“Like Getting A Whipping From Your Dad.”

December 8th, 2011

Last Sunday, Bucs coach Raheem Morris shocked the NFL landscape by running defensive tackle Brian Price from the stadium for a personal foul he committed.

It was a move rarely seen outside of high school sports. Morris was so perturbed by Price he let fly a foul expletive in his postgame press conference.

The stunt shook Price. Yesterday was the first time Price had a chance to discuss the incident with the Bucs pen and mic club and he likened it to corporal punishment from his father, so tells eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

“It’s kind of like getting a whipping from your dad,” Price said Wednesday. “You don’t really take it too personal. He’s my coach and I love him to death. I love playing for him and I love the team and I just want to apologize to the owners and (GM) Mark Dominik and Raheem. I let my emotions get the best of me.”

Time will only tell if this was a too-late-made shot across the bow by Morris or if it backfires given that other players on the roster have committed far greater sins, and apparently there have been few in any repurcussions.

Fortunately on face value, it seems Price is taking it the correct way, as an educational tool.

23 Responses to ““Like Getting A Whipping From Your Dad.””

  1. Bobby Says:

    It had to be done. I think players will think twice before doing anything stupid after the whistle blows. Should have been done a long time ago but I think Morris realizes it was going to take something drastic to get these guys to wake up. We’ll see if things are any different on the field at Jacksonville.

  2. Mr lucky Says:

    Too little too late. It’s sad it’s taken this long for the notion of discipline to finally sink in! Bye bye Rah

  3. Dave Says:

    Great message, but it should have happened WEEKS ago with Talib and Blount

  4. 2goodbucs Says:

    I expect Morris to send Greg Olson home after calling those bozo plays like the Benn-around or putting in Lumpkin on short yardage situations.

  5. Nick Says:

    Let’s think about this. Brian is a 2nd round pick. Blount is an undrafted FA. Do you think Coach Morris knows who has a better chance of being here next year? Hint: you will find the answer in the form of the dollar

  6. flmike Says:

    This team has been a mess since week one what we got was a lack of effort a lack of execution & worst of all a lack of passion, and that all comes from the top.

    What Morris did on Sunday was the act of a desperate man trying to show some modicum of control over his charges, well, it was way to little and a year to late.

    He’s got a year left on his contract, no one but no one is going to come here as an OC or a DC with that issue hanging over the team, the Glazers have to make a decision quickly this time, there is no sitting back and waiting till March when all the experienced name brand coaches will already have been hired, thats what got us the current crop of amateurs. The Glazers have to make a splash, especially since they are losing fans faster than then the Marlins after a WS win. I see a decision one way or the other very quickly.

  7. D-Rome Says:

    Oh wow, when I heard that Price was sent home I thought that was figurative.

  8. Eric Says:

    Kinda a non-issue to me. Whoever stays, or gets sent home, Rah’s defense stinks.

    Stopping the other team would be way more impressive.

  9. bucfanjeff Says:

    It may be too little too late, but I like the move. It’s a wake up call to players. Fining them does nothing, take away game time gets a point across.
    What Morris has done, or not done, to this point is irrellevent. It’s what he does from this point forward. Proof will be on Sundays.

  10. Bucnjim Says:


    You said it best with lack of passion & lack of effort. I don’t have any problem with young players making mistakes because that’s the growing pains they have to go through. My biggest problem is the disinterest this team shows up with every Sunday. Kind of like trying to get my kids out of bed for school. That’s the attitude I see when this team takes the field. Once they’re out there for 3 quarters they wake up, but that has become simply unacceptable. Monte Kiffin and the Defensive staff would always have this team up and ready to play every down. Now the only coach who has this command is the special teams coach because these guys come out ready to play.

  11. jb Says:

    Funny how you see & hear all these players now scurrying to try and save Raheem’s job while he’s let them turn a once promising team into Tampa’s version of a Laurel & Hardy film.

  12. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    It sucks that “too little too late” fits so consummately.

  13. Bucnjim Says:

    You know Raheem is probably all over these guys in practice; because practice makes perfect. More like the Three Stooges in (Cactus Makes Perfect) http://youtu.be/Hed-coBesiE I feel for Brian Price becaue he’s not the one who should have been made an example of. As a matter of fact Raheem could take some notes from him on how to be tough and persistant.

  14. Joe Says:

    Quality Stooges reference man.

  15. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Usually, “your dad” will not whip you when you don’t deserve it, and then not whip your siblings when they frequently do deserve it.

    What Talib and Blount did was FAR more egregious and worse than what Price did. Price isn’t on the “club hopping with coach-buddy” list apparently.

  16. Miracle Says:

    “Usually, “your dad” will not whip you when you don’t deserve it”

    Thomas, he did deserve it. He committed a stupid personal foul when Hayes had a sack. The Panthers scored again after the penalty.

    Now what should be questioned is why this kind of punishment isn’t done across the board?

    My thoughts (and they could be completely wrong) is that Raheem saw one of his better and more passionate players commit a stupid penalty. Because of Price’s dedication, this gave Raheem a wake up call. Something must be wrong if Price is doing these stupid penalties. Talib and K2 are one thing, but it completely goes to another level if you see Price, Barber, Freeman or someone of that nature commit a stupid personal foul.

    Now, I do not think its necessarily right to make an example of Price, but somebody’s mistake was bound to wake up Raheem and it happened to be Price. Since Price is young and competitive, I do not see him making a similar mistake for a long time.

    Lets see if Raheem’s team comes out more disciplined and if he holds them accountable to a higher standard.

  17. Snook Says:

    Too little, WAAAAAY too late.

    This should’ve been done months ago. Actually, he should’ve done this with Talib months ago. After his dumb penalty in the Chicago game, Raheem should’ve told him to swim home.

  18. Snook Says:

    I really like Brian Price. I hope he steps up on this team into the leader that it desperately needs.

    He plays hurt and always plays hard. Gotta love it.

  19. Nick Says:

    The fact that Coach Morris didn’t discipline Talib or Blount may come as a wake up call to them. “Man, he didn’t say nothin’ to me. I ain’t a leader?” Never underestimate the psychological side of coaching.

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Price handles that like a true pro, which is impressive for such a young guy. I commend him for that,even if he doesn’t mean a word of it. Raheem also admitted that he holds Price to a higher standard than many others, because he is a leader and one of the best defensive players. Although I still think it was a bad decision, I can live with that explanation.

  21. OAR Says:

    I highly doubt that is Raheem’s way of thinking about his non-disciplines!

  22. Buc_The_World Says:

    Well what’s done is done, though I thought it was in poor taste. You can punish a player without embarassing him. It will be interesting to see how Morris responds if one of our players get’s a personal foul this Sunday. If he is gonna start his Frank Castle routine now (12 games too late), he had better be consistent.

  23. AtlBucsFan Says:

    If he kicks Winslow or Talib out of the game, they will kick his b*tt.