“More Fundamental Tackle Drills” Coming

December 25th, 2011

Joe can only imagine the tense vibe that might permeate Bucs practices this week. The team is on a nine-game skid with four straight blowouts, has seemingly quit on its head coach, whose seat his broiling hot, and it’s the holiday season.

Not exactly a recipe for a healthy work environment.

Plus, Raheem Morris can’t even run a nasty, physical week of practice because of the new labor agreement rules.

Regardless, Raheem gave a glimpse into what’s coming at practice this week during his postgame news conference yesterday. Without yet watching the ugly game tape, Raheem knows his team can’t tackle. So he’ll focus more — again — on the fundamentals. (No, not the core beliefs, the other fundamentals.)

“We gotta tackle better. So I got to do more fundamental tackle drills, which we’ve been doing. We’ve gotta find a way to get Cam Newton on the ground and all these other backs,” Raheem said. “When you got people in the hole you expect to make those tackles, you like to make those tackles. We’re not. So I gotta do a better job coaching up how to tackle this week.”

Good luck with the Week 17 teaching sessions, coach.

26 Responses to ““More Fundamental Tackle Drills” Coming”

  1. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    How does an entire defense inexplicably forget how to tackle?

  2. j lynch Says:

    They dont discuss it while they are out clubbing!!!!

  3. Brad Says:

    What’s the point. Raheem has to know he’s a goner. Enjoy your holiday coach and don’t do us any favors. The players aren’t buying what your selling. I’d spend the time updating your resume. Your going to need it.

  4. RastaMon Says:

    More Fundamental Tackle Drills” Coming

  5. eric Says:

    i thought this was a component of the core beliefs.

    im going back to the lab.

    if only they had known tackling was fundamental…..what might have been.

  6. Macabee Says:

    I’m a pretty optomistic guy, but even I know when to say uncle. Going back to fundamental tackling drills is akin to atttaching a hand bicycle pump to the rear-end of a dead mule – and there Morris is justa pumpin’ and a sweatin’. There are no signs of life here. This thing is flat-lined and the humane thing to do is to pull the plug (evaluate players who may be keepers) and look forward next year to fundamental changes in both strategy and staff to get this ship off the rocks!

  7. TurnThePage Says:

    In week 17 now he wants to teach fundamentals???

    I bet his team is going to laugh at his dumb ace like they have been since 8.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Money-saving, build-through-the-draft, yungry experiment = FAIL.

    Somebody re-animate Malcolm Glazer so we can get a real football program going again.

  9. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This team is young, yes, but they look about as hungry as I do after an evening at an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse. And they move about as fast, too.

  10. BucfaninMI Says:

    The new CBA rules… What a joke, I wish I could ask for less “work” and more money! Oh practice is too hard.

  11. SteveK Says:

    We are the worst team in football right now.

  12. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    We are the worst team in history.

    Maybe rah can fix it by:

    Pop quiz next week on the hole numbers and gap letters, or the passing tree or the qb center exchange.

  13. Chiman Says:

    Time to sit down Freeman, Winslow, Faine, Quincy Black, Geno Hayes, and Sean Jones and treat this final game for what it really is — a glorified tryout.

  14. Garv Says:

    It’s too late baby, it’s too late.

    Can’t TACKLE? At the NFL level? LOL These players just don’t give a damn and have far too little pride in themselves or respect for the game.

    It’s awful really awful.

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    How do you practice tackle drills without pads? full speed? Maybe they can use the coaches as tackling dummies.

  16. TurnThePage Says:

    Anyone ever thought about the fact that Raheem has these players out of position???

  17. TurnThePage Says:

    Perhaps thats it Mac.

    Thats the excuse that he needs to…. hey waaaaaiiiiitttt a minute, all of the other NFL teams have to play by the same rules too? Dooohhhhhh.

  18. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    No, the Glazers have rah rah – way out of position.

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    Thomas, reluctantly I say, I can not remember ever seeing a team play this poorly, especially on defense, if you can even call it that. Starting a game when you know that you have absolutely no chance to win, zero, is the worst, like next week. The only remaining question is does Atlanta beat us by 30 or 40 points. It’s too bad the Bucs won’t get the first pick in the draft. They surely need it and deserve it. Even the Colts right now would beat the Bucs by 4 TD’s.

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    They can not possibly be selling tickets right now with this uncertainty and mess.

  21. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    That’s why they sent their season ticket invoices out early this year. They knew this season was circling the bowl and they wanted to get as many people re-upped as possible before everyone else realized it. I’m willing to bet that not too many fans fell for it, though. Nice try Glazer boys. Wake Malcolm back up so he can correct your juvenile mistakes while there’s still time.

  22. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Back to the topic of fundamental drills…maybe they can through in some fundamental coaching drills at the same time. That would probably work a little better. And possibly a few fundamental free agent signing drills for Dominik. Oh, and toss in some fundamental ownership drills for the Glazer boys. Maybe Malcolm can bend the three of them over his wheelchair and beat some sense into them. A Christmas miracle that would be!

  23. MTM Says:

    Rah is going to get back to the fundamentals on Monday.
    7:00-7:30 jumping jacks
    7:30-8:00 sits ups and push ups
    8:00-9:00 wind sprints
    9:00-9:15 snack time
    9:15-11:00 nap time
    11:00-12:00 lunch time
    12:00-3:00 movie time – watch sh**tiest team ever created.

    Tuesday- rinse and repeat.

  24. j lynch Says:

    Update his resume WHAT RESUME ???? Read it on Facebook Phys edf degree wanna be player in college I think his bulldog granny could outcoach this LOSER!!!!

  25. passthebuc Says:

    John Lovitz in a League of their own.

    “I have seen enough to know that I have seen too much”

  26. passthebuc Says:

    I would be ashamed to cash my pay check.