Raheem Morris “Most Likely” Gone

December 26th, 2011

Appearing on the segment “Word on the Street” on the man’s channel, NFL Network, a piece was devoted to the job status of embattled Bucs coach Raheem Morris.

NFL Network host Paul Burmeister suggested to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times that Morris’ tenure as the Bucs coach is “a little bit in doubt” and Stroud corrected Burmeister suggesting Morris is “most likely” gone no matter if the Bucs beat the Dixie Chicks next week or not.

Stroud suggested that youth isn’t the lone factor in the losing, but lack of depth. The entire segment can be viewed here.

26 Responses to “Raheem Morris “Most Likely” Gone”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    it’s almost like rah is a wounded dog who needs to be put down and taken out of his misery….i feel bad for rah….it’s not easy for him to keep his chin up at this point, but as a coach he has to….i guess he is not going to throw in the towel from what i’m hearing….rah is still trying to think like a winner….even though we all know he is faking it at this juncture….adam from ny

  2. adam from ny Says:

    rah next time you become a coach, if there is a next time…..try not to jump on the jock of your players….you are sort of like a fan-boy because they went pro and you didn’t….[deleted for overt racial and sexual overtones — Joe ]….if and when you are scrumming for change, these players like aqib taliban and some of these other loose cannons will act like they don’t even know you, even if you come knocking on their door [deleted for overt racial overtones — Joe ]….adam from ny

    ps this whole colapse started with talib…..the initial bleeding or injury to the team’s “core” was the failure to handle the talib situation properly and it has all trickled down from there…..all the guys on this team think “man this is a cool place to be”……and “man we run this asylum, lets do whatever we want, rah ain’t “ish” around here”…..that’s what players think…recognize the real rah!

    adam from ny

  3. adam from ny Says:

    joe please put up my post that’s up for review…i think it’s ok…i tried to keep it clean….put it up joe…please, it’s on point….adam from ny

  4. Captain Stagger Says:

    God this is the longest week ever…..

    [Don’t be dumb. — Joe]

  5. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Lmao dick hertz…

  6. Max Says:

    Even though I want Raheem gone, I realize that most of this teams shortcomings are not his fault. We have no talent at LB, we have a young offensive line that may or may not flourish, same with the secondary. We have 0 depth at so many spots, it’s insane.

    The offense this year absolutely laid a stinker and I place the blame on Ollie. The offense actually has lots of talented players. Sure losing EG hurt but they just flat out stunk this whole year. I want Greg Olsen fired before Raheem, but most likely both are out.

  7. Garv Says:

    Wow, I’m shocked, SHOCKED to hear that Coach Morris is “most likely gone.”
    Where did this incredible news come from? Good thing we have reporters in this town who dig deep from stories because this one would have been buried otherwise.

    Listen, until the Royal Glazerbaum’s prove they care more about this team than some damn soccer team in London England, we will get second rate attention and bad results. I would LOVE for the Royals to prove me wrong. Or sell the team in a couple of more years in which time I’ll move down to row A on the west side at the fifty! Would even love to see them give a damn earlier and spend some of the money they’re getting from television and those of us who actually pay for tickets.

    Happy New Year!!!

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Stroud is stating opinion and guess work as fact. Period. The truth is, there is a higher chance than not that Raheem will be gone, but no one knows for sure.

    It’s entirely possible the Glazers could bite the bullet for one more year and let him try to fix things. It will kill ticket sales at this point, but I think they’ve pretty much accepted that there won’t be many sellouts for a while.

    I’ll say one thing…I’m not ready to see Josh Freeman go, and PFT predicted that two days ago.

  9. Garv Says:


    There’s no WAY the Buccaneers let Josh Freeman go. That’s insane, just insane.
    the guy is the one player we can count on for any kind of future, the most important one anyway.

    I don’t see the owners keeping Morris for a lame duck season because of the intense negative fall out. They’ll either extend him or fire him, probably the latter. I just don’t see it any other way myself.

    One HELL of an off-season for us coming up. and thnakfully there IS one this year.

    Happy New Year!!!

  10. Brent Says:

    I really dont think the Glazers have the money to support both and the 3 unwize boys love soccer more that the NFL…. Can someone clairify what the status is with Malcom? Last I heard he was in bad shape and not running any of the family businesses. If you go back and read Malcoms story he’s self made and the boys arn’t it happens all the time the kids that had.it harded to.them usually loose it all…. Sell the team to someone who cares while they can still get top dollar and haul ass to London where they really want be….

  11. BucfaninMI Says:

    What should have happened is, they don’t fire Gruden, fire Allen, pay Rah to stay as DC. Dom is GM, they tell Gruden he has to develop a QB, HAS to! We still get Josh. JFs work ethic plus Gruden, well that might be a great thing there. Pulled the plug on Gruden too soon! Cowher, Fisher,Billick and many SB winning coaches had down years. Tweak not disassemble! But we’ll never know.

  12. Brent Says:

    I should spellcheck lol… Meant… Kids that had everything handed to them usually loose it all when they take over….. Typing on my pad and watching the game at same time wow just thougt look at our rival coaches in our div… Compared to us…. We always seem t come up just a little short and really short sometimes… Except when Malcom ran the show best seasons and a SB….. hmmm

  13. j lynch Says:

    Donty break your arm patting yourself on the back RAH coach of the year my ass .. He was a distant second . I wish he was a distant memory….

  14. Garv Says:

    Who is Donty?
    Raheem was in the running for Coach of the Year last season and I thought it was deserving as did most of us here and in Tampa.
    That does not give him a pass this year and because this team obviously has tuned him out and quit on him and themselves, the fans and the people who sign their paychecks, he probably has to go.

    But if it makes you better to revise history while spewing anger I guess it’s harmless enough. Kind of sad though, this vile hatred and anger. The have got to be some players who feel very badly for letting Coach down to the point of his taking the entire blame in such a mean spirited way. One would hope so anyway.

    Happy New Year!!!

  15. foxworth Says:

    raheem wont be the only big name staff member to be give walking papers there will others gone as well, and their should be a few big name players to get the boot also all of us will not the change but all us will see it so get over it its comming soon

  16. j lynch Says:

    most of the players pining for him are the ones thaqt need coaching.. Except for #20

  17. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Yes, Raheem is gone after our final game. I feel bad for him because I liked him, as a person, and still think he will catch on as an assistant coach somewhere.
    I just HOPE he spills his guts, and gives us some insight into the mind of the real culprit here IMHO, Mark Dominik.
    I USED to blame the Glazers, until Dominik admitted it was His idea and not the Glazers, to build only through the draft, w/o free agents.

    Mark Dominik must have been one hell of a salesman to have convinced the Glazers to fire our Super Bowl winning coach and GM, and put our football future in the hands of himself, and a rookie head coach.
    For THIS, I do blame the Glazers.

    WTF were they thinking ? This was a slap in the face to the good people of Tampa, who passed a Tax to give them a new stadium, and a sweetheart lease to boot.
    The people of Tampa deserve better, then to be the laughing stock of the NFL.

  18. Mitsurugi Says:

    Apple Roof

    Though Dominik said it was his decision/idea to not spend, IT WAS the Glazer’s decision. Dominik would never come out and admit that the Glazers–in the background–told him not to spend and build only though the draft. The same thing is happening with the Manchester United coach–saying that they do not need to spend on players.

  19. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Mitsurgi, you may be correct, and Mark Dominik is trying to deflect blame for his bosses.
    Regardless, he has done a poor job, and his overall draft record of players that worked out has not been good.
    This is not just a coaching problem, it is a talent problem. Neither Jim Bates or Raheem were able to put a competitive product on the field against most good teams, with the players Mark Dominik provided them.
    We just are not nearly as good as we looked on paper, before this season started.
    The few games we have won this year have been real close, and when we lose, we are being totally blown OUT. Other teams are imposing their will on us, and we just plain are not talented enough to do anything about it.
    We are weak at darn near every spot on the team, except maybe the kickers.
    Honestly, I don’t think even Vince Lombardi could do a whole lot, with these players.
    We need a hard nosed coach to come in, cut many of these pretenders, have a great draft, and sign some free agents who can play.
    We also need a better talent evaluator, who will not stock our roster with the same kinds of poor players as we have now.
    It is gonna take a LONG time to undo the results of Mark Dominik’s poor overall drafts.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    dam joe…..i’m just a misanthrope…not a racist….now you have me wondering what exactly had to be omited…oh well, thanks for posting and editing…i’m just a merry guy who gets crazy at the keyboard from time to time….


    adam from ny

  21. adam from ny Says:

    it was a shame a few years back when we let jonathan vilma get away…i always think about that…he got lost in the shuffle with the jets because of the system, was misused, and hit free agency after his play slid in ny due to coaching and schemes….he was a phenom here his first couple of years and has been solid ever since in nawlins…adam from ny

  22. adam from ny Says:

    can daddy glazer fire “my 3 sons” ???

    that’s really what needs to be done……how can you blame rah and dom if they are handcuffed when it comes to scooping up talent?

    ps i hear momma G slaps the ultra skinny scruffy glazer around in the back yard quite often (aka glazer #3)… (or like the last man drafted he can also be referred to as “glazer irrelevant”)

  23. adam from ny Says:

    rah needs to play

    “let us pray” by dmx

    in the locker room this weekend in hotlanta…blast it on the locker room speakers….get some of these miscreants wearing a bucs uniform to somehow “get it”

    adam from ny

    ps listen to it on you tube….dmx is for real

  24. mbaby Says:

    @Apple Roof,Checkout the last paragraph I think he’s already spilling his guts.I think he’s calling out Josh Freeman and some other players in a slick .way.http://www2.tbo.com/sports/breaking-news/2011/dec/27/menewso1-hang-in-there-morris-not-hanging-head-ar-340900/

  25. Meh Says:

    Beating the Falcons means nothing. They’ll be resting up for the playoffs. It would be a meaningless win, but I don’t think we can even get that.

  26. louis soscia Says:

    Rah was set up to fail by a bunch of owners who dont know the difference between a soccer ball and a football. Sell the dam team. Dejavu a la Culverhouse