Raheem Plans To Keep It Simpler

October 21st, 2010

At various times since the Saints beating Sunday, Raheem Morris has blamed himself for some of the problems on defense.

Today, he offered a little more clarity at his news conference. The coach essentially said he made things too complicated for his young defense.

“If I don’t evaluate myself, then I’m not doing our team or our talent a service. I maybe gave them too much last week. And we went out there and didn’t play as well as we could. You know, we were a little bit paralyzed by analyzation, sort of speak, instead of going out there and playing our fast brand of football,” Morris said. “So we’ll get back to doing that. We’ll cut back a little bit. Now I don’t want to go back to the point where you’re just vanilla, and you’re doing nothing, but at the same time I don’t want to hurt the guy’s play and how fast they were able to play.”

Yesterday, as Joe documented, Derrick Brooks said the Bucs should make sure not to “overscheme.”

Surely, Raheem overwhelming his young defense was bound to happen, as he tries to feel out what they can handle. But now that it’s happened, the defensive coordinator/head should know exactly what to do next to get the team back to the execution level they showed against Cleveland and Carolina.

The Rams, especially on the road, aren’t much better than those teams.

16 Responses to “Raheem Plans To Keep It Simpler”

  1. OAR Says:

    I hope Professor Raheem is true to his words and puts down the beakers, the petri dishes, and the test tubes. Let them play some football man!

  2. Theodore Says:

    Nothing but coach speak. Dungy use to do this all the time. I remember one week after a dismal offensive effort and interceptions by King, Dungy barked all week about “getting back to basics” and running the ball more. On Sunday vs Vikings, the Bucs and King came out passing and ran up the score on the Vikings real quick.

  3. Jacob Says:

    This is the right thing to do. Our D is too young to play so many different styles and schemes with different responsibilities at a high level. Keep it simpler and let the team play to its strength….which is speed and gang tackling.

    Later on, Rah can get cute with the D once his guys know what they’re doing on the field and have more experience playing together.

  4. OAR Says:

    Theodore, Wasn’t that Dungy’s staple statement/comment every week? LOL!

    Jacob, Exactly!

  5. abadabagoogafoo Says:

    So Morris is Dungy?

  6. eric Says:

    I dunno I thought Steve White said we needed more zone blitzes and mix it up more.

  7. bucfanjeff Says:

    Please blitz a little more than you do.

  8. derf Says:

    It’s called FUNDAMENTALS.

    KISS Principle

  9. nick Says:

    Didn’t Derrick Brooks always use to say, “We do what we do”

  10. eric Says:

    I think we should keep it simple:

    “Rah, your fired”.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    There are ” X’s & O’s”.

    How much simpler can it be? Really.

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water.

  13. Tampa2 Says:

    Raheem says;
    “You know, we were a little bit paralyzed by analyzation” If Raheem would get his head out of his A$$ he would have all these Anal problems!

  14. Buc You Says:

    Why does Shaun King and running up the score sound like oxymoron? Oh because it is!

    So NOW the delusionals claim a Shaun King led Dungy offense had the capability to run up the score?

    Wow, this keeps getting better and better.

  15. drdneast Says:

    Simplify. Simplify. The Bucs looked like they were running the same defense over and over on Sunday. They never blitzed, put 8 in the box and thier defensive line continually rushed on the same line play after play. I didn’t see one stunt all day or am I wrong.

  16. Architek79 Says:

    Don’t have the personnel! How about that for simplified…