blame for a thug’s lack of control. I thought Talib was a high risk pick last year because of all his character red flags, and all he’s done has gone out and gotten into fights at the Rookie Symposium (with a teammate) and now swinging his helmet in practice (again, at a teammate). What idiot takes his hat off while trying to fight a 300+ pounder? I think that incident showed worse on the player than the coach. The coach took care of business the next day and ran the whole team like a bunch of high-schoolers. I guarantee if Talib continues his shenanigans the team will police itself. Why? Because the coach disciplined them all the same, as a team, and I’m sure players like Hovan don’t appreciate running gassers for some dummy who can’t control himself. The coaches intensity had nothing to do with it.

  4. v901520 Says:

    BigMac, CyberD, Chris great comments guys, I agree with all you guys have stated. One thing is for sure the players adopt the personality of the head coach and toughness ,intensity,enthusiasm will show up on both sides of the ball. As for voilence ,we’ll watch ’em take it out on some “Dirty Birds ,Stinking Panters and the Bayou Aints.