Faulty Chest Bump Cost Bucs 15 Yards

January 5th, 2010

Only on a Raheem The Dream coached team …

With 10 minutes left in the game against the Falcons, the score was tied at 10, and Sabby Piscitelli had just intercepted a pass and returned it to the Falcons’ 40 yard line. It was a huge play — to give the goat some credit — and the Bucs were poised to at least get themselves in at least field goal position with their defense playing well.

But after the play was blown dead, helmet-wielding, cabbie-slugging Aqib Talib was flagged for a personal foul that pushed the Bucs back to their own 45 yard line. Josh Freeman threw an ugly intercepton on the next play and the Bucs were on their way to their 13th loss.

So why was Talib flagged?

Raheem The Dream gave the answer last night on his Total Access radio show on 620 WDAE-AM.

The head coach explained that Talib engaged in a flying on-field body bump celebration with Ryan Sims when Talib lost his balance on his dismount and fell on a Falcons player. Officials saw Talib on top of the Atlanta player and threw the flag.

They say teams take on the identity of their head coach. In New Orleans, Raheem The Dream lost his balance doing one of those intense chest bumps with Jeff Faine.

Joe’s glad to hear the players are taking Raheem The Dream seriously.

9 Responses to “Faulty Chest Bump Cost Bucs 15 Yards”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Joe, this one is a yawner. Big deal. Accidents happen.

  2. Half full Says:

    They say teams take on the identity of their head coach…. a stretch

  3. mpmalloy Says:


    A faulty chest-bump may have cost us the game.

    Oh well…………I guess we pick higher now.

  4. Eric S Says:

    Typical. Nothing surprises me about this season. I do hope Talib gets an attitude adjustment before next season. He can only be a prick for so long.

  5. nick Says:

    Geez, flag happy officials. At least Talib wasn’t trying to assault the guy. He could’ve been dry humping him for all we know.

  6. JDouble Says:

    The refs freaking hated us in that game. Even my two buddy’s that aren’t Bucs fans were saying the refs hated us. Our offense was horrible and we didn’t deserve to win anyways, but they really screwed us with the bad calls and missed calls.

  7. tnew Says:

    just glad to know he is coachable

  8. Eric S Says:

    Will agree that some of the calls were iffy. The holding call on Barber was laughable. That was just horrible beyond belief.

  9. Eric Says:

    I actually think it was that back up runing back that shredded the dreams new and improved Tampa Two defense.

    The Glazers have committed the biggest sham in Tampa sports history by nixing the chin over salary…………………..shame shame shame…………..

    Good thing we dont have that idiot Gruden here, winning games and division titles and a Championship…………..