“He Apologized, And We’re Good”

October 9th, 2011

Given all the foul language that flies on the NFL sidelines — directed and not directed at officials — Raheem Morris’ personal foul call in the third quarter was a surprise.

What could Raheem have said? Well, the Bucs head coach explained what happened and said the official apologized for screwing up.

“The official thought I was, you know, talking bad to him. I was simply using the wrong adjective to tell him to watch their guys. So it was a misunderstanding by me and the official. We both shook and hands and made up for it. And he apologized, and we’re good,” Raheem said during his postgame news conference.

Very bizarre. The replay showed Raheem was standing next to the official that threw the flag. Joe suspects the official might have pulled a quick trigger on the flag to keep the sideline ugliness from getting out of hand — given the game was nearly out of reach with a lot of time to play. The Bucs were trailing 31-3 early in the third quarter and driving in Niners’ territory when Raheem was flagged.

Regardless, it was sloppy by the head coach, even if the F-bombs were misunderstood.

27 Responses to ““He Apologized, And We’re Good””

  1. JonnyThumper Says:

    BUCS can’t get a break – simply ridiculous. 19 gets mugged in the endzone, no problem – the HC swears and gets a flag. Lame!

  2. Mauha Deeb Says:

    I wonder if the $250,000 fine has anything to do with the bad coaching this week. Perhaps Raheem was busy working on taking a second mortgage out to pay it instead of coaching his team….

  3. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Mauha Deeb — It hasn’t bee reported that Raheem has to pay that fine personally.

  4. Jerry Says:

    So I hear tickets are still available for the Saints game!

    Get them while they’re hot!

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    We got our arses handed to us today, so in no way am I blaming the refs for this loss. They could have given us every single call and we still would have been embarrassed. However, there was some horrible officiating out there. Even the 49er fans around me admitted it. I was kind of glad Raheem got the penalty, just to stick up for the team. The game was over anyway at that point, so it made no difference in the outcome.

  6. gt40bear Says:

    Officials suck this year like most in the NFL, but this is an undisciplined team led by an undisciplined coach.

  7. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Joe I know. Just cracking a joke to ease the tension I’m sure many of us are feeling.

  8. Tommy Boy Says:

    How about an update on GMC and LGB. I care more about injuries than the relationship between our HC and officials.

  9. fanofkit Says:

    ditto tommy boy…

  10. eric Says:

    Very surprised that anyone could mistake Rahs words.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    I love watching the reactions to losses. They reveal so much more about who the true fans are than the wins ever could. Very revealing.

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    Flboyindallas- yup. We are still 3-2. If we get McCoy and Blount back, I think we beat The saints.
    Teams that play on Monday night, the travel cross country, have lost 89% of the time. It was a bad game. It’s over.
    We move on.
    To those of you trashing the team, I’m not surprised.
    Not at all. Loyalty changes every week. Like little kids.

  13. espo Says:

    I think Raheem might be getting blackballed by the refs. We simply don’t get games called the same way other teams do. That non call on Mike Williams is a perfect example. Dakota Watson was guilty. I’m not saying he wasn’t. I’m saying call it both ways.

  14. Jerry Says:

    Unless Olson adds a page to the one-page playbook….no way we beat the Saints.

    I’ve never seen an NFL offense this bland and predictable.

  15. Steendahl Says:

    @ Capt Tim
    just because we are pointing out and discussing what went wrong doesnt mean that we arent fans anymore. i understand completely why people feel pissed after a performance like this. i was pissed untill half way through the 3rd quarter when i stopped watching cause it seemed pointless

  16. Architek Says:

    @Capt TIM,
    I’m not partial to a win or loss because I have been screaming about the play of this team. I’m not upset at the players but the coaching is below standard for a contending team. Also we have no vets with skins on the wall that can calm everyone down in a game like this. The blame came be placed on everyone but I’m tired of the ducking and dodging the real problems. Which are the Madden offense playbook, personnel, preparation, and breakdowns in fundamentals that’s been happening weekly. Penalties is coaching. I feel the masses will not comeback to this team until more consistent improvement is made. People see thru that crap by now. Also anytime a team put an personnel group on the field and you expected it but couldn’t stop it means something’s lacking. All I am saying is win or loss I’m cool because after what this team has shown me little growth in the details and lack scheme. Smoking mirrors.

  17. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Raheem needs help He is trying to do way too much. I am on board 100% with WeNeedADefensiveCoordinator.

  18. Capt.Tim Says:

    All that it really proved is that Raheem IS a good coach. We are the youngest team in the league. On a short week, raheem didn’t have adequate time to prepare the team. And without A great Game plan, it’s pretty obvious these kids were lost! San Fran added a few wrinkles, and the players had no idea how to respond. The 3 tackles on the same side, running primarily to the edges, huge overloads to one side- all new’ Barrett Ruud could have made the right adjustments- but we got rid of him- a move I now support!! But youth does come at a price. The niners counted on us not having time to prepare. They threw totally new looks at the kids who lost1) their confidence 2) then their composure 3) then their teamwork

    The worse it got, the more they panicked! More blown assignments, as they tried to free lance to make things happen. Which doesn’t work!

    We saw a coach use our youth against us, on a short week, and the overly cocky kids panicked. It happens. I watched Oakland teach that same lesson to Sapp. Brooks,Lynch and co. In 1999, under similar circumstances.

    All we have to remember is that we owe San Fran a payback, for running it up on. Oakland got humiliated in the SuperBowl. The noners time will come

    Everyone else needs to calm down. We all love this talented young team- well youth has days like this. Its done. Lets move on.

  19. Eric Says:

    To compare this team and coaching staff to the 99 bucs is just ludicrous. Sorry, they arent in the same league.

    We aint got a Sapp, Brooks , Lynch or a lot of others. And Raheem is sure as heck no Tony Dungy. (or Monte Kiffin).

    Please, lets get real.

  20. Mauha Deeb Says:

    That was the whole point, Eric. Even with Alstott, Dunn, Gruber, Nickerson, Quarles, Culpepper, Sapp, Brooks, Lynch, Dungy and Kiffen they lost against the Raiders 45-0 that year. The comparison shows that even great teams have games in which they completely fall apart.

  21. Eric Says:

    my point is were not anywhere near Dungy’s teams, even setting aside the blow out in Frisco.

    Come on, Dungy amassed a defensive unit that had a run which places it among the best in NFL history.

    Rah aint doing nothing of the kind except they sorta line of the same way.

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    Exactly- nice to see you could finally show up again Eric. That constant Overdose of humble pie has to be hard on you, the last two years. Thank god we finally lost a game badly, so you and poor Thomas could lift yer heads outta the humble pie pan. Good to have you back!

    Actually, we compare quit nicely to the ’99 squad. I think this team has better in many places. We have 4 great DL. That team never did. I like our new MLB. Our offense is three times more talented. I like this team better

    Buuuut, it’s not done yet. The 99 team filled in the blanks with FAs. This team won’t. That’s a mistake.

    We still have gaping holes at both OLB, both CBers, and one safety.
    We can pretend a stream of 7th rounders is the answer- which it’s not- or we fix the problems. Fixing the problems will be easy.

    The offense is gonna suffer all year. It’s a young team- missing Otas and time with the coaches killed our offense this year. We will improve a little, but I expect we struggle all year. Josh will return to form next year. Nothing we can do, except continue to curse the stupid lockout.

    We will be all right. The team learned a hard lesson yesterday. They needed to learn that one. We are 3-2. Bring on the Saints

  23. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Eric, you still don’t get it. Either that or you are purposely acting oblivious.

    Last time: Regardless of the dominance of that team, they too got blown out. So to think this game against the Bucs is a defining view into the future is retarded.

  24. Eric Says:

    I never said that one game is a defining view of the future.

    I suspect they will recover and play much better Sunday. Wouldn’t shock me if they pull off a win.

    I simply object to comparisons to 99 bucs because that was a very, very special group. I doubt we will see their like again defensively anyway.

    Kinda like the endless compaisons of Gerald and Sapp. Round peg, square hole IMO.

  25. Mauha Deeb Says:

    It is a comparison of the loss. Get it in your head, brother. Pointing out that it has happened before and the team has gotten over it.

  26. Eric Says:

    Hey if you consider the comparison valid, more power to you.

    I respectfully dissent.

  27. ray Says:

    It will be a long time before another win for the Bucs!

    Raheem has to go. Undisciplined, pickup team.