The “Pathetic” Buccaneers

September 29th, 2009

Though he’s a Maoist, Yahoo! Sports NFL columnist Michael Silver is generally a nice guy. But he does speak his mind from time to time.

After researching the Bucs horrid loss Sunday, Silver was anything but nice to the Pewter Pirates.

The most pathetic team in Florida? Ladies and gentlemen, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In a 24-0 home defeat to the New York Giants that was more lopsided than the score indicated, the Bucs didn’t get a first down until five minutes remained in the third quarter. They finished with just five overall (to the Giants’ 28), gained just 86 total yards (to New York’s 397) and gave hope to fans in St. Louis and Cleveland that their respective teams aren’t the league’s most pathetic. Rookie coach Raheem Morris, who walked into this mess (the Bucs reportedly have twice as much cap space as the next lowest-spending franchise in ’09), said it best: “We were beat by a grown-man team, a team like we want to be one day. They came in here and took it to us. … It wasn’t even close.”

Joe will have a bit more about this later but something smells at One Buc Palace, and it isn’t the locker room (or the men’s room).

3 Responses to “The “Pathetic” Buccaneers”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Something smells? Maybe like owner intervention?

    Let’s face it the Glazer boys hired Raheem because they knew Morris would be their lapdog. The Glazers, like most of us in the armchair, think that they can do just as well as most of the coaches out there – plus it’s their money. So instead of putting out big bucks for a Cowhar, Shanahan or Parcells they simply went to Raheem and told him,

    “we’re giving you a shot at the HC position. Just as long as you understand that any “major” changes have to be run by as.”

    Now who in their right mind wouldn’t take the offer? Unfortunately the Glazers aren’t as talented as they thought (with regard to pro football), Dominik has made some poor choices and Raheem doesn’t know when to shut up.

    This isn’t a conspiracy theory, just observations that make sense. The real reason Jeff jags was let go? I’ll bet Jags wanted McCown to start or heck maybe JJ or Freeman – but I’ll bet Jags didn’t want Leftwich running the offense. So Raheem goes to his boss and asks for permission to let the OC go and gets approval – just enough leash to hang himself.

  2. james from dunedin Says:

    The Emperor Has No Clothes…

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    Jagodzinski had to be laughing his ass off on Sunday!