“I Used The Wrong Type Of Language”

November 16th, 2009

"Don't be so sensitive, mother f**ker, I talk like this to my players all the time."

Joe’s got no problem with Raheem The Dream going wild on the zebras after the Michael Clayton catch turned interception yesterday.

But Joe can’t pass over the irony that just days ago Raheem The Dream was telling the media how dropping F-bombs is no big deal.

That was his response to the story broken by Steve Duemig, of WDAE-AM, who reported Aqib Talib and Raheem The Dream got into a F-bomb-filled confrontation in a London hotel lobby.

On Sunday, Raheem The Dream picked up a 15-yard penalty after the Clayton play for what apparently was a profanity-laced tirade at an official, so Raheem The Dream told St. Pete Times.

“At the end of the half, getting a personal foul is totally unacceptable. I’m taking those points, that’s on me, that’s how much we lost by. I should be given all the blame for that. That’s a discipline issue on my part and I didn’t do the right thing. That’s a great lesson for me as a young coach, that’s a great lesson for my team.

“I used the wrong type of language to the official. It was a little bit of a taunt deal. But I used the wrong type of language. I’m completely guilty. It’s my fault.

Joe knows there’s a difference between the heat of the game and communicating with players in the real world. And again, Joe’ s got no problem with Raheem The Dream ripping into the refs.

But maybe Raheem The Dream just lost sight of right and wrong for a minute. Joe suspects dealing with Talib regularly could lead a guy down that path.

Chucky was known for his vile mouth on the sidelines with vitriol often directed at officials. Joe can’t remember Chucky every getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

5 Responses to ““I Used The Wrong Type Of Language””

  1. John Says:

    Hell I was proud of Raheem for getting them -15 yards.. That was prolly one of the most BS ref calls I had ever seen and to top it off the dude made the call from the Review Booth.. Slow it down pause it whatever.

    Bucs are just lucky raheem didn’t react like I would of.. they would not only be down -15 yards but have an ejected coach franchise fine and coach fines to pay to NFL.. 🙂

  2. Jenn Says:

    Joe—Gruden got hit with one back in 04 against the Bengals. Just thought I’d point that out, even though I agree with your premise.

  3. Joe Says:


    Joe is convinced referee Tony Corrente was looking at a peep show of Fabiola.

    That would blur the vision of any red-blooded American male.

  4. Paul Says:

    Nice caption on the photo..I love it!

  5. JK Says:

    At least we know Morris is watching the game. I was beginning to wonder.