“I Know I’m Big, But Come On, Man!”

October 28th, 2010

josh freeman 1025cIt absolutely blows Joe’s mind the vapid and weak excuses women come up with for not having the NFL Network. It truly is amazing.

There isn’t a day that goes by that Joe doesn’t watch the NFL Network. Incredible work these guys do.

Take for example last night in a weekly show called “Sound FX,” where NFL Films mics up various players and coaches and takes viewers to areas otherwise unseen or unheard, on the field, on the sidelines and in the locker rooms.

In this episode, NFL Films has mics on both Bucs coach Raheem Morris and quarterback Josh Freeman. Some really cool stuff here.

Joe likes how Raheem works the officials. Pretty neat.

Now for the women without NFL Network that read Joe, do yourself a favor and step into the 21st century. You will thank Joe for it.

46 Responses to ““I Know I’m Big, But Come On, Man!””

  1. Larry Says:

    That was a great little video. I missed it on NFL Network so thanks.

  2. K_BASSUKA Says:

    Blah NFL network is the biggest waste of air time, completely useless. Well only watch when they broadcast live games.

  3. big007hed Says:

    I loved that video…. I like the insight to the players and coaches!!! Coach Morris is funny with the refs… “You know I’m going to curse you out after this play! But in the nicest way possible.” LOL

  4. Gavster Says:

    Freeman says man a lot.

  5. KFC Says:

    This young Bucs team is having a blast!! This is a completely different team than last year, GO BUCS!

  6. Gary Says:

    I like Freeman and Rah a little more after that video. Thanks.

    Joe, riddle me this, how come we have 2 last second victories but we cant get on NFL rewind, thats some serious hate right there from your beloved NFLN.

  7. Joe Says:


    Would you watch a Lions-Browns game even if it was close?

    Now if the Bucs upset a good team, that might get on NFL Network.

    Right now the Bucs are a very hard sell to the casual football fan.

  8. Dave Says:

    Love the way the young QB and coach handle themselves.

    Agree with Joe on this: Absolutely love the way coach Morris talks to the refs. he keeps it light and respectful, but still gets on them some.

  9. McSiD Says:

    I saw this last night too but never realized how vocal Rah is with the officials. Freeman really looks like he is finding his comfort zone. Loved the video.

  10. Jonny Says:

    @Joe, that Lions-Browns close game where Stafford rallies Lions in final 2 minutes was showed on NFL Rewind last year.

  11. JDouble Says:

    ”I’m gonna cuss you out when this play is over…it’s gonna be in the nicest way possible though!”

    Hahaha. Rah might be hard to watch sometimes in the press conference/interview situation, but i love him as a coach. People say he is over his head, and I think he was last year, but he looks to be right in his element behind the scenes.

  12. SkookumSmitty Says:

    That was an excellent video. Freeman is much more a leader than I gathered. I like the spirit of this team.

  13. booty traps Says:


    Im ready for some Footbal! I love NFL network when they mic the coaches…i think its called sounds of the game or so.

    That vid got me pupmed up…

    Coach Morris – “I need 7 number 5!”
    Number 5 – Okay.

    Frreman shows some great stuff in that huddle, and i like how he talks to the refs too.

    GO BUCS!

  14. sunrisejeff Says:

    I actually just switched over to Fios from Craphouse so I got to see that video as well. After watching the Redzone channel last week I’m not quite sure how I lived without it.

  15. D-Rome Says:

    I loved the video but I’m surprised no one has brought up this point….

    At the end of the video Raheem Morris says, “Let’s pray” and starts to get on a knee. I know religion is important to a lot of people but I don’t think it has a place in the locker room. Honestly, what are you praying to the Lord Almighty about in that context? Do you pray that people heal faster from their injuries, or not get caught driving drunk, or that the Falcons lose, or that next week against Arizona the cover the spread? Do you thank him for the win? If you do, do you thank him for the loss? Did he thank him when the Bucs went 3-13? Does he and the team pray to the Lord Almighty asking God to make Sabby Piscatelli a better football player?

    Involving the Lord in sports just seems so trivial to me.

  16. Jonny Says:

    Involving the Lord in anything that happens to us is trivial to me.

  17. Capt.Tim Says:

    Raheem and Freeman both look like they are in their element, and experienced beyond their years! This team is gonna be the envy of the NFL real soon! Buc football is gonna be championship football . Great time to be a fan, watching this all come together! I watched it happen once before, with a Monster Defense. I think this time, it’s gonna be a monster offense that leads this team!

  18. bucfanjeff Says:

    @D-Rome, I understand and agree with your point. As an agnostic, I tend to think many people’s belief in God, or there actions of, are “trendy”. When in Rome as they say. Personally, it always makes me uncomfortable in any setting though I’m respectful. It is assumed religion is a part of everyone’s life, but it should be separated for those – in this case – players that want to celebrate comfortably. My two cents.

  19. sensiblebuc Says:

    @ D-Rome

    That’s an easy one. Before the game you pray for everyone’s safety (no injuries) and after the game you thank the Lord for having made it through unscathed and/or for a fellow teammate’s or opponent’s recovery and/or safe travels home.

    Does everybody pray that way? No. But that’s the way it should be done.

  20. OAR Says:

    Obviously you guys haven’t read Corinthians: 1ST & 10! LOL!

  21. MOBucs Says:

    While religion is not part of everyone’s life, it’s part of the vast majority of the world’s population. If Rah wants to say a prayer after a game, good for him! I mean how many countless times do you see players gather round an injured teammate and pray? Where’s the harm? If you don’t believe in a higher power, that’s fine with me! Just don’t try to censor or ridicule those that do!

    God Bless the Bucs!

  22. Joe Says:

    To be honest with you Jonny, since I see all Bucs games, doesn’t bother me if the games are replayed on NFL Network.

    If I don’t see them, I either DVR them or watch the “Short Cut” on NFL Sunday Ticket.

  23. Joe Says:


    Not to start a Holy War, but that goes on in virtually every NFL locker room.

    You just know when Marty Schottenheimer asked his team to pray, they really were praying.

  24. JDouble Says:


    I’m not a religious guy and I hate how I’m constantly demonized for not believing in other people’s fairytales, but to be honest that didn’t bother me. Most guys in the NFL are religious, and if your not, then in that kind of setting you just bow your head and have some quiet time to reflect. Nobody forces to talk to a god you don’t believe in. You can just take it as a moment of silence to be thankful. Really not a big deal unless you make it a big deal.

  25. Raheem Morris Says:

    We are the best team in the NFC. Thats right I said it, we are the best team in the NFC.

  26. SkookumSmitty Says:

    It always makes me wonder if the losing team just didn’t pray hard enough for a win.

  27. nick Says:

    I didn’t realize how late that flag came on Blounts big run. He was way down the field when the flag came flying

  28. JDouble Says:

    So let’s hear some predictions on Blount for this week. How many carries will he have? How many yards? TDs?

    I’ll say 18 carries for 109 yards and one TD.

  29. OAR Says:

    I say 17 carries, 115yds, 1 td and 5 hail marys and 1 lords prayer!

  30. Chargedcbh Says:

    GREAT Video but the Network is a joke! All we see is Total Access, the countdown shows, which are nice but they re-run thesse shows 24/7. How about showing classic footage. I’ve never seen an entire game played by Jim Brown,Namath, Deacon Jones, Payton, the NFL has ALL this history that they NEVER show. The NFL has been around longer than Brett Farve.

  31. Joe Says:


    During the offseason the NFL Network shows “classic” games in their entirety.

    Last year they broadcast Super Bowl III (with Namath and Unitas). The network also broadcast “The Catch” game, Montana to Clark… broadcast by Vin Scully!

  32. Just Frank Says:

    Rah is pretty funny. Freeman is coming into his own. By looking at the video you can tell he’s a natural leader. Future is bright just like John Gruden used to say.

  33. MyNaMeWaStAkEnByNiCk Says:

    i just hope blount is the real deal and stays injury free. I’m also curious about where all the Freeman haters went?

  34. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Anyone that says prayer should not happen simply does not understand what prayer is. There is no reason anyone should be against it, because we have freedom of expression in this country. I’ll leave it at that.

    As to NFL Network, Joe, unfortunately not everyone has the choice to get it. I live in an appartment complex that does not allow dishes, they use Brighthouse and Verizon is not available for fiberoptic cable here.

    If unavailablitiy makes people “women” then I guess there are a LOT of manly women out there. 🙂

  35. safety Says:

    Ma always said that religion and politics don’t end up being polite conversation. Just saying.
    I love national hype!

  36. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Ma is right, safety, lol.

  37. Mr. Gruden Says:

    I agree. My former team is doing great right now!!

  38. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    I’ve always liked the NFL Network. They always do a great job IMO.

  39. bob Says:

    i dvr sound fx every week. love it! and speaking of national hype, freeman will be a guest on jim rome tomorrow afternoon. listen in folks

  40. SGBuc Says:

    Not every Buc fan lives in the good ole USA Joe hahhaa

  41. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Please, will one of the “haters” please tell me how you can watch this video and not like Raheem Morris? I would pay just about any charge to have them mic these 2 guys up every week. Great stuff!

  42. D-Rome Says:

    I agree with Safety and that is why I made my comments. It has nothing to do with me being against religion. I’ve heard many stories (particularly in the NBA) where religion is used as a weapon against the other players. Where things are said like, “We lost this game because you didn’t join our pre-game prayer circle.”

    Think that doesn’t happen at all in the NFL? A kicker goes wide left of the uprights and some clown goes up to him and says, “If you turned your life over the Jesus you would have made that.”

  43. jesse j Says:

    D-Rome, are you the same guy that forced us to call them “holiday lights” becuase “christmas lights” are too offensive. Damn P.C., damn it to hell… im not religious, i just cant stand how sensitive our society has became. WOW, that was way off subject. GO BUCS

  44. sensiblebuc Says:

    @ D-Rome

    In the NFL? No. In the NBA? Doubt it.

    The NFL is an American game played chiefly by North Americans. The most prevalent religion here is obviously Christianity, thus, there’s not a diverse group of religious & non-religious battling for supremacy. The NBA game is the more internationally diverse and PERHAPS there’s an element of that in the game…but these guys are professionals who have to see each other every day. Why would you even broach the subject?

    Lastly, let’s actually analyze, “If you turned your life over the Jesus you would have made that.” That’s probably one of the more ridiculous quotes I’ve ever seen seen not from a religious standpoint but from a teammate perspective. What teammate anywhere is going to crap on a teammate for making a game-losing mistake to his face? Slim to none. They are usually consoling one another. And to take it a step further, what teammate is going to use religion as a weapon against that teammate? You’re going to have to come up with a more plausible example than this one.

    Not sure if you played in any sports growing up but there’s a certain point where the team you’re on become a family. You practice, eat, hang out and do a million things together everyday and you get to know those people. Sometimes religion comes up, most times it doesn’t. People in team sports or team-whatever are the last people I would think would engage in this type of behavior. I think you’re grasping at straws here.

  45. booty traps Says:

    You aint seen nothing yet tampa!

    -John Gruden

  46. Buddy McKay Says:

    This week on Showtime’s Inside the NFL one can see most of the Raheem Morris and quarterback Josh Freeman mic-ed up video.