Headsetgate On Raheem’s Mind

November 8th, 2010

Hey, whaddya know. At arguably the most critical point in the Bucs-Falcons game, the Bucs’ coaches headsests stopped working.

As a result, fans at home and at the Georgia Dome saw some frantic, disjointed stuff going on between Josh Freeman and Greg Olson with the Bucs on the cusp of scoring.

Sure it was a coincidence. Yeah, right. And Joe just happened to accidently toss a 12-pack of Becks in his shopping cart on Saturday.

Raheem Morris was drilled today at his news conference about why he didn’t challenge the spot on LeGarrette Blount’s third down run that brought the ball to about the Falcons’ 2 yard line. And Raheem explained there was a lot of trouble going down that forced the Bucs to burn their final timeout.

“We were in Atlanta. Somehow our headsets went out on that play,” Raheem said. “Never had the luxury of talking to our quarterback on that play.”

Of course, the Bucs need to be prepared for these kinds of mechanical shenanigans troubles. But it’s still suspicious and crappy nonetheless.

Perhaps Rich McKay just stepped on that funny orange button in his luxury box en route to the can.

10 Responses to “Headsetgate On Raheem’s Mind”

  1. gitarlvr Says:

    Yeah between that headset crap and the Zebras not measuring any of their spots it was a weird day. I only hope the Falcons don’t experience some similar bugaboos when they come to Tampa.

  2. Gary Says:

    I’m curious if we earned some respect from the Falcons players and coaches with all the bad breaks we had yesterday. I know Roddy isn’t talking after that game. I believe he was pounded on one play that caused an incompletion.

  3. Michael Says:

    The Bucs and their coaching staff must be really turning the corner now that we’re blaming refs and dome shenanigans instead of the coaches themselves! That’s a huge step forward.

  4. Gary Says:

    Michael, you are clueless! Thats probably the stupidest post of the day. All we heard from the players and coaches was taking blame on themselves. Its us – THE FANS – blaming the refs, and this headset thing is important because it shows why we were frantic on that last play. If someone asks Rah why they were so disorganized, of course he will mention this. He was not complaining.

  5. Colby Says:

    I’m not sure if this was considered, but on the television they suggested that all headsets turn off with 15 seconds left on the play clock. It simply could have been mismanaged time.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Yeah we lost, whatever, There was a lot of fishy $h!t going on yesterday. The refs clearly weren’t seeing things the same way as the fans. Spots, measurements, headsets, calls. Raonde was held so bad on one blitz he was tackled right in front of the official and no call. The NBA refs are the most corrupt in all sports, Hockey has a few crews that are the same way. Now this year especially the NFL is right on par with NBA and it sucks as a fan. Well hopefully the Falcons get the same hospitality in our house without Vaseline.



  8. Will the Beast Says:

    They got Bellichecked yesterday the good ole if you can’t win cheat without cheating the only ring Brady has is around the collar

  9. Patrick Says:

    Yesterday, the NFL refs were awful all over the country. It seems like there were bad calls made in every game.

  10. Just Frank Says:

    I called the headset thing from my couch. They wanted them to burn a timeout. It’s funny how things work out that way. With no time-outs. No challenges. You couldn’t challenge it if he even wanted to.