Bates Passes On Helping Raheem Against Atlanta

November 28th, 2009

So it seems Jim Bates has told his boss to go jump in a lake.

Woody Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, is reporting Bates will not be in Atlanta to ride shotgun with Raheem The Dream. Cummings notes this news comes despite the head coach’s Friday optimism that the recently defrocked Bates would serve as a game-day advisor tomorrow.

This whole scenario reminds Joe of once sitting in the 300 level of the CITS next to a crazed Bucs fan who routinely yelled the following sentence at the referees after every questionable call: “After further review, f#*k you.”

Bates clearly wants no part of the next step in The Dream regime.

Joe also is reminded of Bates making a critical defensive call against Miami that set up the Bucs’ late go-ahead score, as described by Raheem The Dream himself.

Don’t be confused. Joe is pleased to see Bates move on, which appears to have happened. But Raheem The Dream sure could have used his input on Sunday as he transitions into taking over the defense.

Perhaps Bates didn’t want to see old friends in Atlanta. Remember, he was the Falcons defensive coordinator in 1994, and they sent him packing after one season, too.

4 Responses to “Bates Passes On Helping Raheem Against Atlanta”

  1. Paul Says:

    Bates was too old and couldn’t get enough height on Rah’s jumping chest bumps. Rah’s balls kept hitting him in the face.

  2. FlBoy84 Says:

    “This whole scenario reminds Joe of once sitting in the 300 level of the CITS next to a crazed Bucs fan who routinely yelled the following sentence at the referees after every questionable call: “After further review, f#*k you.”

    That sounds like it would have been a fun(ny) game. LOL

  3. FlBoy84 Says:

    It’s tough to have an opinion on this because we really don’t have any idea under what premise Bates accepted the DC job in the first place. I’ve read a lot of articles saying Bates was promised this, Rah wanted to make a hybrid Tampa-2 (combo of Bates scheme and the Tampa-2) but couldn’t get the players, etc., etc., etc. It’s doubtful we’ll ever get the true story behind it all.

    Either way, it seems pretty obvious there is some friction which has probably existed for a lot longer than just the past week or so. At this point, it’s probably best for Bates to move on and let Rah sink or swim on his own. Bates wouldn’t be here to hold his hand next year anyway.

  4. bucsfanlostiniowa Says:

    I dont blame Bates Fu*k off Rah you suck!