Love For Raheem Growing

October 26th, 2010

First it was Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune who decided to make a bold statement and suggest Raheem Morris is the coach of the year based on the results of the first seven weeks of the season.

It seems his colleague at The News Center, eye-RAH! Kaufman is of a similar mind. Take a break from gloating over his San Francisco Giants advancing to the Fall Classic, Kaufman Twittered on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed that perhaps no NFL coach is doing a better job this year.

No coach is getting more out of his talent base than Raheem Morris. Bucs could fly home from Arizona tied for the NFC’s best record.

As Richardson noted yesterday, with the possible exception of Kellen Winslow, there really is no one on the Bucs roster you could point to and say without blinking, that said player is a Pro Bowl lock.

Yet with a win Sunday at Arizona, the Bucs will be in a full-fledged playoff run.

8 Responses to “Love For Raheem Growing”

  1. Jonny Says:

    Winslow does not have the stats to be a probowler. Yeah, the guy has been money on crucial downs, but I don’t think the votes from just the tiny fan base of Bucs is good enough to get him to probowl with so-so stats.

  2. d-money Says:

    Its definately not a lock but if #5 keeps it up he could find himself in the Pro Bowl.

    Drew Brees and Eli Manning are probably locks. That leaves the final spot to everyone else.

    Matt Ryan would probably be the guy right now but its not out of the question that Freeman could sneak in. He’s getting all kinds of national love and no one else is really lighting it up.

  3. sensiblebuc Says:

    When you look at the talent that Wade Phillips, Brad Childress and Nor Turner are squandering…Rah doesn’t look so bad.

  4. Joe Says:

    Great Twitter Joe read about Wade Phillips last night after Romo went down:

    “Wade Phillips looks like the guy at the carnival hoop shoot who just paid $5 and found out the rim is three-inches smaller than the basketball.”

  5. Jameson Says:

    Perhaps no first-selection Pro Bowlers, but a few of these guys will make it when everybody backs out like last year… David freaking Garrard made the Pro Bowl last year, guys. In the AFC.

    That aside, Mike Williams is easily on pace for Rookie of the Year/Offensive ROY, so there’s always that. But you’re right. Smoke and mirrors = 4-2.

  6. JimBuc Says:

    All the love for Morris means nothing until Eric finally comes around!!

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    Extraordinary coaching has lead a team devoid of veteran talent to a 4-2 record. Raheem has done an amazing job of forcing other teams to play to our strenghts, especially defensively. Setting up a 6 or 7 man secondary, and still having teams tricked into throwing against it, is pure genius. I wonder what he will do with this team once it has experienced talent, and can play without coaching “crutches” ! He could be real dangerous with a truly talented team. He may wind up in the playoffs this year with a team fulla rookies!

  8. tampa2ali Says:

    ronde barber is having a pro bowl year…..