Raheem On Winslow: “You Know, He’s A Soldier”

September 6th, 2010

Last year Joe promised Kellen Winslow that he’d stop calling him “Sgt. Winslow,” and Joe has honored that.

Winslow didn’t like Joe’s the backhanded reference to his famous “I’m a fuc*’n soldier” rant to the media during his college days. And Winslow looked Joe in the face and asked him to cut that out.

Joe obliged, and Joe’s promise became a national story on The Jim Rome Show and other major media outlets.

However, it seems Winslow’s head coach didn’t get the memo.

Raheem Morris called Winslow a soldier today (obviously intentionally) during his news conference. The Bucs’ defensive mastermind/head coach was responding to a reporter asking him whether Winslow would have extra motivation going against his old team on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns.

“You know, I don’t want to BS you, so I won’t. But I’m sure he does have some fuel. I’m sure he has something hidden away. He has some article stowed away somewhere, or something that was said negative about this young man,” Morris said. “And, you know, but that’s what gets him going. That’s who Kellen is. You know, he’s a soldier. He goes out. He prepares. He practices. He plays. He loves the games. He’ll use anything for motivation, because that’s the kind of guy he is. He gets motivated to come practice against my defense every day.”

For those unfamiliar with Winslow’s famous soldier comment, below is what the Bucs’ head coach is referring to. It’s a classic.

17 Responses to “Raheem On Winslow: “You Know, He’s A Soldier””

  1. Dew Says:

    The Bucs announced that they have signed punter Chris Bryan and running back LeGarrette Blount. To make room for them on the roster, the team has released wide receiver Reggie Brown and punter Brent Bowden.

  2. Bucfanjeff Says:

    @Dew – shocked.

  3. Lakeland Bob Says:

    Damn-these guys don’t mess around.

  4. Night Man Says:

    I love that rant, that one is up there fo’ sho’.

    @ Dew
    I just read that as well, I like both of the signings actually, I just hope Blount doesn’t punch Talib and then all heck breaks loose.

    I wonder if they end up using blount at fullback any to take some hits off Graham. I mean isn’t the dude like 240 lbs or something.

  5. Lakeland Bob Says:

    Bryan is a former rugby player.Looks tough as hell with great hang time on his punts.

  6. Night Man Says:

    @ Bob
    Yeah, watched his youtube videos, most of the punts were 40 to 55 yds, with 4.7 to 5.2 seconds of hangtime on ”em, not too shabby!

    He’s a lefty who is 6’6 and 220lbs, and unlike most if any of the punters in the league, when he is trying to pin the ball in the opponents 20 yd line, he punts it end under end instead of end over end to get the ball the jump back or stop instead of toppling over more often than not. Its the way he holds the ball when he kicks it with his foot, but when he needs distance he just holds it parallel to the ground like most punters do. Intriguing stuff!

  7. Dew Says:

    Blount is 247lbs. He could be our new fullback.

  8. Lakeland Bob Says:

    Green Bay must be loaded with talent.Counting the 2 players we claimed,they have a total of 5 players claimed.

  9. eric Says:

    We are switching punters a few days before opening kickoff?

  10. MVPFreeman Says:

    FU3K YEAH!!!!!

  11. Patrick Says:

    They just signed the punter to a 3 year deal! I’m guessing they see something special in him.

  12. eric Says:

    Wow, an Australian rules footballer?

  13. McBuc Says:

    Eric, that means he is one tough hombre. Smile for a change. You are starting to sound like that tool Tampa 2, Mushy, and Javier.

  14. eric Says:


    Hey if he kicks good ill cook him a shrimp on the barbie.

    Just a tinsy bit nervous turning our punting over to such an unproven chap, tough as he is.

    I do recall the Chargers had a hell of a punter who played rugby. At least he isn’t a soccer player. That i couldn’t tolerate!

  15. McBuc Says:

    Eric…LOL, I hear ya! He looked good in GB for preseason, for distance at least. He has to be the biggest punter in the league.

  16. Blackmagic00 Says:

    Winslow has got to be one of the brightest spots on this team. I’m pretty excited about this season. I really hope blount shows up. Dang I can’t wait till Sunday.

  17. Night Man Says:


    the dude can punt for nice distance and hangtime, but also go to youtube.com and type in “chris bryan end under end punt” if your a nerd like me its a pretty interesting informational video