Raheem Cements Himself As A Gruden Disciple

August 31st, 2010

"Sean, man, if Olie and Rah don't start winning they ain't gettin' on my (*&^'n tree."

The Bucs’ defensive mastermind/head coach paid tribute to his longtime mentor during his afternoon news conference yesterday.

Raheem Morris explained how his three-man rush plus Quincy Black is, in part, inspired by the innovative offensive and defensive genius of Chucky. In tone and words, Raheem dropped some big-time love on his former boss.

Perhaps Chucky is standing tall and proud right now. Or perhaps Chucky is mad as hell that he’s being linked to a 3-13 coach on his fledgling coaching tree.

Here’s what Raheem had to say:

“The packages that you can come up with these guys and be creative, you know, something that I learned from Coach Gru. You know, he was the best at it. He started Rocket. He started two backs in the backfield, two halfbacks. He started a lot of things that you see common, you know, thread in this league right now is some of the ideas that he’s had from the past and some of the ideas that he brought to us on defense that he saw other people doing. That provided us with great ideas,” Morris said.

How bout that! Jon Gruden, defensive genius.

Chucky was quick to be all smiles and visibile when it came time to link himself to Sean Payton and the rock star Saints of 2009.

Joe wonders what will it take for the front-running Chucky to publicly attach himself to Raheem Morris.

18 Responses to “Raheem Cements Himself As A Gruden Disciple”

  1. Tampa2 Says:

    “Joe wonders what will it take for the front-running Chucky to publicly attach himself to Raheem Morris.”
    When you pry that gun from Chucky’s cold, dead fingers!

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    He’s only saying that Gruden was creative, which showed him the need to be creative. Hardly top notch secrets. You’re way off base Joe.

  3. Kirk Says:

    Joe, Leave Coach Gruden alone. The dude is gone and you sound like you got nothing better to do but dig around in the back yard for an old bone to chew on. Looks like you dug up a turd on this article. Poor form, Joe.

  4. sensiblefan Says:

    Good post Joe.

    Like it or not Rah is part of Gru’s coaching tree. This is partly why I don’t understand the groundswell of fan anger against Rah. He’s one of our guys! He’s received training from the greatest coaches in Buc history (Gru, Monte, Bisaccia, Tomlin, & Herm) and he’s got a chance to grow into a great one right before our eyes.

  5. eric Says:

    I’m sure “Gru” likes and respects Raheem, and vice versa.

    However, I doubt he is spending much time down at the palace in Palm Beach watching soccer matches with the Glazer boys.

  6. JimBuc Says:

    Of course Chucky hates Morris! Morris is to blame for everything from Chucky’s demise to Brooks’ aging to global warming and even the JFK assassination. Just ask some of the . . . uh . . . well . . posters here at JBF. 🙂

  7. eric Says:


    You have that backwards. Posters here(including you) think Chuckie is the blame for everything.

    I’m sure they are irked that Rah would show respect for him, having whinned to the Glazer boys to get him fired.

  8. JimBuc Says:

    I don’t think Chucky is to blame for everything, just some things. For example, the absence of young Pro-Bowl players, with maybe one or two exceptions. its hardly reasonable to suggest that the new regime is responsible for the dearth of talent when the prior regime (Chucky and Allen) were at the helm for seven years. That is a lot of draft picks and a lot of free agents signed.

    I also do not think (as you do) that Chucky is entitled to nothing but credit. Gruden won a SB and got to the playoffs a couple times. He deserves credit for that. But, one cannot reasonably note these accomplishments without noting the downside too. Gruden was sub. 500 after the SB and had a 4-12 and 5-11 season. You seem to always omit that part Eric.

  9. oar Says:

    Sensible, Rah learned under Herm? Funny, I thought Herm was gone after 2000 and Rah’s first job with us was in 2002. Hmm, maybe a time machine? Or maybe Rah received twitter coaching/learning from Herm?

  10. eric Says:


    Like I said, blaming Gruden………………..for “some things”.

    And blaming Rah, Dom and the Glazer boys for “no things”.

    The jimbuc creed.

  11. oar Says:

    eric, Amen to that!

  12. sensiblefan Says:

    @ oar aka tony montana the bad guy

    Herm gave Rah his first taste of the NFL out of Hofstra when Herm was with the Jets in 2001.

  13. oar Says:

    I see, said the Blind Montana! Being a Bucs fan I was unaware of that “waterboy” status for Rah with the F$#%ing Jets. Seriously, that’s cool. I still wish Rah would have hired Herm as D-coord, instead of Jim “Fail” Bates! That was a waste of our young defensive players development last year!

  14. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Raheem Morris is just like Jon Gruden…..if Gruden was born retarded.

  15. topdoggie Says:

    Cleveland or Detroit would have traded with us in heart beat. After the SB Gruden got us to the playoffs. I remember the days of praying for the chance to get a wildcard.

  16. Tampa2 Says:

    topdoggie says;
    “I remember the days of praying for the chance to get a wildcard.”

    Well, now you have entered the Raheem era, and you can pray for 4 wins!

  17. Pruritis Ani Says:

    It’s probably a twig of the Gruden Coaching Tree that no one will ever talk about.

  18. topdoggie Says:

    @Tampa2 LOL It might take more than just me praying. Is the pope available?