The Story Of The Raheem Morris Era Continues

December 24th, 2011

When embattled Bucs coach Raheem Morris spoke on the Bucs radio network after the game, the first sentence out of his mouth sums up the Raheem Morris era of Bucs history.

“The team didn’t come out ready to play.”

Now Joe thoroughly appreciates Morris’ candor, but if Morris is jettisoned after next week’s loss game, that sentence right there will be on Morris’ gravestone.

For the past two years, the Bucs have come out as if they just got in from an all-nighter, not starting a game after warm-ups. Time after time last year the Bucs had to rally late, Josh Freeman’s heroics saving the Bucs bacon.

Well this year the Bucs not only have come out for the most part just not ready to play, they haven’t shown up at all.

For Morris and his staff, clearly with the knowledge that their jobs are in dire jeopardy, to not have the team ready to play after getting curb-stomped (again) by the Cowboys last week is simply inexcusable.

But really, should Bucs fans be surprised? This has been going on for two full seasons now; week after bloody week. For a team not ready to play, that falls directly on the coaching staff and the terrible lack of preparation.

If Morris does not return in 2012, Joe already has his epitaph ready.

18 Responses to “The Story Of The Raheem Morris Era Continues”

  1. Thomas 2.2. Says:

    That’s bc they are: just coming out after all nighters.

  2. justin Says:

    let me guess he also said we got to come out faster stronger thats his other saying ive heard 100 times

  3. Thomas 2.2. Says:

    And Joe, we must beyond “if” he is terminated at this point. Seriously?

    32 points down to the 5-9 panthers after 3 so they pull starters for the 4th quarter!

    What harm could possibly come from firing this disaster?

  4. Joe Says:


    And Joe, we must beyond “if” he is terminated at this point. Seriously?

    Do you know something Team Glazer is thinking that Joe doesn’t?

  5. Patrick Says:

    I still remember the beginning of the “Raheem, Dom” era. I remember all the “building thru the draft, lasting contender” BS they kept throwing down our throats and look what it’s turned into. Pure bulls***.

    I still remember that embarrasing press conference they gave after they released Brooks, Joey G, Dunn, June, and Hilliard. They didn’t even answer anyone’s questions and kept saying “you know, it’s part of the direction we want to go in”.

    I still remember Raheem’s first press conference. All smiles, laughing, goofing around like a little child.

    Fire them and let’s be a “TRUE CONTENDER” again!

  6. JK Says:

    Yeah Joe, but Dumbinik is a rockstar and Raheem is a dream! It cant possibly be their fault. Let’s blame it on Glazerhouse paying Jon Gruden. That’s the easy way out now isn’t it?

  7. canadianbuc Says:


  8. RustyRhino Says:

    Maybe the

  9. RustyRhino Says:

    Team needs to listen to some bagpipe music before games. To get their blood&mind right.

  10. Sergio C Says:

    “we got to come out playing fast, strong and more consistent.” lol. This has not happened (AT ALL) this year. When we have own games it was close or through combacks. WE get blown out, not the other way around. We should have a sign outisde our stadium that says, “FREE WINS HERE”

  11. k1ngadroc Says:

    I’ve sat through plenty of 10 – 13 score wins/losses playin buc ball and would hear everyone complaining our team isn’t exciting… I would kill for that team again!

    This team has always rallied to the football and hurt people when the got there. Unforgettably, this team is an embarrassment to all players that made buc ball buc ball. #55, 47, 99, 97, 40, etc, etc… those boys fought for and made you earn EVERY BLADE OF GRASS.

    I am sorry that #20 has to endure this and has this campaign soil his Hall of Fame worthy career.

    minimally we MUST fire the DC…. Oh, wait… that’s also the HC who has never been either prior to this gig.

    I moved out of state and let my season tickets go this year. I felt horrible about it all year because they meant so much to me. After what we have witnessed this year, the Glazers dont deserve my money.

  12. Jon in Tampa Says:

    Man, are we lucky to have Rah. Look at how those Youngry players are hustling. Sure, they’ve underperformed a little. But for a Youngry team they are doing just fine. I mean, compare them to Panthers. They have a new coach and rookie QB. We are just like them. Oh wait, they are the one team younger than us.

    Wait, maybe we just got the win/streak backwards. Carolina decided to start the season losing first, then come together. We decided to start winning, then test the team’s character by losing a few, then a few more.

    Ok, I’m be a facetious schmuck because the egg nog kicked in. But how else you supposed to watch these Bucs. I know what this Hebrew is praying Santa puts under Christmas tree. Do you?

  13. ElioT Says:

    Raheem is clueless!

    Who’s job is it to make sure the team comes out ready to play Raheem? Not like it’s a rarity here!!! What a joke of a Head Coach you are!

    Anyone remember when Gruden would bring in motivational guys to come in and speak to the team before games? Not like they were gang-busters then but this is indicative of a professional Head Coach (or manager in the business world) finding ways to motivate his team when he needs additional help.

    Nothing about Raheem says he’s a professional HC… Nothing but his parking space at One Buc Cellar….

    I hope the Glazier’s New Year’s resolution is to get rid of this amateur and all his minions!

  14. ElioT Says:

    BTW: That “trick play” they tried where Winslow thought he was superman (what a dumb**s) was the most fitting play I’ve seen in a while to go along with yakety sax!

    the Bucs are now becoming masters of slapstick comedy on an NFL football field!

    Just a complete and utter embarrassment to the Glaziers, fans, and the NFL!

    You freaking bums are the laughing stock of the NFL!

  15. JS1506 Says:

    This era should have ended a couple of weeks ago after the jacksonville game!

  16. scott Says:

    Well you can’t fire Raheem, it would ruin the team!

  17. Tampa2 Says:

    Joe, it was reported that if the Falcons score 24 points next game, it will be a new record for points given up by the Bucs in one season. I think Raheem will achieve that new record easily. Hopefully, Raheem takes his new record and goes away.

  18. BigEl Says:

    You know you had a bad day, when Lumpkin was your best player.