“That Is A Dreadful-Looking Team”

December 5th, 2011

The media vultures are eyeing Raheem Morris not just locally, but nationally as well.

This morning the heralded Peter King, NFL guru of NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated, has seen fit to weigh in on the potential Tampa Bay demise of Raheem Morris in his must-read Monday Morning Quarterback column.

7. I think I would be surprised if Raheem Morris isn’t in trouble right now. That is a dreadful-looking team, and Morris kicking defensive tackle Brian Price off the sideline after his personal foul in the third quarter just shows the unraveling of this team in the last few weeks. Morris called Price’s behavior foolish, selfish and terrible. That’s six losses in a row for the Bucs. One looks worse than the next.

King also was no fan of Raheem taking a verbal swipe at the Panthers after the Bucs got clobbered Sunday.

“I can take getting beat by a better football team. I wish they were.”

— Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris, on the Carolina Panthers.

Hmmm. Panthers beat the Bucs by 19. Panthers outgained the Bucs by 100 yards. Josh Freeman was sitting with an injury, yes. But I wonder how Ron Rivera’s going to take being demeaned like that after a 38-19 road victory … particularly with the Bucs visiting Charlotte in 19 days.

These surely are hard times for Raheem. And they’ll get so much worse if the Bucs can’t find a W in Jacksonville.

21 Responses to ““That Is A Dreadful-Looking Team””

  1. Buc Neckid Says:

    It’s getting Hot in here….

  2. passthebuc Says:

    At least the Tampa Bay Lightening are fun to watch. At least they have players that leave it out on the ice.

  3. Bucnjim Says:

    Raheem’s going to find out real quick that up in Jacksonville; they do have a Defense that is smart, fast & physical. He might as well take some notes while he’s there because this is going to be ugly. They only have one offensive weapon, but my guess is they won’t be able to stop him.

  4. FlBoy84 Says:

    They aren’t a better football team Raheem , they’re just better coached.

  5. RCH Says:

    For what seemed like a sure win against the Jags doesnt look so clear anymore. If we lose that game we could potentially lose out the rest of the season. That would be very disapointing and this team needs to make some sort of changes in the offseason regardless of how we finish because this is unacceptable.

  6. TpaBayFlyFisher Says:

    If Rah was not working for soccer fans he would be on the way out.

  7. Meh Says:

    Morris has just got to go at this point. If we lose in Jax I think him and Olsen should be shown the door next Monday. Even if they win there, they shouldn’t get any more time than until season’s end.

  8. knucknbuc Says:

    Were not going to beat jax. Their defense is too good and too disciplined and their offense (MJD) is going to run wild. Gotta say I don’t believe were going to win another game for the rest of the season. I was on the Raheem corner but now Im really starting to think otherwise. Really throwing price out to me seemed to say” I have no clue what to do anymore. Because I don’t know how to fix this. ” Raheem carolina beat us because they’r e a better team that much is obvious. Your defense is terrible with some bad pieces at olb, s, cb’s. The offense couldnt even score on one of the worst defenses in the league.

  9. Buc Neckid Says:

    Since Rah and Olsen ARE the “Back-up” Plan to the Original Coaches in their respective positions,
    Nobody will get fired until the end of the year.
    (Yes, i know Rah was the D.C. before he became the H.C.,
    but he took over for his original/fired D.C.)

  10. Captain Stagger Says:

    We are beating a dead horse, I wish we could get a glazer press conference. Would love hear them answer some tough questions.

  11. Rob in Orlando Says:

    What happened to the good old days watching tough Buc defense? No matter what former regime, we almost always brought a great defensive effort. Remember Hugh Green, Batman Wood, Nickerson, Brantley, Cotney? Dungy brought back respectability with Brooks, Sapp, Lynch etc. What the heck happened to my Bucs? Please pull the plug on this nightmare franchise killing staff and get an EXPERIENCED coach/staff in here now. Raheem should not be a head NFL coach, d coordinator maybe. Embarrassing for our entire community of Buc fans

  12. holymoly Says:

    Sad state of affairs for this team . Can’t tackle , can’t score TD’s and now our excuse of a coach is talking smack . Rah you are terrible , Olsen is worse and
    I bid you both Adieu . If the bearded ones have any idea what they are doing we should have a new staff in place by 3 o’ clock today . And as far as 54,000 people in the stands , BS !!!!

  13. Adam Says:

    I had tickets for that Jacksonville game, but I was able to sell them on Craigslist to someone who is a Bucs fan. I just couldn’t see investing a weekend in a team that doesn’t have the pride to invest in itself. Who said miracles at Christmas time are just for the movies?

  14. Eric Says:

    And what would a victory over the Jags prove? They have an interim coach and a team for sale. Not to mention a really bad football team.

    It will all be better with a win?

  15. stimpy Says:

    The Panthers play with heart and leave everything on the field. Rah hasnt been paying attention. They are an 4-8 team but play hard every game. The Panthers are a few players away from being a dominant team.

    They will make some off season pickups and be very good next year.

  16. Big Marlon B Says:

    I don’t think Raheem said that. I’m pretty sure he said “I could take getting beat by a better team….WHICH they were, make no mistake about it.”. If u listen to it in context, u can easily see how that makes more sense. I’m really losing confidence in Rah quickly, but let’s not skewer the guy for something he most likely didn’t even say. That’s irresponsible of Peter King.

  17. Anthony Says:

    Peter King is a jackass. This is the guy that predicted 2 wins for the Buccaneers last season. This is the guy that guaranteed that Brett Favre would sign with the Buccaneers back in 2008. I cannot take him seriously. Honestly, who drinks coffee while eating popcorn?

  18. Theodore Says:

    St. Pete Times has corrected the comment to what Big Marlon said. We’ll see if King corrects it too.

  19. Big Marlon B Says:


    Thanks for acknowledging and giving me credit for recognizing it

  20. Lou Sandone Says:

    Well…at this point of the season all Florida teams are 4-9…the worst of the three are the Buccanneers. Excuses are many but the problems are plain to see. The team is not disciplined…and many are playing like a bunch of street punks. There is no “team” concept on the Bucs…it is “give me the ball, give me the ball” attitudes that is not helping. The needless, stupid and rediculous amount of personal foul penalties that are killing drives and killing fans as well. It is nice that Raheem is “friends” with his players, he should be more of a coach!

  21. Lou Sandone Says:

    Tony Dungy…please come home!