Coach Of The Week: Raheem Morris

November 22nd, 2010

raheem morris 1029aApparently satisfied with his bowl of oatmeal and hot cup of coffee, Peter King of banged out his weekly must-read Monday Morning Quarterback.

In this week’s awards, he pats Bucs coach Raheem Morris on the back, suggesting the Bucs energetic leader was this week’s Coach of the Week.

Coach of the Week
Raheem Morris, head coach, Tampa Bay.

The Bucs had a tough decision to make Friday — where to draw the line for sudden party-guy Mike Williams, an absolutely vital cog to their offense, when he was stopped for driving-while-impaired in Tampa early Friday morning. Because Williams didn’t test over the legal limit for being drunk, Morris and GM Mark Dominik took deep breaths and let Williams play, hoping it wouldn’t set a bad precedent. We’ll see if it does. But again, everything Morris touches turns to gold. The Bucs shut out San Francisco 21-0, and they’re a stunning 7-3.

Absolutely Raheem should be coach of the week. Joe is simply stunned how that soft Bucs rush defense and defensive front not only shut down Frank Gore but also racked up a half-dozen sacks on a mobile quarterback — that’s two short of the team’s season total prior to yesterday!

Joe simply cannot remember the last time a Bucs coach came up with a gameplan to completely shock the sober football world like yesterday. Maybe Chucky when he helped craft a lock up of Rich Gannon in the Super Bowl was the last time a Bucs coach game up with just a brilliant gameplan?

Joe’s not throwing out hyperbole either. It was that impressive.

Joe also doesn’t know how Mike Singletary survived the night. Forget Brad Childress losing to the Packers. Singletary having a team get shut out and give up six sacks and having one of the NFL’s best backs held to 23 yards by the likes of Adam Hayward, Alex Magee and Cody Grimm at home is unconscionable.

21 Responses to “Coach Of The Week: Raheem Morris”

  1. Buc You Says:

    We should hire Singletary for defensive coordinator if he gets fired. That would be something to get excited about.

  2. Dave Says:

    That was damn impressive. Ashame I have Frank Gore on my fantasy team and was counting him to have a huge day!!

    That’s okay though, I would much rather see the Buccaneers put up a performance like that.

    I honestly believe they can play a good game and give themselves a chance against the Ravens. They nee to take Rice out of the game on defense and offense they need to pass and pass and pass and throw in the occasional run, draw, and screen.

  3. gatorsfan Says:

    we would never get singletary. He runs a 3-4 not a 4-3 like us and if we do get a new defensive coordinator it would have to be one with a similar philosophy to what the bucs already run

  4. Hire Greg Olson! Says:

    Buc You,


    You say that the Niners are nobodies because they’re now 3-7. But we should hire Singletary?

    So Raheem sucks despite his team being 7-3 and we should hire a guy who’s the HC of a 3-7 team to replace Rah as DC?

    Both Singletary and Morris jumped from being position coaches into Head Coaching Jobs. The only difference is that Singletary is a HOF MLB. Which, historically, puts him at a disadvantage because fewer great players make great coaches. It’s the guys who had to know every inch of the game in order to stay on the field that makes great coaches. Guys like Singletary have natural talent that helped him become one of the best in the league. A guy like Shelton Quarles would, typically, make a better coach than a guy like D. Brooks. Brooks was a natural; Quarles had to fight his way into the league via the CFL.

    SIngletary is a joke of a Head Coach.

  5. Buc You Says:

    They beat one of the best front sevens by running Blount and burning up the clock. They need to do the same against Baltimore. Screw passing.

    Speaking of the coach with the midas touch, I wonder if he walks up and down the hall at one buc singing “Magic, magic,magic… I got the magic in meeeeeeeeeeee!”

  6. lakeland bob Says:

    Looking more like coach of the year every week.Has to be a nghtmare for all the Rah haters.

  7. sunrisejeff Says:

    sudden-party guy Mike Williams? Way to overblow things Mr. King.

  8. Dave Says:

    Amazing stats

    Rookie RBs:
    Car Yrds Ave TD YPG
    LeGarrette Blount TB 101 441 4.4 4 63
    Chris Ivory NO 101 481 4.8 1 60
    Ryan Mathews SD 87 382 4.4 2 48
    Jahvid Best DET 127 382 3.0 4 38
    C.J. Spiller BUF 41 164 4.0 0 18
    Toby Gerhart MIN 24 86 3.6 0 9.6

    Rookie WR/TE
    Rec Yards Ave TD
    Mike Williams TB 43 681 15.8 6
    Dez Bryant DAL 44 547 12.4 6
    Jordan Shipley CIN 35 480 13.7 1
    Jermaine Gresham CIN 42 330 7.9 3
    Aaron Hernandez NE 35 444 12.7 3

    * Arrelious Benn TB 13 186 14.3 2

    Pretty amazing to have a leading WR and a leading RB as rookies.

  9. lakeland bob Says:

    And Blount was a freebie.Dom is a Rock Star.

  10. Hunter Says:

    I think a lot of people forget that Cody Grimm has arguably been playing like a veteran. He is a hard hitter, and when T-Jack gets back, we’ll switch one of them to SS.

  11. Gary Says:

    I was so nervous about our D-line this game, and that domination yesterday was absolutely shocking. I was watching the game with some friends who were niners fans and their jaws were on the floor. Just like their team, they didnt know what to do when Gore wasn’t running.

    By the end of the game, they wanted to fire the entire coaching staff and half the team. Awesome!

  12. booty traps Says:

    If you told me we were going to stop Gore and shut down the 9r’s i would have laughed in your face.

    But this crows feet is mighty tasty…

    That was a great game plan on BOTH sides of the ball. Our coaches are doing such an insanely great job!

    I know we wont beat Baltimore, but im looking forward to a good game. We need to basically have the same game plan we had against the 9r’s.

    GO BUCS!!

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Raheem’s defense is rely starting to reveal it’s character. In so many games, the defense has absolutely focused on shutting down the quarterback, and letting the running game have a few liberties. And we won! Yesterday we were absolutely committed to taking away their running game, and that worked! Apparently our defense will be predicated on totally controlling one aspect of the offense. Winning with the proverbial”hand tied behind your back” . Pretty amazing to watch!

  14. New Era Buc Says:

    What’s with some of you already laying down to Ravens? Gimme a break. The best team in the NFC has a great chance to beat the dumpster turkeys this Sunday. Ya I Said It!

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Buc You, you are a damn fool! You truly showed with that comment that you have as much football IQ as my 6 year old daughter. Mike Singletary as our DC? Are u joking? There couldn’t be a worse fit for our personnel. You have lost any credibility (not that you ever really had any) from me and anyone else who knows anything at all about football. You need to go into timeout and stop posting for a while until you think about what you have just said and how stupid it was.

  16. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Coach Morris is certainly on the short list.

    I’ll go one further, that our entire team is beginning to show their character and aptitude.

    They continue to get better… every week. We CAN go to Baltimore and get a “W”…

    What looked like a certain loss at the beginning of the season appears to be a pretty evenly matched game now, all things considered…

    Yesterday, we really did not have a weakness. If anything, Barth had a low light…

    We’ll go into MD probably at 8 point dogs. I think the team likes it that way.

    Man… most exciting Buccaneer Football I’ve watched in a very, very long time.

    We’re getting hot at the RIGHT time. Finally.

  17. Rican Says:

    “I know we wont win against the Ravens”
    Just shameful……
    Why can’t we beat them? We came just a 4rth and inches from probably beating the Falcons and Blount/Caddy combo is much more vicious that Goodson who tore the Ravens up on the ground yesterday. Let’s not forget it was 20-13 LATE into the 3rd quarter yesterday in the Ravens-Panties game before a pair of turnovers by the QB. We can pull this off! Let’s believe in them some?

  18. McBuc Says:

    Rican…It seems the same people say we cannot win every week, but the Bucs keep proving them wrong.

  19. Capt.Tim Says:

    Hmm, funny, I swear Buc you is trying to be Buc Friendly today. That would certainly be a wise decission on his part. And I’m sure we welcome the” finally convinced!”

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Yeah, he is starting to back pedal a little. I hope he doesn’t, because it’s pretty funny to see how wrong he’s been every week. I’m very superstitious, so it may also be bad luck, lmao.

  21. Capt.Tim Says: