What Film Is Raheem Watching?

December 2nd, 2009

After the devastating loss in Atlanta, Joe finally found the resolve today to watch the game again and listen to Raheem The Dream’s Monday news conference.

Again, Joe came away from the game very disapppointed that the Bucs can’t run the ball. And Joe is convinced Cadillac Williams is never going to be a top running back again. (As Joe noted last week, it’s very unliekly Cadillac will equal Warrick Dunn’s production from 2008.)

But Raheem The Dream watched the same Bucs-Falcons game and told his loving media throng Monday that “Cadillac had a good day running the football and receiving the football.” 

For the record, Cadillac’s longest run was eight yards. He finished with 10 carries for 30 yards, and one eight-yard reception for a touchdown.

Sorry, coach, but that’s not a good day runnning and receiving the football.

Here’s Raheem The Dream’s quote in full, as transcribed by Joe from video on Buccaneers.com:

“Cadillac started the game and was able to get some runs there early and be able to have some success there early. We just had some negative runs that kind of wack you down and take you back. And really messes up your average. Because Cadillac had a good day running the football and receiving the football. But the couple of negative plays and the few breakdowns you had just totally throws that out of whack. …You know we only had 73 yards rushing but it was some yardage left on the field that we’ve got to get. That’s part of us as an O-line group. That’s the running backs and figuring how the carries are going to be divvied up and all that stuff. We just have to go out there and play better and play harder.”

Joe found it quite comical that Raheem The Dream was quoting rushing yards and negative runs and their effect on rushing averages.

Just minutes earlier in his news conference, Raheem The Dream was asked about measuring improvement in his defense.

He replied, “Stats are really for losers. I don’t like to talk about stats.”

3 Responses to “What Film Is Raheem Watching?”

  1. Marlow Says:


  2. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    The Problem is not our running backs. The Problem is that we do not have a Fullback that can stay Healthy. We have 2 tight ends That won’t touch a defender, Let alone, chip block. Other teams have tight ends that will slow down a Defensive end while the Offensive tackles pickup a blitz. 3rd problem is that no one respects our receivers. All corners play 10 yards and In. And the Safeties are Inside the 15 yard range!

    This teams offense is to run with a 5 man line and 1 rb/fb blocking, Dump off passes, and passes withing 10 to 15 yards.

  3. BigMacAttack Says:

    “What film was Raheem watching?”

    Foghorn Leghorn?

    “I say, I say, boy you’re doin it all wrong”

    “That boy’s about as sharp as a bowling ball.”