Raheem Morris: “Those Accolades Mean Nothing.”

December 28th, 2010
"Let Chucky have my award. He's the one who needs a coaching gig."

"Let Chucky have my award. He's the one who needs a coaching gig."

From Adam Schein to video star Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune to the drunk sitting in the corner at the neighborhood bar, the masses are suggesting if not demanding that Raheem Morris be anointed as the NFL coach of the year.

Hold up, says Raheem himself. Per good guy Stephen Holder’s typed missive, Raheem brushes off individual awards as meaningless, documented in the St. Petersburg Times.

“I hate to brush that aside, but those are all accolades you don’t care about until you retire, and hopefully I’m far away from that,” Morris said. “I’ve been in the league a long time. . . but those accolades mean nothing. I’m more interested in what our team can do if we can qualify and get into this playoff to try and see what we can do from there.”

That’s the attitude Joe loves to hear. Personally, and Joe is in the minority on this, who makes the Pro Bowl means squat to Joe. Would Bucs fans rather see Josh Freeman takes snaps in a Pro Bowl or a playoff game?

Joe would choose the latter.

Still, Joe too has been jocking Raheem Morris as coach of the year some weeks. But Joe understands if not admires Raheem’s distaste for the award.

6 Responses to “Raheem Morris: “Those Accolades Mean Nothing.””

  1. eric Says:

    Great attitude.

    I remember when John Mckay Didn’t get it in 79. Always thought he deserved it.

  2. George C. Costanza Says:

    Suddenly, Sirius NFL Radio loves Coach Morris and GM Dominik. Nice to see them getting recognized for an outstanding year.

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    Whether he wins COY or not makes no difference to me. He has made a believer out of me. I’m the first to admit that I thought he was in over his head and felt this year was going to be no better than last. But he has proven me wrong. I realize the Bucs still haven’t beaten a winning team, but to do what they have done with the limited talent they have is a testament to the coaching and GM, both of which I felt were glaring weaknesses before the season.


    The Lombardi Trophy = COY, Def POY, MVP and EOY all rolled into one…

  5. JD Says:

    Ronde’s great quote from the 2002 Eagles win: “Pro Bowl my ass, I’m going to San Diego.” We are always best when underappreciated.

  6. BamBamBuc Says:

    I’d rather see all our “Pro Bowl” players say “PASS” on the Pro Bowl because they’re playing in Dallas this year… but that’s not gonna happen, so it’d be nice to see some of them get the credit they deserve. I rarely watch the Pro Bowl, but it’s nice when our players get credit for having good years. I honestly think we’ll have a group of Pro Bowlers in years to come.