Jim Bates May Not Be With Bucs Long

November 26th, 2009

Joe found it somewhat humorous that defrocked Bucs defensive coordinator Jim Bates would choose to eat at a chain fast food joint than spend time trying to help the team that employs him at practice.

Bates’ days as a Bucs employee may be numbered… with a single digit.

Joe was stunned when “The Professor,” John Clayton of BSPN said yesterday that Raheem the Dream offered Bates “more work” but Clayton never said that Bates accepted the offer.

That’s because Bates may just resign, reports The Mad Twitterer, Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.

Bates, 63, has been extended an opportunity to remain with the team in an advisory role, breaking down film and possibly assisting on game day from the coaches’ box.

But Bates has no on-field responsibilities in practice or at games and he is currently not expected to accompany the team to Atlanta for Sunday’s game.

It’s possible Bates may elect to leave the Bucs by next week, but there has been no decision.

The Mad Twitterer apparently caught up with Bates yesterday, but Bates wouldn’t tip his hand as to whether he’s resigning or not.

3 Responses to “Jim Bates May Not Be With Bucs Long”

  1. Pruritis Ani Says:

    I don’t see why he is staying. You know how humiliating that is to have all your responsibilities taken away from you and everyone knows it? I would be gone.. long gone.

  2. JK Says:

    How many players and coaches can be replaced or demoted before the head coach is held accountable? Morris is in way over his head. When will Joe and the local media call for coaches head? When will this nightmare be over and they get this team headed in the right direction?

  3. FlBoy84 Says:

    I’m hoping Bates takes what money he has coming and enjoys the holidays at home. If Rah wants to run the show, let him. It’s the only way we can get him out of here, since there isn’t anyone left to blame. Loved this quote after the Miami game:

    “You know, we actually called a switch, which is the quarters coverage, so [Black] just read the quarterbacks eyes and was able to make a great play,” Raheem The Dream said on Total Access. “Really they tricked the head coach, I’ve got to be honest. I thought, ‘No way. I thought they would tough it out, grind it out.’ And Jim Bates, my defensive coordinator said, “Coach, man they might throw it right here.’ And I said, ‘OK, let’s go with the switch.’

    Somehow, I don’t think it’ll be the last time someone tricks the head coach.