Putrid Bucs Making Raheem Walk Plank

December 16th, 2009
Josh Freemans recent freefall may doom Raheem the Dream.

Josh Freeman's recent freefall may doom Raheem the Dream.

Like Joe, Martin Fennelly thought Raheem the Dream’s job was safe not long ago, especially after the Bucs beat the Packers with Josh Freeman making his first start, especially after the defense seemed to come to life after defensive coordinator Jim Bates was defrocked.

Now, Joe wonders.

So too does Fennelly, the fine columnist of the Tampa Tribune. Fennelly believes — and one can do nothing more than guess what the Glazers think — Bryan and Joel are actually thinking of turning Raheem the Dream loose.

How can the Glazers not look at this disorganized mess (one they helped create) and all those empty seats and not at least think about pricing chopping blocks?

I still say Freeman remains Morris’ get-out-of-jail card, but:

Friday practice?

That’s not to say Friday doesn’t matter. History shows it does. There was Napoleon’s awful Friday practice before Waterloo. We hear Custer tore the 7th Cavalry up one side and down the other at the walk-through for Little Big Horn. And, of course, there was Friday practice at Ford’s Theater.

A few weeks ago, I figured Morris was safe, even with more fired coordinators than wins, so long as the Bucs had a good December, showed signs of progress, Freeman improved and neither Bill Cowher nor Mike Shanahan purchased condos on Redington Beach.

But December has been rough, and Freeman has looked rougher.

Joe really hopes somehow the Bucs pleasantly surprise him at Seattle Sunday. But Joe isn’t holding his breath.

2 Responses to “Putrid Bucs Making Raheem Walk Plank”

  1. JerrJenn2 Says:

    Hey Joe- The Seahawks are so beat up, that if we can’t beat them Morris deserves to be fired. This is our best shot at second win.

  2. Joe Says:


    Seattle (not sure of the name of the stadium) is one of the toughest places in the NFL to play. Add in the fact the Bucs generally play horribly on the west coast, well, Joe isn’t expecting much Sunday night.