Angry Raheem The Dream

June 22nd, 2010

The one thing that Joe is impressed about Raheem the Dream is the dude is high on life.

When Raheem the Dream’s not chestbumping his players, the guy is bouncing around, shaking hands with fans, chatting them up, laughing, slapping backs, high-fiving. Joe imagines he would walk on the same cloud if somehow Rachel Watson answered his e-mails.

Yesterday, however, Raheem the Dream was anything but giddy. Per Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Raheem the Dream scolded his players, yelled at them for being sluggish.

It was not the false start and offsides penalities that got under his skin.

He gathered the players in the middle of the field for an intense water break, using some choice words, raising his voice to remind them what they apparently failed to understand and carry out from the team meetings.

 ”We have to increase our urgency in practice, on how we get on and off the field in those situations,” Morris said. “It’s easy to sit in a meeting and say it’s going to be a game-like situation. Then you have to put your mindset where you’re in a game-like situation.”

Now before Joe gets going here, please do not try to play detective and to read anything more into this next sentence: Could it be, after a horrid 3-13 season watching a football version of a track meet known as the Jim Bates Experiment, that Raheem the Dream senses he needs to start pushing buttons and kicking arses in order to make sure he has (at least) a third season as Bucs head coach?

9 Responses to “Angry Raheem The Dream”

  1. DieHard Bob Says:

    I think coach simply wants to get as much out of thier practice time as he can. He knows that this team has a long way to go and there are only a certain number of practice hours between now and opening day and one way to do that is to keep the tempo up to a game day speed. That will keep the players on thier toes, help keep them focused on the task at hand and hopefully shorten the learning curve.

  2. Louie Says:

    @Bob, Is that why The Dream canceled an OTA last week?

  3. the_buc_realist Says:

    I think that the alot of the team has not been in a “game-time situation” . I wonder how many players on the roster have over 2 years experience?

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    The real question is, has Joe ever interviewed Rachael Watson? If so, did he stutter his way through the questions while maintaining constant eye contact?

  5. Joe Says:

    The real question is, has Joe ever interviewed Rachael Watson?

    Joe will answer that question by writing this little fact:

    Joe’s name is not on any sex offender list.

  6. JimBuc Says:

    Louie said:

    “@Bob, Is that why The Dream canceled an OTA last week?”

    LOL. Louie, you are too much.

  7. Eric Says:

    Goodness knows Rah is a stickler for precision.

  8. Los Angeles Bucs Says:

    Radio “Barack Obama” Raheem, is the greatest coach in Buc history.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Bucs practicing in this heat is good for them to a point, but all the time can beat you down. I think the Bucs should build an indoor/tented practice facility with air conditioning. It would be good for when it starts raining in the afternoons and also get the players out of the constant heat. It’s a minimal expense that could net big gains for the team, and with money being no object, it’s a nice tool for the arsenal. Then 1 Buc Palace would be complete. Order Up!