Raheem The Dream Calls Out Gaines Adams

September 21st, 2009

As Joe alluded to earlier, Raheem the Dream is beyond irritated at the pathetic play of his defense.

In particular, Raheem the Dream unloaded on the already embattled defensive end Gaines Adams, documented by Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.

Morris did not contain himself when discussing the play of defensive end Gaines Adams. A former first round pick, Adams has been a non-factor in two games. He has four tackles and no sacks. According to Morris, Adams is not playing as hard as he did last season.

“He’s judged on whether he touches the quarterback or not, and right now he’s not getting the productions as far as touching the quarterback,” Morris said. “The tackles, the sacks, he’s not getting (any) of that. He’s just not playing up to par right now. He’s holding himself accountable. We’ve got to hold him accountable and it’s tough right now.

“He’s not getting it done. There’s no excuses. There’s no explanations. Gaines is not getting it done right now.”

Joe posted in the comments of another post earlier it was his judgement that Adams, who was crucified by Bucs fans last year, is having an even worse season this year. The numbers back Joe up.

Against Dallass, Adams was invisible. He had no tackles, no assists, no sacks, no interceptions, nothing. Sunday against Buffalo, the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft had a grand total of three tackles, one assist, no sacks.

Oh, but he had a memorable bonehead play where he got suckered in on a reverse where if he just stayed home like he should have the reverse wouldn’t have gone anywhere.

But Joe assumes Adams would have made the tackle had he stayed home.

Joe should never assume.

13 Responses to “Raheem The Dream Calls Out Gaines Adams”

  1. Charkh Says:

    I’m thinking Eric Berry 1st Round and George Selvie in the 2nd or 3rd round would help our defense out immensely.

  2. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    The real question is when the Bucs are 0-7 will Raheem call himself out?

    oh yea…….Start Freeman

  3. RastaMon Says:

    really won’t make a lick of difference…..Gaines Adams simply cannot play at the level…..time to cut your loses and move on…don’t call the guy out

  4. JK Says:

    Why single him out? Why not single the entire team out? Why not single the coaching staff out? It’s pathetic! This is what Joe and the media wanted. Twenty points a game. Isn’t it exciting? Instead of winning 10 to 7, we lose 30 to 20. We have finally got some offense so what’s everyone complaining about? This is what you and the media in Tampa wanted so live with it. 3-13 maybe for the season.

  5. Joe Says:


    1) Feel free to point out the post where Joe “wanted” the Bucs to be this bad.

    2) Why single out Gaines Adams? My guess is no one on the Bucs (that’s healthy) is getting paid so much for so little. Just a hunch.

  6. Joel Says:

    Hey Joe, i think daydream is calling about every one because he didn’t draft them! i guarantee you that when the time comes and, we are sitting at 0-7 .. he’ll start josh freeman and from there on he’ll pull out every excuse imaginable for him. Either way i see him as being a 1 year coach /gm combo

  7. Mike Says:

    I thought Rah Rah recently said he didn’t want anyone pointing fingers? Does that mean anyone but HIM?

  8. george c. costanza Says:

    Joe, do you know or have any idea which player had the most Missed Tackles? I didn’t watch the game since I live outside the TB market and can’t afford DirecTV, but I followed it on NFL.com and read everything I can about the Bucs, particularly your excellent Weblog.

    On another note, I feel a bit uneasy about the way Coach Morris is calling out Gaines Adams so publicly. Might this have the reverse desired effect on a football player depending on the player, of course.

    Seems to me like coaches usually avoid such public finger-pointing and prefer to do it behind closed doors. Of course, I agree that Adams is playing like a dog, but that’s another matter altogether. What do you think?

  9. Joe Says:


    First, thanks for the compliment. Tell your Bucs friends about Joe.

    Not sure about missed tackles (Joe doesn’t have the time to go through all of that, seriously, it would take hours) but the one (of three) tackles Adams made, he was burned on a reverse and to his credit made the tackle after Buffalo’s wide receiver ran for a first down.

    Had Adams stayed home the reverse likely would not have worked. Think Buffalo saw something on tape that Adams would get sucked in?

    Joe’s guess is that Raheem the Dream has tried talking to Adams privately, with little success. So he decided to fire at him publically.

    Joe doesn’t have a problem with that at all. If this makes Adams melt, than he either needs to grow up or forget the NFL. This is a man’s game.

  10. george c. costanza Says:

    OK, Joe, I understand where you’re coming from, but here’s part of what Jeff Fisher had to say about the Titans’ 0-2 start, according to the Nashville City paper:

    “Let me set the record straight here. When you’re a good football team, and you start off the season 0-2, there’s gonna be frustration. And the only way you get out of it is you avoid pointing fingers at anybody,” Fisher said. “Everybody accepts the blame and you move on. There were adjustments made on the sideline for each and everything that we saw. There was an adjustment made for that last big pass they made on the sideline. It was made. I heard it. The players alluding to the fact that we’re having trouble making adjustments, the players need to pay closer attention to what’s being said on the sideline. That’s just football. It happens week after week.”

    Just food for thought/conversation. I’ll be checking your blog leading up to the, gulp, Giants game.

  11. Mr. Lucky Says:

    George the difference between the Titans 0-2 and the Bucss 0-2 start is this – the Titans are a good team not playing up to potential. The Bucs are a bad team playing close to potential.

    Was it just me or did Bates have the front 4 rotating like every other play? It seemed like they did more running to the sidelines then on the field.

    BTW Joe you forgot about that memorable 4 and inches where Gaines gets called for a 15 yard facemask.

  12. Joe Says:


    Different coaches have different methods. Bill Parcells would unload on his players in public all the time.

    My favorite line about that was when someone asked Bobby Knight about benching a starter and if that would effect his confidence. Knight shot back, “What about my confidence?”

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    Rush the same 4 guys from the same 4 spots on every single play and this is what you get. Predictability. Any team can stop you for 5 seconds. Now if you load up the line the Bills did and other teams like the Eagles, you don’t know which players are coming and which players are dropping back, maybe all of them. It creates opportunities and confusion. The Bills did it on every play in the Second half except maybe the last Buc series. Blame the DC. Bates should be fired. He doesn’t have a clue. it isn’t the players as mush as it is the Coach. And as far as Raheem goes, Clueless. 0-16 comes quick. Put in JJ now. Move Zuttah to Center, try Dotson at left Guard. Mahan is a Sieve at Center, more like the “Great White Hole”. I had no idea the Bucs would suck this bad. At least the loss to Carolina, the Bucs hung around for awhile even though they were getting pounded by the run from a very good team. The Bills are an OK team and they killed the Bucs. Let’s get to $60 Mil under the cap and fire about half of them including this Joke of a Coaching Staff. I still like Raheem, but think he’s in way over his head. They should have kept him at DC, not HC.