Raheem Fires Back At Marvin Lewis

October 7th, 2010

Yesterday Joe brought news that angry Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, perhaps still bitter at the Bucs for not hiring him in 2002, spouted off about some perceived shady player transaction by the braintrust at One Buc Palace.

In short, Lewis was steamed that the Bucs would overpay for a practice squad player, a premise Joe thought to be, well, refreshing.

Word of Lewis’ words reached Bucs head coach Raheem Morris who didn’t hold back in his thoughts, documented by Tom Balog of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris shot back, with a reference to the Bengals’ deal with Bryant, noting the delicious irony of the overspending Bengals accusing another team of overpaying a player.

”That’s a first,” Morris said in his post-practice press conference. “I’m really not concerned about Marvin Lewis’ comments about how we run our organization. It’s a credit to our management and our ownership, in what we want to do and how we want to go get them. I heard that comment. That’s Marvin’s opinion. Good for Marvin.”

With the dregs of society that the Bengals have drafted and signed over the years, all under the watchful and approving gaze of Lewis himself, and those two attention-starved children he has at wide receiver, Lewis should be more concerned with his own lot than what the Bucs do.

Or maybe Lewis should learn how to defend himself better the next time one of his players punch him?

11 Responses to “Raheem Fires Back At Marvin Lewis”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Do you know how funny that sounds, ‘the Bucs overplaying for a practice player?’

    Hey Marvin how did that deal go with Bryant? lololololololololo

  2. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Lewis is just pissed that we took a very, very good developmental player off his PS and put it on ours.


    Excellent Response Coach Morris.

  3. booty traps Says:

    Why is this even news? Why am i even wasting time typing that question?

    move along…nothing to see….

  4. lakeland bob Says:

    That defend himself better article is hilarious.Makes Marvin sound like a battered wife.Also like the picture of Raheem.

  5. Derf Says:

    Joe that picture of Raheem should have gone alongside the ‘we thrive on the middle finger’ post. I can almost read Morris’s thouhgts, ‘Take your 2-14 and shove this up your blog Peter King!’

  6. AriToldMeTo Says:

    Wow is all I got to say about that.

    “He swung on Marvin. . . . [Johnson] shattered the training room glass. . . . He swung on Marvin [and] hit Marvin in the eye. . . . Then he tried to swing on wide receivers coach Hue Jackson, who’s now in Baltimore.”

    Chad Johnson is a mental case, if it weren’t for football he’d be on the slippery slope of a life-time prision sentence. You know, the slope of endless probation until he ends up in prision for good. Because it is obvious, he is a POOR decision maker.


  7. eric Says:

    Gotta go with Rah on this one. Isn’t Lewis smart enough not to articulate a position that the players association could easy prove is colusion? Not give a guy a raise?


    I hope his Sunday game plan is just as stupid.

  8. Steve from Oregon Says:

    Eric….I agree with you brother….Thats the way to start a Thursday morning!

    Marvin really made himself look bad…and Raheem really made himself look cool and collected.

  9. AriToldMeTo Says:

    @ Eric good one.

    Lewis just spilled the beans on the supposed 32 team “system” of unwritten rules.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    ” I can’t believe The Bucs grabbed the one reciever on this team who is not a mental case!” lol . I call that a Buc win!! Helpfully we get another one Sunday!!

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’ll take all the punches to the face you got, but those head butts are brutal.

    I think the Bengals have a lot of buried or festering issues that haven’t made it to the surface yet. The rate of the leader determines the rate of the pack, and I think the real head case in Cinci is Lewis. I foresee him getting the boot very soon and his team is an explosion looking for a place to happen.