“Paralyzed By Analyzation” And “Roadkill Beast”

August 17th, 2011

Of course, Raheem Morris was one of the parade of guests on Sirius NFL Radio yesterday when four hours of Bucs heaven descended upon the satellite radio airwaves.

Joe brought you a Raheem take on Luke Stocker yesterday and here are more nuggets.

Raheem clearly was most excited by Gerald McCoy suiting up for his first preseason game tomorrow night. Essentially, Raheem said McCoy is a new man mentally and physically in 2011. “Paralyzed by analyzation” is how Raheem described much of McCoy’s play last year. “I can’t wait to see him get off and play in a game situation.”

Raheem on Mason Foster: He’s a sponge. A gym rat.

Raheem On Cody Grimm: The ultimate overachiever.

On Ahmad Black: Out a couple of weeks with ankle sprain. We’ve got to figure that out. (Don’t ask Joe to bet Black makes the roster.)

Tuesday also was the Bucs feature on the real man channel, NFL Network, with Warren Sapp leading the report. You can watch part of it here. It’s a classic Raheem interview with Sapp. (Notice Raheem miked up and apparently getting on Ahmad Black.)

Raheem talks a lot about the team being “youngry,” using his new word many tims, explains that his greatest challenge is keeping the team from hearing the media say how great they are, and he describes LeGarrette Blount as a “roadkill beast.”

Joe’s not sure what the hell a roadkill beast is, but Joe likes it. And Joe wouldn’t want to have to tackle it.

20 Responses to ““Paralyzed By Analyzation” And “Roadkill Beast””

  1. Gary Says:

    I love Rah and his interviews. I’ll take a coach like this who backs up his words over a boring loser going off his reputation anyday.

    Everything Rah will get, he will earn it. Watch out haters, there wont be many of you left after this year so get your shots in now.

  2. OAR Says:

    Peterbilt “roadkill” Blount!

  3. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    Roadkill Beast means that Blount is a Semi barreling down the freeway and opposing LB’s and DB’s are deer who caught up in his headlights aka the beast getting his roadkill

  4. Buc N' A Says:

    Best Joe line EVER: “Joe’s not sure what the hell a roadkill beast is, but he likes it and Joe wouldn’t want to have to tackle it.” Touché Joe. Touché. Thanks for the morning laugh. Now let’s see that Roadkill Beast light up some LB’s! So excited for Thursday. A true test against the hated Patriots.

  5. Bucbeliever Says:

    I love the Morrrisisms…press confrences are so much better.

    Sapp definitely impressed. And I can’t wait for tomorrow night.

    I’m traveling to Titusville tonight… for you Floridians: any chance the Bucs game will not be blacked out?

    GO BUCS!

  6. Eric Says:

    Some folks say “paralysis by analysis”…………………but i suppose ”Paralyzed by analyzation” will do. probably rhymes when Rah says it.

    I like the roadkill beast thing. The defenders who try and tackle him have that appearance sometimes. He looks like he is running in slow motion, but picks up good yardage. Maybe a little like OJ Anderson late in his carreer.

  7. Gary Says:

    Hey guys, if week 1 is blacked out do they show the game in Orlando? I will be traveling home to Orlando and would hate to miss the game.

    If it is blacked out, I can go to a bar with Sunday Ticket and watch it that way right?

  8. Joe Says:

    Hey guys, if week 1 is blacked out do they show the game in Orlando?


    Orlando is the Bucs secondary market. Blackouts effect the primary and secondary markets of the NFL team in question.

  9. Joe Says:


    If Titusville is in the Orlando TV market — and Joe has no idea if it is or not — you will be blacked out.

  10. jvato24 Says:

    PreSeason blackouts are completely retarded.

    FACT: A preseason blackout hurts the Team. The game is there commercial and when it is not on people find other interests.

  11. jvato24 Says:

    I bet Black goes on the PUP to free up a roster spot for 6 weeks.

  12. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I just re-watched the 49ers game from last season yesterday evening and I loved watching Blount absolutely blast through a LB (I think it was Haralson but not sure) full speed. That LB was like 255-260 and hit Blount full force just to get completely trucked. It was awesome.

    I have to admit, though, that the 49ers game is also the only time I’ve ever seen Blount get knocked backward while running downhill. Patrick Willis put a big hit on Blount and knocked him back off his feet. It was like two Mack trucks colliding. Willis won, and I have to think he’s probably only one of about two or three LB’s in the entire league that could do that to Blount.

  13. Four Fingered Fisherman Says:

    @jvato24 – I think if a player starts training camp on the active roster, they are not allowed to be placed on the PUP list.

    @Gary – I don’t see how anyone would not like Rah on some level, the dude is awesome. His interviews and press conferences are a thing of beauty to say the least.

    If Sapp wasn’t a believer before that interview started, you could tell by the end he was. Great stuff!

  14. Four Fingered Fisherman Says:

    @FlBoy – It was Haralson and he completely destroyed him. That was a good game to watch and Cody Grimm set the tone on defense in that game on the first snap.

  15. Ian_620WDAE Says:

    watching Sapp and his expressions sold me hook, line and sinker. Go back and watch Rah in 2009 and look at him now. He has matured and become the unquestioned leader of the Buccaneers. He has his players ready to run through a brick wall for him and the confidence he shows in this team is something we have never seen in Tampa Bay.

    Love the Glazers, hate em or call them cheap but they had a plan, stuck to it and now the promotion of both Dom and Rah looks like pure genius.

    Im not saying the Buccaneers will win a Super Bowl this year but there is no doubt in my mind that Dom, Rah and #5 will be holding up that Lombardi trophy

  16. MOBucs Says:

    I loved his first statement with Sapp. More or less saying that if the Bucs snuck up on your team, that’s your fault! Love his confidence in the team.

  17. Four Fingered Fisherman Says:

    @ Ian

    It’s mentality before reality. You put someone in a room with Rah for 5 minutes, he’ll make you a believer if you weren’t already. There was no acting here on Sapp’s part, you could tell by the demeanor and the questions he was asking Rah, he wanted the reassurance/assurance and the conviction from the head coach that this team has what it takes. And when he answered at the end with #5, that smile and head nod was genuine, and he, you and me were all sold hook, line and sinker.

    I must admit and I’ve been a Raheem supporter since day one and thought people needed to give him some time, but after that week 3 game against the Giants, I had my doubts. He kept it together that season from a mental standpoint, and the turning point was week 9 with the insertion of, yes, #5.

  18. Jonathan Says:

    Are you sure Coach Morris isn’t related to Simeon Rice? They seem to share a language all their own.

  19. Freeman4President Says:

    @MOBucs…ditto, that statment made me sit up and really pay attention…. even my girl (who loves football but hates sports talkshows) watched that and said “damn give me some pads I’ll play for him right now”……speaking of my girl, does anyone know where I can buy a bucs throwback cheerleading outfit???

  20. McBuc Says:

    Freeman4…Very nice!