Peter King Trashes The Bucs

January 9th, 2012

Joe read the venom on this very site. Heard the rage in fans’ voices on sports radio.

Joe cannot remember the last time he ever heard a fanbase so outraged at the team, and in particular soon-to-be jettisoned coach Raheem Morris.

How PO’ed were fans at the Bucs after the team turned into a glorified practice squad, getting pistol-whipped each and every week as the season grew to a close? Baseball fans like to say World Series and hometown hero David Freese will never have to buy a drink or a cheeseburger in that river city again. In the Tampa Bay area, Joe’s guessing Morris would be hard-pressed to find someone who would pick up his tab for a cocktail.

Well, after reading popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, beer-chugging Peter King of Sports Illustrated this morning in his must-read Monday Morning Quarterback, King seemed like one of the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of jilted Bucs fans as King lashed out at the Bucs, and in particular Morris.

I think, and I’m sorry for continuing to dump on the Bucs, but how on earth did a team with that much recent defensive drafting and a defensive head coach and a solid core allow 31 points a game? I don’t recall such a blatant and incredible collapse on defense. Seven times the Bucs allowed 35 or more points in a game — and that’s with four picks in the top two rounds of the last two drafts being used on the front seven. Seven! Twenty-two sacks, with some of the best and the brightest pass-rushers to come out of the draft in recent years! Utterly, absolutely, stunningly pathetic. What was that coaching staff doing? Where was the defensive discipline?

Peter, many Bucs fans were asking the same. It was one of the worst chapters in franchise history, documented by the franchise-record number of points allowed.

Also in the link above, King mentions how the Bucs “like” Mike Sherman, and not in a Facebook sort of way.

Quoth King, “I think Mike Sherman would be a perfect fit — today, for what the Bucs are and need right now.”

25 Responses to “Peter King Trashes The Bucs”

  1. stevek Says:

    Rockstar GM, putting together Rockstar coaches to go with the Rockstar players.

    22 sacks all year and Dom is responsible for 15%= 3.3 sacks to DOM’s credit.

    Mark Doominick is more like it.

    Cashing out at 4 pm every day is really starting to show.

  2. Brad Says:

    If we’re only considering re-treaded old coaches, give me Marty all day and twice on Sunday. Personally I hope they look at the coordinators in the playoffs but if their too scared to make another mistake I pick Marty Ball. his resume blows Sherman’s away. Not to mention Marty won’t let any player have the keys to the kingdom.

  3. adam ant Says:

    I am still waiting to see them announce that they are interviewing Brian Billick. WTF, Glazers? He is the guy.

  4. Matt Says:

    I’m still in disbelief that people are putting any of this on Dom.

  5. eric Says:

    And king is the perfect fit for a clown suit

  6. Mean D Says:

    [The dog just bit. — Joe]

  7. jvato24 Says:

    Marty Schott reported to interview by PFT. Never seen so much love for an interviewee.

  8. OB Says:

    It came down to leadership by the head coach, there was none but he was a good guy. I think he learned his lesson for the next time, but we need a leader that kicks a** and takes names like the old sarge. I still think the OC of New Orleans will do the job.

    What say you Joe?

  9. adam ant Says:

    OB – The OC of New Orleans is Sean Payton.

  10. Macabee Says:

    adam ant, since your’re not the guy from NY, I’m going to be very tactful here. Pete Carmichael is the OC for the Saints. I understand why you would think it’s Sean Payton because he calls the plays. Honest mistake.

  11. K2theSoldier Says:

    I must say Joe, your introduction/nickname for Peter King is probably my favorite one you do. I love it.

    Pertaining to the article, no doubt the coaching staff failed big time. More specifically the coordinators and position coaches. They were terrible. But as I’ve said before, it was Dominik who hired all of them, and Dominik who acquired the sorry excuse for players. The blame goes 50-50.

  12. K2theSoldier Says:


  13. Nick Says:

    I say we get Peyton Manning to retire and be our OC. He calls the plays in Indy.

  14. ChefPaul Says:

    Marty! Marty! Marty! He is the solution to all our problems and the answer to all our prayers. I don’t care if he can’t win a super bowl. To be relevant every year is far better than what we’ve had for most years

  15. CC Says:

    WTF have the Glazerhouses done to our team!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!1

  16. ATLBuc Says:

    While Dominik is far from perfect, putting the lack of sack production on him is ridiculous. Claiborne, McCoy, Price, and Bowers are all talented, they just need someone to coach them up. That simply was not happening this season.

  17. Hillbilly Heaven Says:

    Carmichael in NO is as much the OC as Bill Muir was here with Gruden. Not a candidate for anything here.

    For me, it’s ABS
    (anyone but sherman)

  18. Jerrjenn2 Says:

    Quick question- Why are the interviews being done in Houston?

  19. adam ant Says:

    By the way, I have seen the posts by “Adam from NY” and he is a joke.

  20. stimpy Says:

    See thats just it. I dont want a ‘this is the coach we need right now’. I want a ‘this is the coach for the future’.

    Most of the coaches that are being interviewed will be on oxygen in 4 years time. Can the GM or owners not find someone for the future as well? I dont mean a Raheem type, i mean an OC or DC thats been in the system a while and has experience in a not necessarily winning team but that has had success in their perspective area.

  21. Dave Says:

    I agree with King completely on this one.

    I am not sold on Sherman, but I am sold on the people being interviewed in general:
    Guys with HC experieince and most are known as disciplinarians (with the exception of Wade Philips).
    They aren’t going to get a guy who makes everyone say WOW!! Because that guy is not out there.
    They can’t go with a young unknown because they just did it.

    Marty S. is intriguing because I think he bring severything they need except I am not sure about the offense. His style is going by the wayside in today’s NFL. If he came in and brought a good OC who is in control then I would be on board with that.
    Sherman… same thing.

  22. scholty Says:

    Maybe the Buc’s are just a lot smarter then they are given credit for?

    Let’s see, you have an organization that is looking for a new coach and ideas on how to turn this team around and turn it around quickly.

    You have half a dozen or more experienced coaches that are willing to give their opinion on what THEY would do and how THEY would turn this thing around. Giving input on the best coordinators available, input on Buc’s personell etc. etc..

    And they are willing to do all of this for FREE (in order to get the job).

    The Glazers are business people and personally, I’ve learned a LOT from interviewing bright candidates for open positions. A simple question of ‘What would be your top 10 steps on how to turn this brand around’ will give you amazing input and ideas you never even thought about.

    Just a thought though…

  23. McBuc Says:

    Why does everyone hate Sherman so much? I really am asking, becasue I do not know. His NFL career is good. Everyone wanter Fisher, and he made the plaoffs 6 times in 16 seasons. I do not count college against him, becasue you see coaches do great in college and suck in the NFL. It woyuld not surprise me for an NFL coach to try college and not have the same success, more polotics and red tape to deal with. So, I am not being a smart ass, I really do not get why everyone is so set against this guy. I like Marty as well, but this dude can come in and gets the troops in line fast. Once the team is roolloing in the right direction you may see a young up and coming coordinter come in and throw us over the top.

  24. Teacherman777 Says:

    Because we extended Quincy Black and not Barrett Ruud!!!!

  25. Teacherman777 Says:

    @Scholty…..Dead on!.. Wow. Nice perspective.