No Postseason Killed Raheem Morris’ Chances

January 13th, 2011

Joe has gone on record for weeks, no, months, that Raheem Morris should be the NFL coach of the year.

Other astute NFL minds have joined Joe such as Adam Schein of Sirius NFL Radio and Michael Irvin of NFL Network.

Sadly, not all agree with Joe. Veteran NFL reporter eye-RAH Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune believes the Bucs missing out on the postseason will do in Raheem’s chances at the award, so Kaufman Twittered on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed.

Terrific job turned in by Raheem Morris this season, but he’s not going to win Coach of the Year honors. Not making the playoffs hurt.

Joe can understand this. It’s sort of like people watching only SEC football and dismissing any team as remotely good because said team may play on the left coast.

At risk of turning into Raheem’s public relations assistant, no coach did more with less than Raheem. He increased his win total by seven games — seven! — from the previous season largely with castoffs and rookies.

No team started as many rookies and won 10 games than the Bucs this season since the AFL-NFL merger 40 years ago. That’s four decades folks.

The man others are jocking for coach of the year, Bill Belicheat, is an unethical scoundrel who just so happens to have one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history playing in a milquetoast division.

Prior to the season if someone would suggest Belicheat would win 14 games, the response would have been little more than a shrug of the shoulders.

If, prior to the season, someone suggested Raheem would win 10 games, Joe would have had the man either drug tested or committed.

Now who exactly did the better job? Please, this is a no-brainer.

19 Responses to “No Postseason Killed Raheem Morris’ Chances”

  1. oar Says:

    Playoffs killed the headcoach!(?)
    Is that like, video killed the radio star?

  2. big007hed Says:

    Ira sucks……. I think COTY should come down to 3 candidates: Haley from KC, Spags from STL, and Morris with TB…….. Those three guys brought teams that were definitely not good last year to very good in a years time…. GO BUCS

  3. Matt Says:

    I wish he wasn’t right, but he is…

  4. Buc You Says:


    Only problem is, these made up 90% of Raheem’s wins

    W Cleveland 17-14 Record 5 11
    W Carolina 20-7 Record 2 14
    W Cincinnati 24-21 Record 4 12
    W St. Louis 18-17 Record 7 9
    W Arizona 38-35 Record 5 11
    W Carolina 31-16 Record 2 14
    W San Francisco 21-0 Record 5 11
    W Washington 17-16 Record 6 10
    W Seattle 38-15 Record 7 9

    and throw in an end of year Aints win.

  5. Buc You Says:

    The Bucs have had the easiest schedule on record for the team I would like to bet.

    Great year for Raheem though, despite the easy schedule.

  6. lightningbuc Says:

    Actually, if IRA’s past history of picks proves true, Morris will indeed win COY. Whatever Ira prognosticates, lay your money the other way and you will profit. I noticed he was 1-3 in his picks last weekend. I realized he’s been around a while and gets to vote for the HOF (I guess just cause he’s old), but this guy’s credibility is about on par with Pat Yasinskas.

  7. d-money Says:

    Buc You,

    Once again you are wrong. Don’t you ever get tired of that?

    The Bucs had the 18th toughest schedule based on opponents records for the 2010 season.

    Pittsburg, Atlanta, Seattle and Chicago, all playoff teams, had weaker strength of shcedule.

  8. gotbbucs Says:

    so per buc you, teams with bottom half schedules should be penalized for winning the games that the nfl hands them. sorry pitt, atlanta, chicago, and seattle, you guys will have to bow out of the playoffs now. yet more solid logic from buc you almighty.

  9. Mike Williams for ROY Says:

    We actually had almost a harder schedule then half of the NFC playoff teams.

  10. big007hed Says:

    Buc You the Browns beat the Saints and the Patriots, the Cardinals beat the Saints, the Bucs had a higher strength of schedule than the Giants so you still have to beat the teams on your schedule which disproves your ridiculous statement…. After saying all that I know your a pathetic internet troll looking for replies but I am tired of seeing people say the Bucs had the easiest schedule… GO BUCS and I hope Coach morris wins COTY

  11. Dave Says:


    That does not matter. The Saints and Falcons played the same teams.
    It still does not take away from the fact that the youngest team won 10 games. They were the only team in history to start 10 rookies and have a winning record. The only team to have the leading roojie rusher and WR. The list goes on. What he did with them, along with losing 8 starters to IR, is incredible. No one thought they could go 10-6 and now that they did some want to diminish the accomplishment by pointing to opponents.
    Hey, the NYG’s opponents had a worse winning %. the NJYs have 1, maybe 2 wins against teams with winning records. It does not matter, you play the schedule given and they are all NFL teams.

    I do think Raheem should get coach of the year, but also believe he will not because they aren’t in the playoffs. I think Lovie Smith might get it or Smith from ATL.

  12. Brad Says:

    How do we get Ira replaced as the Bucs representative? This guy should making arguments for the Bucs not against. Can anyone say that if Raheem wins COT that they would be shocked. 100% no. To think we have to depend on this idiot in presenting our players for making the HOF. If the Bucs organization have any say so they need to find a way to replace Ira. We don’t need him cause he obviously doesn’t support his home team.

    All users need to read Buc you’s comments turn and chuckle and think what an idiot he continues to be and just ignore him. We can only hope if no one responds to him he will run out of gas and just Peter out!!

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    I honestly believe Raheem doesn’t really care about this stupid award, although it would be great to see him win it. He is most definitely MY Coach of the Year and many other die hard Buc Fans. That’s what really matters and Raheem likely is keeping his eye on the big prize, the Lombardi Trophy. That’s the one that matters, the one everybody covets, the one that gets you the big payday.

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    If Buc You had a brain, he’d be Fuc You.

  15. Jerry Says:

    Dungy won the award in 1997 because he got to the playoffs, and WON a playoff game.

    If that is the bar that is set…..Raheem did not match that.

  16. Joke Says:

    @Mike Will for ROY:
    Your link isn’t this year’s strength of schedule. That’s projected strength of schedule based on 2011 opponents and 2010 results.

    Here’s actual 2010 strenght of schedule based on 2010 opponents and 2010 results:
    Opp W Opp L Pct Team
    149 107 0.582 Cincinnati Bengals
    148 108 0.578 Buffalo Bills
    147 109 0.574 Carolina Panthers
    146 110 0.570 Cleveland Browns
    139 117 0.543 Detroit Lions
    138 118 0.539 Minnesota Vikings
    138 118 0.539 Miami Dolphins
    134 122 0.523 Houston Texans
    133 123 0.520 Green Bay Packers*
    132 124 0.516 Denver Broncos
    132 124 0.516 Washington Redskins
    131 125 0.512 Dallas Cowboys
    130 126 0.508 Tennessee Titans
    129 127 0.504 New England Patriots*
    128 128 0.500 Pittsburgh Steelers*
    126 130 0.492 Philadelphia Eagles*
    126 130 0.492 New York Jets*
    125 131 0.488 San Francisco 49ers
    124 132 0.484 Seattle Seahawks*
    124 132 0.484 Baltimore Ravens*
    124 132 0.484 Atlanta Falcons*
    122 134 0.477 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    121 135 0.473 Indianapolis Colts*
    121 135 0.473 Chicago Bears*
    120 136 0.469 Oakland Raiders
    120 136 0.469 New Orleans Saints*
    119 137 0.465 Arizona Cardinals
    117 139 0.457 San Diego Chargers
    116 140 0.453 Jacksonville Jaguars
    116 140 0.453 New York Giants
    115 141 0.449 St. Louis Rams
    106 150 0.414 Kansas City Chiefs*

    Two interesting things to note:
    – Has anyone doubted the legitimacy of the Giants’ 10-6 record? They played a somewhat weaker schedule than the Bucs.
    – The Chiefs’ strength of schedule is the only real outlier on the bottom half of the list. Their schedule was WEEEAAAAK.

  17. Joe Says:


    How do we get Ira replaced as the Bucs representative? This guy should making arguments for the Bucs not against.

    Actually Brad, eye-RAH! should be speaking from his heart. A reporter’s job is not to be a public relations arm or a marketing agent for a team. If that’s what eye-RAH! believes, Joe’s OK with it. Doesn’t mean Joe agrees with eye-RAH!

    Joe would rather have eye-RAH! be honest and that way Joe knows he’s not a shill and won’t always make excuses for the team he covers unlike some reporters in this area like Mark Topkin.

  18. Brad Says:

    Thanks for response Joe: I agree that if he really in his heart doesn’t believe Raheem shouldn’t win it then he shouldn’t support it. I don’t agree with it either and would like to hear how he decided on the other coaches. It would also be interesting to see how the reporters in the cities of the other candidates for coy support their local coach. Have any of these reporters that write in the cities of the other candidates picked Raheem for their COY?

  19. d-money Says:

    Ira’s job is to report the facts in a non biased way and let the public make their own conclusions.

    Instead Ira and all of the other area reporters seem to go out of their way to be negative regarding the Bucs.

    Like I’ve said before he has is no more qualified to give his opinion than anyone of Joe’s readers are. In todays instant news age anyone with a computer and a radio is just informed as any of the bozos.