Not All Like The Name “Raheem The Dream”

June 7th, 2010

Tampa Tribune Buccaneers beat scribes Woody Cummings and Anwar Richardson slug it out again on’s new Bucs vlog.

This time they take a the topic always good to get a rise out of even the most numb Bucs fan: Raheem The Dream’s magic survival number of wins in 2010.

What do Cummings and Richardson have to say about Raheem the Dream? Joe’s not going to spoil it for you. So check out the video. It’s worth your three minutes.

Personally, Joe’s still sticking with Raheem The Dream needing six wins to sleep soundly after the final whistle in January (assuming the Bucs don’t make the Super Bowl). The Bucs finished 3-6 after defrocking Jim Bates. So Raheem The Dream must at least continue that losing winning pace to show “progress.”

On a side note, Richardson appears to have a veiled criticism of someone using the “Raheem The Dream” nickname, and Joe is not entirely sure who that may be. Hhhmmm? Wonder who Richardson is referring to? 

19 Responses to “Not All Like The Name “Raheem The Dream””

  1. Outside01 Says:

    Maybe cause it’s stupid? Not as ignorant as “Radiio” but equally as annoying. Imagine listening to some people say Grungy Dungy for 7 years. It’s like grade school when the kids on the playground will find something to rhyme with your name, no matter what your name is.

    He got this nickname as a rookie coach that skipper over the coordinator position and was clearly over his head. Odds say he will fail, so calling him the Dream is obviously smart ass knock against him and the Bucs.

    How about just calling him coach Morris?

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Outside01 – The “Raheem The Dream” nickname started here from Day 1 out of remembering the famous nickname “Akeem The Dream” for basketball great Akeem Olajuwon. …Also, it fit because Raheem Morris was on a dream rise from defensive backs coach to head coach of a big-time franchise at just 32 years old.

    There’s nothing negative about the name in spirit or in reality.

  3. Joe Says:

    Imagine listening to some people say Grungy Dungy for 7 years.

    Father Dungy’s “offense” was pretty grungy.

  4. Outside01 Says:

    Joe Shmoe

    Your lightning advertisment just sent me into convulsions.

  5. Louie Says:

    I thought he got that nickname because every time he speaks publically, it sounds like he’s in a dream world.

    If the BBC article stating the Glazerhouse’s are in debt for $1.5B is correct, the “The Dream” is safe for the forseeable future because they can’t afford to hire anybody else.

  6. tampa2 Says:

    He was equally put out with the “Radio” tag. And that originated last year too! By the way Joe, read the Debt on the Glazers, the shit is about to hit the Fan now!

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    Meybe shoulda been”Dungy’s Grungys ” offense!
    Or how’s about” The Gruden Grandpas!”
    yup , we missed our chance!

  8. Joe Says:


    Joe’s having something later on the BBC report.

    Last year Joe wrote a post ripping people for calling Rah “Radio,” which is beyond a low blow. Joe’s nickname for Rah is nothing but positive. Joe likes the guy. But if Rah hates this nickname so much, Joe’s not hiding. All Rah has to do is e-mail or call Joe. It’s not like the Bucs don’t know how to get a hold of Joe.

    Kellen Winslow didn’t like Joe’s nickname of him and Winslow asked Joe to stop. Joe did.

    This really isn’t rocket science. It’s not like trying to call Obama about a point spread for an Oregon State hoops game.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    I see a pattern starting to develop here in regards to thin skin. I have personally complained about the nickname “Radio”, but now they’re whining about “Raheem the Dream”. C’mon man, this is getting a bit ridiculous, and I’m over it. I can’t picture Raheem asking Anwar to convey that message and I don’t think Anwar and Roy know their asses from a sinkhole in Quatemala. Sorry, just my opinion, but nice haircut Roy. The last thing Coach Morris should be worried about is what people call him. It doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t like him. Although “Radio” has some negative connotations, “Raheem the Dream” is very positive and he should feel quite honored to be compared to “Hakeem Olajuwon” who is one of the top 10 B Ball players to ever take the floor. I was so enamored with Olajuwon, that I think I will call myself “Big Mac the Dream” from now on. Okay, rambling, but Raheem needs to grow up a little more, stop worrying about reporters and just do his job. Also that was a really stupid thing for Anwar to say and really wasn’t newsworthy. That’s one of the reasons I don’t like Anwar and Roy is because they both act like they know more than they actually do, and much of what boils from their mouths is just $h!t, and that’s why when it comes to TBO, I don’t give a $h!t, because that’s what they’re all about over there, $h!t. Maybe they should call him Coach Oilbama.

  10. tampa2 Says:

    I picked up the Raheem the Dream name from you. But didn’t realize you were affilliating it with Olajuwon. After watching a few games last year, I actually thought it was because Raheem was dreaming if he thought he was a head coach! Lol

  11. Eric Says:

    Raheem the dream is all in good fun, “radio” is just flat out wrong IMO.

    Didn’t Dusty Rhoades make a living off calling himself “the American Dream”.

    Dues will be paid this Tuesday night at the Armory in Tampa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Eric, Dusty Rhoads CALLED himself the dream. Coach Morris does not.

  13. Eric Says:

    Well he oughta…………….

  14. JimBuc Says:

    Joe, the logic for the Glazer debt story seems to be that the perception supports the story even if the known facts do not. Shouldn’t we apply the same standard to your nickname for Morris? In other words, even if you don’t mean it as a negative, shouldn’t you discontinue its use because the perception is that it is a negative name? Isn’t that how it works?

  15. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    JimBuc – Joe can’t imagine there’s much of a percentage of folks who view the nickname as negative, especially since it’s not negative in spirit or in words. Crap, if the Bucs were 9-7, would you perceive the nickname as negative? …Joe’s been calling him that since he took the job. …And no, that’s not how it works. …And the Glazers themselves, via their PR guy, don’t even dispute the facts of the BBC story. …

  16. Joe Says:


    You’ve been around these parts long enough. You know Joe isn’t shy or reserved. If Joe really hated Rah, don’t you think Joe would be a little more over-the-top with a nickname?

    As Joe has written numerous times before, it’s a spinoff from Hakeem the Dream, one of the greatest basketball players to ever lace up a pair of shoes.

    Considering that a slap in the face would be the equivilent of Joe Maddon considering, say, a nickname of “Joe the Man” an insult. And Joe doesn’t know of anyone in baseball (or life) who would be insulted by being compared to Stan Musial.

    (For the record, Albert Pujols is embarrassed to be referred to as “El Hombre,” a take off of Musial’s nickname; not insulted.)

    About the only thing that insults Joe is warm beer.

  17. Louie Says:

    …yea, like “Sabby the *&^$# Goat” or “The #$^& Blocking Icon”.

  18. Patrick Says:

    Joe check out this latest article from I would suggest you use this topic on your next home page story.

    According to Earnest Graham, we’re still running Gruden’s offense: “It’s the same mindset, the same offense. What he has the quarterback doing, the receivers and the running backs – it’s pretty much the same system.”

    Joe, if we’re using his same system, then why the hell is Gruden not here?!?! After reading this, it doesn’t make any sense. What difference would it make if we had Gruden here as HC instead of Olsen as OC and Rah as HC? No difference. Same plays being called. Except we’d have a smart, good coach in charge instead of some clueless, amateur staff. Gruden as HC, Olsen as QB coach, Raheem as DC. That would be better.

    Interesting topic Joe. Once again, I’d suggest you put this as your next story. What do you think about all this? I always knew that there were similarities between what Olsen is doing and what Gruden did, but I didn’t know that Olsen was basically using his playbook.

  19. tampa2 Says:

    I thought it was funny that Gruden 1) left his playbook after being fired. And, 2) Why would Olsen want a coaches playbook that was fired for going a mere 9-7? Sounds like the “dream” offense to me!