On Pace For 12 Wins And 12 Rookie Punters

October 14th, 2010

The first punter didn’t work out, 2010 sixth round pick Brent Bowden.

Then Australian rookie Chris Bryan got cut after Sunday’s win in Cincinnati.

Now the 3-1 Bucs turn to Robert Malone, another rookie, who didn’t stick with Jacksonville after the preseason.

Joe’s not surprised that the Australian guy got cut. He was struggling. Plus, master communicator Raheem Morris couldn’t seem to bond with the guy after they chatted following Bryan’s poor outing against the Steelers.

 “He gave me that accent. I didn’t really know what was going on. I kinda told him I’d talk to him Monday,” Morris half-joked during a bye week news conference.

Mark Dominik snagged Connor Barth on his third try to land a kicker. And Barth has been extraordinary, so Joe has faith this Malone guy will pan out.

16 Responses to “On Pace For 12 Wins And 12 Rookie Punters”

  1. No koolaid Says:

    Maybe Morris might get a clue how we feel when he speaks now. I still can’t stand to listento him for more than a minute at a time.

  2. Sensiblebuc Says:

    Joe that was an absolutely hilarious part of Rah’s presser! The way you framed it here leaves alot to be desired. The way it was written makes it seem like Rah didn’t get everything out of him that he could when I highly doubt that’s really the case

  3. Sensiblebuc Says:


    When’s the last time you heard him? He’s cleaned his entire presentation up since last year. He’s just as entertaining as Gru and more informative.

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Sensiblebuc – You’re not being sensible. It’s a punter. Does Joe really have spell out everything? With the headline, you should be able to tell Joe is making light of all this.

    Morris doesn’t mold punters and get the most out of them. It’s the punter! The head coach is slammed with the dual role of head coach and defensive coordinator.

    The punter is on the GM. The first two stunk, and they got a new one. It is what it is. Hardly the end of the world.

  5. OAR Says:

    That’s not a punt!…..Now this is a punt!

  6. Sensiblebuc Says:


    A punter indeed! Lol. Didnt catch the sarcasm. Im so used to Rah & Dom getting lambasted for every innocuous move I’ve turned from sensible to sensitive…move along nothing to see here!

  7. JDouble Says:

    We are also on pace for 16 sacks this year. Wowza.

  8. Hugh G. Rection Says:

    Forget the punter—what’s he fighting in the picture? Did Greg Oden contract some rare disease??


  9. Derf Says:

    Chris Bryan was booted to the curb. His performance on the field is what contributed to his being eighty-sixed from the Bucs. It’s time for Raheem to jolt Dominik into action and get a ‘real’ Punter into the fold.

    This isn’t coach Morris’s fault – all Dominik’s….

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    If they go through 12 punters, and we keep winning, I don’t care… so long as they find a good one for the long term. I mean really, how much does it affect a team having to adjust to a new punter each week? I can’t see this being a huge problem for the team and winning. Change as much as needed to find the right guy, then sign him for a few years. It’s not like we’re playing musical QBs here or anything, it’s a punter.

  11. OAR Says:

    Hugh, Are you second cousins to Jack N. Offalldatime?

  12. JDouble Says:

    I don’t see it as anyones fault. Punters and kickers are tricky to read. Most teams hold on to them for a long time when they find a good one, and then go through quite a few in between the last good one and the next good one. Just have to keep trying new guys untill we find a winner. Looks like we are good with barth as kicker…we’ll find a punter eventually.

  13. Hugh G. Rection Says:

    C’mon OAR that was weak—-I mean Norm S. Johnson or something —-Heywood Jablomi—-much better.

  14. OAR Says:

    No! Better yet, did you get that name from watching Snooki on South Park?

  15. Hugh G. Rection Says:

    No mOARon I’ve been on this place for years.

  16. OAR Says:

    Hugh, Come on “mOARon”, now that’s WEAK! Did you think of that before or after recess?
    BTW You must give viagra a whole new meaning!