Another Slap At Raheem Morris

February 7th, 2012

Gerald McCoy has been awfully chatty of late about jettisoned Bucs coach Raheem Morris, which sheds more light into how and why the grotesque 10-game collapse took place.

Last week from Indianapolis Joe brought word, via “The Godfather,” Gil Brandt, that GMC told Brandt how he hopes new Bucs coach Greg Schiano is organized.

Now comes more GMC critique of his old coach, this time via popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, beer-chugging Peter King of Sports Illustrated, tucked away in his must-read “Monday Morning Quarterback” column, where King also wagged a finger — like Joe — warning GMC to stay away from that old hag Madonna.

I think that was a cringing moment, when Gerald McCoy, working for whatever that Chad Ochocinco channel is, got up at the Madonna press conference and asked her for some career advice. Ouch. But I hand it to McCoy for his honesty when I saw him during the week. I told him new Bucs coach Greg Schiano would bring hardline discipline and organization to Tampa Bay. “Good,” McCoy said. “We need it.” We saw that last year.

Man, things must have been a nightmare the way things are slowly seeping out of One Buc Palace and from Bucs players chattering about Morris to others.

Maybe Schiano’s organization can garner the Bucs a pair of wins this season no matter how many college coaches are on his staff.

31 Responses to “Another Slap At Raheem Morris”

  1. T in Orlando Says:

    Hearing GMC’s and Freeman’s take at the matter, it almost sounds like these two were craving leadership and direction from the old coaching staff, and just weren’t getting it. I’d guess this is probably more the rule than the exception in the locker room.

  2. jvato24 Says:

    I dont see that really as a slap at Morris. More of an acknowledgement that the team sucked.

    As much as Morris is to blame, The players that quit have no excuse even if my G-Ma coached them. Players Quit.

    Please tell me … If Derrick Brooks had the worst coach in Pee Wee league history, Would he have given up and quit on plays ???

    Morris lost the team. But the players that quit should get to go to training camp for the first day. The coach plays the film of said players giving up on a play, and them ask them to get up, collect their things and turn in their ONEBUC ID badges.

  3. I_Miss#40 Says:

    Yeah Morris was no where as organized and disciplined as our new DC….oh wait…

  4. stevek Says:

    New Coach, new era….

    Let’s see what GMC is going to do in his 3rd season…. Make or break time…

  5. Big Picture Guy Says:

    I fail to see the controversy in any of this. Old news isn’t it??

  6. holymoly Says:

    I t would just be nice to see GMC shutup and play a whole season . We all know the team sucked last year . Let’s get the coaching staff in and get started on next year .

  7. stevek Says:

    Agreed with Holymoly,

    The only guy on the team with a right to run his mouth is Ronde, he is almost done, and should not be wasting his twilight with the bunch of quitters.

  8. the buc realist Says:

    how can a coach be resposible for team discipline, when the head coach cannot pick his cordinators, cannot choose who is on and off the team. no wonder players looked at the coach as a joke. He had no juice. I am not saying that Raheem is a good coach, just that the system is flawed.

  9. Theodore Says:

    Excellent comments, guys. Players blaming coaches never looks good for players, even if it’s true.

    It’s best to just say “We’re all to blame” and give hope for next year.

  10. Bulldog Says:

    All that from ”Good” “We need it” ..amazing

  11. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    These quitters need to realize, when you point a finger at someone, there are 3 pointing right back at you.
    Screw McCoy, he is probably still pissed at Raheem because he exposed him for being fundamentally flawed, with a propensity to arm tackle.

  12. stevek Says:

    McCoy is right with his comments… He needs to be healthy this year, or BUST!

  13. jb Says:

    It’s gonna be a bit hard for Schiano to create a winning attitude when he has to be BOTH offensive and defensive coordinators PLUS all position coaches! This is ridiculous! We can talk about how BAD Raheem Morris was all day long, but until we see some W’s I don’t see how ANYTHING has changed. Schiano can talk all he wants! SHOW ME!!! So far all he’s shown is NOBODY really wants to work with him. If all he’s going to do is bring his assistants from Rutgers……we’ve got serious problems!

  14. jvato24 Says:


    ” Schiano can talk all he wants! SHOW ME!!!”

    You act like Schiano is running his mouth like we will win the SuperBowl.. The last time I heard anything from him was the PC.

    Maybe Schiano should have proved to you how good of a team he will have even before the 1st practice ???!

  15. Josh Says:

    I wish they could just drop him and use all of that money to bring in two solid veteran tackles that can play a whole season. I was a fan when he first was signed, but now the way he is acting troubles me.

  16. eric Says:

    Blaming others is a common human instinct.

    Much harder to look in the mirror and take responsibility like a man.

    Sounds like he has read the Clayton playbook.

  17. White Tiger Says:

    Has anyone else noticed that many of the current/former players, coaches, media types…that have criticized their recently fired head coach…sound a lot like the current/former players, coaches, and media types that criticized Jon Gruden for completely different reasons?

    Almost like the guys giving voice to the complaints aren’t happy whether our Bucs aren’t winning enough…or losing too much?

    So if chucky was too hot, and Raheem was too cold…how’s about you media types keeping your trap shut long enough for Schiano to get things just right?

    Like I said after the Gruden firing…3 years and you’ll be starting over…again.

    Schinano needs some time to fix the lackadaisical mentality imposed by the guy who replaced the guy who the media and players alleged no longer related to players…until they quit on him.

    You guys owe the new guy a reprieve. The one thing that remains consistent is how wrong the media has been when calling for the head of the head coach.

    Give Schiano a honeymoon – it the least you can do after dining on the corpse of your second head coach…whom I believe you demanded while still consuming the corpse of the last head coach.

    Some of us are keeping score. And it’s media/players 2 – Tampa fans NILL.


  18. jvato24 Says:

    Im not defending McCoy .. But didnt he say “Good, We need it”

    How is he blaming anyone but himself included ??

  19. Thomas 2.2.. Says:

    How will captain Tim handle this? His 2 all-time favorite most emotionally invested Bucs (or former Bucs) RahRah being criticized twice now by Softy?

    How bad was RahRah? Lol

  20. stimpy Says:

    GMC should save that energy for getting healthy.

  21. FreemanBomb5 Says:

    How is GMC taking jabs directly at Morris by responding to Peter King, “Good, we need it”? Stir the pot and take cheap shots at someone that no longer works here real professional. Why not investigate the real reasons no good coaches will come work with Schiano?

  22. Joe Says:


    How is GMC taking jabs directly at Morris by responding to Peter King, “Good, we need it”? Stir the pot and take cheap shots at someone that no longer works here real professional. Why not investigate the real reasons no good coaches will come work with Schiano?

    So telling Peter King (and Gil Brandt) how unorganized the team was is giving Raheem a compliment???

  23. NickinMelbourne Says:

    It was quite obvious that Raheem was in waaaaaaaay over his head. I used to tell my daughter that she could have maybe coached the team better. Raheem might be a good position coach but is not a leader. To lead men you sometimes have to question their ability, character or drive and whats more you do that with the individuals who need that kind of doubt put in their heads. To my knowledge Raheem only questioned Biran Price who was the least of our worries last year while he let Talib, Winslow and others laugh all the way to his firing. Bottom line is Raheem had no guts and had no right to lead even a boyscout troop. Inmates running the asylum = “Buccaneers 2011.”

  24. Bobby Says:

    @jvato24…I have to agree. I don’t see how GMC responding the way he did is taking a jab at Morris. It was more taking a jab at the team as a whole. He did say ‘we’ need it. @Joe….how in the hell is saying ‘good, we need it.’ telling them how unorganized the team was??? I think you’re reading too much into that response. Now if he would have said “Good, we were totally unorganized last year because the coaching staff didn’t have a clue’ then you might have a hook to hang your hat on.

  25. Joe Says:


    @Joe….how in the hell is saying ‘good, we need it.’ telling them how unorganized the team was???

    It’s called simply reading comprehension. Would GMC say that if they were organized?

  26. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t see this as a slap to Raheem at all. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that we do need more discipline, so he is only acknowledging the obvious. It would be more alarming if he said we don’t need more discipline. By no stretch of the imagination is he throwing Raheem under the bus, and to think so is pretty foolish.

  27. Thomas 2.2.. Says:

    By saying initially in response to being told that Schiano was hired, McCoy said”I hope he is organized.”. The clear implication is that RahRah was not organized which if pretty obvious if you have watched his scattered a–.

    Later in reference to a question about Schiano being hardlined discipline by king McCoy said “good we need it we saw that last year.” um the clear implication, the prior head coach was not disciplined last year.

    If you are telling someone when speaking about a replacement employee after the former employee was fired that the new employee better be disciplined and organized it is because the fired employee wasn’t thosevthings. Pretty obvious.

    Would any of you make the argument that RahRah is disciplined and organized? Not of you watched him and his team for 3 disastrous years.

  28. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    The “We saw that last year” was not the quote by McCoy. That was by King. And no, I’m not arguing he is disciplined or organized. First of all, my days of defending him ended the day he was fired. I’ve moved on. Second, that’s my whole point. We all could see he wasn’t, so by McCoy stating the obvious, I don’t see it as a slap at all, just fact.

    To be honest, I could care less what they think about Morris at this point. We have a new coach now, and as long as they play well for him, I don’t care. I believe that with a new coach, players that are retained should be given a clean slate (aside from the ones with off the field issues). I really don’t see Schiano letting a lot of BS exist, which is exactly what we need.

  29. bucfat Says:

    I’m still a bitter about the 2010 draft. i was hoping we’d get Suh. Wish we did. I don’t have high hopes about Goofball McCoy, he’s prone to injury and i don’t think he will make it through this next season. The amount of time McCoy wastes talking to the media could be spent elsewhere…working out, getting healthy and studying etc.

    In the words of Propagandi:

  30. Capt.Tim 2.2 Says:

    Koolaide slurping, Glazer loving Thomas
    That proves that team leader( and soon to be perrienial all pro), Gerald Mcoy, realized that Raheem sucked, and needed to be fired. Just futher Proof of why McCoy is our team Leader- way to recognize

    By the way, I know you think the Glazers can do no wrong. But are you concerned that our knew coach , Greg PetrinoMorris Schiano, can’t get anyone to work for him, but 30 year old kids with no NFL experience? Why do you think everyone keeps rejecting him? Do you think everyone realizes that je is totally over his head, and will be the next Bobby Petrino? Or do you think that the Glazers are offering bottom dollar contracts?

    Nah, I’m sure you think every real coach is intimidated by Schiano and the Glazers greatness!

    Ya big Homer! Just disgusting!! Lol

  31. Bobby Says:

    @Bucfat…LOL! Now that’s funny!….stupid….but funny.