Raheem Morris Speaks

October 15th, 2010

rah 1014Raheem Morris took a break out of his busy day earlier this week readying the Bucs for their game this Sunday with the defending Super Bowl champions to appear on perhaps the only Yiddish sports radio show Joe has heard of, “The King David Show,” with former Bucs quarterback Shaun King and Toby David heard locally on WQYK-AM 1010.

Shaun King: I was one of the only ones who was waving the Bucs flag saying you could be successful this year.

Raheem Morris: Don’t worry Shaun, you are one of us.

King: What is the difference this year?

Morris: The guys in the building. They are dedicated. We wanted to play together, grow together. We are not there yet but the confidence is helping us. We are getting there. We feel good about it.

Toby David: There’s a lot of negativity from the media and the fans. How do you silence the critics?

Morris: We haven’t done that yet. We are young, humble and keep fighting. We are not worried about the critics. I pride myself in not listening to the critics. We do it our way which is the best for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

King: You speak of your youth movement. You have a young quarterback. Tell us about Josh.

Morris: He is young. You don’t want to get ahead of yourself. He’s done a great job of what he has been able to do. He is wise and he is clutch but you have to continue to grow and get better every week. Once you say you have it, that’s when you don’t. His leadership role is coming out more and more every week. He is demanding more from his receivers and his teammates and that is the process you have to go through to be great.

King: What Bucs fans would like to know is how you were able to get Mike Williams [so late in the draft]? Tell us about Mike Williams.

Morris: He has done a good job. Got to give credit to the scouting department, Dennis Dickey and Doug Williams was around at the time, and Mark Dominik. They did the research and they did the digging. I also give a lot of credit to [Williams] for letting us get that personal and let us dig like that. But he has put himself into position to be successful. I am very high on him. He works hard every week but we have to continue to push him.

King: I know you have a couple of rookie tackles and it’s hard for rookie tackles. Ndamukong Suh was drafted right before Gerald McCoy. Suh has 18 tackles. McCoy and Brian Price have combined for nine. How hard has it been for those two to get acclimated?

Morris: Winning is part of that. If you aren’t winning, you are more worried about stats. Price came on slower because of his hamstring injury but he is coming on and getting stronger. They will take us to the new millennium of this Tampa-2 defense. It’s exciting where we can go with them.

King: The run defense is 30th in the league. How do you get better?

Morris: Practice. We have to go every single day and work at it. Look who is running the ball on us. Look at our gap. What is hurting us is giving up huge running plays and not being explosive on offense. Those are some things we have to get better at.

King: You have two white guys starting at safety Sunday. We need a nickname for them. How about “Bruise Brothers” and you dress them up in hats and all black and sunglasses?

Morris: [Laughs] Cody had a splash play. He’s doing some good things. I’ll let you guys come up with the nicknames. I loved how Sabby has been able to bounce back but we want him to play better. I’m looking forward to the effort I am getting from my young football team.

41 Responses to “Raheem Morris Speaks”

  1. safety Says:

    I love our coach.

  2. mike56wesley Says:

    alot of us love him but we have guys that seem to be upset for some reason or another,i understand last year but wats the big deal now?goooooooooooooooooo buuuuuuuuuuucccccccsssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Derf Says:

    “you have two white guys starting at safety”

    Am I the only one offended by this?

    How would King like it if I said, ‘you’ve got 4 black guys on the D-line so why can’t you stop the run?’

  4. Derf Says:

    Critics of Morris? Really…THIS season?

    I haven’t read much criticism of Raheem THIS year because:

    1. The team is winning
    2. He has improved.

    But let’s face it there is still a LOT of room for improvement – especially against the run.

    So far…so good

  5. lightningbuc Says:


    Couldn’t agree with you more! That is appalling. Why didn’t King ask Morris about having a starting black quarterback and a backup black quarterback, especially since King was one himself. Good God – haven’t we moved on from that! Besides, if the “black” safety could stay off the weed then they wouldn’t need two “white” safeties back there.

  6. JDouble Says:

    What a bunch of crybabies. Seriously grow the F up. Two white starting safeties is about as common as hot chicks who dig Star Trek. If you are so offended my that remark, maybe it’s time to change your tampon. It’s not like he said lets call em the Cracker backs. Lighten up.

  7. Sebring Smitty Says:

    (about as common as hot chicks who dig Star Trek) spit my coffee up a little on the one . Thanks JDouble !

  8. OAR Says:

    JDouble, I agree. I wasn’t offended. I think King had a funny nickname and it only fits, cause they are white. That nickname kicks a–! Hopefully they will continue to improve and do so!

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    “cracker backs” made me spray my coffee across the screen! Lmao

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    3-1, had ta criticize a coach who can pull that off with this extremely young team. Especially when ALL the talent us the kids. If this keeps up, Raheem Morris is your Coach of the Year! And would deserve it. He is doing a great job forcing other teams to play our strengths, not attack or weak spots! That’s really impressive!

  11. passthebuc Says:

    Sabby has very slow reaction time and when he does hit, he hits too high. Anyone with momentum carries him another 3 yards.

    RE. Grimm, great reactions, closes fast and hits low.

  12. BamBamBuc Says:

    I think they’ve done a pretty good job shutting up their critics. Peter King has back pedaled from his original stance. Most of the negative posters have disappeared from here. Really, they’ve done a good job, I guess winning does that.

  13. Derf Says:

    JDouble – is that your handle because of the double talk you do? Telling ME to grow up! My point is that I look at football players FIRST not their skin color.

    Maybe King should have asked Morris, “So coach why couldn’t you keep the brother off the weed?”

    As for coach Morris – yeah winning shuts up your critics so keep winning.

    Oh BTW JD – by your Star Trek reference do you still live in mama’s basement watch re-runs of Star Trek all day? Do you dress like a Klingon at Halloween too

  14. JimBuc Says:

    Easy on the optimism guys. No pash rush, worst in league against the run, no running attack. I am excited about the Bucs and I am a fan of Morris, but there’s little doubt that the Bucs will have a rough patch this year. Just saying . .

  15. Aldo Says:

    hey guys, its just me or the haters are so damn depressed that maybe forgot to visit us on our site??? life is amazing without eric, rahdom and other jackass

  16. lightningbuc Says:


    Just for you!


  17. JDouble Says:

    Wow…good come back Derf. That was pitiful.

    The only people that are uncomfortable joking about race, are the racist. Everyone else realizes it was a harmless, good natured joke about the unlikelyhood of two white guys starting in the same secondary. Might be the first time ever since they allowed blacks to play football! lol

    Point is, King’s comment was about how uncommon it is to have two white guys starting in the secondary of an NFL team. He did not say anything negative about the fact they are white. You on the other hand wanna make comments about “brothers” and weed like there is some strong correlation bewteen the two. You are obviously the one with the problem.

  18. JDouble Says:

    Nice lightningbuc. I’ll one up you….


  19. Sebring Smitty Says:

    Capt.Tim Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 9:35 am
    “cracker backs” made me spray my coffee across the screen! Lmao Ditto !!

  20. PWNASAURUS Says:

    Where is Eric???? Eric are you there??? The Bucs are winning. Come out come out wherever your are. Pussy ass bitch.

  21. JDouble Says:

    He is here…just under a different name.

  22. Derf Says:

    JD – now if your original post was written in an intelligent manner like the last I wouldn’t have a problem. In fact I didn’t have a problem with King’s original statement because yes it IS in fact uncommon.

    MY problem is the double standard that is used in the media today. I found it a little ‘shocking’ that Shawn King would stoop to the two white guys level. My example of TJ and weed was just to show how people make generalizations. Personally I would MUCH rather have TJ on the team than Sabby – talent wise.

    Having said that TJ let the team down last year and most certainly this year and due to TJ’s selfish behavior he can’t be relied upon.

    As for ‘comebacks’ why must everyone have to be a smartass all the time? Look at PWN made about Eric? Yeah the Bucs ARE winning. Can’t people be happy about that without having to put other people down all the time?

  23. Derf Says:

    JimBucs ‘Easy on the optimism guys. No pash rush, worst in league against the run, no running attack. I am excited about the Bucs and I am a fan of Morris, but there’s little doubt that the Bucs will have a rough patch this year. Just saying . .’

    Who would’ve thought you’d be the voice of reason? Agree 100%

  24. Steve From Oregon Says:

    Yeah, that was probably a bit tasteless by Shaun, but really not something to get bent out of shape about.

  25. lightningbuc Says:

    Sorry JDub, but it is a total double standard. A few years back when Rush Limbaugh talked about Donovan McNabb as a “black” quarterback, he was fired in mere days.

  26. Buc You Says:

    I wonder if Shaun Kings comments will boost Buccaneer ticket sales?

  27. JDouble Says:

    lightningbuc Says:

    October 15th, 2010 at 11:44 am
    Sorry JDub, but it is a total double standard. A few years back when Rush Limbaugh talked about Donovan McNabb as a “black” quarterback, he was fired in mere days.

    #1. Limbaugh is a fat, loud mouth, drug addicted bigot that should have never been on ESPN.

    #2. He resigned, wasn’t fired.

    #3. His comment was that the media was biased because they wanted to see a black QB succeed…which is only slightly racist, just very stupid. Which goes back to my #1.

  28. OAR Says:

    Hey, I’m not prejudice. I hate everyone equally! LOL!
    Seriously guys, it was about King’s nickname for them, more than a black/white racist statement.

  29. Derf Says:

    Let me clarify myself…I do NOT think King’s Bruise Brothers was a racist statement. I BELIEVE he did it in a fun, off the cuff way.


    I was surprised that someone didn’t call him out on it because of the double standard.

    What I find more upsetting then the comment is this – How come Sabby is back there starting? What’s up with Sean Jones? How did Jones hurt his back anyway?

  30. Buc You Says:

    Shaun King: “Hey Rah, why do you have so many critics?”
    Rah: “I’m not concerned about critics man, winning will take care of itself.”
    SK: “Did you know that you have two white guys starting for you? Lets call then the Blues Brothers. Dress them up funny and make a mockery of the whole thing”
    Rah: “LMFAO!!!!!!” Then realizes after he walks away, ‘Got damn Shaun King. What kind of question was that??? I mean seriously, we can’t sell a stadium out even though we are winning… lots of fans are disinterested because I an the coach and you go off and start talking about the elephant in the room? Thanks for nothing Shaun. Thanks for nothing!’

  31. lightningbuc Says:

    Yeah, I guess Limbaugh should have said “I see the Eagles have a starting black quarterback. I wonder if they have a nickname for him.” Guess then everything would have been OK. And how ironic regarding JDub’s #3 above – for now we have an unsuccessful black QB talking about white safeties.

  32. Derf Says:

    Reading the interview a second time what struck me what this, “I loved how Sabby has been able to bounce back but we want him to play better. I’m looking forward to the effort I am getting from my young football team.”

    I have to admit that coach Morris has come a long way HIMSELF from last year’s rambling conferences and double-speak…

  33. OAR Says:

    Derf, I’m sorry. I thought you originally said you were OFFENDED? Not quite the same as SURPRISED!? Unless you changed your mind?
    BTW do you know your moniker is slag for dry humping?

  34. Buc You Says:

    There a lot of fans who aren’t sold on Raheem Morris at the moment. Comments like this from King and jdouble standard doesn’t smooth over the questionable direction this team is headed in. Expect more Raheem led blackouts.

  35. Derf Says:

    OAR – Offended at the double standard, NOT the comment. I think way too many people are thin skinned about PC today. If a person wants to be a bigot I say, go ahead it’s your right.

    I didn’t know about the dry humping either. I choose it in honor of the dyslexic’s of the world… 😉

  36. Derf Says:

    Buc U,

    I don’t believe the failur to sell out is all coach Morris’s fault. That is only a small piece of the puzzle.

  37. JDouble Says:

    If you are not going to Buc games because Rah is our coach, then it is you with the problem.

    Persoanlly I think it goes much deeper than that. We are rebuilding and coming off a 3-13 season. Most Tampa fans are not hard core fans that will support the team thru this, and will only return when we are considered a super bowl prospect again. The economy also plays a big role. I don’t think it would matter if Gruden or Cowher were are coach right now.

  38. New Era Bucs Says:

    If all things stay par for the course, it won’t be long to we hear people saying Raheem Morris for coach of the year. Some of you are wondering what happened to some of lame ass regular hater’s on this site, I think won is already back just posting under a different name. Not really surprising though. As for Sabby, thank goodness Jones will be back this weekend

  39. BigMacAttack Says:

    Hey I know, how bout Raheem for coach of the year.

  40. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m white and there is absolutely nothing offensive about that comment whatsoever. I would expect the same comment if we had all white running backs. It’s not very common, and all he did was point it out. There was nothing negative about it. It’s no different than when the Colts played the Bears in the Super Bowl and the media pointed out it was the first time a Super Bowl was coached by an African American. It’s just a statement, and people need to stop getting their panties in a wad everytime they hear something that seems like a double standard. Like JDouble said, lighten up!

  41. Tampa2 Says:

    As I said a Month ago, if a Black guy says something that could be interpreted as a racist statement about a white player/coach that is okay with everyone on here. Had a white interviewer made a joke about 2 Black players you guys would be calling for him to be fired. Even when a fan doesn’t like the coach regardless of his color, if the coach happens to be black then the fan is a racist! Racism doesn’t just run one way! Or does it?